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Reviewed wild rice pilaf with nuts and lemon

Sep 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a wonderful recipe. I agree that people should not knock the recipe due to excessive salt - please, just use a small amount and add more at the end, to your taste. Easy fix. I do that with ALL recipes. There are some good variations. I skipped the scallions and instead sauteed some shallots and mushrooms and stirred in at the end - have...

Reviewed sauteed shrimp

Sep 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is so easy and good! Have made it with Key West wild pink shrimp, and wild caught Atlantic shrimp. I skip the flour portion. Have made like 4x and it is foolproof and delicious.

Reviewed Baked Lemon Sole with Sauteed Swiss Chard Recipe : Sunny Anderson : Food Network

Apr 24, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Forgot to add - and I can't edit it - that I used panko bread crumbs.

Reviewed baked lemon sole with sauteed swiss chard

Apr 24, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Honestly, sole is not my favorite fish, so I was daunted when the people I cook for professionally presented me with a tray of sole and asked me to make something with it. I came to Food Network and found this recipe. Well, it was excellent, and as this family of fishermen put it, "gourmet." Very happy with it. Sole is so thin and bland that it...

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Jan 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is exactly what I was looking for in a roast chicken recipe. Superb, and easy. I had all the ingredients on hand except all the fresh thyme, so made without and it was still superb. Will try it next time. Chicken was golden on the outside, tender on the inside, and with excellent sauce to spoon over the purple potatoes I made to go with it....

Reviewed Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy

Nov 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I've never made just a roast turkey breast before, so have nothing to compare it to. However, this turned out just wonderfully, for a small Thanksgiving gathering! I made the turkey just as instructed - used meat thermometer, but must say, it took it right to the edge but not over being overcooked - so watch carefully. I did not make the cider/apple...

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Nov 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

So good! And could not be easier. Was a hit with all as a Thanksgiving side. For some reason could not find the shallots, so subbed chopped red onion and was just fine. Cross your fingers that you get mild tasting brussels sprouts.

Replied to Green Bean Casserole

Nov 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Yes, dislike knee jerk decisions and lack of forgiveness/explanation.

Reviewed Turkey Chili

Nov 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

What a great chili. I made it as described, except: I omitted sugar, doubled hot sauce (srirachi) and chili powder, added a can of black beans. Oh - also added a whole red pepper, in fine dice, and used 1-1/4 lbs turkey, 3/4 dark and 1/4 light. Easy, and the fellow I served it to proclaimed it was the best chili he'd ever had! He liked it with...

Reviewed Spicy Pulled Chicken and Red Bean Stew

Nov 12, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Okay, I loved it. I made a half-batch. It was a very different, nice thing to make on a cold day, with a Cajun feel. I can tolerate moderate spice - I cut the pepper flakes slightly, but other than that, made as described and the heat for me was perfect. I see some comments about the molasses being too sweet, and maybe some types are more intense...

Reviewed Crispy Kale Chips

Nov 9, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Five Stars - IF you use mild, green kale. My first batch I used mild green kale - the recipe couldn't be easier - I did increase the heat to 300 and it came out perfectly. I am going to experiment with the amount of oil, though - they seemed a wee bit oily. I made another batch using red kale that someone gave me - argh, bitter! But that's not...

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

Flat out the best chicken cacciatore I've made. I make it exactly as written, with bone-in chicken. This is the best way. I like it because it is not too tomato-ey - I do personal chef work and the two guys I made it for tonight went back for thirds. It is not a thick sauce, however, I don't find it watery as some mention. Do take time to lay"

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

Flat out the best chicken cacciatore. I make it exactly as written, with bone-in chicken. This is the best way (I've made it also with just boneless breast, not as good). I like it because it is not too tomato-ey - I do personal chef work and the two guys I made it for tonight went back for thirds. It is not a thick sauce, however, I don't fin"

Reviewed Mum's Everyday Red Lentils

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made this for the second time, and it came out very well. Caution - do time the soaking of the red lentils. The first time I made it, I forgot about it - they absorbed too much water, and therefore not enough during cooking, and it was watery. This time, I did watch, and it was much better. The first time, I did not use the serrano chil"

Reviewed Double Blueberry Muffins

Sep 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As everyone else notes, these are 5 star perfect blueberry muffins. They are higher in fat than I'd like for muffins I eat on a steady basis, but if you want to make some special muffins that people will love, this recipe is it! I made no changes. "

Reviewed Asian Grilled Salmon

Sep 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum! I was looking for something different to do with salmon, beyond the lemon-herb treatment. This recipe was so good and couldn't be easier; really enhanced the flavor of the king salmon I made tonight. I do not have a grill so just baked it at 400, and it was delicious. Can't go wrong with Ina Garten."

Reviewed Grilled Vegetables

Aug 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this. I down scaled it and didn't use all the types of veggies, but the ones I did use came out perfectly. In fact, I brought the veggies and the topping to a friend's house to make on the grill, but the grill wasn't working so we just roasted them in a 450 oven. With the basalmic/herb topping it was just right and enjoyed by all - I alwa"

Reviewed French Potato Salad

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This went from 4 to 5 stars after it sat for awhile, so make ahead for flavors to meld if possible. This was a very good and different potato salad - was looking for one without mayo. Brought this to a concert along with some roast chicken and Sunny Anderson's red coleslaw and it was a delicious picnic dinner. I did cut the oil to 7 Tbs and whe"

Reviewed Pat's BBQ Home-Fried Potatoes

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

Well, I really liked these - they were great and not too dry at all. I did not know where to find Neely's bbq seasoning, though (? - couldn't find a recipe for it - I just added more smoked paprika and salt. Used both green and red pepper. Yum. Very nice way to make fried potatoes. Usually I make fried potatoes for breakfast, but this recipe I"

Reviewed Pat's BBQ Home-Fried Potatoes

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

Well, I really liked these - they were great and not too dry at all. I did not know where to find Neely's bbq seasoning, though (?) - couldn't find a recipe for it - I just added more smoked paprika and salt. Used both green and red pepper. Yum. Very nice way to make fried potatoes."

Reviewed Red Cabbage Slaw

Aug 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'll have to join the "5" Star club on this one. I went a little more lightly on the quantities of golden raisins and the red onion. Also downsized the dressing quantity, as I thought it might be too much vinegar for my taste. I threw in some chopped pecans. It does need to sit for awhile to develop the flavor. Proof came a few hours later wh"

Reviewed Brown Rice, Tomatoes and Basil

Aug 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very nice change for a summer side dish. Having great tomatoes and basil is key. I did use brown basmati rice and it came out perfectly with her proportion of rice to water. I'm not sure if I used a pound of tomatoes, but did use quartered very ripe cherry tomatoes, and lots of basil. I preferred it slightly warm. Will be making this again! S"

Reviewed Red Cabbage Slaw

Aug 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'll have to join the "5" Star club on this one. I went a little more lightly on the quantities of golden raisins and the red onion. Also downsized the dressing quantity, as I thought it might be too much vinegar for my taste. I threw in some chopped pecans. It does need to sit for awhile to develop the flavor. Proof came a few hours later wh"

Reviewed Mixed Berry Cobbler

Jul 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good cobbler! If your berries are more tart you might have to add a little more sugar ... but personally, I like fruit desserts that are not overly sweet. I followed some other reviewers in doubling the topping ingredients. I enjoyed this and have made another small one today. I don't use buttermilk as I can't use dairy, so just added a s"

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Jul 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum! So good and so easy. I used frozen chicken tenders for it, thawed first. Love the lemony flavor and light breading."

Reviewed Pan-fried Salmon

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

Perfect. I was looking for a simple and good way to cook a small piece of wild salmon for one person. Came out just right - super fast and easy ... will be making this again."

Reviewed Smothered Pork Chops

Jun 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a great recipe! The fresh thyme is a superb addition - I wouldn't skip this - as well as the seasoning mix. I only used one type of broth - beef - and did a couple of other things slightly differently based on what I had on hand, and it was still wonderful. I probably added an extra TBS of flour to the sauce, and did not have a problem wit"

Reviewed Big Daddy's Apple Cobbler

Jun 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm giving this five stars because it's super easy to make and pretty low in fat and not excessive in sugar - and was really good, and was also dynamite the next day, chilled. Pay attention to the self-rising flour; I didn't, the first time, and ended up throwing on some oats to give it substance. The next time I made it, I just added some baki"

Reviewed Tartar Sauce

May 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Why would you ever buy it, after this? So easy and good. I left it chunky. Served with oven fried cod."

Reviewed Big Daddy's Apple Cobbler

May 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm giving this five stars because it's super easy to make and pretty low in fat - and was really good, and was dynamite the next day, chilled. I made just 1/3 of the recipe - but didn't have enough topping. If I did this again, would make more. After 20 minutes I sprinkled some oats and some more flour on it and baked it another 10 min, and th"

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