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Reviewed Fried Chicken

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

I've tried this recipe several times and have never quite been able to have it turn out right. Despite numerous attempts to monitor the temperature of the shortening, the buttermilk on the outside always begins to burn before I get get the inside of the chicken done. The rub is delicious but it still fails to really get inside the chicken, and the...

Reviewed Chocolate Ice Cream

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

I don't have an ice cream machine, so instead I put the batter in a wide casserole dish with lots of surface area, stuck it in the freezer, and stirred it every 45 minutes to an hour with a spatula for about 5 hours. Even with this method this is the best homemade I've ever tasted. The sweetness is just right and the texture is on a whole nother...

Reviewed Parmesan Crisps

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

Very simple and very tasty. I make this often to use as garnishes for meats, pastas, potatoes, and salads.

Reviewed Carrot Cake

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

I've always enjoyed carrot cakes but this one wasn't quite what I was expecting. The cake itself turned out very hearty and chewy, similar to banana nut bread. Sweetness was minimal and I didn't really taste the carrot or the spices. The frosting was super however. For my tastes the batter could use an adjustment and a bump in flavor. My dad,...

Reviewed Carrot Cake

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

I've always enjoyed carrot cakes but this one wasn't quite what I was expecting. The cake itself turned out very hardy and chewy, similar to banana nut bread. Sweetness was minimal and I didn't really taste the carrot or the spices. The frosting was super however. For my tastes the batter could use an adjustment and a bump in flavor. My dad,...

Reviewed Steak au Poivre

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

Whenever I think beef, this dish comes to mind. I have made this dozens of times and every time followed the recipe exactly; always delicious. Simple, quick, and doesn't require a plethora of ingredients. This is sure to impress anyone with it's simplicity and elegance.

Reviewed Creamed Spinach

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

Halfway through preparing this I found out a couple of my guests weren't fans of creamed spinach at all. After tasting this they remarked on how it didn't turn into some kind of slimy mush and changed their minds about creamed spinach altogether!

Most of the cream was absorbed and didn't look at all like the picture above, but...

Reviewed Turkey with Stuffing

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

I was looking for something to stuff a duck with and came across this recipe. I simply halved the stuff recipe and made a few modifications. Firstly I kept the original amount of mushrooms because I was going for a very mushroom-y flavor. Secondly, I was unable to find challah bread and used brioche instead. The stuffing was very good overall,...

Reviewed Chicken Cordon Bleu

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

I've had some fairly lackluster Chicken Cordon Bleu's in the past but boy did this change all that. Although the method can be a little tricky, the key is in not pounding the chicken too thin. I've made this a few times now and the first couple of times the thinness of the chicken made things difficult. The instructions of wrapping the chicken...

Reviewed Sour Cream Cheesecake

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

First off this is a great cheesecake. I've only made a few in my time but this is as good as any slice I've ever gotten in a restaurant. It isn't particularly difficult and it will be sure to impress anyone!

This is the second time I've made this recipe, and the first time I had some issues with the cooking time. This time...

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