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Reviewed green morning smoothie

Mar 3, 2014 on

I would consider this a healthy dessert, but it has far too much sugar for me to consider it a healthy breakfast. Nix the honey and one of the bananas, and double/triple up on the spinach.

Reviewed going green smoothie

Mar 3, 2014 on

The only thing we love more than our green smoothies is our Vitamix!

Replied to Graham Crackers Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

Mar 3, 2014 on

Make sure you're measuring by weight and not volume.

Reviewed Spiced Bread Pudding

Nov 23, 2013 on

Amazing flavors! The anise and orange really make this an outstanding bread pudding. I have tried it baked in the boule and in baking dishes and prefer it in a dish to the bread bowl, by far. The bread bowl is ideal if you like a drier bread pudding, but if you like a creamy, moist pudding that you eat with a spoon, just bake it in a dish.

Reviewed Southern Biscuits

Nov 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Super light and fluffy, best biscuits, EVER! I was out of butter so I used all lard in mine, no shortening.
To avoid the tougher biscuits that happen when you gather the scraps together, I just pat the dough into a square and cut square biscuits."

Reviewed Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

Dec 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

When I added the lemon juice, it produced exactly what I suspected it would, a large batch of curdled cream. Not that velvety, smooth, decadent texture I think of when I think of panna cotta. Next time, I will reduce the sugar, leave out the lemon juice, scrape a vanilla bean, remove the lemon zest with a vegetable peeler, and strain before pla...

Reviewed Tomato Basil Tartlets

Aug 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have a feeling the difference in baking time is more related to the gauge of our pans than to the recipe. I have heavy, professional weight aluminum baking sheets and I gave it an EXTRA 20 minutes with the top pan on before I cranked the heat up on my oven and took the top pan off. This is, however what they talk about when a recipe says, "ac...

Reviewed Blueberry-Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Aug 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Oh my word! Light, tender, moist...then you hit a pocket of tangy raspberry and a pop of juicy, sweet blueberry...mmmm, best muffins, EVER.
I used 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour and replaced 1/2 the melted butter with applesauce to make them a bit healthier, but the results were mind-blowing!
Be sure to barely combine...

Reviewed Mom's Turkey Meatloaf

Jul 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great place to start; of course, you should season to taste. I always add several cloves of minced garlic (I typically up the garlic even if a recipe already calls for it) and herbs; rosemary, thyme and sage are a fave. Tonight I added some leftover steamed carrots that I finely chopped; other times I have added sauteed mushrooms.
A nice,...

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