Thursday, March 26, 2015

Katie Lee's Beef Stroganoff

Katie Lee's Beef Stroganoff from Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine

This was incredible! Next time I will omit the salt entirely and add some near the end. It was a bit too salty. I also would double the mushroom amount (personal preference). I used brandy because that is what I had on hand- and I think I would use a little more than called for. This was by far THE best stroganoff recipe I have ever tried. I served it over egg noodles but it would be great with rice as well. I will have to try to more of Katie Lee's recipes- this is the first one of hers I've tried. I will definitely make this again. I also made some homemade tv dinners by freezing the leftovers.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Roasted Garlic Soup

Roasted Garlic Soup

(I didn't make the asiago crostini). This was very good if you are sick with a cold or something, but this much garlic was difficult to eat even for me. (And somewhat difficult to digest!) I might try to make some sort of modified version of this (less garlic, more chicken broth and veggies).

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Scalloped Potatoes II

Scalloped Potatoes II from All Recipes (found it in their magazine)

Followed the recipe except that based on recommendation from one of the reviews, I left the oven temp at 425° the whole time. Came out really, really good. Next time I will cut the recipe in half though. This says it serves 8 but I would say it is more like 12 servings. Adding this to the Master List.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Beer Cheese Dip

Recently hosted a party and someone brought this Beer Cheese Dip. It was really good, and is apparently very easy to make! I would definitely make this!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey from Taste of Home

Came out great. I used less salt than called for because I had a pre-basted turkey and was worried about it being too salty, and I didn't notice the footnote. Next time I will use the full amount of salt except not sprinkle it on the outside as the footnote instructs. I will definitely make this again. Turkey did not brown as well as the skin seemed soggy but I didn't care.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Saw this exact recipe in Southern Living magazine and found it was posted on foodnetwork.com as well.

This was pretty awful. The rice was not even close to cooked at the end of the cooking time. It needed more liquid and a lot more cooking time to be cooked. The flavor was not great, and the panko cheese topping was dry- it really needed some butter or olive oil mixed in. This recipe was a lot of work too. I would definitely not make this again.