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Reviewed Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette

Dec 25, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

We made this salad for Xmas, but realized that the vinaigrette proportions are totally off- there is FAR too much acid for the amount of oil ( classic recipe would have 3 times the oil as vinegar/ acid. ) dressing tasted good ( I mixed in the honey) but would not thicken. I whisked in a good mount more oil to thicken and it was fine, but I'm guessing...

Reviewed Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Dec 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Made these exactly according to the recipe, with very good quality cocoa powder. While beautiful, they don't have alot of flavor and the texture was so mushy my 9 year old offered me the rest of his. Keeping them refrigerated helped the texture issue but they are still bland- I would not make these again.

Reviewed Cranberry Bean Pasta Fagioli

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

This recipe is totally lacking in flavor- I think there is a misprint on the volume of water. ( I make scratch soups all the time - 3 quarts of water does not make 4-6 servings- I should have known better. ) I used top quality dried cranberry beans, pancetta and fresh herbs. Note that the "rave" reviews all significantly altered the recipe ( sub"

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