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Reviewed Havana "Fresca" Mango Daiquiri

Jun 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I did not have demerara sugar available (which is basically turbinado or raw sugar), so I just used white sugar for the simple syrup. The mango I used was very, very ripe, and I only used half the amount of strawberries called for. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out delicious! The amount of rum could possibly have been"

Reviewed Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Honey Mustard

Nov 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My guests loved this, but I thought it was quite a bit too tangy. Leave out the vinegar, and it would probably be perfect though."

Reviewed Kahlua Flan

Jul 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and I didn't want coffee-flavoured flan, so I used real Mexican vanilla instead of the Kahlua, and it turned out just perfectly. You do have to be very, very careful when making the caramel though. It can go from not-quite-right to burnt in a matter of seconds. I'm not sure why Emeril insisted on not stirring it though, but I followed h"

Reviewed Rustic Meat and Bean Pot

Jan 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Rachael Ray - you are my girl! This was outstanding! I used andouile sausage and chicken thighs, as she sugested, but instead of the second sausage, I used some Italian meatballs I found at our local Italian market. In addition to everything she had, I also added a bit of fennel seed. Excellent!! This episode, though, really makes me want to buy ...

Reviewed Curry-Topped Black Cod with Cumin-Scented Warm Savoy Slaw

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

I made this with salmon and it turned out pretty good. In order to keep it kid-friendly, though, I had to nix the chili peppers. Had I left those in, though, this would have been even better. The rice was good, but felt like it was missing some heat. I also added some halved cherry-tomatoes to the rice for a little extra colour and flavour. I coo...

Reviewed Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

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

Ricotta cheesecake is *supposed* to be light and spongy. It's not at all supposed to resemble a creamy, dense, gaggy New York style cheesecake. ""

Reviewed Moroccan Spiced Lamb or Chicken

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

This was delicious! I couldn't find Fresno chilies like Rachel used in this episode, so I just used red bell peppers to make it kid-friendly. I also dredged a bit too heavily, as my sauce ended up rather thick. I could have countered this by using more broth, but didn't have the time. Oh, I also don't like onions so substituted garlic (maybe that...

Reviewed Peach Muffins

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

Delicious, with a wonderful texture!
I substituted plain yogurt instead of sour cream, and they came out great.

I made the pecan streusel from Emeril's recipe to go on top.

Reviewed Peach Muffins

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

Delicious, with a wonderful texture!
I substituted plain yogurt instead of sour cream, and they came out great.

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