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Reviewed Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty good. Will probably try something else next time, though. The kids actually enjoyed it more than mom did."

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is incredibly easy and delicious! The kids loved the grilled peaches. I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Rice and Black Bean Pilaf

Jul 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This just did not turn out. Cooked rice as instructed and it was both burnt and undercooked. With the bean part I again followed instructions and they really had little flavor and the beans were also tough, needed to be cooked longer than the 1-2 minutes just to warm em up. My kids love beans and rice and were so excited for me to make this, bu"

Reviewed Pan-Seared Pork with Pineapple-Kiwi Salsa

Jul 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Quick and simple. Tasted very good. The salsa was kickin'. I made it with chicken."

Reviewed Keyshawn's Mom's Candied Yams

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good! This is only the second time I have made yams and I don't really like sweet potatoes myself. Instead of cooking on the stove as I had all the burners going, I cubed the potatoes and put everything in a small casserole dish in the oven at 35 for about 40 minutes. Turned out perfectly!"

Reviewed Sauteed Kale

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious! I'm not much into greens and I could eat these on a regular basis. Even the teen ate every bite. "

Reviewed Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. I made my own "blackberry jam" by cooking fresh de-seeded blackberries with sugar until thickened. Served with sweet potatoes and sauteed kale. Even the teen cleared her plate!"

Reviewed Roasted Acorn Squash and Gorgonzola Pizza

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Surprisingly very yummy."

Reviewed Throwdown's Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Oct 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Had never heard of a Hatch or New Mexico Chile and they were not available at the Farmer's Market so I used Anaheim Chiles instead. I accidentally used my poblano in another recipe so had to leave it out. Made everything exactly like he says except I was running behind and didn't have time to pickle the onions, so I just used plain sliced red o...

Reviewed Smoked Pork Chops With Corn and Okra

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

Can you say YUM??? So, I opted for the green beans instead of the okra. I was out of cajun seasoning so I used cayenne pepper and chili powder. It was delicious (although probably a BIT hotter than intended). Even the kids liked it! Got all the ingredients at the farmer's market and put the boys to work snapping beans and shucking corn. A w...

Reviewed Vegetable Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Aug 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is hands-down the best meat loaf I have ever had the pleasure of consuming. I make it at Christmas and it is always a huge hit with everyone. With the help of my food processor I can even bang out this dish on a weeknight.""

Reviewed Curried Chicken and Rice Soup

Aug 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup was DELICIOUS. My 13 year old gave it a YUM and even the toddlers ate it. The adults really enjoyed the flavor. Will definitely make this again.""

Reviewed Crispy Baked 'Fried' Chicken

Aug 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very tasty. I don't like fried chicken and I quite enjoyed this recipe. ""

Reviewed Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo

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

Quick and easy! With fresh zucchini from the Farmer's Market this dish will become a family favorite. The alfredo sauce goes fast, so be ready, and drippings from cooking the chicken will make the sauce a little "pink", but it was way tasty.""

Reviewed Charm City Corn

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

Quick, easy and yummy. Might cook the corn just a little longer than recommended next time. Watch for the milk boiling over!""

Reviewed Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

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

Gave this a go as an alternative to the "Cajun Potato Salad" I usually make. It was pretty good, but I think I'll stick with my "regular".""

Reviewed Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Sixteen Spice Rub

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

Very good""

Reviewed Chicken, Shrimp & Sausage Stew and Endive Salad with Toasted Almond Vinaigrette

Oct 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

My family didn't love this dish although my daughter did find the broth to be delicious. Everyone found the andouille sausage to be way too spicey (especially for the children) and I thought in all it lacked that Bobby Flay flair. If I do make it again I think I would add carrots and celery, use a different sausage and maybe add some cayenne or...

Reviewed Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

Oct 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

First off, I don't really love peanuts or peanut butter so I was extremely trepidatious about this recipe. I don't even like cooking things in peanut oil because it gives it that peanut flavor I don'e like. However, I love Bobby Flay so I thought I'd give it a try. WOW! I put together the salad but was lazy and ended up putting the entire rotisserie...

Reviewed Skillet Pork and Peppers

Oct 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This recipe has quickly become a family favorite. I am not crazy about bell peppers, but when prepared this way they have an amazing flavor. Quick and easy, just make sure you have all your ingredients together as it can go really fast in the middle there. We make beer brats sometimes and instead of sauerkraut, I prepare onions and peppers like...

Reviewed Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco

Oct 7, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I really enjoyed these but some of the family members didn't love them so much. They did not like the corn tortillas and wanted me to use flour if I made it again. They also didn't like the lime and asked me to put that on the side next time as well. I thought they were perfect the way it was, though. :-)

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Black Pepper and Arugula-Tomato Salad

Oct 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Quick, easy and very tasty dinner! The flavors were light and bright. Everyone at the table enjoyed it. The peppery arugula and onions really brought out the citris in the chicken.

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