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Reviewed Peanut Brittle

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely wonderful! I made these twice on a rickety old stove, without a candy thermometer and without the heat diffuser cast iron pot Alton uses in the episode. Even with things stacked against me, they went off without a hitch. It was great made with hazelnuts substituted for peanuts.

The key really is to just wait until the...

Reviewed Yukon Gold Potatoes: Jacques Pepin Style

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are so buttery and wonderful. For me they take much longer than 20 minutes though...

Reviewed Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are a lot of work, but well worth it for a once-a-year treat. My mom thinks these are the best Christmas cookies she's had.

Like others have said, the dough can be dry and difficult to work with. I found that adding egg yolk to the chocolate half (in addition to the peppermint half stated in the recipe) helps considerably....

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