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Reviewed Summer Garden Pasta

Sep 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I reduced the ingredients by 1/6 and made this dish for one. Marinating the tomatoes and garlic together is such a good idea! I only had about 2 hours to let them sit, but it was still great. When I make this again, especially for company, I will scale back the garlic, or cook it a little first. I was tasting garlic for days! Next time I might als"

Reviewed Vanilla Ice Cream

Sep 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my frist time to make ice cream and I was very pleased! This recipe is so easy. Glad I checked the reviews first so I could scale down the fat. I used 1 cup heavy cream, 1.5 cups fat-free half and half, and 1/2 cup 1% milk since it was what I had on hand. I was afraid using non-fat would hurt the outcome but I think it turned out great!...

Reviewed Fresh Peach Cake

Sep 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for my husband's birthday last night, since he loves peaches. Served warm with Ina's vanilla ice cream receipe = delish! I used about 4 md/lg fresh peaches and I felt it was a good amount. Took another reviewer's suggestion and added in a couple handfulls of fresh blueberries as well. I think the blueberries made it a little more intere"

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Feb 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first time roasting a whole chicken, and WOW! Mine was 5 lb exactly, and needed about 80 min to cook. For the vegetables I used parsnips, carrots, onions, and yukon gold potatoes. I recommend using Ina's "engagement chicken" recipe to make a sauce on the stove, after the chicken/vegetables are cooked. Add crusty bread and a glass of ch"

Reviewed Weeknight Bolognese

Feb 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my husband and me this week, and we both loved it. I cut the recipe in half, which made enough for two generous portions + leftovers for me the next day.

After reading other reviews I decided to start the recipe by sauteing about 1/4 cup onion and one small carrot, diced, which I think did help the sauce. I didn't...

Reviewed Roasted Winter Vegetables

Feb 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! This was my first experience roasting vegetables, and now I can't get enough. I usually use a mixture of carrots, sweet potatoes, and yukon gold potatoes. If it looks like you're making a TON of vegetables, don't worry about it. Leftovers are delicious (if you have any leftovers at all!."

Reviewed Roasted Winter Vegetables

Feb 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! This was my first experience roasting vegetables, and now I can't get enough. I usually use a mixture of carrots, sweet potatoes, and yukon gold potatoes. If it looks like you're making a TON of vegetables, don't worry about it. Leftovers are delicious (if you have any leftovers at all!)."

Reviewed Bangers and Mash

Feb 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good recipe - I think it all depends on the quality of chicken sausage you're able to find. Next time I think I'll add a little more of the mustard mixture as I didn't feel the mustard flavor was strong enough."

Reviewed Bangers and Mash

Feb 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good recipe - I think it all depends on the quality of chicken sausage you're able to find. Next time I think I'll add a little more of the mustard mixture as I didn't feel the mustard flavor was strong enough."

Reviewed Pear, Apple and Cranberry Crisp

Dec 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for my in-laws' Christmas Eve sit down dinner. It was a huge hit! I tripled the recipe for 40 servings and served it in individual ramekins to make it a little more special. Baking time was the same for the ramekins as making it in one dish. The mix of apples and pears is great, but if you don't like pears, it's equally delicious...

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