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Kara Helstrom

Oaks Corners, New York

Member since Jan 2008

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Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Jul 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was so excited to use the springform cake pan I found in my husband's cupboard 3 years ago when we were first dating (I thought it was an odd thing to find in a bachalor's kitchen). I used homemade cookies (Alton Brown's "The Thin" chocolate chip cookie recipe) and Melissa D'Arabian's "Mock Mascarpone". It was soooo good. I brought it to a famil"

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Jul 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this today for my husband's birthday. We LOVED it! It was moist and had wonderful flavor. I think the frosting is by far the best frosting I have EVER tasted. This recipe was very easy to follow. I have had trouble with cakes in the past, but this one came out perfect! Thanks Ina, your recipes never fail me! "

Reviewed French Potato Salad

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

I just finished making a double batch for a father's day picnic tomorrow and I am having a hard time not eating it all! I'm a vegetarian, so I used veggie broth and my grocery store doesn't carry champagne vinegar so I used white wine vinegar. It's still delicious!
This is the perfect thing to bring when someone else is bringing macaroni...

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

I actually made this with tofu and it was absolutly amazing! I served it over linguine and my whole family loved it! I've made it with and without the capers and it's good either way, just a matter of personal preference.

Reviewed Veg-Head Three-Bean Chili

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

This is my all-time favorite veg chili! I leave out the jalapeno and skimp a little on the hot sauce when I make it for my 2 year old daughter, but would leave it in when I used to make it for just my husband who likes it hot. It's great either way. I always use the full can of refried beans, it's super yum and doesn't go to waste :)

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