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Reviewed roasted eggplant and tomato stacks

Feb 25, 2014 on

Fantastic recipe! So tasty and very easy to make. The eggplant and tomato maintained a nice consistency (not mushy) and the flavors married well together. I skipped the mozzarella, used a sprinkling of garlic powder (instead of minced garlic) and did not do the post-roasting drizzle of oil. The eggplant roasted for 25 minutes and the tomatoes for...

Reviewed Herbed Spaghetti Squash

Oct 31, 2013 on

Sage, chives and parsley helped the squash to reach a four star level! The dish is so easy to prepare and healthy (I used cooking spray and a bit of olive oil instead of butter) that I will be looking for spaghetti squash more often when at the market.

Reviewed Waffle of Insane Greatness

Jun 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wonderfully crispy and easy prep. This one is a keeper! Followed the recipe exactly using regular milk instead of buttermilk as I was making on the spur of the moment. Clearly superior to the box mixes."

Reviewed Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Onions, Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese and Citrus Dressing

May 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Fantastic flavors and ease of preparation has now made this my go to "Wow" salad recipe. A combination of baby spinach and spring mix worked very well with the lovely sweet roasted onion and the contrasting and very tasty dressing. The spring mix added great color to the salad as well as some nice different texture and flavors. A delightfully cr"

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp Salad

May 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The complimentary flavors in this dish made it a popular item for a hot spring evening party. Relying upon the feedback of others (I am allergic to shrimp), they thought the dill was the perfect accompaniment for the shrimp. Since I was making it for a large group I made some modifications e.g. did not use capers or red onions because I was conc"

Reviewed Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What incredible flavors - especially wonderful taste when tried still warm! Chipolte and rosemary - who knew they were such a great pairing? Lessening the amount of salt used by a quarter, I made a batch of these a few days in advance for a party. Tasted when just cool enough not to cause injury was cause for a happiness - a great recipe that i"

Reviewed Fresh Fruit and Mint Salad

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Love it! Great flavor pairings, visually stunning and ease of preparation has rocketed this onto my list of party food for hot spring and summer evening parties. The fantastic flavors of this salad had several party guests asking for the recipe.

Prepping the fruit (using mango and blueberries not papaya and raspberries) several...

Reviewed Lemon Yogurt Cake

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The lovely (and not overwhelming) lemon taste of this cake made it the perfect choice for a hot spring time evening party. It was wonderful, even with no glaze. It is incredibly easy to make! It cooked a bit longer than the suggested 50 minutes. Poking holes in the top of the cake with a wooden skewer proved a great way to let the tasty lemon s"

Reviewed Sauteed Asparagus and Snap Peas

Mar 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Tasty, easy to prepare and healthy! The dish has some nice contrasts - the texture of the asparagus compared to the snap of the snow peas - which makes the dish interesting. Everyone we have ever served this dish to has asked for the recipe. Great recipe :)!"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese with Smoked Chile Cilantro Sauce

Feb 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wonderful flavors and so easy to make - I like this recipe! Using roasted poblano peppers instead of smoked, the great flavor pairing in the poblano sauce make it the perfect accompaniment to the grilled chicken. Grilling the chicken six to eight minutes each side (depending on the thickness of the breast) results in moist and succulent chicken b"

Reviewed Lobster Roll

Feb 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This made a nice light meal. I stuffed low fat baby croissants hot from the oven with the lobster mixture. Lovely! The prep was really easy and the end product reminded me of lobster rolls I had when in Maine a few years ago. I will cut down a bit on the Greek yogurt and the mayo next time. There was a little to much for the amount of lobster "

Reviewed Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Jan 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Superb recipe that is easy to prepare. Made it the first time and followed Ina's directions completely the first time. The soup is luxuriously creamy and highly flavorful. Used it a main course. Increased mushroom quantities to 8 oz each the second time - phenomenal!! Love this recipe!"

Reviewed Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Dec 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Supurb recipe that, although it requires some time, is not at all difficult to prepare. Made it for the first time over the weekend and followed Ina's directions completely. The soup was luxuriously creamy and highly flavorful. Used it a main course and may consider increasing the mushroom quantities next time to give it a little more bulk. I'l"

Reviewed Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

Dec 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I really like good risotto, butternut squash and most roasted veggies in general so I had high hopes for reallllly liking this dish. Ina Garten has many recipes that are spot on for my taste so I approached the meal hopeful and with a happy heart. Following the directions as given produced a good dish of risotto. I was hoping for a really good "

Reviewed Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Dec 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Truly outstanding! We made several changes, chief of which that we ended up marinating the chicken overnight due to a change in dinner plans. It was so unbelieveably tender that we will probably repeat the process in the future. Since it was the first time we made it, I can't really say how much tenderer the chicken was as opposed to marinating"

Reviewed Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Nov 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a find - a tasty and light meal that is easily made! I used spinach instead of arugula and, the second time I made it, used a bit more of the topping than was called for since the tortilla crust was a bit crunchy the first time. I love the flavor combination of the spinach and the goat cheese. "

Reviewed Acorn Squash Soup

Nov 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Skip the soup and just go with the acorn squash prep and cook directions until you start preparing the pulp for the soup. The shallots and the garlic imbue the squash with wonderful flavors. I prepared the soup as directed (tasting a bit of the squash post-roasting -fantastic! before continuing with the recipe) and was a bit disappointed with th"

Reviewed Poblano Chicken Chowder

Nov 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The spices, poblanos & other veggies came together as a flavorful complement for the chicken in this recipe. A few modifications to the recipe (often times Deen's food is not too healthy)resulted in a lovely chicken chowder.

Roasting three large poblano peppers was easy pre-prep. Two TBL of olive to saute the veggies worked well....

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Breasts with Shiitake Mushroom Vinaigrette

Oct 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a fantastic recipe! Just add a small shallot and a tablespoon of whole grain mustard to the vinaigrette and you are on your way to a fabulous meal. The time for the bone in breasts will vary based on the size but otherwise everything is on target. Very easy and great flavors. We did risotto and steamed asparagus and truly enjoyed a great "

Reviewed Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Jul 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very tasty, quick and easy to make. Fresh sausage tortellini was a nice addition to the soup. We added a dash more kosher salt and a light covering of freshly ground white pepper after tasting the end product."

Reviewed Roman-style Chicken

Feb 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The flavors had a chance to make a happy marriage given a bit of time and refrigeration. I liked the recipe as an encore more than when it was first prepared and served fresh. Amazingly enough the encore bonelss skinless chicken breasts were still tender and flavorful. It was reheated on the stovetop and, when the sauce and veggies were served ...

Reviewed Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Feb 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

A recipe that results in succulent medallions of pork tenderloin wonderfully flavored with fresh herbs is a fantastic find and this is that recipe. Though titled a tenderloin recipe the recipe as shown is for a pork loin. Reading the reviews helped me convert cooking times for my one pound two ounce (1 lb. 2 oz) tenderloin. I started off with ...

Reviewed Sauteed Wild Mushrooms

Feb 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a fabulous mushroom recipe! The end result reminded me of the fantastic sauteed mushroom dish served at Fleming's Steakhouse. I did reduce the amount of salt almost by half and used just crimini mushrooms. Yay mushrooms...and thank you, Ina! I served this with the Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin (Loin) recipe from Paula Deen. It was a wonderf...

Reviewed Dragon's Breath Chili

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What an incredible chili recipe! The layers of flavor in the chili are fantastic. Roasting the chiles certainly adds to the depth of the dish without making the chili too hot. The combination of seasoning and meats worked so well together . I used canola oil and split the difference on the Italian sausage -using half hot and half mild. . I mad...

Reviewed Curried Chicken and Rice Soup

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a fantastic soup!!! The combination of the curry and the chicken along with the fresh herbs is phenomenal. I really liked the texture of the soup without using the immersion blender on it. It was even better two days later. I love this recipe - and it is so easy to make. The Food Network Magazine crew deserves 10 stars for this recipe. :)""

Reviewed Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is an amazing chicken and vegetable soup - and healthy too! Yay! Having made this many times over the past month, the soup has always been full of flavor and easy to make. I usually use chicken stock or, failing that, a reduced sodium chicken broth. I also use fresh tomatoes at times and add some basil and garlic to the recipe as well as a...

Reviewed Seasoned Grilled Fries

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a wonderful potato wedge recipe! After cooking them to the almost tender stage, I put the potatoes in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes cut side up and 20 minutes skin side. The potatoes were a big hit and were a much healthier companion to Guy Fieri's fantastic Dragon's Breath Chili. Though it will be hard to improve on what we had, t...

Reviewed Chicken Fajitas

Sep 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Nice flavors, healthy, easy prep and cook - it is great to find a recipe with all these features! Suggestions: 1)Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness helped with grilling them to juicy perfection. 2)After assembling fajitas, dust them with a light coating of ground coriander and ground ancho chile - it doesn't add much to the heat ...

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