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Reviewed Crostata with Mushrooms and Pancetta
"This has become one of my "go to" recipes. I follow the directions to make the dough and literally use whatever meats, veggies, fresh herbs and cheeses I have on hand to make the filling. It always turns out beautiful and delicious! I have found that bacon and mushrooms work particularly well. I also add a clove of garlic to the filling.""
Reviewed Slim Six-Layer Dip
"For years I made a layer dip with canned refried beans, cream cheese mixed with packaged taco seasoning and store-bought guacamole. This is has a much fresher taste and I know it has much better calorie and sodium content. The fresh jalapenos really make it!""
Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake
"As soon as I saw Ina make this cake I knew my husband would want it for his birthday. He did and it turned out fantastic! I used chocolate chip cookies from Sam's bakery and they worked great. I only got four layers in my 8 inch pan as some others have said, but what was great was dipping the left-over cookies in the left-over coffee flavored whipped cream! I also used about a 1/4 cup brewed coffee in place of the espresso powder. When I brought left-over cake to my office several days after making it, one of my co-workers said it was the best "cake" he'd ever had!!!"
Reviewed Fettuccini Bolognese
"I enjoyed all the veggies in this pasta. I do think it could be spiced up a bit, maybe with a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes. Since I have a four-year-old with an aversion to anything she considers spicy, I did not do this. I did use spaghetti instead of fettuccini and fat-free half and half instead of the milk. All in all this was a tasty and fairly easy meal."
"This turned out great for me and my husband enjoyed it too! He said that it would be nice in the summer when we don't always want a hot meal and he could grill the steaks. I cut down on the mess by cooking the bacon and then the leeks in my grill pan. Then, I just wiped it out before cooking the steaks. I also made the dressing with my immersion blender in the container that came with it. The dressing did splatter out a bit, but covering the opening with a paper towel fixed that. I also substituted grape tomatoes for the beefsteak."