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Reviewed Michael's Tacos with Chicken Taco Filling

Jul 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

If you were expecting "taco seasoning packet" flavor then, yes, you'll be disappointed. This was a delightful change of flavors and we enjoyed it very much. When my husband asks for seconds then I know we have a hit. I, too, cooked the chicken breasts whole then shredded them in to the sauce. I had an avocado so sliced it for yet another layer "

Reviewed Fettuccine Pasta with Prosciutto, Peas, and a Cream Sauce

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I followed the directions precisely.. Except.... I discovered I had no cream in the fridge. I did, however, have a small container of mascarpone cheese, which, combined with some hot pasta water did the trick. I used a small shell shaped pasta... Sort of looked liked little snail shells. We liked how the peas got caught in the shells. Also had n"

Reviewed English Muffins

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

After reading the ingredients on a popular english muffin package, I decided I wanted to control what my family ate. This recipe fits the bill. I followed the recommendation of another blogger who used this recipe but added 1 tsp of baking soda. I used a white whole wheat flour.

Don't have same size rings so just made three...

Reviewed Onion and Pepper Smothered Round Steak

Oct 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I prepared the Essence with 1/3 the cayenne pepper and only added a pinch to the was yummy for me but my "super taster" daughter would never have eaten it.. I used veal stock that I had on hand instead of chicken and my round steak was grass-fed so did not require long cooking time. Very nice gravy. Will definitely make again but I'm "

Reviewed The Best Chili You Will Ever Taste

Feb 1, 2012 in on

I thought certainly other reviewers were exaggerating the sweetness issue but, alas, they were not. Sugar has no business in chili. I, too, will go back to my old standby recipe for chili. It's way better."

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