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Vicki in AZ

Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Reviewed Super Sloppy Joes

Jul 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I am totally perplexed as to why this is rated highly. It was edible, but that's it."

New Topic I need help for a very worthwhile project in Cooking on a Budget: OAMC, Make Ahead, Freezing & More

Jul 24, 2012 on

"We have a wonderful shelter here for women and children. I have been asked to teach a class on cooking budget friendly, healthy meals. I have many recipes and there certainly are many on this site, however, I want to cull them and pick real winners. Many of the women are Hispanic, but they cross all sociology-economic lines. Other considerat..."

Reviewed Simple, Perfect Chili

Jun 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Ho hum and about as basic as it gets. I added a bunch of stuff and saved it, but have no clue why this gets rave reviews."

Reviewed Papa Bear Oatmeal

Aug 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It is absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, it is no longer healthy, but what the heck? Now and then you can splurge. I must admit that I couldn't quite make myself use as much butter and cream as was called for and can only imagine it to be decadent with it all.""

Reviewed Chipotle Creamed Corn

Aug 1, 2011 in on

We really enjoyed this plus it is so easy! I cooked mine longer than the picture, so it didn't have as much liquid."

Reviewed Greek Pastitsio

Jul 15, 2011 in on

Excellent, easy and not expensive. Who could ask for more?"

Reviewed Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Sausage Balls, Tomato-Basil Sauce, Cacio e Pepe Potatoes and Roast Broccolini

Jul 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

5 stars for ease and taste!"

Reviewed Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

Jul 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very easy and very good. Next time, I will use more orange zest."

Reviewed Paula's Volcano Cake

Jun 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I'm giving this a 4 because 6 our of 8 of my guests said they loved it. I thought it was too sweet and an UGLY cake. My cream cheese mixture also didn't sink and the cake looked like the craters of the moon. I cut way back on the sugar for the glaze and it was still too sweet for my tastes. I have no idea what happened to the bite sized almo"

New Topic casserole for pot luck in Recipe Requests - General

Jun 18, 2011 on

"A bunch of friends are doing a pot luck. We all had to draw for what we are to bring. My contribution is to be "a chicken casserole (but not Italian or Mexican) and nothing with canned soup. Should be attractive and not look like Grandma's with crushed potato chips." As you can tell, the hostess is a character. The prohibitions against Mexic..."

New Topic printing in landscape mode in Customer Support

Jun 16, 2011 on

"All of a sudden, recipes print in landscape mode. My printer is set to print on portrait."

Reviewed Baked Swiss Chicken

Jun 16, 2011 in on

For our tastes, this is fine, but not particularly memorable. I admit that I seem to have an aversion to recipes using canned soup, so perhaps my review reflects that."

New Topic favorite NYC restaurants in Community Cafe

Apr 11, 2011 on

"We're off again next month for our annual "theater week" and once again I'm looking for restaurants suggestion..."

New Topic Ina Garten and Make a Wish in Celebrity Chefs and Famous Cooks

Apr 7, 2011 on

"Pretty darned heartless if it is true that she refused to see that little boy..........."

Saved Recipe Red Wine Stain Remover by Barb Witherspoon

Feb 20, 2011 on

Saved Recipe Red Wine Stain Remover by Barb Witherspoon

Feb 20, 2011 on

Saved Recipe Red Wine Stain Remover by Barb Witherspoon

Feb 20, 2011 on

New Topic Best egg recipes in Recipe Requests - General

Feb 13, 2011 on

"The "girls" are laying like crazy and I have more eggs than I use and/or give away. Suggestions for those usi..."

Reviewed Mongolian Pork Chops (Mustards Grill)

Feb 3, 2011 in on

Excellent and easy!"

Reviewed Easy Chicken Corn Chowder With Chilies

Dec 5, 2010 in on

Ok, I admit that I made some changes, but I bet it would be wonderful without those changes. I used home roas..."

Reviewed Pasta alla Formiana

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

For my tastes, this was a bit too heavy on the tomato taste. The pasta cooked fine, the dish was pretty, but it just didn't sing to me. I think it would be much better with the addition of some cheese.

New Topic Graduation party for 50! in Community Cafe

Nov 15, 2010 on

"Help! My son graduates in December (extra semester due to a change in major) and I'm having a party for 50-6..."

Reviewed Flattened Pan-Roasted Chicken

Nov 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Just like Italy. I also have to say that I can easily pay $3.99 per pound for organic, free range chicken and I live in a city of 3,000,000. If you buy top quality, you pay more and no, my chickens are not stuffed with emeralds.

Reviewed Bread with Tomato: Pan Con Tomate

Nov 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is excellent without the ham. It is served like this all over Italy and is surprising in its' simplicity. I don't bother with arguing over the cost, but I did figure this out.... without ham. I paid 89 cents for a day old baguette and 40 cents for the tomato. I guess the olive oil might have been a few cents more. Anyway, it's a classic....

New Topic Pheasant farmer in Community Cafe

Oct 12, 2010 on

"Can't zmail you, so will try here to thank you for the great recommendations in Maine. We enjoyed our day in ..."

Reviewed Chili Relleno Casserole

Sep 23, 2010 in on

This is really very, very good. I've made it twice. I did make some changes the second time only because we..."

Saved Recipe Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup by mary winecoff

Sep 21, 2010 on

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