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Reviewed Crispy "Oysters Rockefeller" Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

1 day ago on FoodNetwork.com

I've made Oysters Rockefeller several ways and this is a very nice twist on the original recipe! Followed this recipe exactly and I was glad I did. Guests loved this and the preparation honors the oyster. One thing for sure is that these need to be made in real time and eaten as soon as you put them together to enjoy the flavors and textures. Another...

Replied to Roast Beef with Marsala Gravy Recipe : Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network

8 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

Bella...I have made many of Melissa's recipes and they are all good. Maybe you don't like Marsala? I find it odd that everyone else including myself loved the marsala gravy except for you. I don't see anyone else saying this was awful. As for the meat being rare, that is an individual preference as I like mine medium rare. But if you know anything...

Replied to mocha brownies

Nov 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Oh really!! So what if you want two brownies!! I agree way too much fat here. So many other better brownie recipes. Why all the icing, lol!! NOT a good picnic brownie.

Reviewed frozen meringue cake

Nov 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This dessert is fabulous, different and not too sweet. Everyone loved this and so do I! Followed the recipe to the "T" and it was fab.

Reviewed caesar salad

Nov 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

NO NO!! WAY TOO MUCH mustard!! No need for the vinegar at all!
Croutons way too greasy! You want your croutons to absorb some of the dressing! These are awful. Parmesan cheese is NOT supposed to be incorporated in the dressing with a caesar! YUK...not good at all. Sorry but this is NOT authentic caesar and not good.

Reviewed caesar salad

Nov 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

NO! NO! WAY TOO much mustard!! NO need for the vinegar!! Croutons greasy and you don't put the parmesan IN the dressing!! This was awful and not authentic caesar at all. If this is tweaking dressing then someones' tastebuds are WAY off.

Reviewed coq au vin

Nov 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Perfect as is! This is authentic and the flavor is superb. Lot's of raves and compliments. Classic and good! Thank you Ina.

Reviewed roasted winter vegetables

Nov 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Awesome recipe! Vegetables were perfect! Love the combo.

Reviewed pine bark

Nov 13, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Better than the Trisha Yearwood recipe! I miss Paula Dean...her recipes are well thought out and whenever I make her recipes my guests and family love the results.

Reviewed bay scallop gratin

Oct 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is awesome just as it is! These reviews are a bit baffling as I followed this to the "T" and it turned out perfect! Maybe they used salted butter or they didn't use kosher salt who knows but the seasoning was perfect as was the topping. Absolutely delicious and everyone loved it. Thanks Ina.

Replied to bay scallop gratin

Oct 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This doesn't even resemble her recipe! This belongs on Sandra Lee's semi-homemade page! Lol....

Reviewed garlic spaghetti

Oct 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

FYI...LEAVE the recipe alone! It is great as it is written. I don't get these people that change the recipe and have to post it! Adding sugar no less! (Yuk) Having come from an Italian heritage there are just some things you don't do! Adding a carrot to the sauce and then removing it will sweeten the sauce with the natural sugars from the carrot....

Reviewed drop biscuits

Oct 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Great, easy biscuit recipe. I like the food processor, lol! These were very tasty and light.

Reviewed glazed baked ham

Oct 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious Ham Recipe

Reviewed ham gravy

Oct 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Okay a Pioneer Woman recipe I LOVE! Great gravy! And those biscuits with it! YUM!! Nice recipe!

Replied to Lasagna Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Sep 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

How could anyone love cottage cheese and hate ricotta! Having said that just because your kids hate ricotta that doesn't make this recipe good! I DID make it and it is gross. Enough said.

Replied to lasagna

Sep 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Don't need pepperoni...the breakfast sausage and cottage cheese is sickening enough

Replied to lasagna

Sep 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Well my friend and I did make this and it was gross! NO Gail, ricotta and cottage cheese are NOT interchangeable in lasagne!! My ancestors are turning in their graves! Maybe to someone that does NOT know what real Italian food is....but seriously, "breakfast" sausage!! This is hillbilly lagagne! Waiting for Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies to pop...

Reviewed potato-bacon torte

Sep 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This torte is so delicious! My family and I love this. Followed recipe to the letter and was very happy with the results. Melissa, your recipes are really great and I love so many of them. This is in my top three!

Reviewed simple perfect enchiladas

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

seriously, this was awful

Reviewed restaurant-style salsa

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Canned chilies??...ewwww this is gross. Reminds me of this really bad restaurant where I used to live that folded! She needs to leave the Mexican food alone.

Reviewed pulled pork sliders with mustard bbq sauce and pickled onions

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Talk about ruining perfectly good pork

Reviewed black bean quesadilla

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Someone want to enlighten Sandra Lee and Food Network that THIS is NOT cooking!

Reviewed lasagna

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Jeez...this is just plain gross. I too am Italian and this is an abomination of one of the greatest cuisines in the world. This is like if I took one of her cowboy meat recipes and used a meat substitute! Pepperoni in lasagna! Lol....yeah okay with cottage cheese no less! My friend (she is Southern) made this and I had to choke it down. Pioneer woman...

Reviewed caesar salad

Sep 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Yuk....NOT good.

Reviewed Crisp Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A bit baffled by some of the not so great reviews of these wings. We think these are SO GOOD!! They are crispy, tasty and every time I make them everyone wants the recipe! The lime just sets them off and the flavors are classic Thai which I love. To me, this recipe is PERFECT.
A very nice change from the buffalo style and I might add that...

Reviewed Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Lemon

Aug 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Outstanding! Delish raw sauce packed with flavor! I think quite possibly some of the "bitter tasting" reviews on here may be because they got some of the bitter pith in with their lemon zest because this was not bitter at all. Tangy is a better description and very fresh tasting. My husband doesn't like too much lemon and he loved this. Nice at ro"

Favorited Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Aug 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette

May 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

very nice! Good flavor and even friends that normally don't like asparagus tried it and liked it. Love Melissa's recipes. They are simple and packed with flavor. Cut the leftovers in one inch pieces and added to a risotto the next day! Really good in that as well."

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