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Reviewed shepherd's pie

Aug 3, 2014 on

We added some good old shredded dutch gouda cheese to the potatoes and did a chili grind (larger) on the lamb. We also added more garlic and a bit of concentrated demi glace to the meat mixture. Be careful not to use too much flour in the meat mixture and make sure to mix it in well. This turned out fantastic. Comfort food at its best.

Replied to shepherd's pie

Aug 3, 2014 on

To prevent it from bubbling up and over you might try lowering your oven temperature and cooking it a little longer.

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Aug 3, 2014 on

My wife and I have also embraced the Paleo lifestyle and have discovered that eating only fresh mostly carb free food not only has health benefits but also is very tasty. I like the idea of using cauliflower in place of the potatoes and I'm sure the result is very good. We're going to try it because Shepard's Pie is one of our favorite things and...

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Aug 3, 2014 on

In England the use of beef for this recipe would be called cottage pie.

Reviewed Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

Jan 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I've never been able to get risotto exactly right. This method was my answer to that. The results are consistent and delicious. I've been able to adapt this method to make different kinds of risotto. Sometimes I saute some shallots and a bit of garlic in olive oil before adding the rice. I saute the rice just as you would with normal risotto befor"

Reviewed Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille

May 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I've made this recipe several times all with good results except for one thing. Don't double the recipe. If you need to make more make it in separate batches. I doubled the recipe exactly and then mixed everything in a large pot at the end to accomodate the extra ingredients. To me something about it didn't taste right. The doubled volume seemed t"

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