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Mission Viejo, California

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Reviewed Chicken, Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Spezzatino

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

I saw this episode over the summer and remembered it today when I felt like something warm and comforting. This soup was simple and delicious. I followed all of the directions and used all the ingredients, with the exception of substituting bacon for pancetta. The bruschetta with fontina and greens was a great accompaniment.

Reviewed Chicken, Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Spezzatino

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

I saw this episode over the summer and remembered it today when I felt like something warm and comforting. This soup was simple and delicious. I followed all of the directions and used all the ingredients, with the exception of substituting bacon for pancetta. The bruschetta with fontina and greens was a great accompaniment.

Reviewed Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

Nov 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was absolutely delicious! What I love about Ina's cooking is that her recipes are relatively simple but yield such amazing results. I followed the directions precisely except I used bacon instead of pancetta (my grocery store didn't have it). One thing I might do differently next time would be to brown the bacon a bit and then add the shallots,...

Reviewed Pasta Bolognese

Oct 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was some of the best spaghetti I've ever had. I followed the directions exactly as written (to me, the only way to try a new recipe) and was not disappointed. It was so much fun to see ordinary ingredients transformed into such a rich, velvety sauce.

Do be careful with salt. Add it gradually and taste often. Keep in mind...

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