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Reviewed Pan-Seared Rib-Eye

Feb 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Spectacularly simple. The sear is just incredible. Don't be shy with the "generous pinch" of salt--it's nearly impossible to over-salt steak with a pinch on either side (no matter how large you think that pinch may be). I'd also suggest turning on the range fan and/or opening a window before you start cooking--you will truly get a 'smoking' hot ca"

Reviewed Orzo Salad

Jun 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great, simple salad. I'm not a huge fan of chickpeas with pasta (but that's obviously just my own thing and says nothing about the recipe)--so I will often toss in some chopped up feta in please of the garbanzo beans in order to have another texture in there (and I love the saltiness of the feta with the red wine vinaigrette--although remember tha"

Reviewed Easy Lobster Paella

Jun 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Ina strikes again. Brilliantly simple recipe for a crowd-pleasing dish. My only suggestion is that you're careful with the Pernod. The first time that I made this I probably went slightly over 1/3 cup and the anise/licorice flavor was a bit overwhelming. Ever since then, I've tended toward a 1/4 cup and I think it's absolutely perfect."

Reviewed Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Jun 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great recipe from always. After putting the wet ingredients together I realized that I didn't have a lemon (for the zest), so I just used a few dashes of lemon juice instead and it worked just fine (although it was obviously a more subtle flavor than the zest would have been). "

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