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Reviewed cinnamon roll bread pudding

Feb 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Another awesome and so easy recipe from Miss Sandy. Used supermarket bakery cinnamon roll ring and two small boxes of instant pudding, because so many reviewers recommended it. Wow! Good!

Reviewed corn and poblano lasagna 2

Feb 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious-- the few who call it bland miss out on the incredible subtlety of it. But I would not classify it as easy. First of all, I'm not a pro at roasting and skinning chiles, even though I know how to do it. That took time, and the rest of it took time as well. But I will definitely make it again when I have the time because I loved...

Reviewed cinnamon roll bread pudding

Feb 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Another awesome and so easy recipe from Miss Sandy. Used supermarket bakery cinnamon roll ring and two small boxes of instant pudding, because so many reviewers recommended it. Wow! Good!

Reviewed corn and poblano lasagna 2

Feb 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious-- the few who call it bland miss out on the incredible subtlety of it. But I would not classify it as easy. First of all, I'm not a pro at roasting and skinning chiles, even though I know how to do it. That took time, and the rest of it took time as well. But I will definitely make it again when I have the time because I loved...

Reviewed banana pudding

Feb 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Surely I'm not the first to review Miss Paula's Banana Pudding. I hate this new website! But my review, regardless is only 2-star for the pudding :-(

Reviewed chocolate pecan pie

Feb 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I couldn't disagree more with Mr. Mills. LOVE this pie! So delicious and soooo easy! Another true winner! Thank-you, Miss Paula!

Reviewed Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy

Dec 28, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I'm using this recipe to give my post-Christmas presents to all our neighbors and vendors. Fudge doesn't get much better than this! Hubby's and my only changes to this are 1: use semi-sweet chips instead of milk chocolate 2: use 3/4 c. walnuts instead of 1/2 c. unspecified nuts. A real winner!

Reviewed Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Nov 8, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious and EASY...especially when you get your hubby to chop the veggies! I took that page out of Gina's book, too! :-)

Reviewed Fried Potato Salad

Oct 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious and surprisingly easy!

Reviewed Tres Leche Cake

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ree Drummond has become my new personal hero. I made this cake yesterday for my son-in-law's 30th birthday. I have made hundreds of cakes in my life, but this one ties with Marcela Valladolid's Chocoflan for the VERY BEST EVER. Even the 5 year old came back for a total of 3 mini pieces!

Sponge cakes normally intimidate me, although...

Reviewed Gnocchi with Prosciutto, Spring Peas, and Chanterelles

Aug 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OH YEAH!!! I confess I didn't make the gnocchi; had wanted to make this for a long time but didn't have the time to do it all. The depth of flavor in this dish is so incredibly good, I'm glad I didn't wait any longer!

Tip: have all your ingredients at the ready when you go to make this. It really comes together fast!"

Reviewed Bacon Pinwheels

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

For all of Paula's recipes that I just love and call my own, this one was not. There's a reviewer below that said it had too much mustard. I don't think there was enough mustard or cheese, but too much bacon. And too much cornmeal. Our company just loved it but we did not. Think I'm going to pass on this one, Miss Paula."

Reviewed Blackberry Margaritas

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I always thought I didn't like margaritas; thought tequila was too "sour" for me. Oh brother, did this drink prove me wrong! I seriously think I could have plowed through the batch all on my own. Fortunately, I didn't have to! Our friends thought they were marvelous, too. Just the PERFECT cocktail. Thank-you, Ree!"

Reviewed Mortadella and Fig Focaccianini

Jul 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply put, this sandwich is a-MAZ-ing! It is so incredibly easy and the flavors are so complex. I really can't believe that anyone-- let alone a newbie like Jeff was-- and on his debut, no less-- can put out two sandwiches like his Chicago Italian Beef and then this Fig & Mortadella. Jeff, you're a genius. And yes, I'm a complete stranger! :...

Reviewed Peach Cobbler

Jul 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SERIOUSLY-- one of the best things I have EVER put in my mouth. Cannot believe how incredibly delicious the results are with absolute minimal effort. My hat is off to you, Ms. Paula! "

Reviewed Rene's Coleslaw

Jun 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

One of the very best slaws, if not THE best, I've ever had in my life. Don't be bashful about toasting the almonds. I also kept mine separate in a baggie until the final mix. Awesome!
Another terrific recipe from Ms. Paula-- whom we love, flaws and all!"

Reviewed Pink Lemonade Layer Cake

Jun 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This cake is the perfect dessert for a summer night's celebration- in this case, the birthday of a 6 year old girl. I really thought about cutting the amount of zest in the cake or icing, and especially the concentrate in the icing, and I decided to do it just the way Paula recommended. I was so glad I did! I couldn't imagine now doing anything"

Reviewed Golden Caramel Cupcakes

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

I thought this was delicious. Like the last reviewer, I just took half of the first container of dulce de leche and mixed it in with the batter. However, like many others said, it made twice the icing I needed, and I had real problems with getting the right texture. It just wouldn't set up as thick as I wanted it, even after I added three huge ha"

Reviewed Individual Lime Cheesecakes

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

Wow...the 2nd easiest dessert I have ever made in my life. 5 ingredients, yet it yields so much more taste than the effort. The lime curd is sublime mixed with the cream cheese and sugar. Since hubby is watching his cholesterol, I used Cool Whip instead of heavy cream. Otherwise, this one is a WINNER! I also plan on using lemon curd sometime in t"

Reviewed Strawberry Tiramisu Bites

May 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! I usually try to follow recipes to the "t", but I didn't want the cholesterol with the heavy cream. So I substituted 8 oz. of Cool Whip instead, and it worked beautifully. Very easy and very good! BTW, I used Athens Mini Fillo Shells- 3 boxes of 1.9 ozs, 15 count each."

Reviewed Indian Omelet

May 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow...another Aarti winner! This is delicious. I divided the recipe in half because hubby doesn't like heat, and I wanted a jalapeno in mine-- serranos were unavailable. One thing-- covering the skillet is important. I didn't do it in hubby's, which I did first. I remembered to do it in mine, and it made it much puffier. Good to know! And th"

Reviewed Garden Cupcake Frostings

May 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I always make my own icing, so I was a bit doubtful with this recipe for a 1 year old's birthday party. It was delicious! The almond and strawberry (couldn't find raspberry) were wonderful, but my big surprise was the mint. Really good! These just did show off my homemade cupcakes!"

Reviewed Cupcakes

May 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I agree w/the other reviewers that claim that these taste more like muffins than they do cupcakes. Despite my processing them as little as I could, the end product still came out a bit coarse.
They are tasty, but Nigella can do so much better."

Reviewed Sweet Potato Ice Cream

May 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I couldn't find sweet potato puree, so I bought sweet potato pie filling. It was really tasty with the other ingredients! Even though I made this in the Spring, I think it would be awesome in the fall."

Reviewed Fast Succotash

May 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really loved this succotash. Couldn't find frozen pearl onions, so I used fresh and put them in pot from the beginning. It was delicious! I'd never added bacon to succotash, and it's a welcome addition. And it really is easy, so I will be making it often. Thanks, Sunny!"

Reviewed Coconut Flan with Crispy Coconut Cookies

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I agree w/the other reviewers that the flan isn't particularly coconutty but next time I'll add a tsp. or 2 of coconut extract. Other than that, the flan is AB FAB, and I'll make it again and again. You just have to wait a VERY LONG time for the sugar to caramelize under medium heat. It also helps to take a heat-proof brush, dab it in water, an"

Reviewed Shrimp Potstickers

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good but too much work for the yield: recipe estimates potstickers take 26 minutes to prepare- I'm not a fast worker, but these took me closer to 90 minutes! For all the work, I'd rather go buy some."

Reviewed Smashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Apr 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Confession #1: I hate mashed potatoes. I need something to flavor them up! Confession #2: While very accomplished in the kitchen, I've never made a decent mashed potato. I always ruin them.
Well, Pat & Gina, you cured both of my problems! These are some of the best non-sour cream laden potatoes I've ever had. The broccoli is dynamite. Your...

Reviewed Orange Sugar Fried Donut Holes

Apr 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are really scrumptious. The Pillsbury dough tastes the same as the crescent rolls or the pizza dough or the biscuits...but I love the taste! And the orange sugar combo can't be beat. Very taste shortcut, Sunny."

Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

Apr 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply AB FAB! The best au jus sandwiches I've had in my life. Will make this again and again. It's not only a keeper, it's a show-off for casual company.
Only thing I would do differently next time is I would rinse the veggies for the giardinera more thoroughly-- perhaps let them soak for an hour. I think I'd also add a little vinegar,...

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