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queenzookie rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
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"pretty good but, in the future, I will adapt for my preferences -- more brown sugar, more salt, less tomato sauce, less chipotle. 3 lbs makes about 5-6 servings. "
Posted on 9/24/2013
queenzookie rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew
Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew
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"I used significantly less hoisin, and I think that was a good decision. I wouldn't cut the pork in advance - it's much easier to remove the fat after it's cooked - and cut it then. I might sub chicken thighs too. I would use fewer onions and more carrots. Also, this recipe screams for something green (the onions, water chestnuts, and the bamboo shoots all have the same bland "non color"), so maybe add some steamed broccoli or something similar."
Posted on 9/24/2013
queenzookie rated and reviewed the recipe Savory Cabbage and Pork Soup
Savory Cabbage and Pork Soup
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"Too spicy!! Definitely cut back on the crushed red pepper!"
Posted on 9/18/2013
queenzookie rated and reviewed the recipe Best Ever Graham Streusel Coffee Cake
Best Ever Graham Streusel Coffee Cake
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"This was good. I thought there was a little too much graham crackers and the cake was just a little dry. I did an internet search for similar recipes and discovered that: 1) most recipes use only 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 2) most cook for only 35-40 minutes, 3) most say to make the cake per the box directions -- which usually call for more water. So, while I thought this was good, I think it would be better if prepared with fewer crumbs, baked a shorter time, and using the amount of water stated on the cake mix. "
Posted on 6/21/2013
queenzookie rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Easy Multi-Bean Soup
Slow-Cooker Easy Multi-Bean Soup
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"I soaked the beans first. I thought that might reduce the cooking time, but it did not. I actually had to cook them longer than the recipe said to get them soft enough. Needs more spices than the recipe calls for. I added some smoked pork, which was a good addition. "
Posted on 5/29/2013

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Posted 9/24/2013 8:46:11 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
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pretty good but, in the future, I will adapt for my preferences -- more brown sugar, more salt, less tomato sauce, less chipotle. 3 lbs makes about 5-6 servings.
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Posted 9/24/2013 8:23:24 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew
Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew
Rating:
I used significantly less hoisin, and I think that was a good decision. I wouldn't cut the pork in advance - it's much easier to remove the fat after it's cooked - and cut it then. I might sub chicken thighs too. I would use fewer onions and more carrots. Also, this recipe screams for something green (the onions, water chestnuts, and the bamboo shoots all have the same bland "non color"), so maybe add some steamed broccoli or something similar.
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Posted 9/18/2013 11:25:38 PM REPORT ABUSE
Savory Cabbage and Pork Soup
Savory Cabbage and Pork Soup
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Too spicy!! Definitely cut back on the crushed red pepper!
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Posted 6/21/2013 11:11:05 PM REPORT ABUSE
Best Ever Graham Streusel Coffee Cake
Best Ever Graham Streusel Coffee Cake
Rating:
This was good. I thought there was a little too much graham crackers and the cake was just a little dry. I did an internet search for similar recipes and discovered that: 1) most recipes use only 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 2) most cook for only 35-40 minutes, 3) most say to make the cake per the box directions -- which usually call for more water. So, while I thought this was good, I think it would be better if prepared with fewer crumbs, baked a shorter time, and using the amount of water stated on the cake mix.
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Posted 5/29/2013 8:32:20 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Easy Multi-Bean Soup
Slow-Cooker Easy Multi-Bean Soup
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I soaked the beans first. I thought that might reduce the cooking time, but it did not. I actually had to cook them longer than the recipe said to get them soft enough. Needs more spices than the recipe calls for. I added some smoked pork, which was a good addition.
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Posted 2/11/2013 10:22:38 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup
Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup
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Because of work, I had to cook this longer than the stated time. It was alright but my lentils weren't cooked as much as I would have liked, my carrots were perfectly cooked, and my zucchini was overcooked. No one else had this issue?
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Posted 5/28/2012 7:36:43 PM REPORT ABUSE
Mexican Brownies
Mexican Brownies
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Wow! Too spicy for my family. I love the idea but next time will only use 1/4 tsp. cayenne.
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Posted 5/1/2012 12:40:29 PM REPORT ABUSE
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
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I adapted this so I could just marinate the chicken in the fridge without first cooking anything on the stove. So I skipped the red pepper, minced the green onion finely, and substituted garlic powder for the garlic. It worked great and tasted yummy. I would reduce or completely omit the curry next time. Also, I might add allspice which is in a lot of Jamaican chicken recipes.
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Posted 3/5/2011 9:05:17 PM REPORT ABUSE
Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
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I tried two baked coconut shrimp recipes from this site. The other one (which used honey, not egg) was better. I would suggest turning the shrimp midway through baking.
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Posted 1/5/2011 7:21:41 PM REPORT ABUSE
Toffee Bars
Toffee Bars
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After making this, I think the photo is misleading. My bars were much much thinner than those shown in the picture. Also, from the picture, I thought the base would be soft and creamy, but instead it was chewy -- kind of like the cookie dough in chewy chocolate chip cookies. This was okay but, with so many other great cookie/bar recipes out there, I don't think I'd make this again.
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