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Reviewed Stracotto (Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made it tonight for the second time. Fantastic both times!! I only use half the meat called for (about a 2 1/2 pound roast), but keep all the other ingredients the same to get a good amount of gravy to pour over mashed potatoes. First time I followed the recipe exactly (except for the size of the roast); I can see how some people may not have ...

Reviewed French Onion Soup

Mar 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Fantastic and easy soup recipe! I did make an alteration of a dry white wine instead of red because that is what I had, but it came out perfect nonetheless. It took me longer to caramelize the onions than what the recipe called for, I was using an enameled dutch oven, but it was well worth it. Some French onion soup recipes call for a splash of...

Reviewed Lentil Soup

Dec 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Just made it for the first time tonight. Very yummy! Not as dense, salty, or "bean-y" like canned lentil soups, but still great for a light summer supper or cold winter's night (oh yeah, it's still fall, but why is it so cold outside?!?!).

Reviewed Tagliatelle with Chicken

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Fabulous and so easy to make, a go-to dish when you just don't know what else to make for dinner. I usually will get a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, just supplement the juices with some chicken stock and olive oil if your purchased bird doesn't have enough. I like to substitute figs for the sultanas/raisins, as they go well with the rosemary....

Reviewed Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Nov 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Excellent flavor, and it's a light dish, change of pace from heavy cream-laden greens for holiday dinners. But as many reviewers have recommended, par boil or steam the green beans until they are crisp-tender, and I also like to quickly blanch the kale as well to remove some of the bitterness.

Saute the onions and mushrooms...

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