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Reviewed wedgelet kabobbies

Mar 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Another Jeff Mauro Hit! First, the Mauro Bacon Method - perfect - I will never cook bacon in a pan again! It allows you to cook the bacon with no burning and virtually no mess. It simmers the bacon without splattering which happens when you cook on a rack, and that ends up being a huge mess - rack, sheet pan and the inside of your oven.
I...

Reviewed Homemade Creme Fraiche

Dec 30, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

More than tasty. I made this to add in to Rachel's white Coq au Vin - I mixed it up in the morning and it wasn't quite ready, but added it in at the last minute as instructed and it added a beautiful creaminess to the dish. Making it again tonight for tomorrow night's New Years Eve dinner! The cr���me fraiche tasted delicious on it's own, so I'm making...

Replied to Weeknight Bolognese

Dec 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Couple of hints about tomato paste. Many stores have tomato paste in a tube - best invention ever. But if you have only canned tomato paste, roll the remainder into a small bag or wrap in plastic wrap and throw in the freezer. Next time you need paste, you can literally cut a chunk off and use it in your recipe.

Replied to Weeknight Bolognese

Dec 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Couple of hints about tomato paste. Many stores have tomato paste in a tube - best invention ever. But if you have only canned tomato paste, roll the remainder into a small bag or wrap in plastic wrap and throw in the freezer. Next time you need paste, you can literally cut a chunk off and use it in your recipe.

Reviewed Winter White Coq Au Vin

Dec 11, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was awesome! Made it for dinner tonight with chicken legs. The last minute addition of mustard and fresh tarragon really topped it off. I made cr���me fraiche with Emeril's recipe this morning and even tho it wasn't quite ready, I added it in 30 minutes before the dish was done. Perfection! Thanks again Rachael, you are number one in my book.

Reviewed Cheesy Onion Artichoke Dip

Feb 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw this episode but wasn't really paying close attention. I saved it to Chef Tap (great app for organizing recipes from any site), thinking it was a spinach artichoke dip recipe. When I started to gather ingredients, I realized there was no spinach in the recipe, but I added a package of frozen chopped spinach anyway, and it was delicious! Only"

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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

Delish. I made this a few weeks ago with boneless chicken thighs - I only had a bit of Marsala so I mixed in some sherry and it was still awesome. Great flavors, especially from the mild sweet garlic and mushrooms. I am making it again tonight with bone-in chicken thighs and all Marsala wine. I'm also adding escarole - my new favorite green. This "

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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

Delish. I made this a few weeks ago with boneless chicken thighs - I only had a bit of Marsala so I mixed in some sherry and it was still awesome. Great flavors, especially from the mild sweet garlic and mushrooms. I am making it again tonight with bone-in chicken thighs and all Marsala wine. I'm also adding escarole - my new favorite green. This "

Reviewed Mexican Milanese Style Sandwiches ("Tortas"

Jan 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

First choice for "sandwich night". The chicken came out just perfectly - tender and crispy on the outside with the blend of avocado, tomato and Chipotle mayo on a Portuguese roll - absolutely AWESOME. I will definitely make these again. I may try to bake the chicken next time on a baking sheet lightly oiled - they were not oily at all, but if we're...

Reviewed Brown Butter Banana Muffins

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

Okay, simply wonderful. I added 1 tsp of Rumford Aluminum Free Baking Powder - 55 mg sodium plus a 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the flour to simulate self-rising flour and a 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Everything else just like the recipe, using agave syrup. These were light, fluffy, perfectly baked in 25 minutes. Just ate my second one...yum.

Reviewed Rice Pilaf with Chorizo Casserole

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

I don't plan very well, so I made this for dinner tonight from the start. It was wonderful and could qualify for a 40-minute meal. I used 1/2 an Italian frying pepper with 1/2 a red pepper and added 1/2 a jar of diced roasted pepper to mix in with the onion and peas. I also added a few dashes of Penzey's Adobo to the veges as they cooked. If you use...

Reviewed Rice Pilaf with Chorizo Casserole

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

I don't plan very well, so I made this for dinner tonight from the start. It was wonderful and could qualify for a 40-minute meal. I used 1/2 an Italian frying pepper with 1/2 a red pepper and added 1/2 a jar of diced roasted pepper to mix in with the onion and peas. I also added a few dashes of Penzey's Adobo to the veges as they cooked. If you use...

Reviewed Brown Butter Banana Muffins

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

Okay, simply wonderful. I added 1 tsp of Rumford Aluminum Free Baking Powder - 55 mg sodium plus a 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the flour to simulate self-rising flour and a 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Everything else just like the recipe, using agave syrup. These were light, fluffy, perfectly baked in 25 minutes. Just ate my second one...yum.

Reviewed Brown Butter Banana Muffins

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

Okay, simply wonderful. I added 1 tsp of Rumford Aluminum Free Baking Powder - 55 mg sodium plus a 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the flour to simulate self-rising flour and a 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Everything else just like the recipe, using agave syrup. These were light, fluffy, perfectly baked in 25 minutes. Just ate my second one...yum.

Reviewed Ricotta Pancakes with Roasted Golden Delicious Apples and Roasted Prosciutto

Oct 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Best pancakes EVER! I used 1.5 c ricotta and 1 cup of flour plus 1 tbsp. and went light on the lemon juice- it was the perfect touch. My only challenge was keeping my cast iron griddle at the right temp - med low is best to keep from burning. I kept them on a plate in the oven on 200 degrees which I think helped to finish cooking them. They held up...

Reviewed Ricotta Pancakes with Roasted Golden Delicious Apples and Roasted Prosciutto

Oct 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Best pancakes EVER! I used 1.5 c ricotta and 1 cup of flour 1 tbsp. and went light on the lemon juice- it was the perfect touch. My only challenge was keeping my cast iron griddle at the right temp - med low is best to keep from burning. I kept them on a plate in the oven on 200 degrees which I think helped to finish cooking them. They held up for...

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