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Reviewed Pasta Salad With Asparagus, Corn and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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

A great pasta salad on a hot hot day. I loved the dressing; it was so cool and creamy and really complimented the sun-dried tomatoes. I didn't find asparagus the day I went shopping for the ingredients so I substituted broccoli, and it was amazing! I'm not a huge asparagus fan anyway, so I just may use broccoli whenever I make this again."

Reviewed Chocolate Cake Shake

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

This milkshake is simply spectacular! I made an instant chocolate cake, which you can find on here, instead of buying a cake. I made it a few hours ahead of time just so it would be at room temperature before blending everything together. What a delicious treat! If my waistline permitted it, I'd make one almost every night of the week! "

Reviewed Pasta Salad With Salami, Carrots, Peas and Roasted Red Peppers

Jun 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

An excellent pasta salad. I didn't use cheese tortellini, just regular penne pasta. Next time I'll try the recipe exactly as written. Even still, with the pasta that I used, it came out really tasty."

Reviewed Sweet Corn Mac 'n' Cheese

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely fabulous macaroni and cheese dish! It was rich and creamy and the corn was a sweet and crunchy surprise. I didn't have croutons so I crushed up some little melba toasts and made it all as the recipe directed. Just heavenly! "

Reviewed BLT Sandwich Salad

May 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What an amazing salad!! I used pancetta actually, just to try it out, and wow, talk about mouth watering! The glaze was simple and delicious and it made the pancetta so crunchy. I'll try the salad with normal bacon next time, but I'd recommend using the pancetta at least once. The sauce is fantastic, too!"

Reviewed Risotto with Tomatoes, Olives, Smoked Mozzarella

May 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this the traditional risotto way, stirring and stirring! I couldn't find smoked mozzarella so I used a Gouda, which was really nice. No need to add any salt due to the olives."

Reviewed Babganoush-Hummus Pasta

May 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely amazing flavor in this dish! I love hummus and eggplant although I've never tried babaganoush, so I gave this one a go. Wow, simply delicious. I didn't have any wholewheat pasta on hand, but I have used it in other dishes; I don't like the texture very much. It seems like it's not cooked all the way. This is a wonderful pasta dish "

Reviewed Morrocan Chili and 10,000 Grains of Sand

May 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good flavor, but I thought it was just another chili recipe. The couscous on top was a nice change, but not anything really special."

Reviewed Cinnamon-Garlic Meatballs (with Tomato Sauce and Feta

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

I never would have thought to add this much cinnamon to a savoury dish but this worked really well. I think a strongly flavoured cheese like feta is needed to contrast with the spice. Delicious indeed."

Reviewed Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Risotto

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

Absolutely delicious, creamy and satisfying! It's amazing that risottos come out so thick and creamy without the addition of actual cream. The tangy flavor of the goat cheese goes so well with the subtle pumpkin. "

Reviewed Risotto With Pesto and Peas

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

I made this for lunch today and liked it. I've been on a risotto kick lately and I love the comforting creaminess a lovely risotto has. This one was good but a little soupy. Could it have been the addition of the pesto, the poached leeks or the fresh mozzarella? Whatever it was, I'll make it again for sure, but I'll probably let it cook a bit "

Reviewed Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki and Orzo with Feta and Walnuts

Mar 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm giving this 5 stars even though I didn't make the tzatziki. The meatballs and orzo side dish were perfect together and I thought the sauce would be too much. Maybe the sauce would be good if you were serving the meatballs as appetizers. Definitely going to make these again."

Reviewed Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo with Grilled Chicken

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

Fast, tasty and light."

Reviewed Cheese-Crusted Cutlets with Raw Sauce and Milanese-Style Rice Pilaf

Feb 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious chicken and rice/pasta! I've actually never made the raw sauce with fresh basil, just pesto. I think I might prefer it that way because it gives it a nice and creamy texture. The idea of mixing rice and orzo pasta was intriguing and now I want to eat this every week!"

Reviewed Danish Burgers with Herb Caper Sauce and a Mod Salad

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

This was good, but it probably would've turned out better if I had used sour cream and the Havarti. I used some cream cheese mixed with a bit of chicken stock, just because that's what I had in the fridge, and some diced low fat mozzarella with half a teaspoon of dried dill. The meal certainly leaves you satisfied; this was our lunch yesterday a"

Reviewed Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon-Basil Pesto

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

Really delicious and filling. I didn't have fresh tarragon either, so I used just over a tablespoon, since I was making this for two only. There is no fresh tarragon where we live, and by some sort of miracle there was actually some fresh basil! The lemon zest gave it a nice lively taste."

Reviewed Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets

Feb 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were just OK to me. I didn't have any ready-made bread dough so I used some refrigerated puff pastry. Before eating these really need to cool down a bit, because the filling is piping hot. The sour cream turned liquid during baking and ran out of the pocket while we were eating them. I think I'll use Giada's homemade pizza dough the next"

Reviewed Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not a big fan of shellfish but I made this with my husband in mind. He absolutely loves shrimp, prawns, anything that comes from the sea. I liked it OK, but honestly it reminded me of a boxed jambalaya mix. I'll make it again, but not for a while."

Reviewed Creamy Spaghetti and Beans

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent flavors and texture! I just adore risotto and when I saw this, made with pasta, I was instantly intrigued. I did break up the spaghetti, as others suggested, but only if half. Next time I make this, which will be very soon, I'll break it into thirds; much easier to stir that way."

Reviewed Mac and Cheese Dog Casserole

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As I was making the sauce I think I added too much beer, but as soon as the dish was all put together I really enjoyed it. I haven't had mac and cheese in a long time, and this recipe had been sitting in my recipe box for ages. I'm so glad I made it! The hot dogs worked well,actually, and they reminded me of how my mom used to mix hot dogs in ""

Reviewed Chicken and Mushroom Goulash with Gnocchi

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this dish. It was really easy to put together and the flavors worked well. Like other people posted, it wasn't anything spectacular, but if you want something with chicken that is ready in a flash then this is it."

Reviewed Pork Meatballs

Jan 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious meatballs. I made them with 300 grams of ground pork, not sure how many ounces that is. The fennel seeds and sour cream really give them a fantastic and creamy flavor. I paired them with Paula Deen's pumpkin orzo and they tasted great together. Next time I'll have to try them with the tomato sauce."

Reviewed Sloppy Joes

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

Very flavourful and filling. I didn't have hamburger buns so I toasted some sandwich bread and topped it with the beef, and ate it with a knife and fork."

Reviewed Wild Mushroom Fricassee Over Polenta

Jan 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't realize that this dish was actually a side, so it was main dish for me. I should have used more mushrooms, which I will the next time. I used chicken stock for the mushrooms instead of beef, so as not to buy another can of stock, and it was really tasty. I also used regular mushrooms and not the shiitake."

Reviewed Moist Mocha Cake

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

I've made this a few times over the years, but I've never made it with the frosting. I'm a big cake-for-breakfast fan, so I eat it for breakfast and it goes great with coffee or hot chocolate."

Reviewed Tuna Burgers with Tapenade Aioli

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

Delicious, easy and fast recipe. I ground up some thawed frozen tuna in a food processor instead of chopping it, just because it was faster. Wonderful and light."

Reviewed Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo

Dec 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so fabulous-tasting that I thought I was eating at an Italian restaurant! I couldn't believe how rich this dish came out. I even used Grana Padano, which is similar to Parmesan (it's just a bit cheaper, plus it was all I could find). This is a definite keeper."

Reviewed Love Birds - Chicken in Pastry

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

Very simple and tasty. I didn't have any fig preserves so I substituted apricot, which was just perfect. Apricot jam has a rather neutral flavor in my opinion, so it pairs well with almost anything. I'd love to make it again with fig, though. "

Reviewed Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw

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

Very surprising combination of flavors. I didn't have jerk seasoning on hand, so I looked it up online and simply added what was listed, which was a combo of dried thyme, granualted onion, allspice and a few other things. I used the slaw as an accompaniment, not as a topping, and served it and the burgers with some bread on the side. Very filli"

Reviewed Nutty Granola

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

I've made this several times, and nothing could be easier! I think the original combination of the nuts and raisins is my favorite, but I have made it with pistachios and cashews in place of the walnuts and pecans, which was amazing. I've also made it with chopped dried apricots, but didn't like it at all because they turned out really tough and"

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