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Reviewed Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

Feb 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for my family just as she instructed and it was absolutely delish. I love the simplicity of her meals. I'm a wife, mother and I work but I LOVE to cook. Therefore, it is so nice to look at her and mimic what she does in such an easy and matter of fact type of cooking style. This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. I record eve"

Reviewed Ryder's Turkey Chili

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

I fried Polska Kielbasa sausage first and then I cooked ground Turkey in the same pan (cooked separate from the vegetables). I also added Better Than Bouillon Chili base to the recipe above. This is the secret to the best chili ever. I live next to an International Market therefore, I could find the pasilla chile peppers. These are mild, therefo"

Reviewed Baked Lemon Chicken

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

My husband gave this recipe 2 thumbs up. I love it when that happens. Here is what I did. I did according to the directions except instead of cutting lemon strips, I used the zest and juice of 2 lemons and added 3 more garlic cloves of course. I also added a tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon to the chicken broth. If you want FLAVOR in any meat...

Reviewed Braised Cabbage and Carrots

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

PERFECT! Trust me, if followed correctly, this is a MASTERPIECE. In a dutch oven, I cooked the bacon just like the recipe stated. I then added some onion and garlic powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Lawry's seasoning and a little salt and pepper to the bacon. Add these seasonings to your liking but I used about a teaspoon of them all. After the bacon cooked,...

Reviewed Baked Spaghetti

Mar 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is absolutely DELICIOUS! This is my preferred way of making spaghetti from now on. It is VERY flavorful and my family loved it. Of course I doubled up on all seasonings as usual except salt. The bay leaves, onions, garlic and italian seasonings give this ALOT of flavor. In addition, ground beef is salty enough. Caution: Do not add too much...

Reviewed Aunt Peggy's Sweet Potato Souffle

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

I just prepared this dish, but I added 2 cinnamon sticks and a teaspoon of whole cloves to the boiling sweet potato water. It gave the sweet potatoes a wonderful flavor and aroma. To me, it is mandatory to put cinnamon sticks and/or ground cinnamon, cloves, butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar to any sweet potato recipe. Later, I added a tablespoon...

Reviewed Barbeque Meatloaf

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

I just prepared this recipe. My husband said it was really good. Instead of fresh bread crumbs, I used quick oats and also added a chopped red pepper. I mixed all the ingredients together first including a McCormick's Meat Loaf Seasoning Mix packet for some flavor and then added the ground beef to the mixture, working everything together. It fit perfectly...

Reviewed Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

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

This recipe is DELICIOUS. My husband makes it all the time. But for those who say something is missing, here are 2 of our secrets:
1-Season with salt, pepper AND OLD BAY SEASONING. We feel it is mandatory to add Old Bay Seasoning to ALL seafood dishes. It makes everything pop.
2-ADD SOME CONCENTRATED ZATARAIN'S SHRIMP AND CRAB...

Reviewed Simple Basmati Rice

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was just as Aarti called it, Simple Basmati Rice. It was very easy to make, good and I appreciate the well-written instructions. I particularly appreciate the reasons for doing things, i.e., rinsing the rice. It makes a big difference when you know WHY you're doing something as oppposed to blindly doing things without knowledge. Thanks Aarti....

Reviewed Simple Basmati Rice

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was just as Aarti called it, Simple Basmati Rice. It was very easy to make, good and I appreciate the well-written instructions. I particularly appreciate the reasons for doing things, i.e., rinsing the rice. It makes a big difference when you know WHY you doing something as oppposed to blindly doing things without knowledge. Thanks Aarti....

Reviewed Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Every time I am invited to an event, I MUST BRING THIS DISH OR I CAN'T COME. Seriously. I think I am invited just because of it. LOL. I am known as the Banana Pudding lady now. EVERYONE RAVES ABOUT THIS DISH AND DEMANDS IT! If you are reading this and wondering if you should make it, STOP! No more wondering. This is by far the best Banana Pudding...

Reviewed Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Every time I am invited to an event, I MUST BRING THIS DISH OR I CAN'T COME. Seriously. I think I am invited just because of it. LOL. I am known as the Banana Pudding lady now. EVERYONE RAVES ABOUT THIS DISH AND DEMANDS IT! If you are reading this and wondering if you should make it, STOP! No more wondering. This is by far the best Banana Pudding...

Reviewed Raffy's Strawberries in Vinegar

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this yesterday but omitted the whipped cream-I'm not doing an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill for it. LOL. It has a sweet/tart taste but it's really delicious. Sweet because of the sugar and tart because of the red wine vinegar. I found myself constantly going back for more and more. My husband loves tart things and I love sweet things...

Reviewed Raffy's Strawberries in Vinegar

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this yesterday but omitted the whipped cream (I'm not doing an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill for it)LOL. It has a sweet/tart taste but it's really delicious. Sweet because of the sugar and tart because of the red wine vinegar. I found myself constantly going back for more and more. My husband loves tart things and I love sweet things...

Reviewed Baja-Style Limeade

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Instead of the agave, I just used simple syrup. 1 cup boiling water with 1 cup sugar-then added the rosemary. It was delicious and the smell was so amazing. My husband loves tart things and I love sweet things, therefore, this drink pleased us both. My 11 year son LOVED it. He was actually ranting and raving about it all night. I love it when...

Reviewed Raffy's Strawberries in Vinegar

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this yesterday but omitted the whipped cream (I'm not doing an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill for it) LOL. It has a sweet/tart taste but it's really delicious. Sweet because of the sugar and tart because of the red wine vinegar. I found myself constantly going back for more and more. My husband loves tart things and I love sweet things...

Reviewed Cauliflower and Potatoes: "Aloo Gobi"

Mar 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this last night. It was really good. I loved the flavor. The spices blended well together. I always put in a double dose of whatever herbs they recommend because I don't like bland food. Making the Ginger-Garlic paste was very easy. I think everyone who makes this recipe will love it as my family and I did. Aarti, you rock!"

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