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Replied to Cioppino Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Dec 21, 2014 on

You obviously have no taste. This recipe is amazing and always gets rave reviews at our dinner parties.

Replied to lemon-berry icebox cake

Aug 10, 2014 on

This was undoubtedly the worst culinary failure of my long cooking career. I followed the directions explicitly and when I inverted the dessert onto my serving plate it was one big gooey mess. It barely held way could I cut it in even, pretty slices. It looked nothing like the photo...just a mess. My instinct told me this should...

Reviewed Carnitas

Apr 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Don't waste your time or money on this recipe. I also live in San Diego and have had the carnitas many times at Old Town Mex...and they are delicious. Guaranteed, this is NOT their recipe. So, I'm echoing the comments of other locals. Just go there when you're visiting and be prepared for a real treat. They make all of their tortillas by hand."

Reviewed White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

Feb 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Blah...this was one of the worst things I've ever made. Took it to a Super Bowl gathering and I finally just threw it away. Nobody was eating it. Let me say I LOVE Giada and use a lot of her recipes...this just had no taste. I even tried to jazz it up after tasting it...added more lemon juice and salt...still bland. Added red pepper flakes, ...

Reviewed Outrageous Brownies

Jun 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Sorry, but these can't compare to Cocoa brownies with browned butter and walnuts from Epicurious. Give them a try and then decide."

Reviewed Pumpkin Cheesecake

Nov 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

To the baker who doesn't like graham cracker crust, you can easily substitute a gingersnap crust. It's delicious with pumpkin!

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