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Cherry hill, Colorado

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Reviewed Herbed Quinoa

May 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful recipe! I made Giada's grilled salmon with salsa verde along with this side dish and it was very tasty! After reading some of the reviews, I, too, decided to reduce the amount of lemon (though I love lemon) since it was my 1st time making this and I was serving it to extended family (and didn't know how "lemon-y" the end result would b"

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

Jul 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty and moist. The only changes I made were to use chicken breast instead of bone-in and frozen tri-color peppers because that's what I had on hand. The only downside, in my opinion, is that it's not a quick dish to make during the week; takes more prep time but often, you have to prep food in order to stay away from junk food!"

Reviewed Beet and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

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

A yummy salad! I roasted the beets plain (I hadn't read the directions 1st, only made sure I had all of the ingredients) and tossed everything together except for the avocado...we like avocado but I wasn't sure how it'd taste in this preparation...we didn't miss it, though, and there are plenty of other ingredients and textures to make a nice, ba"

Reviewed Tiramisu

Jun 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent! I've been making this recipes for years now and bring it to our friends' annual Xmas Eve party...they now call me "tiramiSUE" (Sue's my name!). We/They look forward to eating it every year and I always get compliments, even from their pastry chef relative. Recently, I switched it up and omitted the marsala and espresso and ma"

Reviewed Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

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

Yummy! I gave them only 4 stars because mine did not rise for some reason...not sure if that's my fault, though, it may be...I used 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour plus 1 cup white flour and heavy cream instead of 1/2 and 1/2. The taste is really good, though, so I don't mind that they didn't rise so much. Hopefully they will last for tomorro"

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Jun 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OMG! So far, I've only made the peanut butter icing and it was FABULOUS!! If you are a peanut butter lover, you will love this icing. It's very peanut butter-y and I can't wait to try the chocolate cupcakes with it. The only changes were I halved the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup and used real vanilla bean rather than extract because I ran out and"

Reviewed Red Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce

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

Absolutely delicious! I made several changes to this sauce and it turned out wonderfully on top of our filet mignon!! I melted ¼ cup (1/2 stick) of butter, then added in white button mushrooms, chopped scallions and 3-4 minced garlic cloves. Sauteed all with a little salt and black pepper until mushrooms were soft. Added dried thyme and red win"

Reviewed Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

Dec 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A fantastic salad!! Very fresh, refreshing and a ton of flavor. Makes a beautiful presentation. A couple of changes made: I omitted the tomatoes (didn't have any) and added in thinly sliced purple onion. It has lots of fresh herbs, with a burst of flavor from the mint and would be great as a dinner salad, a side salad or easy for a potluck. Because...

Reviewed Pigeon Pea Rice: Arroz con Gandules

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious arroz con gandules!! I made a few changes because I didn't have several of the ingredients...didn't use the achiote powder (I AM interested in finding it for next time!); omitted the chopped tomatoes (thought I had some, came to find out I didn't); used fresh parsley instead of the cilantro and added a sprinkling Adobo seasoning. Served...

Reviewed English Toffee

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was SO bummed that this recipe did not work for me, despite 3 attempts. It's a result of something I did rather than Paula.

The 1st batch burned because I kept it on a medium high heat for too long (I was following the recipe or so I thought, until I watched the video).

The 2nd and 3rd times, I added...

Reviewed Barbeque Meatloaf

Dec 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious meatloaf! The only change I made to the ingredients was to add in chopped fresh parsley. The "gravy" it made was very flavorful, the best part (in my opinion)! A couple of things I did that affected its moisture content (it was a little dry)...# 1 I used 93% lean ground beef (I will use a fattier one next time); # 2 by accident, I left...

Reviewed Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce

Dec 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! I used a boneless pork loin because the market didn't have any bone-in and opened up the tied-up bundle so that the two pieces would cook side-by-side (in the same pan). I ended up having to cook them longer than stated, especially, one of the pieces, despite its temperature reading of 150 deg (the juices were still pink). This didn't...

Reviewed Cranberry Orange Quickbread

Nov 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Delicious! I made several changes/additions to this recipe...used 3/4 whole wheat pastry flour plus 1/4 all-purpose flour, added in finely chopped walnuts, used chopped canned mandarin oranges (a good idea from another reviewer since too time consuming for me to peel and then section an orange and unfortunately, had to leave out the orange zest at...

Reviewed Cranberry Orange Quickbread

Nov 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Delicious! I made several changes/additions to this recipe...used 3/4 whole wheat pastry flour plus 1/4 all-purpose flour, added in finely chopped walnuts, used chopped canned mandarin oranges (a good idea from another reviewer since too time consuming for me to peel and then section an orange) and unfortunately, had to leave out the orange zest...

Reviewed Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Oct 31, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Excellent snack! I doubled this recipe for a Halloween get-together with our nieces and nephew and everyone loved it! I made a couple of changes: I omitted the red pepper flakes and salt (salty enough for my taste with cheeses), used canned artichoke hearts (what I had on hand), used grated pecorino romano instead of parmesan (also what I had on...

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