Thalisa Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (1836045)

cook's profile

Thalisa

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
Having been from NYC originally, I was looking for a recipe that really popped. La Bella Ferrara or Junior's type cheesecake. That's not what I got. I only left the heat on for 45 minutes vs. an hour and it was still a little too brown on the edges. I had two very small cracks, even with a water bath, but if the cake wasn't so brown it would have still looked nice. The texture was right on, but the flavor wasn't. Any good cheesecake I've ever had has had a slight twinge of some sort of citrus-like flavor and this lacked it. I'll probably try it again, but the recipe and cooking time will be tweaked a bit.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Chicken and Dumplings II

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
Very bland. I added probably close to a dozen bullion cubes and a canned of condensed cream of mushroom soup to get any sort of flavor, and then sprinkled parmasan cheese on top of each serving. It was still a very loose soup, not gravy like at all, not even after adding a can of condensed cream soup. Two thumbs down.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
I've been making these for a while now. They are awesome, fluffy, yummy cookies. Even my boyfriend, the self proclaimed anti-dessert man, scarfs them down.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

French Beef Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
Excellent stew, though I half the mustard. The first time I made it the dijon overpowered the rest of the flavors. A stick to your ribs kind of meal. Yum!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Christmas Turtle Candies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
Definately not the easiest or best cookie on the tray. The carmel was hard to work with and later became hard enough that I was afraid someone was going to crack a tooth. I ended up keeping them at home to avoid other people sending me dental bills.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2003
I've never had zucchini bread before, that I can recall. Perhaps it is a very good recipe for someone who actually knows, and likes, zucchini bread. I found the recipe's ingredients a little bit of an odd combination from the get go, but was feeling adventurous. To me, the bread tasted as weird as the ingredient list looked. Is it a sweet bread? A spice bread? A vegetable bread? It seemed confused as to what it wanted to be. It might be an acquired taste, but I won't be making it again to test that theory.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Seven-Up® Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2003
This was a very good cake that was easy to make. I followed another reviewer's advice and used 2 tsps of lemon extract and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. If you're not looking for a strong lemon flavor, you're going to want to go easier on the lemon. You also don't need to cream the butter and sugar for 20 minutes. I used a hand mixer on a medium setting for less than 5 minutes. I can only assume Eleanor mixes by hand to warrant 20 minutes. Even then, it seems excessive. Just make sure it's completely blended (aka there is no sugar that bears a striking resemblance to instant potato flakes). It does look like it makes too much batter for one Bundt, I ended up reserving some. Don't. The cake didn't rise enough to warrant my fear. My only real complaint with the cake is that it really needs a glaze or frosting to really make it pop. There are a couple of glazes suggested by other reviewers, be sure to have the ingredients handy as this isn't really a stand alone cake.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
430 users found this review helpful

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2003
Excellent dish. The sauce is a little runny, and I'll be looking for a way to thicken it up, but the flavor was superb. I have realized there are wide differences between what different spice distributors coin as "Cajun Seasoning". My boyfriend had some no name brand which looked, smelled and tasted like Italian Seasonings. The one I have home, I believe, is made by McCormick and looks similar to chili powder. It's loaded up with various peppers and other goodies. If you find that this dish is too salty, I highly suggest replacing your brand of Cajun Seasoning with another - as the difference between brands can be extreme. I served this over rotini vs linguini simply because the curls in the pasta hold the sauce better.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Mother's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2003
Good, not great. I took other reviewers' advice and added both vanilla and cinnamon. Without the cream, it's moist enough for me, so that wasn't the issue. I might throw in a half cup of brown sugar in with the white sugar suggested and perhaps another half tsp of cinnamon.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Salsa Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2003
Fantastic, easy to make recipe that's become a staple around here.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2003
Pretty decent. Accidently made it with Southern style navy beans (premashed, and pork flavored). Honestly, it made it just the right consistancy between that and cutting the chicken broth in half. I wouldn't consider myself a spice fanatic, but this really wasn't terribly overpowering.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2003
I don't eat carrot cake, but my fiance and his family are big fans of it. I made it as a Thanksgiving Day dessert and it went over incredibly well. I think I'll be the proud recipient of a food processor come Christmas time though - as grating 6 cups of carrots isn't for the impatient or those who don't like their knuckles cut.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: May 31, 2004
I liked it, didn't love it. It was kind of like a spinach dip with pasta, and I only used half the spinach recommended. Definately not worth dirtying all the dishes I used.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Curried Chicken with Mango Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2005
I actually made this recipe as-is, save for cubing the chicken before tossing it in the pot. It was pretty good. I'll probably take the advice of the other reviewers regarding a little onion and garlic next time because the original recipe was missing something, but it wasn't obvious as to what. Definately a recipe that I'll toy around with, but close to perfect already.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Best Brownies

Reviewed: May 29, 2005
Pretty basic brownie recipe. Not too cakey, not too fudgey. I've made it with and without the frosting, it's okay either way - but not great.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Restaurant-Style Tequila Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2005
Easier than it looks, given the huge ingredient list and pretty good! One recommendation I would make is to pound the chicken breasts down little or to perhaps split them in two, since the marinade did a great job on the thinner end of the meat, but not on the thicker end, and it had marinated all day, having gotten flipped once.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2005
I made it for the "Best Carrot Cake Ever" recipe on this site and I'm not a huge fan of carrot cake OR cream cheese frosting (my husband and coworkers are), but even I liked the cake - with the frosting being my favorite part. I did add about a quarter cup more powdered sugar to take some of the bite out of it, but the texture was fine even before I did that. Definately not a runny frosting, though I wish I had a 220v compliant mixer to have fluffed it up more than I managed to by hand. One of the hazards of moving overseas, I guess.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Jambalaya II

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2005
Great recipe that tolerates forgetting things on a store run or the inability to get certain items (like tomato paste) due to moving out of country. Very easy to spice up or spice down depending on your tastes. All around winner.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Pasta, Chicken and Artichokes

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2005
The theory behind the recipe sounded good, so I made it when I had a girl friend coming over for dinner. Looking at it more, it seemed to have strange proportions, especially if you expect to feed 4 people with the recipe, so I sort of winged it. I cooked the chicken, pulled it out of the pot leaving the liquid remaining, tossed in a boullion cube and about half cup each of Chardonnay and heavy cream. I upped the vegetables considerably: 1 whole tomato (chopped), a whole head of broccoli florets (cut small to cook easier), a whole red bell pepper (julenned) and probably close to a cup of sliced mushrooms. I did leave it at just one can of hearts though. It was plenty. Someone said this recipe was better the next day, but I wouldn't know, my tweaked version which probably should have fed 8 people or more if calculated against this recipe was demolished by 3 of us.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
29 users found this review helpful

Sour Cream Chicken Paprika

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2005
This is pretty good! I love sour cream based sauces and chicken ever since I tried it at a Mexican restaurant a few years back. I would cut down the onions used and chop them really fine in a food processor as I think the texture and flavor, as is, are a bit overpowering.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 25) 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