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Reviewed Indian Carrot Salad

Nov 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

good."

Reviewed The Mothership Tomato Salad

Nov 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The salting is really what makes this a recipe, technique works so well."

Reviewed Humble Home-Cooked Beans

Nov 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The twice a year that i can get fresh cranberry beans at the local market, I make this dish. It's a really nice vegetarian lunch."

Reviewed Calzone

Nov 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

by way of reply - any tomato sauce will do. I used 1/2 lb of cremini and two bunches of spinach. I also use a different pizza dough recipe, so i can't speak to that. This is a really tasty and do-able vegetarian lunch or dinner."

Reviewed Roast Carrot and Avocado Salad with Orange and Lemon Dressing

Oct 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So inventive and different and tasty. Don't be afraid to make substitutions or trust your instincts. I like arugala and I skip the cress for a few leaves of romaine or green leaf lettuce (to save a dollar. I halve the recipe and just use one avocado: I think 1 1/2 would be too much."

Reviewed Orange Pumpkin Pancakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Maple Syrup and Thick-Cut Bacon

Oct 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

wonderfully tasty. Even without whipped cream and without real maple syrup. remember to really whip the egg whites."

Reviewed Lemon, Rosemary and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Thighs

Sep 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

got no flavor out of the marinade. better off grilling the chicken with rosemary branches and adding a balsamic-sauce post cooking."

Reviewed Crispy Glazed Pork Belly with Aromatic Lentils

Sep 21, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This is a terrific recipe. The sweet and sour glaze is just so tasty, and I am a much tougher grader than the majority of reviewer on food network/cooking channel, my five means something. Most importantly, this recipe can be completed, at least 2/3ing the recipe because i had 1 lb. pork for two people, in less than 90 minutes if you skip the eg"

Reviewed Shrimp and Egg Fried Rice with Napa Cabbage

Jun 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very nice recipe, though I would change the cooking-order to keep the ginger and garlic from burning, I'd put them in just after the shrimp. I'd also put the cabbage in 15 seconds after the shallots, but that's not as critical."

Reviewed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta and Ouzo

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

very good. Can be cooked in less time than indicated if you cook the shrimp during the last few minutes of the sauce-cooking. Works very well halved."

Reviewed Five Spice Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cucumber Relish and Five Spice Aioli

May 6, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Excellent. And I'm a tougher grader than most on the food network site. Make the relish in advance, because it should be cold or room temp. I also add the salt just before cooking. I use an electric griddle."

Reviewed Swiss Chard Tart: Pasticcio di Bietole al Forno

Mar 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent. only complaint would be that when I cut the tart with my fork, the breadcrumbs kind of spilled all around the plate. You can microwave the swiss chard, which will cut the total time down to about 90 minutes.""

Reviewed Roast Carrot and Avocado Salad with Orange and Lemon Dressing

Mar 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So inventive and different and tasty. Don't be afraid to make substitutions or trust your instincts. I like arugala and raddichio and I skip the cress for a few leaves of romaine or green leaf lettuce (to save a dollar). I halve the recipe and just use one avocado: I think 1 1/2 would be too much.""

Reviewed Chana Dhansak

Mar 9, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

excellent. I skipped the fried onion and didn't miss it. I used clarified butter instead of ghee. Done in 50 minutes, ish, if you make the ghee before hand.""

Reviewed Butternut Squash Muffins with a Frosty Top

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Huge fan of Jaime, not one of my favorites mostly because the frosting just didn't work. It wasn't thick enough and it just ran off the muffins. This recipe works best as a sweet muffin without the frosting, rather than as a dessert. I got 14 muffins out of this, filled all the way to the top so they got that 'mushroom'/cupcake shape. The squ...

Reviewed Garam Masala

Feb 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Different tasting than the powder from my local Indian grocer, but so easy and worthwhile for the freshness.""

Reviewed Naan Bread

Feb 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

fantastic. Admittedly though, my dough never grows in size much, but recipe still works. I find that I have to roll the dough in two stages, otherwise it pulls back too much. no biggie though, i use this recipe almost every time I make one of Anjum's meat or veggie recipes.""

Reviewed Coconut Chicken Fry

Feb 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

The note on my recipe reads, "good+". I use 5-7 chicken thighs, depending on size of thighs. no other adjustments. enjoy.""

Reviewed Broiled Curried-flower

Jan 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

really good. i used fresh orange peel. i am not an easy grader. a beautiful way to soften cauliflower without boiling and losing nutrients.""

Reviewed Proper Chicken Caesar Salad

Jan 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

phenomenal. since you are investing the time, buy the best chicken legs you can find. also, whole wheat bread/croutons works fine.""

Reviewed Peanut Butter Banana Fritters Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This recipe is really a 4, but I had to try to counter that ridiculous 1-star review because the person is allergic to peanuts. If you have to ask, give it a 3.
I really enjoyed this, only thing was, it made a huge number of servings, not that that is bad per se, just surprising. I did not make the chocolate sauce.""

Reviewed Peppery Hot Cabbage Salad

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This is good stuff. This recipe elevates cabbage. I skipped the black gram lentil. We gobbled this up. If memory serves, it cook a little faster than the recipe, but everybody's situation is a little different.""

Reviewed Portuguese Chicken with Chorizo and Clams

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Terrific recipe. Peppers skippable. I covered the pan throughout, if memory serves, which may explain why my clams opened and potatoes cooked while the other reviewers didn't.""

Reviewed Calamari, Tomato and Caper Salad

Sep 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific. So tasty. No adjustments necessary. Scales down to two servings perfectly. Great as an appetizer before homemade pizza.""

Reviewed Tuscan-Style Grilled Tuna Steaks

Sep 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The cook time is way long. I tried 5 minutes and it was cooked through. So frustrated because this was my first time cooking tuna and I overcooked it - ruining it. I'll just 3 minutes per side next time.""

Reviewed Ginger and Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

Sep 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Quality recipe. Did just the shrimp using the broiler. Try this.""

Reviewed Proper Chicken Caesar Salad

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Spectacular. That dressing is really special. And the croutons, wow. I prefer more chicken to less lettuce. Otherwise Brilliant. Look at my other ratings, a 5 from me means something.""

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This tastes exactly how you think it would from the ingredient list. It isn't interesting or elevated and not worth bothering with.""

Reviewed Buttermilk Biscuits with Eggs and Sausage Gravy

Sep 19, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Sausage: not impressed. Just not that tasty - lacks the zing of professional/commercial sausage. Don't skimp on the salt, you'll need it. A little fennel couldn't hurt either. Cooking them on medium worked better than high, which burned the outside unpleasantly.
Admission: I did not add oil to the sausage recipe, that seemed bizarre,...

Reviewed Pumpkin Pie

Nov 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm flabbergasted by the positive reviews. The first few reviews were terrible, but I love Good Eats and love cooking from scratch, so I gave it a shot. The pumpkin recipe just didn't work. It never firmed up like pumpkin pie needs to. The consistency after pureeing was the same as the end-product - sweetened baby food.

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