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Reviewed smothered pork chops

Nov 17, 2014 on

What a waste of tine and good pork chops. I wish I could leave no stars. The sauce was tasteless and the chops over cooked. Not a keeper.

Reviewed Focaccia

Jan 5, 2014 on

Wonderful and SO easy. But next time i would use less salt on the top

Reviewed Red Lentil Soup

Nov 24, 2013 on

Great recipe, especially on a cold evening. I had no bulgur so I used a full cup of lentils. I did add 2 chopped up links of sausage - will make this easy soup often.

Reviewed The Once and Future Beans

Feb 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a great recipe. It was snowing yesterday and I had a craving for baked beans. I did not want to go to the store so I had to make a few changes - less bacon and no peppers. Every thing else was just as written. I can not stop eating them cold this morning straight from the fridge.

One other change for Colorado. I used dried...

Reviewed Green Pork Chili

Jan 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My only change was to put it in the oven at 325 for 4 hours - I was going out. Served with rice - YUM! I thought I would blend it a little but this was not necessary. A KEEPER!"

Reviewed New Potato Salad

Jul 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Sorry Ina, this was not good. It could be that the Denver altitude but after steaming the potatoe for 20 minutes they were still not cooked. I was at a lost what to do next.


Reviewed Campanelle Pasta Salad

Jul 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I was disappointed after so many 5 star reviews. I thought there was too much pasta and not enough other "stuff". If I made it again :I would add white beans and more tuna."

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Sep 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was very bland. I would use another recipe next time.""

Reviewed Savoy Jicama Slaw with Citrus-Cumin Dressing

Jul 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was really good. It may be easy, but it took forever to slice, peel, and chop."

Reviewed Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

May 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

OMG! This recipe is amazing. I will have to keep my eye out for ground turkey on sale.

My only change was adding plain goat cheese. I did not have feta.

So easy, and quick. In 45 minutes you have a fabulous meal."

Reviewed Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

Jan 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I followed the recipe as given and it came out very disappointing. Maybe my ribs were not the right kind but there was no flavor. After the glowing reviews I was looking forward to a great meal. I actually threw out the leftovers, and I NEVER do that. Mot of Melissa's recipes are GREAT - Now this one.

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