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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

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Reviewed Pan-Fried Onion Dip

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dip is downright heavenly. I mean how could it not be with the amount of butter, oil, cream cheese, and mayo in it. But hey who calorie counts around the holidays anyways! I actually think the recipe would still be delicious without the oil and with 2 tablespoons butter instead of 4. I would definitely recommend making this as an appetizer f...

Reviewed Maple-Glazed Chicken

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

Unique and good flavor. I hate working with bone in skin on chicken and instead used boneless skinless chicken tenders. The apples didn't turn out mushy when cooked for the allotted time. The shallots were a little strong when eaten on there own, next time I would cut them up into smaller pieces. The balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar combi...

Reviewed Peperonata

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

Very flavorful, a great holiday side-dish to any meal! Very pretty as well!
I used 6 cups red bell peppers and the sauce was super rich and thick. I actually only simmered the mixture for 15 minutes with top on, and 15 with top off, which is less time than the recipe calls for. All the liquid evaporated in that time and left the peppers ...

Reviewed Sirloin Burgers with Balsamic Mayo, Mushrooms and Swiss

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

These were no doubt delicious. When you melt the cheese over the mushrooms on top of the burger, it looks awesome too. The balsamic mayo was what really made the burger, and I imagine this would be great on just about any type of sandwich as well (and sooo easy only 3 ingredients!) The mayo is very distinct in flavor however and sort of masks the...

Reviewed Sausage and Broccolini Risotto

Dec 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This risotto is so rich and filling! I definitely recommend trying this dish out. I used spicy chicken sausage instead of italian sausage and it turned out great. I imagine any type of chicken, turkey, or italian sausage would work in this dish. I have never tried broccolini before and found the sweetness to be really nice (i sauteed for more lik...

Reviewed Pasta Ponza

Dec 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is an easy go-to recipe for a weeknight family dinner. The tomatoes and breadcrumbs roast and form a delicious sort of paste that coats the pasta in so much flavor. I did omit the capers. Also I did add quite a bit of pasta water at the end, which made the cheese and breadcrumbs form a creamy sauce. Delish and very pretty with the red and gr...

Reviewed Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Dec 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The perfect holiday side for any dish! By far the most flavorful mashed potato recipe I have ever tried, even with only a few ingredients! You just can't beat this recipe from the Neelys.""

Reviewed Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Dec 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YOU ALL HAVE TO TRY THIS STUFFING!
I used 2 boxes of cornbread stuffing mix and the consistency was perfect! I also used sweet italian sausage which paired well with the sweet cranberries. No matter what nuts or herbs you add, there is really no way to mess up this dish!""

Reviewed Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Nov 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

By far the best spinach and artichoke dip I have ever made. Perfect creamy texture and I loved the slight spice from the red pepper flakes. I used fresh artichoke hearts instead of frozen and just boiled them along with the spinach at the beginning before draining. I topped mine with a cup of mozzarella cheese and baked in a 400 degree oven for 1...

Reviewed Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Cheese Crostini

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very simple to make and loads of flavor without the added fat from cream! Once the squash is chopped, the rest is so simple.
The sage and fontina were perfect compliments for the crostini. Will definitely be making this again!""

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Sep 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

One of the most simple recipes to make ever. The chicken was so moist and melted in my mouth. The sauce was so good and would be great over veggies or pasta as well. I didn't use capers and it still turned out delicious. ""

Reviewed Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The sauce is so creamy, thick, and rich I had to give this recipe 5 stars. The marsala wine adds great flavor but isn't overpowering by any means. I chopped the chicken into about 2 inch chunks before browning and served the entire mixture over brown rice instead of pasta. It turned out great but next time I think I will serve it over pasta :)""

Reviewed Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These bars are sinful and so rich! The cookie dough for me took more like 20-25 minutes to brown on the top. The mascarpone adds another dimension to the chocolate and is delicious! The cookie bottom was chewy and slightly doughy but I think tasted better than it would have if it were crispy and crunchy. I cooled the bars for more like 3 hours si...

Reviewed Apricot Oat Bars

Aug 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

You have got to try this recipe! Honestly the best thing I have ever baked. The cinnamon sugar, oat mixture pairs perfectly with the sweet apricot filling. The dried apricot pieces are chewy and give the bars great texture. The only thing I may change is the amount of butter. They are very greasy, but thats what makes them so good im sure. They h...

Reviewed Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

Aug 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although it was a little tricky to get the filling to stay in the chicken breasts, it was one of the most flavorful chicken dishes I have ever had! I ended up using whole chicken breasts, pounding them thin and rolling the filling inside. I think it would have worked better if I cut the chicken breasts in half first like Guy did on his show. The ...

Reviewed Grilled Vegetable Potato Salad

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

I used grape tomatoes, corn, zucchini, and red skin potatoes with basil, olive oil, and lemon juice! Delicious summer side dish !""

Reviewed Peach and Strawberry Crumble

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

Really easy and versatile recipe! Will definitely be making again maybe with plums and blueberries next time! Used cornstarch instead of arrowroot and it worked perfect! Good consistency, not too runny! ""

Reviewed Peach-Ginger Tart

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

The cookie dough made for a great chewy crust and a good alternative to pie crust. The peaches and ginger paired nicely with one another. I almost feel like the dish could have been a little sweeter. Next time I will add honey on top. ""

Reviewed Peanut Butter-Jam Macaroons

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

Macaroons are easier to make than I thought! The nutty taste of the cookies paired great with the sweet jam (I used strawberry).
I chopped up almonds in the food processor instead of using almond flour. I also just used a ziplock plastic bag and cut a hole in the bottom corner instead of using a pastry bag. I can't wait to make more macaroon...

Reviewed Pappardelle With Corn

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

One of the best pasta dishes I have ever had! Such an easy, colorful, and delicious summer meal! The sauce thickens nicely and is sweet, buttery, and cheesy. The thick cut noodles (Pappardelle) are hearty with great texture (I recommend sticking to these). I will definately be making this again very soon!""

Reviewed Tomato Salad

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

Colorful and great presentation, perfect side dish for entertaining. The basil, brown sugar and balsamic work well with the different flavors of the various tomatoes. ""

Reviewed Sesame-Pecan Chicken Strips

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

An amazing chicken dish with bold flavors. The breading on the chicken is nutty, crispy, and delcious! The peach-dijon-thyme sauce works very well with the dish and gives the chicken a sweet flavor. Overall I will definately be making this dish again. My family gobbled it up in no time!""

Reviewed Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce

Jul 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great sauce. As delicious as the sauce was, I almost felt like it overpowered the taste of the tilapia. I would recommend sticking to the recipe and broiling the fish rather than grilling like I did (the fish sort of fell apart on the grill. This sauce is very flavorful thou and would be good over any combination of grilled vegetables like asparag"

Reviewed Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce

Jul 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great sauce. As delicious as the sauce was, I almost felt like it overpowered the taste of the tilapia. I would recommend sticking to the recipe and broiling the fish rather than grilling like I did (the fish sort of fell apart on the grill). This sauce is very flavorful thou and would be good over any combination of grilled vegetables like aspara"

Reviewed Chicken Florentine Style

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

This dish is so simple to make with easy ingredients and really packs in the flavor! The cream, white wine sauce turns out thick and delicious, pairing perfectly with the spinach. I imagine this sauce would also be great when paired with pasta and any mix of vegetables."

Reviewed Smoked Salmon Pizzettes

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious! The mascarpone and smoked salmon combination is perfect. The pizzettes had a great texture, slightly chewy and tasted much better than crackers."

Reviewed Smoked Salmon Pizzettes

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious! The mascarpone and smoked salmon combination is perfect. The pizzettes had a great texture, slightly chewy and tasted much better than crackers."

Reviewed Smoked Salmon Pizzettes

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious! The mascarpone and smoked salmon combination is perfect. The pizzettes had a great texture, slightly chewy and tasted much better than crackers."

Reviewed Red Potato and Tomato Salad

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavors all work really well together. Very simple recipe and easy ingredients to work with. Good sidedish for any meal!"

Reviewed Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw

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

All components of this dish were delicious on their own. I caramelized the onions instead of grilled them, and with the added barbeque sauce they had a great sweet flavor. The coleslaw was very tasty and added a great crunch to the tacos. The chicken by itself was really flavorful, a great combination of spicy and sweet. I will definitely be makin"

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