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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Reviewed Olive Garden Ravioli Di Portobello / Portabella Mushroom Ravioli

Aug 14, 2013 in on

This was on the right track, but not quite right. The sauce was WAY too thick, as other reviewers have mentioned, and definitely wasn';t that orangey color at Olive Garden. I thinned it out with some tomato juice, it gave the right consistency and color. I also used the sun-dried tomatoes in a pouch, and I think maybe the oil-packed ones m...

Reviewed Blueberry Ice Cream

May 16, 2013 in on

Used this as a base to make ice cream with blueberry balsamic vinegar that I had received as a gift. Added probably about three tablespoons of the vinegar (it was very sweet and syrupy) until it tasted right. This was the most fabulous ice cream I';ve ever made. It think it would have been even better with some kind of buttery crumble or l...

Reviewed Spicy Fragrant Pasta Puttanesca

May 16, 2013 in on

I';m not rating this because I tried to use sardines instead of anchovies because that';s what I had. NOT a good plan. The sauce was chunky as promised, which I liked, but also a little dry."

Reviewed Ziti with Mushrooms, Pancetta & Peas

May 16, 2013 in on

Very good flavor, but I wish there were more sauce. Next time will double. Par-cook the pasta and finish in the sauce so it soaks up some of the flavor. Also agree with another reviewer that garlic would be welcome in this dish."

Reviewed Mutter Paneer -- Indian Cheese Curry

May 16, 2013 in on

I deep fried the paneer because I always have trouble with it sticking to the pan. I kept half of it out of the sauce because I knew it would ruin the crispiness, but I wanted to see what it would be like. It was much better crispy. I also let it cook a little longer than I should have and the peas were overcooked. The sauce had good flavor, ...

Saved Recipe Granola by cooking_geek

Mar 8, 2013 on

Saved Recipe Corn Zucchini Casserole by invictus

Nov 3, 2012 on

Reviewed Sicilian-Style Sardine Pasta With Breadcrumbs

Nov 3, 2012 in on

Very good flavor. I added the juice of a lemon and some extra olive oil so that it wouldn't be too dry. Husband thought it was too spicy so I will adjust the red pepper next time (he is a baby, though). I also did not have parsley on hand, so I used dried. It was good, but I will make sure to have fresh next time. Also used angel hair like ot...

New Topic Problem with the sifter? in Customer Support

Sep 7, 2012 on

"I've not been able to use the recipe sifter for the past few days. The only section that pops up is "course", which works fine, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the sifter to only be able to sift by course. I usually sift by ingredient, and that comes up with a blank box next to the course box. Usually it replaces the course box and has a..."

Saved Recipe Peach Custard Pie by Tracy K

Aug 30, 2012 on

Saved Recipe Boston Baked Beans by Tracy K

Aug 30, 2012 on

Saved Recipe Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter by Tracy K

Aug 30, 2012 on

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

Aug 30, 2012 in on

Lovely and delicious. The nutty flavor is just perfect. We ate ours with just a little salt and pepper, next time maybe we will add some parmesan just to see what everyone is going on about, but honestly, they were so perfect it doesn't need it. Anyone who doesn't like brussel sprouts JUST TRY THIS RECIPE."

Shared Recipe Island Bread Pudding

Aug 4, 2012 on

"A tropical bread pudding that is just delicious. Made it for mother's day as part of a Hawaiian theme, and my family loves it. Even my husband who doesn't care for traditional bread pudding asks for a double batch so we can have leftovers. I have a hard time finding the pineapple-coconut nectar sometimes, but I find any tropical nectar will work..."

Shared Recipe Rich Garden Tomato Soup

Aug 4, 2012 on

"This recipe is from an old Taste of Home. It is a rich, beautiful tomato soup,and is always best made with homegrown romas. I have cut the butter in half from the original recipe, if you can believe it. I have also tried making this with half-and-half instead of cream, but you really can taste the difference. I have made this wusing either vege..."

Reviewed Auntie Anne's Pretzels Copycat

Aug 4, 2012 in on

This recipe is DELICIOUS, and tastes BETTER than the mall pretzels (which can be overly greasy) when they are fresh. I halve the amounts for the baking soda bath, as it seems like a waste to me, and there is always plenty. I have also made these into mini buns to use for sandwiches. Just roll into little 2 1/2" balls and bake as directed. I t...

Reviewed Breaded 'n Baked Zucchini Chips

May 16, 2012 in on

Really good. I ended up with not quite enough breading to cover my zucchini, but maybe I sliced them thinner than directed. Not too hard to mix up some more, though."

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

May 16, 2012 in on

This was really good. Definitely needs more garlic and lemon like other reviewers have commented. And the sauce was on the skimpy side, so next time I will increase the liquid amounts even more."

Reviewed Walt's Chicken Maui

May 16, 2012 in on

This was good, but a lot more of a saucy-creamy texture than I was expecting. The cantaloupe was good, but having it warm was a little strange."

Reviewed Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa

Apr 20, 2012 in on

Simple and delicious! Used a combo of spicey and dijon mustards as I ran out of spicey. I used 3/4 lbs of kielbasa and served over rice for an easy dinner for 2. The sauce amount was perfect, so I would recommend increasing the sauce if you are planning on making the full 2 pounds and serving over rice. As an appetizer (or meal without somethi...

Shared Recipe Venison Gyros

Apr 13, 2012 on

"We really liked this recipe, its great to throw the marinade together in the morning and its a matter of minutes to cook and assemble when you get home. I think the venison is a great (and cheap, if you know a hunter) substitute for lamb, especially in recipes like this where the meat is lightly cooked. Cook too much, though, and you will get som..."

Shared Recipe Venison Pot Pie

Apr 13, 2012 on

"I have scoured the web looking for different things to do with venison. So tired of all the chili and stew recipes! Not sure where this came from, but it was fantastic. My husband likes it better than chicken pot pie."

Shared Recipe Slimmed Down Chicken Pot Pie

Apr 13, 2012 on

"This recipe is from I love the lemon and dill flavors in the pot pie. Makes it taste much lighter and more fresh. This is also good with leftover chicken."

Reviewed Pierogies With Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Dill

Apr 13, 2012 in on

I thought this was wonderful as a main dish! Found it on the epicurious website initially."

Reviewed Razzle Dazzle Beef Bites

Apr 12, 2012 in on

These are the perfect little appetizers! Sweet and tangy, easy to make. They've gotten rave reviews every time I've made them."

Reviewed Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings

Apr 12, 2012 in on

Absolutely perfect. I add honey to my buffalo sauce, but the cooking method for the chicken is fabulous."

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