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Reviewed Costco Quinoa Salad

May 25, 2014 in on

What a hit at a BBQ. Really didn';t want to make potato salad but something more healthy and fresh tasting. This is really good; had mung beans and red lentils (can buy both by the pound at Whole Foods) but didn';t add them for no particular reason. Everyone wanted the recipe!"

Reviewed slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage

Mar 16, 2014 on

I took many of the comments and applied them to the recipe above. Added the veggies at 4 hours into cooking, used 1 Tbsp of pickling spice, rutabaga was a good, tasty addition, and added a spoonful of horseradish to the cooking water instead of making the sauce. Steamed the cabbage separately. Really one of the best corned beef recipes I have ...

Reviewed Peppered Filet Mignon With Mushroom Wine Sauce

Feb 14, 2013 in on

Made this for Valentine's Day for my hubby - was really delicious. I wasn't wild about the sauce on it's own and worried it wouldn't be good but matched with the filet, it was better than any we've had in a restaurant! Paired with boiled baby potatoes and asparagus. Mmmm!"

Reviewed Paula Deen's House Seasoning Mix

Jan 17, 2013 in on

Although this trio is basic to most savory cooking, the proportions are just right. I make it in a smaller batch and use it in/on many things. Whether or not a true PD recipe, it is a staple in her recipes. It's convenient and tasty without being expensive :)"

Reviewed Mexican Lasagna

Aug 2, 2012 in on

Very, very good! I added a can of drained black beans and a can of drained hominy to the meat part. Used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce since I was out. I did use more cottage cheese and added olives to both cheese layers. If you are concerned about soggy tortillas, I think it would taste fine using lasagna noodles. Love a recipe that...

Reviewed Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread

Jul 4, 2012 in on

First off, I didn't make this bread exactly as per the recipe. Based on the outcome of mine and other reviewers, I'm positive it's five stars as is! I wanted to give it 5 stars because it's a perfect recipe as a base and is forgiving for the changes each baker wants to make, as illustrated by changes made by reviewers. I had a bunch of "gotta ...

Reviewed Blueberry Lemon Jam (No Pectin Recipe)

Jul 4, 2012 in on

This was easy and very good!! Added a pat of butter (1/2 Tbsp or so) during the cooking phase to prevent the foam. Cooked a little too long since it was a little too firm - once it starts thickening, put a dollop on a saucer and let cool. Once it reaches the consistency you like, it's ready. I used 4 cups blueberries, juice of 1 lemon and 1 ...

Reviewed Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce

May 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wow - very, very good! Was out of lemon juice, didn't have greek yogurt...Substituted cottage cheese for the greek yogurt and milk with true-lemon packets for the lemon juice. Ran through a mini food processor. So must say that the taste must be doubly-amazing using greek yogurt and fresh lemons!! "

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Nov 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

WOW - awesome cake!! OK - here is the problem with it spilling over. She uses 2" TALL cake pans. Most of us probably only have 1" tall or so cake pans. So use 3 traditional 8" or 9" pans dividing the batter evenly between the three OR make 4-6 cupcakes and then divide the remainder between just two cake pans. I figured it out after it spillin...

Reviewed Morgan's Veggie Patties

Jul 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I printed this when the show first aired but never made it until today. Quadrupled the recipe to use up the cans of beans and hoping to like them enough to freeze the rest. They were very, very good and my hub said with a little A-1 in the mixture and less oats (I did 6oz weight x 4 of oats instead of dry measure - oops!) they are going to be a "

Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

Nov 24, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I am making my first brined turkey and won't question how good it is based on other reviews. But I had totally forgotten I had bought a brining bag (Reynolds brand) for the purpose of trying this. Folks, this is the EASIEST way to brine. Put the brining bag in a cooler or 5 gal bucket, put in the turkey & brine, close and top with ice to keep cold....

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