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Reviewed chicken cutlets with orange and arugula

Sep 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The chicken is absolutely AMAZING!! My family and I couldn't stop eating it. It cooks quickly and is crispy. Cut the chicken breasts horizontally and pounded them. Cut them in half so they would fit in the pan better. Used 2 pans for the chicken. Only used about 2 Tbsp. of peanut oil per pan and that was plenty. Moist chicken with a yummy crisp...

Reviewed ginger sea bass over wilted greens

Jul 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Thought this recipe sounded great and I love Giada. Sorry, but this recipe is a complete bust! I rarely cook sea bass due to the cost and was so sorry I wasted a great piece of fish on this recipe. A very odd flavor combination. Keep looking, this recipe is a stinker.

Reviewed Orange-Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Dec 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was easy and excellent. I am not a fan of balsamic vinegar, so I only used 1 Tablespoon. It was perfect. Very savory flavor with a hint of sweetness. This one is a keeper. The risotto recipe that accompanied this recipe was not something I liked. I felt the risotto was actually way to strong in flavor and competed with the flavors of the chicken....

Reviewed Lemon Risotto

Dec 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I've never had risotto before and thought I'd give this a try as Rachael kept raving about it. I did not use the pieces of sugar coated lemon based on reviews I read. This was not a taste that I care for. It was WAAAY to lemony and too tart from the cheese.(and I like lemon) I will not be making this again.

Reviewed Ricotta, Spinach, and Ham Stuffed Chicken Breast Marsala with Pine Nut Pilaf

Oct 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is an outstanding recipe!!! I will definitely make it again. I used fresh spinach instead of frozen and it worked out very well. If you haven't seen the episode this recipe will be very confusing to you and probably won't turn out very well. This is probably one of the poorest written version of the featured recipe I have ever seen on Food Network....

Reviewed Lobster Corn Creme Brulee

May 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was very tasty. I live in Denver, CO so I increased the temperature to 350 and cooked it 10 minutes longer. It was still too much like a loose pudding for my taste. I'll make it again and cook it longer as the flavor was wonderful. The recipe calls for 1/2 pound of lobster meat and it should say COOKED lobster meat. Noting that over s"

Reviewed Pico de Gallo Pilaf

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is outstanding! Bright, fresh, flavorful, and VERY easy to prepare. My family loved it. This is as good as any rice I have had in upscale restaurants. This will definitely be my go to recipe. Knowing that Rachael likes really hot spices I used only 1/2 a jalapeno and it was not hot. Next time I will use the whole jalapeno. Rachael k...

Reviewed Margarita Fish Soft Tacos

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this recipe with boned, skinless, pounded chicken breast. It turned out very delicious. Loved this recipe except next time I will leave the honey out of the salsa as it was just too sweet for me and my family. I just didn't seem to go with the flavors of the meat. ""

Reviewed Sweet Potato Chili Cakes with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Aug 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! My family doesn't like sweet potatoes so I used white russet potatoes instead. I shredded them and squeezed the excess water out of them by twisting them in a dish towel and made the recipe as stated. THEY WERE AMAZING!! This is a definite keeper recipe. My husband doesn't like sour cream so I served the sauce on the side of the potatoes a...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Chili Cakes with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Aug 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! My family doesn't like sweet potatoes so I used white russet potatoes instead. I shredded them and squeezed the excess water out of them by twisting them in a dish towel and made the recipe as stated. THEY WERE AMAZING!! This is a definite keeper recipe. My husband doesn't like sour cream so I served it on the side of the potatoes and he l...

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Aug 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe a third time to perfect the dryness issue. Adding 1/4 cup applesauce to the buttermilk mixture made for a very moist cupcake. Used only 3/4 cup cocoa powder. Peanut butter icing was a heavy, gummy, spreadable, paste. Yuck!
Frosted with Raspberry Icing. Terrific!!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 2 to 21/2 -...

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Aug 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe a third time to perfect the dryness issue. Adding 1/4 cup applesauce to the buttermilk mixture made for a very moist cupcake. Used only 3/4 cup cocoa powder. Frosted with Raspberry Icing. Terrific!!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 2 to 21/2 - cups powered sugar, 1 - TBSP milk, 2 - TBSP seedless raspberry preserves....

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Aug 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made these cupcakes twice. The first time the flavor was very good, but they were dry. I frosted them with raspberry icing and a terrific flavor combo. Second was to try to alter the recipe to make them moister. Compared to Beatty's Chocolate Cake recipe. I decided to add 1/2 cup apple sauce to the recipe and it did make for moister cake. As...

Reviewed Smothered Chicken and Biscuits

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

My family and I loved the chicken. I read the reviews before I prepared this recipe and took the suggestion of substituting the 1/2 cup of water with 1 cup of chicken broth to add more flavor and more sauce. It turned out terrific!!
The biscuit recipe was not the recipe used on the show. I had taped the episode, so I used the recipe as...

Reviewed Smothered Chicken and Biscuits

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

My family and I loved the chicken. I read the reviews before I prepared this recipe and took the suggestion of substituting the 1/2 cup of water with 1 cup of chicken broth to add more flavor and more sauce. It turned out terrific!!
The biscuit recipe was not the recipe used on the show. I had taped the episode, so I used the recipe as...

Reviewed Smothered Chicken and Biscuits

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

My family and I loved the chicken. I read the reviews before I prepared this recipe and took the suggestion of substituting the 1/2 cup of water with 1 cup of chicken broth to add more flavor and more sauce. It turned out terrific!!
The biscuit recipe was not the recipe used on the show. I had taped the episode, so I used the recipe as...

Reviewed Lemon Cakes

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

Recently made this recipe but didn't include the steps with the lemon syrup or the lemon glaze as it would not have gone with the dessert I was serving it with. This lemon pound cake was excellent! I served it with fresh berries and vanilla sauce and it was to die for. I am NOT a baker, and live in mile high Denver, CO, and it came out perfectly."

Reviewed Lemon Cakes

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

Recently made this recipe but didn't include the steps with the lemon syrup or the lemon glaze as it would not have gone with the dessert I was serving it with. This lemon pound cake was excellent! I served it with fresh berries and vanilla sauce and it was to die for. I am NOT a baker, and live in mile high Denver, CO, and it came out perfectly."

Reviewed Lemon Cakes

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

Recently made this recipe but didn't include the step with the lemon syrup or the lemon glaze as it would not have gone with the dessert I was serving it with. This lemon pound cake was excellent! I served it with fresh berries and vanilla sauce and it was to die for. I am not a baker, and live in mile high Denver, CO and it came out perfectly. "

Reviewed Lemon Cakes

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

Recently made this recipe but didn't include the step with the lemon syrup or the lemon glaze as it would not have gone with the dessert I was serving it with. This lemon pound cake was excellent! I served it with fresh berries and vanilla sauce and it was to die for. I am not a baker, and live in mile high Denver, CO and it came out perfectly. "

Reviewed Lemon Cakes

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

Recently made this recipe but didn't include the step with the lemon syrup or the lemon glaze as it would not have gone with the dessert I was serving it with. This lemon pound cake was excellent! I served it with fresh berries and vanilla sauce and it was to die for. I am not a baker, and live in mile high Denver, CO and it came out perfectly. "

Reviewed Lemon Drop Champagne

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

I have had this recipe on file for a couple of years and didn't have an occasion to make it. Recently had a dinner party and made this drink to serve with appetizers. It was fabulous!. Everyone loved it. Light, sparkly, lemony champagne, who could ask for more? Can't wait to have it again."

Reviewed Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli

May 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is WONDERFUL! I did cheat and use N.Y. strip steak as I wanted a better cut of beef. The flavor is very good. Often recipes for homemade Chinese food are pretty sad, but not this one. I would up portion of meat to 2 pounds to serve 4 hungry people, especially for men. If you like a lot of sauce to put over rice, prepare another 1/2 of "

Reviewed Pork Chops, Golden Apple and Raisin Sauce, Whole Wheat Pasta Mac-n-Cheddar

May 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW, is this a fantastic recipe for a complete dinner!! I read some reviews before I made it, so I cut the milk in the mac and cheese down to 1 1/4 cups. I made the recipe using boneless, skinless chicken breasts(pounded a bit) as my family isn't always up for pork. Rachael is right about chicken working just as well as pork for this dinner recipe"

Reviewed Beer Braised Shrimp with Louisiana Salsa and Rice

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

This is absolutely amazing! It does take quite a bit longer than 30 minutes to make, but worth every minute. It is so god I couldn't imagine adding the salsa to it, but it really takes it to the next level. We couldn't stop eating it. The salsa recipe does make quite a bit though so you will most likely have a lot left over. This recipe is defini"

Reviewed Sliced Poached Chicken with Light and Lemony Gravy

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fabulous taste to the chicken. I will keep this poaching recipe. Sauce was way too heavy with lemon and wine taste. But, if you cut back on those items it may have too little taste. I won't make this recipe again but I definitely will make the poached chicken again. Rachael raved about this whole meal and it looked so good, but it was very disappointing....

Reviewed Egg Pasta with Leeks

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Bland, boring, eggy tasting, and a poor texture. It required a lot of salt to get any flavor out of it. Sorry Rachael. I really wanted to like this but it was tasteless."

Reviewed Spring Chicken Roll-Ups with Lemon Dijon Pan Sauce

Apr 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent! Easy to prepare, but it will go faster the next time I make it. My family doesn't like mustard so I left it out and the sauce was still very good. Be sure to add the lemon juice a little at a time and taste until it is to your liking. A very impressive recipe for what is involved. I liked the bits of cheese in the sauce from the...

Reviewed Pizzaiola-Style Flank Steak Pinwheels

Mar 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is fabulous!! The sauce is very tasty. It is definitely a keeper. It does make a lot of sauce, but that is not a problem as I can think of several uses for it. My husband and two boys loved it! It does take about 45 minutes of more to make, but worth it! "

Reviewed Mole Chili

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loves Mexican food and chili so I was excited to make this recipe. It was absolutely HORRIBLE! We all crumbled handfuls of tortilla chips into it and stirred in lots of cheese to cut the taste. Nothing helped. I am so bummed to have wasted my time, the good bacon, and the ground sirloin, not to mention how disappointed I made my family...

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