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Erik the Viking

Lake Forest, California

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Reviewed corn, avocado, and tomato salad

5 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. Addictive. And... healthy?!?
I've made this a couple times now and it's absolutely fabulous. Once I have it, I can't stop munching it. Good thing it's all veggies!

Reviewed mustard-roasted fish

Feb 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I'd been wanting to venture into cooking fish at home, but thus far had lacked the confidence to actually do it. I saw the episode where Ina made this dish and thought, "Well, I can do THAT!"
My two nearest markets didn't have the creme fraiche, and with a toddler in tow, I just didn't want to drive all the way to Trader Joe's (who I know...

Reviewed mustard-roasted fish

Feb 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I'd been wanting to venture into cooking fish at home, but thus far had lacked the confidence to actually do it. I saw the episode where Ina made this dish and thought, "Well, I can do THAT!"
My two nearest markets didn't have the creme fraiche, and with a toddler in tow, I just didn't want to drive all the way to Trader Joe's (who I know...

Reviewed The Best Bread Pudding

Jan 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Orgasmically good. I made a slight variation on the sauce though: half the butter & sugar, and subbed in 2 tsp dark rum for the alcohol. Sugar overload but SO good!""

Reviewed Cocoa Thumbprints

Dec 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The cookies are delicious, but if it this recipe makes 3 dozen, then I'm a Smurf. Figure on 2.5 doz if yield is important.

I baked some up using peppermint kisses in the center. By the way, I tried putting some in before baking, and some immediately after. Both methods work, but I would probably push them in after baking in future...

Reviewed Dark Chocolate as a Snack

Jan 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Okay OKAY! I think I've mastered this! You need to make a few modifications though:
You should use *2* ounces of chocolate, instead of one, which makes measuring WAY easier because it's approximately half the chocolate bar - remove from wrapper. (Feel free to sub in milk chocolate if it suits you).
Also, the ideal way to plate...

Reviewed Late Night Bacon

Jan 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the coolest recipe! I had to make some substitutions though because I was missing ingredients and I didn't discover that till I'd already put the paper towels in the microwave. (Kids: make sure you have your ingredients together BEFORE starting to cook!) Subbed in 1/4" thick slices of eggplant, but to keep it moist, dumped them in a bit...

Reviewed Dark Chocolate as a Snack

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

Only Food Network could take a simple classic like "Dark Chocolate as a Snack" and complicate it by making us figure out ounces. I know the food manufacturers like to screw with us by constantly changing the amounts in the packaging, but I really wish they could have simplified this a little by just picking a packaging size and telling us what fraction...

Reviewed Dark Chocolate as a Snack

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

Only Food Network could take a simple classic like "Dark Chocolate as a Snack" and complicate it by making us figure out ounces. I know the food manufacturers like to screw with us by constantly changing the amounts in the packaging, but I really wish they could have simplified this a little by just picking a packaging size and telling us what fraction...

Reviewed English Peas

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

If these were truly English peas, the recipe would have included making sure that you overcook them till mushy and all "pop" is gone from them. But I liked this recipe anyway. Although I didn't have any canned peas, so I dug through my freezer for frozen ones. Finding none, and with my butter already melted, I decided to slice up some bananas lengthwise...

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