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Reviewed herbed quinoa

May 27, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I saw Giada making this on her show and had to give it a try, because I love lemon, basil and parsley!! But I did notice that some reviewers thought the dish was rather bland. So I put a little spin on it to give it an extra flavor.

I sauteed 1 shallot and a clove of garlc, smashed and left whole, with some olive oil, then added...

Favorited Meatball Sub Egg Roll

Apr 8, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Apple Pie Egg Roll

Apr 8, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Japanese Seafood Risotto

Apr 8, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed blueberry-banana bread

Apr 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe. I have made it a couple of times so far. Thanks to the other reviewers, I too was able to make it a little healthier. I used 1/4 cup veg oil and 1/4 cup non-fat green yogurt. I was feeling adventurous, I cut sugar to 1/2 cup. First time I made it, that was the only change I made and it came out perfectly. Moist, sweet but not...

Reviewed blueberry-banana bread

Apr 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe. I have made it a couple of times so far. Thanks to the other reviewers, I too was able to make it a little healthier. I used 1/4 cup veg oil and 1/4 cup non-fat green yogurt. I was feeling adventurous, I cut sugar to 1/2 cup. First time I made it, that was the only change I made and it came out perfectly. Moist, sweet but not...

Favorited Chicken Cacciatore

Mar 29, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Pork Dumplings

Mar 28, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Shrimp Lo Mein

Mar 28, 2014 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed honey-balsamic lamb chops

Mar 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This sauce is to die for! I saw Giada making this dish on her show the other day. I do not like lamb but I had the feeling all the seasoning would go well on pork chops. So I tried making it with bone-in pork chops last night. Wow. The best pork chops I've ever made. Seasoned pork chops with salt, pepper, and rosemary. I made the sauce but I changed...

Reviewed lemon-mustard potato salad

Mar 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent!! I've made it several times so far and can't get enough! I've made it with baby yukon gold potatoes and red potatoes, I think red potatoes are better. Sometimes I serve it as a salad with arugula and sometimes I serve just the potatoes, either way it is delicious. Last time I made it, I added a little bit of whole grain mustard...

Reviewed Curried White Bean Dip

May 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very easy and fast. I liked the flavor of this dip overall, but I agree with some of the other reviewers who thought it was too salty. I put 1 tsp of kosher salt like the recipe suggested, but found it to be a little too salty. I think next time, I'm going to start with 1/2 tsp salt and add more if necessary. I'm watching the amount of fat intake,"

Reviewed Asian Marinated Pork Chops

May 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for Asian Pork Chops recipe and came across this one. I'm Japanese, so I'm very familiar with Asian cooking. Reading the recipe, I thought it was a good combination of sweet, tangy, salty, and spicy, but it was missing 2 ingredients: soy sauce and sake! I added 2 tbsp each of them. Just like Italians cook with wine, Japanese cook wit"

Reviewed Scallops Provencal

Apr 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy, Quick, and Delicious!!! Can't go wrong with the combination of butter, white wine, and garlic. I didn't have shallots, so I made the dish without it, but it came out just fine. I also forgot to squeeze the lemon at the end, but it still tasted delicious! My suggestion is to have all the ingredients ready (garlic, parsley, and shallots choppe"

Reviewed Apricot Oat Bars

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are SO yummy. I've made it a few times so far. I always make half batch in 8 x 8 baking dish. Halving this recipe is very easy, except you have to beat an egg before you put it in, so you can put "half" an egg. As others have suggested, it is pretty sweet as is. Looking for ways to "lighten" it up a little, I found Apricot preserve made with"

Reviewed Apricot Oat Bars

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are SO yummy. I've made it a few times so far. I always make half batch in 8 x 8 baking dish. Halving this recipe is very easy, except you have to beat an egg before you put it in, so you can put "half" an egg. As others have suggested, it is pretty sweet as is. Looking for ways to "lighten" it up a little, I found Apricot preserve made with"

Reviewed Risotto with Bacon and Kale

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The easiest and tastiest risotto EVER!! Thanks Giada! I made the roasted chicken one night and next time I made this risotto. I actually enjoyed eating this risotto more than the chicken itself... I think what makes this risotto so tasty is the little kick from lemon (you can totally taste the lemon in the final product) and crunchy, salty bacon p"

Reviewed Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first attempt at roasting a whole chicken and it came out GREAT!! It was so flavorful, tender, and moist! I've made it twice so far. For vegetables, I used onion, carrots, fennel, and red potatoes. My vegetables did not get burnt, but they got overcooked and soft as the veggies are in the oven with the chicken for 1.5 hours. First time"

Reviewed Halibut with Artichoke and Olive Caponata

Nov 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I normally love Giada's recipes, and I loved this caponata as well. However, I'm not sure if it goes that well with halibut?! The caponata came out great and I was really excited to eat it with halibut, but I wasn't that impressed with the final product. I'm giving it 4 stars anyway because I liked the caponata, but I won't be making this again wi"

Reviewed Beef Bourguignon

Oct 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Holy moly! This came out SO good. I've made Beef Bourguignon using different recipes before, but Ina's version was the easiest and the tastiest ever!!! It tastes like it can be served at a restaurant, no joke, it's that good. I had to make just a few changes to use what I had on hand: I used brandy instead of cognac, chicken stock instead of beef "

Reviewed Pasta Ponza

Oct 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe. So simple and delicious~! The star ingredient here is the capers, they give such nice kick to this dish. I have made this many times and it comes out great every time. I once added cooked Italian spicy sausages (cut up into small bite size pieces) for my carnivore hubby and it came out great. He likes it with sausages bette"

Reviewed Mustard-Roasted Potatoes

Oct 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a simple, great recipe. It only requires a few ingredients and very easy to make. I saw Ina making it on her show and it made me want to try it! I'm glad I did, the mustard gives a nice little kick to potatoes. I halved the recipe since it was just me and my husband and I cooked 35 minutes. My potatoes cooked perfectly but a lot of onions "

Reviewed Lemon Thyme Bars

Sep 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are SO good!!! If you love lemon, you must try this. The combination of lemon and thyme is so delicious. It is very simple and easy to prepare, you do not need to be a baker to make this. I accidentally forgot to put vanilla, but it still came out great. It smelled so good coming out of the oven, so I couldn't resist it, I cut a small piece "

Reviewed Weeknight Bolognese

Sep 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw Ina make this on her show, and it made me want to try this recipe. It was my first time making bolognese sauce. It came out GREAT! So delicious. I served it over fresh papperdelle. I had tons of sauce left over, and like everyone else is saying, the leftovers are even better. I'm only giving it 4 stars, because for me, the sauce needed to be"

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