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Reviewed Roast "Sticky" Chicken

Jul 28, 2013 in on

I have made this many times with the following observations: I no longer use all the spices--just white & black pepper and salt--because I think this allows the chicken flavor to shine through (and no butter, oil, or basting). Convection speeds up the cooking considerably--4 pounder in 3-3 1/2 hours; a 7 lb roaster would, of course, take longer. ...

Reviewed Fantastic Taco Casserole

Jan 7, 2013 in on

Pretty good. I added some chopped onion when browning the ground beef. Beyond that, followed the recipe as written. I think this is a little tame for my tastes, so next time, I will amp it up--maybe with spicier salsa or a can of RoTel. Not putting the corn chips on the bottom was a great suggestion."

Reviewed Antioxidant Fruit Salad

Aug 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

A wonderful summer fruit salad. I skipped the pomegranate (not in season) and added chopped crystallized ginger and zest and juice of one lime. The key to this is ripe mangos, otherwise some sugar may be needed. Better the next day."

Reviewed Mushroom Risotto with Peas

Apr 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Except for halving, I followed this recipe exactly. Others liked this; I did not. So, after numerous trys, restaurant and homemade, I'm forced to conclude that risotto is not for me. Seems like a lotta work for what turns out to be rice porridge. I'll stick with pilaf."

Reviewed South Indian Vegetable Curry

Jan 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Disappointing. This interesting recipe looked like it would have plenty of flavor and kick. It has neither. Won't make again.

Reviewed Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jan 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Loved the meatballs; the pomodoro sauce, not so much. Kinda oily. Will use a different red sauce next time.

Reviewed Slut's Spaghetti

Nov 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Disappointing. Basically, this is only slightly doctored up canned tomatoes on pasta. Other puttanescas start out with at least a decent red sauce. Not this one.

Reviewed Lena's Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce

Nov 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Wonderful! Great update to an older concept. The brown/roast idea for the meatballs is brilliant, and the sauce (without the usual sour cream) is exceptional. I think the lingonberry and black currant jams, although difficult to find, are key to this recipe. (Whole Foods has both.) Next time, I may substitute 1/2&1/2 because the cream makes this dish...

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