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Reviewed moussaka a la grecque

1 day ago on FoodNetwork.com

Thank you theater-goer for the clarification on the quantity of wine. The way the recipe
is written, it is ambiguous at best and would have Craig Claiborne rolling in his grave.
It makes me wonder about the 5 star reviews--maybe there are more America's Worst
Cooks out there. The NYT Cookbook is one of my oldest and dearest...

Favorited Simple Pizza Dough

Mar 22, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Ricotta Pancakes

Jan 29, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Ricotta Pancakes

Jan 29, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Chicken and White Bean Chili

Jan 29, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Chicken and White Bean Chili

Jan 29, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Herbed Quinoa

Jan 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I am not Alton Brown but all the "lemon issues" are not related to lemon.
That sour/bitter taste is quinoa. The recipe fails to mention that before
cooking the raw quinoa has to be washed--tap water with the grain in
a sieve. Even doing that the cooked quinoa has a strange taste. I hate
to see poor instructions...

Reviewed Pastitsio

Dec 16, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This sounds like a very close cousin of Greek Moussaka--my all time
favorite and one of those "engagement" recipes--really it works!
I cannot wait to try this using only lamb as I am a purest. The shell
pasta replacing the eggplant seems to be the only major difference.
The pastitsio even has a custard--I think...

Reviewed Parker's Beef Stew

Dec 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is my go to recipe for stew and I have probably made it at least 10
times with no complaints. I use cremini mushrooms because they have
more flavor and add a turnip or two, parsnips and a rutabaga because my
mother always put them in her beef stew. I read about 100 of the reviews
because I want to try it...

Reviewed Chicken Spaghetti

Nov 28, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This casserole is wonderful even to a cook who has never purchased
cream of mushroom soup. That is not meant to infer that I am a food
snob--forget the ingredients the end product is fabulous! The only changes
I made were to cook the chicken in the oven and saut�ed the veggies
using red and yellow peppers--I...

Reviewed Lobster Risotto Arancini

Nov 5, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Why is she using room temperature stock? I saw her do this with
another risotto. I was taught to always use warm stock and have
never heard otherwise. I make a lot of risotto the classic way--what
gives?

Reviewed Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Oct 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is the same as a casserole my mother had from one of
those church lady cookbooks. Both my mother and I have made this
for all sorts of occasions for us and others with wonderful reviews.
As a result of many moves, I have lost the recipe. When Rae started
I knew this might be IT--the cottage cheese...

Reviewed Homemade Hot Giardiniera

Aug 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am going to make the hot giardiniera this weekend--the recipe & method reminds me of my mother-in-law (she will nod and smile from heaven). You are just a really a great guy.
FN should be excited and thankful--you got me to watch again. As a mom, wife, cook etc.
I have always loved the sandwich in all its forms. Best of lu...

Reviewed Celery Root and Apple Puree

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

this was a far cry from mashed potatoes or the awful sweet potatoes with
marshmallows. i will definitely make it this year--thanks ina

Reviewed Celery Root and Apple Puree

Nov 14, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

this was a far cry from mashed potatoes or the awful sweet potatoes with
marshmallows. i will definitely make it this year--thanks ina

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