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Reviewed homemade ricotta

Dec 2, 2014 on

I'm giving this one star. A couple of years ago The Barefoot Contessa posted a similar recipe without specifying NOT to use ultra-pasteurized milk. At that time I too, as another reviewer noted, wasted a lot of money on ingredients that I had to throw out because the cheese didn't curdle. How hard is it to get a recipe correct, Food Network?

Reviewed garam masala chicken with roasted vegetables

Oct 25, 2014 on

Delicious dish. I used a few yellow onions instead of the one red onion. Red onions turn an ugly color when cooked. I used five 3" diameter potatoes cut into quarters. The high temperature of the oven concerned me so I cooked the chicken at 400 degrees for a half hour and then lowered the temperature to 350 for the rest of the time. I cooked the...

Reviewed Homemade Ricotta

Dec 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Do not do as I did and use ultra pasteurized milk. This is not specified in the recipe. I prepared the ricotta mixture exactly as described, and it never curdled. I had to search online to learn that if you use ultra pasteurized milk, the ricotta will never curdle. Once again Food Network has let me down by not editing their recipes and including "

Reviewed Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Nov 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

My complaint is with the dressing. I watched the episode and failed to notice whether Alton put salt and/or sugar in it. When I tasted the dressing, the lemon was way too overpowering. I'm suspecting that, once again, when the recipe was put up online, there was an omission of some sort in the ingredients. Food Network online has a tendency to make...

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