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Reviewed Cream of Chicken Soup

Nov 14, 2013 on

This was delicious...the whole family loved it. I followed the recipe exactly except I added 1/2 c extra heavy cream and used dried thyme/parsley instead of fresh (1 tsp. each). Oh, and I didn't have any Sherry (and didn't want to spend the money to buy it) so I looked online and found substitutes. I added a scant tsp. vanilla extract to sub for...

Reviewed Neelys Baked Ziti

Nov 13, 2013 on

This was good, but for my family it wasn't good enough to make again. The flavors were good, probably because of the pesto. We had never tried pesto before, and none of us really liked the flavor of it. I bought jarred Giada DeLaurentiis pesto from Target. I'll look for a different recipe next time we're in the mood for baked ziti.

Reviewed 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

May 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was very tasty (although it took me longer than 30 minutes to prepare). I made a couple of minor changes based on Alton Brown's shepherd's pie recipe. I added 2 T. tomato paste, 3 t. dried parsley, 1/2 t. each dried rosemary and dried thyme. I also used 1 cup beef broth instead of 1 cup and also mixed in 1 package brown gravy mix with the "

Reviewed Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jan 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe was just what I was looking for after I recently had Chicken Tortilla Soup at a restaurant. I have to say, this tasted even better than the stuff I had at the restaurant! I did a few things differently, but nothing enough to drastically change the recipe (I rubbed chicken tenders with "chicken taco" seasoning and then cooked in a pa...

Reviewed Bucatini with Bacon Sauce and Meatballs

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wow, this recipe is absolutely delicious! When I saw the episode, I was skeptical that this would be so good because it seemed so simple. I will also admit that I had a hard time not adding additional ingredients to the meatballs BUT I did follow the recipe exactly and I'm glad I did. These were delicious and the bacon really adds a great flav...

Reviewed Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Dec 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Absolutely delicious. Made this for Christmas dinner. It was easy and a huge hit. Even my husband said "I don't like sweet potatoes, but those smell great!". I couldn't convince him to try one, but my sister-in-law did (she doesn't like sweet potatoes either and she went back for more...and went home with the recipe). This recipe is a defini...

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