ohiomomof1's Recipe Reviews
Posted 1/27/2010 2:46:03 AM
Turkey Mac Skillet
I don't really know how this recipe has an average 3.5/5 spoons. I thought it was pretty terrible. I followed the recipe with a few changes, but I think as written this recipe would not only be bland, but pretty inedible. I subbed the turkey for lean ground beef and omitted the oil. I added around 1.5 cups of pasta to make it go a bit further. I did everything else according to plan. I tasted the finished version before serving and it was so awful. There was no flavor, it just tasted tomato-y. To save it as much as I could from the trashcan, I added some garlic powder, paprika and a crushed beef bouillon cube. I also added a splash of Worcestershire sauce. If you don't have kids that mind a bit of spice, a tiny amount of cayenne OR red pepper flakes might also work. I also added corn for a bit of crunch. It ended up being salvageable, but just barely. It tasted pretty much like Goulash. Fortunately my less picky husband is finishing off the leftovers. But the rest of the family didn't like it so I won't be making it again.
Posted 7/14/2009 3:20:17 PM
Ham and Swiss Cheese Potato Bake
This was just edible for my husband and I. The only modification was that we substituted Swiss cheese for monteray jack, which is what we had. We had this for dinner and it would probably be suited more for brunch. We found that it was also a bit salty, probably from the ham. But other than that it had no flavor. It was just like eating cheesy hashbrowns with ham. On the good side, my 8-year-old son liked it and ate the leftovers which would have been thrown out otherwise. Will not make again.