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Reviewed Homemade Applesauce

Oct 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

After watching Ina make this applesauce on the telly, the spousal unit agreed to buy me a new dutch oven if I would make it the next evening. So, on my lime green Chantel dutch oven's maiden voyage, she cooked (perfectly, I might add) this recipe. Her new owner followed the directions exactly, and said spousal unit was mighty happy! I must devi...

Reviewed French Apple Tart

Oct 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this tart as a surprise for my husband, who adores anything apple. Although I substituted water for the liqueur, I can't imagine that it could taste much better. He was enthralled and has been chattering about the tart for two days now. We ate it cold for breakfast with a hot cup of java and he re-heated the final particles with some ice...

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Oct 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This salad fits the comfort food description without the stuffed-at-the-end-of
-the-meal feeling. I think I probably put too much pepper in the vinaigrette, but other than that I ate it with arugula that I had just picked from my garden and I served it warm. The combination of the dried cranberries and the butternut squash absolutely satisfied...

Reviewed Roasted Potato Leek Soup

Oct 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Rich and creamy seem anemic adjectives when describing this soup. I picked arugula from my garden right before I roasted the potatoes and leeks, and I was able to add chicken stock that I had saved in the freezer a while back. To counter-balance these premium ingredients, I substituted a dollop of quality 0% fat Greek yogurt as my lowly grocer...

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