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Reviewed chicken a la king

May 5, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this exactly as recipe called except used minced onions for shallots as I forgot to buy them. For my kids, served with crepes and used the traditional shells cups for my husband. I also chose to use creme fraiche over heavy cream. This is an excellent recipe. We absolutely loved it and its good enough for guests.

Reviewed double-fried french fries

Mar 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These turned out beautifully and took the advice of the poster that said let the fries cool before the re-fry. They turned out excellent! My husband and boys ate them up. I also used peanut oil as it was all I had. Will make again for sure!!!

Reviewed double-fried french fries

Mar 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These turned out beautifully and took the advice of the poster that said let the fries cool before the re-fry. They turned out excellent! My husband and boys ate them up. I also used peanut oil as it was all I had. Will make again for sure!!!

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Mar 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The first line says to preheat oven to 325F.....

Reviewed Tuna Tetrazzini

Dec 2, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Well deserved 5 stars! I was so hoping this would be good and it was even better than I expected. We didn't have any oregano on hand nor did I add cayenne pepper in (for the kid's sake) and still it turned out incredibly well. I halved the recipe in case the family didn't like it---but they did. They fought over the last square. Next time I'll make...

Reviewed Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Dec 2, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These are just okay. We're doing our Thanksgiving tomorrow (live in Europe) and am debating whether or not to bring them because they're so underwhelming. Cashews are expensive and expected more "wow". Won't be making again and am really disappointed considering the rave reviews. Made the recipe like printed and even made a little more sauce to be...

Reviewed Spenser's Sloppy Joes

Jan 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made up my own recipe minus the peppers as my kids wouldn't touch it if the peppers were included and I don't like green peppers anyway, and what do you know? It's almost exactly like this. Getting the right BBQ sauce is a big deal. We like the sweeter ones vs the more vinegar --Open Pit, for example. Same goes for the tomatoes and my preference"

Reviewed Spenser's Sloppy Joes

Jan 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made up my own recipe minus the peppers as my kids wouldn't touch it if the peppers were included and I don't like green peppers anyway, and what do you know? It's almost exactly like this. Getting the right BBQ sauce is a big deal. We like the sweeter ones vs the more vinegar (Open Pit, for example). Same goes for the tomatoes (I get a can of d"

Reviewed Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries

Dec 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for an international crowd including diplomats such as the German Ambassador and everyone absolutely loved it. Was desperate for a recipe to serve 30 and this is easily doubled, then made 2 doubled batches. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Now have to copy and paste it so it can be passed onto the crowd asking for the recipe. Wonderfu"

Reviewed Royal Icing

Dec 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a superb recipe. I had to make gingerbread cookies for our PTO and never had made or used royal icing before so was quite intimidated to have this task. However, the hardest part is just getting the frosting into the bag (now I found the trick with glass and bag). For you novices, not only does the frosting taste great, but my cookies were"

Reviewed Royal Icing

Dec 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a superb recipe. I had to make gingerbread cookies for our PTO and never had made or used royal icing before do was quite intimidated. Not only does the frosting taste great, but my cookies were the first ones sold. Thank you, Alton! "

Reviewed Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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

Love it, pre-chopped the sweet potatoes the day before, made triple the amount and roasted in shifts about 5 hours before the meal, then rewarmed it all in the serving dish at 375C for about 20 minutes. It was outsanding! I also did a small dice and roasted for 20 minutes so when it reheated, the potatoes didn't turn to mush but kept their shape...

Reviewed Peas with Shallots and Pancetta

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

Made this for the first time to add to Thanksgiving table and it was amazing, fast and easy. Had to leave out the red pepper flakes for the kids sake, but will add if serving to adults. It is really outstanding and it comes together so fast (pre-chop everything the day) before that it can easily go from stovetop to table in minutes keeping it aw...

Reviewed Better Than Grannie's Creamed Corn

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

This was outstanding and a snap for a first time use recipe. I followed the tips from the comments about blending some of the corn (I had to use frozen) with the cream/salt/pepper to get the texture right and it was absolutely fantastic. This will be a staple for Thanksgiving! Served to international guests and they loved it too. Also, since it g...

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