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John From Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Reviewed Homemade Spicy Dill Pickles

Jul 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just finish making my second batch. Not really spicey per se but compare to Bread and Butter pickles a nice change of pace. They have something about them which gives them a nice kick though.

I did not add the dill or cilantro."

Reviewed Pickled Beets

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

Wow, first time pickling beets and now I never need to find a different recipe. Thanks AB....

P.S.... After ten p.m. and looking for something sweet to nibble on... Try these beets."

Reviewed Cocoa Brownies

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

I hate to follow the crowd, but again AB does it. These brownies are brownies, not thin chocolate cake which is all the box mixes make.

Biggest tip, sift all your ingredients first and then beat your eggs for a solid 4 minutes. It is the thick eggs which makes this recipe so go. I know because the one time I didn't mix very...

Reviewed Refried Beans

Oct 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made refried beans many times and I was looking for something to kick up their flavor. (Pun intended). This is a great recipe for really flavorful refried beans. Everyone in my house loves them.

Concerning other's comments.... Refried beans do take a little while to make but mostly it is down time. Technically, this recipe...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Aug 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ina has another incredible favorite among my family. Yesterday, I found my self with too many tomatoes from the garden and looked for a recipe to use them up. This recipe was whipped up in no time and the flavor was incredible.

Two changes... I don't have a food mill so I just peeled and cored the tomatoes before adding to the...

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