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Torrance, California

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Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Jul 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is fantastic. It went together quickly and is absolutely delicious. The only changes I made are that I went with all bone-in, skin-on thighs and I left out the capers (I find them too salty.) I will absolutely make this again, probably on a regular basis."

Reviewed Pork Carnitas

Oct 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I live in southern California and have great Mexican restaurants around me, but I will probably never buy carnitas again. This is, far and away, the best carnitas I've ever had (and carnitas is a big favorite of mine in general). I did cut the cumin in half, because I find it can be a little overwhelming in most recipes, but other than that I foll"

Favorited Eggplant and Squash Curry

Aug 26, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Spicy Zucchini, Pepper and Potato Soup

Aug 26, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited BBQ Chicken, Red Bean and Corn Country Chowder

Jul 14, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Good Eats Meatloaf

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

Wow. This is my new go-to meatloaf recipe. I used a green bell pepper in place of the red - the red were just too expensive - but that's the only way I strayed from the recipe. It's moist, tender and flavorful. In the future, I may scale back a little bit on the cumin in the glaze, but that's the only way I can imagine changing it... and I'm not ...

Reviewed Leek Potato Soup

Jan 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really great! This is my new go-to potato-leek soup recipe. I was skeptical, thinking it sounded like something was going to be missing, but I wouldn't change a thing. Okay... I did change one thing... I didn't have vegetable stock, so I used chicken stock. Unlike some other folks, I did *not* find it to have too much dairy. I thought it was the ...

Reviewed Greek Taco!

Sep 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was awesome.

Followed the recipe to the letter and it was great. I made the tzaziki and the salsa a few hours ahead of time so when it came to dinner time, all I had to do was cook the lamb and warm up the pitas.

To those who would review a recipe without having made it: don't. "Too many ingredients" is...

Reviewed Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo

Jun 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. I did make a few (minor) adjustments.

Since I couldn't spend 50% more for bone-in pork chops (when did *they* get so expensive!?!?!?), I got boneless chops and briefly brined them (about 40 minutes in about 4 cups of water, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup kosher salt - I think I could have cut the brine in half... there...

Reviewed Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup

Feb 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really like this one. When I opened up the package I discovered there was a third chicken breast, so I added a couple of cups more water (so they were all submerged) and I did add the garlic (I used about equal parts ginger and garlic to add up to three tablespoons) and I think it's great with it. I cut the sesame oil about in half as it can be...

Reviewed Shepherd's Pie

Jan 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is far-and-away the best Shepherd's Pie I've ever had. It takes considerably longer than the recipe states to make (it takes me the better part of 3 hours before it even goes in the oven), but it's well worth the effort (but best done on a day where you have a few free hours in the afternoon.)

The beer makes the recipe. I use...

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