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Reviewed Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Aug 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Followed this recipe to a T and they came out perfectly. They are soft, tender, and a little flaky; the flavors of lemon and lavender go so well together, and getting bits of sea salt in there really adds a nice touch as well. I also love the almond meal in combination with the flour--it gives them a comforting, graham cracker-esque feel. It was ...

Reviewed Winter Minestrone

Dec 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

LOVED this. Followed the recipe exactly but used bacon instead of pancetta and 35oz total beef broth because that's how much was in the carton, and it was the right amount for me, probably because my vegetables were big. On the second day I added about a cup of vegetable broth to reconstitute it and it tasted just as good as the first day.

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Reviewed Rice Pudding with Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Dec 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Giada, you are my favorite Food Network personality! This rice pudding was delicious. I actually tried Giada's chocolate rice pudding recipe without much success, but this one was delicious. I halved the recipe and with the exception of using regular rum instead of dark, followed the recipe to a T, including the cooking times, and it came out perfectly....

Reviewed Chocolate Pudding with Almonds

Dec 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will never be able to eat Jello pudding after having tasted this one. It is smooth, rich, creamy, chocolatey, yet not heavy nor too sweet or intense. The whipped cream and almonds add a really nice touch. I halved the recipe and followed it basically to a T-I used regular rum instead of dark and a bit less oil for the almonds, and it turned out...

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