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Reviewed Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Jun 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I don't like to change the recipe and rate, but I'm pinching pennies these days and used what I had. My changes were: Russet potatoes instead of fingerling, and by mistake I accidentally used apple cider VINEGAR instead of just cider (duh!) I added a little brown sugar and it turned out fabulous. The vinegar cooked off - thank goodness.


Reviewed Chicken Soup

Sep 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The smell of this alone will put a smile on your face. Nothing can replace fresh thyme, dill, whole peppercorns, yumm. I love the earthy flavor of the parnsnips too, they are a must.

To those who think it's wasteful, I 1) Freeze the ends of celery, carrots, onion peels, garlic skins, etc from every day cooking to use for stock....

Reviewed Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Aug 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This dish literally makes me smile! The second time, I kept the sweet corn raw and I think I might even like it a little better, and also noticed the corn tasts doesn't overpower the dish as much when saved for leftovers.

I find myself craving this all the time now."

Reviewed Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

Aug 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great refreshing dish. Powerful flavors. Do not skip the fennel, it it sets the dish off! I followed the recipe exactly and found the dressing to be a tad salty. I think next time I'll make it skewer style. the sauce is very versatile. Yumm -- thx Giada!

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