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Reviewed Italian Wedding Soup

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A big hit at my house! I tried to follow the recipe almost exactly. However, my grocery store was limited on meat choices, so I got ground turkey and Italian Pork sausage. The meatballs turned out great. I will try the meatballs according to the recipe when I can get the right ingredients. I love the dill and the spinach. I will use all of the in...

Reviewed Chocolate Tiramisu

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super Yummy! I made this for my husband and I's anniversary. He kept craving tiramisu, so I surprised him with this. I had never tried tiramisu before, but I can tell you this is delicious! He said it was different than ones he had tried before, so I might try some other recipes. But I definitely trust Giada, she is Italian after all. My only com...

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Dec 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This cake is sooo good! Super moist and light. Cake is not super rich or sweet. Butter cream is light and creamy and that's where you get the sweat richness. Love the hints of coffee!""

Reviewed Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

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

I love this soup! My mom has made it for the last couple years and looks forward to it more than Thanksgiving itself. It is so hearty, yet light. It brings together all the flavors of Thanksgiving and helps you get rid of those Thanksgiving leftovers. I follow the directions in the recipe until I get to the corn. For thanksgiving, I make a green ...

Reviewed Gumbo

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

This is my go-to gumbo recipe every Mardi Gras. It isn't quite spicy enough for me though, so I just add a 1/4 tsp of cayenne. This recipe requires some skill when it comes to making the roux. But that can always be redone over and over until you get it right. It also depends on how you like your gumbo. I like it how Paula says, with a caramel ro...

Reviewed Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw, Tomato and Avocado Salsa and Pineapple Hot Sauce

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

This is one of my favorite dinners I make! It takes a lot of prep and time in the kitchen, but it's worth it! Bobby is a pro when it comes to grilling fish and adding a combination of salsas, slaws, and sauces. I make a little different variation of the slaw, with green and red cabbage and carrots. I make a little extra citrus vinaigrette and pu...

Reviewed Homemade Marshmallows

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

You won't see me at the store buying marshmallows again. These are amazing! I love the airiness and the flavor. They are a little sticky and tough to work with, but it's all fun and worth it in the end. I had a little trouble getting them to set up because I'm in South Carolina and it's so humid. But I just fought through it and improvised. It wa...

Reviewed White Chocolate Bark

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

Ina couldn't have said it better, "How easy is that." All there is to it is tempering some chocolate and adding the fruit and nuts. I love the color afterward. And everyone thinks you're a master confectioner!""

Reviewed Winter Squash Soup

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

I was looking for a good soup to start the fall season with and stumbled upon this. It's so simple and delicious! I definitely recommend the bread crumbs and cheese. This whole dish just warms you and and is that comfort food that you need when the temperature starts dropping. ""

Reviewed Grandmother Paula's Red Velvet Cake

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

Paula, Paula, Paula! I cannot thank you enough for sharing Grandmother Paula's recipe! My dad is from Mississippi, so he's had quite a few red velvet cakes in his day, and he says this tops them all. It's so true to red velvet tradition. It's so moist and you can really taste the cocoa. I love the pecans in the frosting. It makes my heart melt! M...

Reviewed Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

I'm not a huge fan of the texture of pumpkin pie, so I tried this recipe, and I'm sold. It's pretty simple and gets rave reviews. I recommend a little homemade cinnamon whipped cream on top. ""

Reviewed New York Style Chocolate Cheesecake

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

Love this cheesecake! It is so simple and so delicious. I make it, top it wish some homemade whipped cream and berries. It'll get 'em every time!""

Reviewed Dragon's Breath Chili

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

The best chili ever! I'm not sure what happened with whosoever chili didn't turn out. I follow the recipe exactly every time and I get rave reviews. I love the combination of of all the meats. People's favorite seems to be the chuck, so I always go heavy on it. My favorite part is all the levels of spice. You have to do all the peppers and chilie...

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

Giada's chicken cacciatore is amazing. I make this for all sorts of things, I even ask for it on my birthday. It is super simple and the flavor can't be beat. ""

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