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Replied to Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Apr 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Try following the recipe as written and use Tate's Cookies.

Reviewed mustard-roasted potatoes

Feb 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I love this recipe. LOVE it. Just as the recipe says, I turned the potatoes and onions from time to time (about every 15 minutes) and they baked at 425 for a full hour. PERFECT. Making it a second time as I write this review.

Replied to spring green risotto with artichokes

Feb 3, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This has nothing to do with Barefoot Contessa's recipe. Why would you give one star to the website where people are coming to see if this dish is worth making? You've messed it up for so many people because you don't like the programming.

Replied to The Ultimate Cheesecake

Dec 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Hey Bria, there is Reynold's Wrap that SUPER wide, but if you can't find that, really double or triple layer your foil, and make sure it's WELL above the water line. I've never had a problem when I use a lot of foil, and really make sure it's snug, and that there's enough of it.

Saved Recipe Virginia Apple Pudding by Chuck in Killbuck

Dec 10, 2013 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Virginia Apple Pudding by Chuck in Killbuck

Dec 10, 2013 on Food.com

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Nov 30, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. I was concerned the cookies wouldn't soften overnight, but they did. Best tips I got from other reviewers: Use a tiny layer of filling at the bottom of the pan to make sure the first layer of cookies gets soft. Secondly, you really only need thin layers of cream filling between each layer of cookies. I used a 9 inch pan and had enough...

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

Jun 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Followed exactly. The only difference was that my grocer only had two 2.5 pound roasts, so I made both of them to get to five pouns.
The flavors in this recipe are just amazing. Will make again and again.
As far as cleaning leeks, youtube has some great videos on the subject. "

Reviewed Brisket with Carrots and Onions

Apr 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another five star from Ina. I bought the last two pieces of brisket my market had, I think it was 5 or 6 pounds. It took about 4 and a half hours, not 3 and a half, and is PERFECT. I tested it by tasting it after 3.5, and it wasn't tender. So I cooked it an hour or so more. *UPDATE after reading other reviews, I cook the brisket at 275 for about "

Reviewed Haluski (Pan-Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Mar 4, 2013 in null on Food.com

Amazing. I love reading other reviews. I cooked the cabbage a bit longer and added about 3/4 cup sour cream to it all at the end (as per a review or two). I cannot go on about it enough, it was SO GOOD. I was also lucky enough to have been lazy with a breakfast pan today, and had about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease on hand. Forget healthy eating...

Reviewed Haluski (Pan-Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Mar 4, 2013 in null on Food.com

Amazing. I love reading other reviews. I cooked the cabbage a bit longer and added about 3/4 cup sour cream to it all at the end (as per a review or two). I cannot go on about it enough, it was SO GOOD."

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Feb 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's just roast chicken. How can it be that good?

It is. That good.
I'm not a huge fan of roasted chicken. It's fine. When it was what my mother had cooked for dinner, i remember an ungrateful eye-roll and pang of disappointment. Maybe it's because I'm approaching middle age now, or maybe it's Ina Garten's recipe (ya...

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Feb 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's just roast chicken. How can it be that good?

It is. That good.
I'm not a huge fan of roasted chicken. It's fine. When it was what my mother had cooked for dinner, i remember an ungrateful eye-roll and pang of disappointment. Maybe it's because I'm approaching middle age now, or maybe it's Ina Garten's recipe (ya...

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Feb 6, 2013 in null on Food.com

Flavor, texture and taste are FIVE stars. However, the way this is written out as a recipe is unfinished. I am a firm believer of not blaming a chef if I screw up their recipe as it would usually be my fault. But when it comes to baking and you have to, for example, cook a custard, a recipe worth its weight in salt tells you the EXACT size of sau...

Reviewed Basil Chicken Hash

Feb 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good, but this time around I'm so grateful to the other reviews. We all know there's NO WAY potatoes would be cooked after 5 minutes in a pan. I put my potatoes in the oven for the chicken's last 15 minutes, and then after 10 minutes in the pan with the onions they still weren't done. So the onion/potato mixture took over 10 minutes on medi"

Reviewed Basil Chicken Hash

Feb 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good, but this time around I'm so grateful to the other reviews. We all know there's NO WAY potatoes would be cooked after 5 minutes in a pan. I put my potatoes in the oven for the chicken's last 15 minutes, and then after 5 minutes in the pan with the onions they still weren't done. So the onion/potato mixture took over 10 minutes on mediu"

Reviewed Basil Chicken Hash

Feb 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good, but this time around I'm so grateful to the other reviews. We all know there's NO WAY potatoes would be cooked after 5 minutes in a pan. I put mine in the oven for the chicken's last 15 minutes, and after 5 minutes in the pan with the onions they still weren't done. So the onion/potato mixture took over 10 minutes on medium heat. Also"

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Jan 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's just roast chicken. How can it be that good?

It is. That good.
I'm not a huge fan of roasted chicken. It's fine. When it was what my mother had cooked for dinner, i remember an ungrateful eye-roll and pang of disappointment. Maybe it's because I'm approaching middle age now, or maybe it's Ina Garten's recipe (ya...

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Jan 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's just roast chicken. How can it be that good?

It is. That good.
I'm not a huge fan of roasted chicken. It's fine. When it was what my mother had cooked for dinner, i remember an ungrateful eye-roll and pang of disappointment. Maybe it's because I'm approaching middle age now, or maybe it's Ina Garten's recipe, but...

Reviewed Brisket with Carrots and Onions

Jan 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another five star from Ina, I swear it's that good. I bought the last two pieces of brisket my market had, I think it was 5 or 6 pounds. It took about 4 and a half hours, not 3 and a half, and is PERFECT. I tested it by tasting it after 3.5, and it wasn't tender. So I cooked it an hour or so more. Same amount of ingredients. Put the meat in a co"

Reviewed Red Velvet Bread Pudding

Jan 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love Paula Deen's recipes as well as her show. As soon as I saw the program with this, I couldn't wait to make it for Christmas dessert. It's not a difficult recipe, a bit time consuming as there's the cake, drying it out a bit, then the pudding, but no big deal (my cooking time for the cake was a decent amount longer than the 20-25 minutes, a"

Reviewed Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola

Jan 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's getting embarrassing, as it's gotten to a point where I'm on an "Ina Only" recipe kick, particularly after digressing to Emeril and having my first semi disaster in ages.
Yet again, a five star from Ina, and the major thanks is to Nick and Toni. I don't know what else to say about this recipe other than it is UNREAL, I'm Italian and...

Reviewed Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola

Jan 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's getting embarrassing, as it's gotten to a point where I'm on an "Ina Only" recipe kick, particularly after digressing to Emeril and having my first semi disaster in ages.
Yet again, a five star from Ina, and the major thanks is to Nick and Toni. I don't know what else to say about this recipe other than it is UNREAL, I'm Italian and...

Reviewed Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola

Jan 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's getting embarrassing, as it's gotten to a point where I'm on an "Ina Only" recipe kick, particularly after digressing to Emeril and having my first semi disaster in ages.
Yet again, a five star from Ina. I don't know what else to say about this recipe, I'm Italian and was raised with different pastas and sauces my whole life, yet this...

Reviewed Coq Au Vin

Jan 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just incredible. The bacon took longer than 10 minutes, and I was afraid the oil would dry up by the second batch of chicken, but it didn't. You bet I made sure to brown my chicken, after reading the other reviews. I used a nice Pinot Noir, cooked it in the oven for an hour while my house had the most beautiful aroma. My chicken was perfect. I had"

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. I love to make Chili, particularly with ground turkey when I'm on a good exercise plan. I knew from the amount of tomato that one teaspoon of chili powder wouldn't be enough, but here's the thing: whenever I've made chili I spice it to taste, while I'm cooking it, you should test your stuff anyway and spice it to your liking. So her am"

Reviewed Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, this recipe is delicious! I wanted to follow it exactly, but couldn't find frozen onions. I bought these frozen organic mushrooms instead, there were 3 different types in the bag. SO good. I had extra dough for the biscuits and threw it out like an idiot. Next time I'll bake the extra separately. Time consuming, clean as you go along, and mak"

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Jan 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. I love to make Chili, particularly with ground turkey when I'm on a good exercise plan. I knew from the amount of tomato that one teaspoon of chili powder wouldn't be enough, but here's the thing: whenever I've made chili I spice it to taste, while I'm cooking it. So her amount of tomato, onion, peppers, other spices, technique for co"

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Jan 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. I love to make Chili, particularly with ground turkey when I'm on a good exercise plan. I knew from the amount of tomato that one teaspoon of chili powder wouldn't be enough, but here's the thing: whenever I've made chili I spice it to taste, while I'm cooking it. So her amount of tomato, onion, peppers, other spices, technique for co"

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Jan 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing. I love to make Chili, particularly with ground turkey when I'm on a good exercise plan. I knew from the amount of tomato that one teaspoon of chili powder wouldn't be enough, but here's the thing: whenever I've made chili I spice it to taste, while I'm cooking it. So her amount of tomato, onion, peppers, other spices, technique for co"

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