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Reviewed Indian Summer Stew: Butternut Squash, Coconut, and Lentil Stew

Dec 1, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, this recipe is SO much greater than it sounds like it will be from the sum of its parts. Easy and delicious!! I think any lentils will suffice; I added a bit of finely diced carrots and onions since I didn't have any vegetable stock the second time I made this soup, and also added extra cumin (I think my ground cumin is weaker than most - I always...

Reviewed Chianti Marinated Beef Stew

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

Just so-so, quite bland and tough considering all the work we put into it. You may want to wait until closer to the end to add the herbs so they don't lose their flavor after the long cooking time. We couldn't even taste the rosemary and rosemary is a strong flavor. I think anchovies, mushrooms, and onions would add something to this recipe as ot...

Reviewed Apricot and Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

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

We substituted chopped pecans for the pine nuts and they came out great! Easy and delicious. I think you could add orange or almond extract as others have suggested and you could probably substitute any dried fruit in these too. Definitely toast the almonds as they add a lot of flavor. Without leavening, the cookies are quite flat and crispy but ...

Reviewed Creamy Pecan Pralines

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

Delicious and authentic! I too added a pinch of salt. The reason this recipe is considered difficult is that you must be very patient and stir constantly to get the pralines right. I know a lot of recipes SAY to stir constantly, but this recipe means it. The mixture will boil rapidly for quite a while (15 minutes or so) while you temp it over and...

Reviewed Pomegranate Gelatin

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

I used a pomegranate juice called Lowell from World Market, which was not from concentrate. I too added more sugar as well as cherry vodka to make some upscale jello shots: 3c pom juice, 3+ packets gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and then mixed in 1 cup cherry vodka at the stage when Alton mixes in his arils. Easy and delicious! ""

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