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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Split Pea Soup
This was a great base recipe! I have always been told that split peas do not need to be soaked, so I didn't do that part. And I had about 2 cups of leftover Easter ham so i didn't use the ham bone (but next time I definitely well because it adds so much more the to flavor). For the liquid, I used half water and half chicken broth which I think is a must. Towards the end, I added an extra 1/2 cup of chicken broth b/c I could tell the soup was going to be too thick. I also didn't have any marjoram so I added a tsp of thyme. I think next time I will add half of the dry split peas into the soup a little later because they had completely disintegrated into a pea broth by the time the potatoes, carrots and celery were at a soup tenderness. But all in all the flavor was great and this pea soup was a huge hit!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 8, 2010
Southwestern Chicken Lasagna
This was a good recipe with some tweaking. First, I used shredded chicken instead of chopped because my family enjoys that better. I also used olive oil in the skillet because I try to avoid butter when possible. Instead of jalapenos, I used a can of diced green chilies. I wasn't quite clear in the directions if it called for 2 or 3 layers of the ingredients, but my 9x13 would only hold two layers and it turned out just fine. I also used one cup of spaghetti sauce and 1 can of diced tomatoes because I wanted to have some chunks of tomato in it. And in the end, I only used about half the cheese it calls for and it was still REALLY cheesy. As another review said I put down some of the tomato sauce mixture in the bottom of the pan so the tortillas didn't get over cooked and that worked great. My family ended up wanting to eat this served in a flour tortilla so I topped it with olives, fresh tomato, cilantro and lite sour cream. All in all, a good base recipe with some tweaking to your liking.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2010
Pork and Green Chile Casserole
I would give this 4 stars as is, but with a few additions it's definitely a 5. Per others' suggestions, I seasoned the pork with salt, pepper and some chili powder will browning. I also added in half a bag of frozen corn to the mixture. And instead of water, I used chicken broth. I ended up having to cook the mixture longer than 15 minutes to get the rice to soften. Next time I will cut up the pork a little smaller if serving in tortillas. And I didn't have any cilantro on hand, but it would be great with cilantro on top. My boyfriend loved this. It was a hit! And it's even better as leftovers the next day. Yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2009

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