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Reviewed Kung Pao Beef

Oct 17, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This is a delicious recipe and very different from any other stir fry I have made. The sauce is so unique and the flavor of the szechuan peppercorns was so interesting. I would make one change to the recipe. Next time I will cook the steak until it is still quite pink, only stir frying it briefly before adding the sauce. Steak dries out when i...

Reviewed Curry Powder Blend

Jul 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I needed curry powder for a lamb curry recipe I was making and I didn't have the curry powder, but my cupboard had lots of spices so I went in search of a recipe. I tried this one and it was a hit. Wonderful flavor and color.

The wpg_foody, the seeds are green cardamom in the recipe. Black cardamom is very rare in the regular...

Reviewed Almond Paste

May 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The recipe is a revelation. Who knew it was such a simple process with easily found ingredients to make one's own almond paste at home? As a person who has a fondness for European pastry, finding sufficient quantities of almond paste at stores sold at a reasonable price was impossible. Having made my own at home for a fraction of the price and "

Reviewed Almond Paste

May 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The recipe is a revelation. Who knew it was such a simple process with easily found ingredients to make one's own almond paste at home? As a person who has a fondness for European pastry, finding sufficient quantities of almond paste at stores sold at a reasonable price was impossible. Having made my own at home for a fraction of the price and "

Reviewed Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes

Nov 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

The filling is perfect not runny, but it must be thoroughly chilled to reset the mascarpone cheese after adding the strawberries. The trick is to make the filling and leave it to chill over night in the fridge in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. You'll be amazed at the difference in texture. It is fluffy and holds it's shape, and doesn't run....

Reviewed Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes

Nov 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

The filling is perfect not runny, but it must be thoroughly chilled to reset the mascarpone cheese after adding the strawberries. The trick is to make the filling and leave it to chill over night in the fridge in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. You'll be amazed at the difference in texture. It is fluffy and holds it's shape, and doesn't run....

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