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yajinang

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Reviewed Black Bean and Corn Salad

Jul 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love recipes where ingredients called for are simple and what I happen to have on hand. I have to admit that I didn't have the snow peas, but I was able to use left over ears of corn I had in the fridge. Nice flavors, and picky boyfriend was surprised it was better than he expected."

Reviewed Chicken-Andouille Casserole

Jun 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

To be fair, I didn't have several of the ingredients called for in this recipe. However, the recipe is a solid starting point to make a good meal.

I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, but next time will mix it up with breasts. Used 2% milk in place of the cream, but the recipe is already fatty enough, that we truly didn't...

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

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

Simplified the recipe a bit...halved everything except sauce and garlic.
Omitted cognac and tomatoes to suit fiance's taste and acid reflux. Used 1/2 cup red wine since that's all I had on hand. Threw in a can of cream of mushroom soup to make up a little of the volume. Used a bag of frozen leeks from Trader Joe's instead of fresh. After...

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

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

Simplified the recipe a bit...halved everything except sauce and garlic.
Omitted cognac and tomatoes to suit fiance's taste and acid reflux. Used 1/2 cup red wine since that's all I had on hand. Threw in a can of cream of mushroom soup to make up a little of the volume. Used a bag of frozen leeks from Trader Joe's instead of fresh. After...

Reviewed Pot Roast

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

To be fair, I made some changes...
1) Added a couple of chopped carrots, celery stalks, and a bag of frozen leeks from Trader Joe's
2) Used my dutch oven and turned down the temp to 250 to keep at a simmer after the first hour.
Amazing flavors for such a simple recipe, but I have to say the leeks added a whole lot to it....

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