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KarenCarrillo

Canoga Park, California

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Reviewed Chocolate-Dipped Nougat with Dried Apricots

Oct 30, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I agree with the comment below. I followed the recipe exactly. This was my very first time making nougat. The consistency came out right but it tastes burnt. I hate to say this but this isn't the first time that I used one of Giada's recipes and have it go wrong. Now if were Anne Burrell, I think the recipe would've been excellent. Sorry Giada, you...

Reviewed Focaccia

Aug 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Well this my first time ever making Focaccia bread. I had to use Ms Anne's recipe. I use a lot of her recipes and she totally ROCKS!!! My bread smells good and looks good I have tried any yet I am letting it cool. It didn't rise like it should've I am not sure why? Maybe over kneaded? Or my yeast was old? I have no idea. I will still give this rec"

Reviewed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Jan 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are really a delicious cookie. They are SO sweet....but I like that!! I am a huge chocolate lover and I will make these again. I do agree on the filling it makes way to much....I had leftover. I hate to see beautiful butter frosting go to waste lol I would eat it but that is way to much sugar to eat lol :-D

Karen Carrillo,...

Reviewed Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

Oct 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

EXCELLENT! Once again Ms Anne! You have out done yourself. This is an absolute delicious dish. I did not add as much lime and I only used 1 jalapeno with the seeds. I love lime but not over powering. One other thing I did also that Anne NEVER uses is "PEPPER" haha. I always have to season with salt and pepper. Pepper is just a must in my cooking. "

Reviewed Bruschetta with Fontina and Greens

Aug 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made this tonight for dinner. Like the review below......WHO NEEDS DINNER! haha. This was absolutely delicious!! My family enhaled them. We had this and a salad for dinner. Nice light dinner for a summer nigh. THUMBS UP GIADA!!! :D"

Reviewed Spicy Tomato Salsa

Aug 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I decided to try this and make it because I was curious to know what it would taste like. Also this is not the traditional way of making Mexican Salsa.

Maybe this is a Italian salsa but there is no such thing of an Italian salsa lol.

Real authentic salsa is "Tomatos, brown onion, cilantro, jalapenos, garlic,...

Reviewed Risotto Milanese

Jul 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Everything Anne makes is GREAT!!! You are definitely an inspiration Anne :)"

Reviewed Roasted Winter Vegetables

Jul 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will never steam vegetables again. Roasting is the way to do it. These were absolutely delicious. :o)"

Reviewed Linguine with Avocado and Arugula Pesto

Jul 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. I used Farfalle (bow tie) noodles instead. They're more fun to eat lol. Husband just loved this recipe....thanks Giada. :)"

Reviewed Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Jun 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a very simple and yummy jalapeno popper. It did seem like a lot of seasoning but since I have been cooking for awhile, I just cut back on the seasoning. I personally just don't like a lot of salt. But this is the recipe and people shouldn't try to re-write and critize it. The mixture was full of flavor and by scraping out the seeds and c"

Reviewed American Macaroni Salad

Jun 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh wow! So yummy! Very simple and full of flavor. Taste even better the next day :-D Instead of using elbow macaroni, I used small shell pasta. I like how all the ingredients gets trapped inside the pasta shells. Makes it really tasty and yummier :o)"

Reviewed American Macaroni Salad

Jun 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh wow! So yummy! Very simple and full of flavor. Taste even better the next day :-D"

Reviewed Potato Salad

Jun 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is very simple and tasty! Best potatoe salad I have ever had. Fresh herbs really do make a difference. My family devoured it. :-D"

Reviewed Herb Roasted Chicken

Jun 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Anne Burrell is one of the best Chef's out there. She is definitely a rockstar. Chicken came out perfect!! :o)"

Reviewed Neely's Strawberry Pie

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

I don't know why a few reviews say this was a terrible recipe. They obviously didn't follow the recipe correctly. Don't add anything extra. Just follow the 4 simple steps and it comes out perfect. Maybe if you have really ripe berries that will make the pie to runny. I just had store bought berries and followed the recipe. The only thing I didn't "

Reviewed Brined Herb-Crusted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Nov 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OH MS ANNE!! YOU ROCK!!! This turkey was absolutely incredible!! I didn't brine it but I did everything else. I use the herb butter and made the gravy. I always discarded the grease and use hot water to desolve the flour to put into the drippings. Using the grease and the flour makes a great thickening agent! I will never throw out the grease aga...

Reviewed Gina's Perfect Roast Chicken with Gravy

Oct 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious!! Yes....475 is to high. After about half hour the cast iron pan started to smoke. I brought the temp down to 375. I think the temp depends on how hot your oven gets. I cooked it at 1 hour and 20 minutes and it came out absolutely beautiful. Juicy, FULL OF FLAVOR and the skin was golden crispy brown :oP . And the gravy was al...

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