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Reviewed caramelized bacon

Nov 30, 2014 on

I made this for Thanksgivng hor d'oeuvres along with Dukes cosmopolitans, baked Brie, and crackers. It was a hit and everyone enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly. Perfect combination of salty, savory, and sweet with a hint of spice. I also used a good applewood smoked bacon. Good ingredients really do make a difference. Thanks, Ina for another...

Reviewed drunken penne pasta

Apr 16, 2014 on

Delicious, easy bistro quality dinner. This recipe has the right proportions of the perfect ingredients. We used a homemade marinara for the tomato sauce. Good fresh ingredients make all the difference. Thanks, Chef Irvine!!

Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

Nov 30, 2013 on

Did a 14 lb frozen Butterball defrosted in fridge. Made my own veg stock for brine and followed directions to the letter. Never will use another recipe! What a fabulous hunk of fowl! Very moist and flavorful.

Reviewed Claire's Spinach Carbonara

May 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Warning! This IS a diet buster! is worth running a few extra miles so you can indulge in something satisfying and delicious. Do get the spinach fettuccine or linguine if fettuccine is not available in your area. My husband took this up a level and made his own spinach fettuccine. Pour a nice, chilled white wine, play your favorite m"

Reviewed Winter Panzanella

Mar 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

A bit sweet, more exact measurements would have been more helpful but generally good, rich and filling. Next time, I think I will use less honey and allow the dressing and ingredients to meld a little longer.""

Reviewed Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Jul 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We followed this recipe exactly only to find this was too salty for our personal tastes. We've lived on the coast for decades and know what salt water tastes like. It's not what we want our mashed potatoes to taste like. Respecting Anne's recipe, we followed it as she suggested. The texture and the garlic influence was fine, however, we felt t"

Reviewed Chocolate Orange Mousse

Feb 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a classic! As Ina's Chocolate Orange Mousse is also rich and decadent, we have this on special occasions. The combination of the orange flavorings (especially the Grand Marnier) and the good chocolate are a match made in heaven. I hope the budding gourmets out there will give this one a try. Follow the directions exactly and don't forget...

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf- A.K.A 'Basic' Meat Loaf

Feb 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We LOVE this meatloaf and it has become our 'go-to' meatloaf when we crave this type of comfort food. Serve up some buttery, creamy mashed potatoes and a green vegetable and you've got a winner! I first found this recipe in Paula's "The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook" and make it exactly as the recipe states. I can always count on Paula...

Reviewed Mussels in White Wine

Jan 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wow! I'd give this six starts if I could! My husband requests this meal whenever we can find fresh mussels. Thankfully, they are easy to find where we live and quite reasonable. Saffron is expensive but I bought a small pack just for this recipe and so far, it has been enough for four meals. I took Ina's suggestion from her Barefoot in Paris cookbook...

Reviewed Scallops Provencal

Dec 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

"It doesn't get easier than this!" (As stated by Ina in her cookbook.) Follow Ina's simple directions, get 'good' fresh ingredients and you will produce an impressive, delicious gourmet meal. This recipe is perfect for someone just starting to explore finer cuisine and also for someone with experience. I have Ina's cookbook, Barefoot in Paris, and...

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