Recipe Reviews #66

Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe found on Cooking Classy
My Rating:
4 out of 5

My Review

The fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage made a world of a difference. There was so much flavor packed into this soup– I couldn’t believe it. The store bought rotisserie chicken helped a lot, too, but the pieces got a little soggier than I had hoped for.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp each chopped fresh thyme, rosemary and sage
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups medium egg noodles (dry)
  • 12 oz . shredded rotisserie chicken (from about a 2 lb rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)

Turkey Burgers w/ Spinach

Recipe found on A Saucy Kitchen
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review

Oh my, these burgers were beyond yummy! The turkey was so moist and the patties stuck together nicely. I loved the incorporated spinach but, adding more on top was even better.

We served it with… baked beans and topped it with red onions, spinach, and mustard

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 pound ground turkey, aim for at least 7% fat
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (we used regular soy sauce)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour (we used cornstarch)
  • Panko bread crumbs* (boyfriend eyeballed a good amount into the patty mix, I would highly recommend you do the same)
  • oil for frying

Cincinnati Chili

Recipe found on One Lovely Life
My Rating:
3 out of 5

My Review

While this dish was good, it was nowhere near the first time we made it. All the exciting flavors just weren’t there. This was more of a regular chili with pasta.

We served it with… boyfriend’s garlic bread buns and pasta shells

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 3/4lb ground beef (we used the whole pound)
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1c chicken broth
  • 1c water
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 (15oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    salt and pepper to taste

30 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #66

  1. The chicken noodle soup looks so yummy! I love noodle soup. I’ve never had a turkey burger, but I don’t think I would like it much. I’ve had turkey meatballs before and didn’t care for them. I prefer beef.

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  2. Ooh I love that the turkey stayed nice and moist for those burgers! I feel like it’s so easy for turkey to get dried out. Adding spinach is such a good idea too! Those look amazing!
    Also, using rotisserie chicken for chicken noodle soup is such a brilliant idea! I’m definitely going to do that next time. It sounds super delicious!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree! Turkey is easily dried out but, I think boyfriend’s got the cooking technique down now. πŸ˜‰ He’s made burgers & meatloaves that were just as juicy as beef!

      The rotisserie chicken in the soup was a game changer but, my suggestion would be to add the chicken when the soup cools down just a tiny bit so the pieces don’t get too soggy like ours did!

      Thanks for reading!! ❀

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      1. Dang well I still think he should pursue being a chef! πŸ˜‰ Maybe he would enjoy culinary school too haha.

        Ooh good suggestion! I’ll have to remember that! Totally want to make chicken noodle soup now.

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        1. LOL I always say that to him, too, but I guess even though he’s good at cooking, knows his flavors & techniques– he still doesn’t enjoy it!

          Hope your chicken noodle soup is yummy, if you make it. πŸ™‚

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  3. I don’t think I’ve commented on it yet- but I love your new header! I know I read about your changing it in one of your posts but think I forgot to actually comment on it! Looks absolutely lovely & chic!

    Okay now for da food– I am pulling a “Hunida” and printed out a bunch of recipes to try for next time I go to the store. I am gonna try to actually cook from a recipe rather than throw stuff together on a whim and always hope it turns out hahah.

    All these recipes look awesomeeee! I have never made a turkey burger from scratch, but I’ll tuck away this recipe ! Thanks for sharing, girl πŸ™‚

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    1. Aw yay!!! Thank you!!! ❀ "Chic" is the exact word I was hoping for!!!

      I'm so excited to have inspired you to try new recipes, THOUGH, I've seen your creations & I think the stuff you come up with is good enough for your own recipe website. πŸ˜‰

      Definitely try this turkey burger recipe for your first from-scratch one. You're gonna love it!!

      P.S. Boyfriend just told me he tweaked the recipe and had to add panko crumbs. I gotta edit this post to include that tidbit right now. πŸ˜›

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      1. Aww you are too kind!! ❀

        And ohhhh I have so many panko breadcrumbs I need to use up- so this is perfect. I'm trying to use up all our dry goods before our move so it's less to haul halfway across the country!

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  4. I love chicken soup will need to try this. I eat a lot of ground turkey I like it better then beef . So I love your turkey burger recipe. Need to try this and the chili and bread omg so hungry again . Thank you for posting needed some supper ideas.πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow! I rarely ever hear anyone say they prefer turkey over beef. You’re going to love those burgers then. πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy them all if you try them, so glad I could help you with dinner!!!

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      1. Really ! I use to love beef then tried turkey and I just love it so much better it’s not as dry . Plus I’m not a steak person, I do like beef but it’s defiantly more turkey . Yes I will try them I’ll let you know πŸ™‚

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  5. Soup looks good! I love rosemary in all kinds of things.
    The chilli is quite an interesting combo of flavours. I think i might like that too. Had something similar once, and it was sweet and weird, but i ended up really enjoying it. It didn’t have beans tho.

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    1. Rosemary does add such a nice flavor. πŸ™‚ & the chili was alright. The first time we made it, we could really taste all the different spices. It did have a spicy, sweet flavor but this time… it kinda just tasted plain. πŸ˜›

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