My Profile

BellesArizona

Member since Dec 2007

Flag This ProfileFlag as Inappropriate

Replied to Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Dec 31, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Actually, you don't have to "bloom" active dry yeast. People do it because they want to be sure their yeast is "active and alive". If you have older yeast, you should "bloom" it beforehand. If it's brand new, you don't have to.

Replied to Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Dec 31, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

You add BOTH yeast and salt to your buttermilk?? NEVER!

Replied to Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Dec 31, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

You add BOTH yeast and salt to your buttermilk?? NEVER!

Reviewed Amish White Bread

Apr 29, 2013 in on Food.com

Really great starter recipe! I gave it only 4 stars because I felt it needed a bit more richness. The lack of fat (2.5 TBS shortening isn';t enough) doesn';t give the bread a silky richness. I replaced the shortening with butter and increased it to 5 TBS butter. In addition, I replaced the water with whole milk - you can also use half...

Reviewed Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Mar 23, 2013 in on Food.com

Oh wow! I just pulled this cake from the oven not long ago and when it was still slightly warm, I swiped a corner. It was absolutely divine. I baked it in a 9x13 pan as directed for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I put in 1 3/4 cup of sugar, instead of the over 2 cups (yowser!), and I also added a tsp of baking powder to create a bit of lighter...

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Mar 16, 2013 in on Food.com

This is, by far, the best banana cream pie we';ve ever had. I used a traditional flaky crust with it as that is how I remember them. This pie takes me back to the day when we';d go have dinner in town at the small cafe where menu';s were limited, but everything was made from scratch. I made this pie for my Dad, who';s Mom owned...

Reviewed Pesto

May 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't normally come back to review, but this recipe was outstanding. I was shocked at the store to purchase Pine Nuts at around $15.00 for less than a pound, so the inclusion of walnuts with the pine nuts was quite a relief! I wasn't sure if my husband would like it because he isn't a fan of walnuts, but loves pine nuts, but he did! I toasted"

Reviewed Parker House Rolls

Apr 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

First, I see a lot of comments about having to activate your yeast. You don't. Unless you suspect your yeast is old, you can toss it right into the ingredients and it will proof within the dough. Second, this recipe is high in hydration, but it is not impossible to work with. The wetter the dough, the more moist your rolls. Don't fiddle with...

Reviewed Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Outstanding! I made a batch to take to a Thanksgiving dinner. Our hosts had company from out of town and thought they'd like them for their breakfast... they couldn't stop raving. I've made them with a caramel sauce on the bottom. Really great for sticky buns options!""

Reviewed Romaine Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing and Roasted Garlic Croutons

Sep 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dressing is stunning! It doesn't have a strong garlic taste, but more of an ethereal, earthy garlic tone. SO GOOD!! I buy my garlic whole from Costco and I can't ever seem to find ways to use it up. So I end up roasting the last several heads and I keep mashed, roasted garlic in the refrigerator. It's really handy.. and this dressing is o...

Reviewed Romaine Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing and Roasted Garlic Croutons

Sep 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dressing is stunning! It doesn't have a strong garlic taste, but more of an ethereal, earthy garlic tone. SO GOOD!! I buy my garlic whole from Costco and I can't ever seem to find ways to use it up. So I end up roasting the last several heads and I keep mashed, roasted garlic in the refrigerator. It's really handy.. and this dressing is o...

Reviewed The Best Chili You Will Ever Taste

Oct 5, 2010 in on Food.com

When you call yourself the Best, you have alot to live up to and this chili just doesn't live up to the hype. ..."

Not what you're looking for? Try: