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Amanda Van V.

Kent, Washington

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Reviewed Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Easy!

The only thing about this recipe that I changed was that instead of using red pepper flakes, I used a little big of cayenne powder (only because I didn't have any flakes).

Go make this NOW!""

Reviewed Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum!! This recipe was awesome! It was time-consuming, so I don't think it's something that I'll be making terribly often, but when I do take the time to make them, it'll be SOOOOO worth it!

A couple of little things: I took the suggestion of many of the reviews and doubled the frosting, and it was the perfect amount. Also,...

Reviewed Homemade Marshmallows

Mar 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is SO fun and SO easy to make! I had a blast! I, too, was disappointed in the flavor the first time I made these, but the second time I made them, I added like three times the vanilla, and they were AWESOME! :) I've found that letting them stay in the pan overnight before you cut them is the way to go, too. I plan on making these...

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Spinach Dip

Feb 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was super easy and super delicious! At the suggestion of some of the other reviews, I did add about 1/2 c. sour cream and 1/2 c. milk to loosen the dip up, and then a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. At my husband's request, I also mixed in a small container of lump crab meat...YUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!!

Reviewed Gorilla Bread

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Awesome! My husband and I have a new Thanksgiving morning breakfast tradition! :) The only problem I had with this recipe was my own fault - because of weather, I wasn't able to get to the store before the day before Thanksgiving, so the only biscuits that were left were the ones with butter flecks in them, which made this almost TOO rich (so I...

Reviewed Crab Dip with Garlic Saltines and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Nov 1, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Wonderful! Everything about this dish is perfect. Take the extra 10 minutes to make the Saltines - it's easy and completely worth it!

Reviewed Slow Cooked Winter Bread Pudding with Dried Pears

Oct 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

What a wonderful recipe! I made it for a party and it was a hit! Luckily there was some leftover that I had for breakfast the next day. :) I couldn't find any dried pears, so I used dried pineapple and raisins instead, and it was awesome!

Reviewed Spaghetti Squash With Sausage

Oct 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Yum! Super easy and super delicious! I used sweet Italian sausage instead of hot, and no parsley, though. The first helping, I forgot about the parmesan and it was still tasty, but the second, I made sure we added it, and it was even better!

Reviewed Smoky Beer Burgers with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Oct 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This burger was just okay for me. The cheese chunks in the meat didn't really add anything for me, and it just seemed like there was way too much liquid in this burger (and I even added less beer than the recipe called for). I did, however, really love the flavor of the cumin in the meat. :)

Reviewed Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie

Oct 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Super yummy! This did take just a little longer than a half hour to make, but it was well worth it. Even my husband, who really hates mushrooms and onions, loved it. The blue cheese added a great punch to the mashed potatoes. I used green onions instead of chives, and I followed the advice of one of the other reviews and put the whole casserole...

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