Monday, September 27, 2010

Chicken Jambalaya recipe review and new recipes

We recently enjoyed this Chicken Jambalaya recipe for dinner. The flavors are great, though you could certainly kick it up a notch by adding some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. We have the keep the spices down here due to some sensitive stomachs in the family.

I'd give this recipe a 4.5 out of 5, good flavor, easy to prepare, the only issue being that the vegetables were not done in the time called for. I had to increase the cooking time considerably to get the vegetables to cook. Definitely good though and worth putting on your menu plan!

New recipes added this week:

Ham and Cheese Scones
Honey Baked Ham Broccoli Souffle
Sweet-Sour Glazed Ham
Caribbean Callaloo and Crab
Spiced Pumpkin Muffins
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Mexican Soup
Apple Pumpkin Bread
Holiday Pumpkin Treats
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tiramisu Bundt Cake review and new recipes

Recently I made this Tiramisu bundt cake. I have to make a confession here, I prefer homemade cake over box cake. My daughter on the other hand, prefers the box. This recipe uses a box. Because of my biast opinion, I have decided to give this cake a 3.5 out of 5, let me tell you why:

1) Easy, it's a box cake, a pint of coffee ice cream, and some eggs. Simple stuff.

2) The cake does taste like coffee. How couldn't it with a pint of coffee ice cream! :)

3) The tiramisu part I disagree with. There's too many elements missing, and believe me, I know, I love tiramisu! I think this really should have just been called coffee bundt cake.  I did add a dusting off cocoa powder on top of the glaze, but that still didn't cut it.

Overall, this is good, but again, I'm not a box cake person and it was overly soft to me. Good flavor though, so if you like really soft cakes, you'll like this! Oh and just so you know, I didn't follow the frosting instructions, instead I "painted" on a simple powdered sugar glaze with a pastry brush, let it dry, then added a glaze flavored with instant espresso.

Here are some more new recipes added to Alicia's this week!
Chicken Casserole for a Crowd
Chicken in Walnut Sauce - delicious, review coming!
Canadian Bacon Breakfast
Egg Sandwich
Cornbread Dressing
All Pumpkin's Night Stew - good stuff, review coming!
Cheesy Chipotle Polenta
Cafe Continental Pumpkin Muffins

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chicken and Orzo and some new recipes

Today I want to tell you about a dish called Chicken and Orzo Skillet. Funny thing is, this is the first time I've ever made orzo, just never bought it before. This was delicious and I will be making this again. I'm giving this a 5 out of 5 stars for the following reasons:

Recipe review: Chicken and Orzo Skillet

1) I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit on this one. I rarely cook with spinach and have never made orzo. The directions were simple and the results were delicious.

2) The chicken seemed a little on the dry side, probably my fault though. I may have cooked it a little too long.

I was really pleased with this recipe. I kept the leftovers and had them for lunch the next day and it was still wonderful. A definite keeper!

Have you made one of our recipes and would like to share your review? Send it to me and I'll share it on this blog!

New Recipes Added
Chicken Jambalaya
Fresh Peach and Almond Bread with Cinnamon Almond Topping
Lemon Oregano Chicken Skewers
Potato Chip Oven Fried Chicken
Tiramisu Bundt Cake
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