KateShaw Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (188817010)

cook's profile

KateShaw

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Peach Kuchen

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I thought I'd try making this in a pie plate (I have a pretty one I'd just washed) and it worked great. I used a 1-pound package of frozen peach slices, thawed, but they didn't quite cover the bottom of the pie plate so I put a few handfuls of blackberries and raspberries in the middle. That gave it some nice contrasting color too. I used butter instead of margarine and almond extract instead of vanilla, as others suggested. I also added a handful of sliced almonds, chopped into small pieces, to the cinnamon/sugar topping. Maybe since I used a ceramic pie plate, the kuchen was done in only 25 minutes. It's delicious and not too sweet, PERFECT with coffee or hot tea. It would make a good brunch recipe or a good dessert after a large meal since it's so light and not too filling. I believe you could use just about any fruit with good results. This recipe is a definite keeper!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Lemon Turkey Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2014
A great way to use up leftover turkey when everyone's sick of heavy, rich food. I added a little more turkey and carrot than called for because I love both, a little less onion and spinach. I also left out the garlic because I forgot to get fresh. The result was still delicious, and I'm about to have the last of it for lunch. The lemon is perfect with it, giving it a lightness and a zing not usually associated with turkey! I used homemade turkey stock.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by KateShaw

Georgia Peach Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2014
Amazing pie! I didn't have a deep-dish pie plate so I used a regular one and heaped the peach slices and whipped cream on top. It worked just fine. I only had three (large) peaches but plenty of whipped cream, so I put one layer of peach slices on the pie crust and cut up the rest and folded them into the whipped cream. I put the whipped cream on top right away to keep the peaches from discoloring, and popped the whole thing in the fridge overnight. It was a hit at lunch! Oh, and I reduced the amount of sugar in the crust to 3/4 cup and it tasted just right. Next time I may add just a touch of cinnamon to the peaches.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Beefy Lasagna Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
Wow, I'm definitely going to be making this one over and over! There's enough sauce to make more than six pieces (eight or maybe even ten) and it's easy to serve since each piece is separate. I used shredded cheddar and mozzarella. I didn't measure, just put the fillings on until it looked right, and ended up using about half the package of cream cheese. I accidentally drained the pasta too early and it wasn't quite cooked through, so I baked the dish about half an hour and that did the trick.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
So simple and delicious! I used half white and half brown sugar and added 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2013
Usually I just use the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag, but this one is far superior. I halved the recipe since I didn't have enough chocolate chips otherwise (and didn't want 4 dozen cookies in the house to tempt me all weekend!) and left out the nuts. I think I'll add them next time. Other than that, and doubling the salt (I don't know that it needed it), I followed the recipe exactly. Make sure to get these out of the oven before they look fully done, about when the edges start to firm up, then let them cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
I replaced the oil with 1/4 c melted butter and 1 c unsweetened applesauce. I also added 2 c of walnut pieces. Excellent!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2014
This turned out really good! I used two leg quarters and removed the skin and as much fat as possible. I did not grease the pyrex dish and it didn't need it. The only thing I changed with the recipe was leaving out the paprika because I was out. It was still really good. Because quarters are bigger than thighs alone I cooked it under foil for 30 minutes, then removed the foil and baked another 20 minutes. Then I turned off the oven but didn't take it out for maybe another five minutes while I was getting the veggies ready. I had a hard time leaving the second piece and not eating it right up, but I want to make tacos from the leftover meat!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Mini Orange Mince Pies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
Perfect for the mince filling I made! I used cold orange juice instead of water as other people suggested, and added 1/4 tsp cloves. I forgot to buy oranges, though, so I only had one to zest and had to share it with the filling, so the orange flavor wasn't as strong as it probably should have been. Still very good and easy dough to handle. It baked up perfectly. I made mine with star-shaped top crusts as in the photo (some with one large star and others with three small stars) and the result is a delicious, festive treat. I didn't roll out as thin as I should have so I only got twelve tarts.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Pork Ribs Piquant

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2014
I was skeptical, but this turned out excellent! I halved the recipe since I only had 3/4 lb ribs, but forgot to halve the water. The ribs were almost covered with sauce. After I turned them I removed the foil to let some of the moisture cook off. They turned out amazingly tender and delicious! I left out the onion since I didn't have one and didn't want to run to the store, and used red wine vinegar since that's all I had on hand too. Oh, and I used brown mustard since I didn't have dry mustard.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Tuna, Noodles, Pickles and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2015
I've been iced in all week, so this was the perfect back-of-the-cupboard-food recipe! I used thin egg noodles since that's what I had and they worked fine. It reminded me of Chicken a la King but with tuna. The only thing I changed was that I couldn't wait until it chilled through to eat it, but it was good warm too, and I have leftovers for tomorrow!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Migas II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2013
Excellent recipe! I used 4 tortillas and 2 eggs since I was just cooking for myself. I like the ratio because it doesn't taste super-eggy. I fried in coconut oil and added a little cumin and black pepper when I put the eggs in. I can definitely see myself making these a lot!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chocolate Mice

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2014
These mice were a hit! Everyone wanted to take a picture. I used white chocolate with vanilla cookie crumbs for the white mice, and rolled them in coconut. The brown mice were regular chocolate with chocolate cookie crumbs. I used caramel for the tails (which was a lot easier than I expected). I put the eyes on first, then rolled the mice in crumbs/coconut, then added ears. I put the tails in just before I left for the party (I used a toothpick to make holes to insert the tails), but I didn't have any problems with the caramel getting sticky so I probably could have added the tails earlier. This was a lot of work so I may never make them again, but it was fun once and the result was tasty as well as cute.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Mock Mincemeat Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
Delicious although I may use one fewer apple next time and a few more raisins. I added 1/2 c walnuts and used dark spiced rum instead of brandy. I made mine into tarts instead of one pie and had some left over. I'm tempted to eat it out of the pot with a big spoon. :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cranberry Orange Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
A very good recipe! I increased the orange juice to 1 cup and added a tsp of cinnamon, but otherwise didn't change anything except that I used dried cranberries. It's moist and delicious!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Easter Buttermilk Hot Cross Buns

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014
I used currants instead of raisins and made my own icing with powdered sugar, but those were the only changes I made. The buns turned out great but not as rich as I expected, probably because of the lack of eggs. I like lightly sweet much better than overly sweet but the currants were not enough to make me feel I was eating a sweet pastry instead of savory. I may up the sugar just a bit next time. I will probably also bake them on a baking sheet instead of a 9x13 pan since they smashed together as they baked and look like pull-apart rolls instead of the round hot-cross buns I remember from when I was a kid. Still, this is a good basic recipe and great for when I need to bake for a family member with an egg allergy.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2014
Very easy and makes nicely crispy chicken. Next time I'll probably add paprika for a bit of extra flavor.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2013
Delicious but not as coconutty as I'd like even though I increased the coconut to 1 1/2 cups. Next time I might add coconut extract. Since I used sweetened coconut I reduced the white sugar to 1/4 c and I'm glad I did--the cookies are not too sweet. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, increased the vanilla to 1 tsp, and added 1/2 tsp almond extract. The dough looked so much like chocolate chip dough that I added a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips at the last minute. I don't think I needed them, though.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cream Cheese Tart Shells

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2014
I halved this recipe to use in two ramekins. Super easy to make and a good result. I baked them without the filling for about 25 minutes, then added the filling and baked another ten minutes. The bottoms were still a bit squidgy so I probably should have baked them 30 minutes before adding the filling.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
Delicious, lemony bread with a cake-like texture and sweetness. I made some changes based on others' comments. I used butter instead of shortening, 1 1/2 Tbsp poppyseeds instead of nuts, and added the juice of one (small) lemon to the batter, along with 1/2 tsp of (homemade, so strong) lemon extract. I also used about half lemon zest, half orange zest, and substituted 1/4 c orange juice for half of the milk. Definitely watch cooking time. Mine was done after only 45 minutes--good thing I checked, since I didn't believe it would be done so soon. I poured the glaze on as soon as I got it out of the oven and let it soak into the bread. It worked great, although I had trouble getting it out of the pan after it had cooled some. It's very good but I find it a bit too sweet. Next time I won't use orange juice and may reduce the sugar in the glaze.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 39) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Let the Slow Cooker Handle It
Let the Slow Cooker Handle It

The best wintertime meals need a long, slow simmer while you're doing something else.

Get Your Money's Worth
Get Your Money's Worth

Our big collection of budget recipes will leave some jingle in your pocket.

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

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