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Reviewed fruit salad with orange-vanilla syrup

Jun 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is wonderful. What the orange syrup does for the halved grapes! I've made this twice now and we think it only gets better the next day. Sliced bananas are a wonderful addition, but I add those at the last minute. I have never used a vanilla bean - I just add a dash of vanilla extract to the syrup after it is cooled, just before I pour it...

Reviewed beef stew with root vegetables

May 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is the best beef stew I've ever made. I used just potatoes and carrots (a lot of carrots - closer to 6 or 7 carrots) since grocery stores in southeast Michigan do no reliably carry parsnips and/or turnips. We also prefer less meat and used half the amount of beef. I used my husband's Irish Red style home brew - and following the recipe exactly...

Reviewed Skillet Rosemary Chicken

Sep 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I make this to my family's taste and we love the strong flavors of lemon, rosemary and garlic and use more than what the recipe calls for - I even add more crushed red pepper. Using fresh rosemary is very important. I'm not a fan of mushrooms so we add lots of frozen (thawed) Brussels sprouts just before we put it in the oven. For even more fla"

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