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Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

Apr 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best Lasagna EVER! I even converted my non-lasagna eating boyfriend. He now requests it. Only thing I had issues with were the noodles, but perhaps my water wasn't hot enough. I also added madeira sauteed mushrooms to the sauce. And I used spicy turkey sausage instead of sweet. I also added a can of tomato sauce per reviews below.

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Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Nov 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My review is for the icing only.
I used the icing on a boxed chocolate cake. It was awesome! Light and fluffy. I used Peter Pan Honey Roasted creamy peanut butter. Oh, and accidentally put in 3/4Tbs. vanilla instead of the 3/4Tsp. Just read it incorrectly. It was still delicious! And oh so easy to make.
And I'm not even a huge...

Reviewed Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

Mar 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing! The only change I made was to substitute 1/2tsp pure almond extract and 2 tbs Cointreau for the Amaretto (which I didn't have). Everything else I did EXACTLY the same for the cake. My cook time was right at 50 minutes.
Get cake flour, it will make a difference. NOT AP flour! And note that the recipe says Kosher salt, but in her...

Reviewed Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup

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

I love this soup! Healthy, hearty and delicious. Perfect for cold, winter weather. Some changes: I use a mix of shallot/onion/garlic, add the uncooked rice with extra stock like others, and cook almost an hour. Easy to make and very versatile if you want to change out some ingredients. I've made it before with turkey/veal and mixed greens like mu...

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent way to get family to add in some greens at Thanksgiving. It was easy and delicious. I was hesitant to take Brussels sprouts to a family gathering, but they were the only thing that we didn't have leftovers of!! They were gone quick! The only thing I did differently was to remove the pancetta once it was crispy and add back in at the end...

Reviewed Zucchini Gratin

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was yummy. Only took the advice of others and cut the onion amount drastically. Used it more for flavoring than layering with zucchini. Added yellow squash and mushrooms. Used half&half. Panko mixed with swiss/gruyere. Will make again. ""

Reviewed Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Nov 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love this recipe! However, I don't do the onions. I cheat and use the pre-made kind. Other than that, I follow it exactly. It has converted many "I don't eat green bean casserole" people. My boyfriend now requests it at holiday functions. Really a wonderful holiday dish! ""

Reviewed Deviled Eggs

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

Great recipe. Simple and yummy! My family loved both the spicy and the regular. Garnished them with smoked paprika, a chive stem, and cayenne pepper.""

Reviewed French Apple Tart

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

Came out wonderful! My family ate it up. I cut it into triangles for people to be able to grab off the pastry table. Served room temp. It was great. Like others, I was afraid of the burning, but it was great. 45min at 400 degrees was perfect, just a little crispy on the edges yet still yummy! The apricot glaze with Calvados made it! I didn't stra...

Reviewed Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

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

Usually love Ina's dishes. This was not a winner. Maybe if I'd left out the bleu cheese... And I even put less than the recipe called for. Even bleu cheese lovers thought it was a bad combo. I will say that 1 person liked it. But out of a party of 30+ people, that's not so good. I won't make this again. ""

Reviewed Grandma Maronis Meatballs 100 Year Old Recipe

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

This is my go-to meatball recipe. It is very versatile. I've made it many, many times with various meat combinations, Turkey/pork, chuck/veal, ground beef/pork, etc. All are fabulous. I now don't even need to measure since I've made it so many times. I cook mine at 375 degrees for 35min b/c we like the crunch on the bottom. Then I let them simmer...

Reviewed Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca

Aug 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YUM! Nice and healthy. We exchanged the kalamata olives for artichoke hearts as my boyfriend doesn't like olives. We also did 1.5 cans of tuna. It was wonderful! Topped it with a small sprinkle of Parmesan and more fresh basil. ""

Reviewed Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup and Goat Cheese

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

Great!! Simple way to dress up a filet mignon. Strongly recommend."

Reviewed Wild Mushroom Risotto

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

FABULOUS! Like others on here, this was my first time making risotto. It came out perfect! I followed the recipe exactly. I agree that morels are expensive, but worth it. I served it with Giada's filet mignon with goat cheese and balsamic reduction (a bit rich, but yum). This was by far the best risotto I've ever eaten, including restaurants. So o"

Reviewed Wild Mushroom Risotto

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

FABULOUS! Like others on here, this was my first time making risotto. It came out perfect! I followed the recipe exactly. I agree that morels are expensive, but worth it. I served it with Giada's filet mignon with goat cheese and balsamic reduction (a bit rich, but yum). This was by far the best risotto I've ever eaten, including restaurants. So o"

Reviewed Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Basil-Curry Mayonnaise

Jul 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved the tenderloin! Great flavor! Wasn't a fan of the mayo. I served the tenderloin with Emeril's Wild Mushroom Reduction. My family still raves about it, months after the dinner. "

Reviewed Chicken with Morels

May 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My BF made this for my birthday dinner last night, and it was fabulous! He added crimini mushrooms to the morels. That was the only change he made. I adored it! He served it with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes. The morels and madeira jazzed up the chicken, which was great with the flour dusting. LOVE IT!!!"

Reviewed Chicken with Morels

May 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My BF made this for my birthday dinner last night, and it was fabulous! He added crimini mushrooms to the morels. That was the only change he made. I adored it! He served it with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes. The morels and madeira jazzed up the chicken, which was great with the flour dusting. LOVE IT!!!"

Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

Mar 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best Lasagna EVER! I even converted my non-lasagna eating boyfriend. He now requests it. Only thing I had issues with were the noodles, but perhaps my water wasn't hot enough. I also added madeira sauteed mushrooms to the sauce. And I used spicy turkey sausage instead of sweet. I also added a can of tomato sauce per reviews below. "

Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

Mar 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best Lasagna EVER! I even converted my non-lasagna eating boyfriend. He now requests it. Only thing I had issues with were the noodles, but perhaps my water wasn't hot enough. I also added madeira sauteed mushrooms to the sauce. And I used spicy turkey sausage instead of sweet. "

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