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Recent Reviews

Re:Smoky Grilled Meatball Subs

Didn't like this. Meatballs were pretty flavorless, would have preferred more a traditional tomato sauce and couldn't even taste the manchego. I think this was the first recipe from Fine Cooking that I was disappointed by. They usually knock it out of the park.

Posted: 04:06 pm on December 12th 2011

Re:Smoked Trout Salad with Creamy Cucumbers, Scallions, and Dill

Delicious! I made it for concerts in the park. Used persian cuc's, unpeeled, just cut them in long strips and used as the bed for the trout. Great flavor! Would even be good with the cucumber chopped and use the creme fraiche, lemon, dill as dressing.

Posted: 08:51 pm on July 8th 2011

Re:Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Queso Fresco

Spicy is an understatement. If you don't want to have to call the fire dept on your mouth then i think one chipotle pepper is enough. I agree, the salad is delicious but the spice completely over powers everything. Phew!

Posted: 04:37 pm on June 26th 2011

Re:Cilantro Pesto

Delicious! I will definitely make this again to drizzle on veggies (didn't care for the taco recipe). Also used it on an egg white omelette with the zucchini I had left over. Amazing, just drizzled right over the top!

Posted: 01:10 pm on June 26th 2011

Re:Spicy Mustard Greens with Asian Noodles

This was delicious! Very flavorful, complex with a nice kick to it. I added the sirloin steak, a little extra garlic and roasted some sugar snap peas to mix in. Loved it!

Posted: 05:40 pm on March 15th 2011

Re:Broiled Salmon with a White Bean, Kale & Bacon Ragoût

This recipe is stunning! Restaurant quality taste. The white bean, kale, bacon is perfect. It was a little liquidy so I guess you could reduce the amount of broth slightly but it also worked well drizzled over the fish. Such a deep, complex flavor and it didn't feel too heavy.

Posted: 03:33 pm on February 14th 2011

Re:Bourbon Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole with a Pecan Crust

Its funny, I thought I didn't like it as it was very boozy tasting, however, I did go back for seconds. My husband, however, loved it and wouldn't change a thing. Like another reviewer I might do the calvados as well. And I may have burned my pecans while toasting as the crust was a little bitter. I'm thinking I'll go for it and add to the Thanksgiving menu.

Posted: 10:29 pm on November 7th 2010

Re:Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken, Mushrooms & Green Beans

Delicious and amazing flavors! So easy to make. My husband wanted more so I would recommend doubling, even for 2 people. Also, seemed a little on the salty side so be careful how much salt you add. I think the fish sauce already has lots of salt so add sparingly. Otherwise delicious. Can't wait to make again!

Posted: 03:58 pm on January 23rd 2008

Re:Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Red-Wine Sauce

Terrific! Made it with pork chops instead of lamb. Nice zippy sauce that I think would also be tasty on a steak. Served with brown butter orzo and green beans.

Posted: 03:54 pm on January 23rd 2008

Re:Dressing with Apples, Bacon & Caramelized Onions

This was a wonderful stuffing for Thanksgiving. I did a test of three and this won hands down in my family. The bacon adds just the right amount of smoky flavor and texture without overwhelming the stuffing like sausage does. The thing I loved about this dish is all the ingredients complemented each other so well, each flavor stood out on its own and didn't overpower anything else. Will make this again for sure!

Posted: 07:11 pm on November 19th 2007