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Reviewed Chocolate Cloud Cake

Jan 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very good, dark chocolate cake (have made it twice now) - not very sweet if you stick to the 70% or higher cocoa content, but a lot of people like it that way.

Just for fun, I did 2/3 60% cocoa bars and one Lindt brand of dark chocolate with orange infused in it. I was afraid that perhaps the lighter cocoa content would...

Reviewed Chocolate Cloud Cake

Jan 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very good, dark chocolate cake (have made it twice now) - not very sweet if you stick to the 70% or higher cocoa content, but a lot of people like it that way.

Just for fun, I did 2/3 60% cocoa bars and one Lindt brand of dark chocolate with orange infused in it. I was afraid that perhaps the lighter cocoa content would...

Reviewed Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Jul 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I, too, like tart desserts so I made the recipe just as it is written. The filling was SO sour, not myself, nor my husband or his two 16 and 17 year old brothers could eat it, even with vanilla ice cream! We had to throw it out.

My advice: Alter the recipe to your liking as mentioned by other reviewers."

Reviewed Carb Free Cloud Bread

Jun 5, 2013 in on Food.com

For those of you just trying this for the first time, here';s some tips mentioned by reviewers here...

1. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
2. Spray your pan(s) WELL.
3. Add flavors for fun if you wish, i.e. crushed garlic, cinnamon, or other spices.
4. Store overnight in the fridge to ...

Reviewed Chicken in Mustard

Mar 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe last night for dinner and followed it to a tee. Here's my advice
1). Unless you like a strong dijon kick, go easy on the dijon. 2). Unless you are a big fan of tarragon, go easy on the tarragon. 3). The white wine can easily be replaced with chicken stock and in my humble opinion, would blend better with the flavors of...

Reviewed Lemon Thyme Bars

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

A refreshing twist on lemon bars. When you make these, keep in mind they're more of a shortbread with a lemon glaze. They don't have the same texture as a lemon bar. We all loved it!""

Reviewed Cold Cucumber Salad

Jul 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Unless you're using two VERY substantial cucumbers, you may want to go a little light on the mayo/sour cream mixture. My cucumbers were swimming in it. Delicious summer salad, especially when served chilled.!"

Reviewed Chinese Beef With Broccoli

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

Very fresh tasting. Make sure you use all the ginger and soy sauce, sugar, etc. as this recipe ends up being a little bland if you go easy on the spices. "

Reviewed Curried Chicken and Rice Soup

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

Tip: Using a blender instead of emulsifier will puree it even faster!"

Reviewed Chinese Chicken Salad

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice and crunchy! I didn't have rice wine vinegar, so I substituted red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar. I strongly suggest just using as much vinegar as your taste prefers. 1/3 cup is too much for us. :) But a wonderful dressing!!! We love this!"

Reviewed Pot Roast

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

Pot roast couldn't be better than this!!!"

Reviewed Tilapia Fish Tacos with Arugula

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

This was a bold move for me to make something so different but my husband and I both really liked it. Some advice for other users -

1.) Tilapia is definitely the fish of choice for this dish. I tried flounder; bad idea! Flounder has a much stronger "fish" taste to it and this dish needs the light flavor of tilapia.

2.)...

Reviewed Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Perfect! I didn't have bread crumbs so I finely crushed corn flakes and it was fantastic! Also, for the parmesan, to save on cost (and so that I could use the fresh parmesan on other things), I used half FRESHLY grated parmesan and half parmesan from the container (like for spaghetti). Turned out delicious and had PLENTY of flavor! The viniagrette...

Reviewed Aloha L.A. Cocktail

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

This was a PERFECT drink! I substituted 3 Tbs. honey for the Agave Nectar. The drink is so delicious and sweet, I'm not even sure I'll add honey next time. It could totally stand alone without any extra sweetener, but the sweetener certainly doesn't make it too sweet, so go ahead and add some honey or nectar if you like it sweet! Delicious!!!"

Reviewed Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

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

Delicious! Next time I make it though, I'm going to just use bacon instead. The pancetta was nice, but could easily be replaced in taste with bacon - for the price, our family couldn't really taste that much difference between the two. But that's just us! Wonderful dish!"

Reviewed Chunky Banana Bran Muffins

Feb 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My wife made these for me this morning and I really like the molasses flavor and banana chunks. Also, she soaked the raisins in water for awhile to help plump them up! Delicious!"

Reviewed Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Jan 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious!!!

Reviewed Turkey Soup with Rice

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

One thing I forgot to mention...

I used basmati rice and it worked just great!

Reviewed Turkey Soup with Rice

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

I made this just like the recipe with the exception of adding a little chicken bouillon and a pinch or two of sage. Then just season with salt and pepper to your liking! The chopped parsley gives it such a homemade, organic look and adds just the hint the soup needs!

I am a very picky soup person and I will definitely be adding...

Reviewed Perfect Pie Crust

Dec 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh, this was wonderfully FLAKY and TASTY!!! Best of both worlds!

Reviewed Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I made this for my husband for his birthday as I knew he loves cheesecake. When it was all said and done, he didn't particularly care for it because of the softness of the cake. Personally, I loved the softness and served it slightly warm.

Reviewed Asian Grilled Salmon

Nov 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I really like this recipe, however my husband didn't care for it and said that all he could taste was the soy sauce (shrug). But I liked it! :D

Reviewed Fajitas

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I let my skirt steak marinate for 15 hours and it was still tough to eat. I suggest trying a better quality side of steak. I followed the recipe as well, and I was not impressed. Honestly, the veggies were very flavorful but the meat was not.

Reviewed Red Lentil Soup

Nov 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

My grocery store only had green lentils so I used those. I let them soak for only 15 min as other reviewers said that with green lentils, there's no need to let them soak. Well, maybe it would have been a good idea anyway, because my husband and I had so much GAS after eating this soup! Nevertheless, it was delicious and we will definitely have it...

Reviewed Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries

Nov 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is such a tasty dish! The dried cranberries and fresh parsley really give a punch of flavor! Love it!!!

Reviewed Banana Walnut Bread

Nov 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Perfect!!!!

Reviewed Antipasti Salad

Nov 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was DELICIOUS, even if I did end up spending more than usual on our dinner. The only problem I had with it, was I got a urinary tract infection in the middle of the night after eating it for dinner! I never get sick so this came as a big surprise to me and my guess is that it may have had something to do with all the marinated vegetables and...

Reviewed Antipasti Salad

Nov 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was DELICIOUS, even if I did end up spending more than usual on our dinner. The only problem I had with it, was a got a urinary tract infection in the middle of the night after eating it for dinner! I never get sick so this came as a big surprise to me and my guess is that it may have had something to do with all the marinated vegetables and...

Reviewed Antipasti Salad

Nov 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was DELICIOUS, even if I did end up spending more than usual on our dinner. :) The only problem I had with it, was a got a urinary tract infection in the middle of the night after eating it for dinner! I never get sick so this came as a big surprise to me and my guess is that it may have had something to do with all the marinated vegetables and...

Reviewed Antipasti Salad

Nov 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was DELICIOUS, even if it I did end up spending more than usual on our dinner. :) The only problem I had with it, was a got a urinary tract infection in the middle of the night after eating eat it for dinner! I never get sick so this came as a big surprise to me and my guess is that it may have had something to do with all the marinated vegetables...

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