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Reviewed Lady and Sons' Chicken in Wine Sauce

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loves this recipe, and I love that it's quick and easy to put together. I use low sodium soup and unsalted butter and it's not overly salty at all. I've even added some very thinly sliced ham under the cheese and it tastes very similar to chicken cordon bleu. I also add some extra dressing to the pan for an easy side dish. Very yummy!

Reviewed French Onion Dip

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my son's birthday party and people were going nuts over it! I tasted it right after it was made and it tasted like the stuff out of the packet. I even considered adding some spices and onions, but I'm glad I didn't. After refrigerating overnight, it had an amazing flavor. It definitely had a little zip that the store bought doesn't...

Reviewed French Onion Dip

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my son's birthday party and people were going nuts over it! I tasted it right after it was made and it tasted like the stuff out of the packed. I even considered adding some spices and onions, but I'm glad I didn't. After refrigerating overnight, it had an amazing flavor. It definitely had a little zip that the store bought doesn't...

Reviewed French Onion Dip

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my son's birthday party and people were going nuts over it! I tasted it right after it was made and it tasted like the stuff out of the packed. I even considered adding some spices and onions, but I'm glad I didn't. After refrigerating overnight, it had an amazing flavor. It definitely had a little zip that the store bought doesn't...

Reviewed Dragon's Breath Chili

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not usually a big fan of chili, but I loved this! I reduced the amount of peppers and chili powder, but it was still too hot for some people. They mixed in a little Greek yogurt to cut the heat and it still tasted great. I didn't make the fries but the chili was perfect on its own, though I'm sure it makes for some awesome chili fries!

Reviewed Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this several times and it's pretty good, though I do make some changes because I found it to be a little bland. We don't care for fennel and it's hard to find around here anyway, so I just omit it. I season the chicken with S&P and a little granulated garlic and use Parmesan and herb flavored panko crumbs to give the chicken some flavor....

Reviewed Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this several times without the fennel and it's pretty good, though I do make some changes because I found it to be a little bland. We don't care for fennel and it's hard to find around here anyway, so I just omit it. I season the chicken with S&P and a little granulated garlic and use Parmesan and herb flavored panko crumbs to give the chicken...

Reviewed Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this several times without the fennel and it's pretty good, though I do make some changes because I found it to be a little bland. We don't care for fennel and it's hard to find around here anyway, so I just omit it. I season the chicken with S&P and a little granulated garlic and use Parmesan and herb flavored panko crumbs to give the chicken...

Reviewed Sunny's Spicy Spaghetti with Mega Meatballs

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I absolutely love this recipe! These meatballs are perfect. I've started making them smaller instead of the mega size so that I can freeze half of them. I just pop them in jarred sauce for a quick and easy dinner. I've also made them with all beef because I didn't have sausage on hand and they were still moist and tasted great. I add extra tomatoes...

Reviewed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner this year and it was delicious! Very juicy and flavorful. I did spoon some of the pan juices over the turkey every 30 minutes while I was roasting it, and the skin was nice and golden brown but not burned to a crisp. The only complaint I had was that it was too juicy, so I stuck part of it back in the oven for about...

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have a recipe that I usually use for chicken piccata, but I decided to try this one as I usually enjoy Giada's recipes. The lemon was much too strong for our tastes, and other than the overpowering lemon flavor, it was bland. The recipe I normally use calls for the same amount of lemon juice, but the other seasonings balance it out a bit better....

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have a recipe that I usually use for chicken piccata, but I decided to try this one as I usually enjoy Giada's recipes. It had too much lemon for our tastes, and other than the overpowering lemon flavor, it was bland. The recipe I normally use calls for the same amount of lemon juice, but the other seasonings balance it out a bit better. I'll definitely...

Reviewed Deluxe Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are very tasty! I made them while my husband was on leave from Afghanistan because he wanted something "different and not bland". These were just right as they are very rich and flavorful. I'll definitely be making these again!

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first year preparing Thanksgiving dinner on my own as well as my first time making this type of gravy. This gravy was absolutely perfect! I couldn't get smoked wings, but it turned out fine. I used 4 medium sized turkey wings because I didn't want to waste them and adjusted the seasoning and veggies accordingly. Instead of adding the flour,...

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first year preparing Thanksgiving dinner on my own as well as my first time making this type of gravy. This gravy was absolutely perfect! I used 4 medium sized turkey wings because I didn't want to waste them and adjusted the seasoning and veggies accordingly. Instead of adding the flour, I waited until I strained the broth and made a...

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first year preparing Thanksgiving dinner on my own as well as my first time making this type of gravy. This gravy was absolutely perfect! I used 4 medium sized turkey wings (I couldn't get smoked wings) because I didn't want to waste them and adjusted the seasoning and veggies accordingly. Instead of adding the flour, I waited until I...

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first year preparing Thanksgiving dinner on my own as well as my first time making this type of gravy. This gravy was absolutely perfect! I used 4 medium sized turkey wings (I couldn't get smoked wings) because I didn't want to waste them and adjusted the seasoning and veggies accordingly. Instead of adding the flour, I waited until I...

Reviewed Smashed Potato Gratin

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I served this alongside Anne's roasted pork loin with applesauce. It was delicious! The only change I made was to add a little extra of the Parm and panko topping (just a personal preference) and and baked for closer to 25 minutes to crisp up the topping. This is definitely going in my recipe file. Delicious!

Reviewed Smashed Potato Gratin

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I served this alongside Anne's roasted pork loin with applesauce. It was delicious! The only change I made was to add a little extra of the Parm and panko topping (just a personal preference) and and baked for closer to 25 minutes to crisp up the topping. This is definitely going in my recipe file. Delicious!

Reviewed Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for dinner last night using a boneless pork loin. I added about 10-15 minutes of cooking time, but it was still very juicy and flavorful. The onions were also delicious. I'll definitely be making the pork and onions again, but I'll skip the applesauce. It didn't taste bad, but I could have done without it.

Reviewed Cheesy Squash Casserole

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this casserole! I've even made it in foil packets for the grill as a side dish for grilled salmon. The only change I make is to season the squash while it's cooking rather than seasoning with S&P after mixing the casserole together. I've substituted panko with olive oil for the breadcrumbs and Greek yogurt for the sour cream to utilize what...

Reviewed Pat's Smoked Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw this recipe on TV and decided to make it for my husband. It really didn't sound like something I would love, but I was pleasantly surprised! The combination of smoky, sweet and tangy flavors was delicious. It was messy, but I expected that. I served it with warm cabbage salad and a potato dish. Very tasty!

Reviewed Plum Crunch

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a delicious dessert! I'm not a fan of plums, but it looked delicious when Ina made it so I decided to try it. I used regular plums because prune plums weren't available, and it turned out great. I served it warm with some vanilla bean ice cream.

Reviewed Shepherd's Pie with Mushroom Onion Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this dish! The only change I make is to season the ground beef a little more than the recipe calls for by increasing the amount of spices and adding some minced garlic. I found the beef to be a little bland when made as written, but that's just my personal preference. I also love the mushroom gravy! It really adds to the dish for me, but my...

Reviewed Shepherd's Pie with Mushroom Onion Gravy

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this dish! The only change I make is to season the ground beef a little more than the recipe calls for by increasing the amount of spices and adding some minced garlic. I found the beef to be a little bland when made as written, but that's just my personal preference. I love the mushroom gravy! It really adds to the dish for me, but my family...

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