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Reviewed Baja Black Beans, Corn and Rice

Jul 30, 2014 in on

I made this for a summer potluck. Because it had to travel a bit, I served it cold, and all mixed together. There was a lot of food, and amid all the chaos, I think I only heard one compliment (a favorable one). I made this exactly as written. Even using Roma (small-medium) tomatoes, this yields a lot more than "6 servings" in my estimation. Half...

Reviewed Sriracha Honey Dipping Sauce

Apr 7, 2014 in on

Simple, and pretty good. I';m not a huge fan of Sriracha sauce (I like hot, and garlic, but not both at the same time), but this was nice for dipping egg rolls and chicken nuggets. I shared some with a friend and she liked it too."

Reviewed Porcini Risotto

Aug 18, 2012 in on

This was a pretty nice dish - I had the recipe on hand for a few months until I finally got around to trying it. I made it exactly as written, except that instead of using canned chicken broth, I used chicken bouillon granules, making 4 cups worth of bouillon according to the recipe on its package. This was also the first time I'd ever bought dri...

Reviewed Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Aug 18, 2012 in on

This was a great recipe. I made it pretty much exactly as written, using 4 tilapia filets, and breadcrumbs instead of the crushed crackers. I've only made breaded things a couple of times before, with mediocre results, but this worked better. The taste, however, was wonderful. I can highly recommend this dish."

Reviewed Daddy's Doggin' Southern Cabbage

Jul 31, 2012 in on

Sorry, I wasn't impressed by this very much. I tried to make it exactly as written. I used about 4 T. of bacon grease, a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup, and about 3.5 T. of cajun seasoning. I tend to like highly seasoned food, but being on the high end of the "2-4 tablespoons" was way too much, plus way too salty. So it sort of ruined the ...

Reviewed Curry Chicken

Jun 5, 2012 in on

I guess I'll give this one of my rare 5-star reviews. This is very easy to make, and has just 5 ingredients. But for what it is, it's great. I didn't expect much, and was nicely surprised. I ate the whole thing myself, over several dinners (and served over cooked Basmati rice), and enjoyed the last serving just about as much as the first. I made ...

Reviewed Herbed Baked Scallops

May 30, 2012 in on

This was fairly nice, albeit simple. I made it twice, since I had about two pounds of frozen scallops to use up. I made it exactly as written, opting for Italian parsley instead of cilantro. This first time I ate it as is, and thought there was too much juice/butter in the baking dish, as well as too much herbs. The second time, I served it over ...

Reviewed White Clam Sauce

Mar 3, 2012 in on

This was pretty nice. I made it exactly as written, using a small yellow onion and 3 cloves of garlic. I sauteed the onion on medium-low heat, and the final simmer was for the full 10 minutes. I served it over a pound of cooked linguine for 2 big dinners. Enjoyed it!"

Reviewed Maple Salmon

Feb 26, 2012 in on

This was pretty tasty. I made it almost exactly as written. I had a slightly bigger (1.04 lbs.) piece of skin-on salmon, which I cut in half, then marinated for about 3 hours. Since I was using up a bottle of sesame seeds, I probably used about 1 tsp. per piece. I'm not sure I've ever broiled anything before, and was pretty unsure of the technique...

Reviewed Sloppy Joe Under a Bun

Feb 24, 2012 in on

This is a somewhat familiar kind of recipe, and pretty simple, but the biscuit and sesame seed topping has a vaguely fancy feel. It really did kind of taste like sloppy joes on a sesame seed bun (albeit with the addition of the cheese). I made this exactly as written, using mostly 85% grond beef and a little 93% I had on hand, and the cheddar...

Reviewed Happy Family Sesame Chicken

Feb 8, 2012 in on

I liked this a lot. It sounded a lot like something right off a Chinese restaurant menu. I tried to make it exactly as written, but I skipped steps 4-7 because I was cooking it right away instead of freezing it for later. I was a tad disappointed that the chicken didn't come out golden brown like in the picture. I cooked it for quite a while, tur...

Reviewed Jammin' Jerk Chicken

Jan 27, 2012 in on

This was just okay to me. I made it exactly as written, using "Penzeys Jerk Seasoning for Chicken and Fish" for the "caribbean jerk seasoning". I used four "hand-trimmed chicken breast halves" averaging about .6 lbs. each (not too big), and grilled them. I guess my main complaint is that the spice paste didn't go very far - I would've liked a rob...

Reviewed Jamaican Stewed Fish

Jan 1, 2012 in on

This was a pretty good dish, but it didn't wow me. I tried to make it exactly as written, the only difference being that the fish I used (cod in my case) came in larger 6-oz portions, so I wound up using about 1.5 lbs. of fish instead of just 1 lb. The spice I used was Penzeys "Jerk - Chicken and Fish", and I opted to chop the onion instead of cu...

Reviewed Citrus-Seared Chicken With Orange Olive Sauce

Dec 24, 2011 in on

Sorry to say, I was a bit disappointed by this recipe. I guess maybe my expectations were too high. I thought it might be kind of exotic and even a tad decadent. It's sort of pretty to look at and probably pretty healthy, but I found the flavor to be just a bit odd. I did make it exactly as written, using Penzeys "Jerk - Chicken & Fish" seasoning....

Reviewed Cognac Highball

Nov 2, 2011 in on

Hmm, I see a 2-star review means "fair". I guess that's what I'll give this. I made it exactly as written - several times actually, since I had some cognac to use up. It was okay, but didn't especially strike my fancy. Maybe others who like cognac more than I do will love it, though."

Reviewed 10 Minute Applesauce - Alton Brown

Jun 30, 2011 in on

Pretty good stuff. I think this is the first time I've ever made apple sauce from scratch. I made it exactly as written, opting for cognac over brandy. (I couldn't really taste the effect of the cognac, though.) It made a fairly large amount, but I enjoyed the last bowlful days later. Like another reviewer, however, my apples weren't too mashable...

Reviewed Abilene

May 27, 2011 in on

This was a decent drink. I don't drink much nowadays, but I have a bottle of Myers's Dark Rum to use up, so I found this recipe. For decades, I thought of Kern's being the peach nectar gold standard, but I couldn't find it where I live now - however, I did manage to find the imported "Jumex" brand. I made the recipe exactly as written, except that...

Reviewed Steel Cut Oatmeal Crock Pot Recipe

Mar 30, 2011 in on

This was okay, but I found it to be pretty soupy. I'm not picky about oatmeal, but I do like it on the thicker..."

Reviewed Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

Mar 11, 2011 in on

This was all right - nothing special. It's certainly easy to make, and quick, and the Worcestershire sauce giv..."

Reviewed Scrambled Eggs Hotel Style... Very Simple

Mar 3, 2011 in on

I thought these were pretty good. I made them exactly as written, using margarine instead of whipped butter. I..."

Reviewed Cayenne Potato Curry

Mar 1, 2011 in on

I've made this several times, pretty much as written, usually using just 5 potatoes, and the full 2 teaspoons ..."

Reviewed Easy No Bake Graham Cracker Cookies (Vegan)

Feb 16, 2011 in on

I'd been seeing "no-bake cookie" recipes for a while, and was a bit skeptical, but I finally picked this recip..."

Reviewed Tandoori Spice Turkey Burgers

Jan 27, 2011 in on

Sorry to say, I found this fairly disappointing, mainly because I had high hopes for such a detailed and boldl..."

Reviewed Glazed Drumsticks

Aug 30, 2010 in on

I'm not very familiar with cooking drumsticks, and I wound up making this twice. The first time I defrosted so..."

Reviewed Gage’s Chili

Jul 21, 2010 in on

This was pretty good chili. I'm a guy, but neither a kid nor a husband. I actually like onions and beans (not ..."

Reviewed Light Cream Cheese Icing

Jun 17, 2010 in on Recipezaar

Hmmm, this has been up for over 2.5 years and I'm the first to review it. I must say that I didn't think I was..."

Reviewed Italian Ricotta Tomato Pie

Jun 11, 2010 in on Recipezaar

This was darned tasty. I made it pretty much exactly as written, but I had only a scant cup of ricotta on hand..."

Reviewed Bay Leaf Sauce

May 20, 2010 in on Recipezaar

This was a pretty nice sauce - I've hardly ever made sauces from scratch. I made it exactly as written, using ..."

Reviewed Simple Boil and Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

May 1, 2010 in on Recipezaar

This was very good. My biggest regret is that I didn't make a double or even quadruple batch.
I'm not much of ..."

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