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Reviewed Otto's Beer Cheese Soup

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely incredible! I used extra sharp Pinconning, which made this soup smooth and velvety with wonderful flavor. I made two slight alterations to the recipe. I added in 2 cloves of finely minced garlic and cooked it with the onions, carrot and celery for about 2 minutes before adding the chicken stock. Once the stock and beer is in the pot, ...

Reviewed Gingerbread Cookies for the Holidays

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This makes the most outstanding gingerbread I've ever had. The fresh citrus is what puts this recipe over the top. It's not an overpowering taste, but rather an afterthought of orange and lemon. My husband, who is a diabetic, is going to literally kill himself eating these. He usually has great willpower, but he can't keep away from these! I will...

Reviewed Winter Minestrone

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

This is a really good soup, probably one of the best Minestrone recipes I've tried. I have found I do not like Swiss chard, so next time I make it, I'm going to try spinach instead. I added a bit of macaroni, which helped make it a great main course. I served it with salad and garlic Parmesan toast. It was a hit with my family.""

Reviewed Winter Minestrone

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

This is a really good soup, probably one of the best Minestrone recipes I've tried. I have found I do not like Swiss chard, so next time I make it, I'm going to try spinach instead. I added a bit of macaroni (cooked in a separate pot) to the soup, which made it a great main course. I served it with salad and garlic Parmesan toast. It was a hit wi...

Reviewed Plantation Grits

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

I wasn't crazy about this recipe. I have had a long-standing affair with cheese, but in this recipe, there's just too much. The flavor was overwhelming. I may try making this again, but I don't think a pound of cheese is needed. I'll probably cut it down by half. This recipe makes a LOT of grits, so unless you're cooking for a large family, scale...

Reviewed French Onion Soup

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

My husband and I LOVE this soup. It takes time to cook down and caramelize the onions, but it is SO worth it. It is really easy to make, and the leftovers the next day are maybe just a bit better. It's definitely worth a try if you like French onion soup. You won't be disappointed. ""

Reviewed Pasta e Fagioli

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

I have been making this recipe for years, and there are rarely leftovers. It is a definite family favorite. I watched Giada make this a long time ago, and she used chick peas instead of the kidney beans, which is how I make it. It's a wonderful, hearty soup that is perfect for cold, rainy evenings. ""

Reviewed Chicken Carbonara

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

Outstanding! This has become a family favorite, but we don't put the chicken in it. The flavors of the pancetta, Parmesan and fresh herbs is perfect. I have, on occasion, put mushrooms (creminis cooked in a bit of olive oil), broccoli, or peas in it and it always turns out beautifully. ""

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