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Joined Date: Oct 18, 2010
Reviewed Pasta, Pancetta and Peas
"Outstanding! I added about 4 tbl of butter and it was so creamy, light, and yummy. The whole family raved! It was so fast and easy to make, meaning even on weeknights we can have really good food. Pancetta is hard to come by in my area, but I finally found it...even though it was expensive $8 for 8oz, it was SO worth the flavor over bacon. Ab"
Reviewed Chicken in Mustard
"This was absolutely delicious, and very, very easy. I used the full amount of all ingredients and did not find it too mustardy. I used boneless/skinless thighs (that is all the butcher had) and it was oustanding. Even my 13 month old loved it. And...the butter noodles will be a staple at our house for years to come...YUM!!!"
Reviewed Beef and Bechamel Lasagna
"OUTSTANDING...BEST LASAGNE EVER!!!!! Okay, so following everyone elses advice I omitted the extra water, but I did use a 24oz jar of sauce and a little more than 1/4c wine to swish out the jar. I upped the meat to 3/4lb and added 2 Italian sausage links (decased). I also ommitted the cinnamon. The entire thing was over the top good. My 13mos daughter was literally licking her tray. This is definately my go-to lasagna from here on out!!! :)"
Reviewed Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
"Superb! I feel like a dunce, but I'm from the South and have never made mashed potatoes using buttermilk...always whole milk. Well, let me tell you, I will NEVER, EVER make them with anything but buttermilk ever again. Fabulous! My fam wasn't a fan of the green onions, but that's more personal taste. The recipe was phenominal!!!"
Reviewed Weeknight Buttermilk Fried Chicken
"This was outstanding! Because I'd read the other reviews I put it in the oven for 25 minutes which was too long. Not sure what size pieces of chicken the other folks are using, but we don't really do white meat so I did a pack of legs and a pack of thighs. It would have been perfect at 15ish minutes in the oven. It was definately a keeper and for a weeknight, an easy fried chicken recipe. Crunchy, super moist, and flavorful!!! Another winner!!!"
Reviewed Kale Slaw
"One word...PHENOMINAL!!! I was leary of this as kale is not a veggie you typically find raw like this, but Melissa is right on...the acid from the lemon and orange really soften it but leave it crispy. My whole family LOVED it. I did add a little more mayo but that's more because a "head of kale" might be different for different stores and the like. I like my slaw a bit more on the tangy than sweet side, so for my serving I added a teensy splash of white wine vinegar. The boys, however, loved it just the way it was. And the onions were PERFECT! Another KILLER recipe, Melissa!!! :)"
Reviewed Perfect Crispy Potatoes
"These potatoes were really good! I didn't get to watch the segment which I regret. Mine didn't come out quite as crispy as Melissa's appear to, but I think that was a combination of me using a tad too much oil and not having vegetable oil I used olive which has such a high smoke point. We all still loved them and will try them again...this time with the right oil! Great!
"This recipe was perfect, just the way it was. We tried it verbatum and it was light, fresh, and tasty. Definately NOT too lemony. The basil and spinach balanced the lemon and capers perfectly. The only change I'll make next time I cook this is that I'll toss the spinach in with the pasta as it's draining to soften it up a bit. Otherwise it's awesome!!! :)
I am a mother to an 8 month old and a 14 year old (a.k.a. Human Garbage Disposal), and have a wonderful husband with two hollow legs. I love to cook, try new recipes, and save a buck or two while doing it. I consider myself an accomplished amatuer chef and enjoy experimenting on my own.