COOKIN4MYFAMILY Recipe Reviews (Pg. 8) - Allrecipes.com (1591244)

cook's profile

COOKIN4MYFAMILY

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
This has a simple list of ingredients and works well relying just on a packet of onion soup mix for flavor. I needed to add more water and also added 2 T. Worcestershire sauce at that time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by COOKIN4MYFAMILY

Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
An absolutely beautiful cake and easy to make. I used butter but did not change any other ingredients. Following other reviewer suggestions, I baked this in a 9 inch spring form pan which was a mistake. The butter-brown sugar mixture leaked out all over the oven floor. Next time I will follow the directions to use a 9 inch cake pan and possibly line the bottom with parchment paper for ease of removal. The cake has a nice vanilla-buttery taste and the plum topping is slightly tart (probably less tart if your butter and brown sugar don't leak out). For the assembly, I put the layer of plums all over the bottom of the pan then put the blueberries evenly on top of that layer instead of concentrating them all in the middle.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Purple Plum Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
This turned out tart almost like rhubarb...maybe it doesn't need the lemon juice? I don't have much experience with plums, but I think the type of plum and ripeness may influence this recipe considerably. Maybe some extra topping would help to sweeten this a little.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
Easy and excellent. Adding the red peppers gives this a pretty color. We ate it with toasted pitas and as a dip for pretzels.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful
Photo by COOKIN4MYFAMILY

Cheesy Onion Focaccia

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2010
This was a pleasant surprise as I thought this would be good, but it's great. I made a double batch preparing one as written with sharp cheddar cheese and the other one with mozzarella and thin slices of roma tomatoes. I think the original recipe with sharp cheddar cheese is the best (plus 2 T of Parmesan as directed). If I were to change anything it would be to reduce the butter (or olive oil if you prefer) by half as my pan was thick with extra oil and to add a pinch of sugar to the onions as they cook. It seems like two medium onions will be too much, but if you cook them for 20 minutes and caramelize them, the volume goes down a lot. I could see reducing the onions a little if that isn't your thing, but they do add a lot of flavor. Here is the allrecipes link to caramelizing onions: http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/caramelizing-onions-step-by-step/Detail.aspx
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
14 users found this review helpful

London Broil

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
I really don't much care for the Top Round London Broil cut as it is just so tough, but if you need to cook some, this is the recipe to try. I scored the meat and marinated it for 8 hours. MSG gives me headaches so I skipped the meat tenderizer/MSG altogether and just marinated longer hoping the acid ingredients would help tenderize it a little more over time. I got very good results (still a little tough because it is what it is) and great flavor.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Sesame Green Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
These beans turn out tender-crisp, green, and full of flavor without using butter. I resisted the urge to change anything (especially the minced garlic urge) and made them as written. I would make them again with no changes. I did have to add a little more chicken broth probably because I cook at high altitude.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by COOKIN4MYFAMILY

Banana Date Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2010
We enjoyed this combination of bananas, dates, and almonds. After reading other reviews, I decided to cut the sugar in half and that was about right. I think that the full amount of sugar + sweet dates + frosting = sugar overload. I mashed 2 bananas and sliced 2 more which I folded in at the end with the dates and almonds. If you think you might not frost these, make sure to tuck the banana slices down into the batter as they become discolored on the surface. I think this recipe is enhanced with the frosting. It is just the right amount to cover the top and add zip but not be that overly thick frosting that has become the rage lately.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful
Photo by COOKIN4MYFAMILY

Whole Wheat Zucchini Herb Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2010
A pretty bread with flecks of green from the zucchini and basil. I checked this 15 minutes into the mixing stage and there were large, dry clumps of dough. It needed another 1/4 cup water. I also added more yeast to be more in line with what I typically use for this amount of flour and ingredients. I thought that the sesame seeds might be lost in there, but you definitely taste them when you bite into one. This bread has very subtle flavor. I used fresh lemon basil and it was hard to taste it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
I really enjoyed this. I cooked my orzo differently than instructed. For a half batch: first, I sauteed the onion in 1 T. olive oil, then added 2 1/2 c. water and 8 oz. orzo which I cooked until all the water was absorbed and the orzo was tender. I don't know if it affected the final flavor or not, I just didn't feel like eating raw onion this time. I tried this warm and at room temp and liked it both ways. I also used slightly less vinegar and olive oil. I think this would be something out of the ordinary to take to a potluck.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2010
This gets an enthusiastic 5 stars! As other reviewers suggested, I also used half applesauce in place of half the oil. I only had 1 c. plus 1 T. brown sugar, but it was just the right sweetness for us even with doubling the tart rhubarb to 3 cups. I put almonds on top and in the batter as directed and liked it that way. I know I'll be making this again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
I enjoyed this recipe a lot...the rest of my family wouldn't even try them, but I didn't expect that this recipe would appeal to everyone. I would make these again, but I'll play around with the seasonings as I am not a big fan of cumin. I reduced the cumin to 1 tsp, but next time I'd eliminate it, add a little black pepper, and increase the Thai chili sauce. I used Safeway Nut and Grain bread to make my breadcrumbs, and I liked having little bits of nuts in the burgers as well. My mixture was very liquid (I blotted my drained beans with a paper towel) so I just poured it into 4 little, greased foil trays that I made and baked it without flipping. It resembled a vegetarian meatloaf slice.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Garlic and Onion Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
We all enjoyed these and thought the recipe was just right with the blend of onion, garlic and seasonings.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
I am not sure how to rate this since the original recipe needs some serious cutbacks on fat (38.7 g/serving) and salt (1844 mg/serving), but has great flavor. The ingredient combination is very appealing. I adjusted the salt level by using fresh spinach and using my own mushroom soup-sauce instead of canned. I only used 2 T butter to saute the garlic and also sauteed about 3/4 c. of onion and 2 minced mushrooms before proceeding to make the soup/sauce with 2 T. flour, 1 T. lemon juice, 1 3/4 c. skim milk, 1/3 c. white wine, and 1/2 c. reduced fat sour cream. I omitted the bacon and used grilled chicken breasts which provided smokey flavor. I used a 13x9 inch glass baking dish, sprayed with Canola oil, and layered: cooked rigatoni pasta--just enough to cover the bottom, fresh spinach leaves, fresh mushrooms, half of the sauce, 1/2 c. mozzarella, grilled chicken breast sliced thin, the other half of the sauce, 1 c. mozzarella, and a sprinkling of parsley. As I was adding the mozzarella to the top, I stopped when the surface was covered using 1/2 c. less than the recipe called for. I thought this was full of flavor with the adjustments and see no need to ruin it with excess fat and salt. I'll make this again with the changes as it becomes a 5 star recipe. Thanks for a great recipe idea.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
Terrific blend of seasonings...lots of flavor! I tripled the recipe except for the salt which I doubled. This needed to cook about 40 minutes for me at high altitude.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Flavorful Flounder

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
This is easy to make and similar to another recipe I make from this site, but this version needs more seasonings: black pepper, dill, Old Bay, something more. Although the green onions make this look more appealing, I'd prefer the taste of white onions here. The topping was a little hard to spread and retained a gloppy look on top of the fish.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2010
Thanks to the great reviewer suggestions from MARGARETINDC and Lisa_K this turned out pretty tasty. This recipe benefits a lot by adding fresh minced garlic, more herbs, and using spaghetti sauce in place of the tomato sauce. I also used all mozzarella instead of a blend with cheddar cheese and sprinkled the tops with parsley and oregano.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
Easy to make and refreshing. I thought they were a little icy also.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Four Cheese Margherita Pizza

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
This is great. I made it using 3 of the 4 cheeses as I didn't have any Fontina cheese. I use fresh sliced tomatoes on pizza often, but I never thought to marinate them before. I used a mini-strainer to drain away the excess oil/tomato juice and used all the little bits of garlic. The cheese combination is a nice blend, and it looks different than a mozzarella-only pizza. I'll be sure to try it with Fontina too in the future.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2010
I tried to stay true to the intent of the original recipe and avoided weighing this down with cheese. I sauteed the onion and 1 tsp of minced garlic in the butter, added the flour, and finally added the broth, mayo, salt, pepper (doubled to 1/4 tsp) and 2 tsp dried parsley. I stirred the sauce into the potatoes and put it all in a greased pan. I also did not peel the potatoes and sliced them as thin as possible...I thought it wouldn't take a full 2 hours to bake, but that amount of time was perfect. This makes a nice potato side dish that isn't so heavy...adding cheese or making potatoes au gratin would be a different recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Displaying results 141-160 (of 263) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Delightful Summer Parties
Delightful Summer Parties

All the little bites, cocktails, casual dishes, and desserts you want for your next get-together.

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

Bake those overripe bananas into a delicious, easy loaf of quick bread.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
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