Erika Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (1632767)

cook's profile

Erika

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Simple Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2003
Awesome! I have been looking for a spinach lasagna recipe and I have certainly found it. I shredded carrot into the cheese mixture, used oven ready lasagna, skipped the water in the sauce and spinach mixture, and coated the bottom of the lasagna pan with an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. This will be a great recipe to share with company.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
35 users found this review helpful

Best Ever Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2004
This was my first time ever making my own pie crust and I must say I was very happy with the results and it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I do not like shortening so I used two sticks of unsalted cold butter cut into cubes instead. I also used my food processor with the dough blade attachment I added the flour and salt and then cut in the cubed cold butter till a crumbled texture formed. Then I added 1 tbls at a time of ice water in total I used 5 tablespoons. I then formed dough into two balls wrapped them in plastic wrap and flattened them slightly and put in the refridge for about 30 minutes. I coated the dough in flour as well as the surface and I rolled out 2 pie crusts. Make sure you have extra flour close by when working with the dough this is what makes it not stick also I rolled dough and flipped it over a few times to coat with more flour. I highly recomend this crust it is very easy to work with. I will never use store bought shells ever again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2004
This cookie recipe is exactly what I was looking for! They are soooo good! I read the reviews before making them and per one reviewers suggestion I added a small box of pudding (I only had cheesecake flavor but you can't even taste it), also i chilled the dough in the freezer for a 1/2 hour before spooning onto the cookie sheet. The result was chewy moist wonderful cookies. I made my cookies big I guess because I only got 2 1/2 dozen not the 5 dozen the recipe calls for.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2004
This is a great cookie. I cant wait to make them during the holidays (although they are great any time of year). I used 1/2 cup of light brown sugar and 1/2 a cup of white sugar, and I used unsalted butter in place of the margarine. Instead of the cinnamon and cloves I used 1 tsp of apple pie spice (that is what I had on hand). These cookies taste even better the next day.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Wisconsin Bratwurst

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2004
I just love these!! I used Kayem fresh Original Boston Brats (which you can get here in New England)-they are the best! I only use 5 brats as there are only 2 of us. I saute a large sweet onion (cut into wedges) in 3-4 tbls of butter till just golden, then add 2 cans of beer and transfer this to my crockpot. I put in the brats and simmer for 2-3 hours on low ( I DO NOT POKE HOLES IN THEM)! Then we grill them in our kettle grill till they are browned this takes about 5-7 minutes (charcoal-medium to high heat) be prepared for flare-ups they must constantly be moved so they don't burn. You can also make a fresh beer and onion holding bath to put them in after they have been grilled. I serve them on sub rolls with dijon mustard and onions from the fresh holding bath. I am making these this Sunday for the Pats game.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Pinwheel Meatloaf

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2004
I really enjoyed this meatloaf. I used a 1/2 of an onion soup packet in the meat mixture and left out the salt. I also added more worcestershire sauce (about 1 tbls) and I added a little ketchup (about 1/4 cup). I did not add an egg to the spinach and mushrooms because I only had 1 egg and I put that egg in the meat, I doubt that it even made a difference the end result still held together just fine. As noted by a previous review this does work well cooked on sheet pan so it does not swim in greece. I also added kethcup and worcestershire to the top of the loaf and that kept the top from drying out. Tasty and pretty!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Garlic Croutons

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
I was not a big fan of croutons until now. I made mine with sesame wheat bread, and 1 tbls of unsalted butter 3 tbls of olive oil, a clove of garlic , a little bit of parsley (for color), and fresh ground black pepper and just a dash of kosher salt. I brushed the oil and butter onto the bread cubes that way there I got the garlic flavor but not all the minced pieces which could burn in the oven and produce that burnt garlic flavor.Also I shook the baking sheet a few times and I broiled mine the last 2 minutes (give or take). Well they sure are great and very rustic!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2004
This is so good. I sauted an 8 oz package of fresh mushrooms that I quartered. I also added a 9 oz package of frozen spinich (defrosted and drained), and skipped the basil. I seasoned with kosher salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg(goes great with spinach). Last but not least I made garlic croutons to go with the fresh parmesan for the topping and it came out perfect. What a great way to prepare spaghetti squash as with the previos reviewer I also had one sitting on my counter waiting to be used.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
137 users found this review helpful

Spanish Rice II

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2004
This rice is great! I used 1 cup of salsa in place of the tomatoes because that is what I had on hand. I also added a packet of goya sazon to the water. Also I sauteed some cumin and the chili powder with the rice, peppers, and onions for the last 2 minutes. I will be making this all the time!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2004
Spinach brownies are wonderful! I sauteed the onion in 1 tbls of butter and that was plenty of butter for these. These will be great to serve at a holiday party.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2006
Absolutely fabulous!! I made this recipe exactly as written with one exception. I added a 1/2 cup of sweet baby peas. I used half a box of linguini but next time I'm using a 9 oz package of fresh linguini. I also grated some fresh parm on to each dish. Yummo! This dish is a must try!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Easy Swedish Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
These were wonderful!! They reminded me of the Finnish pancakes my family used to make when I was a child. The batter is perfect as is and does not need extra flour. I cooked mine on my stove top in an 8" small non stick frying pan over medium heat and it made about 12 perfectly round pancakes. I then stacked them with layers of wax paper in between each one till they were ready to serve. Also 1 minute to a minute and 30 seconds per side was all they needed. I spead raspberry preserves on some of mine and then rolled them up, and they were soooo tasy!! I highly recomend this pancake recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

My Crab Cakes

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2007
These are excellent! I modified the recipe slightly by coating the cakes in corn flake crumbs instead of bread crumbs, that gave them a nice golden color. I also skipped the cayenne pepper and garlic powder and added 1/2 tsp of low salt Old Bay instead. As far as the crackers I used 15 reduced fat ritz and 10 saltines. I attempted to only add one egg but after mixing, the mix was a bit dry so I added another one. Oh and last but not least I used one 6oz can of lump crab and one 6oz can of fancy white crab. As other reviewers pointed out these don't need as much oil to cook in as called for, just coat the bottom of the pan with olive and oil and add a Tbls of butter. Great crab both myself and my husband loved them!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Honey Mustard Dressing II

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
This dressing is excellent! I have actually been making honey mustard like this for years but my version did not include lemon. The lemon must be the secret ingredient that mine was missing. I doubled this recipe and used low fat mayo and it came out great. You can experiment with all types of mustard to make this a bit more sharp.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

Reviewed: May 24, 2008
This is an excellent slow cooker recipe! I made all the changes suggested by jillybean such as doubling the sauce but not the cream cheese etc. Although, I do think I used 6oz of cream cheese instead of 4 oz. I did not add a packet of onion soup mix as I feel that would have been salt overload (not sure if jillybean suggested that but a lot of folks did) but I did replace the water with reduced sodium beef broth. Lastly I added some fresh thyme, and instead of buying stew meat I cubed a 2.25 pound eye round roast. This is one of the easiest recipes ever and the results are fabulous!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
These enchiladas are amazing!! I of course doctored up the recipe to suit my taste a bit more. I put 2 large chicken breasts in my slow cooker and added some chopped canned jalapeños, 1.5 Tbls of Taco Seasoning I (that recipe is also on this site) and then I added a can of cream of chicken and simmered for about 4-5hours on low. When the chicken was done I removed it from the slow cooker and shredded it, left the sauce in the slow cooker and stirred in the 1/2 cup sour cream and green onion (which I did not saute). I did everything else from here on as the recipe instructed and baked it in my oven on 350 for about 40 mins. Also, try looking for Manny's cafe style tortillas which are made with corn flour (they are a cross between a flour tortilla and a corn tortilla). They held up great in this recipe! This is a must try recipe and would be perfect to serve to guests for a Mexican themed evening.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
This dip is excellent! It does taste just like buffalo wings. I cut the recipe in half and used all reduced fat ingredients. I didn't really measure the cheddar cheese, instead I just mixed in a good size handful and instead of sprinkling cheddar on top of the dip I sprinkled some blue cheese crumbles on top. Great dip! I didn't use canned chicken instead I used the kind in the foil pack.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Seven Layer Tex Mex Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
I made this exactly as written accept I only used 1/2 pack of taco seasoning. I also made my own fresh guacamole. I will make this again and again!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Easy Spinach Lasagna with White Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
Excellent lasagna! I made two packets of the knorr alfredo sauce mix (the kind that you add your own milk) and that was plenty of sauce for this lasagna. I do not like jarred alfredo sauce at all and the packets worked great. I also added a couple cloves of sauteed garlic to the mushrooms, used a small pack of already shredded carrots, and I also added a 4oz jar of roasted red peppers which I diced. For the spinach and cheese mixture I added some ground nutmeg and little black pepper.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
Ok, I too will never purchase pizza sauce again! This sauce could not be any easier. I used 1/4 tsp of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic as I was out of garlic (go figure!). Also, I don't use marjoram in anything I cook so skipped that ingredient. In place of onion powder I used emeril's essence as I don't use onion powder either... The sauce is great and can totally be adapted to suit your taste. The cheese makes the sauce in my opionion, I was not sold on the sauce till I tasted it with the parm cheese.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 87) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

A Day To Remember
A Day To Remember

Memorial Day is a time to get together with friends and family for food, fun, and memories.

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

Nothing beats a big bowl of cool, creamy potato salad at your cookout.

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

Read our allrecipes.com blog

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