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Reviewed White Chocolate Espresso-Vodka Martinis

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 on

"Made this Saturday night. It was delish! took cream and chocolate about 15 minutes to cool I put in freezer and stirred with a whisk every 5 minutes. will make again! "

Reviewed Wedge Salad with Raspberry-Chocolate Vinaigrette

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 on

"wonderful dressing! all of the flavors are perfect together and the color was vibrant. beautiful on the plate "

Reviewed Cocoa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chocolate Tomato Sauce

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 on

"I made this for a dinner party and the pork rub was great. Pork was tender and juicy. I did have to adjust the sauce a bit. I added more balsamic and some red pepper flakes and it was great. Taste was similar to a mole. will make this again. "

Reviewed Skillet Almond Shortbread

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 on

"Great and easy! It has a cake like consistency (which she said on show) but I really like the texture . Buttery with the crunchy almond topping! I had some vanilla sugar so I threw that on top. I will make this over the holidays for parties. "

Reviewed Chocolate-Hazelnut-Espresso Mousse

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I doubled the recipe and it was the perfect amount for 6 generous portions. Everyone raved and it is simple, simple with a standing mixer. Will make again! "

Reviewed Lamb Bolognese

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is a killer recipe. The flavors are rich and elegant. I used 1 1/2 pounds of pasta so the sauce would be extra thick and this worked for me. 2 lbs seem like too much but it sounds like many followed recipe exactly and it worked. I served this with the kale salad and the hazelnut mousse for a dinner party and everyone raved. My sister is a"

Reviewed Kale "Caesar" Salad

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This salad was amazing! The longer it sits the better. We had a little left over from our dinner party and had it for lunch with chicken. It was even better the next day. I will make this salad all summer! great for entertaining"

Reviewed Eggplant Rolls with Ricotta, Walnuts and Mint

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 on

"Made this recipe tonight! Perfect summer meal. The warm eggplant and cool filling is a winner combination. Lemon at end brings all the flavors out. I served it with fresh tomatoes. Another winner taste profile from Aarti!!!""

Reviewed Coconut-Lime Granita

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 on

"What a perfect ending to our summer meal! It was creamy and tart. The sea salt sprinkled on the top MADE the dish. DELISH!!!"

Reviewed Fried Green Tomatillos with Burrata, Cumin and Basil

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 on

" You must make it! Each flavor perfectly combined with each other. The hot crisp tomatillos with the cool burrata. The squeeze of lime brings out the cumin flavor in the finishing oil. My friend who loves fried green tomatoes ate this last night and was jumping around my house for joy! This is unique and simply yummy! "

Reviewed Cucumber-Lychee Gazpacho with Feta Crostini

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 on

"I made every dish from this episode last night! We loved the gazpacho. I served it in chilled bowls and the salty feta and crostini paired perfectly. It was a refreshing summer dish and very satisfying. "

Reviewed Mediterranean Summer Pasta with Salsa Cruda

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 on

"We had this for dinner last night. I had everything on hand and it was so tasty! A keeper recipe!"

Reviewed Mock Mascarpone Crostini

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 on

"After watching Melissa make this I had to try it. So yummy and easy. It paired perfect with the pasta from this episode and a crisp white wine! "

Reviewed Sesame Chicken

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 on

"Made this for dinner last night! Easy and a great method! I also made a finishing sauce to go over the rice, chicken and side of broccoli I made. I used her marinade and added a little lime juice. I will use this method again and again. So easy and my family gobbled it up! "