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Reviewed Chicken Pot Pie

Nov 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this twice now and will make it again. It is a lot of prep work, but worth it if you have the time. I replaced one of the cups of broth with a cup of white wine. I also skipped the pearl onions and put potatoes in instead. I didn't blanch the carrots/potatoes before adding it to the filling as others have noted and found that it was...

Reviewed Bacon Burger Mac 'n' Cheese

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

One of our good friend's favorite foods is Bacon Cheeseburgers. When I saw this recipe I thought I would try it when they next came over for dinner. Last night was the night. It passed the test, although I thought it was more suited for a game day meal as indicated in the episode. Everyone thought it was good and it really did taste like a baco"

Reviewed Vegetarian Chili

Oct 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm trying to incorporate a meatless meal each week. This week I tried this recipe and thought it was quite good. My 13 month old son really liked it. My husband thought it was missing something, but he says that about each vegetarian meal I make. I really liked it. I added more couscous than the recipe called for. Overall, flavorful and hea"

Reviewed Marinated Seared Tuna

Feb 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for dinner last night. It was really simple to throw together and quite tasty. I would certainly make this again. ""

Reviewed Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

Feb 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent and came together really quickly. I did the chicken and followed the recipe closely. I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream and didn't miss it. I served on a whole grain tortilla.

I will definitely make this again!""

Reviewed Seafood Okra Gumbo

Feb 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my family last night. I used canned tomatoes instead of fresh, and used Old Bay Seasoning in place of the Cayenne pepper in the Essence, because one of my guests doesn't like spicey food. I did use a little Cayenne with the vegetables. I was surprised how spicey it was even without the Cayenne. Everyone enjoyed it.

I'm...

Reviewed Herb Spaetzle

Jan 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this. Putting the batter through the collander didn't work for me. I think it was because the holes in my collander were too small. I threw the batter into a bag as another suggested and cut off the tip. This worked well.

I served this as another reviewer suggested with mushroom sauteed in butter with a little garlic...

Reviewed Herb Spaetzle

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

We enjoyed this. Putting the batter through the collander didn't work for me. I think it was because the holes in my collander were too small. I through the batter into a bag as another suggested and cut off the tip. This worked well.

I served this as another reviewer suggested with mushroom sauteed in butter with a little...

Reviewed Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

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

We enjoyed this meal. I had to change a few things up because of availability of ingredients. The grocery store I go to didn't have broccoli rabe, so I used mustard greens instead. They also only had whole milk ricotta, so I used that instead of the part-skim ricotta. The store also didn't have the orecchiette pasta, so I made do with large s...

Reviewed Squash Soup

Dec 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly. This was a really nice soup with good depth of flavor. It could easily be a main course with how rich it is. I will definitely make this again. It's perfect for a fall/winter night!""

Reviewed Buttermilk Baked Chicken

Nov 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this. My husband commented that he thought the lemon taste was too much, so I may leave that out the next time I make it. It wasn't bad, just a preference. I used a combination of bread crumbs and corn flakes. Additionally, I followed other reviewer's advice and added garlic salt and onion powder to the breading to boost the flavor...

Reviewed Pasta Bolognese

Nov 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent! I followed the recommendations of a few others who had reviewed the recipe and drained the beef before adding the tomato paste. I'm glad I did this. A great meal and worth the time. ""

Reviewed Mexican Lasagna

Aug 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe to make on a weeknight. It takes very little time and was tasty. I will definitely make this again. ""

Reviewed Lemon Yogurt Cake

Apr 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent cake! I followed the recipe exactly. It looked like it came out of a magazine when it came out of the oven. I would recommend letting it cool completely before serving it. My husband raved about the cake as well. I will definitely make this again. "

Reviewed Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Apr 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was quick and flavorful. I changed a few things based on other reviews: I didn't use all of the oil that was with the tomatoes. I added 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts and 1/8 tsp. of red pepper flakes to the pesto. Additionally, I added a package of mushrooms that I nuked in the microwave with a little garlic salt and grilled some ch"

Reviewed Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

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

I made this for my family for Easter Brunch. I had read the reviews and made the following changes: I only used 5 eggs, used 1/2 cup of milk (instead of the whole cup), didn't use the nutmeg in the topping, and only used 1 stick of butter for the topping. I also put the bread in upside-down overnight and flipped it in the morning. I had planned"

Reviewed Easy Sticky Buns

Mar 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for my family on Christmas morning. I had read reviews and reduced the amount of butter and the oven temperature to 375 and watched carefully at the end. Additionally, I added more pecans in place of the raisins. Finally, I let them sit for about 3-5 minutes before inverting the buns onto a plate. This gave the topping a chance...

Reviewed Fish Tacos

Mar 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This meal came together quickly. It was flavorful and healthy. I took another reviewer's advice and cut the oil by half in both the marinade and the coleslaw. I'm glad I did; I think it would have been too oily if I had followed the recipe. I only left the fish in the marinade for 30 minutes, and it was tasty. I baked the fish for a full 10 minutes,...

Reviewed Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs

Dec 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This review is only for the meatballs in the recipe. I haven't tried the rest of the recipe. These are, hands down, the best meatballs I've ever had. They're heavy on the garlic, so I sometimes roast the garlic in a dry pan before hand to cut the garlic a little (although you certainly don't have to). Other things I've done differently: I use...

Reviewed Cinnamon Stars: Zimtsterne (Germany

Dec 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As others have posted, the dough was difficult to work with. I made these into circles instead and they looked great. The flavor was described to me as "floral", which I assume was due to the lemon zest. The cookies were tasty, but I think the other Christmas goodies that were around, these took a back seat.

Not bad, but I...

Reviewed Chocolate Covered Snow Peaks

Dec 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made these for Christmas. They went over well with the family. They were great for something different and were so pretty on the platter with all the other cookies. I'll definitely make these again next year.

Reviewed Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

Dec 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this tonight and it was very tasty. It wasn't the best thing I've ever made, but it was very flavorful. I followed the recipe with one addition based on the reviews; I added 1 cup of chicken stock in addition to the other sauce ingredients. I'm sure this made for a sauce that wasn't quite as thick, but it wasn't runny at all either.

I...

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