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Favorited Foie Gras Lollipops

Jun 10, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

After days of heavy meals..this was refreshing.

1)Took foodfoodfood advice (below) and let lemon zest hang out in oil to raise the taste
2)Used spinach instead of arugula
3)Next time will roast shrimp before putting in the dish""

Reviewed Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific. So easy to make and delicious.
I also had to thicken the sauce with corn starch.

I also added some pesto paste for some added flavor as I like a punch up in the sauce. (try it) You can get paste at any store.

Added yellow & red chopped peppers--nice color and some texture.
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Reviewed Sweet Potato Balls

Dec 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Surprise marshmellow in the middle was, well a sweet surprise.

Fun alternative to the old-school pile of potatoes. I was worried about the possible explosion so I tested one in the oven to get the test time down..you can tell when they are about to explode because you will see a bit of a crack opening. For my oven, it was 13 ...

Reviewed Scalloped Potato Gratin

Dec 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So-So. I wanted to be much more cheesy and flavorful. No one commented at the table so I knew they were not a hit. One person mentioned her mother has a great recipe...that was the confirmation that these were so-so.""

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Dec 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Served at Christmas Dinner...everyone raved.
I bought a block of pancetta and cubed as I have seen it done in other cooking. It seemed to be a better options as we had baby brussel sprouts from our organic farmer. Also used low-sodium broth.""

Reviewed Spinach Gnocchi

Jan 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Horrible...followed the recipe exactly.
Not light or delicious.

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