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Replied to Turkey Burger Recipe : Anne Burrell : Food Network

Sunday 4 days ago on

Why did you rate this recipe. You didn't make it! You made something entirely different!

Reviewed lentil soup with beef

Friday 6 days ago on

Delicious. I did add some tomato paste and beef demi-glace to add mor depth of flavor and threw in some frozen peas during the last 10 minutes of simmering. I'm not sure what Giada considers a serving but I halved the recipe. I'm on my fourth bowl now and still have about three more servings to go! Glad I didn't make a full batch!!

Replied to Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Tuesday 9 days ago on

Perhaps you should WAIT to rate it until you've actually made it!

Replied to Classic Hot Wings Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 on

Not really sure why you rated this recipe. Will all of your "alterations" you ended up making a completely different recipe!

Replied to Cheese Straws Recipe : Trisha Yearwood : Food Network

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 on

Why did you rate a recipe you didn't make?

Replied to Cheese Straws Recipe : Trisha Yearwood : Food Network

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 on

Why did you rate a recipe you didn't make?

Reviewed parmesan-crusted pork chops

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 on

These were Okay.....nothing special. Just your basic breaded pork chops. I followed the advice of other reviewers and added some onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and dried oregano to the bread crumb mixture and still...........just an average breaded pork chop. Maybe I'll make again and then again, maybe I won't.

Replied to Turkey Meatloaf with Fig Catsup Recipe : Damaris Phillips : Food Network

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 on

If you hate when people rate a recipe before trying it, then why are you guilty of the very same thing? Would it have been so hard for you to wait until AFTER you made the recipe before posting?

Reviewed rigatoni with creamy mushroom sauce

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 on

Very tasty dish and extremely easy and quick to prepare. I found a mixed wild mushroom assortment at the grocery store and thought the different flavors really added to the dish. I added some sauteed pancetta for a little bacon flavor. Next time I may use turkey or chicken sausage. I thought the rigatoni was a little overpowering for the sauce. Next...

Replied to Aguas Frescas Recipe : Food Network Kitchens : Food Network

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 on

It's 5 cups of one fruit or you could split it between complementary fruits.

Replied to Spiced Cider

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 on

Unfortunately this spot is for rating the recipe not her spirit!

Replied to Caramelized Onion, Sausage and Basil Pizza

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 on

Not sure why you rated this recipe. With all the changes you didn't make it!

Replied to Hot Crab Dip

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 on

Using imitation crab meat was probably your first mistake!

Reviewed Flattened Pan-Roasted Chicken

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 on

The rating is for the brine element of the recipe. This brine adds wonderful flavor to the chicken. Whenever I prepare a chicken dish, I use this brine prior to making the dish to give the meat an extra dimension of flavor. My only suggestion would be to brine the meat overnight as opposed to the one hour suggested in the recipe. Much more flavor...

Reviewed Spicy Beer-Steamed Shrimp with Kicked Up Cocktail Sauce

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 on

This is the best shrimp cocktail I've ever eaten. I've made it several times now for holidays and parties and it get devoured every single time. I use Emeril's store bought seasoning mix instead of making it myself and add a little Old Bay to the mixture. For the cocktail sauce I use a half a cup of ketchup and a half a cup of chili sauce instead...

Replied to Farmer's Pasta

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 on

For what it's worth, I have Giada's Family Dinners cookbook which contains this recipe. The recipe in the book calls for 4 cups whole milk and 3 cups heavy cream. The same amount of liquid but I think the addition of the heavy cream will give the sauce a richer consistency.

Replied to Sorghum Caramel Apples

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 on

Another thing you should try is to wait until AFTER you've made the recipe to rate it!

Replied to Chili

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 on

Yes, they can go posting ratings by people who haven't made the recipe!

Replied to Chili

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 on

If you haven't made the recipe, don't rate the recipe. Your rating is completely useless.

Replied to Chorizo Mushroom Queso Dip

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 on

If you haven't tried a recipe, don't rate a recipe. Is it really so hard to wait until AFTER you've made the dish to rate it?

Reviewed Aguas Frescas

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 on

"This is an excellent summer drink. Tasty, refreshing and kid friendly. I used a combination of peach and mango (2 1/2 cups each). Delicious! It works equally as well as a spritzer by adding a little club soda to each glass.....or perhaps a shot of vodka for an adult beverage. Can't wait to try other fresh fruits."

Reviewed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Saturday, May 18, 2013 on

"Based on all the rave reviews I was expecting to love this recipe but alas, I found it to be average. Yes, it's tastey but nothing over the top. I marinated it for 24 hours as Alton suggested in the video. I also found that it took much longer to cook than the recipe stated. I had to finish it off in the oven. I actually much preferred the leftove"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

Thursday, May 9, 2013 on

"So simple to make and yet so much flavor. Every time I make it, I think "Why don't I make this more often?" but the chicken HAS to cooked on the grill. I'm not a big fan of fennel but it's not overpowering....just a nice background flavor. I cut back a bit on the lemon juice, as I find Giada seems to go heavy on it in many of her recipes. I also p"

Reviewed Roasted and Pureed Cauliflower

Thursday, May 2, 2013 on

"I was looking for a recipe for mock mashed potatoes when I stumbled upon this. I halved the recipe since I live alone. Like many others, I added parmesan cheese then took it one step further and added a few slices of crispy bacon. These two ingredients made the dish. That's the reason for the four star rating. As written, it's four stars. Adding t"

Reviewed Chicken Quesadillas

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 on

"Very quick and easy to prepare. Big on flavor as well. My supermarket had packets of quesadilla seasoning so I used that instead of taco seasoning. Substituted mushrooms for the bell pepper. Sprinkled on some chopped cilantro and a drizzle of taco sauce before adding the second layer of cheese. I avoided the undercooked meat issue that many seem t"

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 on

"This is a pretty good recipe. Comes out nice and moist although I prefer a slightly sweeter cornbread. Perhaps I'll add more sugar next time. I also decreased the amount of butter as others had suggested and added a cup of corn kernels and a half a can of green chilies. Worht making again."

Reviewed Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 on

"I've never tried one of Sandra's recipes because the majority of them seem to have only mediocre ratings but when I got a nostaligic craving for salisbury steak, I compared several recipes here on the Foodnetwork and hers seemed like it would be the tastiest. Plus with over 200 reviews and still a five star rating, I figured it had to be good. The"

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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Shrimp and Sausage Cioppino

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 on

"Very flavorful soup/stew although traditional cioppino has more seafood in it. Simple to throw together so it's great for beginning cooks. I added two extras. First, to kick up the spice factor, I finely chopped one poblano chili pepper and sauteed it with the other veggies. Then just before placing the lid on to simmer for 10 minutes, I added abo"

Reviewed Arugula Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"The pesto vinaigrette is fantastic. It's one of my standby salad dressings. I prefer using my own homemade pesto. I made a more substantial salad than the one presented here by adding chopped radishes, celery, red onion, chopped cilantro, banana peppers and grilled portobello mushrooms and scallops. The pesto vinaigrette was the perfect topper to "