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Reviewed Gumbo

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply WOW! Perfect consistency.. Perfect Flavor.. Real authentic gumbo! Even came out better than the gumbo I always get at my favorite restaurant. I followed all the steps exactly as it, with only minor exceptions. I made my own spicy shrimp stock using shrimp shells, unpeeled onion, carrot, fennel seeds, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne and tomato p"

Reviewed Gumbo

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply WOW! Perfect consistency.. Perfect Flavor.. Real authentic gumbo! Even came out better than the gumbo I always get at my favorite restaurant. I followed all the steps exactly as it, with only minor exceptions. I made my own spicy shrimp stock using shrimp shells, unpeeled onion, carrot, fennel seeds, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne and tomato p"

Reviewed Gumbo

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply WOW! Perfect consistency.. Perfect Flavor.. Real authentic gumbo! Even came out better than the gumbo I always get at my favorite restaurant. I followed all the steps exactly as it, with only one exception. I made my own spicy shrimp stock using shrimp shells, unpeeled onion, carrot, fennel seeds, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne and tomato past"

Reviewed Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

May 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe works so well with salmon, bursting with yummy Asian flavors. I usually add minced garlic as well. Simple and delish!"

Reviewed Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Apr 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easiest yummiest recipe! Now my man requests this all year-round, not just St Patty's!
A tip is to brown the meat before as well as the veggies.. I also trim most of the fat off.
Thank you for such a simple yet tasty treat :0)""

Reviewed Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Mar 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Omg! Absolutely amazing!! I used thick diced pieces of prosciutto since I didn't have pancetta on hand.. Still came out great. Hubby and I both fell in love. My only modifications was I let it cook a little longer at 425 and I used less olive oil in the dressing. Wonderful dish!""

Reviewed Thai Green Curry Shrimp

Mar 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delish and quite simple to prepare. I suggest using half the liquids stated in the recipe if you are looking for a less soupy effect. I also added some thinly sliced lemongrass and subbed green peppers for jalapenos for a kick. I served it with Japanese noodles to soak up the flavors that were tossed with garlic and baby Bok Choi. What a...

Reviewed Scallops Provencal

Feb 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Seriously!! WOW.. Ina did it again.. I was never really a fan of scallops before this when I finally decided to give them a chance. So glad I did with Ina's recipe. My boyfriend fell in love too when he didn't care for them before. My only adjustment which I highly recommend is to remove the scallops promptly after browning and set them aside as ...

Reviewed Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas

Jan 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing recipe, given IF you use Spanish chorizo. Mexican WILL fall apart and doesn't taste half as good anyways in my opinion. I will be serving this tomorrow for a tapas party. Not easy to screw up either!""

Reviewed Huevos Rancheros

Jan 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Full of flavor and colors! Lovely breakfast1""

Reviewed Guacamole

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best Guac recipe ever!!! ""

Reviewed Mini Turkey Meatballs

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

A little hint for keeping these balls together, after you mix them really well and form them into balls, put them in the fridge for like 20 min or so. This will always does the trick! Can't wait to try them with veal as well!""

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

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

Delish! I halved the butter and salt and am glad I did. I also broiled more than baked so I can get a nice crispy exterior without overcooking the shrimp. Easy, tasty and appealing to the eye! Can be great for parties..""

Reviewed Not Your Mama's Green Bean Casserole

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a wholesome, flavorful and crunchy dish! A perfect Thanksgiving side. The only variations were 2 tips I stole from Paula Deen which were using French's fried onions and sprinkling some grated cheddar cheese and broiling the last 5-7 minutes for a nice crunchy surface. The cream sauce in this recipe with the nutmeg, mushroom...etc. is tonssss...

Reviewed Brined, Herb Roasted Turkey

Nov 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely luvvv this recipe! Been making it for 3 years now and can't wait for my 4th :0)""

Reviewed Seared Cod with Chive Butter Sauce

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

A new favorite!!""

Reviewed Broccoli Cole Slaw

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

I was very skeptical about this recipe at first but it turned out quite tasty with a unique flavor. I realized I had no sugar in the last minute so I subbed with maple syrup which worked out. Also I used only one ramen noodle package with quarter a stick of butter (about 2 TB). Delish!""

Reviewed Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

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

Tasty! Thought the fennel seeds might end up overpowering but it went really well with the rest of the flavors.""

Reviewed Creamy Dijon Leeks

Sep 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty sauce.. Instead of steaming the leeks, I seasoned them with salt & pepper and grilled them about 3 min total, till they got the grill marks, then wrapped them up in foil and poured a homemade dressing I made with fresh garlic, olive oil and lemon & set them aside for 10 min to cook with indirect heat while I grilled some cobia. The sau...

Reviewed Mustard-Roasted Fish

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

Made this with Grouper last night. baked it for 20 min. Came out flavorful and tender. Added a touch of garlic to the shallot mixture. Also rinsed the capers and halved the amount. Paired with a cold glass of Chardonnay. Yum!""

Reviewed Broccoli Salad

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

This salad has AMAZING ideas! I really did come to love Paula's salad recipes. I do not not follow the exact steps as I like to keep it light & healthy. Here are my modifications:
used 4 slices of Turkey bacon (Organic
Used 3 oz of cheddar
Added 2 chopped carrots
Added diced red chilli and jalapeno
The...

Reviewed Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

Sep 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another Paula Deen recipe that I enjoyed! She rocks at Salad recipes because they're as tasty as ever. I added black beans, mozzarella pieces and jalapenos to my salad, and a touch of minced garlic to the dressing. The sweetness from the corn balanced out the tanginess of the lime. What a treat!""

Reviewed Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter

Sep 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy!!!! I seared my mahi on both sides, 3 min per side & stuck it in the oven at 425 for about 6 min. Came out perfectly cooked, crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.. The butter topping was just perfect. I didn't need to salt the butter as I salted the fish to create a crispy exterior. Absolutely loved it. Went perfectly with Ina Garte...

Reviewed Steakhouse Steaks

Sep 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OMG Ina you really never disappoint!! That was my 1st time to cook steaks in the oven rather than over a grill and WOW! I did half the amount of salt as per the other reviews, especially since I was using sea salt as opposed to fleur de sel. Seared the steaks 2 min per side & stuck it in the oven for 15 min and left it out for about 7 min to rest...

Reviewed Cauliflower Soup and Garlic and Cheese Sourdough "Dippers"

Sep 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Rich and wholesome. I subbed the celery with fennel and found that these 2, fennel and cauliflower go so well together. I also halved the broth amount to have a thicker consistency and left out some of the veggies from blending to create a chunkier soup.. What a perfect lunch idea! I may try that with other veggies such as carrots, potatoes...""

Reviewed Marinated Vegetable Salad

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

OK so I am not a huge Paula fan, just because I like to keep my cooking as healthy as possible, but I have to give that one to her! First I didn't even imagine that the raw vegetables would taste nearly as good as they did. The 2 hour marinade (minimum) is definitely key. My boyfriend who hates cauliflower fell in love! The only change I made was...

Reviewed Mussels in Spicy Red Sauce

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

Made this last night with a lb & a half of mussels and a dozen clams.. The Fra Diavlo sauce was to die for. I didn't add the carrots, but followed most of the other steps and subbed water for the wine & clam juice. That way the consistency was just perfect. I didn't even need to add salt!
I let the mussels and clams sit in cold water with...

Reviewed Red Snapper Livornese

Aug 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So good! Works with any other type of white fish as well like swordfish or mahi.. You can add a tablespoon of butter at the end to thicken the sauce a bit. Very tasty!""

Reviewed Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Aug 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing!!! I made this several times and it always comes out fantastic!
I will admit that I don't follow the exact amounts indicated because I don't like my chicken too sweet, but the combination of flavors of the honey, soy, ginger and garlic is just lovely.. I add some crushed red peppers too..
I like making them with bone-in skinless...

Reviewed Saffron-Pea Basmati Rice Salad

Aug 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Out of this world! You taste each spice individually yet subtly. Accompanies any dish without overpowering it. Saffron has an amazing flavor, but if you cannot find it, substitute with turmeric.
I cooked my rice with shallots instead of onion because I like the flavor better too!""

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