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Reviewed Red Pepper Cheesecake

May 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This turned out good but needed some enhancements. I added fresh basil to the cheese mixture and can't imagine the cheesecake without it. I also used red and yellow peppers and chopped them up before adding them. The apricot really takes this over the edge! The pita chips were good on their own but I liked the cheesecake better with raisin rosem"

Reviewed Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

May 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were really horrible. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, it comes out like it says but there is no flavor to the cookie and the texture is confusing...not a cookie, cake or scone. A complete waste of ricotta as it did nothing to enhance the taste. I even added more zest, per other reviewers recommendations, and I added vanilla extract "

Reviewed Fig and Ginger Truffles

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

If you stick to the recipe it won't taste good. The ginger is way too spicy and over powering. I added vanilla, more cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom, 2 tablespoons sugar and the zest of one orange. I also dipped them in milk chocolate instead of dark. The end result is 5 star. I'm honestly very surprised the recipe doesn't include orange ze"

Reviewed Butternut Squash Lasagna

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

I love this recipe! To simplify my life I've been buying fresh butternut squash ravioli from Trader Joes (I've also seen it at Costco and layering it with the sauce from this recipe. Its awesome because the ingredients in the ravioli are almost identical to what the recipe calls for and it saves a lot of prep time. A tip that takes this recipe ove"

Reviewed Acorn Squash Soup

Nov 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is out of this world! I absolutely love that the garlic and shallots get roasted with the acorn squash, their oils flavored the squash in an incredible way. This was my first time cooking with acorn squash, I can definitely see how it gets its name because aside from the shape the squash has a nutty taste and is quite different than butternu...

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