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Reviewed Crab and Avocado Salad

May 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really enjoy this recipe--it has become a regular at my house. I follow the recipe exactly. Some people commented on it being bland, but I guess I just like the taste of crab and avocado so much that I don't find it bland at all. I use Blue Star claw meat for the crab. If you are a crab lover, you will enjoy this recipe for sure!"

Reviewed Sage Sausage Bites with Balsamic Apricot Dip

Jun 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy and easy. Plus, a good way to use up sage."

Reviewed Sweet and Spicy Greek Meatballs (Keftedes me Saltsa Domata

May 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasty and simple. Didn't think there was too much cinnamon, but I am a huge cinnamon fan. Also, I didn't use the sticks in the sauce (didn't have any), but I doubt that made much of a difference. Would obviously be better with homemade marinara, but the ease and speed of jarred marinara is hard to beat. I wanted to try it with fresh mint inste"

Reviewed Almost-Famous Soft Pretzels

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Well, the dough didn't really raise (maybe my yeast wasn't active?) but they were still super tasty!""

Reviewed Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

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

These are the best wings I've ever had. By far.""

Reviewed Seared Pork Tenderloin with Cocoa Spice Rub

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

Delicious and simple. I used ground white pepper and ground coriander instead because it's what I had and it came out great. On taste alone I would give this recipe 4 stars, but it gets bumped up to 5 because of how little work it was- definitely a keeper.""

Reviewed Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

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

I made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and it was outstanding! I added mushrooms like many of the reviews mentioned and my family said they were the best part. I will probably use this crust recipe for my Christmas pies this years- I've been looking for a good crust recipe and I think I found it!""

Reviewed Berry Scones with Orange Honey Butter

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

These are absolutely delicious. However they only get 4 stars because they were also extremely frustrating! Things didn't really work out quite how the recipe said they would- for one thing, they needed more than 3/4 cups buttermilk. I also wasn't able to mix in the berries without completely crushing them. And the butter-making process was a...

Reviewed Perfect Pie Crust

Nov 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not sure what to say about this recipe- I made it twice following the instructions exactly. The first time, it came out fantastic- light, buttery, flaky and delicious. The second time (which unfortunately was Thanksgiving where I was providing the pies for all my friends and family) it came out gummy and tough. The pies were still a big hi...

Reviewed Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

Nov 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious and simple. However, following the instructions, the brie was still a little cold in the center and the sugar got a little overcooked. Next time I will do it at a little lower temperature and do the brie for a bit longer before I put the nuts on top.""

Reviewed Guinness Gingerbread

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

This was outstanding- I topped it with spiced pumpkin whipped cream and it was a huge success! For the whipped cream, I mixed 1 cup canned pumpkin with 3 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and ground cloves and about 1.5 tbsp whole milk. I whipped some cream and added the pumpkin mixture a bit at a time until I thought the taste was...

Reviewed Pumpkin Lasagna

Oct 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was outstanding. I made it for a group of seven and people were fighting over the last pieces. There were a few things I did a little differently. First off, I upped the pumpkin to a little over 2 cups. I also used pumpkin puree that I made from scratch. For the sauce, I added dried oregano and basil- 1.5 tsp of each. I didn't r...

Reviewed The Chewy

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

These were good, but did not live up to the hype. I didn't think they were really much better than other chocolate chip cookies I've had.""

Reviewed Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Jun 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really good, but probably not the best peach cobbler I've ever had. Went great with homemade salted caramel ice cream!"

Reviewed Ricotta-Taleggio Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Jun 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really good, but SOOOO much work. I hadn't made ravioli before so I underestimated how much time it would take (despite all the warnings in the reviews). I probably will not make the ravioli again, but might make the mushroom sauce again- delicious!"

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