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Reviewed Brown Rice Salad

Jan 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We're vegetarians so I leave out the bacon, and I only use 1/2 teaspoon of salt when baking the rice. That being said, this has turned out to be a staple recipe for my household. I bake brown rice anytime the dish is empty!

Very forgiving as well. I've left it for a good 10 minutes extra, had the foil-covered dish of rice and boiling...

Reviewed Dark Salty Caramels

Jan 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The first time I made this it burned, but I'm sure it was user error. My pot isn't terribly heavy, my gas burners run a little hot, and my very cheap candy thermometer was far past its useful lifetime. The second time, I used a heat diffuser under my pot and a new heavy-duty candy thermometer. Not sure which made the difference, probably both, but...

Reviewed Dark Salty Caramels

Jan 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The first time I made this it burned, but I'm sure it was user error. My pot isn't terribly heavy, my gas burner runs a little hot, and the thermometer was far past its useful lifetime. The second time, I used a heat diffuser under my pot and a new heavy-duty thermometer. Not sure which made the difference, probably both, but the caramels turned out...

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