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Reviewed Chicken Tamale Pie

Oct 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The filling was really watery, more like soup and the cornbread topping needed to be doubled because it was way too thin, nothing like the photo.

Reviewed Rum Caramel Cake

Aug 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It was good, but I didnt think the cake or frosting had much of a rum flavor. Mostly just tasted the caramel frosting. To me, the whole thing was much more like a torte than a cake-very thin layers of cake and frosting. If I made it again I might make it just 2 layers."

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

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

Cake was moist and delicious, but my frosting did not turn out like the photo or video. Mine was darker and heavier, almost like a ganache and it did not make very much. If I made this again I would double the frosting. I used a raspberry flavored coffee in the cake batter so the cake had just a hint of raspberry, which was great."

Reviewed Spanish Shrimp and Rice

Apr 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used less rice and added chopped mushrooms to bulk it up a little. It was very good."

Reviewed Easy Rice Bake Casserole

Apr 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I added cooked shrimp, sliced carrots, and used 2 cups rice combined in a 2-qt casserole. It was very good. I didnt find it bland or dry at all. "

Reviewed Ravioli Alfredo With Peas

Apr 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. I added some Mozzarella on top and used 3/4 cup cooking water for more sauce. I also boiled some broccoli in the pasta water to bulk up the dish."

Reviewed Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Apr 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Didnt use the lemon but just as good without it. Grits turned out great. I added a cheddar and mont. Jack blend."

Reviewed Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I added 1/3 cup chocolate chips to the brownie layer before baking for extra sweetness. Turned out perfectly. The key is to make sure the ingredients for the cream cheese layer are at room temperature before baking. After baking, I let it cool completely, then put it in the fridge until serving. The texture and flavor were much more like a che"

Reviewed Ravioli and Vegetable Soup

Feb 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious and easy. I omitted the celery and escarole and used 1/2 cup frozen peas instead, and topped with pizza cheese instead of parmesan because thats what I had on hand. I also added 4 oz. of cubed cream cheese at the end which thickened the broth a little."

Reviewed BBQ Chicken Pizza

Feb 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy to make and a crowd-pleaser. I used chicken thighs and a combination of swiss, Cheddar, mozzarella, and pizza cheeses, and a bit more barbecue sauce on the crust to make it saucier."

Reviewed Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

Feb 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe. I replaced the ham with bacon and peas with broccoli. My sauce was not thin at all because it cooled and thickened while I heated the broiler. I would make this again."

Reviewed Salted Caramel Brownies

Sep 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were totally addicting and easy to make. Mine came out very moist and dense with a fudgy texture. I didnt use all the caramel sauce on top because I thought it was overkill, but next time I will use all of it."

Reviewed Lemon Orzo

Jul 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I sauteed shrimp and a package of spinach and added them to the orzo after it was cooked, and topped with mozzarella cheese. Not a big mint fan so I left that out. It was light and delicious. "

Reviewed Outrageous Brownies

Jul 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just like the previous reviews said-these really are the best brownies ever! I was a big fan of Nigella Lawson's brownies until I tried these. They were easier to make and baked more evenly. The flavor and texture reminded me of fudge. I did use 2 cups pecans instead of the walnuts because that is what I had on hand. Love that these made so "

Reviewed Smoky Pork Calzones

Jun 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mine were a little dry. I think it needed marinara sauce. Flavor was good though. I used pizza dough from a can and I think homemade would have been better. There was only 13 ounces in the can so the dough was stretched pretty thin."

Reviewed Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Jun 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice twist on brownies by using the german chocolate cake mix. Loved the caramel layer. Next time I would use more chocolate chips."

Reviewed Low Country Shrimp Chowder

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

I thought it was tasted a little bland and was too thin and watery to really be a chowder. Needed some cream and a few more veggies."

Reviewed Chipotle Beef Tostadas

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

These were easy to make and had great flavor. I liked the addition of the zucchini for more veggies."

Reviewed Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

May 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had the same experience as many others. The flavor was good, but it curdled and was basically a big gloppy mess when finished. I removed the extra grease with a turkey baster which helped."

Reviewed Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Mar 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Next time I would line the pan with foil to make getting them out easier, but other than that this was a great recipe. I added chopped pecans instead of the coconut so they were more like turtle brownies. ""

Reviewed Comfort Meatballs

Mar 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were very good and a nice change of pace from italian meatballs. I did not refrigerate them for the entire time suggested and so some of them fell apart in the pan. Next time I woud refrigerate longer before frying and baking.""

Reviewed Mom's Turkey Meatloaf

Mar 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The oat and milk mixture made the meatloaf very moist.""

Reviewed Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Mar 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very easy to make and turned out perfectly. I only had dried herbs on hand but that was fine. I also used a package of skinned chicken legs instead of the whole chicken.""

Reviewed The Best Bread Pudding

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This really is the best bread pudding I've ever had. I have an old standby bread pudding recipe that I've used for years and this was sooo much better. I used whiskey instead of the brandy in the sauce and added raisins with the brown sugar topping. Everybody loved it. ""

Reviewed Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie

May 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mine took 45 minutes to bake, and like a previous review said, I found it was easier to slice once it had been refrigerated. The goat cheese added a nice tanginess."

Reviewed Gooey Toffee Butter Cake

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

Awesome. I used a devils food cake mix instead of yellow and I used an entire 10 oz bag of toffee bits-1 cup in the cream cheese batter and the remainder on top before baking. "

Reviewed Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were great, and a nice change of pace. The recipe method does omit the vanilla, but I added it with the eggs. I also refrigerated the batter before baking to reduce the spreading, and only let them cool about 1 minute before moving to wire racks so they wouldnt stick to the pans. Next time I'll add toasted pecans."

Reviewed Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were great, and a nice change of pace. The recipe method does omit the vanilla, but I added it with the eggs. I also refrigerated the batter before baking to reduce the spreading, and only let them cool about 1 minute before moving to wire racks so they wouldnt stick to the pans. Next time I'll add toasted pecans."

Reviewed Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were great, and a nice change of pace. The recipe method does omit the vanilla, but I added it with the eggs. I also refrigerated the batter before baking to reduce the spreading, and only let them cool about 1 minute before moving to wire racks so they wouldnt stick to the pans. Next time I'll add toasted pecans."

Reviewed Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were great, and a nice change of pace. The recipe method does omit the vanilla, but I added it with the eggs. I also refrigerated the batter before baking to reduce the spreading, and only let them cool about 1 minute before moving to wire racks so they wouldnt stick to the pans. Next time I'll add toasted pecans."

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