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Mama Aslin

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Reviewed Cajun Catfish Cakes with Remoulade

Mar 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Family Loved it, but I used Garlic Herb Bruchetta toast instead, and also added fresh flat leaf Italian parsley finely chopped; "

Reviewed Cajun Catfish Cakes with Remoulade

Mar 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Family Loved it, but I used Garlic Herb Bruchetta toast instead, and also added fresh flat leaf Italian parsley finely chopped;) "

Reviewed Fish Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Mar 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My Family really liked it. I used Haddock, and instead of Italian Bread Crumbs I used "Emeril's All Natural Panko Italian Bread Crumbs. I also added dried basil and oregano with the freshly grated Parmesan Cheese before I added it to the Panko Bread Crumbs."

Reviewed Pumpkin Bars

Nov 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought they were really great. Whipped cream on top is a must. I also sprinkled pumpkin spice on top of the whipped cream. Also, added honey and vanilla to the main mix. ""

Reviewed Mystery Pecan Pie

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Everyone loved this pie!!!! I did have to cook it for an extra 10 minutes (and noticed many others had to expand on the cooking time as well) so make sure it's fully cooked because there is egg in it;D"

Reviewed Potato Leek Soup

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved it! However, I added 1/4 cup fresh parsley. Also, make sure to really clean the leeks only using the white and light green part. I cut them finely into slices. Also added fresh cracked pepper and homemade croutons with very crusty Italian bread. Wonderful!!!

Melissa Aslin "Mama Aslin""

Reviewed Homemade Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Cranberry Jam

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Jam was great! Doughnuts were okay, but it's a really fun thing to cook with your kids!! :D Probably could have turned out better, but having my son help me make them was well worth it! He thought it was the best thing ever! What kid doesn't love homemade doughnuts!"

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus Bundles

Apr 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I added 6 cloves minced garlic and used leeks instead of green onion. I made sure to get an extra large thick leek. I cleaned it very good and cut the rough ends off. Cut leeks in strips an inch wide and kept them long. Lightly drizzled entire pan with extra virgin olive oil right before baking.

Once cooked, I wrapped the...

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Apr 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved it!!! Added 6 cloves fresh minced garlic, and made sure to add freshly cracked pepper on top of each serving plate. Served with asparagus bundles wrapped with leeks."

Reviewed Pot Roast Carbonnade

Apr 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It was really good!! Used Peppered thick cut bacon and added 4 cloves fresh garlic minced. Excellent!!"

Reviewed Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved the extra kick! I used chucky peanut butter instead of smooth. Also added 1tbsp minced garlic, and drenched 1/2 a lime over the salad, toss. Garnish with grilled limes, and lime zest on top, and you have a simple and amazing salad! LOVED IT!!!"

Reviewed Shells with Crispy Pancetta and Spinach

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasted Amazing!! Added an extra 1/2 cup of Asiago in the stuffing and a little less Spinach. (Make sure to drain spinach well) The Asiago and Pancetta are a PERFECT pair! Also, adding extra garlic never hurt anyone;D"

Reviewed Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought it was very good! I made a few tweaks:
-8 slices of bacon vs 4
-Double the Garlic (I am Italian)
-Used Fire Roasted in Garlic Tomatos
-Used Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage
AMAZING FLAVOR!!!"

Reviewed Grilled Flank Steak with Ginger Marinade

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mi Familia loved it!!! However I added some Saki in the marinade for a little extra kick. Also let it marinade for 15 hours. AMAZING!! WILL MAKE THIS ONE AGAIN!!"

Reviewed Grilled Flank Steak with Ginger Marinade

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mi Familia loved it!!! However I added some Saki in the marinade for a little extra kick. Also let it marinade for 15 hours. AMAZING!! WILL MAKE THIS ONE AGAIN!!"

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