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Reviewed Grilled Chicken Pitas

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great alternative to fajitas (which I love). I've made it a couple of times and everyone (including really young kids) LOVE it! I also didn't pre-make the sandwiches. Instead I created a "make your own sandwich bar" which is fun for the kids and the adults as well. The yogurt sauce was a big hit (especially my 2-year-old neice who was dipping...

Reviewed Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a pretty good recipe, though as some of you have said, it lacks some flavor. I LOVE the orzo over rice. The second time I made it I added some lean ground beef and some Campbell's cream of mushroom soup (that was kinda by accident :p) as well as a little worchestershire sauce for a little more salty flavor with a dash of Tabasco.

Reviewed Meatless Shepherd's Pie with Horseradish-Cheddar Potatoes

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

When I made this for the family (Mom, Dad, Bro, Sister-in-Law & their kids), I also made a traditional Shepherd's Pie with meat, just in case. The kids weren't fans (but they're 4 & 2) but all of the adults LOVED it! My sister-in-law liked it better than the traditional and she loves meat! Also, my brother practically barfs at the mere mention of...

Reviewed Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I LOVE these and they are SO easy!!! I use a garlic press when I make them to avoid the chunks which turns the garlic almost into a paste, so I don't have to worry about someone biting into a giant chunk of garlic. I also use a little less butter and skim milk to cut some calories. But then I throw in some low-fat cream cheese (which I also add to...

Reviewed Mini Phyllo Cups Filled with Shrimp Salad

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The shrimp salad is delicious. I often add some extra spices to "kick it up a notch" as someone said below. I've found that the frozen, pre-made phyllo cups tend to be a bit dry, so when I use them I oil them and put in plenty of parmesan cheese on the bottom to give them more taste. I've also served the salad on cucumber slices (English) and on endive...

Reviewed Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This super easy bruschetta is DELICIOUS! The thing that really makes it stand apart from your everyday, run-of-the-mill bruschetta is the fresh mozzarella. The fresh basil also offers a nice refreshing taste. Also, you can make the tomato mixture the night before which makes "game day" so much easier. Simple, fun and scrumptious!

Reviewed Lobster and Avocado on a "Flower" Tortilla

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is such a hit at parties! The decadence of the lobster makes these apps feel really "fancy". And the beauty of it is that you don't have to use a ton of lobster to make a bunch so it won't break the bank. I make my guac a bit differently, but the spicy sour cream really makes this app pop. Also, the added touch of crisping your own tortillas...

Reviewed The Ultimate Lasagna

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! My sister-in-law who is a total foodie said it was the best lasagna she's ever had! It is pretty time consuming, but super easy and it makes such a difference making your own sauce as opposed to pouring it from a jar. Also, either get a really deep lasagna pan, or (as I do) make two lasagnas. It makes a TON!!!...

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