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Home Town: St. Charles, Illinois, USA
Living In: St. Charles, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Supreme Strawberry Topping
I'm going to use this recipe in a frozen strawberry lemonade recipe very very soon!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2012
Good For You Macaroni and Cheese
This recipe was delicious and even my very picky husband who hates sweet potatoes and saw me preparing one just for this recipe loved it! You can't taste the sweet potatoes or chickpeas. It's just mac and cheese with the nutrients you get from the chickpeas and sweet potatoes! I must say though, that the prep time took me much longer than 25 minutes because I had to make the mashed sweet potatoes prior to everything else. Also, I ran into a scalding issue with the evap. milk and roux. That wasn't really a problem in the recipe. More a problem with the clean up. The entire recipe from beginning-end took me about 2.5 hours, and I'd consider myself an intermediate cook. This recipe also made a ton of leftovers! We didn't have a 9x13 pan, so I improvised and used 2 9inch pie pans. Worked just as well and my husband liked how I just cut our mac and cheese portions into pizza-shaped triangles. :) Yes, he's a 10 year old trapped in a 30 year old's body. But I love the man. Try this recipe! Also, I recommend adding more salt to the evaporated milk/roux mixture. The mac and cheese wasn't very salty, but the cheese really packs a punch!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2012
Fresh Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Lasagna
My husband made this for dinner last night. It was a really nice surprise to come home to let me tell you! The only thing was that he left out several key ingredients that I think would have made all the difference. He didn't have any type of sauce on the top layer of noodles. All he did was put a light sprinkle of parm cheese and it didn't do anything but dry out the top layer of noodles making them too chewy and crunchy for my liking. Also, he left out the wine and the onions. I think he may have left out the nutmeg too, but not certain. I'm an onion and garlic lover, so i was a little sad that there weren't any onions in here, and I can see where they would really bring this dish to life. The missing wine would really round out the flavors overall. But the kicker is that when i removed the top layer of dried out noodles, I thought he had cooked with wine. He laughed b/c he said the recipe called for it but he left it out. It's still very tasty without these key ingredients. But I'm going to make this recipe myself sometime soon using all the ingredients here and see if it doesn't come out more moist.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2011
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