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Saved Recipe Applebee's Honey Grilled Salmon by DonnaR

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Reviewed stove top mac-n-cheese

Jan 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is very tasty. For those who made this recipe as written and were not completely happy with the taste, try it by using the different amounts for milk and cheese, like it says in The America's Test Kitchens Family Cookbook (same recipe just different amounts). The amount of evaporated milk should be 12oz and the cheese is 12 oz. Everything else...

Reviewed Marinated Chicken Breasts Recipe : Food Network Kitchens : Food Network

Jan 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is very good recipe. I used balsamic vinegar and dried oregano. Marinated overnight and broiled the chicken breasts about 8 min per side and they came out very tasty.

Reviewed New England Clam Chowder

Sep 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the easiest clam chowder I've ever made and it is very tasty. I didn't make croutons, just used a store bought hand made croutons. Perfect! Will try to add crisp bacon next time for another layer of flavor."

Reviewed Pastina with Peas and Carrots

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

I really liked this recipe. I didn't have the onions at the moment, so I substituted with a few shallots, added white wine and minced red bell pepper. Very nice. Highly recommend."

Reviewed Honey-Mustard Chicken and Apples

Apr 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The chicken came out really good! My modifications: I only had beef broth, so I added that. My apples were more on the sweet side, then sour - so I added them. For the honey mustard - I only had dijon, so sweeten it with honey. After tasting it, I realized that something is missing. so I added a little bit of whole grain mustard to the sauce. Onc"

Reviewed Classic Chicken Parmesan

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

This was very good. I used store-bought thin sliced chicken cutlets (no need to pound them) and more cheese then the recipe said - deli-sh! Definitely a go to recipe for chicken Parmesan."

Reviewed Greek Salad

Nov 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This salad is fantastic! I also added lettuce (romaine) to mine and used a garlic powder instead of the actual garlic cloves (just a personal preference). Highly recommend to anyone who likes Greek salad."

Reviewed Baked Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Oct 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tastes great! I made it just like it says in the recipe - and the result was great! Definately will be making it again."

Reviewed Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Oct 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This chicken was very tasty. I had 4 large chicken breasts with skin and bones and the only goat cheese I had was the plain Montrachet goat cheese from Whole Foods, so I used that. Had to cook them for longer than 40 minutes, somewhere about a 1 hour, since the breasts were kind of large. Very easy to put together and very importantly - use the de"

Reviewed Pan-Roasted Chicken With Leeks

Sep 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this chicken last night and it was excellent! I served it with mashed potatoes, as well. Used 2 stalks of leeks - wasn't sure what bunch of leeks mean. It was plenty for us."

Reviewed Grilled Herb Shrimp

Sep 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is awesome. I put all ingredients in the food processor to mince and then mix it together with shrimp and let it marinate. I also made mango salsa (from the book) and they came beautifully together. Definitely recommend!"

Reviewed Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Aug 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this salad and it was very good! Definitely make this in the advance and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours (mine was chilling for 5 hours or so). Also, I used cannelloni beans instead of the kind of white beans Giada used, just because I like them better. It makes a lot of dressing - so I used only about a half on mine for this sala...

Reviewed Lemon Chicken

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

I thought this recipe was very good. I used boneless skinless chicken tights (we prefer dark meat) and added a juice and the zest of one small lemon. It reduced the sweeteness and gave the dish a nice zing. Great! Definately will use this recipe again."

Reviewed Roast Pork With Creamy Peas

Mar 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It was delicious. I made 2 lb pork loin and peas and everyone loved it. I put a little less of cayenne pepper, since no one in my family likes spicy food and cut the time about 5 minutes shorter, because of the size of loin I had. My temperature only went up to 140 degrees and it was very juicy.""

Reviewed Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OMG! This was the BEST Banana Bread Pudding I've ever had. So delicious. Highly recommend! I used the Trader Joe's brioche rolls, which are sold in the package weighted about 1 lb. Perfect!""

Reviewed Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

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

The chicken is very tasty! I think the taste is even better than my chicken with forty cloves of garlic, which takes time to prepare. Exactly what I need for the weekday dinner. I usually post my reviews based on the quality of the food that I prepare and not how much its ingredients cost. Even though the show's name is: Ten Dollar Dinners.""

Reviewed Potato Salad

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

This is a very tasty potato salad. I didn't find dill to be overpowering at all. I followed the instructions to the letter and everyone was very happy with the results. Highly recommend.""

Reviewed Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l'Orange

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

This recipe is very good! I baked the chicken in the oven at 375F on the sheet pan lined with parchment paper and for the last 10 minutes of baking I basted it with glaze. To improve the look of the chicken I also broiled it for a few extra minutes. We like it a lot and for me - less skillets to wash."

Reviewed Pecorino and Bean Salad

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

I usually like all Giada's recipes, but this one - wasn't as good as I anticipated. Something is missing and I couldn't figure it out what exactly. "

Reviewed Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

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

These were awesome. Can't eat a lot of them though, but they are very, very good!"

Reviewed Skewered Greek Salad

Mar 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good recipe. In her book "Giada at Home" she mentioned that it is better to use feta packed in water, because it is more firm and it will not crumble. I tried the feta (packed in water) from Trader Joe's and it worked just fine. Try it, if you have this store near you. "

Reviewed Chicken Salad Contessa

Oct 14, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Once again, I am so disappointed by people who commented about the salt used in the recipe. Yes, Ina always uses Kosher salt in her recipes. The cook who prepares the dish for a special occasion (particularly something that was not cooked before) should use a bit of common sense. The spices like salt and pepper should always be used with your own...

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