nikki_dw Profile - (11235046)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
I'm a college student tired of fast food and trying to learn her away around the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I'm still learning and finding my comfort level in my tiny kitchen. Right now I love my slow cooker and Italian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a southern family and love comfort food. I try to be a healthy eater so I enjoy trying to make my family's southern classics a little more guilt-free.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
This was excellent and so easy! I decided to make it on my lunch break from work and take it an hour's drive that night. I had most of the ingredients on hand and made it in a 4-quart crockpot that was filled. I used one chicken breast and one tender (anything more would have been too much for my pot), dried onion, only one can of diced tomatoes (with basil and oregano... used Rotel sauce with chilies) and left out the beer. I used chicken bullion and water to compensate for leaving the beer out, but I would've been okay without it - just a little more like a chili. I also added a Hidden Valley ranch seasoning packet and a dash of chili powder and I think it gave it more flavor. I cooked on low for 5 hours, shredded the chicken, then drove 1.5 hours with it and cooked it on high for another hour or so. I ate it with crackers and shredded cheese. This tasted amazing and was so easy to make. It got rave reviews... Perfect for a cold rainy day! It would be great to make in big batches and freeze or to customize using different beans.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2012
Baked Dijon Salmon
This was good but could use some improvements. I didn't use butter, instead i covered the fish in olive oil and mixed the mustard and honey together. The taste was way too strong. Next time I will either increase the honey or use the butter. Also, the dread crumbs came out a little mushy. This could do well with a qucik pop under the broiler.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2011
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
This is a great basic recipe that's adjustable for personal preferences. I'll make it again with a few adjustments. I agree with other reviewers that it would very bland without extra spices. I cut the recipe in half and made in an 8x8 pan - plenty for two people. With two chicken breasts and half a package of spaghetti, I had the right amount. I cooked the chicken in a pan with onion salt, garlic powder and pepper. Next time I'll boil the chicken and omit salt - it's too much with the bullion. I also used straight chicken broth as others suggested. To the soup mixture I added a generous helping of Italian seasoning and dried chopped onion - it helped a ton! Topped it off with mozzarella cheese that I had on hand (cheddar is probably better), paprika, and Italian breadcrumbs. This would also be good with some veggies thrown in.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011

In Season

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

The Season’s Best Sides
The Season’s Best Sides

Complete the meal with your favorite holiday side dishes.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States