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Home Town: Yerington, Nevada, USA
Living In: Reno, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Soup
Very good. Right before I served it, I added a couple of teaspoons of quality Balsamic vinegar and it gave it such a wonderful rich flavor. I'll definitely be making this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014
Chicken Marsala II
I had high expectations for this and was pretty let down. I only had sweet Marsala but several reviewers said it would be better with sweet. I will try it again with the dry to see how well I like it then. Also, I don't see a reason to cook the mushrooms in butter and then add bacon which would only render more fat. I cooked the chopped bacon in the pan first, removed the cooked pieces and used the drippings to saute the mushrooms. I doubled the Marsala and still there was very little sauce once it deglazed the pan and reduced down a bit. Although dredging the chicken in flour worked well, I don't think I would miss anything by just using seasoned chicken breasts and that would save on fat calories. Of course that is just my health-conscious twist. Over all I found the sauce bland and there was definitely too little sauce for six servings. I'm not giving up on this, just need to tweak it to get the flavor I expect.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2013
Pan Fried Swiss Chard
Although I really liked this recipe, I downgraded it on the merit of nutrition alone. I can't imagine why you would want to add two tablespoons of butter to the already greasy bacon drippings. I sauteed the bacon in a non-stick pan and drained some of the bacon fat off then continued with the recipe. That cuts the calories at least by a third if not by half and is still very good. My hubby loved this recipe and it is a definite keeper. I think adding balsamic vinegar rather than lemon juice would also be a hit.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2012

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