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Reviewed crepes with ricotta: crespelle al formaggio

Thursday, May 15, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent! I cut in 1/2 and still had leftover filling, so I'm going to try that in ravioli.

Reviewed tuna burgers with pineapple-mustard glaze and green chile-pickle relish

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Everyone liked it. I cut in half, using 14 oz of tuna steaks, and it made 4 burgers. I had serious doubts about the green chile pickle relish, but it was really good. I just used the sauce from the canned chipotles for the "puree". Oh, and I used dark brown sugar, not light.

Reviewed Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

It was very easy and pretty good. We didn't find it to be delicious tho. Doubt I'll make it again.

Favorited Mustard Pork

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Chinese Duck with Plum Sauce and Chinois Pancakes

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Made Chinois Pancake recipe only, It was GREAT.

Reviewed 40 Cloves and a Chicken

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

It was good. It was certainly easy. I added a large Yukon Gold potato diced about 3/4" and it cooked perfectly. I would make it again when I needed a super easy meal.

Reviewed Beer Cheese Soup with Garlic Butter Crostini

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Use lager, not ale.
Use 1 C beef & 1 C chicken broth.
Add hot sauce after pureeing.
If grainy, continue heating & stirring on med-low til smooth.


Reviewed The Miracle Boule

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Delicious when fresh; doesn't keep so well. But Delicious! "

Reviewed Chinese Spareribs with Teriyaki Glaze

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Excellent. Best Asian rib recipe I have ever made, and I've made quite a few. Made a few tweaks to suit my taste & ingredients available. Cooked covered with foil to retain moisture. Stirred 1T cornstarch mixed with 1T water into sauce at end to thicken."

Reviewed Filet of Beef Bourguignon

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"This is a perfect way to make ahead. I modified it to serve 4. Used 2 filets and 1/4 recipe sauce. Didn't do onions & carrots. Sauteed filets 2 mins/side, chilled in sauce, then microwave 1 filet with sauce 90 secs, turn 1/4, cook 90 secs more."

Reviewed French Onion Grilled Cheese

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Great! I used all the onions on 2 sandwiches, deglazed with Port, used French Batard, spread 1 side w/Dijon, and cooked panini style."

Reviewed Grilled Sea Scallops on Tortilla Chips with Avocado Puree and Jalapeno Pesto

Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I don't want to rate this (but apparently I have to) b/c I used parsley instead of cilantro, and that could make a big difference. We thought it was good, but not great."

Reviewed Crepes Suzette with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Butter Sauce

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Delicious. I made the crepes & the orange butter, and used Chantilly Whipped Cream with a splash of Cointreau instead of ice cream. I used blood oranges, which are sweeter than regular oranges, so it was a bit too sweet but that was my fault. Used lime instead of lemon. Love the crepe cup & will use for other recipes. "

Reviewed Beef Grillades

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"A delicious Creole beef stew. I cut recipe in half, used chuck steak, red pepper, doubled the thyme, and omitted the fresh oregano & basil. MUST do with grits. Better to cook veggies first, then brown meat so drippings don't burn."

Reviewed Chicken Cordon Bleu

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Luckily for me, I saw a review where someone noted that, on the TV show, the chicken was lightly browned on the stovetop BEFORE baking in the oven. That is key to getting a browned crust and baking only 20 minutes, so I'm noting it again. Also, I let it the rolls rest 5 mins b/f slicing. I added a THIN layer of Dijon & Whole Grain Dijon on the bre"

Reviewed Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Best grits ever. Really appreciate the info on the 7:1 ratio of liquid to grits (given in show) and the 2 hour cooking time. Makes a difference."

Reviewed Refrigerator Pickles: Cauliflower, Carrots, Cukes, You Name It

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I thought they were pretty good, but not as good as my aunt's pickles. They weren't a big hit at a party either."

Reviewed Galette des Rois

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"So good, with so little effort. I lined the sheet pan with parchment & it worked well. Used all filling. Cooked 15 mins. Topped with apricot jam & powdered sugar. Used Irish Mist instead of rum. Next time I will grind the almonds VERY finely."

Favorited Galette des Rois

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"Best I've ever had. Doubled it & kept warm in small crockpot. Only had 8 oz cream cheese; used 1/3 C grated Parmesan and 2/3 C Gruyere. Served with blue corn tortilla chips."

Reviewed Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"Hubby liked it so it gets 5 stars. I served it warm without the vinaigrette. Also omitted the almonds b/c guess he doesn't like crunchy things."

Reviewed Spicy Green Beans with Garlic

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"I thought it was great. I cooked the green beans til they were very soft for hubby. Left out sesame seeds for the same reason. Will definitely make again; nice side to jazz up a plain entree."

Reviewed Mustard Pork

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Delish. EZ. Sliced pork tenderloin, sauteed and removed to warm oven. Then made sauce, stirring in mustard at end."

Reviewed Fried Chicken

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"It was very good. The crust was tough. It's not as good as my MILs, which is also easier."

Reviewed Fish with Tomatoes and Green Olive Tapenade

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Very good. Added sour cream after cooking & tasting. Will add green onions and more capers next time. Had to use tilapia, much thicker fish, so I oiled some foil, wrapped them up, and cooked at 350F for 15 mins."

Reviewed Olive Potatoes

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"It was good & something different. Can't have too many potato recipes. The olives were maybe a bit too much, and will slice or chop them next time. Used Yukon Gold potatoes and omitted the basil & pine nuts as we don't like those."

Reviewed Endives with Oranges

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Didn't like the red wine; it was 1 ingredient too many for us. Will try again without it,."

Reviewed Drunken Pasta (Ubriachi

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I thought it was yummy. Hubs thought it was yucky. Sorry, that's really no help.""

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