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Reviewed Good Morning Muffins

Apr 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had a lot of mixed feelings about making this recipe. First off, I am not a baker. I follow everything to the letter usually, but after reading comments I decided to try & kick things up . I used 2 cups of apricot preserves, 1 cup of apricot nectar, almost 3/4 c sugar. I do t usually like overly sweet anything but felt the extra couldn't hurt. I"

Reviewed Cajun Jambalaya

Jan 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious. I would have rated it a 5 but I have had Jambalaya at Brennans In New Orleans a few years ago & it was nothing short of amazing. What gets me is people who do not read this recipe & put the whole spice recipe into it instead of using just a tablespoon. Just go to the store, get Emerills Essence, use a tablespoon & be done with "

Reviewed Potato Leek Soup

Jan 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this soup on the fly. I had everything but fresh thyme but had dried. I used my immersion blender & made it smooth because I wanted every bit of flavor in the base. I always keep bags of frozen sliced leeks from Trader Joes in my freezer just in case & I'm glad I did because store was out of fresh, as well as fresh thyme. I diced all the ve"

Reviewed Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Goat Cheese Involtini

Jun 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love these. My farmers market sells baskets of sweet peppers that are not quuite 1st quality for like $2 a basket of 6. Perfect for roasting, so I roast peppers throughout the week & always have them on hand in the fridge. The goat cheese is wonderful on anything as long as I'm concerned so paired with the peppers & smoked paprika is perfect, es"

Reviewed Creamy Cucumber Salad

Jun 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As an accomplished home cook, this was absolutely the worst thing I've ever made from Ina. I was deeply disappointed not to mention a complete waste of time & money. It was really thick & tasted disgusting. I just threw it out in the garbage. I was going to serve guests tomorrow night so I'll have to think of something else. I love Ina but she re"

Reviewed Best Ever Tuna Noodle Casserole

Oct 5, 2011 in on Food.com

This was sooo good. I have food challenged men in the house & needed something they could heat up in the microwave. I doubled the recipe, used half mayo & sour cream, added 2 big cans of chunk light tuna in water, drained, & crushed up a half pkg of ritz crackers for crunch. I also sauteed the onion, celery & added a cup of frozen peas. Didn't ne...

Reviewed Chicken Stew

Aug 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my "go to" chicken recipe when I need an easy comfort meal. I've been making this dish a long time & vary the ingredients leaving the integrity of the recipe true, ie, extra veggies, veggie stock, mushrooms, chopped zucchini & definitely garlic. My family always looks forward to having this dish. Definitely get some good crusty bread to s...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

I used to think I made the best meatloaf (according to my family & friends but this was outstanding. Why do people rate a recipe when they change things & give it a lower score? I NEVER change the recipe the first time nor do I assume it's going to be bad before you make it!!!! That drives me insane. Ina is my go to girl. Btw, the smoked salmon de"

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

I used to think I made the best meatloaf (according to my family & friends) but this was outstanding. Why do people rate a recipe when they change things & give it a lower score? I NEVER change the recipe the first time nor do I assume it's going to be bad before you make it!!!! That drives me insane. Ina is my go to girl. Btw, the smoked salmon d"

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