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Replied to rice pilaf

Sep 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Brown rice cooks with different liquid ratios and takes more time to cook than white rice. That could be why you had the experience you did. Different rice, different result.

Reviewed Standing Rib Roast

Dec 25, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Super yummy! Just finished Christmas dinner using this recipe. I have used other recipes in the past, but this one will stay. While cooking, I dropped the temperature to 250F instead of 325F. I read in another recipe that it works best that way and it came out perfect. I let it rest for about 45 minutes covered with foil after taking it out at...

Reviewed Cumin Scented Oven-Baked Ribs with Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Jul 4, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I may never use another recipe again. LOVED this. I did improvise just a hair because I had a ton of BBQ sauce I needed to use up or else I would have made the whole recipe. Judging by what the sauce recipe called for, it would have been delicious. I followed all the other directions. The ribs were tender and not overdone. The sauce carmeliz"

Reviewed Eggplant Timbale

May 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

While I have discovered I do not like eggplant or even working with eggplant, I rather like the pasta part of this recipe. I could not find smoke mozzarella where I live, so I improvised with half regular mozzarella and half shredded smoked Gouda. Seemed to work well. Used sweet Italian sausage. Would recommend this with a warning to the cook "

Reviewed Sweet Potato Pie

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Yummy pie. I have eaten almost half of it already. It's still warm. No whip cream needed. By the way, in order for the pie shell not to shrink, you will need to line the inside of the shell with foil and fill it with beans or pie weights after docking it before you bake it. Make sure you spray the shell down with nonstick spray first so that...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Pie

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Yummy pie. I have eaten almost half of it already. It's still warm. No whip cream needed.

Reviewed Simple Bolognese

Nov 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great base sauce. It was bland so I added a tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar and a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. It added a depth of flavor and you can barely taste the cinnamon. Guests ask, "What do I taste in this sauce? It's delicious!"

Reviewed Hot Chocolate

Oct 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

WOW!!!!! YUM! Love this one. Since I like mine a little on the chocolatey side, I decreased the milk by one cup, but it would be fine with all 6. Also, I don't like a ton of cinnamon flavor so I used a stick instead of grinding it. Worked well. Highly recommend this recipe as is. It can be adjusted to taste which makes it a great recipe. I...

Reviewed Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

Oct 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great hot chocolate. I would cut the chocolate a little as it is a bit thick for my taste. Nevertheless, a great flavor.

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