• Couscous with a Kick!

    Nicolette's rating:
    Holy tingling tastebuds, this is crazy good! Instead of the customary potato/macaroni salad, I opted to make this as a side dish for bbq ribs. Left out the cilantro as I'm not a fan of its (so ... Read full review
  • The three major food groups ~ bacon, asparagus, cheese ~ all baked together resulting in one delicious brunch recipe. Instead of steaming the asparagus, I simply cut into bite-sized pieces and ... Read full review
  • Blueberry-Lemon Crumb Bars

    Nicolette's rating:
    I found this quite easy to assemble, a lot easier than making a pie IMO. I cut the recipe in half, so a pint of blueberries was perfect for an 8x8 pan. Cuz I wanted to really taste the lemon, ... Read full review
  • Fried Rice Restaurant Style

    Nicolette's rating:
    This is my default fried rice recipe as I like the carrot/pea combo, but any meat/veggie can be added to make it a meal in itself. Usually I use leftover rice, shred the carrots and leave the p ... Read full review
  • Maple Roast Turkey

    Nicolette's rating:
    I scaled this recipe down for a brined turkey breast and made the maple butter as directed, using all of the mixture at once. Basted often and after 1.5 hours at 350, the turkey was perfect. I ... Read full review
  • A nice side dish to serve with 'Easy Tilapia with Wine & Tomatoes'. For the tomatoes, I used canned petite diced (drained of excess liquid) which roasted to a sundried tomato chewiness -- a ... Read full review
  • It was too chilly outside to grill, so I made this on the stovetop, poaching the fish in a covered saute pan. Used about a 1/2 can of drained petite diced tomatoes since fresh tomatoes sold at ... Read full review
  • Sweet potatoes with a kick - yum. Mixed some of the dry spice mixture into f/f mayo and used as a dipping sauce. The whole family loved it. Thanks! ... Read full review
  • Greek Style Potatoes

    Nicolette's rating:
    These are some mighty fine tastin' taters. I halved the recipe and used barely a Tbs olive oil, reduced the water by a 1/4C and subbed veggie bouillon cubes for the chicken-flavored. Only mino ... Read full review
  • Pizzelles III

    Nicolette's rating:
    Ever since misplacing my original Pizzelle recipe, I've been on the lookout for a suitable substitute. While this one is a bit different, it's been requested as a 'cookie jar staple' by my husb ... Read full review
  • Jan's Chocolate Cake

    Nicolette's rating:
    No more Betty-in-the-box mixes for me. This cake is great! I, too, subbed hot coffee for the boiling water then stirred in about 1/2 C mini chocolate chips before pouring into a Bundt pan (bak ... Read full review
  • Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia

    Nicolette's rating:
    As written, the coating seemed bland, so I tweaked it some (ok.. a lot, but the original recipe is still a great concept). After briefly soaking the fish in lemon-water, I dredged the fillets i ... Read full review
  • French Onion Soup VIII

    Nicolette's rating:
    Yummy onion soup. I used vidalia onions, only 1 bay leaf and out of necessity, Honey Brown beer in place of the wine. The beer accented the sweetness of the onions nicely. After tasting the s ... Read full review
  • Salmon Tango

    Nicolette's rating:
    A great asian-inspired marinade for salmon. I did add a clove of minced garlic to the original ingredients, fearing it might have been too sweet otherwise; also cut the amount of butter in half ... Read full review