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Reviewed Turkey Tamales

Aug 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love it! First time making tamales, and they turned out brilliantly. Turkey "not in season" so I used chicken thighs, and instead of store bought lard I used bacon fat, which I filter and save in a mason jar in the fridge. Also, I added some of the schmaltz (chicken fat, from the poaching to the oil used in the saute.

This turned...

Reviewed Chicken and Dropped Dumplings

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

I love Alton, and kiss the ground he walks in, Culinary. But once in a blue moon he offers a recipe that really needs serious reconsideration. For me, this is one of the few.
I'm from CT, and I had never experienced dumplings in either of the incarnations offered in this episode. The first one looked more like noodles, and I've had chicken...

Reviewed Pumpkin Pie

Dec 24, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good pie! I have a feeling that those who've complained about the flavor either miss the canned flavor, or the cinnamon. Add it if you must, but I like my pumpkin pie to taste like pumpkin. I had the same problem as other people when I made it the first time, regarding the slimy/gooey crust. The second time I made it I boosted the oven temp to...

Reviewed Pumpkin Pie

Dec 24, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good pie! I have a feeling that those who've complained about the flavor either miss the canned flavor, or the cinnamon. Add it if you must, but I like my pumpkin pie to taste like pumpkin. I had the same problem as other people when I made it the first time, regarding the slimy/gooey crust. The second time I made it I boosted the oven temp to...

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