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Reviewed Buckwheat Noodle Salad

Jan 3, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was quite delicious! I loved the flavors of the dressing-it was salty, sweet, and tangy, and had the right amount of subtle heat. I roasted a chicken breast and shredded it into the salad. I normally like a hot dish for dinner, but this was fantastic. I halved everything except the dressing and my husband and I polished it off. I'd make this...

Reviewed Herb and Garlic Roast Pork Loin with Honey Mustard Sauce

Dec 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was very tasty! I loved the coating! I had extra breadcrumb mixture, so I sliced a few potatoes and tossed them with oil and the extra crumbs. They roasted nicely in the 45 minutes that I cooked the pork for, and the crumbs added great texture and flavor. I skipped the sauce, and my pork was nice & juicy and *just* perfectly cooked. I'd make...

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork

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

This was very good, but I'm knocking off 1 star because the amount of sugar is nuts for one meal. I ended up using about 1/2 cup instead of a full cup, and kept tasting the sauce. I added a little extra orange marmalade, and the finished dish was too sweet once everything was reduced. It was edible, but after a few bites, the sweetness was too muc"

Reviewed Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

May 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for dinner tonight. It was a pretty easy dish to make, and the flavors were good, but nothing wowed me. Added more buttermilk to the potatoes instead of the boiling water, and added some cinnamon and cayenne to the chops. A little brown sugar would have been nice in the apples, but I didn't add it. "

Reviewed Simple, Perfect Chili

Apr 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was probably the best chili I ever made. I followed other reviewers' advice and used 15 oz of tomato sauce, a can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes, and a 25 oz can of beer. I simmered the beef for 2 1/2 hours to cook out the beer taste and let the flavors meld. I added the beans and let the pot simmer for another half hour. It was fantastic!"

Reviewed Southern Cornbread

Mar 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I decided to make cornbread on a whim while I was cooking dinner. I picked this recipe even after reading the reviews. I'm not sure how some reviewers found it salty. 1/2 tsp of salt is hardly salty. I actually added more salt after tasting the batter, and ended up sprinkling in some sugar (probably about 1 tsp). Once it was baked, it was incredib"

Reviewed Spanish Chicken and Potato Roast

Mar 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great. I improvised and used bone-in chicken thighs. I browned them while I microwaved my potatoes. I used 1 large red onion and removed the chicken from the pan and put in the potatoes and onion and stirred everything, then placed the chicken on top. I baked it for 30 minutes at 450 and the chicken was cooked through and juicy. I squeeze"

Reviewed Basic Polenta

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

I was surprised how easy this was. I feel like I've made polenta in the past and didn't enjoy it as much, but this was really easy and delicious. I used some chicken broth in place of the water, but I still had to add a lot of salt to flavor the cornmeal. I whisked the mixture every few minutes to make sure it was creamy and didn't clump while it "

Reviewed Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo with Grilled Chicken

Jan 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I wasn't thrilled with this. The recipe itself isn't bad, but my lemon was quite big and juicy, so the sauce was incredibly acidic and lemony. I actually love lemon, so I didn't mind too much, but my husband couldn't eat it. I used feta instead of goat cheese since I had it on hand. I wasn't crazy about the use of greek yogurt as a sauce. I love g"

Reviewed Light Italian Dressing

Mar 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is pretty good and a great low calorie option to bottled dressing. I usually have to at least double the spices to add flavor but i'd rather do that and save calories. ""

Reviewed Stout Braised Short Ribs with Barley

Jan 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were fantastic! It was my first time making short ribs, and they were delicious. I used 2 1/4 c. of red wine in place of the beer and used an extra can of beef broth as well. I needed the extra liquid and ended up tossing in a beef buillon cube to boost the beefy flavor. The herbs added a nice flavor to the dish, and the broth was flavorful...

Reviewed Meringue Swirls

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

I made these last Christmas on a whim when I saw them in the magazine. They turned out fantastic and I made them several more times during the holidays. However, I noticed that when I cracked fresh eggs and used the fresh whites, they baked white and crispy. When I used a container of egg whites the next time I made them, they browned a bit more ...

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

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

My fiancee, who never bakes, made this for me as part of my birthday dinner. It was absolutely fantastic! The cake itself was moist and had good flavor, and the apple pieces added an extra bit of flavor to it. The crumb topping was sweet and crunchy, and this was a very easy recipe for someone who doesn't really bake to make.""

Reviewed Roasted Salmon With Walnut-Pepper Relish

Sep 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good, although I felt the sauce was missing something. The salmon was delicious and well-seasoned, and I did like the contrast in the relish. It was sweet, salty, spicy, and nutty. I'd make it again, but I'll experiment with adding other elements to the relish.""

Reviewed Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables

Aug 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I bought a bottom round roast on sale and was trying to figure out how to use it. I decided to make this recipe since it was easy. I doubled the broth/wine/tomato mixture and skipped the roasted vegetable part. Instead, during the last hour, I put in 3 chopped potatoes and 4 chopped carrots. I ended up adding 2 extra beef buillon cubes to give it...

Reviewed Instant Chocolate Cake

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

I recalled seeing this recipe in a copy of Food Network magazine a few months back and in a lazy moment, I decided to make this as I was out of proper ingredients to make brownies but wanted a chocolate dessert. When the recipe says a "large" mug, they mean it-mine oozed over the mug onto the microwave plate. Also, it baked unevenly. Most of it b...

Reviewed Blackout Cake

May 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this cake for Easter and for Mother's Day, and it was fantastic both times. The first time, I tried to cut one of the layers in half and it didn't quite work, so I just put the pudding between the 2 layers. The flavor of the cake and pudding were great, but I would have preferred the icing a little sweeter. I recommend leaving the 2 layers "

Reviewed Pancakes

May 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These suffer from a lack of taste. They're very fluffy but taste mostly floury. they'd benefit from more sugar and some vanilla extract, and perhaps buttermilk instead of milk. I'm surprised this has so many good reviews. There are much better recipes out there."

Reviewed Breaded Chicken Marsala

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw Alex making this and I thought it was a clever dish, something a bit different. I halved the recipe and marinated my chicken per the recipe. It was an easy dish to make, but it's overloaded on salt from the soy sauce. The chicken was ok, but the taste and saltiness of the soy sauce was overpowering, and the combination of soy sauce and marsala...

Reviewed 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My fiancee made this for dinner and it was easy and yummy. He halved the recipe and used ground beef instead of lamb. I thought the gravy was good and went well with the meat and the peas. The mashed potatoes on top were good, but I would have added a bit more salt if I had been cooking. It was a great meal, and he baked it instead of broiling it...

Reviewed 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My fiancee made this for dinner and it was easy and yummy. He halved the recipe and used ground beef instead of lamb. I thought the gravy was good and went well with the meat and the peas. The mashed potatoes on top were good, but I would have added a bit more salt if I had been cooking. It was a great meal, and he baked it instead of broiling it...

Reviewed 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My fiancee made this for dinner and it was easy and yummy. He halved the recipe and used ground beef instead of lamb. I thought the gravy was good and went well with the meat and the peas. The mashed potatoes on top were good, but I would have added a bit more salt if I had been cooking. It was a great meal, and he baked it instead of broiling it...

Reviewed Senate Bean Soup

Nov 7, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

at the end of the ham/bean simmering time. I did end up needing to add the 2 cups of liquid at the end, but I used chicken stock, which really helped boost the flavor of the broth. I liked the potato in the soup, but overall, this isn't really a highly seasoned soup. It was good, but I wouldn't bother making it again. Perhaps a cheese rind would have...

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