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Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
This is great. I made it as is other than omitting the shrimp and just adding marinaded roasted chicken breasts on top instead and using a full 16 oz of pasta (added more cream to compensate). I do think it's a little spicy with 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Next time I'll use half. Other than that it's a very quick and tasty meal. You can't even tell you use bottled alfredo.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2014
Delicious Chicken Casserole
This is good. I hate to make a recipe without trying it as is first, but I did feel it needed some veggies added and some other things changed. I didn't make broth, used a rotisserie chicken and 2 cups of brown rice. I sauteed carrots, celery, onions and mushrooms and added them for texture and flavor. I added a little more sour cream, a half cup of water and a jar of chicken gravy I had on hand because I didn't have the soup. Instead of crackers I used panko and a little less butter. It turned out well. The brown rice is the key because it will hold up better. I still had some nice texture on the rice after baking 35 minutes. It's a great way to sneak in brown rice to your family. You'll never be able to tell with all the creamy sauce on top. I'll try it again with cheese next time. This is a great starter recipe and does well with add ins. The basic recipe is the same so I'll still give it 5 stars.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2014
Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage
Great recipe. I added a little thyme and oregano and 6 cups of water. Also I ended up adding the whole onion and bell pepper so I wouldn't have half lying around. I did find it needed more cooking time. I cooked it for 30 minutes. While it was cooking I browned the sausage. Let it release naturally and then added the sausage and cooked for 10 more minutes. Next time I might go 15 minutes to make them fall apart a little more for a creamier texture. I wasn't in any real hurry, but if you are you could quick release and add more time to your cooking. It turned out great. I think the whole thing took an hour. I also have a regular Wal-Mart stove top pressure cooker and that's the time I used.

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Reviewed On: May 2, 2014

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