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Reviewed crab cakes

Jun 15, 2014 on

The taste is 5 stars all the way, but I did have to deduct a star because nope - these do NOT stay together. I appreciate the tips I read and I will do a few things different next time: 1. make them smaller 2. add more cracker crumbs 3. refrigerate the formed cakes for a few hours before frying. I used craw claw meat as lump crab is out of my budget...

Replied to Linguine with Shrimp Scampi Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Jun 11, 2014 on

I like the idea of peas - even some fresh pea pods would be good!

Reviewed linguine with shrimp scampi

Jun 11, 2014 on

This was amazing - best shrimp pasta w/lemon EVER! I made a few additions to my taste - I added about 1/4 c. of capers (drained and washed) right after the garlic as well as some sun-dried tomatoes added to the cooking pasta with about 4 minutes left. DELISH! I also thought this would be great with some summer zucchini roasted and then added.. it's...

Reviewed Salted Caramel-Pretzel Thumbprints

Dec 22, 2013 on

These were very easy to make and definitely a tasty delicious treat. I made this exact and actually had about 32 cookies instead of 24 which never happens with recipes! My only holdback from 5 stars is the caramel sauce. Definitely need something that will harden - maybe get the dulce de leche. I went with a Hershey's caramel sauce because I had...

Reviewed Country Fried Steak with Biscuits and Gravy

Nov 28, 2013 on

I'm a pretty nifty cook, but man, this just.. fell apart, literally. Followed the recipe to a "t" but basically, the breading didn't stay on. then I didn't understand why it says to put the steak back into the "gravy". Basically all the breading came off into a soggy mess. The steak was still good and tender, but just.. not the crispy country fried...

Reviewed Lemon Bars

Jun 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I moved to S. Carolina and lemme tell ya'll.. they take their lemon bars seriously! This one was everything a good lemon bar should be - buttery crust, zesty lemon, a complete hit. I served it with a small scoop of raspberry sherbert.. wonderful!"

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