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Reviewed Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Dec 18, 2013 on

I made this in the slow cooker. I first sauteed the onions, celery, and garlic together, as directed. I then continued to follow the directions and browned the meat, scraped the pot to get the bottom yummies, etc. I piled all of that into the slow cooker, then added the butternut squash. Cooked on high for a few hours, followed by a low setting for...

Reviewed Raspberry Sorbet

Aug 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this without an ice-cream maker, instead freezing it overnight. I cut the sugar just a bit and omitted the corn syrup. This was fantastic--maybe it was the farmer's market raspberries, I don't know, but everyone I served this to at my dinner party raved!""

Reviewed Chickpea and Artichoke Masala

Jun 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this as the main dish for a dinner party--I've been slowly going through Aarti's recipes and like most of them, this was a total keeper! It was super easy to make--I had my baby in her Ergo carrier, strapped against my belly, and was still able to make this very easily (just watch out for some of the sputtering when adding the wet masala!)"

Reviewed Tomato, Scallion, and Peanut Pulao (Pilaf

May 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I omitted the peanuts, but I still couldn't get enough of this dish! It was so easy. Only note is that it took almost 3 times as long as it should have because my dutch oven is 5.5 quarts and seemed to steam the rice very slowly. I also used brown basmati rice and the brown rices always seem to take much longer to cook! Either way, this was gr"

Reviewed Hearty Tomato Soup with Lemon and Rosemary

May 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Awesome! I used greek yogurt instead of the creme fraiche (and meyer lemon) and it still turned out fabulous! Also, I omitted the butter and just used a bit of olive oil to sautee in the beginning. Will be saving this to make many more times in the future!"

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