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STedesco

Rolesville, North Carolina

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Reviewed Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Glaze

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

I made ths recipe for my daughter who is a banana bread lover and a choco-holic. We were so excted to ty it but unfortunately, it was a total "FAIL". It is cloyingly sweet! Even if we had eliminated the glaze it would have been too much. From now on, we are sticking to our old family favorite!""

Reviewed Aaron McCargo, Jr.'s Steak Fajita Chili

Oct 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good - with revisions. I used half the oil it called for with successful results but i think the next time I will reduce the oil even more and make a slurry (flour with cold water - whisked into a pourable consistency) which I will add to the heated broth. I sauteed my veggies and spices in the same pan I browned the meat in (which further redu...

Reviewed Gina's Best Collard Greens

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

My husband and I really enjoyed these southern greens, however, it was much too sweet for our palate. Next time I will reduce the sugar by at least half. I added a squeeze of fresh lemon prior to serving as it needed some acid and it did the trick nicely.""

Reviewed Big Daddy Spicy Beef Salad

Mar 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a delicious, hearty, salad. What instantly came to mind was Umami - that meaty flavor and texture we crave. To add an extra level of flavor I added a little finely chopped fresh green pepper and a few sliced scallions. I will definitely make this again."

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