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Reviewed potato basil frittata squares

Mar 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

People, this is to comment on the recipe not the site!!!!!

Reviewed potato basil frittata squares

Mar 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

People, this is to comment on the recipe not the site!!!!!

Reviewed Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Dec 1, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was a great brine recipe, it made my house smell delicious! I roasted my turkey in a baking bag. Next time I will just roast in the oven as Ree did. The turkey roasts a lot faster in the bag but doesn't have the crispy skin.
The cranberry sauce from this show was fantastic. Thanks Ree



Reviewed Cranberry Sauce

Dec 1, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic recipe! The maple syrup was the key. I did add a little sugar and vanilla. This was the best cranberry sauce I have had. Thanks Ree

Reviewed Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

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

Loved the dressing. Very simple and straight forward. I used anchovy paste (my poor husband had to make a last minute run for that). At first I didn't add the anchovy (I don't like) and it just didn't have that Ceasar taste. I did add a little more garlic and used 1/2 half olive oil and 1/2 canola. I did coddle the eggs. Thanks for the great"

Reviewed Mojo Cuban Sandwich

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

Now, this three star is because it probably was my fault. The meat was not very juicy and I followed the recipe exactly. I may have cooked it to long. I got a new pressure cooker and am not used to it yet. The flavor was good. Loved the caesar salad that was on the same show."

Reviewed Holiday Bacon Appetizers

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

I made these for an ornament party last night and they were very good. I added a little cayanne pepper to the brown sugar and everyone loved them. I think the reason some reviews said they were soggy was because they used fatty or to thick bacon. I used oscar meyer the thinner type and they cooked faster than recipe called for and were not sogg"

Favorited Cast Iron Skillet Potato Cake

Mar 17, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed The Lady and Son's Smoked Boston Butt Roast

Mar 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was delicious!! It was so tender and moist. I used the house seasoning and not the seasoned salt and it was still pretty salty (and I am a saltaholic). I was a little hesitant to add all the liquid smoke, but I did and it was just the right amount. The only drawback was the whole house smelled like smoke. I added a little garlic w...

Reviewed Braised Short Ribs

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

What can I say. Anne is the best, as usual!! These are the very best short ribs. I didn't have any celery, but used some celery seed. I followed the recipe exactly except for the celery. They are a little extra work, but worth the time. Thanks for another great recipe Anne.""

Reviewed Skirt Steak

Feb 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love the marinade!! It was quite thick, but it sticks to the meat better that way. I used a gas grill and it worked out well, didnt stick to the grill(Idid oil it first). I used an Argentine Chimichurri Sauce. This will be my go to recipe for skirt steak. Could be used on all steak, it is so delicious!""

Reviewed Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. Perfect buttercream frosting. I used this on Alton Brown's Chiffon Cupcakes and it was perfect. Very easy recipe and comes together in no time. This amount frosted about 15 cupcakes. ""

Reviewed Chiffon Cupcakes

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

After reading all the reviews, I decided to make these, I had just watched Good Eats. I really liked them. They were sweet, moist, chewy as Chiffon cakes are. I did weigh the ingredients and the texture came out perfect. I used Gale Gand's recipe for quick vanilla buttercream on this website. I did add a little dash of almond extract and dou...

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Potato Cake

Dec 9, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Yummy, Yummy!! This is a great recipe. I have made some of Alex's recipes and they are always great!! I thought that they weren't going to brown on the stove, but just wait, as soon as the water evaporates they brown up nicely. The top was crispy and luscious. I might try a different spice next time. Thank you Alex""

Reviewed Corn and Pasta Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

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

I thought this salad was very good. I did double all the ingredients and added roasted jalapeno peppers (that gave it a little kick!!). I didn't use the arugula or bacon because I thought it didn't need it. I wondered about the vinegar, but it was just right. My corn didn't stay in large pieces after I stired the salad, but it was still great!! T"

Reviewed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin With Maple-Mustard Sauce

Jul 14, 2011 in null on Food.com

I am rating the Maple Mustard Sauce. I had already marinated my pork tenderloin when I found this recipe. I needed a sweet sauce for my tenderloin and I have found a keeper!!! This sauce is wonderful. It is the perfect sweet and tangy sauce. I will definetly make the whole recipe next time. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Orange and Olive Oil Cake

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

Well, only two stars, but it was my fault. I only had active yeast and I mixed it with the milk to activate. I think that was the problem. I let it rest for 20 min. and baked to arrive at a lead cake. Use the instant yeast!! The flavor of the cake was delicious, but the consistancy wasn't (my fault). The syrup was fantastic. I ended up usin"

Saved Recipe Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs by MizzNezz

Jun 17, 2011 on Food.com

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Jun 17, 2011 in null on Food.com

Great Ribs!! I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. I started my crock pot on high for about 2 hours and then on low for about 4 hours. I took the ribs out after cooking and put juice and sauce in a fat separator and the sauce came out perfect. Just added all the ingredients back into the pot and simmered for about 20 min. to...

Reviewed Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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

As Guy always says "This is Money". Very tasty!! I make a pretty good blackberry sauce, but this one was much better. I love the jalapeno in it. Next time I will use two peppers. I didn't realize that the blackening would mellow the spice in the pepper. The brine was a great idea. The meat was very moist and had great flavor even without the"

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus Pasta Salad

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

Love, love, loved it!!! Very good base recipe. I did add a few more things to the recipe. I added pear tomatoes (whole), basil and tarragon. For the cheese, I don't care for goat cheese so I added ricotta salata. My husband doesn't like tart dressings so I added a little agave and it cut the tartness. I served this with Guy Fieri's Blackberr"

Reviewed Caesar Salad with Pancetta

Apr 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved the salad. The only thing I would suggest is to make the dressing with the egg, not the mayo. The dressing comes out thin. The taste is very good, but I would use a little less lemon (pretty sour). I love the roasted tomatoes and pancetta. Just a little something different. Thank you Ina!"

Reviewed Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

Apr 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used a pork loin that was about 2 lbs. Is there a difference between pork loin and pork loin roast? I butterflied it and pounded it a little to make a larger area to stuff. The stuffing was ok ( a little bland), so I added more sage and a little garlic. My pork came out very moist, but the stuffing was pretty soft. Overall the taste was good....

Reviewed Golden Pound Cake

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

Guy, you restored my faith in baking pound cake. This was delicious, light (not heavy like some pound cakes) and very easy to make. I watched it like a hawk for the final 40 min. of baking. I tend to overbake sometimes. I did add a little more zest and did not make the glaze. I made a bourbon sauce and poured some over the warm cake and added...

Reviewed Golden Pound Cake

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

Guy, you restored my faith in baking pound cake. This was delicious, light (not heavy like some pound cakes) and very easy to make. I watched it like a hawk for the final 40 min. of baking. I tend to overbake sometimes. I did add a little more zest and did not make the glaze. I made a bourbon sauce and poured some over the warm cake and added...

Reviewed Golden Pound Cake

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

Guy, you restored my faith in baking pound cake. This was delicious, light (not heavy like some pound cakes) and very easy to make. I watched it like a hawk for the final 40 min. of baking. I tend to overbake sometimes. I did add a little more zest and did not make the glaze. I made a bourbon sauce and poured some over the warm cake and added...

Reviewed Chocolate Pecan Layer Cake

Mar 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't know where to start. Taste, was great, all components. Like the other reviews I thought it was very dry. I even undercooked it because of the other reviews. I have never had much luck with cakes that use alot of water for the liquid. On tv, Paula used a wooden spoon for the holes, I used a chopstick (trying to use something between a toothpick...

Reviewed Chocolate Pecan Layer Cake

Mar 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't know where to start. Taste, was great, all components. Like the other reviews I thought it was very dry. I even undercooked it because of the other reviews. I have never had much luck with cakes that use alot of water for the liquid. On tv, Paula used a wooden spoon for the holes, I used a chopstick (trying to use something between a toothpick...

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