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Reviewed Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Jun 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

So here's the deal. My coworker asked me for this dish and I cringed because this is not traditional Indian food (I am Indian BTW), but I didn't want to disappoint her. Aarti to the rescue! The recipe is weird to me (so different from how I make curry usually), but it yielded a solid result. Not only was my coworker thrilled, but now my non-In"

Reviewed Osso Buco

Jun 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Anne drives me crazy, but I love her passion for food and her style of teaching. I'm a fairly experienced cook, but I always learn from her. This recipe rocks. It's not a cheap recipe with the meat going for around $10/pound in my area (I can get it for $5/pound, but it's all bone and very little meat). Do not try subbing beef shanks to save s"

Reviewed Gazpacho

May 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My disclaimer: I don't like gazpacho. I don't like cold soup of any kind. It's just my personal hang up; soup should be hot.

However, my husband and his grandmother love gazpacho. Since hubby asked for it, I gave it a shot. I had tried another recipe a few years ago that didn't turn out well, but Alton's recipe was great. ...

Reviewed Alton Brown's 2-Hour Mustard Brine for Pork Chops or Roast

Jul 30, 2012 in on

I have used this recipe before and found it to be perfect. For those who have had less than desirable results, please note that Alton Brown's original recipe on The Food Network's website specifies 4 double thick bone-in loin end pork chops. If you use a different cut, you may have different results. Of course, taste is a personal thing, but w...

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Feb 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I don't understand all the rave reviews. This recipe is woefully under-seasoned for a dish that calls itself chili (more like a chicken and tomato stew). I'll admit that we like pretty robust flavors in my house, but I increased the chili powder to 3 tablespoons and doubled the cumin, but still found the dish bland. It's healthful and looks/smells...

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