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Reviewed Sour Cream Pound Cake

Jul 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe turned out perfect. Dense, moist, perfect crumb/texture for a pound cake. I normally follow baking recipes exactly the first time before I try adjusting anything. Except, I didn't have any sour cream (but I had a lot of fresh summer berries that I knew would go great with pound cake, so I had to make this.) Instead of sour cream I subs"

Reviewed Emeril's Chocolate Cream Pie

Jul 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a GREAT chocolate cream pie recipe! I'm not usually a fan of choc cream pie but my husband likes it so I tried making this one...I am a convert! I think the buttermilk is a key ingredient and adds a perfect amount of zing. Like some of the other reviewers, I also used more chocolate (about 6 oz vs. 4), and folded in double the whipped crea"

Reviewed Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Jun 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very versatile recipe; you can really use any combination of items that you like for the fruit filling. I didn't have any rhubarb so I substituted a cup of blackberries just for more berry goodness. I used pear-cinnamon balsamic (found at Figone's olive oil in Kenwood CA - you can also order it online from their web site) - yum! Also add"

Reviewed Poached Grouper with Mango Salsa and Coconut Cilantro Rice Pilaf

Mar 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The rice is a little sweet as others have said, but it is delicious! If I make it again, I would use a little less sweetened cream of coconut and a little more bell pepper."

Reviewed Coconut Cream Cake

Mar 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is absolutely the BEST homemade from scratch cake that I've ever made! Was a little hard to find sweetened cream of coconut, but I found it at Whole Foods. The only slight modification I made to the recipe was to use vanilla sugar, and replaced half of the vanilla extract with coconut extract just for a little extra punch of coconut flavor. E"

Reviewed Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

Jan 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This turned out to be delicious and a good way to use up leftover ham! Great for breakfast, snack or side with dinner. Followed the recipe exactly except I didn't make the glaze...it doesn't need it!"

Reviewed Incredibly Crisp Gingersnaps

Dec 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yes, I agree with previous review...15-20 min is way too long! I think 10-12 minutes is long enough. These are tasty, but keep an eye on 'em in the oven and trust your gut - take 'em out sooner than this recipe indicates!"

Reviewed Tiramisu

Oct 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Update: third time's a charm I guess. I followed this recipe again. The only thing I did different this time is I mixed the zablione (sp?) into the mascarpone mixture just a little at a time until it was all incorporated. The only thing I can figure why it didn't work the other 2 times is that the egg mixture was still too warm when I added the ma"

Reviewed Tiramisu

Sep 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Somebody please help! I just made this and it turned out just like the previous reviewer...the filling separated, but not until after adding the mascarpone! The egg mixture turned out perfect, smooth with a nice ribbon. I followed this recipe exactly...TWICE...and it happened both times, I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. It sounds like a wonder"

Reviewed Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

Dec 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This turned out perfect! I was a little worried by the other reviewers who said theirs turned out runny. I followed the recipe and cooking times exactly and it turned out picture perfect and delicious. Next time might try toffee bits on top instead of candy cane.""

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