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Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Jan 18, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I used mild cheddar instead of sharp cheddar cheese. However, the recipe, as written (though I used whole milk instead of evaporated milk) was too cheesy for our taste. I didn't even want to eat it, and my daughter looked in the pan and said "YUCK!". To fix it, I added some whole milk, and while that was warming and blending as I stirred occasionally...

Reviewed Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The 4-star rating is from my kids--they thought it was a little over-seasoned (with the optional tumeric & nutmeg). Next time, I'll omit or cut back on those. Otherwise, this was terrific. Nice time guidelines on the pork chops--3 minutes on one side and 4 minutes on the other was perfect for standard boneless chops. They were juicy and lovely....

Reviewed Apple Crisp

Jul 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The nuts are a great addition--I used walnuts. Looking over the recipe, I thought it looked too sweet, so I reduced the sugar in the filling to 1/3 cup. With the reduced sugar, I don't think it was too sweet--it was really yummy. We ate it with vanilla ice cream on top, still warm from the oven.

I would add more cinnamon next time,...

Reviewed Shepherd's Pie

May 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I like this really well. I made it as-written (but with beef), but have since done these things differently:

--use more vegetables (2 cups chopped onion, 3 carrots, 1 1/2 cups each of peas and corn)
--add more sauce for all of those veggies (1 1/2 cups chicken stock, and a bit more of the woostershire, tomato paste, to...

Reviewed Mitsuko's Perfect Sushi Rice

Jan 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful, authentic sushi rice. I went to cooking school in Japan. This recipe is excellent.

Ignore the one star review--that person does not understand Japanese cuisine. Japanese rice is not, in itself, "sweet". It is just fine to adjust the amount of sugar, but the "sanbaizu" (dressing) used for sushi rice is always a supersaturate--it...

Reviewed Pan Roasted Whole Bass with Toasted Paprika Orange Vinaigrette with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese and Lemon-Tarragon

Jan 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't make the whole recipe--I needed a vinaigrette for a spinach salad and wanted something made with orange marmalade. Found this recipe. It was terrific."

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato

Jan 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I changed the recipe because I am making this for children (ages 7 and 11 who are not tolerant of unfamiliar spices--I think biting into a cumin seed would be the end! Because of this, I eliminated the cumin. However, I left the ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and bay leaves. I also used diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes. Also, I used butter and "

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato

Jan 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I changed the recipe because I am making this for children (ages 7 and 11) who are not tolerant of unfamiliar spices--I think biting into a cumin seed would be the end! Because of this, I eliminated the cumin. However, I left the ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and bay leaves. I also used diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes.

This...

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