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Reviewed Curried Squash Soup with Apple and Cheddar Melts

Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This soup was delicious! It was so rich, I can't believe it had no dairy in it. I made the RR Curry Powder instead of using my own because, as an East Indian, I know that all curry powders can be very different. I ended up using a ton of it and it really paid off. The only downside is that my sheet pans are now stained yellow with the tumeric so I"

Reviewed Grandpa's Braised Beef

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This was hands down delicious. I could not believe how relatively easy it was. If I would change anything, I would probably leave out the potatoes and just use rice to soak up the goodness -- I used two potatoes and that was plenty. Definitely this will be a standard in our home. Go Grandpa!""

Reviewed Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Overall, it was fine. It was a gooey homemade casserole -- liked it but would probably not serve it to company.""

Reviewed Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This was fine overall. The soup was on the thin side, even with 2 cups less liquid than was called for in the recipe and the italian sausage just overwhelmed the whole taste of the soup. I have made better lentil soups with other recipes and would prefer those to this one.

Reviewed Pork Goulash with Apple and Onion

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"For some reason, I just didn't get this one. I followed all of the directions, but found it fatty and bland and the cweetness was cloying. I served it over egg noodles which was ok and then served it over polenta the second time around which was a bit better. ""

Reviewed Texas Style Bacon, Beans and Eggs: Black Bean Chilaquiles

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"My husband made this this weekend for brunch. He used 6 pieces of bacon but still thought it was bacon-heavy. Overall, it was on the too-spicy side (and he likes his food spicy). The recipe really cried out for another creamy element (sour cream or yogurt) which he ended up using when eating leftovers. Overall, would make again. "

Reviewed Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 on

"Surprised at all the great reviews -- I found this fatty and bland, and I do like braised pork shoulder and other braised pork cuts. I followed the recipe exactly but maybe will need to try it again. "

Reviewed Braised Pork Tacos

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This was enough to feed an army (my husband was tired of braised pork after day #5 :-)) but was a good method. The final braising liquid was still very watery after cooking for the length of time and it would have taken a very long time to really thicken it and concentrate the flavors a bit more -- if I make this again, I would definitely cut the "

Reviewed Hungarian-Style Shepherd's Pie

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I found this more interesting than the usual Shepherd's pie -- the paprika gave it a nice flavor. Even though I am not a huge, over-the-top Spanish paprika fan, I could imagine making this one again. "

Reviewed Beef and Pork Tamale Pie

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I usually love RR's recipes. However, this one was too smoky -- just so many elements of smokiness and it did not have anything to cut it (such as beans or a lot of veggies), so it was basically smoky sauteed meat with a cornbread topping. Like the idea of Tamale pie, but this one did not do it for me -- not enough balance of flavors. "

Reviewed Arroz Con Pollo

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I usually love RR's recipes but did not care for this one. The broken spaghetti lent a textural element that I did not care for and detracted from the comfort food element. The dish was also very fatty, with the skin on thighs as recommended, so the chicken did not soak up the sauce. Also the dish in general was not as flavorful as her dishes usua"

Reviewed Creamed Spinach

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 on

"This was surprisingly rich and delicious. I could not believe how close it was to the usual steakhouse-with-cream version while being so relatively low fat. I used 2 big shallots and did not use the canned milk. We served it with Easter dinner. Will definitely be a keeper!"