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Reviewed Homemade Granola Bars Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Oct 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

To keep these bars from falling apart, press them down quite firmly into the pan ( I use a quarter sheet pan). Then, let them cool COMPLETELY before slicing.

Reviewed Mandarin Martini

Jan 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Happened to watch this party episode at a time when I had a box of fresh mandarin oranges on the counter. Needed a great drink idea for Chinese New Year's today, and this was just the thing! So pretty and refreshing! This would probably be just as good with regular orange juice as a refreshing summer cocktail. ""

Reviewed Mandarin Martini

Jan 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Happened to watch this party episode at a time when I had a box of fresh mandarin oranges on the counter. Needed a great drink idea for Chinese New Year's today, and this was just the thing! So pretty and refreshing! This would probably be just as good with regular orange juice as a refreshing summer cocktail. ""

Reviewed Beef Bourguignon

Feb 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of only a few Ina Garten recipes that I won't make again. It was good, yes, but not worth the afternoon of preparation and $25-$30 for ingredients! Also, the flambe portion was a little unnerving. I'm not sure if the smoke alarms were set off, or if it was just the sound of my own screaming. Hint: don't stir the pot during the flaming!...

Reviewed Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Tried this with our Thanksgiving turkey today, and while it was good, perhaps we've become accustomed to expect traditional flavors in a stuffing, rather than depending on simply italian sausage. I think it would be excellent served with a pork dish.

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

A couple of years ago, I gave away my asparagus cooker when I realized how much better and easier it was to roast asparagus this way, as opposed to steaming it.

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

A couple of years ago, I gave away my asparagus cooker when I realized how much better and easier it was to roast asparagus this way, as opposed to steaming it.

Reviewed Greek Salad

Oct 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Excellent! As Ina says, using a GOOD red wine vinegar is the secret to making this dressing outstanding. My personal preference is to have this salad served at room temperature.

Reviewed Thyme Popovers

Oct 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Hands down, the best popovers ever to come out of my oven! And so much easier than other recipes where the oven temps change. This is just simple and so good. The pans must be well buttered and very hot. If so, the popovers will just come out of the pan effortlessly! I tried using Pam, but they are just better with butter, in my opinion. I take...

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Oct 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is such an easy and delicious way to do shrimp. The sauce is just right. The shrimp must of course be carefully watched so as not to overcook, and I found that using even a bit more olive oil than the recipe calls for...is not a good idea. The only problem now is where to get edible shrimp, now that the Gulf is tainted?

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