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Reviewed Tuscan Kale Chips

Jul 30, 2014 in on

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a bag of fresh kale from the farmer';s market. Made them for my hubby, who eats very few veggies. But all I accomplished was stinking up not only my kitchen, but the entire house. When I tried the chips, they tasted awful. I knew my hubby would feel the same, so the kale went in the trash. FYI I followed the...

Reviewed Salmon and Rice Casserole

Jul 30, 2014 in on

After my early morning work-out in the pool at the gym today, so hungry. Looked at what I had on hand and came to this recipe. Made the following changes: fresh lemon juice, dill weed, sautéed onions/sweet peppers, mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 cup rice, panko bread crumbs on top...

Reviewed The Best Peach Nectarine Muffins

May 24, 2014 in on

Thanks for the recipe, Georgi. Made a few changes as follows, used 1/3 dark brown sugar, 2/3 cup peach Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon pure almond extract. Made min-muffins instead, which yielded 31 They were moist, delicious and sweet, even with the reduced amount of sugar. This is a keeper for sure!!!. Happy Memorial Day Week-end to all. : )"

Reviewed Tasty Cheesy Scalloped Potato Casserole

Apr 8, 2014 in on

Made this recipe today for lunch with the following changes: 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, 3 teaspoons chives, 4 oz. softened reduced-fat cream cheese, evaporated milk instead of whipping cream and added 1 cup diced ham. It was good, but to me it was still a little bland. Next time will try using a more highly-flavored cheese, maybe more sweet pepp...

Reviewed Bianca Lasagna with Pesto

Apr 2, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

My Husband asked what I'd like for my Birthday dinner. I told him Bianca Lasagna .w/Pesto. He's a good cook, but limited to simpler dishes, I assisted him today. After reading the reviews, made l changes as follows: instead of Asiago , used Romano, reduced-fat cream cheese instead of ricotta, 1 1/2 cups of onions, 1/4 cup fresh garlic a"

Reviewed French Dip Roast Beef for the Crock Pot

Mar 19, 2014 in on

Made this recipe yesterday, with a few changes. Beef broth instead of cube, fresh garlic instead of powder, oregano instead of rosemary. And cooked it on high to get it done sooner. But it was wonderful and will be making this again soon. Thanks to The Big Cheese for the recipe!!!"

Reviewed Orange Yogurt Cake

Mar 18, 2014 in on

I have made this recipe several times, adjusting the recipe in the following way: cut the recipe in half, varied the fruit, using that particular fruit in the yogurt and extract. So moist, delicious and easy. Thanks, Aunt Cookie!!!"

Reviewed Best Blueberry Muffins (Cook's Illustrated)

Feb 17, 2014 in on

Just made this recipe for one of my husband';s co-workers. The only change I made was I used blueberry 12 oz. Greek yogurt and 1 splash of almond milk. So delish, I ate two!!!"

Reviewed Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Nov 25, 2013 on

Use this icing recipe for the sour cream cupcakes I made this past week-end. I left the lemon out as I was making other flavors such as almond, peppermint, vanilla and peach melba. But this icing turned out wonderful and I'll definitely be making this again real soon. Thanks, Anne Burrell.

Reviewed Sour Cream Cupcakes

Nov 25, 2013 on

Made this recipe for a birthday lunch this past Sunday. Made mini cupcakes and they were a hit with everyone. Thanks Anne Burrell. :- )

Reviewed Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Sep 11, 2013 in on

Thanks PMS24seven for this recipe. I';ll probably never eat another store-bought protein bar again. After reading the reviews, added 1 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter, 1/4 cup local honey, 1 cup toasted coconut, 1 cup toasted pecans, 3/4 cup dried cherries, and 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds. Also decided to bake them on parchment-lined 9x13 pan ...

Reviewed Quick Cheese Biscuits (Oamc)

Aug 20, 2013 in on

Made this recipe Saturday with the following additions. Added 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon each thyme and parsley, 1/2 cup each of grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Used a mini cookie scooper and they came out moist, flavorful and just the right size. Delightful Sam#3!!! Forgot to add the stars the first time..."

Reviewed Lemon Yogurt Cupcakes

Aug 19, 2013 in on

Made the recipe this past Saturday with a few changes. Added more fresh lemon juice, 7 teaspoons to be exact, 6 oz. lemon yogurt instead of plain yogurt and used small cookie scoop and made mini-sized cupcakes without any icing. Took some of them to my DH';s two nephews and they loved them. In fact so much so that the 5 year old said please m...

Reviewed Quick Cheese Biscuits (Oamc)

Aug 19, 2013 in on

Made this recipe Saturday with the following additions. Added 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon each thyme and parsley, 1/2 cup each of grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Used a mini cookie scooper and they came out moist, flavorful and just the right size. Delightful Sam#3!!!"

Reviewed Sour Cream Cheesecake

Apr 8, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This was my very first experience making cheesecake. Regarding the graham cracker crust, I only used 9 graham crackers and cut the melted butter to 2 tablespoons, which made a nice bottom crust. Instead of regular cream cheese, I used Neufchatel cheese and light sour cream instead of regular. Otherwise, I went by the directions. I made this for my"

Reviewed Orange Yogurt Cake

Jan 31, 2013 in on

Wanted to make clementine mini-cupcakes, but couldn't find a recipe for it. Found Aunt Cookie's recipe and decided to try it, adapting it to what ingredients I had on hand anddidn't want to make the whole recipe . Here's my version. 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, juice from 2 clementines, as well as the...

Reviewed Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Jan 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made this recipe yesterday, went by the measurements, except after reading the previous reviews, used only one-half cup evoo and only used 1/4 tsp salt/pepper. Made a salad w/lettuce, herb goat cheese, clementines, carrots, cukes, pecans and croutons. The dressing was divine on it. Yummy!!!"

Reviewed Shrimp and Crab Au Gratin

Sep 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this today for lunch with some modifications. Didn't have shrimp, used 6 oz. canned crab meat (first time trying that). Minced a little celery, put some fontina cheese in the white sauce as well as thinly slicing some and put on top of seasoned panko bread crumbs sprinkled over the top. Used skim milk for the white sauce, don't use whole mi"

Reviewed Crustless Mushroom Spinach Tart

Sep 6, 2012 in on

I made this recipe on Labor Day. After reading the review, made the following adjustments- Added fresh garlic, used onion, sweet pepper, celery cooked in white wine, thyme and it turned out so delicious. Will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Mw Peanut Butter Fudge

Sep 6, 2012 in on

I was looking for a pb fudge recipe that was easy, but didn't have a ton of calories. Add to that, my husband, whom I dearly love, he's SO PICKY. What a wonderful recipe you posted Laravenscroft. I tried it before he got home from work and when he tried he KEPT eating till he made himself stop. Thanks so much. Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Jade's Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes

Jun 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Light delicious cupcake. Instead of strawberry jelly, I used plum and apple cinnamon, six of each. I eliminated the frosting, which I never missed. The only complaint is I made 12, but should have filled them less and made a few more, as the cupcakes were overfilled. But all in all, it was delish and I'll probably make it again."

New Topic "bread flour" in Cooking Q & A

Apr 4, 2012 on

"I've been using a breadmachine for years and have always used bread flour. But now that I'm married, I'm making bread more often and need to buy bread flour in bulk.

I've only found "bread flour" in bulk once. My question is "bread flour" the same as "high gluten" flour? Thanks for your help re: this matter. Have a great day."

New Topic PIZZA DOUGH in Cooking Q & A

Mar 13, 2012 on

"Hello To All,

My husband and I have a difference of opinion re: the homemade pizza dough he makes for me. After mixing the yeast, flour, etc. he adds refrigerated ingridients, i.e. cheeses, sauteed onions, garlic and then leaves it on the countertop for several hours so it can rise.

I have a safety concern that the refrigerated item..."

Reviewed Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

Jun 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Before making the recipe,I read reviews where problems arose. I modified the recipe & it came out scrumptious. I added 1/4 cup plain yogurt,1 egg,roasted sweet peppers,sauteed onions & stirred about 1/2 cup breadcrumbs(italian-style) in the mixture. Only used 4 oz. ground turkey breast. I sprayed the muffins liners w/cooking spray & then put the b"

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