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Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Jan 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great Cake made today for a friend's birthday. I also baked at 325 for 35 minutes - perfect in my heavy, dark pans. Cake is moist with excellent flavor. I made a much different frosting, with cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, half and half, NO egg yolk, butter, confectioner's sugar, salt, vanilla and espresso. Beat it within an inch of its life to...

Reviewed Gulf Shrimp Jambalaya

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was very good. I used 1/2 the cayenne called for, and it was plenty of heat for us. The andouille available to me was too mild to stand up to the rest of the dish - I will have to search farther afield, as even the texture was wrong in my opinion. This dish demands a robust, even rustic, sausage. I diced the veggies as instructed and will...

Reviewed Oaxaca Dog

Nov 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Love love love this Mole. I made Turkey Mole with this Mole for Thanksgiving this year in honor of my born-in-Mexico City son-in-law. (Nestle the turkey thighs and legs in an oven proof dish. Ladle over the mole. Cover. Bake at 350 for an hour.) Even made 2 days in advance it had a lot of heat, so we mellowed it as follows: Add an extra oun...

Reviewed Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Incredible. Huge Flavor and great method. Baste baste baste. I made this yesterday (yep) the Monday before Thanksgiving so we could have leftovers all week (!) with family who are visiting from afar. The turkey was moist, tender and flavorful with nicely crispy skin. I did not tent it during the resting period to preserve as much of the crisp...

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