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Reviewed Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Jun 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made these tonight. Easy to do and a good flavour.

I cut the spices a wee bit, because they seemed a lot. Half the cinnamon, cloves and cayenne but they were still spicy and tasty.

Everyone liked them. "

Reviewed Stuffed Pork Tenderloin over Grilled Kale drizzled with Grilled Peach Whiskey Beurre Blanc

Jun 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty recipe. The pork was yummy and easy to make. I took note of someone else on the filling and added some bacon fat and 3 rashers of cooked finely chopped bacon to it. I also added cilantro instead of parsley. Couldn't find corn bread, so just used 2 slices of bread shredded. It was nice with the pork and added good texture. The stuffing d"

Reviewed Stuffed Pork Tenderloin over Grilled Kale drizzled with Grilled Peach Whiskey Beurre Blanc

Jun 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty recipe. The pork was yummy. I took note of someone else on the filling and added some bacon fat and 3 rashers of cooked finely chopped bacon to it. I also added cilantro instead of parsley. Couldn't find corn bread, so just used 2 slices of bread shredded. It was nice with the pork and added good texture. The stuffing didn't come out be"

Reviewed Cuban Skirt Steak with Tomato Escabeche and Mango Steak Sauce

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe! Lovely flavour, slight sweetness to it.

The marinade was easy as all his are. Only marinaded it for 4 hours but the flavour was still here. Served it with the mango sauce which was lovely. I can't get ancho chili here, so use regular and used about 2 teas of regular chili powder. It was about right. The meat was slightly...

Reviewed Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad with Thai Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a gorgeous recipe!

Easy to make and incredibly zingy and tasty. I've made this a couple of times now and people rave about it and keep pinching spoonfuls from the fridge later in the day. :-)

Would HIGHLY recommend this recipe. Delicious. "

Reviewed Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

People LOVED this. Really raved over it. I even loved it and I'm not a choccy fan. Fantastic texture, both crunch and softness. Yum

I made it in the States, I used honey Graham Crackers - just one packet from the box that holds 3. Left them a bit chunky rather than a fine crush. I also used half milk and half bitter sweet chocolate....

Reviewed Bacon and Tomato Hash

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made this yesterday for a Sunday brunch. It was lovely. Good comments from everyone. I trebled the recipe and it was great. It was a nice side dish. Something a bit different. Very easy to make, which was good with the more time consuming eggs benedict. Would make it again. (have made it again, many times, it's soooo good)

Just...

Reviewed Grilled Halibut with Corn-Coconut Curry Sauce and Grilled Cherry Tomato Chutney

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love curry things but this one didn't quite hit the spot. And I generally LOVE Bobbys recipes. Some of us thought it was ok, and some of us didn't like it. Mixed bag.

I found it a bit sharp in flavour. We added more salt and some cream, which smoothed it out a bit but it was still a bit harsh, rather than a tangy sweet curry,...

Reviewed Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Jun 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was lovely. Great taste. And easy to do.

I couldn't find Ancho chili, so I just used 2 teas of regular chili powder.

I also omitted the oil and added about 3/4 cup of Greek yoghurt to the spices, mixed it all in and slathered the shrimp with it. Then grilled it. Yum. I used about 2 lbs of shrimp for this....

Reviewed Chocolate Caramel Crispy Cakes

May 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I changed this recipe a bit but it's gorgeous. Quite delicate and very silky to eat. Easy to make too.

I used 2 x 4 oz Cadbury Caramello bars but I also made it again to test the butter part and used something similar, so anything with caramel and chocolate would be good.

I misread the butter part and used ONE...

Reviewed Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Apr 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We love these ribs. I have been making them for years, only altering the recipe slightly. I cook them in the oven most of the time and they are beautiful.

Double the whole recipe even for one slab of ribs. I use 1 tbls salt, 1/2 teas chili powder, 1/8 teas cayenne (despite cutting these down, they are still tangy and spicy. I leave...

Reviewed White Peach-Bourbon French Toast with White Peach-Pecan Maple Syrup

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

I didn't make the whole recipe sorry but I did want to comment on the Bourbon/Maple/Pecan/Peach sauce. I wanted something a bit lighter, so we made pancakes with this sauce instead. I made the sauce exactly as described and it was gorgeous. Really yummy. I couldn't get fresh peaches, so I just used a bag of frozen and they were great. Easy to make"

Reviewed Bacon and Tomato Hash

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

I just made this yesterday for a Sunday brunch. It was lovely. Good comments from everyone. I trebled the recipe and it was great. It was a nice side dish. Something a bit different. Very easy to make, which was good with the more time consuming eggs benedict. Would make it again. "

Reviewed The Ultimate Roast Chicken

Apr 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, fantastic recipe. I can get bored with chicken but this was really moist, succulent and tasty. And super easy.

I followed the recipe other than the cooking time and temp. I cooked it at 20 mins per pd and 20mins over at 350'F. Which meant the bacon took about 45 mins to cook through and render down but that was fine. I crumbled...

Reviewed Rocky Road Crunch Bars

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

People LOVED this. Really raved over it. I even loved it and I'm not a choccy fan. Fantastic texture, both crunch and softness. Yum

I made it here in the States, so I used honey Graham Crackers - just one packet in a box of three. I did leave them a bit chunky like Nigella did, rather than a fine crush. I also used half milk and...

Reviewed Rocky Road Crunch Bars

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

People LOVED this. Really raved over it. I even loved it and I'm not a choccy fan. Fantastic texture, both crunch and softness. Yum

I made it here in the States, so I used honey Graham Crackers - just one packet in a box of three. I also used half milk and half bitter sweet chocolate. And left off the icing or powdered sugar, because...

Reviewed Low Carb Key West Crab Cakes with Mustard Sauce

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

We made these the other night and they were okay but not fabulous.

I can't even really tell you why. None of us could think what they needed. They were just flat. They lacked zing or something. Maybe they needed some lemon zest or salt or some cayenne or SOMETHING.

The mustard sauce was lovely. I used half the...

Reviewed Lobster Bisque

Jan 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, loved this recipe. Made it tonight and other than it not thickening as much as I like it - VERY thick - Lobster House, Cape May, NJ thick - the taste is fabulous. Perfect.

I followed the recipe, but cut all the ingredients in half and used a 1 and 1/4 pd cooked lobster. Easy to follow and pretty much chucked in everything...

Reviewed Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Beautiful rich creamy flavours. We LOVED this recipe. One of the best Stroganoffs ever.

I didn't do much to the recipe and thought it was easy to put together. I did add in 1/2 cup of brandy - the 2 tbls seemed a bit weak. Also, found after 1 and 1/2 hours that the liquid was getting thick, so kept adding a cup of water every time...

Reviewed Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Beautiful rich creamy flavours. We LOVED this recipe. One of the best Stroganoffs ever.

I didn't do much to the recipe and thought it was pretty easy to put together. I did add in 1/2 cup of brandy - the 2 tbls seemed a bit weak. Also, found after 1 and 1/2 hours that the liquid was getting thick, so kept adding a cup of water...

Reviewed Braised and Roasted Domestic Lamb Shanks with Gorgonzola Crust, Sweet Corn-Tomato Risotto, and Lamb Braising Juices

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of the MOST gorgeous recipes. I miss out the Gorgnozola crust and just do the lamb shanks recipe - sorry Emeril. But the lamb shanks... OMG. Extremely tender, fantastic flavours, very easy. Dinner party standard this recipe. I have been making this recipe now for about 8 years and have never gotten sick of it. I pass it on to people b...

Reviewed Shrimp Bisque

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love Tylers recipes but this one... I'm not sure what went wrong with it but it was so bland and inspid. I think the base was good but it needed MORE. I think it needed some shrimp meat in there to boost it a bit. I also had to thicken and thicken it with cornflour. I do like a thick bisque though. I used sherry and I hate the match thing - so ...

Reviewed Shrimp Bisque

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love Tylers recipes but this one... I'm not sure what went wrong with it but it was so bland and inspid. I think the base was good but it needed MORE. I think it needed some shrimp meat in there to boost it a bit. I also had to thicken and thicken it with cornflour. I do like a thick bisque though. I used sherry and I hate the match thing - so ...

Reviewed Scalloped Potato Gratin

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a really yummy recipe. I have tried various recipes and have not been very impressed. But this was perfect. I did cook it in a double boiler in the oven. I.e. I put the dish into a bigger dish and poured boiling water into the bigger dish. What a difference! Great flavours and very tender. Loved this. ""

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