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Reviewed Corn and Pasta Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Aug 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, what a keeper! Make it exactly as written and you'll be happy. Made this in earlier in the day and then served that night with steamed clams and crab legs. So good...so easy! Great summer get together meal!"

Reviewed Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Corn on the Cob

Aug 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really like how this pork came out. It's what I would describe as a "dry brine". Followed the rub directions except omitted the oil in the first step, cut the salt in half and doubled the sugar, and let it sit overnight. Removed from the fridge and threw into a ziploc with the oil. Tossed it to coat, set at room temp for 30 min. and then grilled"

Reviewed Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo

Aug 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice recipe. Added 1/2 vadalia onion, thinly sliced with the zucchini, and let them get a little color during the saute. Increased the olive oil to 4 tbsp and the flour to 4 tbsp. Increased the milk to 2 cups and substituted heavy cream for the evap milk (what I had on hand). It just looked like the recipe was going to be short on sauce...and it w"

Reviewed Grilled Scallops with Orange-Scented Quinoa

Aug 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

When I cook scallops, I think you accentuate the positives by serving them alongside something that has a "sweet and sour" flavor profile. Carmelized onions with a little vinegar to give you an idea. By looking at the ingredients in the quinoa salad, you would think you were gonna get a good fit (lemon and orange). But instead the salad was very b"

Reviewed Barbecue Cheeseburgers

Aug 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Adding bacon makes any recipe 5 stars...mmmm"

Reviewed Chicken Tandoori

Aug 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would make it again. But, when I do I'll marinate the chicken for at least 8 hours. The flavor didn't seem to penetrate in the 30 minutes or so that the recipe allots. "

Reviewed Beef Kefta With Melon Slaw

Aug 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe...at least in theory. The melon slaw really gets your taste buds thinking, I like it! The kefta was lacking a bit on flavor. Add 2 tsp (1 clove minced garlic and increase the spices by another pinch or so each (except the salt. Next time, I would add a quick yogurt sauce too. Maybe something resembling Tzatziki or tandoori."

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