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Reviewed Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Mar 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was concerned about the whipped cream frosting, bc I was having a dinner party and wanted to make them in advance.. I started looking into whipped cream stabilizers, etc. Then decided to just go for it. I frosted them and put them in fridge where they stayed, didn't break down at all, for over 3 hrs. ALSO** I highly recommend this- i went to "

Reviewed Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

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

Im so happy i did this- I was nervous bc it was my first time brining. I bought a 5 lb painters bucket from home depot, washed it, then put a brine bag in it. I made the brine the day before I brined, then the night before t-giving all I had to do was wash the bird and plop him in : It was easy and I got many compliments. I personally think it'"

Reviewed Grilled Pineapple with Pound Cake and Rum-Caramel Sauce

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

OMG-- the sauce was beyond delish. I used coconut bay rum bc that's all i had. I actually made coconut ice cream to go with this and it was just..so...good....i wish there was 6 stars!!
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Reviewed Mini Pineapple Cakes

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Everyone seemed to like this recipe- the cake was light and airy. I used 6 large cupcake tins because I didnt have the bundt pan. I used spray pam and that seemed to do the trick, most of my cakes were fine.

I only about 1/2 tsp left of almond extract, so i put that in and 1/2 tsp vailla extract and the flavor was really great...

Reviewed Pancetta and Turkey Meatloaf Sandwiches

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

I rarely miss with Giada, she's awesome. I skipped the sun dried tomatoes bc I had none on hand, but this came out great. I am having company to dinner next week, and feel like it's worthy for guests, definitely will make again. TY Giada <3. OH and I had no more parchment so I used reynolds wrap and it was fine
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Reviewed Pasta Salad

Oct 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I LOVED THAT DRESSING! I never make my dressing in a blender, so that helped. I followed the dressing recipe exact- and since I am dieting I turned this into a pasta/tuna salad, so I used 1 c pasta, 1 can tuna, the sundried tomatoes, parsley and basil from the garden and olives. It was AMAZING! I may make it for lunch again today. One tip, ...

Reviewed Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Apr 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Every year for my bday I splurge and make something for myself..this was the cake this year. Everyone LOVED it- the batter was so wett it was practically liquid, for a second I thought I did something wrong! The cake baked up so moist- I put mine in 3 9X2 round baking pans, the cake was super tall. I had to bake an extra 10 min or so. I used "

Reviewed Granola Bars

Apr 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was ready for a chewy granola bar, but mine came out crispy. Still, very good. I used splenda + sf maple syrup in place of the brown sugar. I know.. sounds gross... but really was quite good."

Reviewed Chicken Parmesan

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

Loved it, another great, fast and easy recipe from Giada :) "

Reviewed Thai Peanut Stir-Fry Sauce

Feb 10, 2011 in on Food.com

Loved it, thank u for posting! Followed instructions- used natural creamy peanut butter melted a bit in the m..."

Reviewed Homemade Marshmallows

Feb 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really didn't think I could tackle homemade marshmallows, but thanks to the other reviewers- I felt more confident. This was super simple and so fun to make!! I really made me happy to make it, maybe it brought me back to my childhood when marshmallows were my favorite!! I plan on using these in a s'mores brownie recipe. Thanks Alton!

Reviewed Doughnut Holes

Feb 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We have been snowed out so many days this year!! I wanted to do something fun for the kids! These were a little heavy, but very good. I rolled some in confectioners sugar and some in a sugar/cinnamon mixture. FUN!!

Reviewed Crostini Alla Romana

Jan 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I almost skipped the sage butter because I had no fresh (or dried for that matter in the house) but all the reviewers loved it so.. I thought about using a dried poultry spice but decided on basil. WOW! Really, really amazing. I made it last night for New Year's Eve among many other dishes and I really think that was the hit of the party!! SOO...

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