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Reviewed Sugar Cookies

Jun 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is the second of Alton's recipes that I am giving a 3-star to. I really liked his show, but find some of his recipes lacking. I have been making the sugar cookie recipe from the Betty Crocker cook book sisnce I was a kid. But I decided to try this one. The consistency is just, I can't put my finger on it. It was also missing flavor. I d"

Reviewed Vanilla Creme Brulee

Mar 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I saw this recipe in an old magazine and decided to give it a try for valentines day. I thought the flavor was OK. It could have used a little more vanilla. I read a different recipe that called for vanilla sugar in addition to the vanilla bean. Perhaps next time I will try that.
But what I really didn't like was that the cooking time was...

Reviewed Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Apricot or Raspberry Preserves

Jan 8, 2013 in on

I made this recipe as directed for New Years Eve. It was good, but not quite as great as I would have expected given the reviews. The pastry shell didn't quite crisp, so I think next time I will use the egg wash a few reviewers suggested. Also, the top of the rind tended to collapse as the cheese was consumed. I had to keep cutting away at it so ...

Reviewed "Instant" Pancake Mix

Dec 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I am a huge fan of Alton's, so it pains me to say that I am not lovin' this recipe. I have been trying for months to get this recipe to work. These were too buttery for our taste and the pancakes always came out flat and misshapen (due to the butter reforming in the batter and then melting during cooking.) I almost always adjust things in a recip"

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