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Reviewed Spinach and Pancetta Strata

Apr 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As a 'strata virgin" I was a bit cautious after reading all the comments about being 'soggy', "bland", "bready." But I followed the recipe exactly (albeit did add a bit of swiss cheese to each layer, subbed 2 large shallots for the onions, used 10oz of bagged spinach instead of the frozen, and 1 pound of bacon in place of the pancetta) and it was "

Reviewed Israeli Couscous with Raisins

Apr 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and inexpensive to make. I doubled the recipe for a large party using TRADER JOE's Harvest Grain Blend. Using another reviewer's advice I soaked the raisins in lemon juice to plump them (and added the zest of the lemon too). I also added two grated carrots for color. Served as a cold side dish and pleasantly surprised with the overall dish...

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