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Reviewed Easy Shepard's Pie

5 days ago in on

Fast, easy, and good. This basic recipe can be customized the way you like it or with what you have on hand. I added sliced mushrooms, green pepper, a few green beans and a couple healthy splashes of Worcestershire sauce."

Reviewed Crustless Crab Quiche

9 days ago in on

I lightly sauteed both the crab and the onion (added a little minced garlic) in butter and sprinkled it with about a TBL of Old Bay before assembly. Also added some cooked chopped spinach. Used a cheddar/Monterey jack/colby cheese blend that I had on hand. We like the crustless quiche but would probably be good in a pastry shell."

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Steak Chili (Crock Pot)

Nov 30, 2014 in on

Very good. Cut in half but kept proportions right on. Added 1/4 cup chopped green pepper and 1/4 cup frozen yellow corn. Cooked in 275 deg oven with cast iron Dutch oven. Not quite spicy enough for me but my wife pronounced it very good and had seconds. I';ll alternate this with a sausage/ground beef chili recipe we also like."

Reviewed Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Nov 12, 2014 in on

Easy, good, and you can customize seasonings to fit occasion. Try salt, pepper, and bacon wrap! I fix roast beef with the same method."

Reviewed Easy Baked Ham N' Egg Casserole

Oct 26, 2014 in on

A nice basic recipe that you can change to suit your tastes. Use country ham instead of the milder ham implied in this recipe. Or half a pound (or more) cooked and crumbled bacon or country sausage. Vary the cheese. I like to use croutons, seasoned or plain, because it sets up a bit better. And I generally sprinkle with smoke paprika. Make the ni...

Reviewed Beer Pastrami Sandwich

Jul 16, 2014 in on

I make a slow cooker version -- put one bottle dark beer (don';t skim and definitely don';t go light), one can beef broth, and one can condensed onion soup in the slow cooker. Separate the pastrami slices (or use sliced beef if you aren';t into cured meats) and add to slow cooker and set on low for a couple hours. You can even cook a ...

Shared Recipe Italian Sausage Pizza Casserole

Jul 6, 2014 on

"This "upside down" pizza casserole is easy to make in a hurry. You can use any ingredients you like on pizza, for example add some black olives or pepperoni to the basic recipe or take out the mushrooms. Store bought spaghetti sauce works fine; your homemade will be even better! Add a salad and you have dinner."

Reviewed Brady Bunch Pork Chops

Jul 6, 2014 in on

Brining makes all the difference with meats that tend to come out dry when cooked. I';d never "milk brined" before but it seemed to work just fine. Guess you could make a more traditional brine and then dip chops in milk before breading. I suggest using Kosher or sea salt for brining rather than table salt. Used bone-in chops which makes meat...

Reviewed Korean Roast Chicken Thighs

Jun 5, 2014 in on

Substituted vegetable oil for sesame. Marinated boneless thighs for two hours. Rather than baking I grilled the thighs. Served with spicy rice dish and steamed broccoli fresh from the garden. Very good!"

Reviewed Kizzy's Cheese Grits

May 12, 2014 in on

Excellent recipe. I suggest adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt to the boiling water and grits. Add a couple big dashes of hot sauce along with butter (1/3 cup butter is ok if you want to cut back some on fats). Good quality sharp or extra sharp cheddar is the classic way to make this, but to change up things try pepper jack. And adding up to a pound...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes

May 4, 2014 in on

Add some minced onion and kick up the spice a bit and ya got something good here."

Reviewed Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

Apr 18, 2014 in on

Very tasty. I changed a bit based on what we had on hand. Thin chops seasoned with garlic salt and pepper and some leftover spaghetti sauce to which I added chopped fresh tomatoes. Since nearly all the ingredients were warm, I cut cooking time by about 10 minutes and it came out moist and hot."

Reviewed Garlic Butter Rice

Apr 13, 2014 in on

Enjoyable. Change nothing."

Reviewed Treebeard's Red Beans (And Rice)

Mar 1, 2014 in on

Good eaten';. Rather than kidney beans, I used small red beans. Added a hunk of jowl bacon for flavor. Cook time was a bit longer than in the recipe, even after soaking the beans for 18 hr. Other than those changes followed recipe closely. Flavor was good. Not quite hot enough for me, but about where my wife likes the heat. Few splashes of hot...

Saved Recipe Treebeard's Red Beans (And Rice) by PanNan

Feb 28, 2014 on

Reviewed Best Beef Stroganoff

Feb 28, 2014 in on

Good recipe with these modifications. Use fresh mushrooms (canned are rubbery and tasteless) for better flavor and texture; sauté with onions. Increase pepper and garlic by 2x or more according to your taste. Add 1 TBL Worcestershire sauce. As written this it very thick; add beef broth to thin to the desired consistency. Use 1/3 to 1/2 cup...

Reviewed Baked Turkey Tenderloin

Feb 14, 2014 in on

I give it 4 stars on taste and the 5th star on ease of preparation and cleanup. While I prefer my grilled tenderloin for flavor, this is super easy and a meal-in-one like the chicken breasts I do while camping (and at home occasionally). The meat was moist and flavorful, all the veggies were fixed right along with it, and the foil wrap made clean...

Saved Recipe Homemade Peanut Butter by Mimi in Maine

Feb 1, 2014 on

Saved Recipe Homemade Mayonnaise by BeachGirl

Feb 1, 2014 on

Reviewed Easy Cole Slaw

Feb 1, 2014 in on

Good basic recipe that you can play with for your tastes. I cut sugar by half and shredded in some onion. Added celery seeds. Gets better on say two."

Added Recipe Photo to Scalloped Peanuts and Onions

Jan 28, 2014 on

Shared Recipe Scalloped Peanuts and Onions

Jan 26, 2014 on

"This was a Thanksgiving favorite growing up in Tidewater Virginia. I can't confirm, but it was my understanding that it was a colonial Virginia dish. Mom cooked it on the stovetop over low heat--my job was to stir (I sampled frequently). I've adapted it to a microwave version that is easier and needs less attention,"

Saved Recipe Lancaster County Ham Loaf Wow Wow Wow by WJKing

Jan 26, 2014 on

Reviewed Lancaster County Ham Loaf Wow Wow Wow

Jan 26, 2014 in on

Almost identical to Mom';s (and she wasn';t Amish). Mom used Virginia ham and ground beef (but I';ve also used ground pork) and 1/4 cup water. Other than that, identical. I generally shape as a round loaf on a pie plate with a crater on top to hold the sauce so it soaks in. IMPORTANT: use country-cured ham and not a picnic, Black Fore...

Saved Recipe Baked Turkey Tenderloin by Random Rachel

Nov 18, 2013 on

Reviewed Baked Turkey Tenderloin

Nov 18, 2013 in on

I give it 4 stars on taste and the 5th star on ease of preparation and cleanup. While I prefer my grilled tenderloin for flavor, this is super easy and a meal-in-one like the chicken breasts I do while camping (and at home occasionally). The meat was moist and flavorful, all the veggies were fixed right along with it, and the foil wrap made clean...

Reviewed Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken

Nov 10, 2013 in on

Easy to make with ingredients I usually have on hand. Used frozen chicken breasts so the cook time in recipe was about right, if they'; been thawed probably could cut it in half. Served over spaghettii sprinkled with some Parmesan, salad and garlic toast on the side."

Saved Recipe Oven Fried Pork Chops by Lisa Bingham

Oct 17, 2013 on

Reviewed Oven Fried Pork Chops

Oct 17, 2013 in on

I lightly seasoned chops with garlic pepper and salt and dusted with corn starch. Let sit as oven preheated with a large cast iron pizza pan and butter. When the oven and pan were hot I breaded the chops as directed using the egg and seasoned bread crumbs (added a little garlic pepper) and baked for 20 minutes turning once. Came out crispy on the...

Reviewed Beer-Braised Chicken

Sep 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Good and easy--the essentials of cooking when schedules are busy. Using what I had on hand, I substituted Dijon mustard and yellow onions and it came out fine."

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