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Reviewed Butternut Squash Soup

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Modified a few things: bought pre-cubed butternut squash and didn't roast it in the oven; sauteed it in the pot w/the onion, and then added the liquid's equivalent to vegetable broth. Didn't have 1/2 & 1/2, so just added heavy cream at the end; also didn't puree it -- we prefer the texture, and omitted the bacon, I didn't have time/energy to make "

Reviewed Blueberry-Lemon Cheese Blintzes

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made these yesterday, and my husband gave it a huge THUMBS UP! Having never made blintzes before, I found it to be easy, although a bit labor intensive. After I got my assembly line going, it went rather quickly. Because I didn't have whole milk on hand, I used almond milk, and the blintze came out tender, and today, as leftovers, its still ver...

Reviewed Mom's Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Jan 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Whoa, perhaps the sifting is the key, but this was a really tender bread! Followed the recipe exactly & decided to do muffins instead, adding the chocolate chips as well. Thank you for sharing your Mother's recipe; this is a wonderful way to keep her memory alive. ""

Reviewed Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Jan 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty & simple to put together; I doubled the recipe for leftovers. A hit w/my hubby and my daughter was able to weather the spice factor w/the help of almond milk. The coconut rice was delish as well; don't forget the lime! It really does brighten the dish. Thank you for sharing, Melissa! ""

Reviewed Ginger-Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Jan 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made these today, and I must say its a delicious twist on the oatmeal cookie. This is added to my recipe box. They are easy to make, and the amounts given in the recipe is enough for 2 dz nicely sized cookies. They were crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. As another reviewer noted, the cookies do tend to spread out, so give them room...

Reviewed Crunch Top Apple Pie

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

I did what other reviewers suggested: used 8oz applesauce and doubled the crunch topping. You made me shine, Miss Paula -- THANK YOU for the recipe and for sharing! I used 6 1/2 (my daughter's left over lunch slices) small Granny Smith apples and the store bought crust, did the lattice work top, and it smelled fabulous and looked oh-so nice. Anot...

Reviewed Not Your Mama's Green Bean Casserole

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

Made this for Thanksgiving 2011; Alton, I received so many compliments, I'm never going back to the canned bean recipe, EVER! The fresh mushrooms were delish -- everything was, really. I admit, I cheated a bit, though. Used frozen, organic green beans, and the canned fried onions. Other than that, did everything as directed. Look out, church potl...

Reviewed Sausage, Kale, and Lentil Soup

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

Delicious, extremely budget friendly, easy to make, and tastes better the next day; what more can you ask for?! I did things a little differently, as I used what I had in my pantry: doubled the kale for more veggie content, used a jalapeno since I don't know what a Fresno/Holland pepper is, 1 turkey kielbasa sausage thinly sliced, sherry cooking ...

Reviewed Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

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

Wow!!!! Light, fluffly, custardy, nutty, chewly deliciousness. Thank you for another wonderful recipe! Although I had it, I didn't even bother with the maple syrup -- this was scrumptious all by itself! Winner & keeper!"

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna

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

Just made it today & had it for dinner -- MMmmm. Excellent! The only thing I did differently, was to triple the zucchini and added extra poblanos, as I wanted more veggies. It turned out very delicious. The fresh corn sauce is key, as another reviewer stated, and having such a loose sauce isn't a problem; as Marcela mentioned, the no-bake noodles "

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna

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

Just made it today & had it for dinner -- MMmmm. Excellent! The only thing I did differently, was to triple the zucchini and added extra poblanos, as I wanted more veggies. It turned out very delicious. The fresh corn sauce is key, as another reviewer stated, and having such a loose sauce isn't a problem; as Marcela mentioned, the no-bake noodles "

Reviewed Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

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

Not sure why this recipe didn't receive higher ratings; I used a Keebler "extra portion" sized crust x2, and followed the recipe for the filling. A definite winner/keeper. People are asking me to bring this to a birthday party later this month. I did not have a problem with the filling setting. Perhaps leaving it overnight helped. At any rate, it "

Reviewed Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

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

Made this this morning for a church potluck; I didn't have time to do the crust, so I went w/a prepared one.The dulce de leche and whipped topping added just the right amount of sweetness and "something-something" to make it unique. People who don't normally eat BCP's said they REALLY liked this version. Winner, keeper, hit -- its all that and mor"

Reviewed Lime Cream Trifle

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

I made this last night for a church potluck today, and not only were people asking for the recipe, but recommending it to others -- it is super simple, budget friendly, and not labor instensive. However, I must warn others to be careful when zesting, to not zest your fingers as well. I read other reviewers' advice, and blended it until it thickene"

Reviewed Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Apr 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Happy Easter! Just made this dish this morning; the only thing I did differently was go crazy with the spinach, and use shredded mozzarella/provolone cheese, b/c I couldn't find pre-shredded Swiss and didn't have the time/energy to shred my own - and can I tell you -- people could not stop telling me how delicious it is! The blender really made th"

Reviewed Quick and Easy Coconut Bark ("Cocada"

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

I made this dish for a church potluck today; it was a definite hit! One lady asked me for the recipe (who am I to horde a fabulously delish recipe?). I shared it, then someone asked her for it, and so on, and so on ... I also added a handful of chocolate chips and slivered almonds I had on hand. This is such a wonderful base recipe for potential twists...

Reviewed Thai Roasted Green Fish

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

Made this today; what a way to wake your taste buds! The cilantro & mint go surprisingly well together, and the red chili flakes add a nice touch of heat. I should've prepared 2 fish, because I practically ate 1/2 after it came out of the oven. Once you finish whizzing the paste together, everything else is easy peasy. Thank you, Aarti -- this is...

Reviewed Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup

Feb 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just finished making this soup; very gingery & that's how I like it; it was also a neat trick about the egg white & stirring the pot; now I know how they make it! It was awesome -- the corn, everything-- excellent on a cold day (like today). The slurry really allows you to thicken the soup to your liking. The only labor intensive part(s): making sure...

Reviewed Chocoflan

Feb 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I did as one reviewer suggested -- used a boxed Red Velvet cake mix vs. M's from-scratch recipe. Also waited for the clean toothpick test. The batters REALLY do separate by culinary magic. The taste . . . "good", but not a "hit" like M's Coconut Flan recipe. Also, will do a chocolate cale boxed mix next time. 1 box made two bundt pan chocoflans for...

Reviewed Collard Greens

Dec 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thank you, Miss P -- The smell is heavenly! We only used 1tsp of seasoned salt; don't know how the other review mis-read the instructions and used way too much. I used smoked turkey wings & tails. After seasoning to taste w/s&p, I shredded the meat, and was so happy with the end results. We had it with mac & cheese and fried chicked. I thought I was...

Reviewed Beef Pozole

Dec 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thank you, M! I used my pressure cooker; popped the FROZEN shank & spices in, followed the recipe and voila, 25 minutes later, hand-crumbled beef! Placed the whole pot in the fridge, and the next morning when I went to heat it up, all the fat rose to the top, so I skimmed it off in literally one sheet, and was left with the clear broth. This recipe...

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