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Anchorage, Alaska

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Reviewed Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew

Sep 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Special occasion worthy? Yes! I followed the recipe with only one substitution -- recently dried sage (there was no cumin in my spice rack--I go thru it like crazy). I just loved this stew! It allowed me to use ingredients I rarely use like the saffron threads . I bought a small jar of the lemons on the discount shelf last month. THIS was a "

Reviewed Italian Wedding Soup

Aug 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love the combo of ingredients and use of chicken in this recipe! You can't go wrong with this hearty soup. I keep my soup grain-free by omitting bread crumbs (sometimes I sub almond meal) and I spiral cut zucchini to make 'noodles' for this soup. I once laboriously cut them into 1/4 inch pieces (looked like pasta bits--it was time consuming b"

Reviewed Garlic Basil Shrimp

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so light and very satisfying. I used wild caught Alaskan shrimp (frozen/thawed); and used Sauv Blanc because that's what I had. Everything else was as the recipe stated. Very easy to prepare and ready to serve in a jiffy (except peeling those shrimp!) Right after I added the wine to the pan, I also added 3 zuchinni's that were sliced "

Reviewed Beef and Bechamel Lasagna

Mar 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a good lasagna! However, I do believe each cook will need to tweek it just a bit to fit their personal taste. I prepared it according to Melissa's recipe (except I used 2% cottage cheese) and I'm happy with the outcome. I used maybe only 1/4 cup extra water to swoosh out the jar and I sprinkled that on the bottom of the lasagna pan. If...

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Feb 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasty, yes! Simple too. I followed the ingredients list with the exception of using homemade chicken stock in lieu of the wine because I didn't have any. And I don't have a food mill so tried to squoosh both cans of tomatoes through the holes in my colander, which was very time consuming mind you! Taste wise, I thought it was great! I KNOW the...

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