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Reviewed the chewy

Feb 9, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I have tried countless recipes for chocolate chip cookies searching for the perfect chewy cookie. This is possibly the worst one ever tried. I am a pretty accomplished baker, have even been requested by friends to bake for fancy, special events so it's not a matter of being a novice. The cookies turned out flat and sad looking evn though I chilled...

Reviewed middle eastern chicken and rice

Feb 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Has good potential but needs modifications. The chicken came out bland, so next time I will add seasoning beyond what recipe lists, maybe some coriander. Also, the spinach did not wilt even though I left if for far longer than recipe states. I ended up removing it from the pan with the rice and sauteing separately in a little olive oil. Worked...

Reviewed middle eastern chicken and rice

Feb 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Has good potential but needs modifications. The chicken came out bland, so next time I will add seasoning beyond what recipe lists, maybe some coriander. Also, the spinach did not wilt even though I left if for far longer than recipe states. I ended up removing it from the pan with the rice and sauteing separately in a little olive oil. Worked...

Reviewed Baked Rigatoni With Spinach, Ricotta, and Fontina

Jan 17, 2014 in null on Food.com

Followed directions and ingredient list exactly. This is incredibly bland and dry, not nearly worthy the effort. My entire family agreed. The comments already posted about adding tomato sauce or extra milk also would help if you are going to try it as that could at least help with the dryness."

Reviewed Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry-Chipotle Sauce

Dec 1, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Everyone in my family loved this! I used black raspberry fruit preserves, it also would be great with blackberry.

Reviewed No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Nov 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

sounded great, but disappointing. As many others have noted there seems to be something off in the base as is does not come together well. Fell apart when cutting, I got about 2/3 of it to look presentable (not great) and just threw out the rest. Don't think I will try it again as even some 20-ish year old guys who like pretty much anything rated...

Reviewed Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Nov 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Love these! I did add a little more butter as the mixture initially was too thick to coat the nuts. Will try the idea posted by someone else of shaking in a Ziploc bag next time.

Reviewed Summer Fruit Crostata

Aug 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is delicious and so easy to make. I used the fruit exactly as specified in the recipe, though you could use any fruit (apples and raisins with lemon instead of the orange for the fall? apple cranberry for winter?). The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the fruit made the crust soggy. It was soggy the first night and "

Reviewed The Lady and Sons Cheese Biscuits

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

Really disappointed. Like another reviewer said, the batter is way thinner than what I saw when Paula made these on the show. Even though I added about 25% biscuit mix than the recipe called for and kept the amount of other ingredients the same, the batter was very thin and I ended up with cheese pancakes."

Reviewed Winter Vegetable Soup

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

Has potential, but very bland. I saw Trisha prepare this on her show and it sounded so good, I made it the same day. On the show, she mentioned that it is good all the time, but also that her mother would make it for her when she wasn't feeling well as a child. I definitely can see it being good in that situation when someone wants something bl"

Reviewed Easy Blueberry Skillet Cake

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

This is a great cake. I used frozen blueberries and transferred the brown sugar/butter mixture to a cake pan after melting because I don't have a 9" ovenproof skillet. It worked just fine. The cake is easy to prepare, cooks fairly quickly and tastes delicious. My whole family loved it!""

Reviewed Holiday Sticky Buns

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have tried lots of Ina's recipes and loved every one, but this missed the mark. Like some others mentioned, mine turned into a burnt gooey mess that I threw away once I got them unstuck from the muffin tin. I checked a couple times while baking and they were doing OK, then turned to black really fast. I baked at least half dozen other recipe...

Reviewed Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor of this soup is excellent, plus it is quick and easy to make. I used precut squash from the produce section to save some time and omitted the cream to save some calories. We did not miss the cream at all, the soup is good enough on it's own. One thing I would change next time is to use less broth as the soup was a little thin (maybe...

Reviewed Apple Brown Butter Tart

Nov 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The taste of this is fairly good and I would say it is easy rather than intermediate. I did change the recipe to make only enough filling for one tart, as I don't think I'd want to make another within just a few days. Not sure of the rationale for having 2/3 of the recipe make one tart and the other 1/3 make two.""

Reviewed Pecan Caramels ("Glorias"

May 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are OK, but not worth the time. Better tasting candy can be made with the same amount of effort. Also, with this recipe stating it makes 10, those are huge --one will last all week as a sugar treat."

Reviewed Pecan Caramels ("Glorias"

May 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are OK, but not worth the time. Better tasting candy can be made with the same amount of effort. Also, with this recipe stating it makes 10, those are huge --one will last all week as a sugar treat."

Reviewed Chicken in Mustard

Mar 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There are many recipes out there for varieties of dijon chicken and we did not think this was one of the better ones. The mustard taste was too strong so it seemed more like a one-flavoring dinner than something truly culinary. I did follow the recipes, no adds of my own, and would not make this again."

Reviewed Chocolate and Coconut Lace Cookies

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

These tasted very greasy. I did use unsalted butter, so not an issue of trying to substitute margarine or anything like that. Will not keep this recipe.

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