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ki1244 rated and reviewed the recipe Italian Ham and Pasta Salad
Italian Ham and Pasta Salad
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"Mostly good. I about tripled the herbs, and it still could have used more. As much as I wanted it to taste fresh, it just...didn't. I wound up sprinkling it with a little lemon and that helped, but you could just use a bottled Italian dressing and it'd probably come out about the same. The hubby really liked it, but I'd probably just as soon make more of a primavera next time and let this one go."
Posted on 9/23/2013
ki1244 rated and reviewed the recipe Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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"It's OK...not the greatest thing I've had, but not bad. Roasting the squash didn't really do anything that cooking the whole thing in a slow cooker wouldn't, which is what I'll probably go back to for next time. But for something to be ready fairly quickly while the rest of dinner is being prepared, this was fine. I'm adding in a few apples to the leftovers to see if that helps give it something special...otherwise it's just OK and there are much more flavorful recipes out there."
Posted on 9/9/2013
ki1244 rated and reviewed the recipe Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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"I really wanted to like this...but it just wasn't that good, just OK. I wish I hadn't used the Italian dressing on it -- I wound up sprinkling every bowl of it with lemon anyway, but I think a teeny drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon would be sooooo much better than the Italian dressing, which just sort of overpowered everything (even without using a ton of it) and took over the whole flavor of it. I'd also triple the amount of herbs, if possible -- I doubled what it listed, and using a mix of fresh basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, and that was good, but more would be way better (again, because it was overpowered by the dressing). I also added some cubed smoked turkey to it, since my husband always asks for it anyway. He ate it, but this was sort of a "meh" dish that, with so many good recipes out there to make instead, I probably won't repeat."
Posted on 9/3/2013
ki1244 rated and reviewed the recipe Herbed Fish
Herbed Fish
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"Very yummy! I couldn't find garlic and herb bread crumbs by Progresso (or anyone else for that matter) so I just used panko crumbs and quadrupled the herbs in it from my patio garden. Great use for those! The breading only really stayed on to fully coat 1-2 fillets, but it was still really good. Don't skip the pesto tartar sauce -- that, with a wedge of fresh lemon, took it to the next level!"
Posted on 8/26/2013
ki1244 rated and reviewed the recipe Giant Oven Burger
Giant Oven Burger
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"This was super easy to make, and really yummy. Not sure why others rated it so low -- both hubby and I were big fans. I used one pound of meat instead of 1.5, and a smaller round of Swedish rye bread (what I could find at the farmer's market, since the grocery store, for whatever reason, didn't have any unsliced round bread loaves). I also gave the meat a hit of Worcestershire sauce, about a teaspoon of liquid smoke and a few shakes of smoked paprika. For the chili sauce on top, I just used a mix of ketchup, chili powder and a little more Worcestershire sauce. Turned out really good, with great leftovers, and it was really easy to put together. Will definitely make again!"
Posted on 8/6/2013

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Posted 9/23/2013 9:22:22 AM REPORT ABUSE
Italian Ham and Pasta Salad
Italian Ham and Pasta Salad
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Mostly good. I about tripled the herbs, and it still could have used more. As much as I wanted it to taste fresh, it just...didn't. I wound up sprinkling it with a little lemon and that helped, but you could just use a bottled Italian dressing and it'd probably come out about the same. The hubby really liked it, but I'd probably just as soon make more of a primavera next time and let this one go.
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Posted 9/9/2013 9:30:04 AM REPORT ABUSE
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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It's OK...not the greatest thing I've had, but not bad. Roasting the squash didn't really do anything that cooking the whole thing in a slow cooker wouldn't, which is what I'll probably go back to for next time. But for something to be ready fairly quickly while the rest of dinner is being prepared, this was fine. I'm adding in a few apples to the leftovers to see if that helps give it something special...otherwise it's just OK and there are much more flavorful recipes out there.
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Posted 9/3/2013 11:43:50 AM REPORT ABUSE
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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I really wanted to like this...but it just wasn't that good, just OK. I wish I hadn't used the Italian dressing on it -- I wound up sprinkling every bowl of it with lemon anyway, but I think a teeny drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon would be sooooo much better than the Italian dressing, which just sort of overpowered everything (even without using a ton of it) and took over the whole flavor of it. I'd also triple the amount of herbs, if possible -- I doubled what it listed, and using a mix of fresh basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, and that was good, but more would be way better (again, because it was overpowered by the dressing). I also added some cubed smoked turkey to it, since my husband always asks for it anyway. He ate it, but this was sort of a "meh" dish that, with so many good recipes out there to make instead, I probably won't repeat.
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Posted 8/26/2013 3:04:02 PM REPORT ABUSE
Herbed Fish
Herbed Fish
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Very yummy! I couldn't find garlic and herb bread crumbs by Progresso (or anyone else for that matter) so I just used panko crumbs and quadrupled the herbs in it from my patio garden. Great use for those! The breading only really stayed on to fully coat 1-2 fillets, but it was still really good. Don't skip the pesto tartar sauce -- that, with a wedge of fresh lemon, took it to the next level!
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Posted 8/6/2013 9:21:07 AM REPORT ABUSE
Giant Oven Burger
Giant Oven Burger
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This was super easy to make, and really yummy. Not sure why others rated it so low -- both hubby and I were big fans. I used one pound of meat instead of 1.5, and a smaller round of Swedish rye bread (what I could find at the farmer's market, since the grocery store, for whatever reason, didn't have any unsliced round bread loaves). I also gave the meat a hit of Worcestershire sauce, about a teaspoon of liquid smoke and a few shakes of smoked paprika. For the chili sauce on top, I just used a mix of ketchup, chili powder and a little more Worcestershire sauce. Turned out really good, with great leftovers, and it was really easy to put together. Will definitely make again!
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Posted 7/22/2013 1:16:19 PM REPORT ABUSE
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
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HELLO. Yummy burger, and really quick and easy to make too. I didn't read the directions well and made the tzatziki with all the yogurt, rather than holding some back for the burgers. No matter -- just added some tzatziki to my meat and it turned out fine. Very moist, especially for turkey! Make this often.
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Posted 7/22/2013 1:14:15 PM REPORT ABUSE
Eggplant and Basil Sandwiches
Eggplant and Basil Sandwiches
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Just OK - not my favorite thing I've ever made, but I've also made worse. You have to really really like eggplant to enjoy these. I'm OK with it, but fiance wasn't the biggest fan.
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Posted 7/11/2013 1:35:59 PM REPORT ABUSE
Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs
Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs
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Tasty pasta salad -- made it for dinner last night and it's a total keeper. HOWEVER, make a few changes before you make this. First, do NOT use so much oil -- it's completely unnecessary. I used 1.5 tablespoons (less than half of what it called for) and that was plenty (and it's even a touch on the oily side with just that). I also didn't have white wine vinegar on hand, but 1.5 tablespoons of white balsamic + 1.5 tablespoons of red wine worked great. I have a little herb garden on my patio and this was a great way to use that -- mine had one sage leaf, a sprig of rosemary, a few basil leaves, two sprigs of oregano and a sprig of thyme...probably totaled about 4 tablespoons but it was a good blend. Came together quickly and made for a great weeknight supper and an even better lunch!
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Posted 6/10/2013 11:15:32 AM REPORT ABUSE
Rosemary Chicken and Spinach Pasta
Rosemary Chicken and Spinach Pasta
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Decent - not my favorite thing I've made, but it was certainly easy and quick to assemble. I used the Pappardelles Trumpet Herb blend pasta so that added some flavor -- it might be a little bland if using regular pasta.
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Posted 6/10/2013 11:14:13 AM REPORT ABUSE
Chicken Souvlaki Sandwiches
Chicken Souvlaki Sandwiches
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Couldn't figure out how to edit a previous review, so adding again to include the stars -- totally deserves five (and then some).
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