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Reviewed chicken enchiladas

Feb 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I made these last night with leftover crock pot pork and the only complaint I have is that there were no leftovers! It is delicious and simple. Note that when you make the tomatillo sauce, it is VERY spicy - don't worry, it will calm down big time with the cheese, meat, and cr���me fresh. It ended up just providing flavor and subtle heat. I made my...

Reviewed Penne with Beef and Arugula

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

Easy, delicious, texture. Love it."

Reviewed Gruyere and Spinach Bakes

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

These are delicious and easy to handle so they're perfect for a picnic. As the other reviews suggested, half the salt at least. Next time, I don't think I'll even use salt and just let the pancetta do it's job."

Reviewed Orzo with Artichoke Pesto and Grilled Corn

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

I made this for a picnic at an outdoor concert. The artichoke pesto gave it a savory flavor and the grilled corn provided a sweet, textured surprise. My friends ended up taking forks and eating out of the bowl! Keep in mind, this is a HUGE portion. I made it for 4 people and ended up having quite a bit left over to snack on for a week. Give it a t"

Reviewed Killer Inside Out Burger with Worcestershire Tomato Ketchup

Jun 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious; however, they were VERY thick and took forever to grill. Next time, I'll probably break the ground beef into 8 pieces instead of 4."

Reviewed Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken

Jun 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were a great addition to a summer BBQ on the beach. The marinade was easy to make, although those Chipotle peppers are HOT! Maybe not a crowd-pleaser (as opposed to a few people you know like spicy food). I'd recommend only using one pepper as I had to throw in some suger to kill the burn with two. This travelled well and was a huge hit at t"

Reviewed Lemonade

Jun 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy! So summery! It made me feel southern, and I'm from Chicago!"

Reviewed White Peach Sangria

Jun 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for a Memorial Day BBQ on the beach. It is easy to make, travels well, and was the first drink gone within an hour. I will definitely be making this for every summer party."

Reviewed Roasted Sausages and Grapes

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

I saw this on Barefoot Contessa and it looked so easy, I had to try it. IT IS SO EASY!!! I only cook for myself, so I used 1.5lbs of sausage, 1 lb grapes, 1.5 tablespoons butter. I still used 3 tablespoons of balsamic at the end for double the sauce. This dish is eye closing, mouth watering delicious. It smells wonderful, the medley of flavors is...

Reviewed Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

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

I served this at Thanksgiving dinner. When everyone took a bite of it, they all stopped talking and looked at me. THAT's how good it was. I already have a taste for it again! Awesome recipe. ""

Reviewed Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter

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

This was my first Thanksgiving cooking and I am astounded at this recipe. It's easy, it's fun, and it is UNBELIEVEABLY DELICIOUS! Ina, you are welcome to my home anytime! Thank you, thank you!""

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

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

It was good, but didn't have the "wow" factor that Ina's other recipes had for me. The overall effect was a little mushy. Also, the amount of apples seems like a lot. I used half the amount and made two pans of it. It was all eaten in no time and smelled wonderful while baking during Thanksgiving dinner. I'd make it again, but it's not a "go-to" ...

Reviewed Green Bean Casserole

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

I didn't change a thing to this recipe and it was wonderful! Sauteing the mushrooms and onions really makes a huge difference. The fried onions provided that needed crunch and the cheese offered the anticipated "MMmmmmmm" factor. It was also really easy. Thanks, Paula! It was a great addition to my first Thanksgiving table.""

Reviewed Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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

This recipe is fail-proof. I'm not very good at baking and I don't have a mixer, but I whisked everything by hand and it was still fabulous.""

Reviewed Filet of Beef au Poivre

Nov 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great weeknight meal! Simple, fast, delicious. I actually made this for date night and he took leftovers for work the next day! I served it with mac n cheese. Try it!""

Reviewed Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream

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

I had an unexpected day off work and thought, "Who makes a killer breakfast? I bet Paula does!" And she didn't let me down! It took me about a half hour, the pancakes were fluffy and delicious. The cinnamon cream cut the richness of the chocolate chips for a really smooth finish. Also, I don't have a mixer so I used my food processor and it still...

Reviewed Chicken with Shallots

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

The preparation of the chicken was superb. The chicken was moist on the inside and had a lovely sear on the outside. I actually made a few extra and saved them for chicken salad this weekend. The sauce was very good, as other reviews have mentioned, there was a little too much lemon juice. It produced quite a pucker. I'm going to try it again wit...

Reviewed Steak with Bernaise

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

This recipe was good. The preparation of the ribeye as instructed by Ina was absolutely perfect. The meat was flavorful, not over-seasoned, moist, and had perfect texture. Let me stipulate that it's been a while since I've had bernaise sauce, but my bernaise sauce tasted really buttery. The buttery flavor was the last thing on my palatte after ea...

Reviewed Pasta del Magnifico alla Garga

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

So far, this is my favorite Rachel Ray recipe. There aren't a lot of ingredients, it's easy, it's fast, and I have to make double the amount as I usually do because I can't get enough of it. Absolutely mouthwatering.""

Reviewed Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto

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

Easy. Simple. Delicious.""

Reviewed Portobello Mushroom Lasagna

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

I am a beginner at cooking and made this recipe with ease. It was SO delicious! The nutmeg and fresh grated parmesan really blend well together. I even brought it to work for lunch the next two days and it reheats beautifully. I served it with Ina's Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto. It's a wonderful combination, especially if you reheat them in the mi...

Reviewed Honey Balsamic Green Beans

Sep 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Paula Deen - The Green Bean Queen! I am addicted to this recipe. It's easy, smells great, and is the perfect accent to almost any dish. I serve it everytime I have people over for dinner and always have rave reviews.""

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Sep 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is absolutely wonderful! I always eat dinner from the night before for lunch the next day and this recipe tastes as good cold as it does fresh out of the oven. I'd cook it again just to have my house smell like the dish again. You can eat it as-is or it's delicious over some french bread and good olive oil.""

Reviewed Scallops with Citrus and Quinoa

Sep 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was difficult to make. As others have posted, I had trouble with the sugar turning to candy (although that was a good lesson learned). Also, I had trouble reducing the fruit juices. The sauce wasn't nearly as thick as I wanted it to be. The quinoa was difficult to find, but worth the search. I liked the texture and the flavor, especia...

Reviewed Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Sep 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw Ina make this on Barefoot Contessa. It is easy and delicious. Anyone can do it!""

Reviewed Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs

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

These are beautiful, easy, and delicious any time of the year."

Reviewed Zesty Potato Salad

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

This potato salad serves a great twist to traditional Americana. The pimentos and kalamata olives give a mediterannean feel to this American dish. I get compliments on this all the time and always keep extra in my frige for snacking later."

Reviewed Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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

This recipe is easy to make and is great for a summer lunch on the weekend. Be careful with the ginger, I overdid it the first time and it really overpowered the other flavors and took away from the light, citrus taste of the dish."

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

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

I love Ina's recipes because they make something seemingly difficult extremely easy. This recipe is tasty and elegant for any occasion!"

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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

Easy, declicious. "

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