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Reviewed penne with brown butter, arugula, and pine nuts

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 on

I made this last night for dinner and really liked the flavors. My husband didn't care for it, too much lemon. I used spinach in place of the arugula and added green olives.

Reviewed lemon chicken breasts

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 on

I've made this recipe twice. The first time I followed the recipe as written, it was too tart and oily. The next time I browned the chicken first, then added about 2 Tbls. of honey to the sauce. Baked in the oven about 30 minutes. It was much better the second time with the changes I made. Served it over hot rice.

Reviewed Mustard Aioli Grilled Potatoes with Fine Herbs

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 on

"I made these potatoes tonight with grilled chicken, they were so delicious. The mustard aioli sauce is yummy, I even dipped my chicken in it."

Reviewed Avocado Hummus with Crispy Pita Chips

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 on

"This was a great dip. I made a few adjustments using the ingredients I had on hand. In place of arugula I used cilantro and lime juice instead of lemon. It was a little bland, so I added hot sauce and plenty of salt and pepper. I used 2 avocados and it made a lot. Unfortunately, it isn't as good left over since the avocados turn dark. I will defin"

Reviewed Nonna Luna's Rice

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 on

"I just made this for dinner tonight and it was so yummy. I followed the recipe and the sauce is delicious , especially over the rice. "

Reviewed Zucchini and Olive Flatbread

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 on

"I've made this recipe several times as written and it is so good. Yesterday I made it again with a modification. I added chopped black and green olives and eliminated the mozzarella, using just the pecorino romano. Made a delicious appetizer!"

Reviewed Spaghetti with Olives and Bread Crumbs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on

"I made this last night for dinner and it was good although very salty from the olives. I cooked a half pound of spaghetti and cut the oil back to 1/4 cup and added about 3 tablespoons of butter.


Reviewed Zucchini Gratin

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 on

"I made this last night and it was delicious! The cheese and breadcrumbs on top are so yummy when baked crispy."

Reviewed Chocolate Waffle

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 on

"I made these for breakfast this morning and they were very good. I used about half the amount of buttermilk and half the amount of cocoa powder, based on other reviews. I topped with strawberries and whipped cream, yummy!"

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 on

"I've made this twice for family and friends. It was really good with the exception of way too much butter. The second time I cut the butter in half and I could have cut it back some more. I served as an appetizer and the flavors were good. Definitely broil the last minute or two to get it golden brown on the top."

Reviewed Shortbread Cookies

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 on

"I made these cookies today. I think the cookies needed a little more flavor, maybe next time I'll increase the vanilla and decrease the flour by 1/4 cup. They were very tasted with the chocolate, but not plain."

Reviewed Light Blue Cheese Dressing

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 on

"This was so thick and creamy the day that I made it but the next day when I went to use it, it was very watery. I had to throw it away..."

Reviewed Flatbread with Fresh Figs, Monterey Jack, Blue Cheese and Red Wine Reduced Vinaigrette

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 on

"I made this for dinner last night and the pizza was wonderful. I loved the figs, blue cheese and I used pepperjack cheese also. The reduced wine vinaigrette was terrible, it was so bitter, a waste of time to make. I think a reduced balsamic vinaigrette might have been better."

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 on

"Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious. I'll cut back on the vinegar next time or add more brown sugar. I think it would be yummy to add onions to the skewers next time. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Grilled Potato Salad with Watercress, Green Onions and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 on

"I found this potato salad recipe in a magazine and couldn't wait to make it. I made it last night for family and it was so good. I parbolied the potatoes the day before and then grilled them inside on a grill pan about 2 hours before serving them. Mixed the dressing, poured over the potatoes, then topped with blue cheese and green onions. I served"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Salad with Apricot Glaze, Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette and Grape Salad

Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 on

"The flavors are so delicious! I made this for a family BBQ and it turned out great. I put the chicken on a bed of couscous, then topped with the grape salad. In place of watercress, I used spinach on top of the grapes. I'll definitely make this again.

Reviewed Olive Cheese Bread

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 on

"Made this for a dinner party and it was a big hit, I cut the mayo back to about 1/4 cup. Delicious !""

Reviewed Olive Cheese Bread

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 on

"Made this for a dinner party and it was a big hit. Delicious !""

Reviewed Ravioli With Sage-Walnut Butter

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 on

"I made this for a holiday dinner party and it was so good. I only used about a teaspoon of sage, I thought 1/3 cup would be too overpowering. Next time I will cut the water back and add more butter. The balsamic syrup was very yummy. I will definitely make this again.""

Reviewed Gorgonzola Sauce

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 on

"I made this sauce with gnocchi's for a holiday party and it was delicious! The trick was to keep the cream boiling at medium heat, after about 50 minutes it all came together as a wonderful creamy sauce. I did not add salt since the gongonzola and parmesan are salty. I'll definitely make this again, I received lots of compliments!""

Reviewed Breakfast Potatoes

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 on

"I made these breakfast potatoes this morning and they were delicious! The trick to getting them crispy, was not stiring them. Let them brown on one side then flip them over. Onions and bell peppers gave them a great flavor.""

Favorited Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Thai Fruit Salad

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Baked Coconut Shrimp

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Sweet Glazed Butterflied Chicken

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 on

"I made this chicken for dinner tonight, and the sauce is what makes this so delicious. I will definitely make this again, maybe using just chicken breasts because my family prefers white meat. I doubled the sauce, next time I'll triple it!""

Reviewed Maple Glazed Walnuts

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 on

"I just made these with almonds since I didn't have any walnuts, they are so yummy! I can't wait for them to cool off, I'm eating them warm. So easy and delicious. I'll try again with pecans and walnuts.""

Reviewed Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 on

"I love baked potates and these were good except they were a little hard after baking for over an hour. I think next time I will bake them in foil and then remove the foil for about the last 15 minutes to get them crispy. Also, I think the garlic would carmelize in the foil and bring a great flavor to the potato. I'll definitely try them again.""

Reviewed Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 on

"I made this for a holiday party and it was so good. I cut the recipe in half,(but still used 3 apples)and made it in a 9 inch pie plate. The only problem was the caramel completely melted & disappeared into the pie after I drizzled it on the top when it had cooled slightly. Maybe next time I should mix a little flour or something in the caramel to""

Favorited Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel