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Reviewed lentil soup

1 day ago on FoodNetwork.com

Great quick and easy dish with great flavor. I substituted black pepper for the grains of Paradise.

Reviewed lentil soup

1 day ago on FoodNetwork.com

Great quick and easy dish with great flavor. I substituted black pepper for the grains of Paradise.

Reviewed broccoli and cheese soup with croutons

Aug 13, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Fresh made stock adds a bit more flavor. Quick and easy to make.

Reviewed chick pea salad

Jun 9, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Quick and easy side. I added diced mango.

Reviewed tomato and zucchini gratin

Jan 27, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Simple and easy side. I added a layer of shredded motz in between the two layers and once cooked sprinkled fresh basil on top.

Reviewed Emeril's Favorite Tortilla Soup

Oct 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Perfect as is. It's a traditional soup that's supposed to be simple and filling. Don't be cheap with the spices as they create a real depth to the dish. Also make your own stock.

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Sep 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very "rich," dish so keep the portions small. I added cherry tomatoes to try to cut through the richness of the goat cheese. Prob. wont be making this again. "

Reviewed Radicchio-Green Mango Slaw

Sep 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great light salad. Bobby said you can use a green papaya if you can't find a green mango. Heads up , if you use a green papaya you need to soak it in water and baking soda first after shredding it. Green papaya has an odd smell but this process will correct that. "

Reviewed Fish and Corn Chowder

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

Not a chowder...it's more like a creamy fish soup. I added Costa Rican ruby red sweet chili also used tilapia. "

Reviewed Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Jul 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very solid dish..quick and easy and very good flavor. I roasted the beets vs poaching and I think that gave it an extra "kick.""

Reviewed Hearts of Palm, Black Bean, Red Onion and Corn Salad

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

solid quick and easy salad or a side that pairs well with fish or chicken. I found the chive,red onion and Green onion to be "over kill." I went with just the red onion. I also just used fresh lemon juice and oil. "

Reviewed Chicken Tortilla Soup

Apr 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great easy recipe. I used jalapeno and costa rican ruby red sweet chili's. Shred the chicken dont cube it and puree the diced tomatoes. I left the beans out entirely the second time I tested it and liked it even more. "

Reviewed Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad

Apr 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used toasted walnuts and fresh spinach. Quick and easy."

Reviewed Delmonico Steaks with Balsamic Onions and Steak Sauce

Mar 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Onions were great..The steak sauce really isnt a steak sauce it's more of a fortified ketchup. I made a batch and is great on burgers and when you make a meat loaf. I also used red wine vs. sherry. Delmonicos aren't a premium cut so cook mid rare let rest and cut into thin strips then drizzle the sauce over. If you make a batch of the sauce ahead "

Reviewed Sugar Cookies

Feb 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made them for Christmas and were a big hit. Just make sure you time it at 7 mins. because they will burn quickly. Even if they look like they are soft and raw, the extra two minutes on the backing sheet after you remove them from the oven will complete the cooking process without burning them."

Reviewed Chile-Chicken Posole

Jan 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple,easy and tasty. If you dont have green chili's use diced tomatoes and a tsp. of achiote paste to bring out a rich red color. "

Reviewed Pumpkin Cheesecake

Jan 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great and easy. I hate baking but this was a hit at Christmas. Wouldnt change a thing. Make sure you chill it over night and let it set up."

Reviewed Carrot Salad

Jan 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great as is. Second time I hit it with a little agave syrup just to put a twist on it. "

Reviewed Fresh Corn Casserole

Jul 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Quick easy side dish with great flavor..I sub'd a jalapeno for the pimento."

Reviewed Grilled Potato Salad

Jun 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Unlike traditional mayo based potatoe salad, olive oil based vinagarettes seize up once put in the refri. I didnt enjoy any aspect of this receipe and frankly was a waste of food products. "

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna 2

May 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I tried this recipe twice..once using the orig specs and found it to be very bland. Reworked it adding roasted jalepenos,costa rican ruby red chilis and spanish onion in the sauce. Much more flavor."

Reviewed Chayote and Hearts of Palm Salad

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

I added one fresh mango diced and one half of a jalapeno.. I also skipped the olive oil and simply dressed it with lime juice.""

Reviewed White Chicken Chili

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

Very good alternative to traditional ground meat based chili's. I made the following improvements. Once you add the stock sprinkle in a table spoon of maza herena or corn flour to tighten up the sauce. Cut corn tortilla's into thin strips drizzle a little veg.oil salt and cumin and bake in the oven until crispy. Serve the chili in a bowl mound up...

Reviewed Baked Costa Rican-Style Tilapia with Pineapples, Black Beans and Rice

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

Season the fish will a bit of cayanne after removing from the marinaide. Also cover with foil for half the cooking time or the rice gets dry. Over all a quick and enjoyable dish.""

Reviewed Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

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

Very tasty and quick desert. I added toasted coconut shavings on both the bannana layer and on top of the finished pie."

Reviewed Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

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

I added a bit of white wine . Overall was very good. Very rich dish."

Reviewed Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

Jan 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would dial back a bit on the ginger as it overwhelmed the dish. Make sure you have a screaming hot wok or pan and do as suggested and cook in batches. Also shake the cornstarch off well because once you introduce the liquid the meat will stick together. Stir quick and often. Was an ok dish but next time will use less ginger.

Reviewed Aida's - Gallo Pinto

Aug 28, 2010 in null on Food.com

Traditional Pinto also includes 1/2 a red poblano pepper or "chili dulce,"finely diced and 1/2 tsp of minced g..."

Saved Recipe Texas Red Enchilada Sauce by Mark H.

Aug 25, 2010 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Texas Red Enchilada Sauce by Mark H.

Aug 25, 2010 on Food.com

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