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AlexWest_2010

Port Washington, Wisconsin

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Reviewed Ribollita

Sep 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The man said it was one of the Top 3 soups he's ever had. When I asked what the other two were he replied sheepishly, "well the truth is I don't really know; just told you that so you'd keep cooking things like this". =)

Used homemade chicken stock, subbed red peppers for the carrots, pepper smoked bacon instead of pancetta,...

Reviewed Dang Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. And note, I did substitute a few things... I hate soba noodles so instead I just boiled up some ramen and threw that in. I didn't have any cilantro on hand, but I bet that would have helped the dish out a bit. I added half a jalapeno for some kick, and skipped the hoisin for two reasons: I don't like hoisin, and I"

Reviewed Dang Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. And note, I did substitute a few things... I hate soba noodles so instead I just boiled up some ramen and threw that in. I didn't have any cilantro on hand, but I bet that would have helped the dish out a bit. I added half a jalapeno for some kick, and skipped the hoisin for two reasons: I don't like hoisin, and I"

Reviewed Watermelon Mojitos

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Dangerously good. I just moved to Kentucky, and it's smokin' hot here... this was the perfect Sunday Fun-day drink! I had an entire half a leftover watermelon and pureed then strained all of it. Made with a mix of mint and basil (the basil was really good as a substitute. We collectively had 6 or 8 drinks, and there was still enough leftover wate"

Reviewed Watermelon Mojitos

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Dangerously good. =) I just moved to Kentucky, and it's smokin' hot here... this was the perfect Sunday Fun-day drink! I had an entire half a leftover watermelon and pureed then strained all of it. Made with a mix of mint and basil (the basil was really good as a substitute. We collectively had 6 or 8 drinks, and there was still enough leftover w"

Reviewed Watermelon Mojitos

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Dangerously good. =) I just moved to Kentucky, and it's smokin' hot here... this was the perfect Sunday Fun-day drink! I had an entire half a leftover watermelon and pureed then strained all of it. Made with a mix of mint and basil (the basil was really good as a substitute). We collectively had 6 or 8 drinks, and there was still enough leftover "

Reviewed Rosemary and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Oct 12, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I don't understand all the rave reviews here... followed the recipe to the word and it was a a pain in the butt to debone the chicken, and b kinda boring. Granted, I used baby bellas instead of morels and black trumpet mushrooms (I'm a student, no money for that!, which would have in fact made the sauce tastier, but you can throw some morels on anything...

Reviewed Rosemary and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Oct 12, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I don't understand all the rave reviews here... followed the recipe to the word and it was a) a pain in the butt to debone the chicken, and b) kinda boring. Granted, I used baby bellas instead of morels and black trumpet mushrooms (I'm a student, no money for that!), which would have in fact made the sauce tastier, but you can throw some morels on...

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