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Reviewed Mushroom & Leek Bread Pudding

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I made this dairy-free and vegetarian by leaving out the pancetta and substituting coconut oil for the butter and coconut milk for the heavy cream. It was really great! Next time I'd just toast the bread crumbs a little less; mine got burnt."

Reviewed Accidental Turkey

Monday, May 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"My guests all agreed this was the best turkey we'd ever had! I made it dairy-free but substituting coconut oil for the butter and, because I didn't have any rosemary, used thyme instead. The leftovers were equally delicious, as was the resulting stock."

Reviewed Iranian Chicken With Turmeric, Saffron, and Lemon Juice

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 on Food.com

"Yum! I';ve been trying to get more seafood into my diet so I actually substituted 2 pounds of shrimp (and cut the cooking times in half) for the chicken and it was delightful! The sauce was also great on kidney beans without the shrimp even in it."

Reviewed Garlic Aioli

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I actually found it easier to do this with an immersion blender. The emulsion worked perfectly when I did. I forgot to include the parsley but I did add in 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard for an extra kick."

Reviewed Winter Minestrone

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"I served the pancetta on the side since I was serving both vegetarians and omnivores. Also did spinach instead of the swiss chard (added at the end since it cooks so quickly), cooked quinoa pasta (I'm gluten-free) instead of the potato and thyme instead of the rosemary. Yummy!"

Reviewed Green Beans with New Potatoes

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"I couldn't find good-looking green beans so I made this with a can of black beans instead and no salt pork. Cut down on the cooking time and it was delicious!"

Reviewed Robyn's Crock Pot Herb Roasted Potatoes

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 on Food.com

"While this is wonderfully convenient, I didn't find that the potatoes could get as crispy as I like my roasted potatoes to be. Great for a side dish if I'm not around (or want something I can forget about) or my oven's otherwise occupied but not my go-to roasted potato."

Reviewed Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"This method gives foolproof, perfect roast potatoes every time! I like to mix up the spices, most recently doing allspice and caraway seeds instead of the garlic. Yum!"

Reviewed The Ultimate Stuffed Potato

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"These were VERY rich but excellent. I prefer using Yukon Gold potatoes to the Idaho; I also stuffed them with beef (and chickpeas for my vegetarian) instead of the bacon, flavored with allspice."

Reviewed Vegetarian Stuffed Potatoes

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 on Food.com

"I often stuff potatoes with chickpeas flavored with allspice but canned vegetarian chili is a fantastic idea! These are great with tomato sauce, served over rice."

Reviewed Tuscan Vegetarian Pasta

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 on Food.com

"Great way to sneak in some vegetables for picky eaters."

Reviewed Fresh Pasta

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"I sometimes find that I need extra egg yolks but I love how clear the instructions for this recipe are. And I love adding a teaspoon of allspice with my flour."

Reviewed Green Peas and Mushrooms

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 on Food.com

"This was good; I especially liked the addition of soy sauce as I felt it needed a little more flavor. I added allspice, used olive oil instead of vegetable and yellow onions instead of green to give it a little more bite. We served it over rice and lentils."

Reviewed Crunchy White Chocolate-Orange Bark

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"Yum! I used apricots instead of the orange and pine nuts instead of the rice. Next time I'll definitely add some kind of liqueur or extract to bring out the apricoty flavor. No food coloring for my kitchen, but the taste was incredible. I LOVE how creamy the white chocolate was."

Reviewed French Chocolate Bark

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"The apricots that the book calls for are absolutely the key to this bark -- make sure you use the tart California ones if you can. I made it with white chocolate this time and toasted pine nuts and it was fantastic!"

Reviewed Chocolate Bark Filled With Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 on Food.com

"I used white chocolate instead of dark and replaced the toffee with dried apricots. The pine nuts were a stellar addition, though. Thanks for the inspiration!"

Reviewed Baked Bluefish: Bluefish "in Cartoccio"

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"In terms of presentation, there's nothing nicer (or more fragrant!) than opening up a parchment of freshly baked bluefish. Yum! I didn't have parsley or oregano flowers but the dill was growing nicely and it made a fantastic substitute. "

Reviewed Cucumber Millet Bean Salad With Feta

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 on Food.com

"I loved the combinations in this dish but I found the millet itself was pretty tasteless so I had to up the flavorings to make it really tasty. Particularly the red pepper flakes. I think this would be especially wonderful with just quinoa or a combination of millet and quinoa but, made with millet alone, I found it a little bland."

Reviewed Carciofi Ripieni (Stuffed Artichokes)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 on Food.com

"These were fantastic! I didn't want to deal with using a whole artichoke, so I cheated and stuffed canned bottoms instead. Obviously, you need to stuff more of them (I did one can which meant five artichoke bottoms and there was still LOTS of stuffing left over. But the leftover stuffing was great over rice! I also added some anchovies (though soya..."

Reviewed Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I don't normally enjoy the combination of fruit and chocolate but peanut butter and bananas are so delicious together than I made an exception!"

Reviewed Chocolate Pots de Creme

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"Once I got over my fear of cooking in water baths, these were fantastically simple!"

Reviewed Celery Gratin

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"I never would have thought of cooking celery. Thanks for the inspiration!""

Reviewed Ginger Almonds

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"These are fantastic! It's such a pleasure to find spicy, savory almonds. These are a wonderful snack throughout the day and much healthier than chips or popcorn to munch on during a movie. I especially love the kick they have from the chile (I had hot red ones so used that instead of the ancho). Finally, they're really easy to make. Yum!""

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