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Reviewed Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

Mar 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So very easy. Will use this as a base recipe from now on. Added corn instead of peas and added mushrooms that I had cooked before adding. Instead of wine I added 1/2 cup of fat-free half and half. This is such an easy way to make the risotto. Love Ina and Jeffrey. It looked pretty wet when all was added but just let it go. With leftovers I mak"

Reviewed Sloppy Lasagna

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

This was fast and easy. Did not have lasagna noodles so I used macaroni noodles and used 1/2 of what was in the recipe for the pasta. Also used regular canned tomatoes with chili peppers since it is what I had at home. And like many of the reviewers added cheese. Otherwise proportions were spot on. But a wonderful recipe and great to take for l"

Reviewed Individual Meat Loaves

Feb 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought these were pretty bland. Needs more spices or something with a kick. I followed the recipe exactly. What I did like was cooking the onions ahead of time. I usually throw them in raw. I also formed them into individual loaves and froze them raw. The ketchup on top does indeed add a nice flavor. The texture and ratio was good with the"

Reviewed Homemade Ricotta

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

This was very good. I agree with the other reviewers and let it sit 10 minutes before I started to drain it. I also saved the liquid and used it as the liquid for cooking rice. Fresh is the best!"

Reviewed Cola-Braised Pot Roast

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

I was so ready to make this recipe with beef but when I went to my grocery store they had some beautiful country pork ribs, with very little bones, on uber sale. I decided to use those instead. I had 6 pounds of ribs and used 16 oz of Coke. I did not really taste the Coke but the outcome was incredible. The pork was incredibly moist and tasted "

Reviewed Chive Risotto Cakes

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

I made these with 2 day old left over risotto using Ina's 'baked' risotto with chicken broth. The risotto had a chance to set and did not fall apart. I always make extra risotto so I have some on hand to make cakes. I also used parm after reading the reviews and that is what I had on hand and used light Daisy sour cream instead of yogurt. I kno"

Reviewed Panko-Crusted Salmon

Jan 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am not a mustard lover but thought I needed to try. The salmon I had at home was frozen so I tried chicken thighs as one person suggested. I also added a little shredded parmesan cheese to the panko. It was great. The mustard added a kick which I enjoyed. Ina makes everything look so easy.

UPDATE: I did make this with salmon....

Reviewed Oven Fried Chicken

Jan 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice refreshing way to bake 'fried' chicken I used panko bread crumbs instead of the whole wheat bread and chicken thighs bone-in. Also, I do not like rosemary so I used thyme instead. It was very good and crunchy and I liked the marinade idea. "

Reviewed Salmon Croquettes

Dec 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I liked these as well. It did appear a bit dry so I added some light sour cream. And yes, letting them set in the fridge first is best. Instead of a tarter sauce I added lemon juice and some zest to light sour cream. Adds a different flavor. Go Paula!
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Reviewed Corn Casserole

Dec 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great. I also used a 9x13 casserole and 1/2 stick of butter. Added a small can of diced chili's and also a scant 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. It was so good. Did cook it longer since we all like the corners and sides crisp and a bit brown. Easy and simple. Nice side dish and great to take to a potluck."

Reviewed Chicken Pie

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

This was SOOOO good I had leftovers for breakfast! Like many people I used grocery store already roasted chicken. I also add a 4 oz. can of chili's and I am on a creamed corn kick so I added spoonfuls of cream corn on top of the chicken. Never grew up having biscuits these biscuits on top of food, I thought these biscuits were wonderful and I w"

Reviewed Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

Oct 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So very easy. Will use this as a base recipe from now on. Added corn instead of peas and added mushrooms that I had cooked before adding. Instead of wine I added 1/2 cup of fat-free half and half. This is such an easy way to make the risotto. Love Ina and Jeffrey. It looked pretty wet when all was added but just let it go. With leftovers I mak"

Reviewed Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs

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

OMG.... I had some 'pre-compost' tomatoes that looked pretty sad and I made this recipe. I had panko breadcrumbs (love the crunch) and also used shredded parm instead of the gorgonzola, since that was in my fridge. Baked until crispy on top, 35 minutes. I had about 10 tomatoes and they were so good I had them all at one time for a supper. My m"

Reviewed Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake

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

A second note. When we made this we used one stick of butter and cut it in slices and placed on top. Our favorite was using one can of crushed pineapple.
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Reviewed Beer and Italian Sausage Fondue

Oct 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw Giada make this on TV and it looked so good. I only had ground beef and a cup of cheese so I made it and served it over rice, no baguette bread at home either. Real nice with the fennel and beer. (guess I need to go shopping!)"

Reviewed Panko-Crusted Salmon

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

I am not a mustard lover but thought I needed to try. The salmon I had at home was frozen so I tried chicken thighs as one person suggested. I also added a little shredded parmesan cheese to the panko. It was great. The mustard added a kick which I enjoyed. Ina makes everything look so easy. "

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