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Reviewed Lentil Soup

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 on

"Excellent soup. There was a restaurant that had my favorite lentil soup ever, I have tried to replicate it for years, to no avail. I couldn't figure out what that one elusive flavor was -- turns out, it was Grains of Paradise. Fantastic!!"

Reviewed Cheese, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 on Cooking Channel

"Fantastic! I took it to a lakeside potluck and it was devoured very quickly!

I would never add sugar to this. The prunes add the right amount of sweetness. If your goat cheese is very bland, you could probably add a wee bit more salt and pepper. But I thought it was perfect the way it's written. "

Reviewed Swedish Not-Baked Beans

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 on

"These are not Brunor Bonor! Swedish baked beans DO NOT use kidney beans, they DO NOT use tomato sauce or worchestershire sauce. And they are most definitely supposed to be baked. Try for a better recipe."

Reviewed Marie Callender's Potato Cheese Soup

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 on

"DON'T make this recipe without substantial changes. It's a terrible recipe. First off you sautee the onions and celery -- add some finely chopped carrot and some garlic as well. It's in the restaurant's soup and part of the reason the real thing is so yellow. USE CHICKEN STOCK just barely to cover all the veggies. Don't use water and definitel..."

Reviewed Beef and Roasted Vegetable Stew

Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I freakin love this stew. I have used red lentils before, so I knew exactly what they would do when I read this recipe and I got really excited to try itl -- fantastic and healthy addition! This is our new favorite. ETA I'm completely lazy and I make the stew in my big le creuset pot. It's wicked hard to not eat the roasted veggies before "