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Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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Reviewed Seafood Pasta in a Foil Package

Jul 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! Don't cook the scallops or the shrimp all the way thru, though, before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Sear them both in a HOT pan only until you get the sear but not a complete thorough cooking. You must try this. Love most of her recipes and love her show. Refreshing in this day of loud and boisterous shows that are not real"

Reviewed The Best Green Beans Ever

Apr 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm no longer skeptical. I thought there was little you could do with green beans to make them excellent instead of just good. This recipe does it. I used 2 half-pound bags of whole "steamable" FRESH green beans -- the kind you get in the produce section already cleaned. I even made them in advance and reheated them without them gettying mushy. If"

Reviewed Fresh Pea Soup

Feb 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Outstanding. I made a couple of changes, but don't omit the mint. Not a mint fan myself, I did put it in and it doesn't at all overwhelm the flavor of the soup. I also added instead of 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. + 2 heaping T. of Better Than Bouillon chicken concentrate. Instead of creme fraiche, I used half-and-half. And instead of her tedious blender i"

Reviewed Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Apr 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is outstanding exactly as written, which is the way I tried it. I don't understand all the really fundamental changes some reviewers make in the recipe. They may as well make something else, but some of the changes are NOT this recipe. The cheeses are perfect as is. The dried spices are perfect, no garlic is just fine in this recipe. T"

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