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CANYON COUNTRY, California

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Reviewed salmon salad

Jul 31, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent! I used a bit more mayo and lemon juice, since I was putting the salad on a bed of greens with no dressing. I had some fresh dill, so threw in some chopped sprigs (highly recommend). Great and yummy way to use leftover grilled salmon!

Reviewed Low Carb Almond Thin Crackers

Jun 21, 2014 in null on Food.com

In search of lc snacks - especially savory/crispy ones, I happily found this recipe! Linda (www.genaw.com), the udisputed queen of low carb recipes, has this recipe on her website also but I had never tried it. Not sure who the inventor was, but In an update, she suggested rolling them out on parchement paper instead of greased foil to prevent st...

Reviewed Low Carb Almond Thin Crackers

Jun 21, 2014 in null on Food.com

In search of lc snacks - especially crunchy ones, I happily found this recipe! Linda (www.genaw.com), the udisputed queen of low carb recipes, has this recipe on her website. Not sure who the inventor was, but In an update, she suggested rolling them out on parchement paper instead of foil to prevent sticking and for more uniform baking.You just ...

Reviewed Low Carb Chili

Jun 15, 2014 in null on Food.com

Back on low-carb, and was looking for variations of the LC chili I had made as a staple before. This recipe is a really nice change. I liked the combination of spices, including the cinnamon (although I used slightly less than 1 tsp.). Since I didn';t have any green pepper, I threw in a can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilis. I only had toma...

Reviewed South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Apr 21, 2014 in null on Food.com

Mmmmmm. Served with fried chicken breast strips and everyone loved it. After tasting it, I added a bit more brown sugar than called for - probably because we';re not from the Carolina';s, and we tend to like sauces a little sweeter. Other than that, followed the recipe exactly. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed apple coffee cake with crumble topping and brown sugar glaze

Feb 18, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The best coffee cake I have ever made, and possibly the best I've ever tasted.

Reviewed Linda's Stuffed Pork Chops

Feb 16, 2014 in null on Food.com

I usually test a recipe before making it for company, but I had a last-minute dinner to prepare with meat I had on hand. My chops were about 3/4" thick, so I opted for the "stuffed" method. Added an apple, diced small, to the stuffing just before taking it off the stove (HIGHLY recommended). Instead of adding the soup/sour cream to the stuffing,...

Reviewed Best Albondigas Soup

Jan 3, 2014 in null on Food.com

Oh my goodness! I usually only post reviews when I love the recipe, and this one is very deserving. Better than almost any I';ve had at my favorite Mexican restaurants (and we have lots of great ones in the Los Angeles area). I partially pre-baked the meatballs following others'; suggestions, but probably wasn';t necessary. I did add ...

Reviewed Ranch Chicken Thighs

Dec 28, 2013 in null on Food.com

As with almost all oven-baked breaded chicken I';ve tried, I have a hard time keeping the breaking to stick -- sticks to the pan moreso than the meat. The flavor was good though, so worthy of 4 stars."

Reviewed Dad's Chili Cheese Omelet

Sep 11, 2013 in null on Food.com

I had a ton of leftover home made chili, and was wondering if it would work in an omelet. I was glad to find a recipe to give me some encouragement. My guess is that my chili was much more "tomato-y" than the canned type called for, but they turned out very yummy. Topped with a spoonful of sour cream. Good stuff."

Reviewed Banana Nut Muffins

Aug 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made these twice now, and they've turned out perfectly moist and delicious. The best banana muffins I have ever made, and of the tastiest I've ever had, period. I brought a batch to work, and even some who claimed not to like banana muffins loved them. I made these a bit smaller so I could get 18 of them (reduced cooking time to about 20 minu"

Reviewed Low Carb Breakfast Balls

Aug 17, 2013 in null on Food.com

Perfect idea for low carb breakfast or snack. Used one additional egg, and following other suggestions added garlic, cooked spinach (well-drained), and ground flax. So glad to find a delicious addtition to add to rotation of chile relleno muffins and flax cereal for breakfast at work. Thanks!!"

Reviewed Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent. Salmon isn't my favorite fish, but, since it's so good for you....I try to have it at least once a week. I always buy wild salmon when I can find it. Sooo much better than farm-raised - no comparison, really. Anyway, I bought wild Sockey salmon at Costco and this recipe took it over the top! Didn't change a thing except sqeezin"

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Jun 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I use a lot of recipes from this site, and rarely submit reviews. However... this was my first time attempting cornbread from scratch -- and it is the best I've ever made!! Just sweet enough without tasting like "dessert" - perfect. Used regular yellow corn meal (what I have for baking pizza crust). Didn't have buttermilk, so added about 1T. vineg"

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Jun 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I use a lot of recipes from this site, and rarely submit reviews. However... this was my first time attempting cornbread from scratch -- and it is the best I've ever made!! Used "regular" yellow corn meal (what I have for baking pizza crust). Didn't have buttermilk, so added about 1T. vinegar and used all whole milk instead as suggested by other r"

Reviewed Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Jun 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. This was my first attempt at making scones, and this was exactly the kind I was looking for. I might have "overworked" the mixture a bit because I had some trouble getting it to combine well. After reading some reviews, I added a few TBS more heavy cream (should have read first!. Also, not sure if it was just me, but the icing did not "

Reviewed El Torito Cilantro and Pepita Salad Dressing

Jun 9, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was actually searching for a copycat recipe for El Pollo Loco';s creamy cilantro dressing, but nothing I found sounded right. I love their';s but WOW! this is even better. I never go to to El Torito, so can';t comment on how close it is to the original, but this is excellent -- just what I was hoping for. Thank you! My search is ov...

Reviewed Pecan-Crusted Tilapia

May 19, 2013 in null on Food.com

Transforms blah tilapia into a great fish dish! II';ve made this at least 4 times, so I decided it was time to put in my $.02. I use more pecans-about 1/4 cup, and panko for the breadcrumbs. Also, I put the seasonings to the flour. No matter how hard you try to press the pecan/breadcrumb mix into the fish, a lot of it will fall off and you.

Reviewed Banana Bread with Pecans

Apr 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness (to quote a famous foodie)! I cannot count how many banana bread recipes I have tried - finally found the one!!! I stumbled on this recipe searching to see if pecans were a good sub for walnuts in banana bread (I had a pound of pecans and no walnuts). Made 12 muffins instead of bread, and baked for 20 minutes. Follo"

Reviewed Best Albondigas Soup

Mar 17, 2013 in null on Food.com

Oh my goodness! I only post reviews when I love the recipe, and this one is very deserving. Better than almost any I';ve had at my favorite Mexican restaurants (and we have lots of great ones in the Los Angeles area). I pre-baked the meatballs following others'; suggestions, but WON';T next time -- this made them too firm, and they di...

Reviewed Best Albondigas Soup

Mar 17, 2013 in null on Food.com

Oh my goodness! I only post reviews when I love the recipe, and this is very deserving. Better than almost any I';ve had at my favorite Mexican restaurants (and we have lots of great ones in the Los Angeles area). I pre-baked the meatballs following others'; suggestions, but probably won';t next time -- I think it made them too firm, ...

Reviewed Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Mar 12, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was born in the midwest, and my grandmother made this often in the summertime with peas and tiny new potatoes picked from her garden. I must have eaten gallons of this in my childhood -- so, so good. She didn't use dill, but I think this addition really puts it over the top! I was out of milk (how?), so used half and half with about equal amount...

Reviewed Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Mar 12, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was born in the midwest, and my grandmother made this often in the summertime with peas and tiny new potatoes picked from her garden. I must have eaten gallons of this in my childhood -- so, so good. She didn't use dill, but I think this addition really puts it over the top! I was out of milk (how?), so used half and half with about equal amount...

Reviewed Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Mar 12, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was born in the midwest, and my grandmother made this often in the summertime with peas and tiny new potatoes picked from her garden. I must have eaten gallons of this in my childhood -- so, so good. She didn't use dill, but I think this addition really puts it over the top! I was out of milk (how?), so used half and half with about equal amount...

Reviewed Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Mar 12, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was born in the midwest, and my grandmother made this often in the summertime with peas and tiny new potatoes picked from her garden. I must have eaten gallons of this in my childhood -- so, so good. She didn't use dill, but I think this addition really puts it over the top! I was out of milk (how?), so used half and half with about equal amount...

Reviewed Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Mar 12, 2013 in null on Food.com

I was born in the midwest, and my grandmother made this often in the summertime with peas and new potatoes picked from her garden. I must have eaten gallons of this in my childhood -- so, so good. She didn't use dill, but I think this addition really puts it over the top! I was out of milk (how?), so used half and half with about equal amount of ...

Reviewed Oven-Fried Garlic Chicken

Jan 6, 2013 in null on Food.com

I havenn't had great success making fried chicken, so decided to try the baking method. This came out very good! I used about 2 lbs. of chicken thighs (4 lg. sized), since we prefer dark meat. In adjusting down the other ingredients, I must have underestimated the breadcrumb/parm mixture, because it didn't really cover them as much as I would have...

Reviewed Wholesome Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Nov 21, 2012 in null on Food.com

Excellent bread in every way. Just needs a bit more salt. Next time will add at least 1/2 tsp. more than stated."

Reviewed Cross Rib Pot Roast & Veggies

Sep 2, 2012 in null on Food.com

Good stuff! I didn't have any canned tomatoes, so mixed in a couple tablespoons of tomato paste with the beef broth instead. I used italian seasoning in place of the thyme, oregano and basil (since those are the main ingredients in the seasononing mixture). I don't think my subs would have changed the outcome of the posted recipe very much, so gi...

Reviewed Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Sep 2, 2012 in null on Food.com

Loved this - went straight to my saved recipes. Really tasty way to prepare inexpensive varieties of fish. Only a couple of changes out of necessity (what I had). Used tilapia in place of cod, and italian seasoning in place of marjoram and thyme.I'll be making this often. Thanks!"

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