copetenn Recipe Reviews (Pg. 2) - Allrecipes.com (1997829)

cook's profile

copetenn

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more
Photo by copetenn

Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
Sauteed an onion before browning beef. Added packet of taco seasoning to meat. Used can of tomatoes w/ green chiles instead of straight tomatoes. Didn't have tortillas, but did have some yellow cornbread on hand. Began w/ layer of meat in 13x9, crumbled cornbread and spread over meat mixture, then 2nd layer of meat and shredded cheese. Savory Tex-Mex taste.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
Five stars because of both simplicity and flavor. Have synthesized the various suggestions here to nail it down spot on. To the base cake, simply adding two eggs and 1/4 cup of sugar causes the cake to bake into a nice 'dome' shape as most cakes do in a 13 x 9 pan (30 minutes at 350 degrees F). The cake is enhanced by a super simple glaze: 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons milk. Blend and pour over warm cake. Finally, if you want to take it over the top, put a dollop of whipped cream then a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to cap it off and you're there. Incredibly simple and delicious.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
128 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Party Chicken I

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
Instead of putting dried beef on bottom of 13 x 9, I pound the chicken breasts thin (between two pieces of clear wrap) and wrap the breast around half a package of thin-sliced beef sandwich meat, Next, slightly fry two pieces of bacon per breast, wrap around the breast and cover with soup/sour-cream blend. You can also add sauteed onion/celery/mushroom and include in the soup/cream mix. To make the chicken fork-tender, bake uncovered in 300 degree F oven for two hours.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Sun Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2008
Made a few adjustments, the result being a rich, flavorful, appealing loaf of bread. Substituted tomato juice for water (and heated it for 15-20 seconds in high wattage microwave to get to 100 degrees in order to activate yeast). Added 1/2 t garlic powder, included 1 t ground Italian seasoning, used a full jar of sundried tomatoes from the store (rinsed clean from the oil they were packed in in the jar), 3/4 cup Asiago in the dough and additional Asiago sprinkled on top of loaf prior to baking. Used bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. It's a good idea because bread flour tends to rise higher than all-purpose, and with this combo of ingredients even the bread flour didn't rise as high as it does with non-intricate bread recipes. I make all bread loaves by hand, and if you haven't read any other of my bread reviews here it is: mix all ingredients together, knead like heck on floured surface. Oil a bowl & put in the bread dough. Zap your microwave for 60 seconds with nothing in it to get it warm, then cover the dough bowl with a damp cloth and put inside warm microwave for 45-60 minutes. Take dough out, punch down and let sit a few minutes. Knead like heck again. Grease or cooking spray your loaf pan, shape bread into loaf size and put in loaf pan. Let rise a second time (in warmed microwave again) for 45-60 minutes. Heat oven to 350 F. For this recipe bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack to finish cooling.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Light Oat Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2008
Made two loaves of this, one with the called-for 2T brown sugar and the second loaf substituting 2T honey for the brown sugar. As for flavor my personal preference is the one made with honey. Both loaves turned out great--made by hand (knead, let rise, punch down, let rise again, 30-35 minutes at 350 F). After taking out of oven, let cool for 10 minutes, take out of pan, further cooling on wire rack. Finally, brushing the cooling loaf with melted butter never hurts...
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Creamy Orange Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2008
I made two of these, one with the cool whip topping as the recipe calls for, and also a cream-cheese dreamsicle icing. Both taste JUST like the dreamsicle ice cream treat. The cream cheese icing is as follows: cream 1/2 of an 8-oz cream cheese block with 1 1/2 Tablespoons chilled butter until fluffy. Mix in two cups sifted confectioners sugar. Mix in 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract and 1 Tablespoon orange extract. This icing is much thinner than the cool whip topping but tastes the same.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
23 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
Made this by hand, and it was the most perfect loaf of bread I've ever made. I used 5T of olive oil (4 in the dough, 1 to brush top of loaf after it came out of the oven). The flavor and texture were dead on. If you're making by hand, bake at 375 for 15-20 min. Took mine out at 17 min, it could not have turned out better. This is my daughter's favorite bread ever.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2008
This is a top notch cheesecake, no doubt. I do have one suggestion on making the kahlua whipped cream. Put the liquor and confectioners sugar in at the beginning (instead of upon peaking the whipping cream). Doing so will prevent the whipped product from breaking down too much and being slightly mush (rather than a whipped texture). Also will do 1.5 times the crust next time as others have mentioned. I used a 9" springform and it was fine. Can understand if using a 10" that it would be too thin.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2008
Sauteed about 1/2 c of onion in pot before adding ingredients. Left out the corn, added 1 can of cream of chicken soup, drained the black beans and Rotel tomatoes. Included 1 packet of taco seasoning mix. Topped with crunched tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream. Voila! Very good. Made it with canned chicken breast this (first) time, and it works fine. Can see how real chicken would enhance it even more, but if you don't have that available then canned chicken works just fine. Will definitely be making this again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by copetenn

Eggnog Quick Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2003
This bread rocks. I doubled the nutmeg (heavy on the nutmeg when I drink eggnog) and it turned out great. This is a BIG hit during Christmas season. Update: found an Eggnog Glaze to add to this bread if desired. Eggnog Glaze: 2 c confec sugar, 2 T butter (softened), 1 t vanilla, 3+ T eggnog. In med bowl mix all glaze ingred except eggnog. Add in 3T (or more) eggnog until glaze reaches desired consistency. With butter knife apply over completely cooled loaf. (see pic I've uploaded to this recipe page with the glaze on it)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
49 users found this review helpful

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2003
This bread is outstanding! I used 1 full bag of mini chocolate chips. Very moist...
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Banana Nut Bread Baked in a Jar

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2003
I baked this recipe for coworkers and it was a smash. Zer gut!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 21-32 (of 32) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner

Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

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