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CrystalVanV22

Charlotte, NC, US
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Recent Reviews


Re:Pineapple-Ginger Brown Sugar Crisp

AMAZING and so super simple!!! I tried using an organic pineapple, but it was picked too early - how do I know this? The magazine had a whole section on pineapple facts - wonderful article!!! Anyhow, highly recommend this recipe as it is an awesome addition to any menu or event!!!


Posted: 09:23 am on January 16th 2012

Re:Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

I have had really great luck with Fine Cooking recipes, but this one fell very short of tasty and worth the effort & ingredients... I guess with all the successful recipes I have made, one had to fail - total bummer.


Posted: 09:20 am on January 16th 2012

Re:Penne with Spinach, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts

Wonderful pairing of flavors - the walnut crunch pairs beautifully with the gorgonzola and wilted spinach! Easy weekenight meal and delicious served along side of roasted chicken!


Posted: 12:49 pm on December 5th 2011

Re:Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Leeks and Sausage

Excellent recipe!!! Very filling and I served it along side of Kale for a delicious weeknight meal! Next time I am going to try rubbing olive oil and salt on the outside of the potatoe when it first cooks - thought this might crisp up the skins a little!


Posted: 10:33 am on November 10th 2011

Re:Portabello Mushrooms with Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Filling

Excellent recipe!!! I used this dish along side a filet mignon and salad - excellent and wonderfully flavored (may add red pepper flakes the next time - just for a little kick). This could easily be a meal unto itself, so try it out for a fun weeknight dinner!


Posted: 09:39 am on November 7th 2011

Re:Butternut Squash Lasagne with Goat Cheese, Sage, and Breadcrumbs

Excellent comfort food for the fall season! While making the dish, I thought to myself, "this smells like fall" and then dinner time arrived!!! Wonderful recipe and this will become a staple in our fall menu items!!! Highly recommend trying for a Sunday night dinner with friends/family!


Posted: 09:28 am on October 31st 2011

Re:Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Wild Mushrooms and Cream

Delicious and easy!!! Prepared the sprouts, shallots and mushrooms before company arrived and then followed the cooking directions dish between sharing wine with friends - turned out beautifully and was a crowd pleaser!


Posted: 11:16 am on October 24th 2011

Re:Autumn Vegetable Soup

By far the best Autumn Veggie Soup Ever!!! I made home-made chicken stock to ensure a dynamic flavor for the soup base! I love that you can adjust for the different local vegetables that are available this time of year! Highly recommended and a Crowd Pleaser!!!


Posted: 11:00 am on October 10th 2011

Re:Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta

This is a wonderful side dish to just about anything you can think of! The grilled fennel is outstanding!


Posted: 09:00 am on April 25th 2011

Re:Lemon Chicken Breasts with Capers

This is a very flavorful recipe and great for a week night meal but can also be used during a weekend get together - WONDERFUL!!!


Posted: 08:57 am on April 25th 2011