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Reviewed Potato Leek Soup

Sep 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The first time I made this, I completely followed the recipe. And it was good. The second time I made it, I made the recipe vegan by using vegetable stock instead of the meat broths and left out the pancetta and butter. To my bacon-loving surprise, the vegan version was so much better! The leeks really stood out without the meat broths and pancett"

Reviewed Schirripa's Eggplant Parmigiana

Sep 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is great and well worth the time. I definitely recommend doubling the sauce, per other reviewers. It may seem like too much, but you'll need it. I was tempted to make the sauce extra "fancy" and add a bunch of stuff to it, but I was pleasantly surprised that the simple sauce perfectly complemented the dish. So keep it simple :. Btw, th"

Reviewed Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs

Feb 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I love this recipe and make it often. I have been tempted to use skinless thighs, but the fat from the skin creates this delicious sauce. I just trim the extra fat from the meat after it is done cooking. This dish is always a winner and it freezes well if you have extras."

Reviewed Bacon and Onion Risotto

Oct 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a great, simple risotto recipe. It takes some time (like all good risottos), but it's definitely worth it. Plus bacon always makes things better. I pretty much followed the recipe as is, with the exception of adding crispy bacon to the finished dish. That added a nice crunch."

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