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Home Town: Maryland, USA
Living In: Palm Springs, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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    By: Deborah Westbrook
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Baked Ziti I
Made his Baked Ziti recipe 2 days ago. My boyfriend immediately went back for seconds! This was so easy and very fast to make. Even rookies will be able to make this dish! I seasoned the ground beef with minced garlic, oregeno, a little of worchestire sauce, and added a pinch of red crushed pepper for a kick. Just like many of the other reviewers, I also layered my Ziti differently (pasta, sauce, provolone, sour cream, mozzarella). I spooned the sauce mixture over the noodles. I used 12 slices of the Provolone non-smoked flavor cheee, Prego sauce, and light sour cream. I used a foil pan since it was deeper than my other dishes. Don't forget to cover the Ziti in foil before baking. An apple walnut salad went well, as our appetizer before eating the Ziti.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2011
Pecan Rice
I was searching for a pecan or walnut rice recipe to pair with Salmon. I read some of the reviews and decided to make a few changes. I used chicken broth instead of water, fresh ginger (because it was cheaper), dried parsley, and more onion than what the recipe called for. I followed the rest of the recipe and it was yummy! I enjoyed every bite of this recipe! I'm usually a white rice eater, but I will definitely make this again. This is a great way to get your family to eat brown rice. Btw - I used Food Network's recipe for Salmon baked in foil and served it with the Pecan rice.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2011
Turtle Cheesecake
WOW! If I could give this recipe even more stars, I would definitely do it! This was SO worth my time in baking this delicious cheesecake. My BF absoultely loved it! He wanted to share the 1st slice, but I knew that we needed our own plates. Here's what I did: I bought a springform pan from wal-mart cost was about $10, greased the entire pan with butter, used 14 oreo cookies with a few tablespoons of butter & baked it for about 7 min. I melted the caramel pieces with the evaporated milk in the mircrowave & did the same thing for the chocolate, (thanks to the other reviewers). I reserved some of the caramel sauce to decorate the cheesecake at the end. I also made chocolate sauce for the toppings by using 1/2 chocolate chips and a little bit of cream. I finished the cheesecake with more pecans. I'm craving this right now! Can't wait to get home from work so that I can have more. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Check out these videos for tips on baking your cheesecake:

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2011

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