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Friday, November 4, 2011

Recipe Review

It's been far, far too long since I've posted a recipe review. As you can see, Menu Monday's are out, so I'm trying something new. I've made lots of new recipes so let's get to it. 

Cheesy Chicken Empanadas via Pinterest
Grade B+, although J would give it a C. I really liked it, but J isn't a huge fan of Pie Crust. 
One tip is to definitely over stuff these babies or you'll end up tasting more of the crust than the filling.

Jalepeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich via Pinterest
Oh.my.word. So good.
Grade A. J and I both loved this and I will definitely be making it again. 
Tip: I used canned jalepenos instead of fresh. If you do this make sure you rinse them off first or it might be a little hotter than you would like!

Oven Baked Frito Pie via Pinterest
Grade A-. Yummy, easy, and it was even good left over. When I reheated it the next day, I just removed the existing Fritos which had gotten a little soggy, and replaced it with new ones.

Apple Nachos via Pinterest
I made these for a recipe party that my work does every month.
Grade B+. Once again another yummy and easy recipe. Nothing spectacular, but good. The best part? Because there's apples in it it's kinda healthy :) 

Penne Alla Betsy via Pinterest
I feel like there should be a disclaimer on this one because I changed the recipe quite a bit. I used chicken instead of shrimp, didn't add all the tomato sauce it called for(I used~about 3/4 of the can) and added grated Parmesan instead of shredded. 
Grade A. I loved this. I just shredded a rotisserie chicken which made this even easier to make and it was great as leftovers the next day as well. 

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches via my sister
My sister made this last weekend when we went over to her house and it was delicious! The best part is since it cooks in the crockpot you can set it and forget about it. 

Here's what you do: Put the roast in the crockpot, add beef broth (enough to cover the meat), and 1 packet Lipton Onion soup mix. I also added a little Au Ju seasoning. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
Once the meat is done, shred, place on a roll, and top with provolone cheese. I served mine with a side of the broth from the crock pot.
Grade B+. J loved this. I thought it was good although I liked my sister's better:) Next time I would add another packet of the onion mix.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes via Pinterest
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Parmesan Seasoned Fries via Pinterest
We have hit the HOLY GRAIL.
J said this was one of his favorite meals I have ever made. The fries? He scoured the kitchen for more. I will never eat store bought fries again. My sister made similar fries to go with the French Dip sandwich she made last weekend that I posted about above.
Grade A- for the sandwich, although J would say A+. I thought it could have had a little more juice to make it a little sloppier.  
Grade: A+++ for the fries. And so simple. I actually fried the fries instead of baking which probably attributed to their greatness. 

What new Pinterest recipes have you tried?
1 comment on "Recipe Review"
  1. How do you stay so slim and trim while making all of those recipes?!! They all looked delicious!

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