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Reviewed Roasted Salmon Nicoise Platter

Nov 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is positively delicious. I made one substitution: I used her French potato salad recipe from her Tuna nicoise platter. Everything about this platter was phenomenal. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it is pretty easy to put together if you take it one step at a time. I was able to blanch the hericots verts and cook the eggs the d"

Reviewed Mac and Cheese

Nov 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Ina is a culinary genius but she must have been having an "off" day when she wrote this recipe. Ordinarily she is my go-to person when I want a foolproof, guaranteed-delicious recipe. This Mac and Cheese, however, was nearly inedible. I'm completely baffled by its stellar rating. Mine turned out rather dry, lacked any depth of flavor, and had "

Reviewed Chicken Scarpiello

Apr 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a great change-up from your typical week-night chicken recipe. It was actually quite easy to pull together in about 40 minutes. The hot peppers make the dish quite special. They give the sauce a nice spicy and tangy flavor. I didn't find the spicyness level too high--it was just right. I used about 3 pounds of bone-in, skin on thighs "

Reviewed Mussels in White Wine

Mar 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Hands down, my absolute favorite way to prepare mussels. So incredibly tasty and delicious. The whole dish comes together in just a few minutes and makes a great presentation. This is one of my favorite "date-night" meals to prepare because it's easy yet elegant -- but still fun! Pour yourself and your date a glass of that wine while it's coo...

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