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Reviewed Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

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

"I just need to tap my lips on this cake." Hahaha, oh Aaron.

Eggs, butter, mascarpone, buttermilk... all of my FAVE cake ingredients together in 1 recipe! Aaaaand, I REALLLLLLY wanted to love it. But, I don't. I really like it, but I think all of those fats combined made for a cake that was overly moist, dense, and heavy. Even...

Reviewed Blueberry-Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

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

DISCLAIMER: I tweaked this recipe a bit.

4.5 Stars... VERY good recipe. Super tasty, not too sweet, not too dense. I adjusted the recipe a bit, and I LOVE the way the muffins turned out. I, too, used 1/2 unbleached AP flour and 1/2 whole wheat AP flour. Didn't have buttermilk so I used yogurt thinned with milk. Added 1/2 tsp vanilla...

Reviewed Blueberry-Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

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

DISCLAIMER: I tweaked this recipe a bit.

4.5 Stars... VERY good recipe. Super tasty, not too sweet, not too dense. I adjusted the recipe a bit, and I LOVE the way the muffins turned out. I, too, used 1/2 unbleached AP flour and 1/2 whole wheat AP flour. Didn't have buttermilk so I used yogurt thinned with milk. Added 1/2 tsp vanilla...

Reviewed Lemon Angel Food Cake

Apr 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Unlike my experience with Alton Brown's angel food cake, this once came out well and my egg whites whipped amazingly w/o the water (that AB calls for in his recipe. However, I overbaked the cake when I left it in the maximum time, whereas AB's cake needed
more time. :(:( that made me a sad Manda. And it went from not springing back and being...

Reviewed Banana Walnut Bread

Apr 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

TOTALLY agree with others, this is my third or fourth recipe I have used for banana nut breads/muffins and my family and I are LOVING this one... I think it might be our fave. It's not too sweet, a tiny more on the dense side but I don't mind because it's a bread- NOT a muffin/cake. So know that it will be very moist, but will have the texture of "

Reviewed Coconut Cupcakes

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

Absolutely delicious! But with all those eggs and butter they BETTER be! :: cupcakes are rich and a little dense, but in no way tough. With the amount of fat I don't think they could ever be classified as "light and airy." made these for a Birthday Girl and filled them with a strawberry gelee. Didn't use Ina's icing, I made a classic butter frost...

Reviewed Angel Food Cake

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

Just like other reviewers said, this cake is tasty. I tried my best to follow the recipe to a T, but during the final 5 minutes of baking it deflated while still in the oven... and my oven thermometer was still reading 350 degrees. Skewer came out clean after 35 minutes, so I took the cake out. BIG MISTAKE... DO BAKE FOR LONGER THAN 35 MINUTES!!!...

Reviewed Braised Short Ribs With a Red Wine Reduction

Feb 16, 2012 in null on Food.com

This recipe is very tasty. In my experience, the reduction does need flour to thicken it a bit. You have to let the sauce completely cool before it will reduce properly. The flavor was definitely good, but mostly tasted like wine and beef. Needs a little more to jazz it up a bit as it was a little one- (or should I say two?) note. Would def make ...

Favorited Chef Chef Art

Feb 14, 2012 on Food.com

New Topic Question:Braised Short Ribs With a Red Wine Reduction in Cooking Q & A

Feb 13, 2012 on Food.com

"Braised Short Ribs With a Red Wine Reduction

Hello. I didn't notice the flour being used in the recipe and was wondering how it was meant to be used- rubbed on the short ribs before browning? Added to the strained and cooled sauce when the honey and bals..."

Reviewed Granola Bars

Jan 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really like this recipe, they are so much tastier than store-bought bars. This recipe is a great base, I will try adding other ingredients to make different flavors, but it's excellent as-is, too. I followed recipe almost exactly (besides adding dried mango, cranberry and plum to the cherry, apricot, blueberry mix- and adding a little less drie...

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