Amanda G Profile - (11179099)

Amanda G

Amanda G
Home Town: Carleton, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Photography, Music, Genealogy
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
This cake was absolutely delicious and gone in a matter of hours! As others have said, the cake turns out very thin (perfect if you want bars) if you don't either double the recipe or use a smaller pan. I think I'd prefer to double it next time--it's just that good! If you don't have the ingredients to do that, just use a 9x9 pan. It was a little boring on top, so I'd suggest dropping a few chocolate chips on top for color, or garnishing with confectioner's sugar. I loved that it was so moist and not the traditional banana bread flavor.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2010
Toscana Soup
This soup is amazing!! I love the OG soup and this is as close as you can get to being inside the restaurant! I modified mine just a bit: I tripled the recipe because I wanted to fill an 8Q stockpot. I used 12c of chicken broth (didn't have any base) at first and no additional water. Because I added a bit too much crushed red pepper, I ended up using 1pt total of heavy cream (no waste that way!) and an additional small can of chicken broth to level it off. I would definitely recommend adding the kale only if you plan to serve all that you make right away. Otherwise, toss a few slices into the serving bowls as it's eaten so it stays fresh and bright green. This recipe is phenomenal, I am so happy to know the secret now!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2010
Chicken Marsala
This is one of my go-to recipes when we have a full house. Everyone loves the tenderness and the savory flavors are a perfect blend. I make it exactly as written, just doubled to serve more hungry mouths!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2010
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