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crosario

Island grandma with 6 kids and 3 grandkids.
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crosario rated and reviewed the recipe Stir-Fried Asian Beef and Noodles
Stir-Fried Asian Beef and Noodles
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"I haven't actually tried this recipe yet but it appears the picture shows different ingredients than called for, it shows chicken and zucchini not beef. Good news is this is a standard Asian meal with meat and vegetables totally interchangeable. So experiment with your favorites!"
Posted on 1/13/2011
crosario rated and reviewed the recipe Asian Meatball and Rice Toss
Asian Meatball and Rice Toss
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"Used a cracked pepper and garlic Asian marinade so added 1T. sesame oil. The boiled meatballs did not seem substantial enough for my family so I made a dish of sweet and sour pork on the side. We had a nice Asian dinner that got everyone stuffed. I also couldn't find the beef flavored rice only the chicken flavored so I left the seasoning pack out and used 1T of beef bouillon. "
Posted on 1/12/2011
crosario rated and reviewed the recipe Sausage and Bean Skillet Stew
Sausage and Bean Skillet Stew
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"I ended up using 2 Tbsp. on brown sugar and oh my gosh couldn't believe it could taste so much like actual baked beans. The chicken chunks through it off a little bit though, so next time will used shredded can or rotisserie chicken, or just leave out the chicken."
Posted on 1/11/2011
crosario rated and reviewed the recipe Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad
Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad
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"My family is not a fan of cold pasta salads, and as we are a Pacific Island family we preferred serving it as a warm dish served with rice. A few kids did put some in the icebox to take to school the next day. That's our biggest compliment. Used Miracle Whip with the ranch dressing. The potatoes gave it such a warmth my hubby thought it had cheese in it. Quick to make, definitely a keeper."
Posted on 1/10/2011
crosario rated and reviewed the recipe Tuna with Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
Tuna with Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
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"The flavor was excellent..Even my vegetable refusing teen loved it...only problem was that the biscuits soaked up the casserole and no one could get a serving that looked like the pic..Just not enough."
Posted on 1/10/2011

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Posted 1/13/2011 8:32:59 PM REPORT ABUSE
Stir-Fried Asian Beef and Noodles
Stir-Fried Asian Beef and Noodles
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I haven't actually tried this recipe yet but it appears the picture shows different ingredients than called for, it shows chicken and zucchini not beef. Good news is this is a standard Asian meal with meat and vegetables totally interchangeable. So experiment with your favorites!
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Posted 1/12/2011 5:09:53 AM REPORT ABUSE
Asian Meatball and Rice Toss
Asian Meatball and Rice Toss
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Used a cracked pepper and garlic Asian marinade so added 1T. sesame oil. The boiled meatballs did not seem substantial enough for my family so I made a dish of sweet and sour pork on the side. We had a nice Asian dinner that got everyone stuffed. I also couldn't find the beef flavored rice only the chicken flavored so I left the seasoning pack out and used 1T of beef bouillon.
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Posted 1/11/2011 9:35:22 PM REPORT ABUSE
Sausage and Bean Skillet Stew
Sausage and Bean Skillet Stew
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I ended up using 2 Tbsp. on brown sugar and oh my gosh couldn't believe it could taste so much like actual baked beans. The chicken chunks through it off a little bit though, so next time will used shredded can or rotisserie chicken, or just leave out the chicken.
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Posted 1/10/2011 9:35:09 PM REPORT ABUSE
Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad
Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad
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My family is not a fan of cold pasta salads, and as we are a Pacific Island family we preferred serving it as a warm dish served with rice. A few kids did put some in the icebox to take to school the next day. That's our biggest compliment. Used Miracle Whip with the ranch dressing. The potatoes gave it such a warmth my hubby thought it had cheese in it. Quick to make, definitely a keeper.
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Posted 1/10/2011 9:26:17 PM REPORT ABUSE
Tuna with Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
Tuna with Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
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The flavor was excellent..Even my vegetable refusing teen loved it...only problem was that the biscuits soaked up the casserole and no one could get a serving that looked like the pic..Just not enough.
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Posted 1/6/2011 8:54:43 PM REPORT ABUSE
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
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I do make substitutions sometimes when ingredients are not agreeable or unavailable, but sometimes when I read these comments it seems like some of you guys are making an entirely different dish, hehe. This is common standard fare in our household, we being Pacific Islanders. The only suggestion I would make would be to scoot the vegetables to one side of the pan when they are done, use a wok, or scoot your skillet half way off the stove burner so the veggies won't over cook, then stir together with shrimp before serving. Glad to see that Asian cooking is becoming popular in the states.
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Posted 1/5/2011 7:03:54 PM REPORT ABUSE
Mac and Cheese Shells with Sausage
Mac and Cheese Shells with Sausage
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I laughed when I saw this..it's something I've been cooking for my family for 30 years. And this is the first time I saw it in a recipe! Guess it's one of those common sense, stuff left over in the cabinet, meals that are a hit in any family. To Blayer....Rather than precooking the noodles in 2 qts. of water, this recipe only simmers it in 3 cups which ends up thickened by the cheese and soaked up by the peas and sausage. Truth is, depending on stove heat and elevation, you may find you need extra water to get the macaroni fully cooked. Check your cooking often and go with your gut. Good luck!
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Posted 1/4/2011 8:04:07 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Apricot-Glazed Carrots
Slow-Cooker Apricot-Glazed Carrots
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I have a Rival crockpot with a glass dome. Like jellysmack below, food often turned out brown, dry, and tasteless. One day, my kids broke the glass dome so I had to resort to covering the dish tightly with foil before cooking. What a surprise! My food comes out so much better. Apparently, the glass dome was soaking up all the flavor and holding too much of the moisture on its underside. If any one else has a glass dome on their crockpot, I would suggest purchasing a metal lid or using foil as I do.
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Posted 1/2/2011 1:18:14 AM REPORT ABUSE
Orange Teriyaki Beef with Noodles
Orange Teriyaki Beef with Noodles
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Asian food is a favorite in our household. Substituted fresh green beans for the snap peas as they were not available. For those that say there's too much sauce, I suggest using more noodles to feed the whole family.
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Posted 11/5/2010 5:01:47 AM REPORT ABUSE
Cajun Smothered Pork Chops
Cajun Smothered Pork Chops
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I'm in heaven, was quite generous with the spice, decided at the last minute to add 1 cup spaghetti sauce to the pan to really "smother" the chops and bring out the spice. Served with Mac&Cheese.
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