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Bangor, Maine

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Reviewed Easy and Simple Fried Rice

Jan 22, 2014 in null on Food.com

We love this recipe. It is our favorite fried rice and have made no other since trying this!"

Reviewed Parmesan Herbed Orzo

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A really nice, light, simple dish that was just right on a warm afternoon. "

Reviewed Crab Cakes with Spicy Cream

Jul 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Seriously Delicious! We make traditional Maryland style crab cakes usually, but I really wanted something different. And we are trying to eat healthier, so this recipe hit the mark in every way. I wouldn't change a thing. One thing I did differently is the way that I baked them. I always have problems with crab cakes falling apart whether fry"

Reviewed Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Jul 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have tried so many recipes for gumbo, but my husband doesn't eat fish, so this sounded great for us. I have never before gotten such a wonderful taste out of a recipe. I couldn't get the file powder, but it was just fine without. I did add okra because I love it so much. The taste was so authentic, I'm making it tonight for the 4th time in 2"

Reviewed Cool Sesame Cucumbers

May 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I could eat these all day long, they are addictive."

Reviewed Flatbread with White Bean Hummus, Caramelized Onions, Black Olives and Spanish White Anchovies

May 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used a package pita (joseph's oat flax) and this was sooooo delicious!"

Reviewed Italian Hummus

May 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

One word.... Amazing!"

Reviewed Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts

May 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just loved this, served it with a thick fish stew and it was delicious."

Reviewed Pesto Pea Salad

May 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious, very easy to make, very refreshing in spring, even my picky husband raved. Thanks Ina"

Reviewed Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca

May 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So delicious, I could eat it every day! So easy to make too."

Reviewed Spicy Chard Soup

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very Impressive Soup! It is so rustic and comforting. The balance of sour (lemon) and hot sauce (i used siracha, because that's what i had) was perfect. So tasty and filling with the added benefit of being super healthy, who could ask for more?"

Reviewed Neely's Chicken and Dumplings

Apr 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ooooohhh Weeeee, this was delicious! Whenever I have made dumplings in the past, they were like rocks. These were like fluffly clouds of happiness. Just like Nana's chicken and dumplings. I will find excuses to make this again and again!"

Reviewed Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mar 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So amazing! The flavor was perfect, the texture was perfect, a little crunch on the edges and the rest nice and chewy. They were so easy to make as well. I did notice that the size of these were critical. If one was too small, it was fully crunchy and if it was too big, well then too soft. The one thing that I did do that was not part of the...

Reviewed Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mar 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Well, I gave this a "good" review because my meat was lovely and the timing was perfect for the veg. But, the time for the veg really only worked because I cut my potatoes in half, knowing full well they would take much longer than I wanted if they were whole. I have to say though that the "sauce" at the end had absolutely no flavor. I think this...

Reviewed Otto's Beer Cheese Soup

Mar 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We made this soup exactly as the recipe is written (except we used Sam Adams for the beer) and we thought it was absolutely wonderful. Mine wasn't thick like a fondue, it was exactly as beer cheese soup should be, a little thick because it's made with cheese and cream, but it was definitely a soup. We took the suggestions and had it with some yummy...

Reviewed Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash

Mar 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OH so wonderful and delicious. You're right Anne, this recipe rocks! I made the Maple Cayenne Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash together and I have to be honest it was one of the best dinners I've made. I actually under-reduced my glaze (I was afraid of over-reducing) but it was nonetheless amazing. Thanks Anne for a great recipe, I will definitely...

Reviewed Maple and Cayenne Glazed Chicken

Mar 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OH so wonderful and delicious. You're right Anne, this recipe rocks! I made the Maple Cayenne Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash together and I have to be honest it was one of the best dinners I've made. I actually under-reduced my glaze (I was afraid of over-reducing) but it was nonetheless amazing. Thanks Anne for a great recipe, I will definitely...

Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

Mar 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delish! And so easy to make. I always avoided making lasagna thinking it was labor intensive, but this was very easy and the flavors were well balanced. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.... I think I'll go have some more!"

Reviewed Sloppy Bombay Joes

Mar 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were very good sloppy joes, a nice change to a beloved comfort food. I really wouldn't change a thing, we would definitely make them again. I thought the heat level was perfect, a little spicy for my husband but he still raved!"

Reviewed Sloppy Bombay Joes

Mar 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were very good sloppy joes, a nice change to a beloved comfort food. I really wouldn't change a thing, we would definitely make them again. I thought the heat level was perfect, a little spicy for my husband but he still raved!"

Reviewed Sloppy Bombay Joes

Mar 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were very good sloppy joes, a nice change to a beloved comfort food. I really wouldn't change a thing, we would definitely make them again. I thought the heat level was perfect, a little spicy for my husband but he still raved!"

Reviewed Swiss Steak

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

This wasn't mind-blowing or anything new, but it was exactly what I wanted! Good yummy comfort food that reminded me of my childhood. It was simple to make and budget friendly and we loved it. I will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Spiced Walnut Carrot Cake with Pineapple

Feb 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was tasty and moist and I really like that it was so chock full of all the fruits and nuts. I used the exact pan suggested and it took about 1 1/2 hours to cook. It was good I can't say I would make it again as I think Ina's carrot cake is better."

Reviewed Spiced Walnut Carrot Cake with Pineapple

Feb 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was tasty and moist and I really like that it was so chock full of all the fruits and nuts. I used the exact pan suggested and it took about 1 1/2 hours to cook. It was incredibly moist. Although I can't say I would make it again as I think Ina's carrot cake is better."

Reviewed Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Feb 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really don't know what else can be said about these after reading the reviews. They were excellent and without a doubt the best muffins ever. They were moist, light and delicious, perfection!"

Reviewed Basil Chicken Hash

Feb 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We absolutely loved this. I can't imagine how anyone found this to be bland, I thought it had lots of flavor. I also thought the lemon, cheese and sour cream were excellent accompaniments. I honestly couldn't care less if this recipe is an "authentic" version of someone else's recipe. It's Ina's recipe and that is more than good enough for me....

Reviewed Peach Muffins

Feb 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great texture, great taste, so easy to make, yummy!

Reviewed Arborio Rice Pudding

Feb 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There are a couple of reviews that give "corrections" to this recipe. As suggested, I used 1 quart of milk and only 1/2 cup of sugar and left the rest the same, although it did take about 20 - 25 minutes to incorporate the milk. After that, I would say this was DELICIOUS! Even my husband who doesn't like sweets very much loved it. As suggested,...

Reviewed Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Feb 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were pretty good, nothing to write home about, not much flavor.

Reviewed Penne in Almond Sauce

Jan 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh so delicious! We love pasta and this was a very nice change from the ordinary. A little like a very creamy pesto taste with the refreshing lemon. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks Giada for such a lovely recipe, we will definitely make this one again.

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