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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 276.6
  • Total Fat: 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.2 mg
  • Sodium: 691.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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Cheesey Rice & Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Submitted by: JENW1216
Cheesey Rice & Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Introduction

This is a family favorite! This is a family favorite!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    ***CASSEROLE***
    2 cups cooked white rice (6-8 servings)
    4 chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
    1 10oz bag frozen broccoli florets, thawed
    1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
    1 can cheddar cheese soup

    ***TOPPING***
    1/2 stack of ritz crackers, crushed
    1/2 stick of butter, melted

Directions

*Makes 8 servings*

***CASSEROLE***
~Cook chicken in skillet with olive oil, cut into bite size chunks
~Cook 6-8 servings of rice according to package directions
~~PREHEAT OVEN TO 350~~
~Mix chicken, rice, thawed broccoli & both soups in a 3qt casserole dish. Cook uncovered about 30 minutes

***TOPPING***
~Mix crushed ritz crackers & melted butter, crumble over casserole & bake about 5 more minutes, until topping starts to brown







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  • 25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This is a great meal but could be made SO much healthier! Use long grain brown rice instead of instant white, low fat or fat free soups, whole wheat crackers and omit the butter entirely (the crackers will still brown well). This will save you 10 fat grams and about 120 calories per serving!! - 9/21/07

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! I didn't have everything on hand so I subsituted cream of chkn soup for the cheese soup & I used mixed veggies instead of broccoli. I also used brown rice and I lightly sprinkled the top w/ Italian bread crumbs & cheddar cheese intead of the cracker/butter topping. Family loved it! - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was really yummy I made in it the slow cooker, put everything in uncooked 3 hours later=delicious! And so easy! - 10/3/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I used brown rice, reduced sodium soups and used wheat Ritz crackers. Turned out great, the whole family loved it!! I used a bag of mixed cauliflower and broccoli since that's what I had in the freezer. - 3/30/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The kids and I searched Sparkpeople to find a recipe we could handle to make their Mom a mother's day meal... this one worked out perfectly, it was easy and very good! - 5/13/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. I used an additional can of mushroom soup and 4 oz of grated cheddar instead of the cheese soup, and topped with French-fried onions instead of the crackers. - 9/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is so yummy! It's a regular now in our house. I used brown rice, instead of white, shredded the chicken, and sprinkled fat free shredded cheese on top instead of ritz. Delicious and very filling. - 8/26/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This casserole was very delicious! I used fresh broccoli and substituted cream of chicken (fat free) for the cheddar cheese soup. I added a little cheddar cheese on top of the casserole after taking it out of the oven. - 6/17/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this recipe, but would have preferred that the topping be just the dried crackers rather than mixed with butter - saves on the calories & fat, too :) - 1/13/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I made a roux (using 1% milk) instead of cream of whatever soups and a bit of shredded cheese that I had on-hand. I also used brown rice and fresh broccoli. It was a hit! - 7/28/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very yummy!! I used cream of potato, and cheesy broccolli soups, and added some extra steamed veggies. Very versatile. This is definitely goin in ma recipe book!! - 2/17/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    instead of frying the chicken in olive oil, i boil it. the chicken comes out juicier and is way healthier - 10/9/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and loved it!!!! I have small children that thought this was great. I think I might try adding some Cauliflower in it. It was great I will make it again. This would be great for potlucks. - 9/21/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a recipe that I have been making for about a year now, I obtained it by a family friend. The only thing I do differently is 2 cans of broccoli cheddar & 1 can of cheddar cheese soup; also instead of crushed crakers on top, I use crushed croutons (more flavorful). - 9/20/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One of the best recipes i've made lately! - 9/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used brown rice & bread crumbs for the topping, & it turned out great! - 1/23/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    extremely bland! i'm looking for a soup kitchen to donate it to because i don't want to throw it away and waste money! - 5/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I topped it with whole-wheat crackers and cheddar cheese. I'm trying to find recipes that make broccoli enjoyable for me (I'm not a fan, but I'm trying to be!), and this one is perfect! My husband loves it. I've made it twice so far. - 5/24/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is incredible and would make over and over. Whole family liked it. - 9/5/07

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  • Made this recipe last night it was good - 2/23/14

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  • Great recipe. I used string beans instead of broccoli that's what I had on hand. Cream of chicken soup and grated cheddar cheese. Whole wheat ritz. I think I will make it again but get low sodium cream soup and delete butter as many have suggested. It is a good recipe for leftover chicken and veg - 6/4/13

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  • This was delicious! I left out the butter and used fat free cream of chicken soup and broccoli cheddar soup. My 6yr was in-love with this recipe! - 8/18/12

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  • This was just okay, but I went off the recipe, so that could be it. I subbed in two cans of condensed chicken soup because I don't like mushrooms and couldn't find light cheese soup. I also used brown rice and saltines because I had those on hand and sprinkled in grated Parmesan. Skipped butter too. - 5/8/12

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  • I made this tonight. My husband who is a very picky earter, really like it, my granddaughter, asked when I would make it again. I did not use the crackers; I thought that would have been too much for my husband. Next, time I will not fully cook the rice before mixing the ingredient together. - 4/18/12

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  • Great dish! My family ate it all! I only added half an onion... - 4/15/12

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  • Fletcher and Joel both liked it. I used french dried onions instead of the crackers and butter topping - 2/16/12

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  • Very yummy, quick and easy recipie. I agree with ZGIRL21 - it can be done using healthier rice and soups, but prepared like this is pretty decent too. We had plenty for leftovers as well, and it reheats well. - 1/18/12

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  • My kids and hubby ate it all!!!! - 11/14/11

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  • very good for low fat. - 11/8/11

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  • I was out of brown rice; otherwise would have used it. I used low-fat soups mixed with a cup of organic veggie stock, low sodium crackers. Added pepper. Easy & tasty recipe! (made this again today: used 1 can broc/1 can chicken soup, stirred in 1 cup shredded old cheddar; panko made crunchy top)! - 11/7/11

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  • Very easy to make. Like some others, I used brown rice and left the butter out of the topping. I used 1 can cream of mushroom & 1 can cream of chicken. I was afraid it would be bland, so I seasoned the chicken with Old Bay, which added a nice touch of flavor. - 10/19/11

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  • This is a very easy recipe and very good. - 10/13/11

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  • Fantastic! I picked this for the serving size and everyone was pleased even my 5yr old niece. Also I decided to serve this with some mixed fresh fruit on the side and the flavors worked very well together. - 6/14/11

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  • I do the same thing that ZGirl21 does, if you really want the flavor of the butter on top, use the " I cant believe its not butter" spray-- O calories!! You can also add different veggies or use whole grain pasta instead for different options. 1 of the only healthy meals I get my hubby to eat,lol. - 4/17/11

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  • I made this by cubing and boiling the chicken with the broccoli, rice and cans of Cream of Mushroom/Cream of Celery. I put American cheese on top with the Ritz crackers, margarine, garlic salt, garlic powder, pepper, and grated Parmesan. I would omit the margarine next time. YUM!!!! - 4/15/11

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  • This was a good Dish.To the cackers and butter I add some dillweed, garlic powder, shreded cheeder cheese . Next time I think I will add a little shreded cheedar cheese to the cassorole because the recipe say it cheesy and I didnt taste a single thing of cheese in the cassorole. - 3/29/11

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  • Fast, easy, Very Good! - 3/23/11

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  • This was incredible! the best recipe I have tried from sparks love it!! wish I could have given it ten stars!! I was worried about not being able to eat hotdishes (aka casseroles) any longer because they are so high in calories, love, love, love!! - 1/18/11

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  • Works in a crock pot too! - 1/18/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very filling! - 1/3/11

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  • we tried this and found it a little lacking in flavor. We used a mix of brown and wild rice. I think I would use 1/2 can of cream of celery soup next time and add some herbs to ramp up the flavor. It was a very quick meal to make in a hurry! - 12/9/10

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  • We're vegetarian, so I omitted the chicken and replaced it with butter beans. We didn't have cheddar cheese soup. I replaced it with 1.5 c of shredded cheddar & some veggie broth. I omitted the topping to save calories. It turned out great! Next time, I'll try nonfat sour cream instead of broth. - 10/8/10

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  • I made this tonight for dinner, the only thing I changed was instead of broccoli, I used broccoli stir fry veggies. My family loved it. Will make this again, thanks for sharing - 10/7/10

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  • This is a favorite in my house! Have to chase the kids out of the kitchen, they can't wait for dinner to be ready when I'm making it. My extended fam love it, too! Biggest complaint when I make this for dinner? I didn't make enough! - 9/25/10

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  • I made this recipe and it was amazing! The family loved it even my 3 yr old who never eats chicken or broccoli:) i added it to my favorites and we are going to be making it again this weekend! - 9/10/10

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  • This was pefect! It was creamy, cheesy and I just loved it. My husband has already asked when I'll be making it again... highfive :) - 8/12/10

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  • Wonderful, easy & delicious...what more could you ask for?! - 8/11/10

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  • FABULOUS! My whole family loved it and it was easy! I like easy! - 4/28/10

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  • I made this Dish last night and it was delicous! My 17 month old daughter loved it too! - 1/7/10

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  • VERY GOOD! The broccoli was a little overpowering but still very yummy! - 12/12/09

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  • I'm going to take other people's comments and make this tonight for dinner, using whole grain crackers, no butter and lots of vegetables! Thanks for all the great ideas. - 12/8/09

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  • This was very good. I used half the butter in the topping. I will use some of the substitutions here nexxt time. - 11/2/09

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  • my husband loved it! - 10/19/09

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  • I made this tonight. It was very good. I didn't have enough soup on hand but it was still delicious! - 10/11/09

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  • sounds really good. Going to print it out for tonight.
    thans so much - 6/11/09

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  • Pretty good, my hubby liked it. I'll probably make it again. - 4/9/09

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  • I used brown rice and whole wheat crackers and it turned out great! - 3/6/09

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  • my whole family loved this one and now they are eating healthy like me. it is also very cost efficient - 3/2/09

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  • I love this recipe. I used brown rice instead of white and whole wheat Ritz crackers. All of the flavors blended together very well and the creamy texture was fabulous. - 2/12/09

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  • Very good! - 1/21/09

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  • I am making tonight. - 1/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this..THANK-YOU! :) - 3/10/08

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  • Very good - next time I will probably season the chicken and leave out the topping. - 2/1/08

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  • We loved it. Easy to make; tastes great. - 1/31/08

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  • Very Good. You can save yourself some fat by using half the butter/margarine in the cracker topping. It reheats very well also. - 1/30/08

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  • Very good meal, substituted Peanut oil for the olive oil. - 1/23/08

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  • Family loved the caserole, but too high in fat for me while I am trying to loose weight. - 1/6/08

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  • One of my family's favorites! - 1/5/08

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  • Definitely a keeper. My husband made this--he used cream of chicken soup instead of cheese soup, though, and omitted the crumb and butter topping. It was still so delicious, our teenage boy who hates all healthy food ate TWO servings!! - 11/1/07

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  • This was good although I didn't like the crackers on top too much but I liked the casserole a lot! - 10/30/07

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  • This was wonderful, I made it with brown rice and topped with french fried onions to lower the calories count, it was great! - 10/16/07

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  • Pretty good caserole. I used reduced fat cheddar cheese and 1/2 soup can of fat free half and half. My husband liked it a lot. I also used reduced fat Ritz but they didn't brown like they would if they had butter with them. - 10/12/07

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  • This was tasty. I cooked the chicken in chicken broth It came out very moist. The sauce was a bit thick. I think that next time I make this I will add alittle of the broth I cooked the chicken in to thin out the soups. I also used frozen mixed veggies instead of brocoli. - 10/12/07

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  • This sounds really good - 10/6/07

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  • Yummy Stuff! Family liked it too!! - 10/4/07

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  • This sounds good too. I have made broccoli chicken casserole before but now I have a recipe that is healthier. Thanks! - 10/4/07

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  • This was easy to make and very tasty. I think I'll see how it turns out in the crockpot next time! - 10/4/07

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  • Delicious and easy to make. I used 4 cup of cooked rice, 2 cans of mushroom soup (no cheese soup), I added 1 cup of each fresh broccoli and cauliflower (I steamed them in the microwave first for a couple minutes), used grouse meat instead of chicken and didn't use the topping at all. Cooked 35 min. - 10/2/07

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  • Easy, tasty and can be adapted easily. My boys loved it and if it's easy and good---what can be better than that? - 9/30/07

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  • My family and I LOVED this. The kids ate seconds, which they never do, and my honey even asked to take some to work tomorrow! He never eats leftover food! Thanks so much for sharing it! - 9/30/07

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  • I used cream of cicken instead and this was the best meal we had in the longest time. - 9/29/07

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  • used brown rice and no crackers and butter. Instead used reduced fat bread crumbs. Some in the family loved it others ok. It was very filling!!!!! - 9/25/07

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  • Guilt-free heaven! - 9/25/07

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  • I just cheddar cheese...wonderful recipe that I have used for years. - 9/24/07

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  • i have cooked this for years. I use sharp shredded cheese instead of cheese soup. i will try the cheese soup. I also will try the brown rice now that i am going to lose weight. this is an excellent recipe. - 9/23/07

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  • My husband and I loved this dish. I too used whole wheat crackers, and brown rice and omitted the butter. - 9/22/07

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  • Delicious! I tried it with the whole grain brown rice and whole wheat crackers, and omitted the butter for fewer calories. - 9/22/07

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  • This was really good. Entire family ate it! Will make again. - 9/21/07

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sorry, I guess you don't use whole chicken breasts. Didn't realize that. - 9/21/07

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  • Loved it. - 9/21/07

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  • This was excellent! I ate too much though lol Very very good Although I had to make it while my husband was gone ( not a broccoli person) - 9/20/07

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  • Really easy and good. Will be making again. - 9/17/07

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  • Wonderful! However, I used 2% Velveeta. - 9/17/07

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  • Made it this weekend, great stuff!! Very Yummy. - 9/17/07

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  • i loved it but the kids didn't--they saw the brocolli and ran for the hills. - 9/10/07

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  • This sounds good. I think I'll grab the ingredients next time i'm at the store! - 8/27/07

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