FNChef Recipe Reviews (Pg. 2) - Allrecipes.com (18019675)

cook's profile

FNChef

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2013
Perfectly easy and tasty meatball recipe! I ran out of bread crumbs (I was making this with 5# of meat! Yielding around 150 meatballs) so I subbed some Ritz crackers. Using a cookie scoop to form the meatballs is a quick trick to uniform size. I also like to bake them on a cooling rack over a foil-lined pan; it was about 20 minutes for the size of ball I made. After cooling completely, I popped them in the freezer for a week or two. After spending the morning on low in the crockpot, covered with sauce, they were thawed and ready to eat! They went over very well at the party!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
I have no desire (or need) to ever buy blue cheese dressing again, now that I've stumbled upon this recipe. I was dreading buying a bottle at the store because I won't buy the stuff off the shelf unless it's refrigerated (Maries, LiteHouse, etc) since they have a superior taste and fewer "extra" ingredients to preserve it. But it's not on sale and I needed a lot of it for an upcoming party... I was SO happy to find this recipe and was so happy to have everything I needed to make it. The only changes I made were insignificant: I found it easier to break up the blue cheese first, by itself. I also skipped the sugar because...well, I was lazy and didn't think it was necessary. Yum! I'm in love :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chewy Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
I saved this recipe awhile back and was excited to finally use it for Valentine’s Day! It was the perfect choice for a perfectly chocolate-y treat to share with coworkers! Studded with mint chocolate chip AND red and white mint M&M candies, these cookies are sure to win over many hearts. I don’t typically use shortening for cookies but bit the bullet for this recipe and was pleased with the results. They aren’t greasy, just perfectly chewy and delicious. (Note: Same recipe as “Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies” on this site, with the exception of the peppermint extract.)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
I saved this recipe awhile back and was excited to finally use it for Valentine’s Day! It was the perfect choice for a perfectly chocolate-y treat to share with coworkers! Studded with mint chocolate chip AND red and white mint M&M candies, these cookies are sure to win over many hearts. I don’t typically use shortening for cookies but bit the bullet for this recipe and was pleased with the results. They aren’t greasy, just perfectly chewy and delicious. (Note: Same recipe as “Chewy Brownie Cookies” on this site, with the exception of the peppermint extract.)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cajun Crab Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2013
Quick, easy and delicious! I followed the sage advice of Naples when I subbed celery for the corn--I didn't realize ahead of time that I didn't have any corn on hand! So I appreciated the recommended substitution! The celery was a great addition; though, I still would've added corn if I had it. I also chose to use a nice Cajun seasoning instead of the spices listed in the recipe. Looking forward to a tasty lunch tomorrow!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2013
Great flavor and moist texture--half recipe made 10 beautiful muffins!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Green Chile Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2013
I wasn't sure how this was going to go over with my other half... it's a little strange to have cottage cheese in your eggs/quiche, but we had lots of cottage cheese to use up since it wasn't getting eaten. This proved to be a good way to use it up and get lots of protein! My homemade pie crust suffered (I should've par-baked) so we ended up eating it crustless (which I prefer anyways). I omitted the butter, used fresh spinach (chopped up), and white whole wheat flour. Beautiful presentation, very flavorful (1 can of chilies is plenty), it made for a great light dinner tonight!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
Great recipe for dinner on a cold Minnesota winter day! I had shredded chicken, stock, and gnocchi (all homemade!) in my freezer that made this a snap to prepare. I appreciate the straight-forward instructions and ingredients, though I didn't think the cornstarch slurry was necessary so I skipped it. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cindy's Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2013
Easy to prepare and nice flavor! I would reduce rice next time, as it was more than I would've liked... I brought the cajun seasoning to the table and I added more to my dish, but my bf thought it was just fine the way it was prepared.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Waffles I

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Quick and easy recipe for your basic waffle. I had the ingredients whipped together in no time--just in time for my waffle iron to be preheated! A nicely crisp waffle - nothing extravagant, good base for any toppings. I halved the recipe (milk=7 oz)and it made 2 full size belgian waffles and another one that was about 3/4.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2012
Perfect! I used for filling whoopie pies - yum!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Norwegian Waffles

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2012
I received a new Belgian waffle maker for Christmas and this was the first recipe I tried. It worked out slick and made four beautiful, golden round waffles. They weren't super flavorful, which is just fine. They are a good basic waffle that will do well with any topping of your choice!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2012
Cooking method is my tried and true way to get perfect results every time (though, I usually let mine sit a few minutes longer in the water once it boils.) Perfect ratio of mayo/mustard to egg yolks. I forgot to add the cheese til after Grandpa had piped the filling in so we just sprinkled the tops with bacon (we did just the tops in case anyone wanted the standard, bacon-free version). A crowd pleaser at our holiday dinner table!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Pumpkin Puree

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
Great method, though I just put mine cut-side down on a foil-lined sheet. A food processor makes it even faster and easier than a blender, eliminating the need to pass through a strainer.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cardamom Granola Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
I should've followed my gut on this one. There's WAY too much cardamom (and I only used about half called for because I was using the pods and got tired of crushing them open!). And a couple tablespoons too much butter, so they look and feel greasy. They did not need 30 minutes in the oven.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful
Photo by FNChef

Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2012
A perfect pumpkin cake recipe! I followed this recipe, omitting the nuts and baking into cupcakes. The cupcakes were perfect and beautiful and tasty as they were, but I decorated them with a simple cream cheese frosting. I received a lot of great feedback from coworkers about how moist and yummy they were. I loved the true pumpkin flavor of these, with just a hint of cinnamon flavor coming through - not complicated with extra spices. A full batch easily made over 30 cupcakes.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2012
While I modified this a little bit to use what I had on hand, I found this to be a perfectly flavorful, delicious, and comforting soup - perfect for lunch after spending the morning raking leaves! I used canned stock, since I prefer to use less sodium. And chose evaporated milk over half/half, since I had that on hand too. My tomatoes were from leftover homemade marinara sauce from the freezer and it worked beautifully. A little extra frozen whole kernal corn, and I was set! --I tend to try all sorts of new recipes; my boyfriend requested I stick with this one (or at least remember it). :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Mexican Blackened Corn

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2012
Hopefully the timing doesn't scare people off from making this! I just noticed it says 1.25 hrs!! I didn't notice that and it certainly didn't take that long to make! I happened to have some extra bacon from Sunday brunch, so that helped... BUT! multi-task! You don't have to wait for the bacon to finish before starting the rest of the dish! I used the recipe as more of a guide... skipped the red bell and replaced with diced chiles (extras from the other night); skipped the beer (wasn't necessary and I doubted I'd enjoy it since I'm not a fan of beer); skipped the cheese since I didn't want to use it (there was enough cheese on the enchiladas I served with the corn). If you keep your heat high enough and occassionaly stir the kernals, this tasty side dish should NOT take 20 minutes! The bacon was nice, but not critical. Give this a shot and tweak to what you have on hand or to your flavor preferences!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2012
I've found this on several blogs lately and it's our go to recipe for quick and easy granola bars. I have found we like 1/4-1/3 cup brown sugar to be better, as they are too sweet otherwise. Also, you have to press these in pretty darn good so they stick together. AND the best way to make them stay firm is to refrigerate...otherwise they do tend to break easily, which I don't mind but my bf doesn't care for crumbling bars. :) It's fun to mix up the nuts/fruit/chocolate, or eliminate all together.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Beans, Greens and Garlic Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2012
JUST what I needed tonight! I didn't have to go to the store, didn't have to do much prep, didn't have to do much thinkin to throw this together and have a delicious dinner tonight (and lunch tomorrow and the next day and the next day...). It's just me this week, so this couldn't have been a more perfect meal (the other half prefers meat, which I could easily add some cooked chicken to this...). I followed Naples substitution and added swiss chard since it's what I had on hand. Excuse me while I got eat my dinner... :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 21-40 (of 619) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Hop On Easter
Hop On Easter

Recipes for baked ham, deviled eggs, and oh-so-cute treats.

Fresh Spring Recipes
Fresh Spring Recipes

The best ways to enjoy what’s in season right now.

Subscribe Today!
Subscribe Today!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!

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