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Julie Gabella

Julie Gabella
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Living In: Kent, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Black Bean Brownies
I've made these a few times, tweaking things as I went, and finally ended up with product that I love! The texture of the original brownie was not to my liking...somewhat mushy. My changes were as follows: 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin instead of the oil; extra TBL of cocoa powder; no salt; extra tsp of vanilla; 2/3 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup; 1 tsp of cinnamon; 1 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of baking soda. I did not use the coffee or chocolate chips. The result is a cake-like brownie with a delicious chocolatey flavor, and only about 75 calories a piece!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014
Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese
I only gave this 4 stars, because after making it as written, I found it too peppery and otherwise kind of lacking something. I made it a 2nd time with some tweaks and then a 3rd time with some more tweaks and found the perfect balance of cheese and seasoning. My changes were: 1. 1/2 tsp of black pepper (instead of 1 tsp); 2. add 1/2 tsp of salt; 3. add 1 tsp of onion powder; 4. add 1 tsp of paprika; and 5. reduce American cheese to 4 oz and Velveeta to 4 oz and add 8 oz of Cheddar cheese. I was making this for a party, so I trippled the recipe, completely cooked the noodles and put everything in a crockpot on low for one hour and on warm the rest of the time. I left out the bread crumbs and did not use all of the sauce, but if I had par cooked the noodles and baked it in the oven, I think I would have used all of the sauce, since some of it would have been absorbed by the noodles during cooking. I was absolutely amazed by the results! This is probably the best mac and cheese I have ever eaten, although it is VERY rich. Definitely best as a side dish. It got lots of compliments and I passed along the recipe. I will definitely make this again and try baking it in the oven!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2012
Caramel Apple Pork Chops
I love this recipe! I've made it twice now. Like other reviewers, I added onion and doubled the sauce recipe. I skipped browning the chops. I started the sauce in a cast iron skillet, added the chops, covered with foil and then baked in the oven. It's delicious and easy!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2011
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