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Reviewed shepherd's pie

Mar 12, 2014 on

This is a keeper!! I used ground turkey and turkey bacon (can't digest any red meat) and, for beef broth, I used Progresso Tuscan Stock (left over) and some "Organic Better than Bouillon Vegetable Base" What a tasty and satisfying Shepherd's Pie. Thank you, Melissa, for this wonderful recipe.

Reviewed Chicken Marsala

Oct 18, 2013 on

Just wonderful!! I can't eat red meat or pork, so I substituted turkey bacon and it was delish! Leftovers for lunch were even better :)

Reviewed Cauliflower Mac N Cheese

Jan 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very good! I used a combination of non-fat 1/2 and 1/2 and evaporated skim milk in place of the whole milk (none on hand). I used corkskrew pasta (cavateppi). My husband thought that the dish could be "cheesier" but I thought it was perfect.... "

Reviewed Lentil Stoup with Mushrooms

Sep 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

As usual, Rachel's recipe didn't disappoint! I made the recipe as written, except I used brown lentils. The flavor and texture was superb. The lemon zest gives it just the right zing, so don't leave it out. "

Reviewed Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Sausage Balls, Tomato-Basil Sauce, Cacio e Pepe Potatoes and Roast Broccolini

Jun 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this recipe with Babybel Light Semisoft Cheese and I used 6 rounds (cut in half, ground turkey with Italian Style Sausage Spice (found on another website). I made the sauce according to the original recipe and it was truly wonderful. I made orecchiette pasta and steamed broccoli, rather than the suggested sides. We will be eating this me"

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