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Reviewed Smashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Sep 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Way too much butter for that many potatoes. Who do these people think they are, Paula Deen?""

Reviewed Chocolate-Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Jun 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is just so sweet: first the spread tops the cookie, then the cookie gets to top the spread. "

Reviewed Nutella and Toast

May 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Unlike arengel (below), I knew bread was for eating ... but Nutella? Here I was thinking it was skin cream and tan-in-a bottle combined. And my dog always seemed particularly friendly after applying it.

But if Nutella can be spread on toast, what other foods have I been misusing? Is Vaseline really meant to glaze a roast? Is kitty...

Reviewed Frozen Grapes

May 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I didn't have any grapes, so I tried this with grape juice .. well, actually, it was an expensive bottle of Bordeaux, but same difference, right? But it wouldn't freeze on account of the alcohol.

To avoid disappointing your readership, be sure to specify that this recipe only works with non-alcoholic grapes ... or change the name...

Reviewed Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream

Apr 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

There was no Angel Food Cake at my local store, but they did have leftover Xmas fruitcake on sale – and since there was no whipped cream in canisters (would whipping cream in a carton have been okay, Rachael?), I had to settle for mayonnaise. No fresh blueberries and raspberries of course, they're not in season, so I used blueberry and raspberry...

Reviewed Ham Steaks

Mar 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wanting to be extra sensitive to the response of the virgin olive oil the first time I opened it up – that it wouldn't become too agitated and would be ready to be used again as soon as possible – I kept the heat at a delicate level and left the massive ham meat in for the briefest time possible.

Now the oil is spoiled for anything...

Reviewed Best Hot Dogs

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Never knew one could boil hot dogs and serve them warm, so I had to try this. I don't have sea salt, but I didn't want to ruin the recipe by using ordinary table salt ... so I filled my pot in the surf at the beach instead. Wow! Great result – this recipe rocks! And the jellyfish cooked with the hot dogs add that exotic "kick of flavor"! Now if only...

Reviewed Glove Compartment Snack

Feb 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

When I saw this yields "9 servings", I thought great, just the thing for the family to munch during the 3 minute drive to the mall for some fine food court dining. Well ... that might be "9 servings" for a runway full of anorexic fashion models, but in our oversized he-man SUV the "Snack" was finished before we left our McMansion length driveway....

Reviewed Dried Fruit and Nuts

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Much too complicated recipe, as it requires botanical knowledge. Walnuts and almonds are both nuts and fruits. If I make this recipe with dried and unsalted walnuts and almonds, how do I tell them apart? Which requires 4 tablespoons, and which only 2? If I just mix the walnuts and almonds equally, will the recipe still work? Next time, please provide...

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