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Reviewed perfect black beans

Aug 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is now my favorite black bean recipe, but I had to make a few changes. I use the quick soak method instead of soaking the beans overnight (perhaps preventing liquid absorption). I cook them in a mix of chicken broth and water to get more flavor, use lime juice instead of vinegar, and leave out the sugar. Delicious over rice! You can even add...

Reviewed chocolate-honey-almond tartlets

May 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly, and they tasted delicious. The honey and the chocolate tasted good together and the crust was crunchy. However, the chocolate filling stuck to the sides of the muffin cups making them difficult to eat.

Reviewed Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Mar 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

5 stars for creativity alone. I left out the lemon extract and added 1/2 tsp of lemon zest instead. When I first tasted it, it tasted like a really sugary avocado (which wasn't terrible). However, after 8 hours or so in the fridge, it just tasted like a lemon icing. The consistency was a bit more runny than a regular buttercream, but wasn't troub...

Reviewed Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Mar 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

5 stars for creativity alone. I left out the lemon extract and added 1/2 tsp of lemon zest instead. When I first tasted it, it tasted like a really sugary avocado (which wasn't terrible). However, after 8 hours or so in the fridge, it just tasted like a lemon icing. The consistency was a bit more runny than a regular buttercream, but it wasn't tr...

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