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Reviewed Iced Mocha Frappe

Aug 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OUTSTANDING! This is Starbucks quality. Yum! My recipe variation: 2 cups hot coffee, 3-4 scoops ice cream, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 packets of hot chocolate mix, teaspoon of vanilla, 1-2 cups of milk. I filled blender with ingredients 3/4 full & blend. Pour over ice. - I used the ice cream and milk combination because I did not have heavy cream."

Reviewed Steamed Broccoli with Brown Butter Sauce

Aug 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

LOVE this recipe. It's a easy twist on a simple side dish. I put some homemade croutons in the food processor which were left over from yesterday's supper. This turned out so great! I will definitely make again."

Reviewed Tilapia Foil Packets

Aug 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

yum! my toddler loves this recipe. he ate two pieces of fish and asked for more. easy, fast, and delicious."

Reviewed Zingerman's Reuben Sandwich

Mar 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Insanely tasty! I wouldn't change anything about this recipe. I made these for dinner. YUM YUM! This is a definite keeper recipe!"

Reviewed Vanilla Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake

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

Why haven't I ever heard of this or tried it before?!?! Vanilla Dutch Baby is the greatest thing that I've tasted in a LONG time! I used raspberries, lemon juice, honey, & corn starch in my sauce & it was yum yum yummy! I've even substituted banana puree instead of the warm milk and my son loved them! The crispy crust around the edges is carameliz"

Reviewed Easy Salmon Pie

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Try not to get the pastry wet with the spinach mixture or any excess liquids b/c it will fall apart. Mine were not pretty but otherwise yummy.""

Reviewed Chocolate Pecan Pie

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

Made this for my husband's pot luck at work. Divided sugar with white & brown. Divided corn syrup with white & brown. Added teaspoon of vanilla & three beans. Used chopped pecans instead of whole.""

Reviewed Pumpkin Muffins

Dec 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Skipped the pumpkin seeds, added cranberries, chopped nuts, pumpkin spice, tangerine juice & zest, & sprinkled cinnamon & sugar on top to get the hard cracked look & added flavor.""

Reviewed Lime Marinated Chicken Wings with Avocado Dip

Dec 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this recipe. My husband didn't care for the avocado dip. He just prefers it on chips, but I loved it! :) Keeper & very flavorful.""

Reviewed Braciole

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

This is the best Braciole recipe that I've tried so far. :) Bravo. Saving to my recipe box.""

Reviewed Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

Nov 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love the sweet potato crust. ;) I made mine slightly runny & just poured over the filling & it turned out really good. Cooked for about 40 minutes.""

Reviewed The Motherloaf

Nov 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Note to my dumb self: put a lined cookie sheet under the cupcake pan. I almost caught my kitchen on fire. The grease from the meatloaf runs over the side & starts bubbling. When it hits the burner it flames & smokes. OOOH!! :( I saved some meatloaf aside & browned it for gravy. Haven't tasted this recipe yet but it smells AMAZING. I'm cooking it ...

Reviewed Wonton Soup

Nov 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was perfect! I wouldn't change a thing. I didn't have sesame oil so I fried some sesame seeds in olive oil. My husband asked for seconds. YuM! On the side, I served fried orange cream cheese wontons.""

Reviewed Orange-Ginger Fried Wontons

Nov 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I served these on the side of wonton soup. Next time I will skip the cinnamon and possibly the fresh ginger too. The cream cheese & orange marmalade are great by themselves with a pinch of salt.""

Reviewed Radishes with Butter and Salt

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I sliced the radishes and assembled into a sandwich. Yummy.""

Reviewed Bangers and Mash

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

Keeper! This recipe is packed FULL of flavor. You almost can't go wrong with these ingredients. My husband doesn't even like cabbage but he enjoyed this dish. I used the fully cooked sausage links & browned them. It took about 5 - 10 minutes longer to cook the cabbage than the recipe suggested.""

Reviewed Lady and Sons' Chicken in Wine Sauce

Oct 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum! I love this recipe. Added diced mushrooms on top of the cheese. I didn't have box stuffing so I diced Italian bread. Butterflied & tenderized & browned the chicken on both sides with two tablespoons of butter. Added diced tomatoes, chives, & crumbled a variety of nuts on the top for added crunch. Husband asked me to use less wine next time.""

Reviewed Ranch Style Eggs with Chorizo and Tomato-Red Chile Sauce

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

My husband's eyes glazed over when he took his first bite. He had crema & chorizo running down his chin. This is a keeper. I baked my tortillas instead of fried so it would be healthier. Yum yum. Only used chile powder b/c didn't have the other. Used tomato paste & thinned with chicken stock. I agree honey was the key to the sauce.""

Reviewed Spicy Blueberry Pork Tenderloin

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

This is the perfect pork tenderloin recipe! I added 1/2 cup of red wine to my sauce & used 1/2 blueberry & 1/2 raspberry preserves. Keeper! :)""

Reviewed Crispy Zucchini and Potato Pancakes

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

Five stars! I followed this recipe exactly on the zucchini & potato pancake. I didn't have the marscapone cheese, however, so I used a package of cream cheese & 2 tablespoons of sour cream with other seasonings added (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and a smidge of ranch powder). My husband didn't quite like my cheese mixture so I will...

Reviewed Blueberry Lemon Crepes with Custard Sauce

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is THE BEST crepe recipe for breakfast or dessert that I've ever had; hands down! If I had to pick a last meal; this is it. Watch her video because the way she recommends making the crepes is out of order with the above recipe. YUM YUM!!""

Reviewed Apple Cider Shandy

Oct 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Serving with pineapple teriyaki chicken and roasted rosemary potato bites.""

Reviewed Oven Roasted Broccoli

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

A healthy & easy way to enjoy a side dish. I serve this with beef stroganoff with a side salad to cut the salt. This is goooooood! :)""

Reviewed Beef Stroganoff

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

Excellent recipe! I used ground beef, added a tablespoon of flour, and used cream of mushroom soup (1 cup) with sour cream (1/2 cup) to make the sauce. Added parsley & red onion for color. I used the pasta water to make the beef stock so no extra salt was needed, but I did add some pepper. This is just yummy! I will make this recipe over & over a...

Reviewed Spanish Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sep 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Skipped the peas and bread crumbs...added diced cubes of cheddar cheese and sour cream on the inside and then slivered mushrooms and diced white cheese on top. Smells wonderful & can't wait for Jorge to get home. YUM! :)""

Reviewed Blondies

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

Making these for my husband to take to work tomorrow; made with four squares of white chocolate, added 1/2 cup milk chocolate chip pieces and 1/4 cup slivered almonds. These are also called white chocolate brownies.""

Reviewed Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum, skipped the lemon juice...but this is awesome! Never thought about pepper and strawberries but it's great! :)""

Reviewed Belize Breeze

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

Made mine with orange pineapple juice, grenadine, and coconut rum. My husband doesn't even like fruity drinks but these are so great & not a lot of alcohol. We love them. :)""

Reviewed Peppery Pork Roast

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

Cooked mine in the oven at 300 degrees for five hours. This is my mom's recipe. Poke holes in the pork sirloin roast and insert garlic pieces in each hole. I made a butter garlic compote with onion powder, salt, and pepper mixed in. Then poked that into the holes. Poured two cans of Dr. Pepper in the pan, although one would have done the job. The...

Reviewed BBQ Pulled Pork Bruschetta

Aug 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! These are so easy to make & yummy yummy yummy!! :) I used a package of pulled pork in the freezer section which already had the barbecue sauce added. These are great!! The onions really make it.""

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