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Reviewed buttermilk ranch dressing with bibb lettuce

Oct 28, 2014 on

I was so amazed that I could make ranch dressing (I am kitchen challenged).
Tips: Salt to taste, as others mentioned. Reminds me of Old Spaghetti Factory's ranch dressing - but better, of course.

Reviewed fish tacos

Oct 28, 2014 on

Great marinade! Good flavor.
Tips: Paired this with Ellie Krieger's chipotle cream sauce from her fish taco recipe

Reviewed baked shrimp scampi

Oct 8, 2014 on

The hardest part is just prepping everything. Easy and comes out beautifully. I didn't have a proper gratin dish, so I just layed them flat on their sides in a small square pyrex dish, and it came out great.

Reviewed lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

Oct 8, 2014 on

So easy. 2 lemons gave plenty of tartness. I loved it but it was too tart for my bf. Perhaps you can just use one lemon like some reviewers suggest. Will make again!

Reviewed spicy linguine with clams and mussels

Oct 8, 2014 on

This is my 'go to' now for a quick pasta meal. I've made it differently a couple of times and it comes out great - even with canned clams. When using canned clams, just skip on the veggie broth and use the clam juice. Even chopped basil because I didn't have parsley on hand one time, and it was still great.

Reviewed chocolate souffle

Oct 8, 2014 on

I am what people might consider cooking challenged. I'll admit, I watched the video about a dozen times before and during the process, to make sure I had everything right. It came out wonderfully and was surprisingly easy. I used bittersweet 70% chocolate. The eggs took forever to peak since the recipe said whip on low. I kicked it up to medium and...

Reviewed ultimate grilled cheese

Oct 8, 2014 on

Great cheese choices! I didn't add salt and used unsalted butter and it was just fine from the bacon, spread, and cheeses. Didn't have a panini press, so just made it on the pan. And it came out wonderful. Would make again.

Reviewed mussels in white wine

Aug 14, 2014 on

As if this recipe needed another good rating. Surprisingly easy. My first time cooking with saffron, and it was worth the buy. The market was out of mussels, so we bought littleneck clams instead and followed the recipe - it came out wonderful. Could have skipped on the salt, though. I also used dried thyme instead, and a mixture of shallots and sweet...

Reviewed herbed garlic bread

Aug 14, 2014 on

Simple & easy. I added a dash of dried thyme too, and actually forgot the salt & pepper. I even used Italian parsley, since I was using it in another recipe. Speaking of which, goes amazingly with Ina Garten's Mussels in White Wine recipe! Will be using the left over to make a quick pizza!

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