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September 5th, 2020

Fettuccine with Spiced Cherry Tomato Sauce from Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook

Great way to use cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden. Truly a simple recipe of pasta, sauce, and cheese, and I'm sure the sauce would freeze well. read more >

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jenncc reviewed British Flapjacks from Epicurious

These are rich and tasty! A decadent granola bar. You can add dried fruit or nuts but I like them plain. more »
19th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Sesame Honey Loaf Bread from King Arthur Flour

Hmmm... the flavor of this bread is delicious, even without the somewhat decadent honey butter topping. The texture is chewy in a good way and the sesame gives it a great added crunch. Unfortunately my more »
18th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Leite's Culinaria

These are wonderful, not too sweet cookies. Mine did not spread much so I had these delightful chewy nuggets spiked with add ins (crystalized ginger and dried cranberries for one batch, chocolate and... more »
18th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Salted Pistachio Shortbread from The New York Times

This is a very simple recipe and comes together quickly. Everything is chopped and mixed in the food processor then pressed into a pan. Mine looked ready at the 17 minute mark (edges were brown) however more »
15th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Herbed Tomato and Roasted Garlic Tart from Smitten Kitchen

Lots of steps but not difficult and certainly worth it! I made this with garden tomatoes of varying sizes (some halved) and puff pastry from Trader Joe's. The pastry was slightly tough (this is most more »
11th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Pita Bread from Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm

This is not the pita I grew up with, but it is the pita bread I always wanted - thick and puffy with a perfect pocket for all your delicious savories. I have never made pita on a baking sheet. FOUR or more »
9th September 2020

jenncc reviewed Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod

These are really peanut butter cookies with oatmeal in them, providing a nice soft, chewy center with crisp edges. Similar to the Nutty For Oats Cookies but maybe a touch sweeter, these are really tasty more »
3rd September 2020

jenncc reviewed Flour Tortillas from Tex Mex Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods From Both Sides of the Border

These are excellent, however not the tortillas I always crave. To quote the MM commercial these tortillas "melt in your mouth, not in your hands" - they hold up to even the sloppiest fillings but still more »
30th August 2020

jenncc added Tex Mex Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods From Both Sides of the Border

30th August 2020

jenncc reviewed Watermelon and Cucumbers with Spicy Sumac Salt from Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes

Sweet, spicy, cool and refreshing! This is a terrific summer salad. more »
29th August 2020

jenncc reviewed Meera Sodha’s Chicken Curry from The New York Times

After reading the reviews I was worried it would be bland (as some complained) so I marinated my chicken in some yogurt, and a portion of the spices called for in the recipe. I also sauteed my chicken more »
21st August 2020

jenncc reviewed Paratha Flaky South Asian Flatbread) from Serious Eats

I have made this several times but somehow always forget to review. It is a bit time consuming but with the help of the video it is not difficult, and the results are decadent! Rich, flaky, buttery paratha more »
21st August 2020

jenncc reviewed Kansas Sunflower Bread from King Arthur Flour

This is a delicious loaf of bread! Great flavor and texture from the seeds and grains, but also loved the thin, crisp crust alongside the super soft, almost spongy (in a good way) interior crumb. Because more »
13th August 2020

jenncc reviewed Farro Broccoli Bowl with Lemony Tahini from The New York Times

I made this as a main dish and it really satisfied with earthy grains and veg and a punchy dressing. I scaled this way down for 2 but sincerely wish I had made the full recipe. So delicious! more »
11th August 2020

jenncc reviewed Absolutely Fantastic Greek/House Dressing from All Recipes

This is a pretty good dressing. I scaled this down based on other reviewers ratios. more »
8th August 2020

jenncc added Ama A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen

4th August 2020

jenncc reviewed A Small Batch of Corn Muffins from Comfort and Joy: Cooking for Two

I added some blueberries and blue corn flour for a savory blueberry muffin. These have great flavor and are nice and moist. more »
1st August 2020

jenncc reviewed Strawberry Skillet Cobbler from Comfort and Joy: Cooking for Two

Instead of strawberries I used peaches and berries, I also added a bit of sugar to the topping (biscuits) otherwise I stuck with the recipe and it was pretty delicious. I'm sure this would work equally more »
1st August 2020

jenncc reviewed Pillowy White Bread from King Arthur Flour

This is a light and fluffy white bread that makes excellent sandwiches and toast but also wonderful on its own. It is soft and slightly sweet and definitely a favorite. This is the same ingredients/recipe more »
30th July 2020

jenncc reviewed My Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits from Smitten Kitchen

Great biscuits! I roll mine out on the thicker side and put them (sides touching) into a cast iron skillet. Baked 18 minutes for golden tops. more »
23rd July 2020

jenncc reviewed Buttermilk Bacon-Fat Flour Tortillas from The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours

I have made these several times and they are always great, but the best version is with spent (slightly soured) half and half! Not sure what the half and half did but both the texture and flavor were... more »
22nd July 2020

jenncc reviewed Hazelnut Brown Butter Cake from Smitten Kitchen

This is a terrific cake! I used Bob's Red Mill Hazelnut Meal/Flour and had to make my own powdered sugar but it came out so moist and nutty I am already looking forward to making it again. After reading more »
17th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma from The New York Times

This wasn't like any other shawarma I have ever had, but it was delicious, easy to prepare and will definitely make this again! I marinated for about 5 hours and the flavors really came thru. I only had more »
17th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Tomatillo-Chipotle Salsa from The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours

This is a simple cooked salsa with the great tang from tomatillos and a bit of smokey flavor from the chipotles. I roasted half of the tomatillos for extra roast-y goodness. Have served with smoked brisket,... more »
14th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Baked Macaroni and Cheese from The 1997 Joy of Cooking

This is a basic Mac and Cheese recipe,and while it is good, it was a little denser than I prefer. My favorite recipes yield a looser, creamier mac and cheese. I also did not particularly enjoy the addition more »
13th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Sourdough Pita Bread from Baking Sense

These are a little fussy ... that said the flavor and texture are great! This is a two day affair but the few pita I made right away (after the 3 folds and 60 minute rest) came out better than most pita. more »
9th July 2020

jenncc added Baking Sense

9th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread from Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes

This is a decadent, buttery shortbread that just happens to have chocolate. Really loved these! Reading the troubles others had (on Bon Appetit website) I made sure to beat my butter and sugar until... more »
5th July 2020

jenncc reviewed Basic Roll Dough Cinnamon Rolls from Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats

These make an excellent small batch of cinnamon rolls! I actually made 6 smaller rolls (rather than 4) but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Baked 14 minutes. more »
2nd July 2020

jenncc reviewed Hamburger Potato Buns from King Arthur Flour

These come together easily and produce a pretty good burger bun. I made mine by weight and became a little suspicious when measuring my potato flakes - the recipe calls for 1/4 cup or 43 grams - my 43 more »
1st July 2020

jenncc reviewed Strawberry Buttercream Layer Cake from Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats

This was moist and tender and while I used my own frosting, this cake could be paired with almost any flavor/type of topping. more »
29th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Struan from Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

This was terrific, and had I never made the Struan recipe in the Model Bakery Cookbook I would say this is my favorite grainy bread. My dough was never too tacky to handle and I did not have to add any... more »
25th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

I Love This Cake! I love the crunchy cornmeal topping, the moist, tender cake and the simplicity of the whole thing! This is one of those "greater than the sum of it's parts/ effort" recipes - common... more »
22nd June 2020

jenncc reviewed Simple Tortillas from King Arthur Flour

These are great - soft and pliable with just the right amount of stretch. I got 12 good size (taco) tortillas out of this. I used exactly 200 grams warm water and shortening for the fat. Will be making... more »
22nd June 2020

jenncc reviewed Cinnamon Rolls from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book: Recipes for Irresistible Everyday Favorites and Reinvented Classics

Fussy and fantastic! I made these over three days - day one mix and fold the dough (as you would bread), day 2 shape into rolls and finally, day three bake and enjoy. The dough was a soft yeasty pillow... more »
18th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Lamb Biryani from The New York Times

This is a delicious take on biryani! It has great flavor, savory, meaty and heady with spices. It is a process - there are several components to prep before the whole thing goes into the oven but well more »
16th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Chicken Vesuvio from New York Times - Recipes

This was simple and so delicious. Couldn't get enough of the pan sauce! I was worried I would lose the crisp on my chicken and potatoes after pouring the sauce over but they were both perfect after a more »
14th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Chez Panisse's Blueberry Cobbler from The New York Times

Loved this simple dessert! This is approximately the same recipe that i is in the Chez Panisse Dessert book (without the various berries). The jammy blueberries and rich biscuit topping make for a wonderful more »
11th June 2020

jenncc reviewed True Texas Chili Recipe from Epicurious

This produces meaty chili in a deeply flavored, rich, silky sauce. It took about 1 hour and half to get the meat super tender and the stock thickened. This was hearty and delicious topped with a sprinkling... more »
8th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Oat Bread from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

This makes a delicious, slightly sweet sandwich loaf. My dough was quite stiff/ not tacky at all using the wheat bran and just 2 cups of flour so I added a bit of water. Next time I may use all oat bran more »
8th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake from food52

I think this could be really great but 45 seconds in my microwave with the baking powder made this a bit too dry. Next time I will probably not add the b.p. for a more fudge like consistency. more »
7th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Lamb Shank Vindaloo from All Recipes

Other than scaling this recipe back I followed this recipe closely. It wasn't as spicy as expected and I am not sure how authentic it is but it was delicious served over rice. more »
7th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Layered Yogurt Flatbreads from Smitten Kitchen

I had to add a lot more flour to get anything even remotely resembling the dough pictured! In the end it was very good but I am not sure if I would make these again - I felt the Serious Eats Paratha Bread more »
4th June 2020

jenncc reviewed Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles from Bon Appetit

Really enjoyed this dish though I did have to use what was on hand - used diced canned tomatoes instead of crushed, and regular pasta instead of egg noodles. Comes together quickly and was a nice change more »
2nd June 2020

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

I am a little late to the game on this one, but better late than never. This was super moist, very easy and most importantly delicious! I have been making a lot of banana bread lately and this one maybe... more »
2nd June 2020

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

I am a little late to the game on this one, but better late than never. This was super moist, very easy and most importantly delicious! I have been making a lot of banana bread lately and this one maybe... more »
2nd June 2020

jenncc reviewed Broccoli Melts from Smitten Kitchen

If you have a little extra time for a sandwich.... this is a keeper! I think it would be best with provolone (as directed) but all I had was mozzarella and it was still really good. The broccoli component more »
2nd June 2020

jenncc reviewed 24- to 48-Hour Pizza Dough from The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home

As always, Forkish doesn't disappoint! This is flavorful from the extended fermentation, with just the right amount of chew (maybe the 00 flour?) - it was terrific. This held up to our toppings, staying more »
31st May 2020

jenncc reviewed Peanut Butter Cookies from Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery

I kept bumping into these all over the internet (smitten kitchen, the kitchn etc) and finally got around to making them and am so glad I did - they are wonderful! Maybe my new favorite due to the light... more »
30th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Blissed-Out Crispy Cheese Broccoli Gratin from Epicurious

This was, as promised crispy cheesy bliss! Comes together fairly quickly and is oh so satisfying. I recommend washing and drying your broccoli ahead of time so it is completely dry by the time it goes more »
30th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Light Brioche Buns from New York Times - Dining and Wine

Agree with the previous review - these are indeed "light" brioche, not much butter and only 1 egg. That said these were very good and hold up to a sloppy burger just fine. I made with AP flour and a... more »
24th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Baked Rice Pudding (Riz au Lait) with Plum Compote from David Lebovitz

This is a really comforting, delicious, fussy rice pudding. It is baked at 325 for 1 hour 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes! If I weren't stuck at home with some time on my hands I would not have more »
22nd May 2020

jenncc reviewed Blueberry, Almond and Lemon Cake from The New York Times

This great little loaf cake is sweet, tangy and super moist. I did add about 2 tablespoons lemon juice and doubled the zest in the cake, and used about 4-5 tablespoons lemon juice in the glaze. more »
22nd May 2020

jenncc reviewed Blue Sky Bran Muffins from Smitten Kitchen

These make for a hearty but moist, barely sweet breakfast. I highly recommend fresh (or frozen) cranberries and perhaps even a little more than the recipe states. Cranberries give these a nice sweet/tart more »
21st May 2020

jenncc reviewed Ground Beef Tacos from The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos

This is a tasty taco filling at a most basic level. This can also be used to stuff poblanos or enchiladas. It can easily be jazzed up with fire roasted tomatoes, peppers etc, but if you are looking for... more »
19th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Rancho Gordo's Chili Rellenos from Leite's Culinaria

I switched up the filling a bit but otherwise (sauce and baking technique) stuck to the recipe and it was delicious! I liked that these are baked not fried for a slightly lighter dish. The "classic salsa" more »
19th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Pan Pizza from The New York Times

This is a great homage to Pizza Hut Pan Pizza! Was craving some indulgence and this certainly fit the bill - crispy edges, pillowy crust and plenty of cheese. The dough is very wet/sticky and I did add more »
18th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Dori Sanders' No Churn Fresh Lemon Ice Cream from food52

If I am comparing this ice cream to other lemon ice creams I have made (including Super Lemon Ice cream from Allrecipes and Jeni's Lemon) I would say this is good. If I am taking into consideration the... more »
17th May 2020

jenncc reviewed White Boule from Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched & Naturally Leavened Breads

Terrific white bread! This uses the same dough as the White Sandwich Bread recipe (page 40) with a different shaping technique and vessel. I used a Staub Cocette. After 50 minutes baking in the dutch... more »
15th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Arborio Rice Bread from Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched & Naturally Leavened Breads

Loved the slight crunch and mild flavors of this bread. Perfect for sandwiches etc. more »
15th May 2020

jenncc reviewed Arborio Rice Pudding from The Food Network

This is a very comforting dish - creamy and delicious. Mine took a bit longer to thicken despite using some of the "tricks" other reviews discussed but the end result was worth an extra 10 minutes. I more »
3rd May 2020

jenncc reviewed Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread from food52

A little fussy but what else do I have going on right now?? It is moist, delicious and the brown butter / bourbon add great depth of flavor to this loaf. That said, I had about 3 tablespoons bourbon more »
3rd May 2020

jenncc reviewed Struan from The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery

This is wonderful! Tender crumb, excellent flavor and very versatile loaf. Not sure how it compares to Reinhardt's recipe but will certainly make it soon to compare. I used malted wheat flakes, coarse... more »
2nd May 2020

jenncc reviewed Whole Wheat Yeasted Olive Oil Pastry from The New York Times

I made this for a tomato tart (epicurious recipe). This dough comes together easily but you do need to consider time for a rise and short rest. The dough is very workable though I am not sure you could more »
30th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Za'atar Manouche / Zaatar Flatbread from Tasty Mediterraneo

Hmmm... I have mixed feelings about this one. The flavor of the dough was really good, probably due to the amount of olive oil. However the texture was a bit too chewy and if it was left in the oven more »
29th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Spicy Ful Medames (Fava Beans) with Olive Oil and Chili from Serious Eats

Loved the creaminess of the broth along with the punch of spice and lemon. I grew up with (and often make) a similar bean salad using fava beans (ful) and chickpeas (hummus) but this is a wonderful change more »
29th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Potato Chips from All Recipes

These are easy and really hit the spot when you need a little salty crunch to go with your meal. I cut my potato using a mandolin, tossed in oil, sprinkled with salt (before cooking) and microwaved on more »
28th April 2020

jenncc added Tasty Mediterraneo

28th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Savory Cooked Rice Sandwich Bread from food52

This is a simple, delicious loaf of bread. I subbed more barley flour for the rye (or wheat) and was short on milk so I threw in some thinned yogurt. Slightly sweet with a nice even crumb and a crunch... more »
23rd April 2020

jenncc reviewed Marinated Olives and Feta from Bon Appetit

I made just the olives and they were great! I will soon try this recipe as intended with the feta and crusty bread. more »
22nd April 2020

jenncc reviewed The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever from Serious Eats

Very tasty and crispy indeed! Worth the extra steps. more »
21st April 2020

jenncc reviewed Crispy Tofu with Maple Soy Glaze from Epicurious

This was very tasty and pretty easy to put together. I crisped my tofu (the most tedious part of this recipe) while my rice cooked and my broccoli roasted (my addition). The flavor was a nice balance... more »
20th April 2020

jenncc reviewed White Bread with 80% Biga from Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

This is a great loaf! The bulk of your dough is pre-fermented which gives fantastic flavor. The biga is a bit stiff making this an easier dough to work with compared to some of the other high hydration... more »
18th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Nixtamal (Masa for corn tortillas) from Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

There's really only one way to do this but this recipe calls for more of the lime solution than others I have tried. I wanted to see if there was any difference - nope. But as always homemade masa gives more »
12th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Black Sesame Carrot Cake (loaf) from Bon Appetit

This is a really delicious loaf cake. It is moist, flavorful and a nice alternative to carrot cake. I have made it before from Jessica Koslows' cookbook (also on food52) and with just a few modifications more »
9th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Sourdough Hamburger Buns from King Arthur Flour

Simple and delicious. These rose nicely, have a tender crumb and held together under some juicy cheeseburgers! more »
6th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Herbed Polenta "Fries" from Epicurious

This were crisp and flavorful. Great crunch with creamy centers. They can also be cooked a little longer (under broiler) flipping to give all four sides a good crisp if you really need them to stand more »
6th April 2020

jenncc reviewed Pain de Mie (sourdough) from The Perfect Loaf

Not sure how to rate this - the dough itself smelled great, even tasted great, my starter was ripe and ready, \ but somehow my dough went from a beautiful, supple ball to a weird, sticky puddle. It did more »
2nd April 2020

jenncc reviewed Pain de Mie from Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours

This bread had terrific flavor- slightly sweet from the milk and sugar (I subbed some with honey) and perfect for sandwiches. The crumb is a little denser/more compact than other similar loaves, which... more »
27th March 2020

jenncc reviewed ! Bowl Gluten Free Banana Bread from Minimalist Baker

Great texture and flavor make this a wonderful banana bread. It has great banana flavor, rises nicely, very moist and has a proper crumb (isn't gummy or fall apart messy). I added walnuts and as always more »
26th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Pain de Mie from One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand

Straight forward recipe for a straight forward white loaf. Excellent for sandwiches, toasted with jam or with bacon and eggs, this is versatile and tasty. My dough seemed a little wet but over time it more »
23rd March 2020

jenncc reviewed Quite Possibly the Best Chickpeas from Epicurious

This could quite possibly be my favorite preparation for chickpeas - simple, delicious and relying on only the simplest ingredients. The broth alone is heaven! I have served these with lemony sumac yogurt more »
22nd March 2020

jenncc reviewed St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake from Smitten Kitchen

Gooey indeed! This is a very decadent cake with rich flavors of butter, vanilla and yeasty goodness. While most recipes for this cake call for a cake mix this one has a yeast cake base which helps balance more »
20th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Big O Cookies from Zingerman's Bakehouse

This is a great oatmeal cookie! I did add about 1/2 cup of walnuts. The maple syrup is what I think gives this a special flavor, as well as the addition of nutmeg. I made these large (about 3 T.) as more »
19th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Marinated Lentils with Lemony Broccolini and Feta from Bon Appetit

This came together quickly and had great flavors I would have otherwise not thought to put together. Especially loved the roasted lemon! I used black beluga lentils and jalapeno instead of fresno chili. more »
18th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Toasted Oat Bread from Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread

This one was a struggle - the dough was so wet and unruly even after adding extra flour! The "rolling and tucking" method was not working for me, and even when I moved on to Tartine's turn and fold method more »
14th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Brazilian Cheesy Bread from food52

I have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse but apparently these are often served with the meal - which makes me entertain the idea of going to a Brazilian steakhouse... These are joyful little popover-like more »
9th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Quick Kimichi Pancakes from Bon Appetit

Really enjoyed this fast, easy recipe. We made some thin and crisp and other thick - I enjoyed the thicker ones even if the outside was a little less crisp. Subbed chives and cilantro for the scallions more »
7th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano from Bon Appetit

This was easy and after reading the reviews I was prepared for it to need a bit of tweaking time wise. I followed the recipe as written other than timing- I turned the thighs, allowing them to cook skin more »
4th March 2020

jenncc reviewed Persian-ish Rice from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

This was super simple and delicious! My cooking time was about 8-10 minutes shorter than hers (and the rice was getting dark/plenty cooked). I felt I could have reduced the butter by a teaspoons or so... more »
1st March 2020

jenncc reviewed One Skillet Roasted Sesame Chicken Thighs from Bon Appetit

This was a wonderful dish! I followed directions/cooking times pretty closely and found that my chicken thighs only needed about 8 minutes on the stove top (after the initial 5 minute browning) and 8... more »
28th February 2020

jenncc reviewed Braised Lamb Shanks with Rosemary from Epicurious

Tasty dish and mostly hands off. I halved the recipe, used whole canned tomatoes, thickened the sauce by boiling it down and blending with the immersion blender (without the meat), then added meat back more »
25th February 2020

jenncc reviewed Easy Nixtamalized Corn Tortillas from Serious Eats

These are easy, and though there is an overnight soak the time it takes for them to come together is minimal. They were very good hot off the griddle but held up pretty well after a short storage period. more »
22nd February 2020

jenncc reviewed Cowboy Cookies from Homesick Texan

This is a simple, tasty cookie that comes together easily and can be a base for other add-ins. Instead of chocolate chips I have used nuts, cereal and/or dried fruit. In my oven these took 11 minutes more »
16th February 2020

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