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Reviewed Beef Stew

Mar 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Hubby and I have been making this specific recipe for years. We season the flour/beef with Emeril's Essence before browning and always use chicken broth. It is out of this world. We've never tried the vinegar, but I'm sure that would be very good (I may sneak it in eventually, lol). Best Beef Stew recipe ever!"

Reviewed Toasted Baguette

Jan 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this tonight and loved it. Used half melted butter and half oil, garlic powder, and real Parmesan. Served it with the Neely's chicken noodle soup. It will be a staple around here.

Reviewed Mama Jean's Chicken Noodle Soup

Jan 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this tonight. Fantastic! Of course, I had to play around with it (lol).

-Doubled the recipe. Could have tripled it though (family of 5)
-Used bone in chicken thighs and skinless chicken breasts. Poached in the veggie and broth mixture, removed when done (about 20 min), cubed, sat meat aside and returned bones to soup,...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good. I also flash peeled the tomatoes so I could decide just how chunky I wanted the soup without worrying about the peels. I used the left overs as a base for Giada's Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup. Instead of using the cream, I topped the soup with a dollop off Greek yogurt. Fantastic! Looking forward to making it again. May try roasting...

Reviewed Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely wonderful! Used 2 split chicken breasts and some veggies to create my own stock. Cooled, deboned and deskinned the meat and added it back at the end. I also doubled the beans, used a fresh sprig of rosemary, and simmered with a wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano rind (one of Giada's best tips). I was out of jarred marinara sauce so I used Ina...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good. I also flash peeled the tomatoes so I could decide just how chunky I wanted the soup without worrying about the peels. I used the left overs as a base for Giada's Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup. Looking forward to making it again. May try roasting the tomatoes for a deeper flavor.

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 cup of yellow corn - to make this a full on meal, adding black beans as well would be great!- Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the...

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 cup of yellow corn (to make this a full on meal, adding black beans as well would be great!). Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the...

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 cup of yellow corn (to make this a full on meal, adding black beans as well would be great!). Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the...

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 cup of yellow corn (to make this a full on meal, adding black beans as well would be great!). Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the...

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 of yellow corn. Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the diced tomatoes Paula used, but my kids wouldn't have touched it if they saw little...

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! I added in 1/2 tsp cumin and about 1/2 of yellow corn. Also used brown rice and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Since my kids were eating it, I used tomato sauce and added in green chilies separately for my husband and me. Personally, I would have liked the diced tomatoes Paula used, but my kids wouldn't have touched it if they saw little...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Can this soup be frozen?

Thank you @sabrinajh_12053745 :). Making it this week and will be back to update my review :).

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Dec 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Can this soup be frozen?

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