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Re:Rosemary’s Pink Diamond Fizz

I thought this was a fantastic drink! Lovedog - did you put the 2 tablespoons of syrup the recipe calls for in or did you use the entire batch of syrup?! Just wondering if this is where you could've went wrong. We didn't find it overly sugary.

Posted: 02:42 am on November 13th 2013

Re:Maple and Black Pepper Pecans

These are absolutely delicious!Spiceydeb - please don't review recipes when you've made a monumental error - using 1 pound versus the 8 oz called for in the recipe will obviously cut the flavour in half and not give a true impression of how they should taste if prepared properly.

Posted: 12:55 am on November 12th 2013

Re:Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots

After reading all the rave reviews (and loving both mashed potatoes and caramelized shallots), I was really looking forward to making this dish. I made it last night along with sausages and gravy. First of all, let me say that I like quite a lot of salt in my food and I'm not scared of large quantities of butter (when used for a treat and not everyday). Having said that, I found this dish to be too salty. I didn't have creme fraiche so I substituted sour cream and I didn't particularly enjoy the tanginess and creaminess it added to the dish. I also found the finished product was extremely rich thanks to the healthy! dose of butter in the recipe. It was all just too much for me! The shallots were a very nice addition, however they reduce so much that I didn't find that there were enough. My boyfriend quite enjoyed these potatoes, however, and I will make them again, but I will make the following adjustments according to my taste: I will use half the amount of salt, creme fraiche and butter; I will use a bit more milk and I will increase the amount of shallots (50-100% more). If they need more seasoning at the end, I figure I can always adjust at that point. Despite not loving them, I brought leftovers to work today along with some steamed broccoli and I found I enjoyed them more if I ate a mouthful of the two together (the broccoli helped to cut the richness). I shared a bite with a friend at work and he thought that they tasted more like a dip than mashed potatoes.

Posted: 11:52 pm on November 15th 2012