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Replied to Ragu Bolognese Recipe : Mario Batali : Food Network

2 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

I wonder why you would make a recipe when by simply reading the ingredients and steps, you should've realized it wouldn't be to your taste. Clearly, by reading the recipe, one can see that this is not a 'fresh and bright sauce', the kind you prefer. If cooking a sauce for hours is not your style, why did you choose this recipe when it states the prep+cook...

Replied to Mozzarella Sticks

Nov 5, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I don't see how cutting the recipe in half would lead to making any errors, as regardless of the quantity of breadcrumbs/parmesan and eggs, you still just dip and batter the mozzarella sticks as normal.

Replied to Chicken with Shallots

Oct 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

It's very bizarre to say that shallots and cream are not a good mixture. They are an excellent combination!

Reviewed Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter

Jan 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ahhhhhhmazing. (as stated in below review)

My suggestions:

1. Use white truffle butter, not oil
2. Stick with white, not black, truffle
3. Definitely use Cipriani pasta if you can find it - it's the best!
4. Make sure you have everything ready to go because, as Ina says, the Cipriani...

Reviewed Caesar Salad with Crouton Collars

Jan 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This salad was incredible - amazing dressing!! And so fun to make. I didn't change a single thing about the dressing - it's perfect as is. I did add crispy bacon though. My boyfriend absolutely loved it :) Grinding the garlic into a paste using the back of a spoon took some elbow grease, but just when my arm was starting to get tired, it began ...

Reviewed Caesar Salad with Pancetta

Jul 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I LOVE the dressing! As another reviewer mentioned - it is quite lemony, but I love lemon & I think it gives the dressing a nice bright flavour that compliments the salad as a whole. If you love lemon, this won't be too lemony for you! Also, the last reviewer mentioned that she would prefer a creamier dressing and less olive taste - perhaps regu"

Reviewed Coconut Cupcakes

Apr 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! These are going to be amaaaaazing. I just whipped up the batter now and popped them in the oven. I'm happily licking the bowl and spoons clean, and from the taste of the batter (YUM!!!), I can tell these are going to be fabulous. I'm filling mine with a little squirt of lemon curd that I made last night. I think it should be a good combo a"

Reviewed Lemon Linguine

Mar 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum! Just made it now for a lunch for one! Enjoyed it very much. I often like to run through recipes and try them on myself before making them for guests and, now, after seeing what a breeze this was, can't wait to try it out on my boyfriend and/or friends! :) It is sooooo ridiculously easy and quick (especially if you use Nigella's suggestion of...

Reviewed Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca

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

This was AWESOME! Just made it last night for my boyfriend and I and we both absolutely loved it. It came together so quickly and easily yet the flavours were amazing. It also tasted just as great today. I added some roasted garlic cloves along with the sliced fresh garlic and some freshly grated parmesan at the end - very yummy! Oh - make sure you...

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