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Madera, California

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Reviewed Copycat Olive Garden Seafood Portofino

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 on Food.com

"I';m so excited to try this as it seems Olive Garden has dropped this from their menu. We were very sad to learn this on our last trip :("

Reviewed Flatbread with Fresh Figs, Monterey Jack, Blue Cheese and Red Wine Reduced Vinaigrette

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I made all three items from this episode. I loved it all! I cheated on this one and used store bought fresh pizza dough (not the pop-can type) and it was still amazing! Making the dough from scratch would only improve on this already amazing dish. Figs are not currently in season (another month or so) so I used very thinly sliced dried Figs. "

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Salad with Apricot Glaze, Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette and Grape Salad

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"What an incredibly easy dish! I would have never thought to combine these flavors but they worked magically. I didn't have access to the chardonnay vinegar, so I used champagne vinegar. Made all three dishes from the this episode and it was amazing! Some people preferred the steak, some preferred the chicken, but everyone agreed that it was all"

Reviewed Rib Eyes with Goat Cheese, Meyer Lemon-Honey Mustard and Watercress

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Absolutely amazing! I did the full 1 1/2" steaks. Didn't have meyer so I did 2 parts lemon to 1 part orange. Also, didn't have access to chervil so I used dried tarragon. I disagree with the comments about the vinaigrette being too sweet (I used a local avocado honey). Maybe if you are using a much thinner rib eye it would be too sweet, but t"

Reviewed Cumin Scented Oven-Baked Ribs with Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Monday, Sep 5, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I was very disappointed with this recipe. Not because it wasn't good, it just wasn't any where NEAR as good as I expected. I like cumin, but it was very heavy probably because the cinnamon enhanced the flavor of both. Gave a middle eastern flavor which I did not expect. The sauce made more than double what would have been necessary so cut it in""

Reviewed LT Backyard Burger

Sunday, Sep 4, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"Tried this recipe tonight. It was AMAZING! I couldn't believe how good it tasted. As hubby was eating I said, "Do you know, there isn't even anything IN the burger?" He said, "Well, except seasoning." I said "NO....NO SEASONING INSIDE, only butter, salt and pepper outside" He said "Wow, stop seasoning our food then". LOL! Very good, very si""

Reviewed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Bibb Lettuce

Sunday, Sep 4, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"Loved this recipe. My 7 year old daughter has been dying to start helping in the kitchen, so, with nothing planned this three day weekend I decided it was time :) We followed the recipe to a T and although there were elements that she didn't like (onions, garlic, & buttermilk) she loved the result. Even my picky 6 year old son (who only eats hi""

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