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Shutzie27

I am currently working as Domestic Engineer while my fiancee finishes up his geology degree. Prior to that, I was a newspaper reporter and freelance writer.
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Shutzie27 rated and reviewed the recipe Grilled Beef Fajita Packs
Grilled Beef Fajita Packs
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"We really didn't enjoy this recipe all that much. As much as we love to grill and have fajitas, we thought it would be great. Since it was packet cooked, the meat ended up getting steamed in liquid and not seared. There was no char and it tasted chewy like boiled beef. I think if we had just done the ingredients on the stovetop, they would have been fine."
Posted on 9/19/2012
Shutzie27 rated and reviewed the recipe Overnight Rotini Bake
Overnight Rotini Bake
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"Everything you want in a make-ahead meal: hearty, comforting, delicious and easy to make. To simplify it even more, just add a jar of your favorite pasta sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes and healthify by using lean ground turkey instead of beef. Make it Thursday night and pop it into the oven for an easy no-cook Friday evening. "
Posted on 1/26/2012
Shutzie27 rated and reviewed the recipe Tastiest Turkey Meat Loaf
Tastiest Turkey Meat Loaf
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"This has become a weekday standby in my house. Using turkey instead of meat (and I love beef, but try to stay healthy) gives it a lighter, but still moist, texture. The herbs really give it a warm, deep and flavorful taste, which is offset nicely by the sweet ketchup glaze. I often make this on Fridays ahead of time, leave in the fridge all day (the herbs really soak in), and pop it in the oven that night. The house smells like the comfort of a warm, hearty meal on a cold and blustery day by the time it's done. "
Posted on 1/20/2012
Shutzie27 rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Chicken Marsala
Slow-Cooker Chicken Marsala
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"This was quick, easy and delicious, but I found the recipe called for too much corn starch. This may, however, be because I used broth instead of marsala wine. I served it over Rotini pasta and it was a big hit. "
Posted on 9/17/2011
Shutzie27 rated and reviewed the recipe Rosemary Pork Roast with Carrots
Rosemary Pork Roast with Carrots
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"This was a fairly low-maintenance recipe. The onions and carrots did come out more cooked than the recipe showed, but overall everything turned out exactly as expected. As another reviewer has stated, you may need to up the amount of seasoning. "
Posted on 9/17/2011

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Posted 9/19/2012 6:03:31 PM REPORT ABUSE
Grilled Beef Fajita Packs
Grilled Beef Fajita Packs
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We really didn't enjoy this recipe all that much. As much as we love to grill and have fajitas, we thought it would be great. Since it was packet cooked, the meat ended up getting steamed in liquid and not seared. There was no char and it tasted chewy like boiled beef. I think if we had just done the ingredients on the stovetop, they would have been fine.
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Posted 1/26/2012 4:09:50 PM REPORT ABUSE
Overnight Rotini Bake
Overnight Rotini Bake
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Everything you want in a make-ahead meal: hearty, comforting, delicious and easy to make. To simplify it even more, just add a jar of your favorite pasta sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes and healthify by using lean ground turkey instead of beef. Make it Thursday night and pop it into the oven for an easy no-cook Friday evening.
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Posted 1/20/2012 12:11:55 PM REPORT ABUSE
Tastiest Turkey Meat Loaf
Tastiest Turkey Meat Loaf
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This has become a weekday standby in my house. Using turkey instead of meat (and I love beef, but try to stay healthy) gives it a lighter, but still moist, texture. The herbs really give it a warm, deep and flavorful taste, which is offset nicely by the sweet ketchup glaze. I often make this on Fridays ahead of time, leave in the fridge all day (the herbs really soak in), and pop it in the oven that night. The house smells like the comfort of a warm, hearty meal on a cold and blustery day by the time it's done.
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Posted 9/17/2011 7:22:43 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Chicken Marsala
Slow-Cooker Chicken Marsala
Rating:
This was quick, easy and delicious, but I found the recipe called for too much corn starch. This may, however, be because I used broth instead of marsala wine. I served it over Rotini pasta and it was a big hit.
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Posted 9/17/2011 7:06:17 PM REPORT ABUSE
Rosemary Pork Roast with Carrots
Rosemary Pork Roast with Carrots
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This was a fairly low-maintenance recipe. The onions and carrots did come out more cooked than the recipe showed, but overall everything turned out exactly as expected. As another reviewer has stated, you may need to up the amount of seasoning.
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Posted 7/30/2011 3:22:15 PM REPORT ABUSE
Chicken Italian
Chicken Italian
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A quick, easy and hearty meal. Using the pasta sauce in the recipe reminded me a bit eating Spaghetti-O's as a kid. Its also a very easy to recipe to dress up and add more flavor to. While not spectacular, its warm and filling and a good weekday standby.
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Posted 7/30/2011 2:42:22 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Beef and Creamy Potato Casserole
Slow-Cooker Beef and Creamy Potato Casserole
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Perhaps I made this wrong (though I did follow directions exactly) but I found this to be flavorless slop. I even added rosemary, thyme, savory and allspice to give it a kind of earthy flavor after tasting it and that didn't help at all. I will not be making this again.
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Posted 7/7/2011 1:17:13 PM REPORT ABUSE
Chicken BLT Taco Salad
Chicken BLT Taco Salad
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A quick and easy summer salad--especially if you cook the chicken ahead of time. It was also easy to healthify a little--I cut back on the avocado, used turkey bacon, and cooked the chicken in Pam (but did give it a quick coating in the bacon drippings left in the pan). It does not keep well, however, so be sure that most or all of it will be eaten when you serve it.
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Posted 7/1/2011 12:56:04 PM REPORT ABUSE
Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken Sandwiches
Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken Sandwiches
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This was a quick and easy way to spice up some grilled chicken. I mixed up the sauce and sliced the tomatoes in the morning and we grilled the sandwiches that night. Its a great way to use up the mustard that's been sitting in the fridge and have a filling, no-hassle dinner. It will definitely be a summer staple in our house.
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Posted 6/21/2011 6:54:03 PM REPORT ABUSE
Creamy Pesto-Chicken Casserole
Creamy Pesto-Chicken Casserole
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A great casserole that's easy to make and delicious. Any kind of pasta will do, so I use the bow tie that I buy in bulk on the cheap and just use diced chicken that I cook earlier in the week. Also, to mitigate the alfredo sauce (even the low-fat version is risky if you're trying to lose weight), I use non-fat Land O'Lakes half and half instead of milk. It adds to the creaminess but lowers the fat.
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