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Home Town: Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Lilburn, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 94 reviews
Chicken with Barley Soup
The recipe is wonderful as written. It is easy; the ingredients are inexpensive; it is nutritious. The barley is a welcome change to the usual rice or noodles used in chicken soup. What makes it a 5 star for me is you can easily make minor modifications to suit your own personal tastes using available ingredients that don't totally change the basic recipe. I did use store bought chicken stock to save time. I used boneless chicken breasts, cubed and browned in my soup pot briefly in 1T olive oil, added the veggies, including sliced fresh mushrooms & some minced garlic, and sautéed everything for about 5 minutes, then added the broth and the rest of the ingredients and simmered as directed. The recipe seasonings were perfect for us. Fifteen minutes before it was done, I added about 1 c. of coarsely chopped fresh baby spinach leaves with the stems removed. Served it with warm, crusty bread and a green salad. Everyone loved it. Some family members added freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Leftovers were lunch the next day.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2014
Fresh Grapefruit Juice Smoothie
I really enjoyed this. I froze both the bananas and the strawberries, so didn't need to add ice. It tasted better after it sat for a few minutes. It was light and refreshing, yet filling.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2014
Baked Omelet
This was so easy, so fast and so delicious. The first time I tried it I had company who didn't like onions or peppers, so I left those out. I also used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk. It was so good, I made it again just for my family with the onions & peppers and again using 1/2 & 1/2. Wow, was it good! Though more fattening, the omelet was really creamy and fluffy. It's just fine with milk, too. I had the 1/2 & 1/2 & needed to use it. Like someone else mentioned, leftovers can be quickly warmed in the microwave for a fast, workday breakfast. There are so many possibilities for change-ups that this makes a perfect recipe for a quick, special breakfast/brunch meal using what you have on hand. Just be sure not to leave it in too long or it will dry out. I found out the hard way that the suggested baking time is exact!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2013

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