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MauraK

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Reviewed quinoa and salmon croquettes

Jun 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor of these was outstanding but they were way too wet. I understand that she probably didn't add bread crumbs in order to keep them healthier, but these don't stand much of a chance of staying together. I'd probably add a little dusting of bread crumbs next time just to help them out. I topped them with my homemade tzaziki sauce and they were...

Reviewed spaghetti squash with parsley and pecan pesto

Jun 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Loved it!! Although I'm doing that annoying thing where I'm giving it a 5 even though I made substitutions, but it was still awesome and I'm confident the original recipe would be, too. I had Parmesan, not asiago, so I used that. And the walnuts were closer when I reached for the pecans, so I used those. Used extra light flavored olive oil instead...

Reviewed Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

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

I grew up thinking that nobody's stuffing could compete with my mom's stuffing, but man oh man, after having this one, I'll never think about another stuffing again. Dare I say, my mom's paled in comparison. The only thing I did differently was up the amount of herbs by using parsley, thyme, sage, and rosemary, but all that did was make it better."

Reviewed Ratatouille

Jul 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was oh-my-god good. I actually had a couple of built-in shortcuts that cut way down on time. I had some frozen onion which had a high water content and so the onions softened much more quickly (but no harm overall) and I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes so I could skip the whole step of cooking down fresh tomatoes. It didn't miss a thing- "

Reviewed Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

May 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

On flavor, I would give this recipe ten stars, but I took a star away for two recipe flaws. First, maybe the French bread in the south is considerably larger than in the north but I have made this twice and always needed 2 loaves of French bread to fit a 9x13. One loaf only gave me a single measly layer. Second, I can't say I'm surprised because i"

Reviewed Cornmeal Waffles with Spicy Chili

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

The cornmeal waffles didn't have any corn taste whatsoever. I made my own chili recipe so I can't comment on that, but the waffles ended up just being a weird addition because they didn't contribute any flavor to the dish. Instead they just made it really heavy by soaking up all the chili liquid. I think next time we'll repeat this concept with a...

Reviewed Cornbread Panzanella Salad

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

I have to admit that I am a cornbread fanatic, but this salad was AMAZING. The way the lemon juice meets the cornbread was surprising and fresh, and the vegetables and cheese complemented it perfectly. Then you got a surprising punch from the basil. I will be making this often. I am salivating just thinking about it! "

Reviewed The Ultimate Fish Tacos

May 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tyler does it again! So delicious. I'd be mindful of the 375 temp on the oil...mine got VERY brown very fast...I'd say even 350-360 would be good. Otherwise, everything was awesome!!"

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Mar 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing! This is the ideal recipe for any man in your life who is obsessed with peanut butter cups. The chocolate batter was so good, all I could think about was how I could stop there and just eat it plain! I thought 25 minutes seemed really high for cook time so I set my timer for 17, planning on doing increments after that. Thankfully I did that...

Reviewed Cole Slaw with Pecans and Spicy Dressing

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I feel like I have searched everywhere for a good coleslaw recipe that wasn't swimming in mayonnaise or plain and bland. I am officially calling off the search! This dressing was creamy but not heavy- it was tangy, a tiny bit spicy, and still savory. Plus the addition of the apples, red onion, and pecans to the coleslaw mix really made the dressing...

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