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Ultimate Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2014
I browned the butter (not all the way but enough to enhance both flavor and color), added all the seasonings BUT cooked the shrimp separately on a skillet with a dash of cajun seasoning. They come out more flavorful and looking a lot more appetizing. I tossed the sauce with the pasta, reserving some to top the shrimp, chopped avocado and chopped fresh tomatoes that I spooned on top. Then I added a handful of smoked mozzarella and voila!
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Sparky's Doggie Treats

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
My dog is eating these with great enthusiasm and they were easy to make. I did use bacon fat instead of oil because I don't keep oil on hand. I made tiny squares and little gingerbread man shape cookies because even thought I have over 100 cookie cutters I couldn't find any with a dog shape :-/ This recipe made over 100 treats for me.
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Kahlua® Pumpkin Whiskey Cocktail

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013
Perfect for the holiday season! The pumpkin doesn't come through as much as the spices but that's a good thing. It is well balanced. If you want something smoother and less strong, the Kahlua Espresso Martini is like dessert in a cocktail glass!
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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2013
Very simple yet perfect. My favorite thus far.
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Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2013
Too bland as is. I had to add lots of other seasonings (like most reviews stated) to make it flavorful.
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Paleo Pancakes

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
These work well with applesauce (organic/unsweetened) instead of pumpkin also. I use coconut oil or another Paleo fat,.
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Paleo Tortillas

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2013
A huge disappointment! Form mixture into 6 balls???! How?! This was very soupy. I even increased the almond flour to 1 cup and I STILL had nothing but liquid (like pancake batter). So, I decided to cook them up just like I would cook pancakes and ended up with a very eggy pancake type of thing that was not worth the time or expensive ingredients. I'm definitely NOT making this again.
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Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2013
Made exactly half of the recipe and omitted the bouillon. It was absolutely delicious. All it needed was a pinch of salt at the end when I tasted it. I served it over lettuce (to wrap them like tacos), and pomegranate guacamole. Will make again.
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Coconut Date Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2013
These were very easy to make and they taste delicious. They are also very versatile so you won't get tired of the same flavor over and over again. They remind me of Larabars. I will use their flavors as ideas to make my own versions at home. I used raw whole almonds and pecans instead of cashews. I did add the coconut oil because it's good for you, but it doesn't need it hold together. The oil from the nuts is more than enough. Also, the dates make it sticky. The key here is to let the food processor go on(times will vary depending on the power of your processor) until the ingredients come together and form a ball. If you don't process the ingredients long enough, your mix might not stick together. Next time, I will skip the coconut oil because it made it a bit too greasy for me. Also, I might add unsweetened dried cherries or other fruits. Update: DO NOT add the oil. Even without the oil, the bars are oily/sticky enough. I made them again but folded in some dark chocolate mini chips and some chopped pecans to give it texture. Wow! Excellent. I'll add in some chopped almonds and some chopped dried cranberries or cherries next. Another idea would be dried apples and cinnamon...with or without raisins... Macadamias and white chocolate (though white chocolate isn't healthy, just add a bit)... Dried pineapples and mangoes... The possibilities are endless!!
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Healthy Green Juice

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2013
This is the Mean Green recipe made famous in the movie "Fat. Sick and Nearly Dead". It's one of the most used green juice recipes out there and there's a good reason. The flavor is slightly sweet (apples) and a bit spicy (ginger). It's really easy to digest and very filling. The hardest part about making this juice will be cleaning your juicer. That's always a bummer.
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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2012
I used skim milk, didn't have the parsley, didn't mix in the sour cream but just used a dollop on top before serving. It was very creamy and delicious!
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Modenese Pork Chops

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2012
I found these pork chops a bit bland. They definitely needed more seasoning. Next time I will season with salt before browning, maybe garlic salt even. They did look pretty and if the flavor had been stronger it would have been a 4-5 star recipe.
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Mushroom Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2012
I sauteed some regular yellow onion with the mushrooms and garlic and when the rice was done I stirred in the green onions and the parsley. I used about 1 3/4 cups of broth instead of 2 cups and it worked very well for me. Yes, u can add more mushrooms if you really want them to stand out as I felt they got a little lost in the rice. It looks like a lot initially but once the rice cooks it doesn't look like much anymore. So, adjust accordingly. My husband liked this rice very much. It was a nice change for us. I served it with steamed carrots on the side and Modenese Pork Chops from this site.
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Macarons

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
With macarons, is always better to go by weight rather than by volume. So, the recipe made me a bit nervous. It still worked out very well but that doesn't mean it will work the same way for everyone. My amounts and yours may vary slightly and with macarons, slight variations can result in less than optimal results. A few key steps that always help: Grind up the almond flour in your food processor to make it as fine as you can get it to ensure a smooth macaron, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry, fold in the almond flour/confectioner's sugar mixture very well but do not over do it or it will be too liquidy and your macarons will come out very flat, spread too much and look like amoebas rather than nice and round. Good luck! These are worth it!
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Swanson® Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
Very good but I don't think I really need to put in so many fatty ingredients into my mash potatoes. I prefer to use skim milk instead of cream and only a light sprinkle of bacon bits if any. I also used fat free broth and light sour cream. Yummy.
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The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2012
The meat needs to be lightly seasoned before breading but otherwise I found this recipe to be easy and tasty. Thank you!
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Easy Homemade Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
Good base but VERY bland as is. You definitely have to make this your own and build on it. After tasting it as is, I decided to add chopped green peppers, minced fresh jalapeno, increase the chili powder and garlic powder to 2 tsp each. I would also use petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes. I served the chili with sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, sliced fresh jalapenos and my absolute favorite cornbread - Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread from this site. *Added 2 minced garlic cloves and used S&W seasoned Chili beans. Simmer longer. Very good with the additions.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
Amazing! Perfect!! I reduced the heat by fear of burning the crust though. 375 for 10 minutes and then 325 for ~45 minutes. I sprinkled some chopped pecans on top after pouring the mix in to give it a better look and it worked great.
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Chicken Ranch Dijon

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
My husband thought this was great. I couldn't eat it. I literally had two bites and couldn't handle the tangyness of the dish. I tasted the sauce after making it (followed the recipe exactly) and it was so strong that I decided to add some sugar like Occasional Cooker did. It slightly improved but I still did not like it. My husband did enjoy it so I will make it again but will greatly reduce the amount of dijon in the sauce.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2012
Excellent! I did reduce the temperature to 400 though and didn't broil at the end because my #$%@ broiler isn't working. It tasted great and I will make again.
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