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Replied to Quiche Lorraine

Nov 11, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Why do people insist on reviewing a recipe when they don't follow it? Don't get me wrong, I love taking a recipe and making it my own...but I wouldn't post a review of it.

Reviewed Beef Stew

Feb 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There is nothing better than a hearty beef stew on a cold, winter day..and you need look no further for the ideal recipe, this one is IT! I am about to prepare this recipe for the third time and I can't wait for it to be dinnertime. The first time I prepare a new recipe, I always prepare it according to the directions...then I tweak it to my li...

Reviewed Cheesy Polenta

Feb 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a wonderful recipe that I have used numerous times, in a variety of different ways. This last time it was the perfect vehicle for beef stew (the Food Network Kitchens recipe). One of the first times I prepared it I followed the recipe to a T, and it was sinful. Since then I have "lightened" the recipe (my daughter is getting married in...

Reviewed Jake's Crawfish and Sausage Jambalaya

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

I prepared this recipe again, probably my 7th or 8th time, and once again it was exactly what I was looking for. This time I prepared it with smoked sausage and chicken (my son doesn't like any kind of fish or seafood) and it was still very good. Personally, I prefer it with shrimp...and that is the best part about this recipe, you can prepare ...

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

May 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This one is a keeper! I tried the piccata recipe of another Food Network chef, but found it to be more work with less than desirable results (sorry Barefoot Contessa. This recipe had a much cleaner flavor without the bitterness of the other..and was a cinch to prepare. This is now my go-to piccata recipe...once again, THANK YOU GIADA! One note"

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

May 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This one is a keeper! I tried the piccata recipe of another Food Network chef, but found it to be more work with less than desirable results (sorry Barefoot Contessa). This recipe had a much cleaner flavor without the bitterness of the other..and was a cinch to prepare. This is now my go-to piccata recipe...once again, THANK YOU GIADA!"

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

May 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Don't know what I was thinking when I tried this version of chicken piccata..I'm not a big fan of Ina Garten. Mari09..you are correct, there was a distinctly bitter flavor to the sauce; which I've determined came from adding the reserved lemon halves. I have since tried Giada's recipe and found it to be far superior..and simpler as well. That's"

Reviewed Sausage-and-Rice Timbale

Apr 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I received a subscription to the Food Network magazine for Christmas from my sister, and I decided I would prepare at least one recipe from each magazine, this is one of the recipes I chose from the March 2011 edition. It was delicious and got rave reviews from everyone, especially my 20 year old son. As a few other reviews stated, the best part"

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