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Reviewed Herb-Crusted Pork Loin

Apr 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a solid winner! Thank you, Melissa! I wasn't sure about the spice rub, but all of the positive reviews convinced me to try it, and it is great. I had three 2-3 pound loins for 12 people and had one leftover (yea!). I brined the loins in a salt water solution for 6 hours and left out the salt in the rub. I opted for flat leaf parsley, some"

Reviewed Petite Nutella Pochettes

Dec 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Yummy. The dough is very forgiving, and a dream to roll out as Melissa demonstrated. Since it wasn't clear whether to use salted or unsalted butter, I added salt to my dough and 1/4 cup of sugar. I think the finished cookie definitely needs the sugar topping to round out the flavor. I tried an egg wash to get them to brown a bit, but it didn't ...

Reviewed Black Bean Brownies

Jul 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I happened to have some leftover blackbeans, and immediately thought of this recipe. I found it easy to make and the brownies were very fudgey and yummy. I used a glass plan and lined it with two crossed pieces of foil (a must for even cooking and easy removal). I like the espresso notes to deepen the chocolate flavor. The brownies needed an ext"

Reviewed Garlic Spaghetti

May 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is out-of-this world easy, and so good. Steeping the garlic in the olive oil is a wonderful technique. I added sauteed shrimp that I deglazed with a little white wine, and I used diced tomatoes (what I had). Went with 4T of butter. SO good! "

Reviewed Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Cancel your reservations! This is an easy, economical recipe that really works! As good as anything you would get in a typical Indian restaurant with great flavors. I did 2 pounds of chicken thighs under the broiler (grill would have been better, but not available). Plenty of marinade, plenty of sauce, and lots of leftovers. Aarti, please keep...

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