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Reviewed Penne in Almond Sauce

Dec 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was really good. BUT in order to make the sauce creamy, I strained it through a sieve. I used sliced almonds ( with the skin on), which left the sauce looking really gritty in the blender. So after straining, I continued following the recipe and it turned out great! This recipe is sort of like a lightened up version of fettuccine alfredo....

Reviewed Black Bean Lasagna

Oct 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for dinner tonight, and I wasn't very impressed. I was hoping this healthier version could replace my normal lasagna recipe, but I really missed the cheese! This recipe turned out sort of dried on top and did not look very appetizing. The tofu "cheese" was odd, and I will not be making this again. I give it two stars because it was edible,...

Reviewed California Turkey Chili

Feb 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made this for dinner! I substituted green bell pepper for the poblano, and reduced the chilli powder from 3 Tbls to 1 tsp because I don't like heat. It was delicious :) Even the boys in my family were open to trying the quinoa with it, when normally they avoid "health" foods."

Reviewed Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

These are sooo good! Super easy and great texture :) would definitely make again""

Reviewed Hearty Meatball Stew

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

Really good :) The meatballs were moist and I love that it was pretty quick to make""

Reviewed Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint

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

I love artichokes and this soup really highlighted their flavor! Super creamy yet healthy. Will definitely make it again :)""

Reviewed Almond Blueberry Cookies

Jan 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are my favorite cookies! They're delicious :) and the texture seems more like a scone but I love it. I feel like I'm eating a healthy cookie. I'm about to make a batch right now!""

Reviewed Turkey Bolognese

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the best way to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! So flavorful and easy, my family loved it. Would definitely make it again :)""

Reviewed Beef Stew with Cream Biscuits

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

This is the BEST beef stew recipe. Its bursting with flavor and the beef is really tender. I cut back on the cayenne pepper because I don't like spicy food. And I usually just bake refrigerator biscuit to cut down on time/energy. I the only bad thing is it took me an hour to even get the stew in the oven! So I would recommend starting it like 3 ...

Reviewed Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Icing

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

I just made these and they're really good! They were a little messy to make, but it was worth it :)
They're flavorful, light and perfectly sponge-y. I would definitely make them again.""

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