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Reviewed Fresh Corn Casserole with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Sep 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this and I found when the corn is sweet, it doesn't need all the extra fat of heavy cream and a full stick of butter. It would be fine with 2% milk, and just a few pats of butter. Much more economical too, for those of us on a budget.""

Reviewed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Sep 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We don't really have the money to be using 2 sticks of butter every time I make potatoes. Which is fine, I just use low-fat milk to moisten the potato-mixture, and add about 2 tablespoons of butter. Also, my kids actually like it if I mix in some chopped broccoli to the cheese topping. It is an easy way for them to get some greens. I wish our...

Reviewed Homemade Ranch Dressing

Sep 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was excited to try this as a substitute to the bottled, unhealthy stuff, but this recipe was lacking. It tasted more like dip, due to the sour cream. It would be better with onion powder, and more buttermilk and no sour cream. Also, it could easily be made much healthier using greek yogurt instead of all the mayo.""

Reviewed Perfect Pot Roast

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

No potatoes? Celery? If you make this, plan on adding more carrots and other vegetables when there is still an hour left of cooking time. The onions and carrots cooking for 4 hours basically reduce to a mushy paste. The roast tasted a little bland, and in my opinion a "pot roast meal" should be accompanied by big, chunky vegetables that were c...

Reviewed Sunrise Punch

Sep 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Meringue powder? I couldn't find it at my local supermarket, but probably wouldn't have bought it even if it was there. I hate buying ingredients I only use once. I made this punch without it, and my family thought it was just "ok". But then again, in this house we all prefer fresh fruit smoothies in the morning, and comparatively this tasted...

Reviewed Perfect Pot Roast

Sep 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

No potatoes? Celery? If you make this, plan on adding more carrots and other vegetables when there is still an hour left of cooking time. The onions and carrots cooking for 4 hours basically reduce to a mushy paste. The roast tasted fine, but in my opinion a "pot roast meal" should be accompanied by big, chunky vegetables that were cooked in t...

Reviewed Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sep 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought my kids and husband would flip for these but sadly we ended up throwing most of them away. They spread out A LOT, and are soft for about the first 2 minutes out of the oven. Even if I slightly underbaked them, they still got very hard after 20 minutes. Overall, the flavor is too sweet. Since the malted milk powder consists of mostly...

Reviewed Fig-Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula

Sep 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Crust didn't rise much. Other crust recipes I have used call for much more than 1/2 teaspoon of yeast. This produced a dense, dry, card-board-like crust. Also, 8 Tbs of fig jam is a scant amount. The whole pizza was dry and underwhelming. It needs something else.""

Reviewed Cherry Limeade

Sep 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Coma-inducing sweet. It would be fine without the added cup of sugar, since all the ingredients are sweet on their own.""

Reviewed Penne alla Vodka

Sep 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used to make a version of this all the time. A splash of vodka at the end of cooking really does add a nice peppery bite. I would never make this recipe as written, especially now that I am pregnant. 1 cup of vodka is a lot, and when added at the end of cooking, with the heat on low, it doesn't adequately "cook off." I would be afraid of exp...

Reviewed Sangria

Sep 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Too boozy to be called sangria. This is a booze punch fit for a frat party. Sangria is a light, wine and brandy drink. This recipe is too strong.""

Reviewed Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill

Sep 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Herbs on cheese? This has been around for ages.""

Reviewed Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sep 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't see why this cake calls for so much butter. It is a waste of time and money. I tried it, and it was greasy, and had a strange flavor. There are so many other great, easy cake recipes out there worth trying.

For those looking for more cupcake "instructions" I really don't think this recipe would work as cupcakes as it...

Reviewed Chocolate Sheet Cake

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

I don't see why this cake calls for so much butter. It is a waste of time and money. I tried it, and it was greasy, and had a strange flavor. There are so many other great, easy cake recipes out there worth trying. ""

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