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Reviewed Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

Dec 30, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent, made this last year for the big Thanksgiving meal. Making it again tomorrow for a cozy New Years dinner with friends. Thinking it will pair well with Beef Wellington.

Reviewed Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese

Jan 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this last night. It was VERY tasty, although maybe a little bland, but I fixed this with about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper in the sauce (and serving with a sprinkle of hot sauce). The roasted garlic & shallots were fantastic in the bechamel sauce! I especially liked the panko mixture sprinkled on top, although I would make more of it next time...

Reviewed Not Your Mama's Green Bean Casserole

Nov 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for Thanksgiving. It's obviously a lot more work that the usual rubbery frozen french beans and can of mushroom soup that we all grew up on, but it's worth it.

I made the onions the night before, when I had time to baby sit them and things weren't so hectic in the kitchen. I sliced my onions about 1/4" thick, tossed them...

Reviewed Devon's Award-Winning Chili

Feb 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We made this yesterday, it came out much better than I expected, it was excellent. I pretty much followed the recipe exactly, except that I only make half a batch (brisket is expensive! if it was a flop, I didn't want to risk it), and I cut the cayenne pepper by half. When I first added the meat and tomatoes, I was afraid that there wasn't enough...

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