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Replied to creamy rosemary potatoesDec 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“Chuck, I feel the same way. People do it all the time, and all it does is potentially sway others from looking at a recipe because of a falsely low rating. It frustrates me to no end, and I do wish the people at FN would create a review system that allows for the ability to comment w/o actually rating the recipe. That way, people can ask questions...”
Reviewed royal icing
Dec 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“So, Becky, you've rated this recipe with only 2 stars because, in your "expert" opinion, it doesn't have vanilla? Since it's Ree's recipe, and not yours, I think it's acceptable fornher to write it how SHE wants it. Royal icing isn't rocket science.”
Reviewed gingerbread cookies
Dec 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“So, because people are posting comments and questions with only 1 or 2 stars, they've made it appear as only an average 3 star recipe. This is the problem with FN's review system, and it could sway a recipe searcher from trying it b/c of the perceived lower rating.
Therefore, because 1 or 2 reviewers actually made this recipe and rated it...”
“m sorry to hear the recipe didn't work out well without the sugar. However, I have to question the caramelization aspect. I roast veggies all the time, without sugar obviously, and have never had a problem with them not browning/caramelizing. Of course sugar will make food brown, but veggies shouldn't need it, especially those with a natural sweetness.
Sep 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the butternut squash. Not to mention, there is natural sugar in the honey and maple syrup used to make the glaze. Therefore, the added sugar is not necessary.
Food Network really should create another area to comment on a recipe WITHOUT rating it... unless the reviewer made it, AS WRITTEN, the...”
Reviewed creamy mashed potatoes
Jul 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“I'm not usually one to comment on a recipe if I haven't made it as written. However, having learned what I've learned from watching FN, I feel as though it's important to comment on the seasoning in this recipe.
First, FN has taught me to start cooking potatoes in COLD, SALTED water. I'm not using caps for anger, merely for emphasis. This...”
Reviewed grilled s and p crusted rib eye
Jun 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“To Cmermon: the recipe clearly states that it feeds 4 (FOUR) people, NOT 8. Furthermore, the steaks are 1 lb EACH, and 1.5 inches THICK. That's a lot of meat and, including the sides, both of those should easily feed 4 "normal" people. This is the problem with people in the U.S. They eat too much in the wrong proportion and don't get enough exercise....”
Reviewed spicy refried beans
Jun 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“These were excellent. I think mine cooked too fast, though. I'm not going to fault Marcela or the recipe like some people do, however. My husband and I don't complain too much about food, particularly the first time we eat it. Food doesn't have to look perfect to taste good, although we do eat with our eyes first. We aren't fussy food snobs, though....”