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Replied to Rum Raisin Rice Pudding Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Mar 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I am NOT an accomplished cook and found your comments very helpful...I too stopped mid-recipe when I realized the liquid- to -rice ratio was not going to work. I cooked more rice and ended up using 6 cups of cooked rice and more sugar to taste. I also hope FN revisits the recipe for a re-write.

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

Nov 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for 40 Marines in a farewell dinner as they prepped to deploy for Afghanistan. It was a HUGE hit. I made two loaves two days before, wrapped them tightly in saran and pulled them out when I was ready to cook. I even had one Marine tell me he hated meatloaf and was dissapointed when I announced the menu. He then told me it was one of the...

Reviewed Figs with Ricotta, Pistachio, and Honey

Sep 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was amazing. I decided to prepare the recipe last minute for a cocktail party - first mistake - and ran to the Commissary on base - second mistake. They were actually OUT of Ricotta and I substituted it with Marscapone. I also used fresh figs instead of dried. People were very impressed which, is one of the goals right? "

Reviewed Fresh Fruit Tart

Oct 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for two different parties and the taste is amazing. I was slightly concerned about using limeade in a glaze but it was fantastic. The tart looked as if I had purchased it at an Italian bakery. I displayed it on an antique milkglass cake stand. Love me some Paula!""

Reviewed Pecan Squares

Oct 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made these several times. They are quite impressive. I had a large tray displayed on an architectural column top for my daughter's graduation and have even individually wrapped them at Christmas time (yeah I said Christmas) for my husbands office! Outstanding!""

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