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Woodbury, Minnesota

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Reviewed Penne Alla Betsy

Jul 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dish turned out okay. Not great, as I had hoped. It seemed like something was missing. I added a few pinches of red pepper flakes to see if some heat helped. It did, but not enough. More salt? Nope, still not it. I think more garlic might help, as well as replacing some of the cream with a shrimp or seafood stock, or even clam juice. "

Reviewed Northern Italian Pasta Shell Stuffing

Oct 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's a time consuming dish, but worth it. It also makes a huge amount of food! I add 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic, and sometimes use italian sausage instead of the beef. I also like to use more sauce than is called for and don't forget to top with mozzerella cheese! Yummy!"

Reviewed Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Apr 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for Easter. It was a big hit. I used cheeses that I had on hand (mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and colby-jack). It turned out great. I did add half of an onion sliced to the middle layer, and then also added a few dashes of garlic powder. Rich and delicious! I baked for about 45 min.""

Reviewed Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Almonds

Jan 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just finished making this for dinner tonight. I used a whole, cut up chicken minus the wings, and I removed the skin. I didn't have pancetta, so I used bacon instead. I didn't have whole almonds, so I toasted sliced almonds instead. About 1/2 of the almonds got way too dark, and I was afraid to use them. I went ahead and made the almond paste...

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