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Burrito Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
I just made this recipe! It was great. Based on the prior reviews, I made a few changes: *used a pack of taco seasoning to flavor ground beer (no onion/garlic) *Mixed chunky salsa, corn, and diced green chilis in w/seasoned beef (I would prefer jalaps, but dh is a little wimpy when it comes to hot stuff) *used a round casserole dish to layer, starting w/salsa, tortilla, meat, cheese, tortilla spread w/refried beans, etc *halved the recipe and it fit perfectly in the casserole....could feed 4-8 depending on hunger and sides *served w/sour cream I'm always trying to eat healthier, so I used 97% lean ground beef, fat free refried beans, 2% cheese, and fat free sour cream and it was still very tasty!
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BLT

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2010
This is one of my all time favorite sandwiches! Sure, it may be a "classic" to some, but not everyone cooks the same cuisine, so THANK YOU, MOTTSBELA, for posting a great classic that some may assume *everyone* already knows how to make. I hope someone learns the joy of eating a nice bacony BLT as the result of your post! (I do prefer to bake my bacon in the oven, though, for nice flat strips w/less stove top mess).
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Easy Red Pepper Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
This was super easy and was well received at a party I took it to. I did sub 1 1/2 tsp of sesame oil as I can't find tahini in my grocery store. I served it w/ home made pita wedges and fresh veggies. I found I DID need the water to coax my blender into blending everything together.
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Johnsonville® One-Pan Italian

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2013
I have to admit, I'm shocked to be giving this 5 stars! I'm not a sausage fan and was reluctant to try this, but decided to give it a shot based on the ease of preparation and other reviews. It was ready in less than 15 minutes, from start to plating AND I went back for more. I did use the sweet sausage, as it's what I had on hand, and used 2 links, rather than the whole package (though, Mr. LTH said he would have liked more). You really can't go wrong w/this for a last minute weeknight meal. THANKS, Johnsonville!
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Amy's Creamy Black Bean Corn Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
As a cilantro hater, this cilantro-less salsa appealed to me. I followed the recipe, though I did choose to eliminate black pepper per personal preference and I didn't measure the corn, peppers, or onions. We preferred to eat this as a side dish, rather than a dip. If I make this again, I'll use dried parsley as opposed to fresh, simply because it's not our favorite and dried is a bit less pungent. Thanks for the recipe, Amy!
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Parmesan Asparagus

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2012
Roasted asparagus is always a winner! I increased the temp to 450 when I realized I'd overestimated how much time I head before the rest of dinner was ready. As I was cooking this while camping, I also simply shook parm from the can on, rather than measuring a T. No complaints here; thanks for the recipe, Zerkovich!
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Cajun Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2012
These are nice, simple potato wedge. I wanted to ensure a good crisp, so I cut my wedges a bit thinner and need MUCH less baking time (they were a tad dark brown at 20 min when I went to flip). No error in time, just a heads up as all potatoes/cuts will be different, so keep an eye on them the first time you make them. I followed the recipe, though I used jarred minced garlic (what I had) and eliminated the black pepper, per personal preference. Mr. LTH ate these as is and I dipped them in a mixture of mayo/ketchup/yellow mustard along side our burgers. Thanks for the recipe, KBT24!
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Cajun Appetizer Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
These were FANTASTIC and I was quite skeptical going into this. I prefer meatballs in a traditional red sauce, but wanted a meatball to use as an appetizer and the cajun drew me to this recipe. I followed the recipe to a "T" and was thrilled with the results. Guests at the party I took them to wolfed them down in no time and even took to dipping random other foods in the leftover sauce. These will be an appetizer staple at the LTH house (esp since they can be made ahead of time and kept in a crock pot!)!
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Inger's Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2012
I have to admit, the unusual ingredients (bouillon, poultry seasoning) were what caught my eye in this recipe. I'm lazy, so I skipped the sauteeing and tossed everything in the crock pot on low for a few hours. I overdid the sugar (scant T instead of t...oops), making it a tad sweet so be sure to start w/the correct amount and add to taste. I also added a little red wine for some depth and a can of petite diced tomatoes for some texture, per personal preference. I skipped the green pepper, simply because I didn't have one on hand, but will try adding it the next time. THANKS, Inger, for a great tasting sauce!
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Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2012
Delicious! The vinaigrette was nice and light and allowed the flavor of the sea scallops to shine (even my grocery store frozen dry sea scallops...all that was available in landlocked-middleofnowhere-PA). The only change I made was to sub yellow mustard for dijon per personal preference. Mr. LTH is a bit of sissypants when it comes to heat, so I was concerned w/the jalap vinaigrette and cayenne, but neither really added any significant heat (in fact, next time, I think I'll keep a bit of the membrane and/or seeds from the jalaps for a bit more heat). I'd never pan seared scallops before and, per usual, Chef John's directions were succinct and spot on. THANK YOU for an awesome recipe, Chef John!
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Cajun Pasta Fresca

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2009
Even though I made a few mods and mine should be called "Cajun Pasta CANNA", I'm still reviewing this cause it shows how versatile it is. I had a box of whole wheat penne I wanted to use, so I used that in place of vermicelli. I did not have any fresh tomatoes, so I subbed 2 14.5 oz cans of diced. I added a couple of slices of onion, diced to the EVOO/garlic. I also added some pre-grilled/shredded chicken that had been marinated in Cajun Chicken marinade (from here on AR). I actually measured the cheeses (and used slightly less) to keep the calorie count down and this was a great weeknight meal. It's nothing I'd serve company, but we WILL eat this again. Next time, I think I'll add some spinach to get some veggies.
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Easy Shrimp Lo Mein

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2013
If you take this for what it is, a Ramen Noodle based faux Chinese, it's really good! Despite everything in me wanting to saute the shrimp and veg in a little EVOO and garlic, I stuck to the recipe since I'm the primary reviewer. I followed everything to a "T", though I did have to sub frozen broccoli for frozen mixed veggies when I realized we were out. This came together in NO time (less than 10 minutes, for real) and used freezer/pantry staples. Four servings is definately a stretch, though. It served two of us and I could have eaten some more. THANKS for the recipe, Nugyar!
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Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2012
This is tough for me to rate because I don't like sausage (not Al Fresco, I just don't care for ANY sausage). Regardless, I very much enjoyed the soup. Would I make it again? Perhaps, just w/a substitution for the sausage! This is def worth making if you like sausage (for those of you wondering why I would make this if I don't like sausage, it was an All Star assignment).
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Grands!® Monkey Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2013
Simple, quick, and delicious. I prefer to make in individual servings in a muffin tin, but it's delicious no matter how you serve it.
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Calico Slaw

Reviewed: May 6, 2013
This is a tough recipe for me to rate objectively. While I don't LOVE IT, as 5 stars would indicate, I DO love how nutrient dense it is for a low calorie return. Add to that the fact Mr. LTH said he "liked the slaw" and he HATES vinegar and it'll definately get repeat action at the LTH house. I did double the vinegar, but leave the sugar the same, as I wasn't sure 2T would coat. I messed up and bought broccoli slaw mix instead of the bagged cabbage and it worked out well. I think next time I'll sub a Granny Smith for the Golden Delicious. THANKS for such a good for us recipe, sandra!
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
This was really yummy! I used a number of other reviews which told how to make these WITHOUT using a bread machine. I used my KA and also subbed 1/2 whole wheat flour. This made 3 6" loaves for me. I will make these again, next time I'll use all AP flour to see which we prefer. TY for a great recipe!
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Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2013
We dug these, a lot! I cut the sirloin steak into chunks and tossed them in the marinade in the morning before work and we (read: Mr. LTH) grilled them in the evening for dinner. They were delicious! They weren't over powering anything, just tasty. I did not have any ginger, but other than that followed the recipe to the "T" (using reduced sodium soy). These probably will grace our plates again at the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe, karebare! (Photo will be added once I'm able to upload to AR...)
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Monkey Bread Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
Good stuff! Simple, quick, and easy to throw together for a breakfast treat. This yielded 12 muffins for me. I was out of cinnamon, but did have a little cinnamon/sugar grinder I was able to use. I can't wait to make them again w/heavy cinnamon (not a fan of apple pie spice). I chose to top w/a simple 10X sugar/milk/vanilla glaze. THANKS for the recipe, Lindsay Deaver!
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Grilled Leftover Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
This is AWESOME! I did change it a bit personal taste, but I'm rating it anyway because it would work w/any personal preference cheese/bread combinations. I'm not a fan of cream cheese, so I used provolone for me (and American for Mr. LTH). I used 12 grain bread for mine (and pumpernickel for Mr. LTH). Outstanding! I've been on a ham, pineapple and onion pizza kick, so this was a much more figure friendly way to feed that craving (and I'll add some onion next time, too!). THANKS for a great recipe!
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Blackened Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2012
As a general rule, chicken's just not my bag. I made this rub as stated (even included the white pepper), but chose to grill it instead of using cast iron. I ate 1/2 of a chicken breast, which is about double what I normally eat when it comes to chicken. This will be a staple chicken rub in our world. THANKS, Karena!
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