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Reviewed Crostini with Ricotta and Goat Cheese

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

While the lemon added a very refreshing zing to this dish, that's about all the "wow!" it possessed. On the whole, the cheese spread was really bland and ended up tasting like fresh lemon in a paste. It wasn't bad, mind you, but the lemon seemed to very much dominate and wash out the flavors of the cheese and basil, leaving only their textures ...

Reviewed Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Ok, I've now made about 6 batches and I think we're getting there. First, I really like the flavor of these, they aren't as sweet as yams or sweet potatoes, which I like, but they do have more flavor than regular white potato fries. The main problem is with getting them crisp.

In my first couple batches I played with the thickness...

Reviewed Potato and Kale Chips with Lemon Mayonnaise

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The kale chips are great! Flavor wise they tend to remind me of my mom's fried okra. Other reviewers on here have mentioned it, but these cannot be eaten with a dip... unless you plan on using a spoon! They are like crispy tissue paper and often break just transferring them from the pan. Nonetheless, a delicious alternative to fried chips!""

Reviewed Goat Cheese, Lentil and Brown Rice Rolls

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This dish was really delightful and I felt like it should be imparting much more guilt with its flavor... but the ingredients really allow enjoyment while still having very healthful components.

I did make one addition to the filling, I added pine nuts for a little crunch and it seemed to work well. This will feed 4 easily (w/sides)...

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