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Reviewed Curried Chicken Pockets

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 on

"They tasted good, but the filling was a little dry. I'll probably save my curry meal nights for something a little more spectacular than this. "

Reviewed Croque Monsieur Pockets

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 on

"Yum, yum and more yum! Next time I'll definitely try the tips for making the dough easier to work with."

Reviewed Beef with Broccoli Teriyaki and Ramen Noodles

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 on

"This one's a fan favorite in our house. It's easy to swap in whatever stir-fry-friendly vegetables we have on hand. We like a little bit more sauce so I make 1.5-2x what the recipe calls for."

Reviewed Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 on

"The pecans definitely add a new flavor to the usual breaded chicken breasts. I didn't bother with a food processor for the pecans - just put them in a baggie and use a rolling pin on them. No fuss, no mess."

Reviewed Bacon-Herb Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 on

"This is a great recipe for company. Not super complicated, difficult or expensive but still has a "wow" factor. The glaze recipe makes TOO MUCH. Cut it in half, if not quartering it. Very tasty though, especially with Meyer lemons if you can find them."

Reviewed Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 on

"I really liked this version of meatloaf, but my husband didn't dig the BBQ flavor as much. I'll definitely be tweaking this one to suit us both and freezing batches."

Reviewed Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbecued Ribs

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 on

"This recipe is serviceable for ribs. The meat was tender and the sauce tasted OK but could have used some reducing on the stove. If you're looking for a really great slow cooker rib recipe I'd keep looking."

Reviewed Zesty Lemon Chicken

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 on

"Great go-to chicken recipe! I use whatever boneless, skinless chicken I have on hand, and serve it with rice and a green vegetable. Dinner is done and done!"

Reviewed Bobby Flay's Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 on

"As mac & cheese goes, this one's pretty good. The only complaint I have is there are so many cheeses! They all blended well together, but didn't see the need for so many different kinds flavor-wise. Seems to me you can make a perfectly good one with fewer which equals a lot less trouble. Sorry Bobby, but Ina's got you beat on this one."

Reviewed Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Toasts

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 on

"This was a delicious and easy twist on shrimp scampi. Loved the toasts and the fresh lemon flavor!"

Reviewed Garlic-Roasted Chicken

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 on

"My husband and I (and our dinner guests) LOVE this recipe! Spreading the roasted garlic on the toasts before putting on the chicken makes it even better."

Reviewed Tangerine Beef with Scallions

Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 on

"I never have much luck with tri tip steak. Seems like no matter what I do, I can't get it to not be chewy. The marinade is ok but I didn't find it to be anything to write home about."

Reviewed Turkey Spring Rolls

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 on

"I really like this one and was surprised when my husband liked it too. He could only find the dried wrappers that need to be re-hydrated in water at the store, but they turned out to be too thin to stand up to the frying. Next time I'll use a double layer and see how that goes. I only had garlic chili sauce on hand, but sweetened it up with som"

Reviewed Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 on

"Ina's done it again! Her recipes never fail me. This was a hit at our Thanksgiving table this year and will make a repeat performance next year. I love that I can make it a day (or even two) ahead of time and only make the whip cream the day I serve it. The banana lightens the pumpkin flavor while still not making the pie taste like banana. I"

Reviewed Chicken Stroganoff

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 on

"Yummy! This one's going in the week night rotation!"

Reviewed Grilled Asian Beef Kebabs over Rice

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 on

"I agree with GESutton - a safe and easy dish but nothing to write home about."

Reviewed Dirty P's Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 on

"I'm always on the search for good, easy chicken recipes (like everyone else, I assume) and this one fits the bill. The recipe is easy enough for week nights and uses ingredients I usually have on hand all the time. It also seems to lend itself to tweaking without fear (I'll try one reviewer's suggestion of adding chili paste next time). I only "

Reviewed Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 on

"I really liked this mustard glaze and one of the best things about it is it's a great starting point to make it your own. I thought it could have used a little sweetness and heat so next time I'll try some brown sugar and red pepper flakes."

Reviewed Lemon-Pepper Fettuccine

Monday, Oct 29, 2012 on

"We really liked this one in our house! I know it's called "LEMON-Pepper Fettuccine" but I went easy on the lemon (only about 1/2 tsp.) and there was just enough lemon flavor - any more and I think it would overpower the cream and cheese. This is definitely one of those recipes where the ingredients matter. The regular grocery store fare will ma"

Reviewed Rice Pilaf with Chorizo Casserole

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This seemed like an tasty recipe that could be easily adjusted for whatever you have on hand. It adjusted easily enough, but wasn't quite the thing. I've tried it twice and found I preferred cooking the rice and noodles in 2 cups of rice, rather than the specified 1 1/2. We don't like pimento, so I substituted diced peppers and cooked them with"

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Reviewed German Cheddar and Beer Fondue

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011 on

"This was a big hit t=with the fondue-foodies at my table. Per other reviewers, I cut the amount of mustard in half and it worked out just fine!""

Reviewed Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 on

"What a great version of mac and cheese! Not exactly figure-friendly, but that's probably why it tastes so good. I cut the recipe in half and it worked perfectly for two people with plenty of leftovers.""