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Reviewed Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 on

"Bland, mushy, blah. My husband called it gruel! Prison slop! We laughed so hard... But seriously, it's just not good. "

Reviewed Spiced Cocktail Nuts

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 on

"I love Giada and I don't think I've ever given one of her recipes a bad review, but these were just not good. The cumin and curry spices completely overwhelmed the nuts and I was sorry we had to just toss a bunch of expensive nuts in the trash because they were pretty much inedible. If you really like cumin, you'll enjoy these, but beware...they"

Reviewed Oatmeal-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 on

"Delicious! I used whole wheat flour too. Everyone loved these and you absolutely could not tell they had any "healthy stuff" in them!"

Reviewed Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 on

"I made this for our friend's son's birthday party and it was enjoyed by all ages! Not a single bite was leftover. I used less feta than it called for, as it was already pretty salty before adding it. Also, I added cucumber, just for a little crunch. Delicious! Making it again in a couple of weeks for my own son's birthday party!"

Reviewed Mango-Cucumber Rice Salad

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 on

"Delicious! Even my husband who doesn't like fruit in savory dishes enjoyed this. I skipped the jalapeno so our 3-yr old gobbled it up too! Definitely making this one again."

Reviewed Herbed Flatbread

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 on

"Amazingly good! Definitely want to turn your gas grill down lower than med-high...more like med-low is good. But even a little charred they still tasted fantastic with our venison stew!"

Reviewed Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

Thursday, May 24, 2012 on

"Delicious! Even my 3 1/2 year old scarfed this up (all but the onions)! I used quinoa instead of couscous and also used sweet turkey Italian sausage. We will definitely be making this again later this summer."

Reviewed Orzo Salad

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 on

"Delicious. Easy to make and a fantastic side for any type of grilled meat."

Reviewed Tomatoes with Blue Cheese

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 on

"One of the best salads we've ever had! I substituted one tablespoon of Splenda for the 2 tbsp of sugar to cut down the calories and carbs and we couldn't even tell the difference. Also used a mix of baby spinach and baby field greens instead of romaine. I cut back the garlic to one clove instead of two, only because we had a garlic-heavy meal l""

Reviewed Venison and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 on

"I substituted beef broth for venison broth, but I did use venison meat. This turned out pretty good (my husband loved it), but it was a bit greasy for my taste. I ended up skimming almost 3/4 cup of oil of the top when it was done and it was still a bit greasy tasting. A fun way to use venison (I'm always looking for ways to use all this deer m""

Reviewed Potato-Bacon Torte

Monday, Jan 2, 2012 on

"Delish! Good idea to add an extra piece or two of bacon. I also used a full cup of cream. ""

Reviewed Peanut Butter Cookies with Blackberry Jam

Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 on

"So yummy! I made them without the blackberry jam and also made them much smaller. I made ping-pong size balls and let my 3-year old son roll them in sugar--he loved helping! Baked them for about 12 min and they turned out great!""

Reviewed Penne with Sausage and Escarole

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 on Cooking Channel

"So simple and so delicious! I couldn't find escarole at my local store so I used mustard greens instead, which I had never cooked with before. It turned out great. My husband especially loved it! ""

Reviewed (Web Exclusive Round 2 Recipe: Edamame with Pasta

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 on

"My husband and 3-yr old son loved this meal! I used turkey bacon and added a little olive oil to the mix. ""

Reviewed Winter Squash Soup

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 on

"Fantastic! I don't have a food mill so I just used my handheld mixer to puree the soup right in the pot after it cooled a little bit. It wasn't completely smooth, but it was still delicious! My husband and 3-year old both loved it too. Yum yum!""

Reviewed Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 on

"Delicious! What a yummy, light, meat-free meal to have! I added extra goat-cheese (of course) and it was a fantastic treat. Yum...""

Reviewed Veal Piccata with Angel Hair and Parmigiana-Reggiano

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 on

"Delicious! I used pork tenderloin, cut on a diagonal so the slices would be a bit longer and not just little circles. I also just used some leftover whole wheat spahgetti nodles that were in the cupboard intead of angel hair. Oh, and halved the amount of basil since I used dried instead. So yummy! Even my 2-yr old loved it!

Reviewed Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 on Food Network

"Absolutely delicious! I marinated a single (1 lb) pork tenderloin, with the recipe halved, for only about an hour and then put it on the grill with some aluminum foil under it like a little bowl to hold in the marindade and keep it from sticking to the grill. Grilled for about 15 min, flipping four times. So very good! Yum!