• Chewy Chocolate Cookies II

    chellebelle's rating:
    The instructions for this recipe really should indicate chilling the dough. It will cut down on the flatness of the cookies. Even with chilling though they are still fairly flat cookies, but the ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Orange Fondue

    chellebelle's rating:
    UPDATE- Looked in the fridge later and discovered I accidentally used half and half instead of heavy cream. That would be the cause of my failure, both the curdling and the thinness. Half and ha ... Read full review
  • These muffins are tender, moist and full of blueberries. I'd compare them very favorably to a bakery muffin, quite sweet and with a cake-like texture. Some homemade muffins have a coarse crumb t ... Read full review
  • Grandma Sal's Peach Kuchen

    chellebelle's rating:
    I picked this recipe because I had some whipping cream that needed used up and I had all the rest of the ingredients. One of my guests told my husband "If you weren't married to her, I'd marry h ... Read full review
  • I chose this recipe because I wanted something quick and easy made with ingredients on hand. These brownies don't slap you with peanut butter flavor, but it is definitely there and they aren't b ... Read full review
  • Smooth Sweet Tea

    chellebelle's rating:
    Some of my family members are not sweet tea drinkers, they prefer their iced tea unsweetened so I tried the pinch of baking soda in unsweetened tea and it seemed to be just as effective at smoot ... Read full review
  • Awesome recipe, great for when the cherry tomato plant is going crazy producing! I don't find the sugar neccessary for the dressing, especially when using super high quality balsamic. ... Read full review
  • Pavlova's Pavlova

    chellebelle's rating:
    I made this topped with whipped cream and strawberries for a Mother's Day dessert and the plate was scraped clean! It is a perfect light dessert. I've never had Pavlova before, only the crisp-al ... Read full review
  • Wine Jelly

    chellebelle's rating:
    Wonderful! I made two batches following the recipe exactly, one Merlot and one Chardonnay. Really tasty with cream cheese and crackers as the recipe author states. Also will be good as a glaze o ... Read full review
  • Flaky Food Processor Pie Crust

    chellebelle's rating:
    I've always had bad luck with pie crust, I think you have to make them all the time to have "the touch". Anyway, this crust wasn't any harder to work with than the all Crisco one I grew up makin ... Read full review
  • Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

    chellebelle's rating:
    Very yummy. I think the variance in reviews between liking it and saying it is too sharp and vinegary could be due to the quality of balsamic vinegar used. Good quality balsamic is so mild you c ... Read full review
  • Mushroom Pie

    chellebelle's rating:
    Enjoyable, especially for a recipe I picked to use up what was in the house! What surprised me most was that DH liked it too. He did say that it was too rich to eat a lot and suggested turning i ... Read full review
  • Ooey Goey Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    Sometimes called "Gooey Butter Cake". It is really sweet, so skip this if you don't care for sweet desserts. But it wasn't as heavy as I thought it might be considering the ingredients. It also ... Read full review
  • Fried Zucchini

    chellebelle's rating:
    Not a success. The cornmeal doesn't adhere and is very gritty all by itself on the zucchini. I enjoyed a recipe that used seasoned breadcrumbs as the breading and an egg wash dunk to get the bre ... Read full review
  • Basic Mashed Potatoes

    chellebelle's rating:
    Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best! Smash the potatoes to mostly lump-free before adding the butter and milk. One thing I suggest doing differently is to add the butter to the potatoes ... Read full review
  • Russian Tea II

    chellebelle's rating:
    Tasty and comforting, especially when you're chilled or have a sore throat. Also nice (and inexpensive) to package in a decorative container and give as gifts. ... Read full review
  • Ham Pan Sandwiches

    chellebelle's rating:
    Great concept! However, I was not fond of the Worcestershire flavor. Make sure to cook over low heat so it heats through and melts the cheese without burning the bread. ... Read full review
  • Mom's Country Gravy

    chellebelle's rating:
    To have a good flavor this needs to be made with bacon grease (or sausage drippings), then it will taste like Mom's! If you're going to indulge in something this heavy and fattening, you may as ... Read full review
  • Creamy Mushroom Soup

    chellebelle's rating:
    Outstanding! I did make some modifications based on what seemed right to me. Beef instead of chicken broth because I think it goes better with mushrooms. Shiitakes were $9 a pound at the market ... Read full review
  • Coconut Cream Cake I

    chellebelle's rating:
    Nice and coconutty! All I could find at my store was Coco Real brand cream of coconut (in the "mixers" section for pina coladas). I don't know if that's the correct ingredient, but it worked. I' ... Read full review
  • Butterscotch Chocolate Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I won second place in a dessert contest at our office with a variation of this recipe substituting Snickers for the Butterfingers and caramel topping for the butterscotch. I don't usually like t ... Read full review
  • Roasted New Red Potatoes

    chellebelle's rating:
    We do this ALL the time. It is an excellent, easy and quick side dish for any meat. If you are short on time, zap the potatoes in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and then proceed with the recipe, ... Read full review
  • Taco Nachos

    chellebelle's rating:
    Velveeta just didn't taste right or have the texture I expect in nachos. Definitely needs "real" grated cheese to be 5 stars. ... Read full review
  • Magic Peanut Butter Middles

    chellebelle's rating:
    The end result of this recipe is truly delicious. However, it is really time consuming and the number of cookies you get for that time is low. I rolled both dough and filling (both chilled) into ... Read full review
  • Country Club Prime Rib

    chellebelle's rating:
    If you like institutional buffet food, this is the prime rib recipe for you. I think prime rib is a far too expensive and special a cut of meat to treat this way. This isn't roasting, it's steam ... Read full review
  • Cherry Chocolate Cobbler

    chellebelle's rating:
    The last reviewer is correct. I am the submitter of this recipe and the can of cherry pie filling should be 21 oz, not 12. ... Read full review
  • Hamburger Buns

    chellebelle's rating:
    Yes, PSHELLY, the temperature of the water could mess up the recipe. Yeast activates at a fairly specific range of temperatures. Have a look at the yeast packet for details. Actually this recipe ... Read full review
  • Vanilla Milkshake I

    chellebelle's rating:
    I grew up with my Mom making milkshakes just with milk and ice cream. When I got married and my husband added a shot of vanilla to the blender, I wondered why didn't I ever think of that? We usu ... Read full review
  • Candy Corn Bark

    chellebelle's rating:
    Yummy! I used 3 bags of white baking chips, which isn't quite 1-1/2 pounds, but it was enough. I added cashews and substituted craisins for raisins. You could really pick and choose all kinds of ... Read full review
  • Gooey Cherry Bars

    chellebelle's rating:
    Sweet, buttery and rich, rich, RICH! So sweet my husband said it made his teeth "tingle".The shortbread base seemed overdone, I would suggest not waiting for your crust to get to the light brown ... Read full review
  • Scrambled Eggs Done Right

    chellebelle's rating:
    Hmmm. Tastes no different from the scrambled eggs I've always made that don't have mayonnaise in them. I can't imagine what mayonnaise adds that makes them better, it's just oil and more egg. Pe ... Read full review
  • Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

    chellebelle's rating:
    If you love chocolate, make a mocha cheesecake with the addition 8 ounces of melted semisweet chocolate stirred into the cheesecake mixture! Heavenly! ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    Light, fresh and delicious. I tried this with a white cake rather than strawberry mix. I was concerned stawberry flavored cake would taste too chemical-like. Cheesecake pudding is excellent! It ... Read full review
  • I remember making this over the campfire as a Girl Scout so it was fun to try it out again. My recollection is of chunk pineapple rather than crushed, so that's what I used and I liked it fine t ... Read full review
  • Orange Crunch Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    The cake and the crunch layers of this cake are delicious and I will make this recipe again. However, I think I will do something different for the icing. The use of canned icing and whipped top ... Read full review
  • Pepperoni Burgers

    chellebelle's rating:
    Add a slice of mozzarella and some pizza sauce to the burger for a pepperoni pizza burger. Very tasty. ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Pie V

    chellebelle's rating:
    Super delicious! I've made it twice in one week. The glaze is just firm enough not to be runny but isn't unnaturally firm. For a single pie use 1-1/2 cups water, 1-1/4 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

    chellebelle's rating:
    The flavor of this pie is great, it definitely tastes like its namesake. However, I think the recipe needs some modifications. My crust was nearly burned by the time the filling was set (1 hour ... Read full review
  • This salad needs to chill for at least a few hours before serving. It isn't very good otherwise. The dressing is a very odd shade of pink and I was nervous to even taste it. I didn't like it whe ... Read full review
  • Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is how my husband likes macaroni salad (though I prefer it without tuna). I usually add 3 or so chopped hard boiled eggs to the mixture as well. Some chopped celery is a good addition too. ... Read full review
  • Napa Cabbage Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    Delicious! I didn't change a thing on the first try, but I will next time. I am in the camp that says "you can't have too much butter" but 1/2 cup really IS too much. I think 1/4 would be plenty ... Read full review
  • Eggs Benedict

    chellebelle's rating:
    Just delicious. Toast your muffins just golden, not too crispy or it makes the Eggs Benedict hard to eat in my opinion. An easier way to make Hollandaise is in the blender. Place egg yolks in bl ... Read full review
  • Seven Layer Dip II

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is always such a hit! And it is easy to adjust it to personal tastes (guacamole-hater here!). I prefer this recipe to the one I saw that blended cream cheese with the sour cream, I think th ... Read full review
  • Balsamic Glazed Carrots

    chellebelle's rating:
    I thought these were great! To assure they were done enough I added water to my saute pan at the beginning and boiled the carrots for about 5 minutes, then drained them and returned to the pan t ... Read full review
  • Easy Mini Quiches

    chellebelle's rating:
    These aren't very good. I think I should have ignored the previous reviewers who said that they reduced the quantity of baking mix and got a good result. I'd rather have something that resembled ... Read full review
  • I thought this was delicious. My husband thought the apples tasted "funny". I'll give it a 4 as an average score. I used a chicken and apple sausage for the dish, I also think the apple and onio ... Read full review
  • Chicken Taquitos

    chellebelle's rating:
    Too bad my husband doesn't like corn tortillas because these taquitos are delicious and I want to have them all the time! The key to making them turn out is not to use too much filling. The taqu ... Read full review
  • Potatoes Romanoff

    chellebelle's rating:
    Wow! Wow! Wow! These are good potatoes! Too good. I ate way too much of it. I scaled the recipe for 6 servings and it was a good sized dish still. I thought I had Velveeta in the fridge, but had ... Read full review
  • Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

    chellebelle's rating:
    Delicious! I used 1 cup of bread crumbs in the meatballs. I added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the pot (that seems to get rid of the "canned broth" smell somehow). I've never made a recipe ... Read full review
  • Chow Mein Noodle Cookie

    chellebelle's rating:
    It is kind of embarassing that this simple recipe is my husband's favorite of everything I make at Christmastime. He loves them, and I get lots of "yum!" comments from others too. I do add about ... Read full review
  • Yummy Quiche

    chellebelle's rating:
    This was good, but the taste of the green chiles isn't very apparent. I think the bacon overpowers it. I sauteed my onions before adding to the egg mixture because I don't care for the sharp fla ... Read full review
  • Dad's Kentucky Home Fries

    chellebelle's rating:
    Very good potatoes. Not something we can get away with eating every day, but a special treat once in a while. I partially pre-cook the potatoes in the microwave (or use leftovers) so they cook u ... Read full review
  • Smoked Salmon Spread

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is the salmon spread recipe I've been looking for! I could make a meal of it it is so yummy! I like it on Ritz crackers. ... Read full review
  • There is a restaurant near us that serves seared Ahi tuna with wasabi butter and a pineapple chutney that I absolutely love. This recipe means I can make it myself too! The sweetness of the pine ... Read full review
  • Texas Sheet Cake II

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is THE Texas sheet cake recipe! Exactly the same as the one I got from my Mom. It always turns out so moist and delicious. (And yes, sweet!). The recipe doesn't mention pan size that I can ... Read full review
  • Vietnamese Salad Rolls

    chellebelle's rating:
    I like these a lot. Instead of the dipping sauce from hoisin, I like to dip them in Thai sweet chili sauce. ... Read full review
  • Welsh Rabbit

    chellebelle's rating:
    Good stuff! Try adding a couple of slices of tomato on the toast before topping with the sauce. ... Read full review
  • Zucchini Sticks

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is a tasty treat. I don't deep fry it though, I just cover the bottom of a skillet with oil and turn the zucchini over after the first side is browned. Mix some grated parmesan in with the ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I think some of the people who were not happy with this recipe might be confused about what "shortcake" is. Maybe they were expecting "cake". Shortcake is supposed to be more like a biscuit or s ... Read full review
  • Chicken and Dumplings IV

    chellebelle's rating:
    Boneless skinless breasts are quick and convenient, but they make a pretty bad broth by themselves. I used canned chicken broth instead of water to help that issue. A few carrots and celery don' ... Read full review
  • Chicken and Dumplings II

    chellebelle's rating:
    I thought it was pretty odd to have tomatoes and peppers in chcken and dumplings so I left them out. The seasonings for the broth are good though. I brought the chicken to a boil and skimmed off ... Read full review
  • No Bake Double Good Dessert

    chellebelle's rating:
    Wow! "Double good" is no exagerration on this dessert. And triple rich too. If you like peanut butter you should give this recipe a try. ... Read full review
  • Chicken Noodle Soup II

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is great for a cold gloomy day. I love home made noodles! My only change was to leave out the corn, I just don't think it goes in chicken soup. ... Read full review
  • Excellent recipe. The only thing I do differently is to cook a few strips of diced bacon along with the onion and celery and reduce the butter slightly to compensate for the added fat.. I have u ... Read full review
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup II

    chellebelle's rating:
    I like this because you don't puree the mushrooms, leaving nice pieces in the soup. I used chicken broth rather than vegetable and added an extra tablespoon of flour for a thicker soup. ... Read full review
  • Marinated Carrot Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is a very tasty salad. Instead of green onion, I used thinly sliced onion rings (sweet onions like Vidalia). And I left out the celery. ... Read full review
  • Carrot and Raisin Salad I

    chellebelle's rating:
    An old familiar favorite. I leave out the celery and add a few teaspoons of sugar to the dressing. Sweet but good and a nice way to get some more veggies in the diet. ... Read full review
  • Alicia's Italian Nachos

    chellebelle's rating:
    This just didn't work for me. ... Read full review
  • Mock Angel Food Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I scaled this to half using 2 cups of all purpose flour and put it in a jelly roll size pan lined with parchment paper (to make it easy to remove from the pan). I read another similar recipe tha ... Read full review
  • Sesame Broccoli Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    It seemed like a real waste to heat up my oven to 375 to toast 2 tb of sesame seeds for 3 minutes so I put them in a small skillet and toasted them on the stovetop. 2 tablesppons of sesame oil i ... Read full review
  • Million Dollar Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    This cake is indescribably good. The topping reminds me of ambrosia fruit salad and I could eat it with a spoon! Ambrosia usually has coconut in it and I can imagine coconut would be good on thi ... Read full review
  • Spicy Orange Beef

    chellebelle's rating:
    A really great recipe, though I did make a few modifications. Firstly, the 1/4 cup of orange peel seemed a bit scary so I took a prior reviewer's advice and made very wide strips of peel so thei ... Read full review
  • Lemon Garlic Salmon

    chellebelle's rating:
    Delicious! Fresh salmon fillets are so beautiful and this is the perfect way to cook them! The lemon pepper, garlic and fresh lemon along with the butter (I prefer salted) are perfect to enhance ... Read full review
  • This is beautiful and very flavorful. I think it has just the right amount of heat. Other reviewers mentioned some questions/problems they had with theirs. One wanted to know how to keep it from ... Read full review
  • Apple Pie Slices

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is pretty good, but there is a similar recipe on this site called "Apple Sheet Cake" by Barbara (not sure why it is called cake, it's nothing like a cake and very much like apple pie!) that ... Read full review
  • Hot German Potato Salad II

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is a recipe we make pretty regularly. I prefer to assemble it a little differently though. After the potatoes are cooked set them aside (but don't let them cool all the way, use them while ... Read full review
  • Indian Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    Very unusual and also pretty tasty. I think fresh asparagus would be better than the canned though (less mushy). I love the curry dressing. ... Read full review
  • Crispy Cheese Twists

    chellebelle's rating:
    Frozen puff pastry is so great! This recipe is simple, and you can change the seasonings to anything that appeals to you that will stick to the dough! You can even make them sweet with cinnamon ... Read full review
  • Complete Pancake Mix

    chellebelle's rating:
    It is nice to see a pancake mix without sugar. I am not a fan of sweet pancakes at all so I have never been happy with the "just add water" type of mix you can buy. This mix is nearly as easy. I ... Read full review
  • Kedgeree

    chellebelle's rating:
    Where I live the easiest type of smoked fish to find is smoked salmon (smoked so it is flaky, not like lox) so I used that in my kedgeree. It turned out very delicious and didn't require the pre ... Read full review
  • Grandma's Yorkshire Pudding

    chellebelle's rating:
    Excellent. I didn't have any beef drippings (I've never cooked a roast big enough to get a whole cup from!) but butter worked just as well! ... Read full review
  • Salmon Loaf

    chellebelle's rating:
    I like to make individual patties with this mixture and fry them in a little butter in a skillet. I like the greater proportion of browned outsides when it is made that way. ... Read full review
  • Yummy Pasta Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    I'm not sure I see the point of the ranch dressing, but as a cold pasta salad it is good without the ranch. Just cook the pasta and chicken and combine with the olives and Italian dressing and l ... Read full review
  • Aunt Carol's Apple Pie

    chellebelle's rating:
    I use 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I usually sprinkle white sugar on the top crust rather than brown. Depending on how juicy the apples are 1/2 cup flour might be just right or i ... Read full review
  • Powdered Sugar Cookies I

    chellebelle's rating:
    One of my favorite cookies! So tender and crisp. Don't overcook them! Before baking, I usually press the balls flat with a glass dipped in sugar. ... Read full review
  • Stuffed Artichokes

    chellebelle's rating:
    Yum! I did prepare the artichokes slightly differently. I thought the stuffing would get really soggy by the time the artichoke was fully done so I blanched the artichokes for 20 minutes over me ... Read full review
  • Hot Fudge Sauce I

    chellebelle's rating:
    I made this with 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate, reduced the water to 3 tablespoons and added 2 tablespoons of butter to it. Very yummy. ... Read full review
  • Very tasty. I gave the soup an Asian spin by adding water chestnuts, some spinach leaves and a few shakes of sesame oil. Since it is so easy, you can do most anything with it with oir without th ... Read full review
  • Two Tier Strawberry Pie

    chellebelle's rating:
    Awesome! I didn't have any grenadine and didn't want to make a special trip to get some, so I just used a few tablespoons of strawberry jello powder. ... Read full review
  • Blueberry Lemon Quick Bread

    chellebelle's rating:
    Blueberries and lemon really go well together. I like to top my loaf with a glaze made by mixing 1 tb lemon juice and 2 tb sugar. I brush it on the hot loaf and return it to the oven for 5 minut ... Read full review
  • I used strawberries instead of rasberries because I remember having something similar as a child made with sliced sweetened strawberries. It turned out great, though the juicier strawberries mad ... Read full review
  • Hot Onion Pinwheels

    chellebelle's rating:
    The trick to this one is to cook the onions at low heat for a long time until they are dark golden, sweet and caramelized! They make a delicious filling that way and you will be surprised at how ... Read full review
  • Brownie Bread

    chellebelle's rating:
    Hmmm... I'm not sure I get the point of this bread. It hardly tastes chocolately and it isn't sweet so why not just make plain bread. Or real brownies. Just not what I expected. ... Read full review
  • Spiced Applesauce Bread

    chellebelle's rating:
    A sweet, homey treat. I am not usually happy with loaves made with oil, so I substituted 1/2 cup of shortening and creamed it with the sugar before adding the wet and then dry ingredients. It is ... Read full review
  • Absolutely Amazing Ahi

    chellebelle's rating:
    This was delicious the way I ended up making it. I don't care for avocado at all, so I substituted diced mango. It came out very tasty. ... Read full review
  • Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup

    chellebelle's rating:
    I love potato soup and potato soup with bacon is heaven! I substitute milk for the cream because otherwise it seems so creamy it is like a white sauce instead of soup. ... Read full review
  • Death By Chocolate III

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is so easy it is always a little embarassing to hear all of the raves when I serve it to friends. To add even another chocolate punch, try drizzling hot fudge sauce from a jar between the w ... Read full review
  • Ack! "Do not brown the onions"??? That's the best part of French Onion soup, the rich, caramelized onions! The ingredients for this soup are great, but I did cook my onions until they were a swe ... Read full review
  • California Coleslaw

    chellebelle's rating:
    This comes close to a slaw they serve at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Mine came out a little dizzying to look at since all I had on hand was red cabbage and yellow bell peppers! It was reall ... Read full review
  • Herbed Cream Cheese Omelet

    chellebelle's rating:
    With cilantro, I didn't enjoy this omelet very much... too "herby" or something. But it is REALLY good to start with the cream cheese and add chives and some smoked salmon! Yum. ... Read full review
  • Carrot and Raisin Salad II

    chellebelle's rating:
    Delicious! My mom always made this with just mayonnaise in the dressing, I think the sour cream really adds something. I like it as a sandwich filling too, on wheat bread with peanut butter! ... Read full review
  • Lemonade Pie III

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is achingly sweet, but always popular. Instead of a graham cracker crust, I usually make it with a homemade one consisting of 60 Ritz crackers, crushed, 1/2 cup butter, melted3/4 cup powd ... Read full review
  • Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    A good, light meal. I like to mix a couple of chopped hard boiled eggs in too. The tomatoes can make it kind of wet if you don't eat it all right away. ... Read full review
  • Baked Acorn Squash

    chellebelle's rating:
    The only way to eat any kind of winter squash! I do prefer to leave the cinnamon out though. ... Read full review
  • Baked French Fries I

    chellebelle's rating:
    Excellent, easy and less fat than deep fried! Use any seasonings that appeal to you. Done in about 30 minutes using my convection oven. I turn the potatoes halfway through the cooking to get th ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

    chellebelle's rating:
    I haven't tried potato chips this way, but pretzels are awesome! Easier to keep without breaking (if they last that long!) too. In a nice container, they make an unusual and tasty gift for the h ... Read full review
  • Whipped Cream Filling

    chellebelle's rating:
    I used this for a frosting on a lemon filled spongecake roll. It turned out perfectly and I didn't have to worry about plain whipped cream turning watery on me. ... Read full review
  • A pretty good cheesecake. Instead of adding more mashed bananas, to heighten the banana flavor add a little banana liqueur (banana schnapps, creme de bananes)or even banana extract. ... Read full review
  • Taco in a Bag

    chellebelle's rating:
    I'm a Frito addict. These are great as written, or with canned chili instead of taco meat for the traditional "Frito Pie". If you want gourmet or if you want healthy, run far, far away! But if y ... Read full review
  • Shrimp Appetizer

    chellebelle's rating:
    A great change of pace from layerd bean dips! Very good. I don't think it really needs the tomato though, it just seems to make it wet. If you think it needs some color, maybe chopped red or yel ... Read full review
  • Lemon Stuffed Chicken

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is a great way to roast a chicken. I prefer to roast some potatoes in the pan with the bird rather than use a bread stuffing inside of it (actually I'd like BOTH, but I have to cut the calo ... Read full review
  • Sweet Potato Bread I

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is delicious! The changes I made were to add 1/2 teaspoon of allspice along with the cinnamon and nutmeg and used 3/4 cup each of white and brown sugar instead of all white. I used apple ju ... Read full review
  • Cranberry Glazed Pork Ribs

    chellebelle's rating:
    I changed the cooking method for this recipe because I wanted to cook my country style ribs in the slow cooker. I was concerned that the cinnamon would become too strong with the long cooking, s ... Read full review
  • Lyonnaise Potatoes

    chellebelle's rating:
    VERY tasty! A bit time consuming, but not difficult at all. I didn't have any problems with the dish being underdone. I did boil my sliced potatoes for more than 2 minutes, but nowhere near the ... Read full review
  • Turkey in a Bag

    chellebelle's rating:
    My 18 pound turkey was done to moist perfection in just over 3 hours. I was surprised that the skin actually browned pretty nicely. The only change I made to the recipe was to spread the turkey ... Read full review
  • Apricot Confection

    chellebelle's rating:
    I made this recipe as part of my holiday cookie baking. It sounded good and it was a change from all of the chocolate confections. Unfortunately, they just weren't that appealing and most of the ... Read full review
  • Caramel Corn I

    chellebelle's rating:
    A lot of work, a lot of mess, but really good. The ony thing I do differently is to stir constantly during the 5 minute boiling period. No way it can boil without scorching for 5 minutes and get ... Read full review
  • Green Chile Frittata

    chellebelle's rating:
    I needed a recipe to use up cottage cheese and came across this. I scaled it to 1/2 the original recipe size and cooked it in a smaller baking dish. I am pretty sure I forgot to put the baking p ... Read full review
  • Hawaiian Wedding Cake I

    chellebelle's rating:
    Nice, easy, moist cake. Try using 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar instead of all white and adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to boost the flavor depth. It is great with cream cheese fros ... Read full review
  • Spinach Cheese Squares

    chellebelle's rating:
    This recipe is ok, but there is another recipe on this site that I prefer. It is called "Spinach Brownies" (strange name but really good recipe!). ... Read full review
  • Instant Pistachio Salad

    chellebelle's rating:
    This always disappears in no time at potlucks. You don't need to drain the pineapple though, just mix it with the pudding. I also add 8 oz of sour cream to the mixture and 1/4 cup toasted coconu ... Read full review
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza II

    chellebelle's rating:
    My favorite additions to this pizza are to spread a little cream cheese on the crust before topping with the chicken and barbecue sauce. I also like to use canned green chiles instead of bell pe ... Read full review
  • Butter Fried Zucchini

    chellebelle's rating:
    This recipe is confusing. The title says "Butter Fried Zucchini" and the description says "cooked in butter not oil". But then it calls for 3/4 cup *margarine*. I don't use margarine, my choice ... Read full review
  • Vegetable Pizza I

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is always popular at parties and potlucks. I use less mayonnaise though. Just enough to make the cream cheese easy to spread. You can also substitute sour cream for the mayonnaise. ... Read full review
  • Orange Crunch Bundt® Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I wonder if the glaze is supposed to make the top get a little crunchy? That's the only thing I can think of. I have a recipe called "Louisiana Crunch Cake" that is also an orange cake. It has a ... Read full review
  • Quick and Easy Monkey Bread

    chellebelle's rating:
    I think my brother-in-law would refuse to celebrate Christmas if I didn't bring this for Christmas morning! He always asks me "are you going to bring that cinnamon thing?" I have found that I ha ... Read full review
  • Sesame Lime Steak Wraps

    chellebelle's rating:
    Instead of slicing the raw beef and marinating, I left it whole and marinated it for a couple of hours then grilled the meat on my gas grill. I sliced the rare beef thinly across the grain and u ... Read full review
  • Three Bean Salad I

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is a great summer dish. It just gets better and better as it sits in the fridge too! I left out the cilantro, onion and bell peppers though, I like it just plain beans. I use cider vinegar ... Read full review
  • Dan's Meat Wrap

    chellebelle's rating:
    Not bad at all for a quick, easy, light lunch. Those who complained that the Italian dressing is too wet may not have noticed the directions where it says "top with 3 or 4 splashes of Italian dr ... Read full review
  • Banana Oatmeal Crumb Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I just finished baking this recipe. I chose it because I had some bananas to use up and the oatmeal adds some extra fiber that banana bread doesn't have. I used a cupcake pan with paper liners i ... Read full review
  • Chocolate Cream Frosting

    chellebelle's rating:
    I wanted a very "whipped cream" type of chocolate frosting and this was the closest I could find. I followed the recipe with some exceptions. Instead of 1/2 cup of water, I used 1/2 cup of heavy ... Read full review
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich

    chellebelle's rating:
    It must be a regional thing with the folks who say they like their Monte Cristo deep fried. All I've ever seen in my life are ones dipped in an egg/milk mixture and cooked on a griddle like fren ... Read full review
  • Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is close to the way I like fish tacos, except the tartar sauce isn't what I'm used to. I like the spicy white sauce that our local fast food fish taco place uses. It is more sour cream base ... Read full review
  • Shredded Potato Quiche

    chellebelle's rating:
    I've been making this recipe for several years now. My husband likes it better than a traditional pie crust quiche. The only difference in the way I prepare it is to press the thawed hash browns ... Read full review
  • Apple Sheet Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I find this easier than apple pie and it is great for a crowd. I took it to a pot luck and got LOTS of requests for the recipe. I have made this using both butter and shortening for the dough, b ... Read full review
  • Sugar Cookie Drops

    chellebelle's rating:
    I grew up with these cookies as a family recipe, only the original recipe of my childhood calls for vegetable shortening instead of butter. But butter is so much better! I never thought of using ... Read full review
  • Pickled Green Beans

    chellebelle's rating:
    These are great! People couldn't get enough of them. The earlier reviewer who says this recipe is unsafe because it isn't pressure canned is incorrect. The acid in the vinegar makes this a pickl ... Read full review
  • Easy Cream Cheese Danish

    chellebelle's rating:
    I woke up this morning craving danish. I had all of the ingredients on hand except lemon juice. I thought the suggestion of several previous reviewers to slice the crescent dough into rounds ins ... Read full review
  • Fresh Peach Angel Pie

    chellebelle's rating:
    This didn't turn out very well for me. I wasn't sure how done the meringue was supposed to get, just browned but still creamy like a meringue pie topping or more toward crisp? I assume it is sup ... Read full review
  • Spinach Brownies

    chellebelle's rating:
    I don't know about anyone else, but this recipe screamed "ADD BACON!" at me. So I did. I cooked and crumbled about 1/2 a pound of bacon and added it along with the spinach and cheese and onion. ... Read full review
  • Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is delicious. Just as moist and rich as the original chocolate version. I did make one modification, I used two sticks of butter rather than part butter part oil. If you have never made a T ... Read full review
  • Southwest Appetizer Cheesecake

    chellebelle's rating:
    I made this but with some changes based on another recipe for a similar appetizer because of the reviews saying it is too bland. I mixed 1/2 a package of taco seasoning mix into the cream cheese ... Read full review
  • Pink Ladies

    chellebelle's rating:
    These fudgy bites will definitely satisfy a sweet tooth. And they are so pretty! Be sure to cut them in small squares because they are beyond rich. I especially like the cherry icing. Make sure ... Read full review
  • Chutney Baked Brie

    chellebelle's rating:
    This recipe is just so versatile, as long as you have the combination of sweet and salty and a little spicy you can't really go wrong! My husband doesn't care for the flavor of curry powder, so ... Read full review
  • White Texas Sheet Cake

    chellebelle's rating:
    When I found this recipe I was so excited! I love the chocolate version of Texas sheet cake and this one is just as great! I like to make one chocolate and one white for summer outdoor barbecues ... Read full review
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad II

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is excellent (even my Mom asked me for the recipe!). I made the dressing exactly as written except I didn't have poppy seeds. I love the sweet/sour/sesame oil combination, it's perfect, I w ... Read full review
  • German Baby

    chellebelle's rating:
    This is great! A memory from my childhood of a restaurant breakfast treat where they called it a "Dutch Baby". My cast iron skillet is only 9" rather than 10" so I ended up having to add about 7 ... Read full review
  • Apple Brownies

    chellebelle's rating:
    I won't worry about whether this is a "brownie" or not because these moist bars are SO delicious! I'm glad to have found this recipe, it's one I've been looking for after tasting them at a potlu ... Read full review
  • Oh my goodness!! These are rich, delicious and sinful! And EASY! I followed the recipe ingredients exactly, using Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate. I saw a similar recipe that said it is ok to ... Read full review
  • Oh wow! The mustard lime vinaigrette in this salad is wonderful! I was worried that it might be kind of "weird" but I loved it! I'm not a big garlic fan so I only used one clove. I also put a bi ... Read full review
  • Favorite Hamburger Bites

    chellebelle's rating:
    This was really bad. Too salty and with a weird, almost sour flavor from the soup mix. I followed the recipe exactly and didn't make any changes, so I guess that's just the way it's supposed to ... Read full review
  • Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

    chellebelle's rating:
    I made a mistake and purchased hot fudge sauce rather than regular chocolate syrup. Though I don't know how it would have turned out using the syrup, the hot fudge sauce was a happy mistake. Ver ... Read full review
  • Bacon and Tomato Cups

    chellebelle's rating:
    I took this to a party and it was very popular! I followed the advice of previous reviewers and only added enough mayonnaise to moisten and hold the filling mixture together, which was about 1/3 ... Read full review
  • Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

    chellebelle's rating:
    I didn't like this at first. One thing I did do differently was to use a food mill to puree the solids and strain out the tomato skins rather than just straining it. That may have contributed to ... Read full review