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Reviewed Slow-Cooker Caribbean Beef Stew Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Sep 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good - simple prep for a great dinner! I wouldn't change a thing with this recipe.

Reviewed moroccan chicken and couscous

Sep 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The flavors were great - it was easy to prep. My only concern and reason for giving it only four stars was that it was a little dry. Needed a little more moisture - juice - sauce - something! (And I think it will be a very generous four servings.)

Reviewed chicken-chickpea curry

Aug 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This Chicken-Chickpea Curry is very good - it was fun to make. I like the complex flavors. There wasn't any okra in my grocery store (guess northern states don't rate having it in stock!), so used celery because that's what was in my refrigerator. Seemed to be an adequate substitution.

Reviewed peanut noodles with pork

Jul 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Not sure what the review system is now as there are reviews that don't make sense for the recipe I'm looking at..... okay, so this is for the peanut noodles with pork. It was easy to put together and tasted just fine. My only regret is that I didn't save more of the cooking liquid from the noodles - more would have made the dish a little less d...

Replied to jambalaya soup

May 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I take back what I said about there not being enough rice. I just heated up leftovers and there was plenty of rice. Fifteen minutes must not have been enough cooking time for the rice as stated in the recipe. ..... it's still just okay.

Reviewed jambalaya soup

May 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It was okay. I wish I had put more rice in to make it a heartier soup.

Reviewed middle eastern rice and lentils

May 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Probably would have been better if I hadn't overcooked the onions! I would keep a close eye on them after eight minutes. This dish was very filling - the cayenne gave it a nice kick. Rather than use canned lentils, I cooked my own - other than adding some time to the overall dish, I think it turned out just fine.

Reviewed curried chickpeas and spinach

Apr 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It's very spicy! I used a jalapeno, thinking it wasn't quite as hot as a Serrano pepper - but that didn't hold true. It was easy to put together and I like the combination of vegetables. Had to cook it on top of the stove because my slow cooker was a bit too small to hold everything and that seemed to work out just fine.

Reviewed chicken tikka masala

Mar 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I've never had Tikki Masala before, so I can't compare this to what it should or shouldn't taste like. The cream didn't curdle when I made it, so that wasn't an issue.

It came out very soup-like rather than a sauce. Even the rice wasn't enough to absorb all the juice. Not sure what I did wrong there. It tasted okay, but nothing...

Reviewed chicken tikka masala

Mar 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I've never had Tikki Masala before, so I can't compare this to what it should or shouldn't taste like. The cream didn't curdle when I made it, so that wasn't an issue.

It came out very soup-like rather than a sauce. Even the rice wasn't enough to absorb all the juice. Not sure what I did wrong there. It tasted okay, but nothing...

Reviewed turkey-spinach korma

Mar 9, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I liked this very much - very filling. It was easy to make - put the rice on first and by the time it was done, the rest of the dish was completed. (includes all the chopping and such) ..now to go wash all the dishes!

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash

Jan 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I was pleasantly surprised with this. It is very good - the red pepper flakes give it a great boost. I used sweet potato instead of butternut squash - primarily because I hate peeling butternut.... I cooked the potato seven minutes - should have only done six... but I'll remember that the next time.

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash

Jan 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I was pleasantly surprised with this. It is very good - the red pepper flakes give it a great boost. I used sweet potato instead of butternut squash - primarily because I hate peeling butternut.... I cooked the potato seven minutes - should have only done six... but I'll remember that the next time.

Reviewed Chai Latte Bars

Dec 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These are terrific! Very easy to make - I could probably eat the whole pan myself.....very nice chai flavor. Will be adding these to my make again list.

Reviewed Lemon-Ginger Wafers

Dec 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I love these cookies!! The combination of the ginger and the lemon is so refreshing. Like the previous reviewer said, a very light cookie and a break from the heavy chocolate ones (although there's nothing wrong with those either!) The only thing I would have done differently is to have made just a tad more icing - probably would use a half a cup...

Reviewed Cranberry Cupcakes

Oct 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The folks who ate these really liked them. (I personally found them a bit average, but since I got rave reviews from others, I gave it five starts.) They were easy to make. I found that this recipe made far too much frosting - I only used half. It was very sweet and a light coat on top was just enough.

Reviewed California Rice and Beans

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not sure I really understood the concept... maybe being an east coast gal has something to do with it! If I were to make it again, I'd double the garlic and half the amount of parsley. But overall, it wasn't anything to write home about."

Reviewed "West African's Finest" Mafe

Jan 13, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

It's very, very filling! I had a small second serving and now I'm stuffed.

A half a tablespoon of cayenne pepper scared the bejeebers out of me, so I only put in a half a teaspoon. It didn't give a big kick, so if I make it again, I'd put a little more in. Not sure I'd like the full half a tablespoon, though....

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