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Reviewed Iceberg Wedge with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

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

thank you Big Daddy! "

Reviewed Creamy Deviled Eggs

Apr 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

really?! These were a runny mess. And very unpleasant looking as well. I had to boil another two eggs to try and get this to hold together. I'd LOVE to see an actual video of this being made to work"

New Topic Question:Fast- and- Easy- Coconut- Custard- Pie in Cooking Q & A

Feb 27, 2013 on Food.com

"Fast and Easy Coconut Custard Pie
Hi! I've made this pie a couple of times without the coconut as my mother loves custard pie. Only prob is the custard throws off a little water, I assume because of the whole eggs. If I were to use only egg yolks, how many yolk would..."

Reviewed Good Eats Meatloaf

Feb 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

darn it! Thought I'd given a review of this recipe, but guess not. All I can say is that I've made this meatloaf at least a half dozen times simply because my good ole' midwestern guy, who always loved meatloaf, told me not to ever try another. I tried so many times, and failed, to give him the comfort food of his dreams. First time I made this"

Reviewed Fast and Easy Coconut Custard Pie

Jan 12, 2013 in on Food.com

Pretty darned good. Came out a lot flatter than some of the photos, but I'm thinking my pie pan was a little small. I filled it to capacity (and then some) and it almost spilled over in the over. I did, however, use up the leftover mix that wouldn't fit into the pan and microwaved it as I've read others have done. THAT WAS AMAZING! Next time will...

Reviewed Fast and Easy Coconut Custard Pie

Dec 22, 2012 in on Food.com

Pretty darned good. Came out a lot flatter than some of the photos, but I'm thinking my pie pan was a little small. I filled it to capacity (and then some) and it almost spilled over in the over. I did, however, use up the leftover mix that wouldn't fit into the pan and microwaved it as I've read others have done. THAT WAS AMAZING! Next time will...

Reviewed Sweet Corn Mac 'n' Cheese

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

I really wanted to like this, but nuh-uh. Kinda sweet with a weird texture. Will make mac & cheese with corn on the side next time."

Reviewed Dulce de Leche Churro Tots with Whipped Cream

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

OH MY GOD...these have got to be THE best thing I have ever eaten. So ruined my diet for...forever, but worth it. Made them again for guests using recipe for a cinnamon whipped cream from an old cheesecake recipe, and everyone just kept asking for more and more churros. I feel like a Food Network star now!!"

Reviewed Classic Green Bean Casserole

Dec 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

should have stuck with this old standby at Thanksgiving. Served a disaster with Alton Brown's recipe, but have never once screwed this one up. My family likes this MUCH better""

Reviewed Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Dec 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was a total disaster, at least for me. Onions came out OK, but after mixing them in with the beans and other stuff, all the breading came off, and the sauce was lumpy and murky and sort of separated. It was embarassing to serve it to my guests. Because of so many other great reviews, I can only assume I messed up somehow, though I followed...

Reviewed Chicken and Dumplings

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

one whole tablespoon of baking powder is way too much. Knocked that down to 1.5 tsp and used only one egg, as the first batch just didn't taste good, "eggy" and somewhat metallic-tasting. It was OK, but I definitely like the Neely's recipe better.""

Reviewed Dijon Maple Glazed Spiral Ham

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

Definitely a keeper! Got rave reviews that this was just as good, or better (certainly cheaper!) than a Honeybaked ham. Used raw honey instead of maple syrup, regular Dijon instead of whole-grain. Slathered the ham with the mustard and honey, then sort of packed the brown sugar, et al, all over with my hands. IMPERATIVE that you bake the ham c...

Saved Recipe Best Albondigas Soup by RuizA

Dec 1, 2011 on Food.com

Reviewed Neely's Chicken and Dumplings

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

This was delicious! My husband is a comfort-foodie, farm boy from Kansas, and loves Chicken and dumplings. As for problems with the dumplings not cooking all the way thru, this is a take on using Bisquick for dumplings, which I once used til I read the label and saw the transfats it contains. The Bisquick sub recipes I've seen call for the sa...

Reviewed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I added a tablespoon of water, covered them tightly with foil and roasted at 500 degrees F for 10 mins. Removed the foil, gave them a good stir then turned down the oven to 400 for another 10 mins. or so. Made them nice and tender and they didn't have to roast for quite as long. Great recipe!! My husband asks for this all the time, and since ...

Reviewed Smoky Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

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

Dang, this was good! Very different. I took half this sauce, added sour cream and left both versions out for guests to try. They loved both.""

Reviewed Gina's Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

OMG!! I wanted to dive into this and stay there, and if I drowned in it...what a way to go!!! Unbelievably rich and delicious. Didn't change a thing except as other reviewer, used my Kitchenaid mixer. Thanks Gina for making me look good in front of company, or at least I will tomorrow when I serve it to my out-of-town guests""

Reviewed Cranberry-Horseradish Cream

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

Wow, this was awesome! Why didn't I think of something like this!? Let DH believe I came up with this myself and he was pretty impressed. Not easy with that guy. Thanks so much FN!!""

Reviewed Scallion Pancakes

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

These were de-lish with Sandra's "Scallion Pancakes with Crispy Turkey and Cranberry-Hoisin Sauce" on this site. She used canned biscuits in her recipe, and I hate those, but instead made these and followed thru with the remainder of her recipe. So different for leftovers!""

Reviewed Countdown #3 Scallion Pancakes with Crispy Turkey and Cranberry Hoisin Sauce

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

Gave this 4 stars only because of the canned biscuits. I used the Scallion Pancakes recipe on this site and followed thru with the rest of the recipe instead. Used leftover cranberry sauce from Alton Brown's recipe, also on this site. Absolutely great way to use leftovers without them tasting...leftover-ish. ""

Reviewed Jamon Jibarito

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

OK, so I was only able to make the tostones and the mayo, due to a little glitch in the day's planning, BUT - talk about awesome quick snack! Tostones (well salted and garlic-powdered) dipped in the garlic mayo...OMG...Oh Jeffy-poo, please come to my house and cook for us!""

Reviewed Neely's Chicken and Dumplings

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

This was delicious! My husband is a comfort-foodie, farm boy from Kansas, and loves Chicken and dumplings. As for problems with the dumplings not cooking all the way thru, this is a take on using Bisquick for dumplings, which I once used til I read the label and saw how the transfats it contains. The Bisquick sub recipes I've seen call for the...

Reviewed Greek-Style Fresh Tomato Sauce

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

Used ziti, regular tomatoes, cilantro instead of parsley, still needed something...anyone else with any suggestions? BTW...and I've wanted to say this for a while, but WHAT is up with RR?!?! She's just looking a little "rough", which seems to be the most appropriate word I can come up with. She looks ticked off, unhappy, I don't know. Several ...

Shared Recipe Dutch Baby

Aug 27, 2011 on Food.com

"from Cook's Country Mag. Easy, yet elegant enough for company and/or brunch. Relatively low fat, uses only 1 Tbls butter, and skim milk. Low fat or regular milk can be used, but the higher the fat content, the more tender and less crispy the edges will be. Replacing some of the flour with cornstarch also promotes crispness. Puffs up big in the o..."

Reviewed Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce

Aug 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Now THAT'S Horseradish sauce!! Tried several other versions on this site and they're blah, blah, bland. Should've known Big Daddy would come through""

Reviewed Potato Gratin "Boome-style"

Aug 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh Danny Boy! Where have you been all my life?! Didn 't know you had a show 'til I happened on the video for these potatoes.
These guys were so good, decadent and great for company. I used a few biscuit cutters (the kind with the little handles) and they came out so beautifully. I also thought, at first, that the cream was a bit too...

Reviewed Mortadella and Fig Focaccianini

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

didn't make the sandwich but did make the fig spread, and WOW!! Whouda thunk it... Balsamic vinegar and figs? I put a little on a cracker with some cream cheese and it was fantastic! I may also try making some type of salad dressing with this. Thanks Jeff. Absolutely thrilled about your win, can't wait for the first show. Hope you'll be doi...

Reviewed Spicy Pork Ribs with Tangy Slaw

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

this was awesome. My husband absolutely LOVED both the ribs and the slaw! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to get Susie's recipes for Albondigas soup..."

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments

Jul 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Soooo satisfying! Great comfort-food dish. I used a tablespoon+ of curry powder, and a smidge of curry paste. It needed to be thinned a bit (it was a GIANT squash), so i used a little less than a cup of coconut milk. I quartered the squash and roasted it separately for about 15 minutes or so, and that made it a lot easier to peel and cube, then"

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments

Jul 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Soooo satisfying! Great comfort-food dish. I used a tablespoon+ of curry powder, and a smidge of curry paste. It needed to be thinned a bit (it was a GIANT squash), so i used a little less than a cup of coconut milk. I quartered the squash and roasted it separately for about 15 minutes or so, and that made it a lot easier to peel and cube, then"

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