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Reviewed Drip Beef Sandwiches

Jan 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Super good and super easy! Will definitely make again. I removed the stems from the pepperoncini.

Reviewed Drip Beef Sandwiches

Jan 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Super good and super easy! Will definitely make again. I removed the stems from the pepperoncini.

Reviewed Horizontal Tacos al Pastor

Nov 10, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These tacos were the bomb! Made them exactly as instructed in cast iron skillet. I will be making these again soon! Didn't change a thing. I even splurged on the cojito cheese.

Reviewed Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

Sep 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Not one of my favorites. I was intrigued by the use of Dr Pepper with a pork roast, so I tried it. I used 1/2 of a 7 oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo. Even though I like a lot of flavor and spice in my food, something was missing with the flavor. I think all I tasted was smoke and heat, if that makes any sense. You definitely need a sweet c"

Reviewed The Best Green Beans Ever

Sep 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm a southerner and have always cooked my green beans the southern way - cooking them for hours. I was skeptical that these green beans would pass the 'husband' test since he likes his green beans cooked really soft, but Ree raved over them so much that I thought I would give these a try. While he was eating them, I kept glancing over at him, l"

Reviewed Flank Steak Tacos with Guacamole

Sep 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I absolutely love this recipe! I've made it a bunch of times over the past few years and it never fails to amaze guests. I marinate the meat for a few hours, rather than the 1 hour listed in the recipe. The guacamole is wonderful! I make it exactly like the recipe states. We decided to grill both steak and chicken for tacos the last time we m"

Reviewed Pain Perdu

Sep 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my gosh - this is so good! As mentioned in several of the reviews, I made up only half of the liquid and it was more than enough. I used amaretto because I really like it, used vanilla extract instead of the vanilla bean, and used a loaf of regular french bread since I never have any kind of 'country bread' on hand. Cooked this in my large c"

Reviewed Roasted Carrot and Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Dunkers

Sep 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so good and so easy. And it's not just for kids. I've never thought of making a carrot soup before - didn't sound appetizing, but this was super good. Will be making it again - thinking about making it for Thanksgiving. Do use the fresh basil."

Reviewed Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Aug 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a keeper! After reading some of the reviews about this dish being bland, I added 2 small diced fresh jalapenos and a bit of garlic to the meat while it was browning. Perfect! Play around with the brand of red enchilada sauce that you use. Some are more flavorful than others. I will definitely make this again! "

Reviewed Apple Dumplings

Jan 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are so wonderful and so easy - loved them!"

Reviewed Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Nov 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this! Will definitely be making this again. It makes A LOT of soup!"

Reviewed Marinated Tomato Salad with Herbs

Nov 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this dish all summer, using fresh tomatoes, basil, & parsley from my garden. A wonderful side dish. I found that I liked the flavor better when using about half the amount of oil. I've read some of the reviews - yes, the brown sugar is great with this. Don't leave it out."

Reviewed Cinnamon Buns

Nov 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

No yeast, no kneading, what an easy recipe! And delicious too! Been seeing recipes for cinnamon buns for years, but the thought of making them from scratch just wasn't for me. I'm loving the frozen bread dough! I had to buy a 5-pack of the dough - I smell more cinnamon buns in my future...."

Reviewed Chewy Toffee Bars

Sep 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are wonderful and chewy. I saw Jamie make these earlier today. They looked so good I made them and took them to a party later in the day. They got rave reviews and I have to give the recipe to a few people. I took into account the cooking time problems that have been posted, so I used an 8 x 10 glass pan as suggested and cooked them for "

Reviewed Lasagna al Forno

May 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

GREAT lasagna recipe! I'm growing fresh herbs this summer and was looking for a lasagna recipe to use them in. I searched Food Network and found Tyler's recipe. It beats all of my other lasagna recipes. It has so much FLAVOR! I used no-cook lasagna noodles and added an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. I followed advice and used a larger, deeper pan"

Reviewed All-American Down-Home Patriotic Meatloaf Sandwich

Mar 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful! My old meatloaf recipe is out the door. We loved the glaze - and it was so simple!""

Reviewed Neely's Jerk Chicken

Aug 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We love this and it is on our permanant menu too! Wonderful with the Neely's Mango Black Bean and Tomato Salad. Yes, I use the habanero.""

Reviewed Mango Black Bean and Tomato Salad

Aug 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We love this salad. I use a whole chopped jalapeno since we like spice. I don't add the rice to the salad. Instead I put the salad over the rice, and also chop some green leaf lettuce and put the salad over it too. Goes great with the Neeley's Jamaican Jerk Chicken.""

Reviewed Sweet Potato Hash

Aug 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty! Love the flavor combination. I wouldn't have thought to pair sweet potatoes and jalapeno. I usually serve this as a side dish with Cajun Turkey burgers.""

Reviewed Chicken Jambalaya

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

I had all of the ingredients for this on hand and made it the same day the show aired. Well, I THOUGHT I had all of the ingredients. I found that I didn't have enough chicken, so I went thru my freezer and pulled out a couple of smoked pork chops and some spicy cajun sausage and added it to the chicken. It ended up making a great tasting dish that...

Reviewed Turkey Picadillo Sloppy Joes

Jan 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dish was missing the 'wow' factor, it needed some spice. The avocado and pickled jalapeno worked well as garnishes. I'll make this again since it's a healthy dish, but I'll work on the spices a bit - maybe another jalapeno or 2 and/or some crushed red pepper.

Reviewed Sloppy Buffalo Joes

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

Because of the mixed reviews I halved the recipe in case we didn't like it. Turns out I should have made the full recipe. Husband loves hot wings, so this was right up his alley. Followed advice of a few reviewers and used half the amount of broth (I used beef broth and it didn't hurt the dish) and used a bit more Frank's Red Hot. The Sloppy Buffalo...

Reviewed Sloppy Buffalo Joes

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

Because of the mixed reviews I halved the recipe in case we didn't like it. Turns out I should have made the full recipe. Husband loves hot wings, so this was right up his alley. Followed advice of a few reviewers and used half the amount of broth (I used beef broth and it didn't hurt the dish) and used a bit more Frank's Red Hot. The Sloppy Buffalo...

Reviewed Vegetable Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this meatloaf numerous times. I even make extra loaves to slice and freeze for later - an easy lunch for my husband. I usually add a bit more red pepper flakes to the meatloaf. Love the balsamic glaze on top. I took this to a family gathering and folks really liked it - I had to send the recipe to them.

Reviewed Cajun Turkey Burgers with Cayenne Curly Fries

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and I love these! We're not big fans of turkey burgers, but these have lots of flavor. The only thing that I change is to leave out the bacon bits. The burgers are flavorful enough without them. The sauce is wonderful too, and so easy. They may be a bit spicy for some folks, but it suits our taste perfectly. The spicy curly fries...

Reviewed Pot Roast

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This has replaced my many years old recipe for pot roast. I've been making Paula's pot roast for well over a year now and it still 'wows' everyone. I usually double the ingredients for the gravy, as we love mashed potatoes with this.

Reviewed Stuffed Young Zucchini

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A hit at my house. Tasty, easy to make. Chopping everything before beginning is a great hint. I'll definitely make this again.

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