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Reviewed Iceberg Wedge with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Jan 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I only made the dressing (but Iceberg salad is only as good as the dressing :- It is a wonderfully light tasting blue cheese dressing. I doubled the recipe and added 1 tsp of chopped fresh tarragon which added an earthy anise component that complemented the cheese and chives.""

Reviewed Almost-Famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My benchmark for this is the PF Chang's version. While the flavor was good, the result was more pale than I would have liked and the meat to vegetable ratio was too high. I doubled the recipe for everything but the stir fry sauce which I increased 2.5 times. I'll try again, but use less chicken and more vegetables. Omitted the fried rice stick...

Reviewed Sea Bass with Clams in Lemony Escarole

Feb 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I followed the instructions, except forgot the sugar and added 1/2 cup of white wine and 1/4 c. chopped pancetta to the saute. I used curly escarole and local halibut, as regular escarole and striped bass were not available. While the braising liquid and clams were tasty, the 2 bunches of greens cooked down quite quickly and the color was a little...

Reviewed Mediterranean Eggplant Steaks and Orzo Salad with Walnuts, Oregano and Tomatoes

Jan 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Have no idea because I can't get past the incessant irrelevant banter. Rachael actually defines "diarrhea of the mouth." Everytime I try to watch this show, within 5 minutes I am putting the TV on mute, and try to take in the visual. Rachael repeats her boring anecdotes four or five times during a single show to fill TV time, instead of talking about...

Reviewed Horseradish And Garlic Prime Rib

Dec 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this last year, and plan to make it again for Christmas. I applied the rub to the meat the night before and let it marinate. Made all the difference! Didn't make the mushrooms as not enough mushroom fans.

Reviewed Three Bean and Beef Chili

Dec 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I haven't yet made this, but I noticed while reading the comments that many reviewers needed more spice. I viewed the video, and indeed, Ellie adds 2 chipotle chiles, NOT seeded, and 2 TABLESPOONS of abobo (not teaspoons). While I still think it needs some chili powder just from reading the recipe, this adjustment will certainly help. I also add 1...

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