My Profile

French kitchen diva

United States

Member since Jul 2011

Flag This ProfileFlag as Inappropriate

Reviewed Spinach and Cheddar Souffle

Jan 2, 2014 on

Wonderful flavor, perfect consistency
I love souffl���s! The combination of cheese and spinach is a good one and this recipe is foolproof. I am a graduate of the Cordon Bleu school of cooking in Paris where I learned to make souffl���s without looking but I hadn't made one in a while so I knew Ina's instructions would be perfect and they...

Reviewed Chocolate Honey Almond Tart

Oct 8, 2013 on

smooth, delicious and very chocolaty
I made this gluten-free with chocolate cookies by "Pamela" a good source for GF products. I also used almond flour. We have some great local wildflower honey in Colorado. So I used that too. This was really simple to make, very little baking and then just some wait time in the fridge. I bake with...

Reviewed Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

May 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Boy do I love a crisp and Ina's are always the best. Rhubarb and strawberries are a perfect spring combination. The orange zest is essential for enhancing the flavor of the other fruit. I made this gluten-free with no problems. It was still delicious. I love it warm but cold is good too. This is a good sweet/sour fruit dessert to have after a"

Reviewed Winter Minestrone and Garlic Bruschetta

Mar 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I love minestrone but have never used squash as one of the vegetables. I had a wonderful bounty from my garden last summer and had a pumpkin in the cellar just screaming to be used. So I followed Ina's recipe and substituted pumpkin for the butternut squash and barley for the pasta. I did the cannellini beans from dried; used frozen chopped tom"

Reviewed Ginger Snap

Nov 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delightful!!!! I used by mistake tangerine juice for my first mix......I loved it. Tomorrow for Thanksgiving I will use Meyer lemon juice and coat the glass rim with real ginger snaps. The kids will get theirs mixed with Ginger Ale. Now to bake the pies!"

Reviewed Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

Nov 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was a great cornbread stuffing recipe. My family made this for our early Thanksgiving last night and it was fabulous. I used a cornbread mix because of time and did not cook the mushrooms but added them to the mix before adding the hot stock. I also added a cube of butter. This was both sweet and savory. I loved the apple addition. I wil"

Reviewed Pear and Cranberry Crostata

Nov 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great Thanksgiving dessert. I served it with vanilla ice cream! Followed this recipe to the "T". It was easy and fabulous. We snacked on the pears while preparing for the crostata. I have made Ina's crostata recipe a dozen different ways. As usual this one was fabulous too. I usually keep the extra disk and topping in the freezer for a quic"

Reviewed Creamed Kale with Caramelized Shallots

Nov 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious. Another really fabulous way to eat a healthy vegetable. I used 1/2 and 1/2,and shallots. This was easy all stovetop but I did put the finished dish in a hot oven to finish it. I will do it again."

Reviewed Coconut Macaroons

Sep 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious! and Easy!. I had some extra egg whites and wanted to put them to good use so this is the recipe I chose. I am going to dip the cooled macaroons in bittersweet chocolate for some yummy contrasting flavor. I did think they were a little too sweet so I think next time I'll increase the egg whites and decrease the condensed milk. A mus"

Reviewed Spiced Apple-Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Sep 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Fabulous. Lots of apple and spice flavor. Even though there was a lot of maple syrup it was not too powerful. I tried gluten free flour and it worked well. I also "thinned" my icing with more cream. It was a beautiful delicious cake....perfect for any time of year"

Reviewed Turkey and Pancetta Pot Pies

Sep 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was to die for....especially the crust. I added zucchini to the filling and used blue corn meal to the crust which added a little color. This one is to try for sure. You won't be disappointed."

Reviewed Garlicky Creamed Kale

Jun 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Rich and delicious! I have kale coming out my ears from my garden this year so when I saw this presentation on Father's Day for kale I had to try it. And I am glad I did. Better than creamed spinach by far with more flavor. I used Dinosaur Kale but I think all kale varieties would be fabulous. Guy served it with beef which I will try. I pair"

Reviewed Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Jul 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Oh my. This was fabulous! It was really fun to make the caramel stovetop. I may have cooked mine a bit watch carefully. The sea salt was a great addition. My advise would be to start way ahead. The creme Anglais base needs to be cool before you add the caramel so you really need to start that the day before. Also since this ice c"

Not what you're looking for? Try: