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Reviewed Arborio Rice Pudding

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I thought the ratio of milk to rice was way off. However, once you allow it to sit for a while in the pot, it does absorb much of the liquid. "

Reviewed Arborio Rice Pudding

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Perhaps the recipe should state the cooking time is more like 30 minutes rather than 10. Adding another cup of rice made it better. Taste is actually very good."

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Skip the breading and just fry the chicken in olive oil - breading did nothing for the taste and just created a soggy sauce. I would use 4 red peppers next time instead of 6 as this flavor was overpowering. I also think the addition of a little chicken stock or broth would help the flavor of the sauce, and for me, the red pepper flakes were just"

Reviewed Arborio Rice Pudding

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Right now I am making extra rice to try to save this recipe. The ratio of liquid to rice is way off! When I try a new recipe, I always follow it exactly as written. Shame on me for not thinking about the ratio before spending the money on a jar of Madascar vanilla beans and good Arbrio rice.

While this is supposed to be more liquid than riso"

Reviewed Ham Steaks

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 on

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading these reviews. Lots of humor here. Granted, it's not a recipe, but does appear to have been helpful to some. ""

Reviewed Carla's Torta Di Ricotta

Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I am happy that I tested this recipe before serving it at a party. I thought it was very bland and certainly not worth the expense and time it took to put together. In addition, the directions for making the apricot "glaze" are totally wrong. There is no way melting 3 Tbs. of jelly in 1 cup of water will ever thicken enough to make a glaze. I s""

Reviewed Almond, Pine Nut, Apricot Crumb Cake

Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I found this to be too dry with all the apricot pieces ending up in a clump at the bottom of the cake. I followed the recipe exactly and did not substitute any of the ingredients. The flavor was good but I don't think I'd make it again. Sorry Giada, won't be keeping this one.""