Cherylynne's Recipe Reviews
Posted 9/16/2012 11:22:42 PM
Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken
Yum! I made the recipe as written except I used a whole jar of salsa (I hate leftovers!) and I used a mix of breast and thigh chicken. I added taco seasonings to the chicken as suggested, but wouldn't bother again - it really didn't add anything. I also cooked mine well over 7 hours and it wasn't dry at all. My family loved this and I will definitely make it again.
Posted 8/1/2012 10:14:01 AM
Meatballs and Creamy Rice Skillet Supper
Yum! Everyone went for seconds. Based on other reviewers' comments, I added a little garlic to the rice and it was a good thing. I also didn't have baby carrots so I used mixed vegetables. We liked it that way and I would do it again. Also, I added the Parm cheese suggested by others and it helped it tighten up nicely.
Posted 7/3/2012 9:23:37 AM
Slow-Cooker Corn, Ham and Potato Scallop
Excellent recipe - just throw it in the crock pot in the morning and it's ready when you get home from work. Definitely needs a larger crock pot - mine almost wasn't big enough. To speed things up, you can substitute store-bought julienned ham. I added fresh ground black pepper and, near the end, a handful of grated cheddar cheese for more body.
Posted 5/26/2012 12:01:13 AM
Slow-Cooked Meatball Stew
Very tasty! I would add a second jar of gravy next time as it needed more liquid to cook properly. It definitely feeds 6 as we had yummy leftovers for another full meal.
Posted 4/22/2012 8:53:47 PM
Super-Easy Chicken Manicotti
Very easy to make, although I wasn't a big fan of handling the raw chicken that much. The pasta came out a little chewy even though I added a can of tomatoes, thinking that the extra liquid would help the pasta cook more. I will make this again, but will add more liquid and more spices. I had 2 shells left after I had stuffed in all the chicken so I made a quick mixture of cottage cheese (I didn't have any ricotta), shredded cheddar and Italian spices and stuffed them with that - I think it was even better than the chicken!
Posted 4/3/2012 2:17:13 PM
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Beans and Polish Sausage
Made this last night on the spur of the moment with whatever I had on hand, and just followed the recipe loosely. So it ended up being made with chicken tenders and three different kinds of beans: 1 can each kidney, pinto and BBQ with maple. Because of the maple I left out the brown sugar and it was perfect! I can't wait to make it again with the Polish Sausage.