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Reviewed Garlic Roast Chicken

Oct 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Super simple and tastes fantastic! Great as-is. This recipe is now a staple in my kitchen, and the chicken always comes out flavorful, moist, and beautiful. Tasty modifications: I stuff fresh sage and several springs of fresh thyme in with the lemon and garlic. Also can make a little mix of fresh and dried herbs, salt, pepper, etc. to sprinkle in...

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Dec 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was a hit with my family! i made this last night with a couple of tweaks to enhance the flavors:

1. let the lemon zest rest in the oil for a couple of hours.
2. doubled the garlic & added just a tiny bit of chopped onion.
3. instead of throwing the lemon zest away, i added half of it to the shrimp as they...

Reviewed Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So, so, so good. I try to make this at least once a month.

Notes:
* I prefer to make this recipe with a basic dry wine - both white & red work - with a touch of brandy. The one time I tried it with the marsala, it came out much too sweet for my taste... but perhaps this was because I chose a sweet marsala rather than dry.
*...

Reviewed Vegetable Soup with Sweet Basil

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My favorite one-pot meal! I came across this recipe a few years back, and it has been my go-to soup recipe since.

I've tried a few variations, but my favorite is adding chicken breast pieces, sauteed in bacon drippings & added about halfway through the 30-minute gentle boil, and white corn. I also like to use about 2 tablespoons...

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Oct 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

this was a hit with my family! i made this last night with a couple of tweaks to enhance the flavors:

1. i let the lemon zest rest in the oil for a couple of hours.
2. i doubled the garlic & added just a tiny bit of chopped onion.
3. instead of throwing the lemon zest away, i added half of it to the...

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Oct 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

this was a hit with my family! i made this last night with a couple of tweaks (some from reviewers below) to enhance the flavors:

1. let the lemon zest rest in the oil for a couple of hours.
2. doubled the garlic & added just a tiny bit of chopped onion.
3. instead of throwing the lemon zest away, i added half...

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