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Reviewed Winter Minestrone

Nov 14, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I liked this but she has a recipe for Ribollita with similar flavors that I think is even better. I didn't care for the potatoes in this, but still it is very good.

Reviewed Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce

Feb 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I usually love Ellie's recipes but I thought this one was a bit flat. If I make again would add garlic, use a little wine instead of chicken broth, and perhaps balance the acidity of the vinegar with a little honey or other sweetener. Not bad, but not great.""

Reviewed Mini Turkey Meatballs

Feb 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious and easy! I like them better than ground beef meatballs and my family loves them. Will double the batch next time. Also, I used GF breadcrumbs and you would never have known!""

Reviewed BBQ Beef Stir-Fry

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

Delicious! I used this recipe as a basis for homemade Beef with Broccoli, so I used only broccoli. If you do this, when you cook the broccoli, stir fry for a bit, then add about 1/2 cup water and cover to steam until tender. The sauce is great and I'll use it for other combinations. I used rice vinegar and agree with a previous reviewer that ...

Reviewed Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is really good, and no one has mentioned how healthy it is. I ended up making some changes - actually forgot to put in one of the sweet potatoes, but since I thought I had I already added some extra broth and applesauce (smooth, couldn't find unsweetened chunky. Total 2 cans chicken broth and 2 cups applesauce. I ran out of curry pow...

Reviewed Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is really good, and no one has mentioned how healthy it is. It's nice to find a creamy soup without actual cream in it. I ended up making some changes - actually forgot to put in one of the sweet potatoes, but since I thought I had I already added some extra broth and applesauce (smooth, couldn't find unsweetened chunky. Total 2 cans...

Reviewed Flexible 4-Step Chicken for Family and Company - Rustic Lemon-Onion Chicken

Oct 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Didn't care for it. I thought the sauce was bitter. I added a little honey to salvage it. My family said it was okay, but when I asked if they wanted it again, they said, "Not really". ""

Reviewed Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

Oct 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is really good, and no one has mentioned how healthy it is. It's nice to find a creamy soup without actual cream in it. I ended up making some changes - actually forgot to put in one of the sweet potatoes, but since I thought I had I already added some extra broth and applesauce (smooth, couldn't find unsweetened chunky. Total 2 cans...

Reviewed Citrus-Garlic Roasted Chicken

Oct 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I always feel bad when I don't give a glowing review, but this recipe is lacking flavor. However, it is very tender so I'm thinking that adding some more ingredients would make it a keeper. Probably needs more salt for one thing, I would mince the garlic rather than just smash it, and maybe add an herb (oregano, rosemary, basil, thyme). But as...

Reviewed Sweet-n-Sour Pork Chops

Sep 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic! Incredibly easy to make and really delicious way to dress up the every day pork chop or chicken. I'm renaming it Hawaiian Luau Pork because when my son (the picky eater was in second grade, they did a party with something called Chicken Waikiki Beach that was similar and he loved it. I figure the name alone will win him over! PS - t...

Reviewed Apple Cider Chicken

Sep 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious fall recipe! Because we have a gluten and dairy free family member, I skipped the butter and used cornstarch for a thickener, and it was still great. I think a little bacon added into this recipe would be superb, and it would be just as good with pork. The sauce is not nearly as sweet as you would think - savory with an undertone of ...

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sep 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been trying a lot of new recipes lately and this was one of my favorites. I'm giving it 5 stars because it is really great for such an easy recipe. I did not have chili-garlic sauce, so I used 1/2 t. of hot sauce and two cloves of garlic. It had just a little kick, not too much. Next time I'll add some roasted almonds or cashews at the v...

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sep 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been trying a lot of new recipes lately and this was one of my favorites. I'm giving it 5 stars because it is really great for such an easy recipe. I did not have chili-garlic sauce, so I used 1/2 t. of hot sauce and two cloves of garlic. It had just a little kick, not too much. Next time I'll add some roasted almonds or cashews at the v...

Reviewed Ginger-Tea Lemonade

Sep 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just can't rave about this enough - fantastic! It might be on the sweet side for some, so add about 1/2 the syrup and taste. I ended up adding all the syrup, but added a little more club soda than the recipe called for. My 17 year old Coke-fanatic son loved this. Try it! Thank you, Giada!""

Reviewed Scallion Sweet Potatoes

Sep 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Well, you win some, you lose some. I so wanted to love this recipe, but I hated it. The potatoes steamed inside the packet instead of caramelize, there was way too much garlic, and the onions were bitter. Luckily, I had some rocky road ice cream in the freezer to drown my sorrows in!
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Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great family dinner! Simple, healthy, good flavor. Will make a couple of changes next time - will flatten the chicken so it is more tender, won't skip the red pepper flakes (I don't like spicy food but think this would have added a little kick) will probably add more garlic. Definitely going into my regular recipe rotation!
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Reviewed Sweet and Sour Pork

Aug 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A very easy, tasty and healthy meal. Now that I've tried the basic recipe, I'll probably make some changes as some others have suggested - add fresh ginger, eliminate the ketchup, add a little more soy sauce, try some different vinegars, sesame oil, additional or different veggies. But it is a great basic recipe for a healthy family dinner!""

Reviewed Coconut Curry Shrimp

Aug 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy and very delicious! I know that Claire's thing is 5 ingredients, but next time I would definitely add some veggies because there is plenty of sauce. The only change I made this time was to add a little sugar, which you might not need depending on the taste of your coconut milk. Next time will probably increase the curry powder by 50%....

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

Feb 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved it and think the recipe is great as is. The cranberries add a nice sweet/tart contrast to the earthiness of the brussel sprouts. Could certainly use any nuts you like, hazelnuts might be nice.

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