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Concord, California

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Reviewed Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Jan 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good as written if you like spicy potato salad! It's surprisingly different, and delicious. A welcome change to more traditional potato salad recipes. I too, used the chipotle in adobo, cut back a little on the amount, and it was still very spicy. My uncle called it the potato salad from hell. He doesn't like spicy, but I do. I also used pla...

Reviewed Cranberry Sauce

Nov 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. Use a high quality honey that you like. I also added a little orange zest to my cranberries since I had the fresh orange on hand. For the center, I used whipped cream cheese, mixed with whipped cream, and sweetened with powdered sugar. I mixed in chopped walnuts with the cream cheese mixture, then piled in the center of the mold. The ...

Reviewed Death By Chocolate

Sep 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty tasty, but I wasn't that impressed with the pudding at all. In the past, I've made homemade pudding with corn starch rather than flour and I think I prefer it that way. Seems to have better, silkier texture. Epicurious has an amazing chocolate cream pie recipe and the chocolate pudding in the recipe is amazing. I will stick with that rec...

Reviewed Sausage and Eggplant-Stuffed Shells in a Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

Apr 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Most delicious shells recipe I have ever tasted! Even self-proclaimed eggplant haters will love this recipe! I will say though that 3 cups heavy cream is not needed and is WAY too much in my opinion. I reduced cream to 1 cup instead and thought it was plenty. I also chose to use mascarpone because I prefer it. If the recipe were written with les"

Reviewed Cranberry Sauce

Nov 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Instead of cottage cheese for the center, I would use sweetened whipped cream cheese, mixed with fresh whipped cream and chopped walnuts.

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