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Replied to roasted green beans

Sep 7, 2014 on

You might also try cutting down on the amount of bacon. 4 strips for 1 pound of beans sounds like a lot. I've noticed Ree's recipes tend to be heavy on bacon and I have learned to put everything together before I cut up the bacon because often I back off on the amount she uses. A lot of It also probably has to do with how lean the bacon is too.

Reviewed grilled chicken breasts with spicy peach glaze

Jul 16, 2014 on

This was OK, but the main problem I had with it was that all the flavors just seemed to get lost in each other and the sauce just wasn't that flavorful. I didn't even get much peach flavor. I tasted the peach preserve before I mixed it in, and it tasted much more peachy than in the sauce. Like some others posed below, I also had trouble with it running...

Reviewed beef, bacon and onion sauce with bucatini

May 5, 2014 on

Excellent! The only change I made was using penne pasta rather than bucatini to make it a little easier to eat. This was as easy and quick to make as it looks.

Reviewed grilled ham and beerbit horseshoe

Apr 6, 2014 on

I don't know how he missed it, but being from Central Illinois, I'll mention it. Variations on the horseshoe include replacing the ham with hamburger, roast beef, chunked chicken, or bacon. I've never seen it done before like he did with a single thick slice of ham. Most often it's with a pile of thin sliced meat. Any way you do it, it's good.

Reviewed cheddar bacon wedge salad

Feb 9, 2014 on

I made this dressing for dinner last night since it was quick and I had everything on hand. I have two comments. 1) Ree must like her salad dripping in dressing. I cut the recipe for 4 in half and it still made enough for about 8 people. (2) I suggest making this a day in advance, if you can. It was good the first night, but the next night the flavors...

Reviewed Roasted Russet Wedges with Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary

Nov 19, 2013 on

I love potatoes in every form, but I'm sorry, there was just nothing to these. They were good, but just nothing special.

Reviewed Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Jul 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

With the modifications suggested by others, this is delicious. I decided to season the ground beef to taste then make the rest of the recipe. I added several cloves of garlic, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. The mistake I made was that I did that before adding the tomato sauce. That killed all the seasoning, so I added more to get tasking like I"

Favorited Cheese, Pistachio and Prune Cake

Feb 3, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

Jan 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was good, but I had a little problem with the marinade burning on the outside of the chicken when it cooked. So the next time I made a little change. I decided marinading the chicken wasn't adding as much of that flavor to the meat as I'd like, so I skipped marinading the chicken (that makes it a much quicker dinner) and I spoon a little of t"

Favorited Cheese and Potato Nests

Dec 21, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Green Bean Casserole

Jul 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made a half batch of this and it was outstanding! I cheated and used canned green beans because I had them on hand, and it was still delicious. I made a couple of other minor changes based on the comments of others. I added an extra strip of bacon, I used extra sharp cheddar cheese (Cabot's "seriously sharp"), and I "seasoned to taste." I did cu"

Reviewed Aunt Trish's Salad Dressing

Apr 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was outstanding. It definitely improves after sitting overnight. Don't leave that step out. After tasting, I did bump up the salt and parm a little, and that made it even better. ""

Reviewed Pasta Salad with Green Onion Dressing

Jul 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

The dressing is outstanding! I use it on lettuce, and haven't gotten around to using it on the pasta salad yet, however.
Two notes: When you taste it to add the seasoning, it will taste very bland. It needs a lot of salt and pepper to bring out the flavor. Also, I find it's even better if you can make it a day ahead and let it sit overnight...

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