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Reviewed Orange, Red Onion and Fennel Salad
Jul 20, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel
“I thought this recipe was quite tasty considering how simple it was to make. I did follow the recommendation of a previous commenter and added some dried oregano to taste. That put the recipe over the top. I also substituted spinach for the arugula. My wife wasn't too keen on the orange rinds so I'll probably peel the orange next time."”
Reviewed lots o'meat lasagna
Feb 18, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com
“As with a select few reviewers, I was disappointed with this dish. Mine turned out much too salty, even though I followed the recipe closely. I suspect the extra salt came from the cheese and the sauce. On top of the saltiness, there just wasn't much flavor. Overall, the dish was quite bland.
I won't be making this again.”
Reviewed Grilled Leg of Lamb
Oct 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com
“The lamb was _outstanding_. I cooked it on my Big Green Egg charcoal grill using indirect heat and a bit of mesquite chips for some some flavor and everyone loved it, including the kids.
Can't say that the marinade did much for me but it did seem to cut down on the gamey taste of the lamb. Even those in the family who were professed...”
Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore
Jan 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com
“If I could give half stars, I'd give this 4.5 stars (5 stars are reserved for life changing meals ;) ). It was quite good and not at all bland like some reviewers have found.
I did make some very minor modifications. I substituted 1/2 garlic salt for the regular salt on the chicken and, even then, only used roughly 1/2 of the...”
Dec 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com
“If I could give 1/2 stars, I would rate this as 3.5 stars. It was good, but not great. Admittedly, I substituted a dollip of plain greek yogurt in each bowl in place of the buttermilk so, maybe, I changed the recipe for the worse.
It's definitely good enough to make again and certainly easy. Just not life changing... which is...”
Aug 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com
“This recipe was excellent. I'm not giving it 5 stars only because I save that rating for recipes that change my life. ;) Nonetheless, it was great and I'll definitely be making it again. Everyone had two bowls for dinner.
Instead of the prescribed seafood, I used a seafood medley mix which is carried by our local Costco. It...”
Reviewed Seafood Paella
Jul 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com
I made it using a seafood medley mix from Costco which worked great. I also included a lot of the juice from the mix which really upped the flavor.
I followed the advice of a previous poster and didn't add the seafood until 10 minutes left. Additionally, I used chicken thighs as recommended...”
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Reviewed Branzino al Cartoccio
Feb 12, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel
“Quite a tasty recipe. We really liked how the lemon infused everything. The fennel was especially good with the lemon.
We didn't have Branzino so we used whole trout instead. I've never had Branzino so I can't compare the two fish, but we found the trout to be very good in this recipe.""”
Dec 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com
“This recipe turned out great. I had to admit I was a bit skeptical while I was making it but it was awesome. Both my wife and I agreed that we had never had pork so tender and juicy. It's a lot of work, but definitely worthy of a holiday meal. We would be very confident serving this to guests.
By the way, I caramelized the onions...”