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Reviewed Grilled Flatbread with Garlic Rubbed Fillet of Beef, White Bean Puree and Sun-dried Tomato Chutney

Jun 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It turned out great, but there are a couple of errors in the recipe. The most glaring being the omission of sugar in the flat bread recipe. Just putting yeast into warm water will never proof and the bread will never rise and you could wait four hours and end up with nothing that could be grilled. The second error, in my opinion, is specifying 8 o"

Reviewed Eggplant "Meatballs"---Polpette di Melanzane

Apr 15, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I am a decent home cook. I make a hundred or so new recipes per year, usually pretty successfully. I was somewhat skeptical about this one because eggplant soaks up liquids like a sponge and I was right because if you follow the directions you end up with eggplant soup. Even after adding a full container of bread crumbs, something not called for i"

Reviewed Baked Costa Rican-Style Tilapia with Pineapples, Black Beans and Rice

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I think that marinating the fish for twenty minutes in so much acid ruined the fish and made it mealy and not very appetizing. Also, I had a nice ripe very tasty pineapple that overpowered the dish. You could hardly taste the other components, even the homemade salsa that on its own was pretty spicy. Maybe you should halve both the marinating time"

Reviewed Mustard Green Gratin

Feb 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It is amazing how something as spicy and flavorful as mustard greens could end up as bland as this dish did. Even the ricotta/Parmesan/egg mixture was bland. Very disappointing. It wasn't worth eating, which for me is very unusual since I nearly always clean my plate. "

Reviewed Chorizo and Polenta Lasagna

Feb 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Really delicious plus it is nice to have a chorizo recipe. Next time I'll try it with ground turkey to make it a bit healthier.""

Reviewed Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Jun 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

fYI - spaulin_11609893, cremini mushrooms are baby bellas."

Reviewed Flounder and Vegetable Parcels

Oct 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I have made hundreds of recipes and this is the first review I've written. This is a incredibly tasty dish and while many of the recipes on this site are fantastic, few are so simple and give you so much bang for the buck. Heck, you don't even have to defrost frozen fish. I use frozen tilapia, one of the cheapest fishes on the market....

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