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Concord, California

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Reviewed Cheater's Duck Confit

Oct 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is an amazing recipe that is a real winner for dinner guests. Yes, it takes some time but is not difficult. The duck is rich, tasty and falling off the bone. The onions are a perfect accompaniment. We served this for a formal dinner party and the guests all raved. I will definitely do this again. [Note, how much duck fat you get varies...

Reviewed Lemon Semifreddo with Orange and Mango Salad

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

I have made this twice now and it is a HUGE hit - great refreshing tasty desert. Make the semifredo a day or 2 ahead and leave it in the freezer. And you can make the fruit salad several hours ahead and refrigerate (just take out and let worm slightly. Note, you don't have to have a standing mixer - you can whip and cool with a hand mixer. It "

Reviewed Mushroom Soup with Bacon

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

A winner!!!! Easy to make and huge flavor. Just follow the recipe (and, yes, frying the bacon in butter really makes the difference). My dinner guests loved it. You could serve a large bowl of this with bread or a roll for a lunch."

Reviewed Turnip Gratin

Dec 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW - what an amazing and fun side dish. This is a terrific change from the usual potato dishes. I served last night for a dinner party and the guests all raved about them (and asked for the recipe). The cheese was perfect, in my opinion. I agree with Anne's recommendation to let the dish sit (covered) for a little time after baking so that it"

Reviewed Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego

Dec 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are a HUGE hit whenever I make them. I use regular dates and they work fine. You can make ahead and refrigerate: just let come to room temperature before baking. People LOVE these and they are such an easy do-ahead finger food for any event. If you are looking for a new appetizer to wow your friends with, this is it. Thanks Anne."

Reviewed Butternut Squash Mostarda

Oct 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

One word: OUTSTANDING!!! This is a great recipe. It makes a really good side-dish for fish or chicken. You can prepare almost to the end, put on the back of the stove and then finish when you are ready. It also refrigerates and reheats. [Hint: Mustard Oil - Check out an Indian grocery. They will have it. Not expensive.] I will definitely "

Reviewed Butternut Squash and Pork Lasagna

Oct 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I prepared this with someone who is a cook I respect. And we ate it with another cook I respect. We all agreed on the following.

The recipe it a very good one. We prepared in advance as Ann suggested. When we ate it, the sense was that it wasn't quite "finished". Thre ragout seemed lost (but was delicious when we tasted it...

Reviewed Butternut Squash and Pork Lasagna

Oct 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was VERY excited with the opportunity to try this recipe. Over all, it is very good. I agree with some suggestions below: (1) it is time-intensive, (2) divide it up and do the pork ragout ahead, (3) we had squash left over. I prepared this with someone who is a cook I respect. And we ate it with another cook I respect. We all agreed on the"

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