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Joined Date: Oct 02, 2004
Reviewed Mini Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake
"Excellent. I made them in the over sized cupcake pans. The recipe made the perfect 6. I made half of the orange syrup and it was plenty. I poked the tops with a cake tester before brushing the syrup on with my silicone pastry brush. It took all of the 30 minutes to bake them. Ina has the best recipes. I love everything I make of hers. I cannot wai"
Reviewed Daube a la Provencale
"This Daube was to die for! My husband is still talking about it. The macronade was a great accompaniment. I did marinate it for longer than instructed and the meat was so tender. Melissa...you are two for two now. I am making this for company next time. It is sure to be a hit. ""
"Delicious! My husband said that it was better than the one we get at the Greek Festival here on Cape Cod every summer. I followed the recipe and made no changes. It is time consuming and if I was to make it for company I would prep it the day before then assemble and bake before the guests arrive. This is going in my recipe file. Thank you Melis""
Reviewed Chinese Chicken Salad
"This is a fabulous salad. I like the idea of the two cabbages and not lettuces because it does not wilt if you have leftovers. The dressing is so delicious. Great summer lunch.""
Reviewed Red Berry Trifle
"I could not get the cream to thicken. There needs to be some adjustment to this recipe. I was so excited to make it for Christmas dinner and it flopped. I don't have a clue why it did not thicken. I measured everything perfectly. I will try making the cream again and add more cornstarch and see if this helps. Very disappointed. C'est la vie!""
Reviewed Gingerbread House
"I am off to a bad start with this recipe. I have added a least an extra cup of flour. Without it, the dough was VERY sticky. I measured everything very carefully. Hopefully it will be easier to work with after it has chilled for a good two hours. Did anyone else have that problem? I bake all the time and decided to try this recipe for a change. No""
Reviewed Pasta Puttanesca
"I have been making this dish since I first saw it on Rachel's show years ago. I absolutely love it. I have added some shrimp at the end and cooked until just pink and it is a delicious addition. A staple in my house.
Reviewed Portuguese Chourico and Kale Soup
"First off...not nearly enough liquid. It called for a quart of stock and 2 quarts nearly did it. I had to add some water as well. One quart had to be a typo. I used kidney beans. I never put chick peas in my kale soup. The kale is not going to wilt in 5 mins. it takes a long time to soften up. All in all the soup came out good. I hope she will make changes to the recipe on her site.
I am a foody. Love to bake and create new recipes and try old and new ones.