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Reviewed Winter Vegetable Soup

Jan 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Trisha, I love you honey, but you need to learn how to cook with some spices. This recipe is bland, bland, bland. Reminds me of hospital or nursing home food. How about a little garlic, herbs, or something to give it some flavor? I did make this soup, but I added carrots, celery and garlic to the onions that I sauteed first. Then I added a bay leave,...

Favorited Exploding Chicken Taquitos

May 22, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Beef Bourguignon

Feb 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my God this is the best beef stew I have ever made. I made it excatly to recipe but I left out the cognac and the pearl onions. I used regular onions instead because I couldn't find the frozen ones anymore and I didn't want peel the fresh ones. I only had to cook mine on the stovetop for about an hour and a half. But I live in Iowa and we have...

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I was really looking forward to this recipe after I seen he show, and read all of the ratings. But after I made it, no one in my family liked it. My husband was trying to be nice and said it was ok. But it was horrible. I followed the recipe exactly, but it's too lemony and too much onion. It calls for green onion and red onion. After it sits that's...

Reviewed Popcorn Shrimp with Chili-Lime Dipping Sauce

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I tried this recipe out because I wanted to make a lighter version of deep-fried breaded shrimp. I followed the recipe exactly, and felt that the coating was a little bit too heavy and dry for me. I think mostly because of the cornmeal. It is very course and grainy and makes a good coating for catfish, but I don't think it's very good on shrimp. I...

Reviewed Popcorn Shrimp with Chili-Lime Dipping Sauce

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I tried this recipe out because I wanted to make a lighter version of deep-fried breaded shrimp. I followed the recipe exactly, and felt that the coating was a little bit too heavy and dry for me. I think mostly because of the cornmeal. It is very course and grainy and makes a good coating for catfish, but I don't think it's very good on shrimp. I...

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