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John from Rochester

Rochester, New York

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Reviewed Weeknight Bolognese

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I rarely make changes to Ina's recipes. Don't get me wrong, this was tasty, but I thought it needed more umph. I sauteed 1/2 chopped onion til soft, then added the garlic, orgeano and pepper flaked, sauteed for 1 min, then cooked the meat. I also added a pinch of sugar with the tomatoes to reduce acidity. I also added 1/2 cup cream cuz I like i"

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Jul 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loves this recipe! Fennel is not one of my favorites, only because I don't cook with it much, excpet in Ina's recipes. It added a nice depth of flavor to the dish. And I've never used Pernod before, again except with Ina's dishes...it makes a huge difference. But a bottle, it'll last for a long time. And a note on tomato paste...i use it oft"

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