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December 20th, 2019

7-Veg Tomato Sauce from JamieOliver.com

I didn't like this sauce much at all. The ingredients are all things we like but for us the resulting sauce was bland. I managed to rescue it by adding lots of tomato products. In future I will just make... read more >


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jenncc reviewed Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble from Epicurious

Everyone really enjoyed this - custardy moist inside with crisp edges and not too sweet. I halved the recipe but used the full amount of pecan topping which gave it the perfect crunch. more »
20th January 2020

jenncc reviewed Skillet Chicken with Crushed Olives and Sumac from Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes

This is a simple, delicious weeknight meal - only required one pan, comes together quickly and taste great. I did not have Castelvetrano olives (mine were green but a little bland) so I did miss a little... more »
18th January 2020

jenncc reviewed Ultra Crispy Slow Roasted Pork from Serious Eats

I think this maybe a five (or at least four star recipe) however it was only a three for me. I followed all instructions but I guess 9 hours was not enough. The skin was crisp, hard in fact in certain more »
8th January 2020

jenncc reviewed Three Cities of Spain Cheesecake from Epicurious

This impressive cheesecake taste great with a truly luscious texture, and was surprisingly easy to put together. I made a gingersnap crust (following the crust directions provided). I did not use all more »
3rd January 2020

jenncc reviewed Pistachio Shortbreads from Epicurious

This is a very humble little cookie - simple in flavor and technique (food processor, slice and bake). The dough is firm enough to form perfect little rounds and comes together easily in the food processor. more »
26th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Smitten Kitchen

This is a decadent addition to the Christmas Cookie tray. These are fun to put together and come out looking great, tho mine did not flatten as much as the ones pictured. more »
23rd December 2019

jenncc reviewed Holiday Butter Cookies from King Arthur Flour

It's rare that a iced holiday cookie has this good of flavor! Aside from the Food and Wine Lemon Rosemary sugar cookies these may be my favorite. The Fiori de Sicilia but I think lemon juice, almond or more »
22nd December 2019

jenncc reviewed The Saturday 75% Whole Wheat Bread from Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

I am always amazed that 4 simple ingredients can make something so pleasurable and sustaining! This bread is no exception. Like the other breads I have tried from this book the instructions are clear... more »
9th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Baked Arroz Con Leche from Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family's Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking, from the Creator of Cannelle et Vanille

I love rice pudding and this was no exception! I docked one star because it took about 20 minutes longer in the oven to get close to pudding texture (even after cooling this was still a very milky pudding).... more »
8th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Cauliflower Garlic Soup with Watercress Pesto from Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook

This soup is a great canvas for add ins and toppings. It's a tasty soup, garlicy and creamy. But I believe the star here is the pesto. I did not have cress so I made a punchy cilantro pesto with a little... more »
8th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Spicy Cauliflower Soup from The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

Surprised I have never reviewed this one as it is a winter favorite! Sometimes I garnish it with just a squeeze of lemon or lime. I have also topped with a garlicy basil or cilantro pesto. more »
7th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Sumac Snickerdoodles from My Name Is Yeh

I loved these, just wish the sumac/strawberry flavor was stronger. Halved recipe to make about 12 large cookies. The texture was great -soft, chewy centers with crisp edges. Mine weren't as pretty as more »
7th December 2019

jenncc reviewed Potato Bread from Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe

What can I add that Zosia hasn't already said - these are wonderful, excellent interior crumb and great flavor with just a subtle rosemary flavor. They were more successful as rolls than a loaf. I used... more »
2nd November 2019

jenncc reviewed Salted Butter Apple Galette with Maple Whipped Cream from Epicurious

This rustic tart comes together easily and is another one of those recipes where the simple ingredients add up to something wonderful. My one complaint is that it can be hard to get all the apple in to more »
26th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Daeji Bulgogi Recipe from Serious Eats

Made these in a large cast iron pan. Came out great with caramelized edges (from the sugar in the marinade) and very tender after an overnight marinade. Ate these in a lettuce wrap with kimichi. more »
26th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Cumin Seed Roasted Cauliflower from Smitten Kitchen

Really enjoyed this with the yogurt/feta sauce. Comes together quickly and is a nice (and versatile) side dish. Deb seems to be serving this with more Middle Eastern flavors while I went for a more more »
24th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Low Carb Blueberry Crumble Bars from Low Carb Maven

The only thing that could improve these would be a crisp crust, but I have not had much luck achieving this with any almond flour based recipe. Otherwise this is a delicious reprieve for the low carb more »
17th October 2019

jenncc added Low Carb Maven

16th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Chicken Tikka Masala from Smitten Kitchen

This is a tasty tikka masala - not quite as complex as some I have had but it comes together quickly and definitely satisfied my craving. I did let the chicken marinate 4-5 hours and it was very moist more »
16th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie

These did not come out like the authors photo and the texture seemed slightly off. Granted this is a "keto" recipe as well being vegan, but I think an egg may help with texture issues and butter may bump more »
13th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Cottage Cheese Pancakes From Cowgirl Creamery & Bette's Oceanview Diner from food52

This is a really good pancake recipe. The cakes come out tender and delicious. A little hard to flip (they are fragile) so keep them small. I served with maple syrup and skipped the berries. more »
6th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies from food52

I love the texture of these cookies - chewy, with crisp edges! After reading the reviews (mostly positive) I took note of a few complaints about these lacking flavor. I added chopped almonds and vanilla more »
6th October 2019

jenncc reviewed Cardamom-Spice Oat Cookies from King Arthur Flour

Lots of glowing reviews and I agree - these are terrific oatmeal cookies! Nice chewy texture and well spiced, but if you are like me and love a deeply spiced cookie I would advise upping the spices- keeping more »
23rd September 2019

jenncc reviewed Easy Jam Tart from David Lebovitz

This is indeed easy and I enjoyed the cornmeal/polenta crunch of the crust. The dough was very soft so I had to use a small (2 inch) biscuit cutter to make the top crust. I used a local plum jam on one more »
23rd September 2019

jenncc reviewed Peanut Butter Cookies from Smitten Kitchen

Great cookie! As far as peanut butter cookies go these are the best I have had. I am usually a bit ambivalent - I'll eat one only to find too sweet/soft/hard/dry for my taste. These were perfect- crisp... more »
21st September 2019

jenncc reviewed Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil from Smitten Kitchen

These simple ingredients made for a luxurious, creamy pasta with a wonderful zing of lemon. I added green olives and served with roasted broccoli and a salad. This will definitely be in my meal rotation. more »
19th September 2019

jenncc reviewed Tomato and Cheese Cobbler from Epicurious

Served this as a vegetarian main along with a simple salad. It was very tasty! I did add garlic and left the thyme in with the tomatoes (de-steming the leaves after about 12 minutes of roasting). I more »
14th September 2019

jenncc reviewed Seared Skirt Steak with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta from Serious Eats

This is terrific, and a wonderful change of pace from our usual steak and pasta/salad/veg. I did sub some ingredients - chives for the scallions, red pepper flakes for the chilies, and used a large ribeye more »
14th September 2019

jenncc reviewed Nutty for Oats Cookies from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains

This recipes marries two of my favorite cookies - peanut butter and oatmeal! I did toast my oats before grinding and added a dash of cinnamon. They were hearty, chewy and delicious! I have also made... more »
12th September 2019

jenncc reviewed Soft and Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies from King Arthur Flour

These have terrific texture and oatmeal cookies are all about texture - you can always play with the flavors by upping spices and changing add ins. I was generous with the spices, used white whole wheat more »
29th August 2019

jenncc reviewed Cornmeal Galette Dough from Fine Cooking

Used this recipe to make Epicurious' Oven Dried Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Black Olives. This is a bit brittle and I had to make several repairs when transferring it to the tart pan. I par baked more »
25th August 2019

jenncc reviewed Lattice-Topped Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Epicurious

This was fantastic! Love the sweet/tart filling as well as the flaky crust. After reading most of the reviews I decided to thaw my frozen rhubarb overnight and reduce the liquid before adding it back more »
18th August 2019

jenncc reviewed Tandoori Chicken from Mark Bittman

This came out great - moist and flavorful. I marinated the chicken about 6 hours and used the oven method (425 for about 25 minutes). more »
18th July 2019

jenncc reviewed Chicken Piccata from Epicurious

Simple and delicious! Be sure to serve it with something to soak up all that luscious lemon sauce. more »
18th July 2019

jenncc reviewed Daeji Bulgogi from Serious Eats

This is wonderful - the pork was flavorful, moist and tender. Paired with some pickles and cilantro then wrapped in refreshing lettuce it was the perfect pairing for the spicy meat. I marinated mine more »
13th July 2019

jenncc reviewed Super Lemon Ice Cream from All Recipes

This came out perfect - creamy, tart, sweet and refreshing! My new favorite Lemon treat. I was worried my eggs may have scrambled a bit so I strained and texture was wonderful. I think allowing the ice more »
7th July 2019

jenncc reviewed Homemade Strawberry Cake from Sally's Baking Addiction

This had excellent strawberry flavor!! I did add freeze dried strawberry powder (about 1/3 cup) to the batter but I truly believe the punch of strawberry flavor came from the reduced strawberry puree more »
30th June 2019

jenncc reviewed Parisian Street Vendor Crepes from King Arthur Flour

Simple and delicious basic recipe. Served them with lemon sugar or chocolate. I halved the recipe for 10 small to medium size crepes. more »
22nd June 2019

jenncc reviewed Diner Style French Toast from Epicurious

This is rich and custardy French Toast - way more decadent than any "Diner French Toast" I have ever had. Very Simple to throw together and get on the table quickly. I used 8 slices TJ's thick cut Brioche more »
17th June 2019

jenncc reviewed Banana Bread from The Food Network

This is a moist, flavorful bread. I was generous with the cinnamon and used 3 very large bananas. Mine took a little longer to bake (perhaps because of the star ingredient being so large) and I did end more »
4th June 2019

jenncc reviewed Fluffy Pancakes from All Recipes

"Fluffy" Pancakes were requested this morning and these fit the bill. Wonderful texture, flavor and easy as any pancakes recipe. more »
2nd June 2019

jenncc reviewed Quick and Dirty Sourdough Focaccia from Bojon Gourmet

I tweaked this a bit amount wise since I had 2 cups moderately bubbly discard - upping the AP flour and decreasing the water slightly (it is already a very wet dough). Letting it sit overnight in the more »
1st June 2019

jenncc reviewed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Dessert For Two

Tasty! Mine puffed up quite a bit and needed a couple extra minutes. I used dark chocolate chips and added macadamia nuts. Next time I may cook it at 350 so it doesn't get too brown on top. more »
29th May 2019

jenncc reviewed Pork Braised with Chilies from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

This is one of those recipes I will make again and again - simple ingredients, easy prep and delicious results. I like that this is a long, slow, oven braise that produces a flavorful, shreddable meat... more »
25th May 2019

jenncc reviewed Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Taste of Home Recipes

First time making overnight oats and I am eager to add this to my breakfast rotation. Instead of raisins I chopped dried apricots which added a nice sweet/tart burst of flavor. Next time I will cut down more »
16th May 2019

jenncc reviewed Stovetop Rice Pudding from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

This is a very simple, comforting rice pudding. I did add another cinnamon stick and a few cloves. !/3 cup sugar was prefect for my tastes. I turned the pudding off at about 23 minutes into the final more »
16th May 2019

jenncc reviewed Dutch Baby from Simply Recipes

These are always delicious but this recipe is simple and uses less butter and eggs than others I have tried. Came out great and it rose high. Topped with fresh blueberries and sugared lemon zest. more »
11th May 2019

jenncc reviewed Sour Milk Bread from David Lebovitz

Some where between a sweet(ish) cake and a bread, this is a very satisfying loaf. Works as a breakfast bread with coffee, or served with dinner. I did add a fine grating of fresh ginger, and since I more »
21st April 2019

jenncc reviewed Buttermilk Crackers from The Wooden Spoon Bread Book

Another tasty recipe from this reliable book. These were crisp if you get them thin enough (I prefer a bit thinner than the 1/8 inch recommended), slightly sweet, with a bit of tang. I cut some into more »
21st April 2019

jenncc reviewed Multigrain Sandwich Bread from Serious Eats

Love the hearty texture and flavor of this 100% whole wheat bread. The author (Stella Parks) uses an unconventional but speedy technique to build the gluten in this loaf letting a food processor do more »
2nd April 2019

jenncc added Emily the Cookbook

2nd April 2019

jenncc reviewed Keto Seed Crackers from Diet Doctor

These were very easy to throw together and had a nice nutty flavor. Maybe my crackers were rolled a bit thinner since I did not let them cool completely in the oven (they would have burned). Took them more »
31st March 2019

jenncc added Diet Doctor

31st March 2019

jenncc added Zaitoun

22nd March 2019

jenncc reviewed Chickpea-Flour Crepes (Socca) from Saveur Website

This was a wonderful version of socca. I have made this many times using a basic recipe (usually David Lebovitz). This was a bit more decadent with plenty of olive oil and a generous dose of herbs and more »
22nd March 2019

jenncc added Saveur Website to his/her bookshelf.

22nd March 2019

jenncc reviewed One-Pan Harissa Chicken from David Lebovitz

This was delicious and came together easily. I had to sub a few things - used fennel and chickpeas instead of the potatoes and honestly I think I would do it this way again. The fennel caramelized nicely more »
18th March 2019

jenncc reviewed Garlic Lime Soup from Genius Kitchen

I enjoyed this on it's own (as written) but it could certainly benefit from some shredded chicken, beans, avocado or other veg. I did add a sprinkle of cayenne. more »
17th March 2019

jenncc reviewed Tapioca Custard from The 1997 Joy of Cooking

Perfect comfort food for a rainy day! This is a basic recipe with a couple variations (with 2 eggs, 1 egg or no eggs/with 3 tablespoons tapioca or 4). I used 1 egg, skimped on the sugar by a tablespoon more »
2nd March 2019

jenncc reviewed Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing from Bon Appetit

Thoroughly enjoyed this! I did have to adjust to work with what I had - I used edamame noodles and added a little spice (jalapeno) and a squeeze of lime to the dressing. Instead of the veggies included more »
26th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Simple Grain Free Granola from Minimalist Baker

This is indeed simple and delicious! Due to current diet restrictions I had to use a sugar free maple syrup (but did include the 2 T coconut sugar) and extra cinnamon. Seemed very wet but managed to more »
25th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Union Square Cafe's Bar Nuts from Smitten Kitchen

These are tasty and the perfect accompaniment to cocktails, cheese or even eaten on there own. I made this using pecans. more »
18th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Expresso Buttercream from Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats

This is a keeper - great chocolate flavor without being too intense or rich. I made this in a 4 inch springform pan and baked about 21-22 minutes. more »
16th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Fava, Farro, Pecorino, and Salami Salad from My Recipes

This review is for the Farro technique/recipe only. I have toasted my grains before but this method worked really well, and adding garlic, red pepper flakes and bay leaf made this tasty enough to eat more »
13th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Sichuan-Style Braised Eggplant With Pickled Chilies and Garlic from Serious Eats

This was the closest I have gotten to the Chinese Eggplant dishes of our favorite restaurants. I had to improvise, using jalapeno instead of red chilis, and a different spicy Asian paste/condiment for more »
7th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Wild Rice and Broccoli Salad from Martha Rose Shulman

The earthy, tangy, nutty flavors of this salad are very satisfying. I played with this a bit - roasting the broccoli instead of steaming and using pistachios instead of walnuts. That said I am sure this... more »
5th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Swedish Rye Cookies from food52

This is a Heidi S./101 Cookbooks recipe, so that alone is a great recommendation. These were my kind of cookie - not too sweet, distinct earthy flavor of rye and nice and buttery. I expected these to more »
4th February 2019

jenncc reviewed Skillet Wild Rice, Walnut and Broccoli Salad from The New York Times

The earthy, tangy, nutty flavors of this salad are very satisfying. I played with this a bit - roasting the broccoli instead of steaming and using pistachios instead of walnuts. That said I am sure this more »
1st February 2019

jenncc reviewed Pita Bread from Mark Bittman

Very tasty and most of them formed a nice "pocket". I think this recipe has a little more olive oil than my usual and this really boosted the flavor. more »
28th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Tahini Lime Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats

Excellent cookie! Nutty flavor with bright highlights from the lime zest. The texture of these were crispy around the edges with soft, chewy centers. more »
26th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar from Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites

This is a wonderfully decadent version of tomato soup! The roasting of canned tomatoes is a novel idea and perfect for when winter tomato pickings are slim. The roasting adds great depth of flavor and more »
25th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower from Half Baked Harvest

This is a delicious vegan dish. Next time I may add a little more spice (cayenne specifically). more »
23rd January 2019

jenncc added Half Baked Harvest

23rd January 2019

jenncc reviewed Spiced Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel from Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats

Love this banana bread! I was generous with the spices and the banana (closer to 2/3 cup) and it was moist and flavorful. The walnut streusel is a great addition as the bread itself sis not seem too more »
21st January 2019

jenncc reviewed Mushroom and Barley Soup from The Kitchn

This is a great starting point for a rich, savory mushroom soup. I perked this up a bit with some thyme, dry sherry and a few cloves of garlic. Hearty and delicious. more »
17th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Mexina Salsa Verde from All Recipes

This made good use of the lingering green tomatoes from my garden. I did add a pinch of chili powder and cumin to balance my flavors a bit. more »
13th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Von Diaz’s Pork Tenderloin Pernil Style from food52

Great, simple dish. I marinated for a day and a half and the meat was moist and flavorful. Mine hit the 145 degree mark at about 20 minutes (my tenderloin was a little puny at one and a quarter pounds). more »
9th January 2019

jenncc reviewed Fresh Corn Cornbread from Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

This is a delicious, decadent cornbread. I skimped slightly on the sugar and did not use the optional honey topping but did add the frozen (thawed) corn. Very moist and cake-like, this went well with... more »
3rd January 2019

jenncc reviewed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from food52

These were a favorite on the Christmas Cookie platter. I mixed mine by hand easily and stuffed some with peanut butter filling. I was pleased with how well coated (w/ powdered sugar) these stayed, giving more »
24th December 2018

jenncc reviewed Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies from The Food Network

Liked these a lot - I subbed 3/4 cup all purpose for rye flour which i believe made them a little less sweet. These are chewy with crisp edges and come together easily. more »
22nd December 2018

jenncc reviewed Homemade Pecan Sandies from BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

These are terrific, if not slightly too sweet. Next time I may skimp on the white sugar a bit. The brown butter really makes these special. Heads up: There is an error, which is addressed by the author... more »
17th December 2018

jenncc reviewed Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from food52

I am not a big chocolate chip cookie fan but these were well received by everyone who tasted them. I made them a bit larger than called for and used the lesser amounts of sugar. Unfortunately I only more »
17th December 2018

jenncc reviewed Instat Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches from The Food Network

This is a great way to get delicious pulled pork in a fraction of the time. I followed the recipe closely, adding 3 cloves garlic and a little chili powder. It was great but I wanted the "sauce" to be more »
13th December 2018

jenncc reviewed Best Cutout Sugar Cookies from The Kitchn

These are indeed great cut-outs. The dough seemed a bit sticky at first but after some time in the fridge it was easy to work with, and flavor was excellent. The texture was perfect - crisp and sturdy... more »
13th December 2018

jenncc reviewed Milk and Honey White Bread from Taste of Home Recipes

This is a very good basic white loaf. I skimped on the honey by a couple tablespoons and it was fine. I only needed 6 cups flour for two loaves. Mine was only slightly crusty/crisp with a very soft... more »
2nd December 2018

jenncc reviewed French Toast for One or Two from joy the baker

Loved this! Made with homemade potato bread cut 3/4 inch thick. I soaked a little longer than Joy does (I like it custardy throughout). Great sprinkled with sugar or maple syrup. more »
24th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce from The Food Network

I think pretty much any cranberry sauce is "make ahead" but this was a good side for our Thanksgiving table. Tart, sweet and traditional. I think I prefer a cran sauce with a bit of a kick which adds more »
24th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast from The Food Network

This came out juicy and delicious. I set the breast over some carrots, mushrooms, onion and garlic. The lemony herbal rub made for excellent flavor on the skin and wonderful pan drippings. I used the more »
24th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Stella Parks No Stress Super Flaky Pie Crust from food52

Unsure how to rate this. I didn't chose this recipe because I was worried about making pie crust, pie crust isn't something I stress about, I chose it because I have made several of Stella's recipes successfully more »
23rd November 2018

jenncc reviewed Meta Given's Pumpkin Pie from food52

This was a creamy, rich and delicious filling! I will admit I added a tiny bit of cloves and since I used the whole can of pumpkin (a little more than the recipe calls for) I upped the other spices by more »
23rd November 2018

jenncc reviewed Blistered Green Beans with Garlic and Miso from Epicurious

I thought this was a wonderful addition to the Thanksgiving table. I always look for something with a little punch of acid or heat to add to the meal and this was it - earthy, tart umami flavor with a more »
23rd November 2018

jenncc reviewed Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry from Skinny Taste

Not sure if this was "skinny" but it was indeed tasty! Added a bit more veg - more broccoli, 4-5 oz. mushrooms and some red bell and jalapeno pepper, upped the garlic to and ginger but kept the sauce more »
17th November 2018

jenncc reviewed No Fail Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic from Bon Appetit

This is a very good roast chicken, not all that different from my usual, but very tasty none the less. It is special because the method of cooking - partially cutting at the leg joint, allowing you to more »
15th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze from Bon Appetit

This was a very pleasant surprise. I wanted to do something new with my brussels and this proved to be a keeper! I was worried that the glaze would be overwhelmingly sweet but it was a nice balance of more »
15th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Cream Cheese Cookies from Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap (Food52 Works)

These have been on my "To Make" list for a while and I wish I had made them much, much sooner! This recipe makes the most of 5 simple ingredients- butter, cream cheese, sugar, flour and salt. They come... more »
12th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Cream Cheese Cookies from food52

These have been on my "To Make" list for a while and I wish I had made them much, much sooner! This recipe makes the most of 5 simple ingredients- butter, cream cheese, sugar, flour and salt. They come more »
12th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Grain-Free Tahini Granola from Bon Appetit

This is addictive! Perfect salty-sweet balance and not overwhelming in tahini flavor (I will add more next time). I used the oat addition variation subbing 1 cup (instead of 3/4 cup) oats for 1 cup nuts. more »
11th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Potato Bread from King Arthur Flour

This is a soft, fluffy, white bread 100 times better than any grocery store variety. I halved the recipe, but accidentally added the full amount of salt - yikes! Fortunately this came out delicious - more »
11th November 2018

jenncc reviewed South Asian Chicken Curry from JamieOliver.com

This is a basic but delicious dish. I think a lot if the flavor relies on your curry powder. I did use 1 large garden tomato (coarsely chopped) which I added before the chicken, allowing it to break more »
10th November 2018

jenncc reviewed Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies from David Lebovitz

If you don't like sesame or tahini these are not for you,that said I thought they were great! The texture of this cookie is perfect - chewy and moist with nice crisp edges. I thought mine were under more »
4th November 2018