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Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

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

This was tender and fell apart with a fork. Family loved the recipe! Big hit! Only cooked 3 1/2 hrs and hardly any au jus. Did not make peppers and giardineira and was still delicious without it. "

Reviewed Taco Soup

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

WOW!! This was an amazing dish!! Everyone in my family loved it!! I actually halved the recipe and did one batch with beef and 2nd batch w/ grd white turkey. They both came out fantastic. I highly recommend this one! Used plain stewed tomatoes as no Mexican was available. Also used red kidney beans instead of pink. Easy to make! I cut down sa"

Reviewed Taco Soup

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

WOW!! This was an amazing dish!! Everyone in my family loved it!! I actually halved the recipe and did one batch with beef and 2nd batch w/ grd white turkey. They both came out fantastic. I highly recommend this one! I omitted the green and black olives and used plain stewed tomatoes as no mexican was available. Also used red kidney beans ins"

Reviewed Gina's Turkey Meatloaf

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

This was an outstanding turkey meatloaf recipe!!! Everyone in my family loved it. The blue cheese makes the dish as it flavors the meat on its own. No salt or pepper is even needed. Yes, there is liquid from the meatloaf but it is delicious and makes a great sauce with the blue cheese flavor melted into it. I did substitute onion for the shallot"

Reviewed Turkey Cacciatore Burgers on Portobello "Buns"

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

These burgers were fabulous and did not even taste like your typical turkey burger! The seasonings and flavors make it delicious. You can even serve on buns with ketchup like traditional burgers. My kids do not like mushrooms. But they did not even know about the mushrooms in the burgers and still ate them. They did not eat the portobellos."

Reviewed Turkey Cacciatore Burgers on Portobello "Buns"

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

These burgers were fabulous and did not even taste like your typical turkey burger! The seasonings and flavors make it delicious. You can even serve on buns with ketchup like traditional burgers."

Reviewed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Mar 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a delcious glaze on the fish. Added less glaze to whole fish as did not want it to be too sweet. Served remaining sauce on the side. ""

Reviewed Oven Poached Salmon a la Paige with Dill, Vidalia Onion and Cucumber Relish

Mar 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was light and refreshing! Perfect for a spring or summer day....The relish makes the dish. Fish is simply poached in broth so flavor comes from relish.""

Reviewed Chicken Stew

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

This was a simple and delicious recipe! It doesn't taste like a regular stew but a great chicken dish. Whole family loved it. Thanks Giada!""

Reviewed Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Mar 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a nice change for a turkey meatloaf! The feta and sun dried tomatoes add great flavor. Delish!""

Reviewed Roman-style Chicken

Jan 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good. Must have capers and parsley to top it off. I accidentally overcooked my dish and chicken dried out. Next time will cook it the correct amount of time. Also , did not add thighs but used more split chicken breasts cut into smaller pieces.""

Reviewed White Bean and Chicken Chili

Jan 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious, hearty and filling! Excellent! A nice change from traditional tomato/beef chilis. Definitely a keeper! Tried it with bread and tortilla chips but found it stood best on its own. Also added extra fresh spinach to the soup as only had a small bunch of swiss chard. Also, I do not like fennel seeds but put it in based on anoth...

Reviewed White Bean and Chicken Chili

Jan 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious, hearty and filling! Excellent! A nice change from traditional tomato/beef chilis. Definitely a keeper! Tried it with bread and tortilla chips but found it stood best on its own. Also added extra fresh spinach to the soup as only had a small bunch of swiss chard. ""

Reviewed Pan Fried Tilapia

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

This was a nice, easy dish to make in a pinch. I happened to have all the ingredients and simply substituted smart balance for the butter. Very tasty! Will make again.""

Reviewed Grilled Salmon Fillet with Honey-Mustard Sauce

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

Terrific summer recipe! Easy and delish. I didn't have horseradish so I omitted it from recipe. Next time will try with it.
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Reviewed Pasta Puttanesca

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

This is a tasty and healthy dish! Used extra capers & arugula per another reviewer. Only my husband and I liked it. My teenage kids did not like it. You definitely do not even taste the anchovies. Easy to make too."

Reviewed Mushroom Parmesan

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

This was so delicious! You don't even miss the veal/chicken. Defintely a keeper and so easy. Used homemade sauce from freezer. Made Ellie's Pasta Puttanesca to go with it as a side dish. Also replaced butter with Smart Balance for health reasons. "

Reviewed Mushroom Parmesan

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

This was so delicious! You don't even miss the veal/chicken. Defintely a keeper and so easy. Used homemade sauce from freezer. Made Ellie's Pasta Puttanesca to go with it as a side dish. "

Reviewed Tilapia with Green Beans

May 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was an awesome fish dish! Such great contrasting flavors with coating on fish and tomatoes with green beans. I used regular string beans and cooked a few minutes longer. Family liked it, including the teenagers! Definitely a keeper! "

Reviewed Spanish Chicken Cutlets and Olive Rice with Artichokes and Piquillo Peppers

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

This was tasty but lacked something. I believe it was salt. Then after reading the previous reviews I realized I did not add the orange slices to sauce. It was not listed as an ingredient. They should really correct this recipe as one ingredient can throw off the whole dish. Family still liked it. Also made the rice (used marinated artichoke"

Reviewed Spanish Chicken Cutlets and Olive Rice with Artichokes and Piquillo Peppers

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

This was tasty but lacked something. I believe it was salt. Then after reading the previous reviews I realized I did not add the orange slices to sauce. It was not listed as an ingredient. They should really correct this recipe as one ingredient can throw off the whole dish. Family still liked it. Also made the rice (used marinated artichoke"

Reviewed Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Apr 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was fantastic! The whole family loved it - even 2 teenagers! So refreshing and full of flavor. Another great fish recipe by Giada! All her fish recipes are unbelievable.
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Reviewed Whitefish with Lemon Vinaigrette

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

Just made the lemon vinaigrette and fresh wild flounder. It was excellent and so fresh tasting! Definitely a keeper....so delish! Thanks for another amazing recipe Giada!"

Reviewed Everything Lo Mein

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

This lo mein was lighter than what is served in Chinese restaurants. But it lacked flavor so doubled the sauce and served the second batch of sauce on the side. Also added an extra egg, handful of snow peas, used regular soy and did half regular mushrooms and half shiitake. Family liked recipe but I didn't love it. Too much prep work for this...

Reviewed Everything Lo Mein

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

This lo mein was lighter than what is served in Chinese restaurants. But it lacked flavor so doubled the sauce and served the second batch of sauce on the side. Also added an extra egg, handful of snow peas and did half regular mushrooms and half shiitake. Family liked recipe but I didn't love it. Too much prep work for this dish."

Reviewed Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

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

Great, simple side dish! Cut recipe in half and used Canola oil (small amt. just to coat potatoes instead of butter. Cut into smaller wedges as previous reviewer had suggested. Cut salt and pepper amts. Sprinkled with cinnamon. It was delish! Came out crispier when sliced thinner."

Reviewed Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

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

Great, simple side dish! Cut recipe in half and used Canola oil (small amt.) just to coat potatoes instead of butter. Cut into smaller wedges as previous reviewer had suggested. Cut salt and pepper amts. Sprinkled with cinnamon. It was delish!"

Reviewed Tilapia with Citrus Bagna Cauda

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

OMG!This was an absolutely awesome fish dinner!! Everyone loved it in the family, including the kids. So easy to prepare. All of us do not care for anchovies but you cannot even taste it. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for another great recipe Giada!!"

Reviewed Chicken Marvalasala and Pappardelle with Rosemary Gravy

Apr 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Only made the chicken. It was light and delicious. Doubled the chicken, garlic, marsala and used smart balance instead of butter. Must season with salt and pepper at the end or lacks flavor. Used package of regular mushrooms and package of shitake. Next time will add more capers too. Much lighter than traditional chick marsala as it was not...

Reviewed Chicken Scarpariello

Mar 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a dish my husband liked because of the spice. My daughter and I did not care for it. Something seemed to be missing in the dish. We did add more salt when eating chicken. Disappointing but edible."

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