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Posted 4/8/2013 12:15:20 PM
Fiesta Taco Casserole
My husband and I enjoyed this dinner. I only used S&P to season the beef, but with spicy chili beans and hot salsa the flavor in the dish was great. The tortilla chips at the bottom do get soggy - while I actually liked that, I don't think they add any flavor to the dish and they certainly don't help it nutritionally so I would skip them in the future. This is also a good lettuce wrap filling. The fresh tomatoes are a nice touch.
Posted 3/20/2013 1:29:35 PM
Beef and Green Chile Enchiladas
My husband thought these were his favorite enchiladas I've ever made (mostly many different chicken or vegetarian recipes). I don't know about that but they were very good! I followed the recipe exactly (except for using sour lean, and reduced fat cheese). I made the pan and put it in the freezer; it's also so relaxing to know dinner's already taken care of one night! I wish they were a little spicier so I might tweak the recipe a tiny bit that direction for next time - but as is they are also a great family recipe as the rest of my family doesn't like spice as much as we do.
Posted 3/4/2013 2:38:24 PM
Country French Chicken and Rice
Easy recipe, the rice was surprisingly flavorful. Not quite five stars as I feel a lot more can be done with the rice, but I will make it again to experiment!
Posted 1/28/2013 9:14:32 AM
Peppermint Cream Brownie Torte
This dessert looks pretty but isn't amazing. I didn't think the peppermint cream did anything to improve the brownies, but our house is all about plain brownies-no frosting. I don't think I'd make it again. It's not a difficult recipe but it used a lot of pans.
Posted 1/21/2013 12:19:23 PM
Parmesan Potatoes and Ham
I liked the idea of this recipe but I made several changes. I used frozen mixed vegetables instead of O'Brien potatoes, but I made the topping more as mashed potatoes than potato-thickened sauce. I searched around and found a from-scratch replacement for the cooking sauce. I used 1 cup of Buds with about 2 cups of my homemade cooking sauce to get a flavorful mashed potato mixture, and poured an additional one cup of the sauce over my ham and vegetables. The dinner was good although not going on our favorites list. I would make it again, with the same ingredients although I think the sauce/potato ratio would need more tweaking. It was almost too flavorful!
Posted 3/12/2012 10:53:25 AM
Pink Champagne Cupcakes
I made these cupcakes for my birthday party. I bought a pink moscato by Barefoot Bubbly. I think the overall cupcake is very good, although next time I will probably cut back the sugar in the frosting. I just whipped all the ingredients at once - next time I will add the sugar in 1/2 cup at a time and stop when I like it. The frosting is just a little too sugary. Although at least one guest told me the frosting was the best part, for my personal taste, I would like less sugar.
Posted 1/17/2012 9:13:36 AM
This was easy to make and combines two really delicious things, pumpkin pie and "hazelnut spread with cocoa." These two delicious things together make a good pie, but not my favorite. I would not choose this pie to replace traditional pumpkin at Thanksgiving! But I would probably make it again.
Posted 1/4/2012 5:46:56 PM
Rosemary Roast Chicken
This chicken came out moist and delicious. I guess I don't much care for acorn squash, I will pick a different squash or do potatoes next time, but the butter mixture is a keeper. There also seemed to be a lot of it, plenty to tuck in to all the nooks and crannies.
Posted 1/3/2012 11:57:57 AM
Roasted Cauliflower with Asiago and Orange
I thought this was very good. I love asiago and I love cauliflower, and both worked well with the orange. A pretty easy side dish, too - get this started and in to the oven, and it's the perfect amount of time to work on a quick main course (we ate it with the Orange Zested Chicken Breasts).
Posted 1/3/2012 11:55:57 AM
Orange Zested Chicken Breasts
Nice twist for chicken breasts. I served this with the Roasted Cauliflower with Asiago and Orange recipe from Betty - had to use up some oranges. We ate it with rice - also to use up - but I would recommend serving on a bed of spinach, maybe with some mandarin oranges (that's what we'll do next time!).
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