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Reviewed Bacardi Rum Cake

Dec 29, 2012 in null on Food.com

Simple, foolproof recipe; Delicious & impressive product. I hesitated at first, as I do not like to use packaged mixes. But it was morning of Xmas eve, and I had little time or margin for error. The cake was so well-received that I made a second within four days. Adults AND children enjoyed. Instructions perfect. Slight notations: (a) I could not...

Reviewed Lemon Bars

Nov 19, 2012 in null on Food.com

Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS & EASY; my "helper" was a 3-yr old, and we did fine. I doubled the batch (why would you not - some to try when they are fresh from the oven, a supply to bring to friends/a party/etc, and a few extra the next day?). I followed the recipe almost exactly & found the ratio of cookie crust to lemon top perfect (as did a lemon-de...

Reviewed Chunky Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Nov 6, 2012 in null on Food.com

Exceptional - rich & flavorful - better than bottled & as good as any restaurant's. EASY: I made it in the blender w/ slightly more blue cheese than called for in the recipe. I divided the blue cheese & blended half with all other ingredients. I then stirred in the remaining blue cheese, so as to retain lots of chunks. We're on our second batch in...

Reviewed Popcorn Balls

Oct 30, 2012 in null on Food.com

I agree with previous reviewers: the flavor of the caramel sauce is exquisite. Perfect "real" caramel flavor. I also agree that the ratio popcorn-to-caramel is off: we used 8 qts of popped corn and had 1.5 cups of caramel sauce left over. The reason for my rating is the texture of the finished product (and this may be a matter of preference): I l...

Reviewed Smoked Salmon Spread

Sep 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As always, Ms Garten's recipes work. I have made this dish several times, always to rave reviews. It is now one of my staples! NOTE 1: The recipe seems to be an extender for pricey smoked salmon (understandable. I have often made it, however, when we had leftover smoked salmon, so we wanted to use up the salmon. For this reason, I've doubled the a"

Reviewed Palestinian Lentils and Rice With Crispy Onions

May 4, 2012 in null on Food.com

Definitely a hit! Followed recipe exactly (but doubled it for a buffet dinner party). Nice that the dish appealed to everyone - young kids, adults, vegetarians and non. Will definitely be one of my go-to's from here on out. Easy too, but one caveat: the onions take much longer to crisp (wo/ burning) than one might expect - well over an hour."

Reviewed Yellow Sour Cream Cupcakes

Apr 5, 2012 in null on Food.com

Delicious, simple cupcakes. Didn't worry about room temperature for certain ingredients, and all was fine. A hit with big and little people. Un-frosted too! THREE CAVEATS: (1) baking temp is longer: nearer to 30 min for regular-size cupcakes & 20 min for mini's; (2) Yield is way off; I made the recipe twice in the past two months - first time do...

Reviewed Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Feb 25, 2012 in null on Food.com

Delicious. Rave reviews from all guests - even a very critical granddad! Used 1.5 times the recipe for a decadently thick layer on a 9 x 13 sheet cake."

Reviewed Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Feb 1, 2012 in null on Food.com

Delicious. Rave reviews from all guests - even a very critical granddad! Used 1.5 times the recipe for a decadently thick layer on a 9 x 13 sheet cake."

Reviewed Palestinian Lentils and Rice With Crispy Onions

Feb 1, 2012 in null on Food.com

Definitely a hit! Followed recipe exactly (but doubled it for a buffet dinner party). Nice that the dish appealed to everyone - young kids, adults, vegetarians and non. Will definitely be one of my go-to's from her on out. Easy too, but one caveat: the onions take much longer to crisp than one might expect - well over an hour."

Reviewed Southern Living Basic Yellow Cake Recipe ( or Chocolate)

Jan 29, 2012 in null on Food.com

Nice light cake - made a great SHEET cake (same temp, approx 30 min). Held up well to gobs of chocolate buttercream."

Reviewed Martha's Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies - Christmas

Jan 9, 2012 in null on Food.com

I prepared a double-recipe two weeks ago - to make in small batches over the Xmas/Dec season. Easy to make & stored well in the fridge. Unlike other reviewers, I did not find the dough too sticky, though I did use a lot of flour each time I rolled the dough out. I think it helped considerably that I had stored the dough in the fridge. In addition,...

Reviewed Christmas Meringue Cookies

Dec 30, 2011 in null on Food.com

These were the MOST POPULAR cookies at my house this year. Also the easiest, as there was no rolling, cutting, shaping, or decorating. Followed the recipe and came out with cookies that were crisp on the outside and faintly soft/chewy on the inside. ADD-INS: half cup each crushed peppermint candy cane, SHAVED dark chocolate (from previous comment...

Reviewed Gingerbread House Icing

Dec 30, 2011 in null on Food.com

Works like a charm. Half is enough for a medium-sized house plus a batch of cookies. "Glue" aspect quite strong - held large candies quickly. Saves well in the fridge. Thanks!"

Reviewed Leeks with mustards and cheese

Nov 25, 2011 in null on Food.com

Prepared this as a make-ahead side for Thanksgiving. So different from the usual; everyone LOVED it!
I TRIPLED the recipe for twelve medium/large leeks. Prepared everything the day before and put in a 9x13 ceramic baker - lasagne-depth, but there was way too much sauce (I saved 1.5-2 cups and figure I'll make braised endive or etc later in the...

Reviewed Pumpkin Roll

Nov 25, 2011 in null on Food.com

The recipe gets five stars bc/ of its ease, presentation, and yumminess. I followed the directions exactly (w/a 2.5 yr old "helper") - nice detail. What some might not realize, however, is that the powdered sugar serves as a barrier so that the cake doesn't stick; use a LOT of powdered sugar (you can brush/shake it off when you frost/etc). We made...

Reviewed White Bean Chicken Chili - Giada De Laurentiis

Nov 7, 2011 in null on Food.com

Recipe was a hit! Doubled the garlic; Have used both ground chicken and chicken thighs (thighs make a more dinner-y looking presentation, but both equally yummy)"

Reviewed Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Nov 7, 2011 in null on Food.com

Easy recipe; had a 2.5 yr old helper so nothing was stirred/beaten/etc properly - turned out nicely nonetheless; Made cupcakes - WARNING: YIELD IS 36!!! Followed earlier reviewer's recommendation 35 min at 275 degrees - perfect; Opted for orange juice glaze rather than frosting; Could easily easily serve the cake bare - so yummy as is."

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