Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen


Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen recipes have been featured in the following publications.


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Reader Testimonials

“I made this dish in a mad rush as my husband and son had limited time before heading out the door. I love that the ingredients aren’t complicated and neither is the technique. Because of it’s simplicity and my haste, I really didn’t have high hopes that I’d be wowed. I ended up having seconds. I never have seconds. And I had the left overs for lunch the next day. I’ll be making this again soon for sure. Thank you for sharing such a tasty, easy recipe” ~Kristin D. on Chicken in a Lemon Butter Sauce

“This was more than delicious, excellent for Valentine’s Day dessert for 2 added a mint leaf for decoration and used maraschino cherries instead of raspberries as I do not like raspberries. Husband was wowed over!” ~ Sonia K. on Coffee & Rum Dark Chocolate Mousse

“I made this tonite because I had a lot of frozen shrimp in the freezer, and I also had Tortellini, and Basil in my garden. I used grape tomatoes, cut in half, and I had a jar of Aldi’s Alfredo sauce. It turned out really delicious, and so quick and easy.” ~Marita K on Cheesy Skillet Shrimp & Tortellini

“Wow ! I must compliment you on this it’s SO WONDERFUL! We loved it , I like to keep the family interested in dinner together and this was a definite show stopper now it’s a favorite ! Thank you very much for posting , they were so surprised and happy !  NO LEFTOVERS ♥️” ~Kim on Tuscan Style Grilled Rib Eye Steak

“This is IT! It tastes exactly like Paneras but I enjoy it even more bc I didn’t have to pay $6 for half a sandwich! Thanks!” ~ Katie C. on Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

“I tried this recipe and it was a hit! My parents and I loved it.” ~ Brittany on Asian Chili Garlic Chicken

“I’ve tried this and you’re right it’s spot on. We love this salad and when I go to Applebee’s 99% of the time I get the Oriental salad. We all love it. My Mom had even got my Daddy eating it and he didn’t even like Applebee’s.” ~ Stephanie W. on Oriental Dressing (Applebee’s Copycat)

“I just loved it, I’m not only going to give it 5 stars. But, I’m going to share it with all my website’s followers on the social media. Thank you for giving me something useful to share it today!” ~Edward B. on Cheddar Ranch Meatballs

“I had a pork chop thawed and usually just toss on the Grilling Machine but wanted something different tonight and found your recipe on Pinterest. Made my own modifications with what I had available: Brown mushrooms, Rotel diced habanero tomatoes and 1/4 cup of Sour Cream. Prepared as per your recipe and was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I also printed out your Black Bean Burger recipe and will try that tomorrow night.” ~ Dom C. on Braised Pork Chops with Tomatoes & Portobello Mushrooms

“This has been my go to coleslaw recipe for a couple of years now, so creamy and delicious!!!! Making to bring to a graduation party can’t wait to have some!!!!”~Barbara A. on Homemade Coleslaw

“The Napa Almond Sandwich is one of my favorites from Panera!! I used left over drumsticks and just ate it out of the bowl…LOL It was so good. Took like 5 minutes to whip up and I love how easy it is! I’ll definitely be making it again! Thank you for the recipe!!”~Mindy K. on Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Panera Copycat)

“This same sauce I make it for Spaghetti when I’m being lazy and don’t wanna fix much for myself. I add mushrooms sometimes shrimp or chicken, broccoli or spinach whatever I got it’s amazing and a full meal for me! Tonight I’m using it as sauce to go over left over Rotisserie Chicken.” ~Jeanette on Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

“I have made this a few times now…rarely do I comment on recipes (even the really good ones), but this recipe is fabulous! Super simple, a person doesn’t need to go buy a tons of ingredients as a lot of the items can be found in a typical kitchen, and it is amazingly delicious. Thanks for food blogging for the benefit of the rest of us ;).” ~Adam N. on Chicken in a Lemon Butter Sauce

“I tried making this ice cream and was absolutely stunned with the results! It was so creamy, not to mention easy to make, I’m a 14 year old so I made it for my family. One of my family members said it was really rich, but the rest of us couldn’t stop eating it! I let it freeze for about five hours, and there was some left over that I froze overnight and it was great the next day! Thanks for the recipe!!”~Hannah. R on No Churn Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

“Love it! This is part of my dinner tonight. Anyone who likes the hot & sour combo should try this. Delish…” ~Chessie on Sriracha Lime Roasted Cauliflower

“Found this recipe while googling the random ingredients left in my kitchen before moving out. Thanks for providing a delicious and easy recipe for them!” ~Daniel on Chorizo, Chicken & Black Beans with Rice

“This is the best version of the Olive Garden soup yet! We make this at least one or twice a month and then when we go to Olive Garden my husband says their soup doesn’t taste right! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I would dare say this soup is better than the one at Olive Garden.”~Yelena on Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

“I made this and poached an egg to put on top of it to make it a main course. It was amazing!! This is definitely something I will make again. Thank you!”~Jamie on Creamy Farro with Spinach, Garlic & Asiago

“I made two quadrupled batches of this for a BBQ – this recipe is a winner. Thank you.”~Otto on Tuscan Style Grilled Rib Eye Steak

“The Sriracha red cabbage slaw….amazing!!!!! Making this again for my daughters end of the school year party!”~Teresa J. on Sriracha Red Cabbage Slaw

“This is delicious! Perfect for Lent. I had never tried made this kind of soup before or even tried it so this was a big deal for me! I used mild salsa for my own taste buds and put hot sauce on the table for everyone else to ‘doctor’ their own. Even my 2-year-old who pretty much only likes noodles asked for more! Shared the leftovers with co-workers and it was a big hit too!”~Jaime A. on Mexican Black Bean Soup

“Absolute perfection!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. These turned out better than I even anticipated. My dinner guests loved them. I’ll be making them again and again! Thanks!”~Cherish on Sour Cream & Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

“My family loves this dish. I just got online to print it out (again!). The kids asked what we were having for dinner, “I LOVE THAT!” Thanks for giving me a new family favorite.”~Liz M. on Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake

“So I found your recipe on Pinterest and I made it tonight. It was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the recipe definitely a keeper!”~Dayra V. on Chicken Francaise

“I made this with olive oil and it was a hit! Does need the full 55 minutes or so.. Gets a nice crisp browned top.. Juicy flavor ! Simple with only 3 ingredients:)!” ~Brandi on Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs

“Made this for dinner tonight – it was wonderful! It reminded me of a dinner I had when I went to Paris with my daughter. It was so simple and yet tasty. I didn’t measure everything and I added some minced sweet onion, and used the “Simply Organic” brand of Herbes de Provence.Thank you!” ~Barbara on Herbs de Provence Encrusted Pork Loin with Chardonnay Gravy

“We LOVE this dish @ Cheesecake Factory. At the last minute I tried your recipe for the sauce….OMG, its amazing!! To us it is a perfect match for the real thing, color, consistency and TASTE! Super easy to make. Trying the entire recipe tonight for his birthday, at his request! Ty soo much!” ~Sandy on Chicken Costoletta (The Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

“I’ve made this dish several times and it never disappoints. Sometimes I will use turkey instead of chicken. It’s also super quick. So glad I found this site.” ~Maxwell on Feta & Sage Mini Chicken Meatloaf

“Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s my culinary creative father used to make this at least once every couple of weeks, and I remember my two younger sisters and I never tired of it! Of course, he used sour cream, as he was certainly NOT a low-fat cook, but your recipe is at least as good as my dad’s. I followed the recipe exactly and it was just as delicious as I remember it. It brought back lots of good memories of family gathered round the dining room table and enjoying the food, and I love it when a meal does that! Thanks for posting this…it really deserves to become a household staple dining experience again!” ~Mike J. on Chicken Parisienne

“I made this last night and it was a huge hit, so delicious. It is also very easy to make and the ingredients didn’t bog me down. I was never a fan of eggplant, but friends of mine made the best eggplant parmesan dish imaginable and it converted me. I look forward to cooking them this deconstructed version sometime soon. Thank you Carrie!” ~Chris G. on Deconstructed Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

“I stumbled upon this after doing a google search for slow cooker recipes using kielbasa and I am so glad I did! I made this over the weekend and it was phenomenal. Normally I will play with recipes and tweak a bit, but I made this exactly as you have it and it was perfect. I will be definitely be making this again!” ~Jennifer C. on Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Chick Pea and Tomato Ragout

“This is a simple and has very good flavor. I’ve made this a couple times now. I use whatever roast I have in my freezer and it’s turned out great each time.” ~Dee H. on Crockpot Kahlua Beef Brisket

“I made this tonight and it was so easy, and so good!! We had no leftovers!” ~Tammy Q. on Mongolian Beef (PF Changs Copycat)

“We used Granny Smith apples and they turned out great! Thank you for sharing!” ~Emily on Cinnamon Apple Chips

“I made these last night for dinner, along with some roasted chicken leg quarters and it was delicious! I didn’t have any fresh rosemary, so I substituted dried and cooked it a bit longer since I was baking the chicken at 400. Balsamic is so great with beets. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making it again.”  ~Elaina N. on Oven Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Beets

“I made these about a week ago with what I had on hand…They were AWESOME! Super easy, smooth & creamy, & crispy. Toddler loved them…until she got a bite of corn. Oh well, can’t please everyone! Going to try a no corn version for the husband & tot soon. Perhaps I’ll add a bit of left over crumbled bacon to the no corn version. Thanks for sharing!!! I never knew what to do with the leftover potatoes…now I purposefully eat a smaller portion with dinner (and who needs all those carbs in one meal anyway! hehe).” ~Lori on Corn & Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters


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