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Reviewed Meaty Mushroom Lasagna

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"SALTY! I had to throw the dish out. I followed it perfectly, and paused at the full tablespoons (2! of salt ingredients as I read the cooking directions, but who was I to question Giada? I had never made it before so I trusted the recipe. I feel bad for my money because this dish was not cheap to make and It took the bulk of my afternoon preparing"

Reviewed Meaty Mushroom Lasagna

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"SALTY! I had to throw the dish out. I followed it perfectly, and paused at the full tablespoons (2!) of salt ingredients as I read the cooking directions, but who was I to question Giada? I had never made it before so I trusted the recipe. I feel bad for my money because this dish was not cheap to make and It took the bulk of my afternoon preparin"

Reviewed Couscous-Stuffed Peppers with Basil Sauce

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

"This recipe brings a symphony of favors and colors together! I made this for the first time, following all ingredients exactly save for one (I used Isreali couscous). I was able to prepare the peppers and sauce ahead of time since I had errands to run in the afternoon. I just kept them in the fridge and popped the peppers in the oven when I got ho"

Reviewed Chicken Parmesan

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"What makes this recipe especially tasty is the herb oil that is brushed on the chicken before browning. The rosemary and thyme (I used 'lime thyme' from my garden) flavors really came through even though covered in sauce and cheese. I kept the dish a little longer in the oven in order to get nice brown bubble spots on the cheese. Delicious! I will""

Reviewed Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise

Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"These fries are deliciously sweet, yet when dipped in the garlic mayonnaise they have a wonderful tangy flavor. My main course was taking longer than anticipated so I served these fries as an appetizer. My sons loved the idea and polished them off. I liked the idea that they were baked and not fried. ""

Reviewed Lemon-Basil Potatoes

Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"My goodness! I didn't know how well lemons and basil would enhance the buttery nature of these new potatoes. This recipe provides a fresh way to present a dinner staple. My dinner guests remarked how delicious they were and seconds were the norm. This recipe is a real keeper. I have an idea I'll use this one for Thanksgiving.""

Reviewed Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I have used this recipe twice now. The first time was on grilled chicken. Fabulous flavors! The second time was on grilled pork loin. My guests flipped over the sauce and wanted extra for their plates. This sauce has a unique kick of flavor. It is really great to be able to say to guests it is homemade. ""

Reviewed Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I made this salad to go along with the hamburgers we grilled. I wanted something crunchy but not fried. This fit the bill very well. I really enjoyed the pears with the blend of flavors in the dressing. The carrots were good too, but I found myself scooping out more pears. I guess it must be my sweet tooth. At first, my family expressed that the s"

Reviewed Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"My boys have devoured 1/2 of the cake in one afternoon! It is very moist and buttery with a pleasant hint of orange flavor. I made the orange supreme to go along side the cake, but they preferred to just each the cake plain. This cake is a real treat and easy to make. "

Reviewed Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes (Spring

Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This recipe brings out the fresh simple flavors of sweet tomatoes and peas with slightly crunchy asparagus. The pasta adds a touch of heartiness to the dish without being heavy. The Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic and pepper are the simple add-in flavors that pull the dish together. I served it with grilled chicken. I used yellow sweet 'snacking' to"

Reviewed Linguine and Prosciutto Frittatas

Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"These were magnificent! I made them in an extra large muffin tin for a dinner mid-week and what a treat. I served them with a Cesar salad. They were filling and satisfying with a blend of creamy flavors. I did a few things differently; I could not find smoked mozzarella so I used regular, I sprayed non-stick spray in the muffin tin first, and I su"

Reviewed Balsamic Chicken Drumettes

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Okay, I am stealing one from the Colonel. These are finger lickin' good! The sauce carmelizes so beautifully and creates this sticky, sweet, tangy with-a-hint-of Asian-flare flavors. The sesame seeds and parsley flakes add the color and pizazz to the presentation. I used the Tyson party wings with the small sections of drummettes and wings. This "

Reviewed Vanilla Gelato Bites with Chocolate and Hazelnuts

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Amazing! These creamy cool chocolaty pops are a special treat with a gourmet taste. I found the process to be very easy. Yes, gelato tends to melt quicker than ice cream, but by putting the pops back in the freezer multiple times they got their shapes back. I did have to use a knife to loosen the final product on some of the pops but that was no p"

Reviewed Vanilla Gelato Bites with Chocolate and Hazelnuts

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Amazing! These creamy cool chocolaty pops are a special treat with a gourmet taste. I found the process to be very easy. Yes, gelato tends to melt quicker than ice cream, but by putting it back in the freezer multiple times they got their shapes back. I did have to use a knife to loosen the final product on some of the pops but that was no problem"

Reviewed Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Completely yum! My 17 year old son, who dislikes most forms of tomato, said, "Wow! This is really good!"
I made this pasta dish for dinner tonight along with grilled chicken and I am so very pleased with the results. The pesto is tangy, sweet, with just enough garlic, and sticks well to the penne. I must confess I kept going back for a few bite-fu"

Reviewed Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Completely yum! My 17 year old son, who dislikes most forms of tomato, said, "Wow! This is really good!"
I made this pasta dish for dinner tonight along with grilled chicken and I am so very pleased with the results. The pesto is tangy, sweet and sticks well to the penne. I must confess I kept going back for a few bite-fulls from the leftovers wh"

Reviewed Parmesan Potato Pancake

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"The day before food shopping day usually leaves me short on ingredients, so I made plans to serve brinner (breakfast for dinner). I had just enough potatoes and cheese to make this warm and comforting potato pancake. The onion, basil, and Parmesan cheese combined for a burst of delicious flavors. It was a great compliment to the scrambled eggs and"

Reviewed Tuscan White Bean and Garlic Soup

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This soup is simple to make and went great with the chicken wings I had baked. It is creamy but not thick. I think if you want a thicker soup just add less cream. I think 1/4 cup would still give the soup that creamy light color without thinning it. This soup reminded me of the Navy Bean that my mom makes but with a more garlic flavor."

Reviewed Strawberry Strata

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I made this wonderfully warm strata recipe on a chilly spring day. It looked beautiful coming out of the oven with the browned crust peaks rising over the red strawberries. The texture had crunch just where it was needed and creaminess to balance it out. The sweetness is subdued which is nice because a person can add a sprinkle of sugar or other s"

Reviewed Upsidedown Berry Crostada

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I made this deliciously tart and juicy dessert this afternoon using fresh strawberries cut in half mixed with frozen blueberries. Topped with the whipped cream all the flavors balance very nicely. I even sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on top of the cream. The crust was very easy to make and browned nicely, and I am not a big homemade crust-making fan"

Reviewed Parmesan Fish Sticks

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"For the salmon and crunch lover this recipe is a hit! The only thing that could have made this better was if I had caught the fish myself. The process is very easy. The Parmesan crunchy crust is well flavored. The fish sticks can be picked up by hand or eaten with a fork. The salmon is tender and moist. The sauce has 4 simple ingredients but when "

Reviewed Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I made this recipe for our 4th of July block party. The weather was in the high 90s and this salad was a cool relief. The vinaigrette provided a refreshing coolness of mint and sweet amaretto without masking the watermelon and cantaloupe flavors. I did add more amaretto (about 2 Tbs than was stated in the recipe because I really wanted a bit stron"

Reviewed Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I made this recipe for our 4th of July block party. The weather was in the high 90s and this salad was a cool relief. The vinaigrette provided a refreshing coolness of mint and sweet amaretto without masking the watermelon and cantaloupe flavors. I did add more amaretto (about 2 Tbs) than was stated in the recipe because I really wanted a bit stro"

Reviewed Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"(I made regular sized cupcakes using this recipe.) These cupcakes are wonderfully moist with a light delicate texture. We ate some the day they were made and quite a few crumbs fell, so I recommend a fork when they are very fresh. I tried one the next day and the cupcake held together much better in my hand. No fork needed. It was still light and "

Reviewed Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"Mouth watering! This recipe makes me come back for more and more salad. The blend of flavors is outstanding. I had never used fennel before and am very happy to have discovered it. I used thinly sliced bacon in place of the pancetta because I had some on hand. The red wine vinaigrette is well balanced in flavor when combined with the other ingredi"

Reviewed Asparagus, Artichoke, and Mushroom Saute with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This saute has it all: color, crunch, variety, and freshness of flavor. I have made it quite a few times now. I have even started growing my own tarragon as I grew tired of paying for it at the market. This dish has a little of something for everyone. My sons enjoy asparagus and were even willing to try the tomatoes because the vinaigrette is so s"

Reviewed Curried Chicken Sandwich with Radicchio and Pancetta

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"This recipe brings the chicken salad to a more sophisticated level with delicious flavors and colors, yet it is so easy to prepare. My family enjoyed these sandwiches as a light supper. I used an Italian flat bread as my store did not have ciabatta rolls in stock. "

Reviewed Red Wine Vinaigrette

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I found this recipe to be a bit sour/bitter, so I added more honey and a bit of sugar to sweeten it up. Even so, something seemed to be missing because my taste buds just were not happy eating this vinaigrette on my salad. "

Reviewed Penne with Turkey Meatballs

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"I took a big leap of faith with this recipe as I usually make meatballs with ground beef. However, I was up for a new idea and gave this a try. These turkey meatballs are fabulous! I even used the lower fat ground turkey breast meat because that was what my store had available. The texture was tender and moist. The simple sauce is indeed simple to"

Reviewed Individual Orange and Chocolate Cheesecakes

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"These mini cheesecakes are so very elegant and beautiful to serve your guests. I made them for my father's 90th birthday party. The colors alone had my guests talking about them. The melding of the orange, chocolate, and sweet cheese flavors had them coming back for more. Their small size makes it easy for the calorie counter to enjoy without much"

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