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Hemet, California

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Reviewed Burgundy Mushrooms

Jan 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made these with my prime rib. I agree use low sodium broth. I halved the recipe, but wow! So good and rich. Could have made a meal out of these with bread! I used rosemary instead of dill..just not a fan.""

Reviewed Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Jan 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My new go to recipe for mashed potatoes! Even my dad says they are the only mashed potatoes he can eat without gravy. I do use only one stick of butter and seems to be plenty. I never make them any other way now. ""

Reviewed Penne alla Vodka

Jan 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made this many times exactly as written and I love it. I use the whole cup of vodka. Now when I make it I make some adjustments for my taste. I add red pepper flakes and some fresh basil. I also saute some crimini mushrooms and add chopped artichoke hearts. Add parm just before serving. Really my new fav pasta. I don't even crave my ...

Reviewed El Ginormo Southwest Oven-Baked Omelette

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the first Lisa recipe I've tried and I loved it!!! Got home tonight at 6:15 and got started. Pretty easy...little chopping but no big deal. I omitted the grated cheese on top and added a slice of fat free American to each serving then topped with some salsa verde. Zapped in micro for about 30 secs to melt cheese and warm salsa. Porti...

Reviewed Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were wonderful! I didn't change anything except 2 eggs since that's all I had. I will be making this for my prime rib on Christmas.""

Reviewed Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Croutons

Sep 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OMG! Delish! Made several times and brought to friends and they all agree better than any restaurant. I blanch my own fresh broccoli and add more cheese but followed the rest of the recipe. One of my favorite comfort soups. I want some now!!""

Reviewed Creamy Orzo

Feb 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although I love Giada this did not really impress me. I used the best cheese and cream and still not a whole lot of flavor. I even added shitake mushrooms. Probably won't make again.

Update: Since I started adding more salt I love this dish. Took a chance and tried it a second time now I make it often. Serve with tri tip for...

Reviewed Wild Mushroom Risotto

Oct 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I made this last night. I made a few changes simply because I was doing this from memory, but I won't bore you with those. But this rocked! I tasted it before I even put the mushroom paste in and it was outstanding. Using the mushroom water and the paste is the key. I have never made a risotto so good and will never use another recipe. My husband...

Reviewed Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Oct 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was excellent. I followed the recipe except I added more artichokes and left out the cayenne (did not have any but added a splash of hot sauce. I was a bit nervous about the brie because I have never used it, but WOW! My guests could not stop eating it. It makes a lot so I froze half for Christmas. I will make it again, but forget the fresh...

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