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Replied to Crispy Potato Rajas Tacos Recipe : Food Network

2 days ago on

Expensive?? I'm not sure what wrecked your budget. As for the oil in the corn relish, I always put ingredients together and then add oil and other seasonings to taste. Recipes are guidelines, not requirements.

This simple recipe is superb. If you have enjoyed Mesa Grill, you will love this.

Replied to kicked-up new orleans muffuletta

4 days ago on

Wow. Neither of you followed this recipe at all. Glad you enjoyed what you came up with!

Reviewed perfect potstickers

Jan 3, 2015 on

Oh, dear. Ketchup and mustard and no soy sauce in a pot sticker filling?? Wonton wrappers work beautifully though.

Replied to cheese scalloped potatoes

Sep 29, 2014 on

It can help to either slice the potatoes thinner or raise the oven temperature to 400.

Replied to Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

Aug 16, 2014 on

Not necessary if you wrap the pork tightly in foil. I line my dutch oven with foil and then fit some more directly around the meat, then bake as directed with the lid on. Super tasty and super moist.

Replied to Greek Gazpacho Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Jul 2, 2014 on

What could be better than garlic and onion?? It's always best to adapt recipes to your personal taste though, don't you think?

Replied to New England Clam Chowder Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

May 16, 2014 on

I think the recipe notes that you can add water to make up the difference. I would suggest clam nectar that you can find in the grocery store and even a little white wine.

Replied to Beef and Bean Taco Casserole Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Mar 16, 2014 on

Isn't the great thing about cooking the chance to be creative? Enjoy!!

Replied to Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Mar 3, 2014 on

Just a hint from cooking 101: always salt according to taste, not according to recipe.

Replied to Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Mar 3, 2014 on

Just a hint from cooking 101: always salt according to taste, not according to recipe.

Reviewed classic hot and sour soup

Mar 1, 2014 on

Not real hot and sour soup. The soup gets its unique flavor from vinegar, not lime juice, and benefits from the addition of interesting items like bamboo shoots and tree ears, a dried fungus used frequently in Asian cooking. And although the hot chili oil makes a lovely presentation, try using lots of freshly ground black pepper in the soup instead....

Reviewed Marinated and Grilled London Broil with Emeril's Homemade Steak Sauce

May 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I'm perplexed by the few bad ratings. Taste is everything. If the marinade tastes too vinegary, add more wine, olive oil or other liquid. Even beef stock. Sorry that good recipes are trashed by inexperienced cooks. Personally I use more wine than vinegar although my husband loves this recipe as is. Remember, recipes are guides, not rules."

Favorited Grilled Fish Tacos with a Roasted Chile and Avocado Salsa

May 6, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Broiled Black Sea Bass with Enchilada Sauce, Mexican Rice and Refried Beans

Mar 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The previous reviewer may be confused about the black sea bass. The giant sea bass, sometimes called black sea bass, has been in a protected status. The mid-Atlantic population of black sea bass is open to fishing.

This entire recipe is well worth the time and, though time consuming, is a wonderful and different meal for a special...

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