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Reviewed creamy polenta

Jun 15, 2014 on

Adapted a Tyler Florence polenta recipe to this by adding julienned sun dried tomatoes and chopped kalamata olives after the corn meal has thoroughly been mixed with the liquid. Put it into a buttered 9 x 13 and let cool. Slice it into squares and onto the grill just before serving.

Reviewed Mussels in White Wine

Oct 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We bought the mussels from Costco. They are from Prince Edward Island and already had the beards removed. Put 1/3 c. flour onto the garlic/shallot after it was done. Added the red pepper flakes. Let it cook down. Doubled the amount of wine. Added two cups of pasta water as the mussels were cooking. Have a lot of bread."

Reviewed Ham and Split Pea Soup

Apr 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Excellent basic split pea soup. I have used a pressure cooker for soup for quite some time and get away from the soaking overnight. I use the ham bone and additional ham chunks. 25 minutes "pressure time" gives a really smooth texture. 45 minutes from start to finish. Flavor and texture beats the daylights out of several hours of soaking and s"

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