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Reviewed Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Mar 27, 2012 in on

I'm on the candida diet, and almonds are something I'm supposed to eat. But I was getting really sick of plain almonds, so I tried roasting them. This recipe definitely transformed a healthy-tasting food into a delectable food that just happens to be healthy. Since I can't have sugar, I used 1/4 cup of Truvia instead. I also increased the cin...

Reviewed Barbeque Meatloaf

Dec 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made this recipe last night for dinner. This was my first attempt at meatloaf, and it turned out fabulously! Per a couple other reviewers comments, I made a few changes. First, I used ground turkey instead of ground beef - it's healthier and less expensive! - and I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. I usually despise meatloaf with ketchup ...

Reviewed Fully Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup

Dec 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My boyfriend and I made this recipe last night, and all I can say is WOW! It tastes just like a loaded baked potato!

Per many reviews, we cooked the vegetables in bacon grease to add a little extra flavor. Halfway through, we also realized we didn't have any chicken stock. But according to a good chef I know, using water is an...

Reviewed Pumpkin Cheesecake

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I wanted a non-traditional dessert this year for Thanksgiving - I can only take so much pumpkin pie! - and decided on this recipe. I'm so glad I did! I was a little worried during the cooking process, as the filling seemed almost to overflow my springform pan, and it looked like it was getting too brown on top halfway through baking, but I cove...

Reviewed Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Nov 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made this cookie recipe last night with the help of my boyfriend. We both love ginger and molasses cookies and were looking for a fantastic holiday cookie recipe. This one definitely hit the mark! We stuck to the recipe as closely as we could, only substituting fresh grated ginger for the crystallized ginger, as we couldn't find it in the stor...

Reviewed Lots O'Meat Lasagna

Nov 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Fantastic lasagna recipe! Of course, how can you go wrong with meat, cheese, and pasta? I LOVED the three different kinds of tomatoes in this; it really gives it loads of texture and extra flavor.

I usually try to follow recipes closely, especially if I'm going to review it, but I made a couple changes based on past experiences....

Reviewed Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

Nov 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These are absolutely fantastic! I was introduced to home-made Asian food by my boyfriend a couple years ago, and we've been experimenting ever since. This recipe is phenomenal. The pork and ginger combo is a can't-miss! We used wonton wrappers only because we had some available in the freezer, and they worked well.

I hate to...

Reviewed Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Nov 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This dish is absolutely amazing. My boyfriend and I brought this to his mother's for Thanksgiving last year, and it was an absolute hit! Even among the sweet-potato haters. The textures are so wonderful together, the sauce is perfectly sweet, and the apples really add something extra and unexpected. Wonderful dish! We've been asked to make i...

Reviewed Sloppy Bombay Joes

Oct 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My boyfriend and I have a tried and true sloppy joe recipe we use, but we wanted to go for something a little different, so we gave Aarti's recipe a try. We followed the recipe almost exactly (with the exception of using dried cranberries instead of raisins), and it was good, but not nearly as flavorful as I was anticipating.


Reviewed Potato Salad

Jul 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

First of all, I'd like to say I normally LOVE Ina's recipes. But this one fell short for me. Potato salad is one of those foods that varies greatly from one region to another, and maybe I was raised on a different definition of potato salad, but I did not enjoy this one. We followed the recipe exactly. The dill was incredibly overpowering (it'"

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