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Favorited Pork Ragu

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Jerk Chicken and Dumplings

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Venetian Rolled Pizza

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 on Cooking Channel

"Really good and a nice variation from the usual red sauce. I used one pint of grape tomatoes and 1 can of diced. No way this makes 60 meatballs unless they are truly pea sized. Will definitely keep this in rotation."

Reviewed Smoky Chicken and Cider

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 on Cooking Channel

"Very flavorful and didn't take anywhere near the 2 hours listed on the recipe, even though the chicken needed more than 15 minutes to cook through. Make a LOT of sauce/gravy which could be saved and used for another meal."

Reviewed Pappa Al Pomodoro Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 on

The soup on its own came out a bit bland for me, but the topping saves it -- great texture and the saltiness of the pancetta really makes the dish.

Reviewed Crostini Alla Romana

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 on Cooking Channel

"I substituted thinly sliced smoked ham for the prosciutto, but this was still very tasty and made a perfect snack!"

Favorited Crostini Alla Romana

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Commented on Molten Chocolate Cakes

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I doubled the recipe for Christmas Eve dinner and impressed everyone -- and it was easy! I had to use unsweetened chocolate with an extra Tbsp of sugar for each ounce and was afraid it would be gritty, but they came out great. VERY rich dessert. I split a cake with my mother-in-law and it was more than enough. Will definitely keep this recipe...

Reviewed Country French Omelet

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 on

I thought this would be like any other omelet done on the stove top, but it came out with such a creamy, smooth texture that my husband kept asking what kind of sauce or cheese I had used. We both loved it....he just asked me to make it bigger next time as he wanted more of it!

Reviewed Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 on

Freakin' Fantastic!! Crispy outside, tender-chewy inside, and ginger-spicy throughout. I didn't have turbinado sugar, but regular ol' granulated worked out fine. Gotta make at least one more batch.

Reviewed Smothered Pork Chops

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 on

Nice and tender and easy to prepare.

Reviewed Beef Bourguignon

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 on

A hit with the family. I used stew beef and it was actually pretty tender after the 1.5 hours, but I left it in an additional hour just to be certain. I took the suggestion of dredging the beef in flour prior to browning and the gravy came out nice and smooth. Will definitely do again!

Commented on Corn and Crab Chowder Pot Pies

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Pretty good. Next time I will just use garlic bread on top rather than bother with the puff pastry.

Commented on Southern Biscuits

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I was always afraid to try biscuits from scratch, but with this recipe tube biscuits will never enter my home again.

Favorited Chicken Divan Egg Noodle Casserole

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Southern Biscuits

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Eggnog Cookies

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 on

A nice seasonal dish for fall. Next time I think I will let the chops marinate in the sage, salt, pepper and olive oil for a few hours to give more flavor. Made my own garlic mash to go with them.

Reviewed Southwestern Chili Con Carne

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 on

I'll admit upfront that I made quite a few changes to the recipe, but found it to be a great starting point and one I'll definitely make again. I used 1.5 pounds ground chuck and 1 pound hot Italian sausage; added a few slices of bacon I had left over; used 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can fire roasted tomatoes instead of the fresh Roma tomatoes; used...

Reviewed Nonna's Lemon Ricotta Biscuits

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Made these one Saturday morning to use up extra ricotta. They are definitely more of a biscuit than a cupcake -- a bit crumbly and not too sweet. I used vanilla instead of almond extract and omitted the almonds, but they were still very tasty."

Reviewed Roasted Squash

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"I did peel the squash's very outside layer (whatever the vegetable peeler could take off) and it was just fine. This was the first time I'd ever eaten butternut squash, so had no idea what to expect. I'm now a fan and will definitely make this again as even the rest of the family like it as well."

Reviewed Rosemary Home Fries with Pancetta, Parmesan and Parsley

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Some may say my review is irrelevant since I omitted the red pepper flake, the parmesan and the parsley, but these were wonderful without those elements. The rosemary garlic oil was so flavorful and the chewy/salty of the pancetta added the perfect counter to the crunchy outside of the potatoes and the creamy, fluffy insides. Amazing!"

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Flavorful and fairly simple to prepare. I might use skinless chicken next time as the skin just got rubbery after cooking in the juices so it just added fat to the dish."

Reviewed Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Hazelnuts

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 on

Left out the hazlenuts as my daughter won't eat nuts of any kind. Still delicious and super easy.

Reviewed Cheesy Baked Farro

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 on

MAde with farro which was hard to find (Fresh Market carries it). I wasn't a fan of the cheese sauce, but loved the taste and texture of the farro itself. Will probably make it on its own in future.

Reviewed Hurry Up Chicken Pot Pie

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 on

Followed recipe with these modifications: used white and dark meat from rotisserie chicken, added garlic powder for extra flavor, omitted egg, used frozen peas and carrots, used herbed cream of chicken soup, added egg to biscuit topping and only 1/4 stick of butter. Scrumptious!

Saved Recipe Oreo Cupcakes by Cooks4_6

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 on

Saved Recipe Raspberry Buttermilk Cake by blucoat

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 on

Saved Recipe Raspberry Buttermilk Cake by blucoat

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 on