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Reviewed skillet chicken with rhubarb and onions

7 days ago on

It was very tart. I used a bone-in chicken leg & cooked for much longer. I didn't like this. I think the only time I want to see a sour food is in candy.

Reviewed fresh corn fritters

Jul 14, 2014 on

So evilly crispy & buttery crunchy. Perfect for those days when you're having fatty food cravings.

Reviewed sour cream scones

Jul 10, 2014 on

Much better than Paula's other heavy cream only recipe I've used. These were about as moist as you can get for a scone. I added cocoa powder and walnuts to mine. I think next time I will try adding some chocolate chips as well.

Reviewed rice pilaf

Jun 26, 2014 on

Good! I had an upset tummy and I was looking for something light to eat. Very tasty.

Reviewed smoky pork burgers with apple and onion chutney

Jun 21, 2014 on

Oh my God. Soooooo goood! I'm going to use the leftover chutney to make a chicken salad mixed with some chopped, baked chicken.

Reviewed stracotto (pot roast) with porcini mushrooms

Jun 21, 2014 on

Delicious! I made it for my mom's birthday dinner. I didn't see how it went very well with the polenta, though.

Reviewed oven fried chicken

Jun 20, 2014 on

Not really a fried-chicken substitute, but delicious nonetheless. I can't say I tasted much of the mustard in it. I also wish I had taken the time to flatten out the chicken.

Reviewed homemade granola

Jun 14, 2014 on

Meh. It was an okay recipe. I didn't have any issue with crisping, because the mixture never became soggy in the first place. I was hoping for large chunks of granola, but I guess the photo doesn't show that either. As for cooking time, the trick is to use raw nuts & take the mixture out of the oven once your kitchen is filled with the wonderful...

Reviewed mama's acorn squash

Jun 9, 2014 on

This was my first time making/eating acorn squash. This was good, but not something that made me want to eat the leftovers. I don't think I will be making this again.

Replied to Hoppin John Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Jun 9, 2014 on

I like how you mentioned the different meats that can be added to this. But this review is just plain stupid. Who effing cares how ya'll cook this in Savannah. Just shut up & say if you liked the recipe or not. Not how "authentic" it is.

Replied to Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

Jun 6, 2014 on

Don't use rice vinegar!!! I didn't read carefully & used it by mistake & my dressing ended up being awful.

Reviewed homemade muesli with red berries

Jun 6, 2014 on

This was a little bit soggier than I expected. Still, I suppose it was supposed to be that way. This is a great way to have a cold cereal breakfast!

Reviewed orange, strawberry and date salad

Jun 6, 2014 on

Had to edit my review and give it five stars. This is my go-to salad recipe. I do tend to leave the dates out, however.

Reviewed sweet potato and beet chips with garlic rosemary salt

May 27, 2014 on

Delicious! I used only beets & I peeled them first, as I didn't want to scrub them extra hard since they had just came out of the garden. I did it the lazy way & sprinkled with salt, garlic & then dried rosemary. I wish I had some more...

Reviewed broiled tilapia with mustard-chive sauce

May 23, 2014 on

I used Bulgarian yogurt instead of Greek. It ended up being thinner I am sure, but I didn't taste any chalkiness that other reviewers mentioned. My lemon must have been very juicy, bc it ended up being too much lemon juice in the sauce. So I added more yogurt to compensate. This was over all very tasty.

Reviewed garlic beet greens

May 22, 2014 on

I comboed this with another recipe & added blackforest bacon left over from breakfast. It was delicious either way. You can't really go wrong with garlic & greens! (Also, I'm surprised seasoning with salt + pepper wasn't on here?)

Reviewed grapevine ky buttermilk biscuits

May 18, 2014 on

Best biscuits I've made yet.

Reviewed sausage and gravy biscuit sandwiches

May 18, 2014 on

Blegh. Honey did not belong anywhere on this biscuit. The rest of it was absolutely divine though!

Reviewed indian cucumber and yogurt salad: cucumber raita

May 17, 2014 on

Yum! I paired this with Aarti's spicy beef vindaloo recipe. I diced the cucumbers instead, and I wish I hadn't. I didn't like their soggy texture. I double the amount of golden raisins, and I still felt like there wasn't enough. They are so sweet & tasty! I will add a lot more next time.

Reviewed goan beef curry with vinegar: beef vindaloo

May 17, 2014 on

My beef turned out just fine. In fact, I wondered if it was becoming too tender, because I had forgotten to turn the heat down. The spice mix smelled so amazing. I feel like the final product was good but was missing some sort of wow factor.

Reviewed fried green tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Apr 29, 2014 on

I ate the fried green tomatoes on the side. They are so very delicious. The vinaigrette is very good. I didn't have any slivered almonds so I used a mixture of pecans & walnuts I had on hand.

Reviewed sauteed kale

Apr 24, 2014 on

This is my go-to kale recipe! Yum yum!

Replied to Crispy Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Salt Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Apr 11, 2014 on

Trader Joe's instant polenta is acutally PRECOOKED polenta. That is NOT the same thing & not what you should be using in this recipe.

Reviewed crispy chicken with rosemary-lemon salt

Apr 11, 2014 on

Easy way to fry up some chicken instead of the typical "fried chicken." At first, I thought the extra salt would be unnecessary, but actually is needed as the chicken was pretty bland without it. Gotta agree with a previous reviewer that said this needed some sort of dipping sauce.
Also.. if you went and poured 1/4 cup of SALT over 4 servings...

Reviewed carrot cranberry salad

Apr 11, 2014 on

Watch out! This is one of those dishes you're not going to want to stop eating!

Reviewed mama's acorn squash

Apr 11, 2014 on

Oooh. Very good. My first time having acorn squash.

Reviewed roasted asparagus

Apr 10, 2014 on

Oh my goodness. I was't expecting much with only the few ingredients. But ahhh, the asparagus came out so cripsy & salty and delicious. MMM! Too bad my leftovers didn't taste as good. I wouldn't have stopped myself from eating them all!

Reviewed wheat berries with strawberries and goat cheese

Apr 7, 2014 on

Mmmm.. delicious! I read the other reviews and added a bunch more strawberries. I love the combination of OJ & strawberries. I didn't add extra goat cheese, and I actually didn't like its flavor in this one. I wish I knew more about cheeses so I could think of a good replacement.

Reviewed North Carolina-Style Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Mar 19, 2014 on

That is really stupid to give this a low rating just bc they didn't specify what kind of NC bbq it is in the recipe (& I say that being an Eastern Carolina girl myself). It was good on a BBQ chicken sandwich with some spicy cheese. Don't think i would use this kind of BBQ sauce for anything else..

Reviewed steamed asian greens with honey soy sesame dressing

Feb 17, 2014 on

Wow, I scarfed this down! This is REALLY good.

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