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Reviewed Green Tomato and Vidalia Onion Gratin

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

Pretty tasty! Next time, I will definitely drain the bacon grease out of my nonstick pan before frying the onions, because this dish is a bit greasier than I normally care for."

Reviewed Refrigerated Banana Pudding

Mar 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm glad I read the reviews and was therefore cautious with the banana liqueur. I bought the "weakest" banana liqueur I could find and used only 2 ounces to pour over the vanilla wafers. The taste was terrible! I threw out the liqueured wafers and used plain ones instead. Otherwise, I followed the recipe and it turned out delicious."

Reviewed Chicken, Chorizo and Tortilla Stoup (Stew-like Soup

Mar 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! The only modifications I made were using half a can of kidney beans instead of a whole can, and I also added some salt and Worchestershire sauce to make it more savory. Without the condiments, it is a bit sweeter than I expected, so that's why I added the salty stuff, but next time I won't add salt unless it still tastes sweet to me wit"

Reviewed Chicken Fried Steak

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

This is delicious! I couldn't find any fresh thyme at the store worth buying, and I had to learn the hard way that my range needs to be on medium as opposed to medium-high, but otherwise I followed the recipe and it turned out beautifully! Wouldn't change a thing."

Reviewed Homemade Granola Bars

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

After eating commercially prepared so-called "protein" bars for too long, I did a google search to make my own. These popped up and they are fantastic! The only thing I had to change was the almond amount -- I only had half a cup, so I just added another half cup of oats. I wouldn't change a thing about these! "

Reviewed Baked Hush Puppies

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

Really tasty and super easy. I did make some tweaks -- took the suggestion to use crumbled feta, but only used 2 oz. I also only did 1/4 cup of minced onions, as well as just a touch of less salt. I also only had white corn meal, but it still turned out a good color. I think I could even forgo the feta next time. Also, I did not have a mini muffin"

Reviewed Five Spice Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry

Jun 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent! I left out the scallions and almonds because I like to keep the main ingredients in stir-fry to a minimum, but all the right flavors are here. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Buttermilk Baked Chicken

Jun 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm sure this is really good if you have an oven and meat thermometer you can trust. I apparently do not have either of these. Too bad because all the right flavors are here. Will try again with a new meat thermometer. Cannot do anything about the oven!"

Reviewed Shortcake

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

I'm guessing "3/4 teaspoon salt" should be "3/4 teaspoon kosher salt" and "2 tablespoons butter" should be "2 tablespoons unsalted buuter" because these turned out like salty pretzels. Had to go in the trash."

Reviewed Classic Deviled Eggs

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

In my opinion, THIS should be the very first recipe that pops up when someone types in deviled eggs in the search field. Exactly what I was looking for!! Simple, classic, and delicious, like mom made. Why tinker with perfection?"

Reviewed French Toast

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

This is delicious! I just wish we had a grocery store that sold challah, because I can only imagine that would make it absolutely heavenly! Either way, this is my go-to french toast recipe."

Reviewed Fruit Salad

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had bananas, grapefruit, and raspberries, along with the honey. That's actually all I needed to make this one of my favorite fruit salads! Not a lot of added sugar and fat like you normally come across... the honey makes the friuts' natural flavors shine through ... particularly a treat on a cold, winter's day!

Reviewed Salmon Cakes

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really had high hopes for these, the ingredients all sound so yummy together but sorry, not a fan. I thought the bacon would be the stand-out ingredient, instead I just found its texture in the salmon cake irritating, while not adding much of the flavor it's capable of adding. I am a salmon lover for life, but I won't make these again. I'll just...

Reviewed Roasted Asparagus Tips

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't know what's better ... eating these or smelling them while they cook!! I wish more recipes called for tarragon... so intoxicating of an aroma. Great job, Rachael! ... Made these as a part of a non-traditional Christmas dinner for me and my husband the first year we spent the holiday just by ourselves far away from family. They hold sentimental...

Reviewed Buffalo Wings

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are delicious! Though they do seem to dirty up every irritating-to-wash dish and utencil in my house. I don't mind the time and steps it takes to make them, though, because the end result is soooo good! We make these quite often and when we want to show off to guests who come over to watch football, we make these!

Reviewed Perfect Potstickers

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband made these for me the first time we had them, and he raves over them. I like them ok, but ... too much salt! And yes, I used kosher salt, not table salt... They are a lot of work, which I wouldn't mind if the results were a bit better. Love ya Alton, but I think I'll take some of the commenters' suggestions and find a more authentic potsticker...

Reviewed Onion Soup with Fontina and Thyme

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

When I'm trying a dish for the first time, I look under Giada's recipes... this was no exception and perfect! Love this. So simple and delicious!

Reviewed Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this recipe when I was looking for something to do with a box of rigatoni I had never opened... this was fantastic! I would use just a smidge less mascarpone next time, but my husband like the called-for amount... I could only find porcinis out here in the sticks, so I just used 6oz of them to have all the mushrooms needed... My husband is...

Reviewed Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this recipe when I was looking for something to do with a box of rigatoni I had never opened... this was fantastic! I would use just a smidge less mascarpone next time, but my husband like the called-for amount... he's italian and never had a bolognese dish, so I scored some points with him with this one, thanks to Giada once again!

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty tasty... the only thing I would do is cut out salt everywhere I could next time, because I can REALLY taste salt in recipes. So, I will do fewer capers -- I rinsed the called-for amount twice and still I thought their brine flavor was a bit overpowering in this dish -- and go with low sodium chicken stock, and no salt in the dredge....

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty tasty... the only thing I would do is cut out salt everywhere I could next time, because I can REALLY taste salt in recipes. So, I will do fewer capers (I rinsed the called-for amount twice and still I thought their brine flavor was a bit overpowering in this dish), low sodium chicken stock, and no salt in the dredge. I can't wait...

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely hands-down the BEST chicken soup of any kind I've ever had. It's even better the next day. Brilliant recipe!

Reviewed Banana Bread

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my go-to banana bread recipe! I love it! Turns out moist, which was always the deficit I ran into with other recipes... Fantastic!

Reviewed Basic Brussels Sprouts

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed this recipe to the letter, and almost had to throw away my pan after cooking. Totally burned to a crisp. ... Maybe my stove settings are off ... next time, I'll just steam them.

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a recipe that seemed close enough to my mom's, and this fit the bill - and it has ham, too! Mom's didn't. Absolutely delicious, IMO. I had all ingredients in the house and followed some of the suggestions from other reviewers and came up with the following tweaks - 3 potatoes instead of 4, one onion instead of two, the same amount...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a recipe that seemed close enough to my mom's, and this fit the bill - and it has ham, too! (Mom's didn't.) Absolutely delicious, IMO. I had all ingredients in the house and followed some of the suggestions from other reviewers and came up with the following tweaks - 3 potatoes instead of 4, one onion instead of two, the same amount...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a recipe that seemed close enough to my mom's, and this fit the bill - and it has ham, too! (Mom's didn't.) Absolutely delicious, IMO. I had all ingredients in the house and followed some of the suggestions from other reviewers and came up with the following tweaks - 3 potatoes instead of 4, one onion instead of two, the same amount...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a recipe that seemed close enough to my mom's, and this was fit the bill - and it has ham, too! Absolutely delicious, IMO. I had all ingredients in the house and followed some of the suggestions from other reviewers and came up with the following tweaks - 1 3 potatoes instead of 4, 2 one onion instead of two, c the same amount of...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a recipe that seemed to close enough to my mom's, and this was fit the bill - and it has ham, too! Absolutely delicious, IMO. I had all ingredients in the house and followed some of the suggestions from other reviewers and came up with the following tweaks - 1) 3 potatoes instead of 4, 2) one onion instead of two, c) the same amount...

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