I_Fortuna's Recipe Reviews
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Posted 9/11/2013 6:01:31 PM
This is easily adapted for our diabetic lifestyle. Also, sugar free cakes are available. Just be sure to drain your peaches well so there will be no possibility of a soggy cake. Also, I only make the cake mix according to the box instructions when making a peach upside down cake.
Love this recipe when made as posted. Thanks so much.
Posted 6/13/2013 12:51:09 PM
Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Delicious combo that I often make. Warm some corn tortilla and put this egg dish on top for some quick huevos rancheros. Sprinkle with some rubbed sage and queso fresco for a nice variation.
Posted 5/30/2013 7:34:26 PM
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
I completely understand how those who are traditionalists and those who are good cooks and have cooked a long time become concerned when recipes are tweaked in a modern way. I feel the same way about Mexican cooking. Enchilada sauce traditionally has no tomatoes and relies on specific herbs and spices. I would modify this recipe to a more traditional taste and shrimp only needs to cook between 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size. Overcooked shrimp is rubbery. Watch it and cook until it just turns pink.
Posted 5/28/2013 2:00:45 PM
Slow Cooker Gingered Pork and Ramen Noodles
Noodles only take 3 minutes in boiling water. I think 7 or 8 minutes is enough. For cut up pork I think this is too long a cooking time. Veggies usually need just 10 or 15 minutes on high. I use a broth with no MSG for hubby. I like the use of the ramen though.
Posted 4/11/2013 8:09:21 PM
Chicken-Chile Enchilada Pie
This is o.k. but obviously not authentic. I love Old El Paso products but I make my own enchilada sauce and pico de gallo. Authentic enchilada sauce uses no tomato products. It is red because of chile powder. It is hard to find an authentic recipe for red enchilada sauce but it is easy to make.
Posted 4/11/2013 7:37:58 PM
This recipe is wonderfully authentic from the corn tortillas to the queso fresca. All enchiladas should be made with corn tortilla and the queso fresca is a delightful cheese. I put it cold on top of the hot enchiladas and it has such a refreshing, good flavor. This is a five star dish.
Posted 1/17/2013 5:20:34 PM
I agree that using sugar in a diabetic recipe is not often accepted. What the author of this recipe could have done and what I do all the time is sub sugar free maple syrup and sugar sub for brown sugar. This recipe, if done correctly should not be dry. If you are concerned that it might be add a little applesauce (sub it for some of the water) or small chopped apple bits or even maraschino cherries or raisins. These will keep the brownies or cake moist and fresh for a few days if your dish lasts that long. LOL
Posted 1/17/2013 4:19:59 PM
Speedy Layered Chicken Enchilada Pie
I use everything here except beans and the enchilada sauce. I make my own enchilada sauce. It is easy to make and very different from canned. Otherwise this is great with just a couple of my alterations. I realize everyone's taste is different and many people will like this as written. It is a very good recipe.
Posted 1/17/2013 4:16:33 PM
Bean and Chicken Tortilla Pie
Clearly this is too soupy wet. This would be a lot better if the taco sauce was left out and served on top after the pie is cooked. The inclusion of one chopped tomato should be enough moisture for the filling. I really liked the idea of using the tortillas as a pie crust. It looks nice and delicious. Also, there is no reason you can't use whole tortillas; they do bend.
Posted 11/19/2012 6:22:24 PM
Charlene's Christmas Cream Cheese Spread
This is o.k. but if you add a little horseradish or wasabi it will add another dimension to this spread. You can even get thin sliced deli ham and, spread the spread on the ham and roll up the ham. Then cut the rolled up ham in bite sizes for appetizers. Secure with a toothpick. Don't forget to test for other seasonings such as salt and pepper and maybe some thyme or tarragon.
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