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Reviewed Gooey Toffee Butter Cake

Jan 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It was O-Kay, kinda disappointed by it being basically like a cheesecake with a super buttery crust. I wouldn't call it a cake either, more like cheesecake butter bars. Way too sweet and unbalanced for my liking. Bummer since I'd made it hoping it was a sure thing. Maybe Paula Deen's recipes are just not my favorite."

Reviewed Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Sep 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was the first Giada recipe I've tried. It was good. The thing that really brought it down for me was, surprisingly, the flat leaf parsley on top. It overwhelmed the soup. If I make it again, I would leave that off, and maybe try a cotija cheese or something different. I also made the mistake of putting in too much broth, if I made it ag...

Reviewed Corn Casserole

Sep 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I thought this was a big winner. Not at all healthy, but then again it is a Paula Deen recipe. I can see it being a huge hit at a party. It was the perfect and unusual combo of sweet and cheesy. The corn makes it very sweet, even without adding any sugar. To lighten it up, I may try lowfat sour cream and reduced fat cheese. Could be a great...

Reviewed Mixed Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Nov 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I thought this recipe was great. I ended up using only 12 oz blackberries instead of 16. I also substituted tarragon vinegar for the white balsalmic. Thought it was great as it was but may add a little more sugar next time and not toss as much into the salad. Great base for any vinaigrette. My boyfriend went back for seconds.

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