annie1992's Recipe Reviews
Posted 7/7/2011 8:00:03 AM
Watermelon Lemonade with Kiwi Splash
For the reviewer who didn't understand the directions, it clearly states to spoon a dollop of the frozen kiwi fruit mixture on top of the lemonade. The picture also shows a spoonful of the kiwi mixture on top of the glass of lemonade, it is not blended in.
My grandkids really liked this, and I'll make it again, but they really liked eating the frozen kiwi better than drinking the lemonade, much like they spoon the dollop of whipped cream from the top of a shake instead of stirring it in.
Posted 7/7/2011 7:44:03 AM
Basil- and Crabmeat-Topped Cucumbers
I liked this, and didn't think the basil was overpowering. I made it a second time and used lemon basil and thought it was even better, the lemon overtones of the basil nicely complimented the crab.
This is definitely a step up from one of my kids' favorites, tuna salad stuffed into a cucumber half. I do agree that it is improved with a bit of salt and pepper, although I do realize that many people are trying to cut their salt consumption.
This is a nice cool lunch on those days when I don't want to heat up the kitchen cooking a hot meal, and if you put another cucumber slice on top they can be carried to work without too much mess.
Posted 5/12/2011 7:55:24 AM
Spanish Rice Bake
Yes, Michele, brown rice makes a difference The cooking time for brown rice is quite a bit longer than for white rice, so you need to factor that in. You may need to add some additional liquid, and I'd add at least 15 minutes to the cook time, then taste test for doneness.
I usually use brown rice, but used white in this one. I'd add less cheese next time because I added ground beef and I don't think this dish really needs both.