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Recipe Review: Rachael Ray Beef Noodle Soup
Thursday, January 19, 2017      1 comments

Today we tried this recipe: www.rachaelraymag.com/re
cipe/beef-noodle-soup . It made the house smell wonderful, but taste-wise wasn't anything special. Here are our impressions: 1. The recipe calls for 8 ounces of beef, me... Read more
Recipe Review: Rachel Ray Chicken Teriyaki - slightly modified
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      3 comments

I made this recipe yesterday: https://recipes.sparkpeo
ple.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=3183719 . My Spark version includes a half cup of cooked brown rice in the nutritional calculation, and leaves out the chili pepper. I... Read more
Recipe Review: PureWow Corn Bread Tamale Pie
Saturday, January 07, 2017      4 comments

Hubby and I love Mexican food, so I decided to try this recipe from PureWow: www.purewow.com/recipes/
Corn-Bread-Tamale-Pie . I knew immediately that it would be too rich, so I used 2% milk and 2% cheese instead of the whole mi... Read more
Recipe Review: Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding
Saturday, January 07, 2017      2 comments

I LOVE rice pudding, and learned about making it with brown rice from the venerable Laurel's Kitchen cookbook. Last week I made a variation on the brown rice pudding theme recipe from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpo
st.c... Read more
Recipe Review: Blue Apron Harissa Chicken Skewers with Khorasan Wheat & Persimmon Salad
Thursday, December 15, 2016      4 comments

We made the Harissa Chicken Skewers: https://www.blueapron.co
m/recipes/harissa-chicken-
skewers-with-kamut-persimm
on-salad for yesterday's dinner. It was delicious! Here are our impressions: 1. Once again, the instru... Read more
Recipe Review: Blue Apron Spicy Shrimp and Bucatini Pasta
Thursday, December 15, 2016      0 comments

We got three free Blue Apron meals via a current subscriber's referral. On Tuesday we made this recipe: https://www.blueapron.co
m/recipes/spicy-shrimp-lin
guine-pasta-with-garlic-ch
ives-kale . It was very tasty, but we ... Read more
Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

We found this recipe in the "Cooking Light Slow Cooker" cookbook from 2006, and also in "Weight Watchers In Good Time" cookbook from 2001. Both cookbooks have many of the same recipes! I couldn't find the recipe on the Cooking Light site, but di... Read more
Recipe Review: BHG Quick Sausage MInestrone
Thursday, December 01, 2016      3 comments

I made this yesterday - it was delicious! www.bhg.com/recipe/quick
-sausage-minestrone/ . Here are our observations: 1. The recipe calls for a 19 oz. can of cannellini beans, but I've never seen that size. The 14.5 oz. can we... Read more
Recipe Review: 30 Minute Red Lentil Soup
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      2 comments

Today I revisited a recipe that I first tried several years ago, that I found in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpo
st.com/recipes/30-minute-r
ed-lentil-soup/6908/ . This soup only takes about 30 minutes (not i... Read more
Recipe Review: BHG Barley Beef Soup
Sunday, November 20, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday I made this recipe from BHG Soups specialty magazine (Fall/Winter 2012): www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/
barley-beef-soup/ . Here are our impressions. 1. Hooray! It's a crock-pot recipe. The house smelled great when I ... Read more
Recipe Review: One Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      2 comments

Tonight we tried this recipe from the PureWow web site: www.purewow.com/recipes/
one-pan-roasted-salmon-wit
h-potatoes-and-romaine-rec
ipe?media=print It was delicious, even to hubby's discerning palate:). This o... Read more
Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      4 comments

Today I made this recipe from the SparkPeople Cookbook. https://recipes.sparkpeo
ple.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=770577 . It was tasty, but not spectacular. I give it a solid 3 stars. I ate mine over a little whole whe... Read more
Recipe Review: Orange Chicken
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      1 comments

Tonight I made this: https://recipes.sparkpeo
ple.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=871143 . I give it a solid 3 stars; hubby said it was just OK. Here are my thoughts: 1. Once again, the nutrition info in the cookbook doe... Read more
Recipe Review: Braised Mexican Beef with Crispy Corn Tortillas
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      6 comments

I made this for dinner tonight. I found the recipe in the SparkPeople Cookbook, and here's the on-line link: https://recipes.sparkpeo
ple.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=1877292. . I give it 4 stars, but hubby only gave it 2.... Read more
Bonus Bike Ride Today - 12 miles, and best speed yet!
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

Hubby is off with a friend of his today, and my friend was unable to visit. So I hopped on my bike to get some extra miles and cardio in. I've done 3 round-trip bicycle commutes this year so far - 7 miles one way, with an 8-hour break for work i... Read more

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