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Orange, California

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Reviewed Gingerbread Cookies 101

Nov 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I read the other reviews and thought (with no humility whatsoever) that I'm an experienced cook and everyone else didn't know what they were doing with the dough. I was wrong. Refrigerated 24 hours, liberally floured, cold kitchen, marble cutting board... and this was impossible to work with. I eventually broke down and rolled the dough directly...

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. I've made it in the round, in cupcakes, and in a giant sheet cake. I'm not a buttercream person (I've never met a cream cheese frosting I didn't like), so I never tried the frosting - but the cake itself is a big winner in my book.

Reviewed Good Old Country Stuffing

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Been making this for years, and it's always a hit. Make sure you have a *very* large bowl, this won't fit int a standard mixing bowl until the stock gets absorbed. The recipe doesn't specify, you'll need a 13x9 baking dish for this recipe. I've also made a vegetarian version using veggie "sausage" and veggie broth and it's still delicious. I've...

Reviewed Easy Cheese Danish

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Delicious! My friends gobbled them up. Try throwing some fresh blueberries in before folding them up for an added treat.

Reviewed Spinach Gratin

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Fantastic! I added four cloves of minced garlic, doubled the parm, and dumped handfuls of gruyere on top. I made it a day in advance, and it turned out beautifully.

Reviewed Creamy Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This recipe has a lot of promise, when tweaked. First off, forget the baking idea. If you want to make risotto simple use a pressure cooker. Add a little olive oil to the base of the pot over high heat and slightly toast the rice (30 seconds). Then throw in the base ingredients, clamp the top, and wait. Once the valve starts rocking wait nine...

Reviewed Creamy Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This recipe has a lot of promise, when tweaked. First off, forget the baking idea. If you want to make risotto simple use a pressure cooker. Add a little olive oil to the base of the pot over high heat and slightly toast the rice (30 seconds). Then throw in the base ingredients, clamp the top, and wait. Once the valve starts rocking wait nine...

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