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Reviewed Slow Cooker Melt-In-Your-Mouth Short Ribs

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this with an extremely strong, chocolate-type stout and short ribs fresh-cut from the butcher. I think I will sear the ribs before putting them in the slow cooker next time (or possibly do the whole thing in a dutch oven). I also used the cooking liquid to make a sort of pan sauce when the short ribs were finished. What resulted was a love...

Reviewed Creamed Spinach

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor is very "spinach-y," so if you eat creamed spinach to cover up the taste of spinach, this is probably not the recipe for you. Texturally, it is very creamy, so it is satisfying in that department. I tried this as a way to use up some leftover evaporated milk, and it was a successful experiment. I'll add a little more nutmeg next time.""

Reviewed Nutty Granola

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this because it's so simple (i.e. cheap way to use leftover nuts and oats.) It doesn't clump very well, but I think that makes it a perfect addition to my Greek yogurt in the morning, like a very crunchy cereal. It's very satisfying and easy to adapt. I subbed soy nuts for the walnuts because they were cheaper, and I eventually tripled the...

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