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Flygirl Cate

Gilbert, Arizona

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Reviewed chicken lemon orzo soup

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 on

β€œThis was really good! I had leftover mediterranean chicken that I had baked in lemon and olive oil and added that to the soup. I was not sure about the tarragon but it was unbelievably good. Paradise Bakery sells this soup but it is not near a good. Great easy recipe! ”

Favorited Steak House Chopped Salad

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed fruit salad with limoncello

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 on

β€œThis is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I use it for brunch all the time and dessert in the summer. Who knew lemon curd was seasonal (winter) ?? I buy it then and keep a few jars on hand. Limoncello is my guilty pleasure. I agree the new website is horrible. I have written in several times to complain. It is obvious they are "techies"... ”

Reviewed cherry tomato salad with buttermilk-basil dressing

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 on

β€œLoved this! Light and fresh. Am always looking for a different way to use tomatoes. We loved the garlic. I made sure it was minced--not chopped just like the shallot. Made Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa) garlic bread (really different and yummy) and BBQ chicken. It was a great and easy dinner. This will be a staple in our house. ”

Reviewed poppy seed dressing

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 on

β€œWe really liked this. It was quick to make and very light for a summer dinner as opposed to the heavy creamy poppy seed dressing found in the store. I made a spinach, strawberry, red onion and grilled chicken salad and it was perfect on it. I followed the recipe exactly. I try to make all of my salad dressings as the store bought ones have so many... ”

Reviewed 1770 house meatloaf

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 on

β€œSO glad I read the comments first! This recipe has two MAJOR errors from the original recipe on the Barefoot Contessa's website!! Use only 1 Tablespoon salt and 1 1/3 cups breadcrumbs. Makes a HUGE difference. The sauce is wonderful!! I give it 5 stars because when made correctly, it is really great. One star to the Food Network for not one but... ”

Reviewed curried chicken salad

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 on

β€œLoved this! What a great salad! It was 98 degrees last night and I wanted something light and flavorful. Great combination of flavors. I put the salad in a half of a chilled cantaloupe. It was perfect! I served it with Italian breadsticks. It will be a staple for the hot southwest summers! I liked the idea of using a store bought chicken as the... ”

Reviewed real margaritas

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 on

β€œYeah! I hate Margaritas made with sweet and sour mix--a cheap filler. Fresh limes so much better. Half hour to Super Bowl and I will be the Queen of Margaritas! Thanks Ina ”

Reviewed cold cucumber salad

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 on

β€œWay too salty! Liked the sour cream/mayo dill dressing. Next time will cut salt in half. I know most Americans love salt but this was a bit overwhelming ”

Reviewed Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 on Cooking Channel

"More people need to watch this her show. (It's quite entertaining) Her recipes are amazing and this is no exception. SO easy and SO good! The combination of flavors are just yum! Make sure to read recipe first as meat needs to marinate 24 hours. Had leftovers that certainly will not go to waste. Thank you Nadia G!"

Favorited Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed shrimp with linguine in a pesto cream sauce

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 on

β€œWow, this is amazing! Love Pesto sauce!! I also used jumbo shrimp just because I like them better. This dish would be great to serve for company. My husband told me to be sure and not loose the recipe! ”

Reviewed Sticky Toffee Date and Orange "Pudding"

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 on Cooking Channel

"Wow! This is so great--the taste, the texture. Very different. Reminds me of something I would get in Europe. Yum! Love Nadia G. Very under utilized on cooking channel. She is a great cook."

Reviewed Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 on

β€œOh wow! These are so good. These will be my new standard mashed potatoes. Everybody loved them. I am always looking for more ways to use kale. These are very decadent and look beautiful. ”

Reviewed Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 on

β€œOh wow! These are so good. These will be my new standard mashed potatoes. Everybody loved them. I am always looking for more ways to use kale. These are very decadent and look beautiful. ”

Reviewed Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 on

β€œThis is a great recipe and easy to make. Looks elegant--like you put a lot of work into it. Was a hit at my house. Will make this a staple for company. ”

Reviewed Potato Salad

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 on

β€œLoved this! Easy to make with a bit of a different taste. The whole grain mustard is a great addition. The buttermilk gives it a nice tang. Glad I made extra! ”

Reviewed Green Chile Stew

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 on

"It is chile season now. Went and got some freshly roasted chills and used this recipe. (An advantage of living in Albuquerque) Wow. It is a very good recipe. "

Reviewed Asian-Style Steamed Snapper with Baby Bok Choy

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 on

"This was great. The steamed fish was perfectly done--moist and tasty. The steaming liquid really put a nice taste into the fish. The sauce was amazing. I used halibut and served it with Basmati rice as that was all I had. We really liked the Bok Choy!"

Reviewed Pear Clafouti

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 on

"My husband saw this episode and being from Europe, he got all excited and asked me to make it. Wow-- It was great. I went to buy the pear brandy and about fell over when I saw the price. The manager at the liquor store suggested a Pear Liqueur from France. Much cheaper and the flavor was really good. (He also told me I could use the Liqueur in "

Reviewed Halibut in Cartoccio

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 on

"I wanted to add a couple of tips to my review. I use the old fashioned paper clips to keep my parchment paper sealed. Also, I hate cleaning leeks and I use them quite a bit. Trader Joe's sells frozen leeks. I keep a bag in my freezer all the time and just take out how much I need and let it defrost. For this recipe, they worked just fine."

Reviewed Chicken Florentine Style

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 on

"So good and so easy. Wasn't sure about the frozen spinach but it was quite good. The sauce is wonderful. My hubby asked why I had never made it before. I just found this recipe. It will be a staple in this house. You can't go wrong with this!!"

Reviewed Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto with Gorgonzola and Brie

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"This tastes fabulous and is so easy! It's a shame figs are not a bigger part of American cuisine. They are versatile and very good! "

Reviewed Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

Sunday, May 19, 2013 on

"I love this recipe. The combination of all the ingredients as very tasty. A virtual party in your mouth. I love the arugula. I did use half and half as opposed to heavy cream and it turned out well. This is a great spring or summer dinner. We are trying to do Meatless Mondays and this fits perfectly."

Reviewed Nonna's Artichokes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on

"These were amazing. Did not get to see the whole episode so wasn't quite sure how to eat them. We pulled off the leaves from the outside and dipped them into the filling. Fabulous! As we are trying go go meatless more often, my husband said he could eat this as a meal with a side salad. For health reasons, we are trying to eat more of a Medit"

Reviewed Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Friday, May 3, 2013 on

"This was a bit work intensive but SO worth it! The combination of the spices was heavenly. This is for sure a keeper. My husband could not believe how good it was. We had leftovers and they were even better! As there are just two of us I was able to stretch it for a third meal and made breakfast burritos with egg and potato. I must admit I was"

Favorited Brioche French Toast with Orange Marmalade Syrup

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 on

"My new favorite way to cook asparagus. This is so easy and so good. I cooked mine for about 18 minutes as they were a bit thin and they turned out perfect. I used to grill the asparagus but this is easier. Thanks Ina!"

Reviewed Cardamom Blood Orange Mojitos with Sweet Basil Caviar

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"OK--after seeing this episode I had to show off and make this. Work intensive but so cool. Loved the science of the basil caviar. Who knew. Everybody loved the drink and could not believe how the caviar was made. I love cardamom and I love blood oranges. Both very under utilized in this country. This drink is not only delicious, it is a huge "

Favorited Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel