Karen Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18272729)

cook's profile

Karen

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Cream Soup Base

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2006
Although I cook often and love making soups, this was my first try at a cream soup. Wow. It was so easy to prepare and took no time at all! I added steamed broccoli and some shredded cheese, and my family offered rave reviews. I can't wait to try it with potatoes.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Fettuccine Alfredo V

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2006
This was a great recipe with only a bit of tweaking. I agree with previous reviewers -- purchase a block of parmesan and grate it yourself. We tried the kind in the bag the first time. It tasted OK, but the texture left something to be desired. Last night, we grated a block and the sauce was fabulously smooth! Also, we only used slightly more than half of the cheese and roughly half of the garlic. Very easy, very tasty. Try topping it with some grilled chicken or sauteed shrimp.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Maryland Crab Cakes I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2006
Delish! Backed off from the Old Bay a bit, but the cakes were fabulous.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2006
Delish! Definitely needed a bit more garlic and more broth, though. I rinsed the sausage and blotted the bacon (which I microwaved). Also, crushed red pepper makes it legit. Great recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Hot Bean Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2007
This was a great dip to serve with "scoop"-style tortilla chips. I used about half as much cheese as the recipe called for (a shredded Mexican blend) and mixed it into the dip before baking. Also, I thought it needed a bit more hot sauce (try Frank's Red Hot) and used about 2 teaspoons. My husband and father-in-law loved it!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2007
Great recipe, but I also used more pasta -- I tossed in some chopped frozen broccoli during the last few minutes of cooking, too. The veggies made a very nice contrast with the rich (and abundant!) sauce, and it's a great way to sneak some more vitamins into the dish. I also cooked some finely chopped onion in the butter before adding the flour and spices. Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Coney Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2007
A great recipe. I cooked the onion and garlic with the beef, added beef bouillion to the water and nixed the MSG. Also, I increased the amounts of both garlic and chili powder. I needed to add a bit of white sugar to balance the acidity, but it was probably due to the tomato sauce I used. Thanks much, though. It was just what I was looking for. (This sauce also makes for fabulous garbage fries - pour onto hot cooked french fries and add sour cream or ranch dressing, cheese, peppers, etc. Yum!)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Mushroom Soup Without Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2007
So, so, so delicious!!! I used four cups of chicken stock and two cups of vegetable stock, and I don't care for thyme, so I used marjoram and basil. Spun the immersion blender through it (lightly) so it still retained some texture. I can't wait to try it with several different types of mushrooms!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

My Best Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
So delicious! I used a bottle of clam juice (in addition to the liquid from the canned clams) and also added an extra can of clams. Other than that (and nixing the carrots), the recipe was solid as is. Amazing. Thank you!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2007
Great recipe! I diced a fresh chile from my garden, tossed it in a skillet with some oil, garlic and green onion and cooked it until tender. I mixed this with canned chicken, beans, etc., then followed the rest of the recipe. I used the larger can of enchilada sauce (19 oz.) and didn't put sour cream on top while baking, but it turned out so good. I'll never roll another enchilada! Thank you!!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Autumn Beef Stew

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2007
Had to add broth and some other odds and ends, but it was a good starting point. The fam loved it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Beef Florentine

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2007
I cooked the onion and (extra) garlic with the beef, added bouillion to the water, used ricotta instead of cottage cheese and added basil and oregano. My husband and father-in-law liked it; I thought it was OK.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2007
An absolutely delicious recipe. I used Italian sausage (cooked and sliced) instead of kielbasa, added some chopped onion and a few cloves of garlic while I browned the sausage, upped the carrots, tossed in two diced potatoes and added bouillion to the water. It cooked MUCH faster than the recipe stated - the lentils were tender after about 4 hours on low (when I added tomato sauce instead of tomatoes).
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Sausage Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2007
These made me a goddess to my family! Wow. I only made a half-batch using a one-pound roll of Italian sausage, one package of cream cheese and just a bit of extra sharp Cheddar. I agree with the reviewers who suggested cutting the bacon lengthwise before wrapping. Using the convection oven crisped it nicely. Thanks so much for such a fantastic recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Quick and Easy Mexican Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2007
What a great, easy recipe. I seasoned the chicken with garlic, garlic salt, Mexican blend chili powder and onion powder and used my homemade salsa. Added some sour cream on the side and served it with steamed summer squash and black beans with rice. We'll definitely make this one again. Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Herald's Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2007
A great start, but definitely needed a kick. I added a chopped cayenne pepper to the beef, along with some sliced baby bellas. I'm not a fan of tomatoes, either, so I stirred a small can of tomato sauce into the browned beef mixture, too (will use paste next time, though).
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Awesome Roast Beef

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
Fabulous! I used two cups of water and three teaspoons (cubes) of bouillion with two cans of mushroom soup and two envelopes of mushroom onion soup mix. It was absolutely delicious with noodles. Will try turning the leftovers into soup/stew tomorrow evening. Thanks much ~ it was reminiscent of my mum's roast.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2008
I just made this to have with our Valentine's Day dinner, but I'm terribly afraid it won't last through the night! I probably have chocolate all over my face from licking every utensil. This dessert is incredible - I can't wait for my husband to try it! *Note to HaileyDaily: I know I can't be the only one to think this, but I just couldn't go without saying it. Please don't laugh at children for making "mistakes." There's no better way to discourage them from trying. Use this as an opportunity to learn with your daughter. Thanks, though, for allowing her to experiment. The world needs more foodies!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
This made for a great dinner! To get some extra veggies, I added some chopped carrots with the rice and tossed in some sauteed asparagus when I mixed in the onions. Also, I backed off on the balsamic a bit, because I'm not a huge fan. Overall, a good recipe. Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
Delightful! The only things I changed were to use 2 cups of half & half instead of 1 cup of cream and 1 half & half and to toss in a handful of chopped green onions. A great recipe, and I can't wait to try it again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 32) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

The Season’s Best Sides
The Season’s Best Sides

Complete the meal with your favorite holiday side dishes.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

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