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Reviewed Turkey Picadillo Sloppy Joes

Apr 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Our family thinks these are terrific. For an easy, but very tasty meal, this is a good standby for us!"

Reviewed Italian Cream Cake (From Beth Lott's Mom

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

This cake was a HUGE success. It looked great and tasted like heaven. In all, it took about 3.5 hours to make since I had to run back to the grocery store to buy more ingredients for the frosting and make an additional batch. I was not happy. The amount of frosting with this recipe is ridiculous. It was enough to LIGHTLY frost the layers, top"

Reviewed Midnight Roast

Dec 25, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I'm making this now. The timing in the recipe has to be off. It says "cook time - 2 hours." For a 3 1/2 pound rib roast, it won't take more than 1 - 1 1/4 hours total. If you put the potatoes in after an hour, they won't have time to cook. I wish this recipe reflected the correct times.
Here goes...... wish me luck."

Reviewed Pork Carnitas

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

This was a HUGE hit. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. However, this dish turned out delicious. I can't wait to make it again! Don't forget all the extras (pico, avocado, cheese, tortillas, etc.) Next time, I'm going to have a salsa verde sauce ready. It needs some kind of sauce.... otherwise, excellent.""

Reviewed Broccoli Salad

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

I agree with everyone! This was a smash hit in my mouth. Everyone else loved it too. It wasn't as heavy as I thought it would be with the mayo.
Will keep this recipe handy. PS - I added sliced almonds.""

Reviewed Lentil Soup

Aug 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really good stuff! Much better than the Alton recipe. I made this last weekend, and am making it again this weekend. Very tasty, easy to make, and healthy.

Thanks, G!""

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

Very good! I made the recipe as prescribed, with only one exception; I only used 1/4 cup olive oil in the beginning. Worked perfectly and wasn't oily. Great dish. Very tender chicken, and the spaghetti tasted great! Will definitely make again.""

Reviewed Grapefruit Zabaglione over Mixed Berries

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

Yowza! WAY too much grapefruit taste in the zabaglione. Plus, it just wasn't a tasty dish. Next time, I'll just top the berries with good ole whipped cream.

Reviewed Goan Beef Curry with Vinegar: Beef Vindaloo

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

This was a good dish. Tasty, but the beef wasn't that tender after 30 minutes. There WILL be a next time, however, I may simmer it for at least an hour... or even put it in the slow cooker.

Reviewed Lamb Ragu with Mint

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good dish, but certainly not fantastic. It's pasta with lamb sauce. The ground lamb stands out in the dish, and that's a good thing. However, it's simple and non-sensational. I wouldn't make it for guests. (I tend to gravitate toward exciting dishes for guests.) The garlic bread was the highlight of dinner. What does that tell you? PS - Light...

Reviewed Roasted Salmon Nicoise Platter

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I only made the salmon from this recipe. Now, I'm not a big salmon person (too fishy at times), but this simple recipe turned me into a salmon lover! It was fantastic. Thanks, Ina! I suppose I'll have to try the entire recipe next time.

Reviewed Ceviche

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this! A great, standby recipe for any occasion. Simple to make and super tasty. I have made this many times and it's always a HIT.

Reviewed Savannah Seafood Gumbo

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super!! I had never made gumbo, nor a roux, before and was a little intimidated. However, it turned out to be quite simple as long as you pay attention to what you're doing. This dish was AWESOME and I was very impressed (with myself). Everyone loved it too! I must say, this was one of the best gumbo's I've eaten. I used scallops, shrimp, cajun...

Reviewed Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great pork tenderloin, Paula! Easy recipe and great flavors. I will definitely keep this handy. I had a 3-lb tenderloin and was surprised how quickly it cooked. Glad I was keeping an eye on it. Oven got quite smokey too, but it was worth it.

Reviewed French Apple Tart

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ok, I've made this three times and each time the butter soaks under the pastry and burns the edges (using parchment paper). It seems to be a good recipe, but not spectacular. I don't think there will be a fourth try. :(

Reviewed Ribollita

Jan 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Having just been to Tuscany, where this dish is on every menu, I was anxious to try this recipe. It was very, very good and tasted just like the real stuff! It was even better the second day. Beware - it makes PLENTY! A great pot o' food for cold winter days. Thanks, Ina.

Reviewed Black Pepper Biscuits

Jan 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Not a big biscuit maker..... BUT I AM NOW. These were fantastic! Followed the recipe precisely and these were a big hit at the breakfast table. They may become a Saturday morning staple. Thanks, Bobby!

Reviewed Fa-Guy-Ta Chili

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

Ugh. So disappointing. Was very hot, which is ok, but the flavors just weren't there. I was primarily not impressed with the way the skirt steak [and veggies] turned out. Not much flavor. I marinated it for 24 hours, but using an indoor grill didn't do the trick. I should have used the real outdoor grill. Nonetheless, we didn't like the taste...

Reviewed Harira: Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Chicken and Lentils

Oct 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Excellent! This is a great meal, and easy to make. I added a couple of hot peppers to the pot to give it a little kick. (Not much kick came out.) Will definitely make this again this winter.

Reviewed Avocado Flan

Oct 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Ok, I only tried this because her Tilapia a la Veracruzana was so sensational. However, this was a crowd-displeaser. I was the only one, of four, that finished it. (And it was only in a little ramekin.) The three others only took a bite or two. It's more like an avocado souffle, but with less taste. It was ok... nothing too special. I don't...

Reviewed Avocado Flan

Oct 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Ok, I only tried this because her Tilapia a la Veracruzana was so sensational. However, this was a crowd-displeaser. I was the only one, of four, that finished it. (And it was only in a little ramekin.) The three others only took a bite or two. It's more like an avocado souffle, but with less taste. It was ok... nothing too special. I don't...

Reviewed Veracruz-Style Tilapia ("Pescado A La Veracruzana"

Oct 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I don't make fish dishes too often, because I'm fairly picky about the taste of fish. However, I thought this one sounded decent so I decided to try it last night. WOW! NO KIDDING.... this is the best fish dish I have ever made.... possibly ever eaten. I immediately sent it out to other family members. It was simple to make and wowed everyone...

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