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Chef Di

Houston, Texas

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Reviewed baked eggs in hash brown cups

May 7, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Made this several times. I cut stripes of parchment paper and put in the cups before adding hashbrowns. Make sure to salt hashbrowns. I also used fresh ready made hashbrowns. I also had bacon stripes and sausage in bowls for guests to add if they wanted.

Reviewed panna cotta with fresh berries

Feb 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Great "go to" dessert that will wow family and friends. I have used flavored honey and it is a nice subtle surprise. Love grated chocolate on top with fresh berries. I even made this using fresh peaches when they were in season. A nice surprise.

Reviewed Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon Glaze

Jan 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow. My family is not crazy for coconut but this was a hit. I followed it exactly. I agree about too much sauce. But, you can store the extra and warm up and serve again. I did add more lemon zest. I am going to try and make this is muffin pans for individual serving. I will cut the top off and turn it over so the top is flat for the sauce. "

Reviewed Smoked Salmon Dip

Jun 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent dip. I changed a few things and it was a hit. I smoked salmon on the grill and served the dip with it on the side. I added one drained minced cucumber. I served some pita chips and veggies on the side also. I will do it again!"

Reviewed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Jan 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I cooked on the stove some finely chopped shallots and bacon pieces. I added this to the spouts the last minutes. Great combination. ""

Reviewed Chicken Pot Pie

Dec 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

After reading all the reviews, I had to make this. I did a few things different. I tripled the recipe and made it in a large pan.It served over 20! I used puff pastry vs making the dough. For the veggies, I cooked leeks instead of onions and I added one rutabaga to the stock and cooked it until slightly tender. I added the leeks to the stock wh...

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

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

I served this for a dinner party last weekend and everyone loved it. I followed it exactly. I did use the apple cider. Everyone wanted the recipe! I plan on serving it again this weekend for another group of friends. Great fall surprise.""

Reviewed Pesto

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

I have many recipes for basic pesto, but this one is the best! I only used pine nuts. Wonderful on toasted bread, chicken, salmon, and pasta. Ina you have taught me so much! Thanks again for another winner. "

Reviewed Beef Stroganoff

Jun 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very easy and my family loved it. I did add cooking Sherry and Ski Queen Gjetost (brown goat cheese from Norway). The cheese is wonderful in all types of brown sauces. You can find it at most specialty stores. I will make this again!"

Reviewed Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ina spoils us all with outstanding recipes. I served this for a group of ladies the other night and everyone fell in love with this salad. I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. I did us paper towels and blotted the watermelon before adding it to the dish. The combination of everything works so well together. Also, I made the dress"

Reviewed Curried Chicken Salad

Jun 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! Great Salad. I add a bit more curry and have used roasted almonds if I did not have cashews. I like almonds better, more crunch. This is super for ladies bunko. Also, I have made lettuce wraps and have had it for a dip with pita bread. "

Reviewed Cape Cod Chopped Salad

Jun 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have been making this for more than a year. It is a hit at dinner parties. It makes a great statement served in a large martini glass with the dressing in a shot glass so they can add as much as they like. Guests think I can actually cook after eating this salad. It is easy and very refreshing especially on hot summer days. I add a bit more"

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Oct 14, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Terrific salad. I have done this several times now when I can not get really good tomatoes and it turns out so good. It is a great dish to have when guests arrive. This dish, some slices of toated bread and a glass of wine.

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