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Aug 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It's obviously a typo, don't blame Cat Cora.

Reviewed hawaiian bbq pulled pork sandwich with grilled pineapple relish

Jul 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This has an interesting, bold flavor, but it is way too sweet for me to want to take bite after bite of in a sandwich. I found that the best use for this meat is for egg rolls with some cabbage and carrot. Makes a great appetizer.

Reviewed Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Oct 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The balsamic bbq sauce is outstanding. It is not overwhelmingly vinegary at all, but very well balanced. I think the people saying it is too vinegary are used to the overly sweet and ketchupy sauces prevalent in some parts of the country, whose primary ingredient is high fructose corn syrup. Some tang is a very good thing, and compared to a North...

Reviewed Meat Sauce and Spaghetti

May 17, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am rating this five stars only because I don't want to be one of those people that gives a recipe a bad rating and then goes on to say they changed 50 things..that would be lame. I tried to make a healthier version of this, using olive oil instead of bacon fat and ground turkey instead of the beef and pork. I really should have known better..the"

Reviewed Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Apr 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I see this as a quick, somewhat tasty and satisfying weeknight dish rather than the five star masterpiece that so many other reviewers have deemed it. It's good comfort food, but nothing super impressive. Try subbing goat cheese for mascarpone for half the fat and a bit more flavor."

Reviewed Neely's BBQ Sauce

Mar 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I can't believe people apparently like this. It is so one note and cloyingly sweet. Ketchup and sugar..that's all you taste. This is not BBQ sauce. "

Reviewed BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Mar 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The meatloaf is moist and flavorful, but good lord, the bbq sauce is cloyingly sweet. I could only taste ketchup and sugar. Full disclosure..where I come from ketchup based bbq sauce is kind of a joke, but I thought it would be perfect for meatloaf. I could only eat a slice though because it was so sweet. I can't imagine using the bbq sauce on act"

Reviewed Pastitsio

Jan 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was completely delicious. Although some of the touches are not authentic, I appreciate them because this is a dish that can be kind of bland. I followed the recipe as written, but added a few cloves to the meat as I feel this enhances the flavor. Also, I feel that parmesan cheese is a bad substitute for kasseri cheese, which most people will "

Reviewed Yucatan Chicken Puffy Tacos with Peanut-Red Chili BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw

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

I didn't make the puffy taco shells so I can't comment on that, but I was very disappointed in the sauce. After all that simmering and over 20 ingredients all I could taste was peanut butter. I tried to salvage it by adding more BBQ sauce and spices, but it just wasn't very good. I did like the flavor of the chicken. The slaw was ok, but if I did "

Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

Jun 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't follow the recipe for the giardiniera or the sweet peppers, so I don't feel comfortable rating this lower than 3 stars. I am a fan of Jeff, and have enjoyed some of his other sandwiches, but the amount of crushed red pepper here is insane. I'm not opposed to some heat, but this is an Italian beef sandwich, not a Thai beef sandwich. The au"

Reviewed Warm Picnic Burritos ("Burritos De Machaca"

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

I'm sure this is pretty good as written, but it seems counterintuitive to braise a piece of skirt steak, in my opinion. I used short ribs and cooked them in a dutch oven and it was completely delicious. Served on soft tacos topped with picked red onions...bomb."

Reviewed Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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

This has tons of high reviews so either I am crazy or most everyone else is, but I found the chimichurri to have wayyy too much sherry vinegar, and too much liquid in general. I ended up straining a lot of it out, but I still tasted almost nothing but sherry vinegar, rather than the fresh herbs and garlic and bright but not overpowering acidity th"

Reviewed Perfectly Grilled Radicchio

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

This might be the best vegetable side dish I have ever tasted, and I didn't even put the cheese in. The smokiness, the sweetness, the bitterness, and the slight heat are a perfect marriage. I agree with the previous reviewer..raddicchio is supposed to be somewhat bitter, and I would advise eating this with a steak or something fatty. If you insist"

Reviewed Chicken Francese

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

This is a great recipe for this "classic"..your chicken will turn out perfectly done, and the sauce is ok. It should make a lot of people happy, but this dish is kind of boring. It's a freakin chicken breast with lemon and butter. Yay. ""

Reviewed Chicken Francese

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

This is a great recipe for this "classic"..your chicken will turn out perfectly done, and the sauce is ok. It should make a lot of people happy, but this dish is kind of boring. It's a freakin chicken breast with lemon and butter. Yay. ""

Reviewed Chicken Francese

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

This is a great recipe for the dish..your chicken will turn out perfectly done, and the sauce is ok. It should make a lot of people happy, but this dish is kind of boring. It's a freaking chicken breast with lemon and butter. Yay.""

Reviewed Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

Oct 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have never had real Kansas City ribs before, so I don't know if my problem is with this particular recipe or the style, but I found the flavor here to be really quite bland. I admit some regional bias here..growing up in the Carolinas leads me to find most tomato based sauces boring, but I have had some that I really liked. This tastes like ket...

Reviewed Steamed Asparagus

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

This method apparently worked for a lot of people, but my asparagus was overdone. I had thin asparagus so I initially tried 2.5 minutes. It came out soggy, so I tried again at 1.5 minutes. Better, but not that great. I guess I have a super powerful microwave as this is half of the low end of the suggested cooking time. Not bad for cooking asparagu"

Reviewed Steamed Asparagus

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

This method apparently worked for a lot of people, but my asparagus was overdone. I had thin asparagus so I initially tried 2.5 minutes. It came out soggy, so I tried again at 1.5 minutes. Better, but not that great. I guess I have a super powerful microwave as this is half of the low end of the suggested cooking time. Not bad for cooking asparagu"

Reviewed Chicken with Orange-Sage Sauce with Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Bread Twists

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

I didn't make the breadsticks so no comment there. The sauce is the main element of the recipe here and it is pretty good. There are a lot of dim witted comments about this being bland. Taste the freaking sauce before you take it off the stove, and if it is bland let it reduce more. Also, use your imagination. You can grill the chicken, bread it, "

Reviewed Chicken with Orange-Sage Sauce with Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Bread Twists

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

I didn't make the breadsticks so no comment there. The sauce is the main element of the recipe here and it is pretty good. There are a lot of dim witted comments about this being bland. Taste the freaking sauce before you take it off the stove, and if it is bland let it reduce more. Also, use your imagination. You can grill the chicken, bread it, "

Reviewed Chicken with Orange-Sage Sauce with Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Bread Twists

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

I didn't make the breadsticks so no comment there. The sauce is the main element of the recipe here and it is pretty good. There are a lot of dim witted comments about this being bland. Taste the freaking sauce before you take it off the stove, and if it is bland let it reduce more. Also, use your imagination. You can grill the chicken, bread it, "

Reviewed Asparagus, Pecorino and Red Onion Salad

May 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I liked this ok because I like pecorino and red onions with vinegar, but this lacks complexity. The flavor of the asparagus gets completely lost and I didn't even detect it. Lots of vinegar here, even for me, who likes vinegar tasting things. Anne has come through for me before, but I don't think I'll make this one again. Make sure you have plenty"

Reviewed Spanish Steak

Jan 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent..I like the rub a lot; smoked paprika is the perfect seasoning for steak, although there is always some caveman who pops up on the steak recipe comments and calls people sissies for seasoning steaks or putting sauce on them. Expand your horizons, dude.

My only complaint is that I find the sauce a little too vinegary....

Reviewed Mango Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Ginger Rice and Grilled Pineapple

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't make the rice so I can't comment on that, but the pork tenderloin to me wasn't that great, especially considering the number of ingredients and effort required. I thought the combination of flavors would be interesting, but they end up getting muddled and impossible to distinguish. I don't see the point in putting a dry rub on the pork and...

Reviewed Pan-Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Rosemary

Jan 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The chicken turns out perfect..juicy and tender. This is really the perfect technique for cooking a single piece of chicken or two, it is delicious and fast. That is why I give this recipe 5 stars. The sauce used here is kind of boring, but you can take the method and make any number of sauces by replacing the water with broth or wine and the lemon...

Reviewed Scrambled Eggs Unscrambled

Jan 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the technique you want to use to make scrambled eggs, they really come out perfect. You can season them with whatever you want, but the cooking method is crucial.

Reviewed Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash

Jan 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is really tasty, the perfect brunch side, or breakfast. I used turkey bacon and skipped the pepitas. Followed cooking directions precisely and the sweet potatoes really browned up nicely. Seasoning is crucial with this dish. It really needs more salt than you think, although that may be due to my using turkey bacon. Needs plenty of black pepper,...

Reviewed Taco Salad

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

Paula didn't invent this. This perversion of taco salad has been around in the south for a long time. The people who say the catalina is too sweet are right..it completely overwhelms everything and rationally doesn't belong. On the other hand, it is kind of one of those things that if you grew up eating it you like even though you know it doesn't...

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