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Carissa R

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Reviewed baked brown rice

Apr 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I use chicken stock and less butter and it's terrific. When I want less rice I use 1 C. rice to 1 1/2 C. + 2 Tbs. stock with great results.

Reviewed cinnamon baked doughnuts

Apr 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Much, much too sweet as written -- even without a roll in the sugar/cinnamon. I'll make them again but will cut the sugar by at least half. I used buttermilk instead of whole and the texture was great. They're not the texture of a "real" cake donut but for something lower fat -- as these ended up being, after using lowfat buttermilk and only brushing...

Reviewed raspberry crumble bars

Apr 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Had these at a girlfriend's house and started making them myself because we love them so much! I use Trader Joe's reduced sugar seedless raspberry jam and do somewhat less than the amount called for, maybe 8-10 oz. I've used "good" granola and leftover combos of granola dust, all to great effect. I've never used granola w/ fruit; I think the fruit...

Reviewed raspberry crumble bars

Apr 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Had these at a girlfriend's house and started making them myself because we love them so much! I use Trader Joe's reduced sugar seedless raspberry jam and do somewhat less than the amount called for, maybe 8-10 oz. I've used "good" granola and leftover combos of granola dust, all to great effect. I've never used granola w/ fruit; I think the fruit...

Reviewed thai marinated, skewered and grilled jumbo shrimp

Apr 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I halved the marinade for only 1 lb. of shrimp. I went a bit light on the halved amount of fish sauce and sriracha and entirely skipped the salt addition (thanks to other reviewers!) and the tamarind. We let the shrimp marinate for maybe 2 hrs. and I boiled the remaining marinade (of which there was plenty) to drizzle over the shrimp and a brown...

Reviewed Corn Chowder Salad

Jul 6, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Went a bit heavy on the potatoes and a bit light on the corn (2 lg. Yukon golds, unpeeled & 5 ears corn) and instead of red bells used 1/2 jalapeno & 1 Anaheim chili, both sauteed along w/ the red onion for a bit of a kick. I sprinkled the top w/ a bit of fresh red onion for crunch. Made a few hours in advance and just pulled out of the 'fridge 2 "

Saved Recipe Chewy Granola Bars by Manda

Jun 17, 2013 on Food.com

Reviewed Chinese Chicken Burgers with Rainbow Sesame Slaw

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

Used 1# chicken & halved the remaining ingredients to make 3 patties. Skipped the lemongrass -- my daughter dislikes it -- and cooked them on a griddle in a tiny bit of grapeseed oil. They were terrific. Be careful not to overcook them, as the chicken dries out quickly. I used the Broccoli Slaw mix from Trader Joe's with great results: it main"

Reviewed Avocado Hummus with Crispy Pita Chips

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good, very healthful -- especially if you skip the additional 2 Tbs olive oil at the end. I just used a bit of the liquid from the beans instead and it was plenty creamy. Next time I'll add a pinch of cumin and cayenne for a bit more flavor and heat. I skipped the parsley and didn't miss it. "

Reviewed Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Jan 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Used 1 chicken, dried thyme, 1.5 lbs of baby bella mushrooms cut into large chunks -- so they wouldn't cook down to nothing -- but halved the sauce and there was still PLENTY. To thicken, I used a few Tbs of the cooking liquid, 2 Tbs flour and 1 Tbs butter. Leftovers would be great w some veggies and a puff pastry crust added to turn it into chick"

Reviewed Chewy Granola Bars

Sep 28, 2012 in on Food.com

Call it a "Granola Bar" if it makes you feel better about consuming it, but this is really just a chocolate chip-oatmeal cookie in bar form. It's a great recipe and really tasty, especially with the addition of the Rice Krispies, but it would definitely benefit from some healthful tweaks, like others have done, using whole wheat flour, less suga...

Reviewed Braised Pork Tacos

Apr 25, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Bought a beautiful tied, $45, 6.5# roast at Whole Foods -- expensive but humanely raised & "humanely" slaughtered -- and should've cut off some of the fat, as there was a LOT when shredding the meat. I followed the recipe, ingredients-wise, but cooked the pork in my crock pot -- high for 1 hr, low for 7. Because the crock pot promotes so much liq"

Reviewed Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this using an 11" springform pan and made some modifications and it was terrific! I used a spice cake crust, about 1.5 cups of powdered sugar, 1.5 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ginger, 1/8 tsp. cloves and maybe 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg and it was great. I baked it at 350 CONVECTION for about 50 minutes and made it one day in advance. The nex...

Reviewed Welsh Rarebit

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used this recipe as a guide and made modifications, but still rated it 5 stars because I can't stand it when people modify a recipe then goof up the ratings. That said, if modifications annoy you, please stop reading. I cooked a scant half pound of bacon, set it aside and saved & measured the bacon grease then used equal amounts of flour (3 T...

Reviewed Crock Pot Lasagna

Nov 30, 2011 in on Food.com

Made some modifications to make this more healthful and we still loved it! I used ground 93/7 turkey, added half a green bell pepper, used 1% cottage cheese (used about 20 oz., with extra oregano & basil stirred in) and very little additional parm & mozz. I finished the layering so sauce was on top and didn't end up using all of the noodles,...

Reviewed Portuguese Fisherman's Shrimp and Chorizo

Oct 13, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This was fabulous, even with a few slight modifications. I used sweet Italian chicken sausage which I browned & removed from the pan. I doubled up on nearly all of the veggies, using 2 small potatoes [diced fairly small], 2 carrots, 1 lg. green bell pepper and added a diced celery stalk. I sauteed everything, added a tsp. or so of red pepper fla...

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