katyfirebird Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18564261)

cook's profile

katyfirebird

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Hearty Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Exactly what a pea soup should taste like! I didn't use a slow cooker b/c I realized there was just too much volume for my slow cooker, but it came out perfect anyway! I've been looking for a good tasting pea soup that doesn't require a ham bone, and this is def it. I bought and shopped up a tiny pre-cooked ham and used that. I love this soup - and it freezes well too.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Made these on Saturday to bring to work on Wednesday. They didn't make it!! They were sooo good - my only complaint was that the toffee was more like a caramel. Although I think that may have been my fault - I started the 3 minute timer just as I started to see bubbles. I will DEFINITELY be making this again, only I will not start timing until the full butter/sugar mixture is at a FULL rolling boil.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
I was very impressed with this! I don't normally like biscotti because of that "licorice" taste, but these do not have that as they are made with almond and vanilla extracts. I followed other reviews and cooled my "loaves" under a dish towel for 15 minutes before cutting. They did not crack and the pistachios didn't cause any difficulty in slicing the knife through the cookies. I bought salted, shelled pistachios and used exactly the amounts of both the pistachios and cranberries that the recipe called for. I will definitely be making these again (my co-workers all said I absolutely have to!). I also cooked the cookies after slicing for around 15-18 mins (flipping once) and found them to have a perfect crunch on the outside with a not-too-hard center. Didn't need coffee to soften these up at all!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
These were surprisingly wonderful! I didn't have any cumin on hand so I left it out. As per other reviews I did add some nutmeg and doubled the cayenne. I didn't find these to be too sweet at all. They were even better the next day!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Aunt Carol's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2010
I took this to a bbq and it was devoured in a snap!! Everyone loved it and I will be sure to make this again! The only changes I made were that I used Braeburn apples (I don't like granny smith apples) and as per other reviews I only used 1/2 the amount of cinnamon called for. The sugar crust was everyone's favorite. thanks for an awesome recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2009
WOW! Perfect! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and chilled the cookies for 15 mins. in the fridge before baking. I also used a 1/2 tbsp scoop to measure out the cookies, and a chapstick top to make the indent. I did not experience any trouble with the jam overflowing or with the cookies spreading too much. I followed the recipe amts and ingredients exactly, and I will definitely be making these again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Spaghetti Squash I

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2009
Wow - I was expecting this to be good because I love all the ingredients in it, but holy cow! This was excellent! I accidentally overcooked the squash, but it was still wonderful. I don't like black olives so I used kalamata olives instead, and I used 1 tbsp of jarred basil. I topped it with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and this is now one of my new favorites. Definitely will make again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chicken Noodle Casserole I

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
I should probably not even review this b/c I made so many changes - but with the changes it was so good! I added: 2 cloves minced fresh garlic, used 2 cans cream of mushroom (no cream of chicken), 1 cup of skim milk, 1/3 cup mayo, 2 tbsp dry minced onion, 1 large can sweet peas, 1 8oz. block of cheddar cheese (shredded and mixed in), of course the sour cream and 2 tsp of dry onion soup mix. BF loved it, and so did I.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
Very good - I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I did not chill the dough - the cookies spread perfectly and they were perfectly done in 10 minutes. This recipe is a keeper!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
These were good. I needed way more sour cream and milk to make it creamy than the recipe called for. Maybe next time I'll throw in some cheddar cheese. Will make this again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
These sounded great - but I was disappointed. I found them to be very bland - maybe more cheese was needed? I won't be making these again, but the concept is great and with some changes I'm sure they'd be really good.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
Threw in some cinnamon and vanilla like other reviewers said. Used 2 granny smiths and 4 gala apples. Used store bought crust - this recipe caught my eye b/c of its rave reviews and the small number of ingredients. Needless to say, I will never make another apple pie recipe again. This one is a keeper and I'm already planning which holidays I'm going to make it again for! Simple, yet delicious! Thanks to Grandma Ople for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cream Cheese Cookies IV

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
Not very impressive. I won't be making these again. Although they are quick and easy, next time I'll go through all the time and effort to make regular cookies.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2008
This was pretty good. I followed the reviews on here and omitted the eggs and doubled the cheese. This tastes great out of the oven but does not store well at all. It was expensive to buy all the cheeses, and since I cook for only myself I don't think I'll make it again b/c it isn't all that good the next day. And, just a side note - did anybody else realize that the recipe calls for vegetable oil but never says what to do with it?
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Toffee Crunch Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2008
These were really tasty! I couldn't find baking toffee or anything like that, so I smashed up a whole bunch of HEATH bars and used that. They came out really good - I liked how the chocolate from the HEATH bars added great flavor. I'd definitely make these again, and I won't even try to find toffee - I'll just use HEATH bars again! Oh - and I'll double the recipe next time - the original recipe only made around 14 cookies.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
20 users found this review helpful

Rainbow Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
Amazing! I followed some reviewers suggestions: 1- You don't need parchment paper. Use disposable cake pans and spray them with non-stick spray. 2- I used 1 1/2 tablespoons almond extract added to the batter. 3- I added 1/4 cup cream and 2 tablespoons to the choc chips while melting so they wouldn't crack when cut. Next time, I'll skip the cream. It made the chips just a tad to liguid-y, almost like a frosting. Most important of all, resist the urge to try and speed up the chilling process. These cookies are better the next day. I'll definitely be making these again - they taste better than from a bakery.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans

Reviewed: May 2, 2008
This was really good! I followed some reviewers' suggestions and sauteed some onion and garlic with it to add extra flavor. I also used a whole 1lb box of pasta. When I served it, I threw a few capers on top for just a touch more pizazz. I will definitely make this again! It's SOOO easy. Thanks for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: May 1, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. As another reviewer suggested, I cut back on the amount of oregano and upped the salt. I thought the oregano complemented the sweet potatoes in a subtle way. I'd definitely make these again, maybe next time cutting up an onion and throwing in in with the potatoes.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
This soup was excellent! I followed other reviewers' advice and added garlic, cilantro, corn, and jalapeno peppers. I also reserved one can of beans to add into the soup as whole beans. This soup was ok right after I made it; but the next day I reheated it and the soup was phenomenal!! Definitely better the next day - but an all around awesome and easy to make soup!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chicken in Creamy Pan Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
I used a vegetable infused chicken broth - that was the only change I made. I thought this was pretty good - I'd give it three stars except it was SO easy that I felt I had to give it another star; for the simplicity of it! Will def. make again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 26) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Want to Grill Tonight?
Want to Grill Tonight?

Check out time-saving recipes, because any night’s a good night to grill.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

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