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Reviewed perfect roast chicken

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 on

Truly perfect! I made it as Ina specified and wouldn't change a thing.

Reviewed all american beef taco

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 on

This is a review review of the just the mmeat seasoning portion as I had run out of our giant container of McCormick taco mix and needed to make my own. Im SO glad I ran out! This was fabulous and I'll never by the pre-mixed again as this was deliocious and much fresher taseting.

Reviewed Marshmallow Pops

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 on

An excellent alternative that is quicker and easier than cake pops.
Like others, I have had lots of trouble getting the candy melts or almond bark to be the right texture for dipping. Marshmallows are much more forgiving. The taste isn't as good as cake pops and you cant shape them much, but the speed and convenience cant be beat!

Reviewed Cocoa Syrup

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 on

Excellent and soooo much better than the stuff you buy commercially.
The recipe makes a huge amount. I made half the batch ad it's still enough to have chocolate milk for my months (that's a good thing!).

Reviewed Lori's Salsa Ranchera

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 on

"I couldn't get enough of this stuff! I'm making it for a party this week. I have some ripe avocado so I'm adding that. Mmmm.... "

Reviewed Cheddar Corn Chowder

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 on

"I usually make recipes "to the T" the first time, but I made a few small changes and with or without my changes, it deserves 5 stars.
I was afraid of the turmeric so I cut it by half. Next time I'll add the full amount as I like the hint of turmeric.
Second, I simmered the cobs for about 10 minutes in the chicken broth as the cobs have lots of fl"

Reviewed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Bibb Lettuce

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 on

"SALT ! This is a PSA for those considering this recipe.
As I believe others have said, the recipe has an error regarding the salt. I've made this several times and 1/2 tsp is good for my taste and I think more than 1 tsp would be too much.
And, I've made this several times as it is EXCELLENT."

Reviewed Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 on

"Wow! Everything near perfect! Ill use the crust recipe again and again.
The filling set up perfectly.
Important. My peaches were VERY juicy so before adding the sugar I drained them (keeping the lovely juice for some cocktails). After adding the sugar mixture, even more juice flowed so I scooped the fruit and some yummy sauce into the pie plat"

Reviewed Corn Mashed Potatoes

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 on

"Outstanding with a few changes that kept the spirit of dish. I used whole milk instead of cream to reduce the fat and calories. It was still very rich and creamy.
I added a large pinch of red pepper flakes to the onions and butter for depth of flavor and not "heat."
This will be in our "favorites" file."

Reviewed Lasagna

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 on

"Wow! As others have said, this was the best lasagne i have ever made. Truly amazing and worth all the work. I made it over several days.
Of note, the meat sauce, tomato sauce and cheese makes MUCH more than 1 13x9 pan. Next time i will double the amount of bechamel sauce and the pasta so i have more to put in the freezer.
Also, to avoid drie"

Reviewed Quick Chick-in-Wine with Brie-Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 on

"No worries about using the wine marinade as its brought to a boil.

Delicious. I used half and half and less cheese to make myself feel better about lowering the fat. HA!"

Reviewed Avgolemono: Chicken Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 on

"EXCELLENT and a keeper. I hadnt heard of this yummy dish.
My minor changes - I was making it for 2 so i froze half of the recipe for final stages later. I added proportionately more rice to make it thicker and creamier.
It truly fantastic and light.
I couldnt resist having more during cleanup. it was much thicker so i added some parm cheese"

Reviewed Irish Soda Bread

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 on

As others have said, this is not the traditional ISB, but it's soda bread and it's delicious.
The only modification for me was that I cut the dough in half so I could keep one and give the other to a neighbor.
It worked great and the recipient will be VERY happy.
I loved the hint of orange and will add even more zest next time."

Reviewed Chicken and Dumplings

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 on

"Excellent and a keeper.
I never made this type of comfort food and it was wonderful!
My only change was that i made a bigger chicken (couldnt find one that small) and made more stock. I added a LOT more thyme and some carrots and celery to the stock.

Reviewed Excellent Meatballs

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 on

The flavor and texture was great! I've been making Anne's as my go-to marinare for a long time but i add some herbs aas i cant help myslef.
The MBs were a hit! Next time i will opt for smaller meatballs and fry them a bit longer for more of a crust.
Truly fantastic. I've been on an MB kick lately and trying several recipes."

Reviewed Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Excellent and fast. The meatballs were light and flavorful.
Next time I will use my own marinara as I think the sauce would have been better with some deeper flavor.
Also, I know that I prefer a crust, so I lightly browned the meatballs before putting them in the sauce.
Next time I will brown them a bit more and get a firmer exterior and flavor"

Reviewed Creamed Green Chili Rice

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 on

"For some reason, i could not find recipes from this episode so i made it from memory and it was FANTASTIC. I used significantly less cream... i usually try to limit this luxury.

Made this again tonight using corn instead of rice. I used only about 1/2 to 3/4 c of cream. It was delish!"

Reviewed Lemon Semifreddo with Orange and Mango Salad

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 on

"Outstanding and impresive for guests.
A couple of notes:
- i used a heaping 1/2 c of almonds and i could have used a little more to get better coverage.
- the amount of time i needed for the lemony mixture to whip and cool off was about 6 minutes.
- i beat the whipped cream until just slightly mor than soft peaks and it seemed to be perfect.

Reviewed Blueberry Sauce

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 on

"Excellent. as others have said, it's too thin if you only cook it for 15 mins.
Also, i added a 1/4 cup of Framboise in place of 1/4c of water.
Perhaps i will only add a total of 3/4 cup liquid next time."

Reviewed Comfort Meatballs

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 on

"I was excited about this but wont make it again as it was just rather ordinary. Based on the reviews many others like it but dont understand what there is to rave about... and i rave about lots of other rrecipes here :)

If you decide to make it, i suggest making about 50% more sauce. additionally, I'd increase the spices."

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 on

"This recipe made me a b-sprouts fan!
I made this a few years ago, tried a different one last year but will return to THIS one again. It was outstanding.
Regarding the persont that had too much chestnut goo, i wonder if a different brand would be better next time. I use the jarred ones from Williams-sonoma.
Mmmm.... Post Thanksgiving Edit -Ex"

Reviewed Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 on

"While it was a holiday, i just couldnt make these as rish as the recipe says, but it insiperd my own version. I had marscapone cheese left from another recipe so i used some of that instead of cream cheese, a little less cream and a little more milk. It came out GREAT. While it wasnt "light", i didnt feel as guilty :- Edit for 2012 - i added l"

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Roulade

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 on

"This will be our NEW Thanksgiving tradition!
It was every bit as delicious as it was beautiful and impressive to look at.
The figs and brandy gave it a good balance of taste with the different flavors and textures.
Our only problem was the size. I didnt get organized until it was too late to order a 5 pounder so we had to do it with a 10-pound"

Reviewed Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 on

"This was excellent when we made it last year. The onion topping was so good that i make it from time to time to put on top of other side dishes and/or steaks. Sometimes i add cayenne powder for some added kick."

Reviewed Chicken Scallopine with Sage and Fontina Cheese

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 on

"Simple and delicious! While i love fontina cheese, we had some mozarella that we needed to use up and it was great. Fontina wold have been even better.
The sauce is delicious and we used the leftover sauce with shrimp the next day.
BTW, if we cooked it for the full, recommended time it would have been overdone and dry."

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 on

"This recipe made me a b-sprouts fan!
I made this a few years ago, tried a different one last year but will return to THIS one again. It was outstanding.
Regarding the persont that had too much chestnut goo, i wonder if a different brand would be better next time. I use the jarred ones from Williams-sonoma.

Reviewed Frozen Key Lime Pie

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 on

"OMG! Guests went crazy for this. Perfect for a summer desert. The flecks of zest make it very pretty.
I had no problems at all with the consistency. It stayed firm for a while after being out of the freezer.
LOVE the fact that this can be in my freezer where i dont feel so compelled to eat it so quickly... not that it wont be gone very soon!"

Reviewed Creamed Green Chili Rice

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 on

"For some reason, i could not find recipes from this episode so i made it from memory and it was FANTASTIC. I used significantly less cream... i usually try to limit this luxury.

Reviewed Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 on

"I made the dressing exactly as written and it was DELISH!
I varied the salad a bit. I added some chopped, dried figs and some crunchy bits of pancetta.
My company raved about it last night and i just used the dressing again today and will make more for guests I'm having tomorrow. KEEPER!"

Reviewed Panzanella

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 on

"Mmmm. Bread salad!
For me, the best thing about this salad is it has both inspired other versions and gives me another use for the extra loaves of frencha dn italian bread that end up in my freezer.
I'll now make croutons using Ina's method and add different spices.
Also, I'm not a fan on peppers and cucumbers so I'll try this salad with oth"