Friday, August 16, 2019



Page 122-Caprese Salsa Zucchini with Sea Salt

Easy to follow recipe, not expensive and taste was GOOD.  I would recommend letting the tomatoes drain a while before putting in with the rest of the ingredients.  

Page 229- Traditional Hummus

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.  It needed more spice to me but everyone else loved it.

Page 57- Sunflower Granola Breakfast Parfaits

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.  I myself did not like the flax meal in the granola and I would put a little sweetener in the yogurt.

Page 191-Crispy Potato Chips

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW.  These were delicious.  However the next day they needed crisping in the microwave or oven.


Page 147- Strawberry Jam

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  This just needs more cooking time than recipe says.


Page 37-Buttermilk Biscuits

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  This recipe is very adaptable,you can add all kinds of spices.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

July 18, 2019

No pictures at this session of Cookbook Recipe Critiquers 

I used Cooking Light Big Book of Salads

On page 47, Candied Walnut, Pear and Leafy Green Salad
Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.   Everyone in our test group loved it.  I felt it needed more zing to the taste.  The candied walnuts were VERY GOOD though.

On page 51, Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad
Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  Again everyone in the test group loved it, even me.  It was not that good the next day though.

On page 106, Orzo Salad with Radish and Fennel

Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.  Again a hit with the group, not so much with me.  I wanted more zing again. 

Ruby used Dutch Feast

On page 146, Yellow Rice
Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  Every one loved the rice.

On page 159, Fried Plantains
Easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  Again everyone loved it.

We recommend both cookbooks.
 

Friday, June 21, 2019

June 20, 2019

I used Eat More of what you Love cookbook.
On page 149-Lime-Cottage Cheese Jell-O Salad
The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive to make and taste was VERY GOOD.
On page 174 Lazy Day Lasagna
This recipe was so easy, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  The only thing I would do different would be to put paper towels under the lid.  The recipe got a little soupy. 
On page 190- Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
This recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  It was quite spicy so you may want to cut down on the cajun spice.  The recipe uses 5 teaspoons of spice.  I would also use some cornstarch to thicken the gravy.
I also did on page 219, Inside out Stuffed Mushrooms, page 204 Pizza Pasta Pie, page 265 Crispy Pork Scalloppini, page 312 Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayo Cake.  
All were easy to follow,not expensive.  
I did not care for the mushrooms, the pork was GOOD, the chocolate cake was GOOD and the pasta pizza pie was GOOD as long as you got pasta with the sauce on it.  The pasta was put in pie plate like a crust and the sauce and ricotta were put on top.  The edges of the pasta became crusty and hard.
On page 220, Sauteed Cabbage, Onions, and Apples
Recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.  I personally would use a tad more vinegar.
On page 67, Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.  I personally did not care for the odd tang of the orange zest in the recipe.  The next time I make it I will leave it out.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 16, 2019


This month I used Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

The dish on the left front is Saffron Pulao on page 164.    The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

The dish on the right front Chana Masala om page 198.  The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

The pourable recipe is Ginger TumericLassi on page 48.  The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

A nice cookbook.  I did find that for myself the Cilantro overpowered the food.  Some of our group of tasters liked the food and some did not.  

You will have to try the recipes to see if you like the food or not.

Saturday, May 4, 2019



We met on April 18, 2019

The top picture is what I cooked from Tastefully Small Savory Bites

 On page 88 I made Mac'n'Cheese Tomatoes-  easy to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW.
My only criticism would be that it is really hard to scoop out and fill the cherry tomatoes.  I would probably use plum tomatoes.

On page 126 I made Citrus crackers- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.

On page 72 I made Polka Dot Squares- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.  This could be very good if the frittata had some spice to it.  Everything was bland.

I would definitely  use this cookbook again.

Ruby used Martha Stewart Cakes

On page 100 she made Cinnamon Streusal Coffee Cake- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.

 Ruby had no suggestions to improve it.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

March 21, 2019

sorry everyone I lost the pictures again

Ruby use The Oz Family Kitchen, Lisa Oz

On page 69 White Bean and Spinach Soup
On page 73 Creamy Red Lentil, Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup
On page 119 Asian Slaw with Ginger Dressing

I used Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook

On page 32 Mushroom Barley Soup
On page 296 Mini Cheesecake Bites with Blueberry Topping

I also used Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook

On page 40 Red Curry Tofu-Noodle Bowl

All recipes were easy to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW

The ladies of the fiber group loved them all and took home copies of all the recipes.




2/21/2019



Sorry but I lost the pictures for this meeting.  

I used Skinnytatse One & Done

On page 140 is the recipe for Turkey Cheeseburger Soup.
  It was easy to follow the recipe, not expensive to make and taste was WOW.

On page 132 is the recipe for White Chicken Chile with Hominy.
  It was easy to follow the recipe, not expensive to make and taste was WOW.

Ruby used Complete Cookery Baking Cakes , Puddings & Pastries

On page 120 is the recipe for Oat & Raisin Cookies
On page 126 is the recipe for Gingernuts
On page 128 is the recipe for Caraway Cookies

all were easy to follow , not expensive to make and taste was WOW.  

Everything we made went over with our Fiber Group as delicious and all took copies of the recipes home with them.