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Reviewed Roasted Tomato Soup

Oct 22, 2013 on

Well, as written, this recipe produced a bland, thin, watery soup. Admittedly, it's well past tomato season, but it tasted like nothing. I did peel and seed the tomatoes, as suggested by others. To improve it, I added a few Tbls. of tomato paste, some smoked paprika and some xanthan gum. This made it truly lovely: the immersion blender with the xanthan...

Replied to Creamy Caramel Sauce

Oct 21, 2013 on

Please explain your comment "brown sugar is healthier". There is NO evidence or fact to justify that. Both have the same amount of calories, sugars, zero fat, etc.

Reviewed Blue Cheese and Walnut Bread

Oct 18, 2013 on

I wish I had made this without nuts because I'm not crazy about the texture of nuts in bread, but that's my problem. At first, no one at my office would try it, but then they did, and loved it, even people who don't like blue cheese. The reason I am not rating it higher is that the timing was off - it took half as much time to double on each rise,...

Reviewed Blue Cheese and Walnut Bread

Oct 18, 2013 on

Well, I probably should have adapted this to my liking (I don't usually care for nuts, and they didn't suit me here), and no one at my work would try it (but that's their problem). However, the reason I gave this a poor review is that the recipe isn't great. The timing for the rises was off - it took me half the time for both rises, which is very...

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

Aug 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It doesn't taste like anything. I added extra spices and tomato paste, but it's bland, bland, bland. I thought with all the "creole spices" it would be spicy, or at least flavorful, but it tastes like chicken with canned brown gravy. I usually don't follow recipes closely, but this time I did, except adding extra spices and chopping the chicken in"

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