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Reviewed Apple Cider-Braised Pork Chop Sammy with Apple Slaw

Jul 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Really liked this recipe! The pork came out tender and moist, and with a good flavor. I loved the apple slaw as well. The celery seeds really add something to the slaw, so don't skip them. I tried to grate my apple using a food processor with a shredding attachment, and that did not work well (it shredded them much too finely, and they turned "

Reviewed Flandango

Jul 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The flan recipe is great, easy, and almost foolproof. I don't think the recommended toppings are good, however. Caramel and chocolate sauce might work ok, but I used jam, and by the time you chill it, it's a jelly-like mass that sits atop the flan and covers up the flavor. I would recommend putting just sugar on the bottom, and perhaps warming "

Reviewed Avocado Soup with Salsa Fresca

Jul 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a great basis for a soup, but on its own, it's far too bland.
First, I found that if I were to add all of the broth and creme, it would be quite watery. I wanted my soup to have a more rich, velvety texture, so I withheld some of the liquid (nearly a cup of the broth).
I also found that using only salt, pepper, lime, and...

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