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Replied to Pralines Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Mar 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It's the corn syrup that is screwing this up. I don't know why she calls for it. The best thing to do is leave out that and the salt.

Reviewed Mac and Cheese

Nov 28, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is very good mac & cheese, very creamy and cheesy with a depth of flavor. The black pepper and nutmeg work great. I never use bread crumbs in my recipe though; I always use crushed up Ritz crackers mixed with melted butter and have been doing that since the 80s. Everyone always loves it and I think it's better than bread crumbs. So you...

Reviewed V is for Vegetarian Ragout over Cheese Polenta with Red Pepper Coulis

Nov 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I just wanted to try something I'd never tried before but I didn't expect it to be this good. This was one of the best things I've ever made or eaten. Definitely a keeper in my recipe book.

Reviewed Vegetarian Enchilada

Oct 28, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Corn tortillas need to be heated for a few seconds in hot oil before assembling. This is where so many people go wrong with enchiladas. So, even though this recipe doesn't tell you to do it, do it. Zucchini does not work for me in enchiladas. It has no place there. Mushrooms, spinach, cheese and onions are fine. Potatoes even work, but more...

Reviewed Granny's Chocolate Meringue Pie

Oct 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is no good. You do not need cornstarch in your pie filling for one thing. I've always used a little flour and it works fine. The real problem I have with this recipe is why on earth are they telling you to chill the chocolate mixture before putting the meringue on? Put the meringue directly on to the hot pie and bake it. You want to get...

Reviewed Guy's Kickin' Quesadilla

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

This is way too much in a quesadilla. When you get too many flavors you can't taste any of it, or else one thing overwhelms. He should know better. Go ahead and follow basic instructions for a quesadilla if you don't know how to make them, and leave out about half of what he calls for. I do like the blend of chicken and artichokes so try that."

Reviewed Mashed Potatoes

Jan 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I do without the bay leaf and I add more salt. This recipe is better than most and it leaves out the nasty garlic and potato peels that so many people seem to love."

Reviewed Made-Over Deep Dish Brownies

Jan 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good. I used Earth Balance because I don't want real butter. The taste is not as rich as what I am used to and these need walnuts, however, they came out perfectly at 25 mins. I used a metal 8x8 brownie pan and 40 mins. like the recipe calls for would have burnt them to a crisp. The foil lining is brilliant and allowed me to lift them o"

Reviewed Chocolate Souffle

Jan 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's delicious. I only gave it 4 stars because it shrank down but I am eating it anyway and loving it. Also, not enough chocolate is called for. I used 6 oz instead and next time I will fill the ramekins up closer to the edge. 1 inch away from top is not enough. With those changes this is a better recipe. I like the no yolks and it works. "

Reviewed Mexican Rice

Oct 14, 2012 in null on Food.com

This just did not do it for me. I am still looking for a way to make the rice that tastes like you get in Mexican restaurants and this wasn't it. It's close but something is still missing and I think it might be cumin but I'm not sure. I followed the recipe exactly and the rice came out light and fluffy and looked just like your picture but the...

Reviewed Chocolate Cherry Trifle

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

Pull up a stool to the stove because you are going to be there for a while stirring this custard. I cooked it in an old-school double boiler on med-low heat and it took 45 mins. It came out perfect that way though. I only gave this recipe 3 stars because of the cake. I had to make my own pound cake (because where do you live that you can run ...

Reviewed Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Nov 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yes, it is this simple and this is all you need to do. This is they way I do cranberries every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. No need to buy that canned junk and no need to do anything else to this. Leave it alone and do it just like this.""

Reviewed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Good but this calls for a bit too much cheese. A "few slices" on bottom, then "a few more slices"? Overkill. 2 slices is plenty. I sometimes add egg to it for a breakfast sandwich and you can use bacon substitute instead of the real thing. It tastes fine. Food network never mentions meat substitutes but there are many too choose from and if...

Reviewed Vegetable Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is a good recipe, but for a truly "vegetable" meatloaf or vegetarian meatloaf, use meat substitute instead of turkey. There are so many options out there, but the refrigerated veggie crumbles are the best choice. I don't know why food network never mentions meat substitutes because you can make anything with them.

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