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Reviewed Cafe Green Salad

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The soy sauce makes it. Amazing. Wanted to note that while making this at a friends house I used apple-cider vinegar (they didn't even own a whisk let alone balsamic vinegar) and it worked! Really well. I was not expecting it to-- so FYI you can sub ACV in this recipe, it changes the taste (duh) but still tastes great. ""

Reviewed Apple Crumble with Cardamom-Vanilla Caramel Sauce

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Brilliant. The flavors and textures (and the smell)-- this is a crazy good dessert! I made it for a first-dinner-date situation, turns out the fella normally hates baked-apple desserts but this dish may have changed his mind (he went back for seconds when I was out of the room!). He particularly enjoyed the fact that there was equal crunchy-goodn...

Reviewed Turkey Taquitos

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

I had a terrible time with this recipe... but I am still giving it five stars because even my utter wreck of a taquito tasted really good.

So what went wrong? The corn tortillas were dry right out of the package! And I just bought them-- I was so annoyed. They literally crumbled as I tried to roll them-- then after managing to...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Empanadas

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

Delicious! I had some trouble with the ready-made crescent roll dough... but it was my fault. I don't have very much counter space so I am either working on a cutting board on top of my stove-top or the 2ft of counter space over my dishwasher. Well with the oven pre-heating and the dishwasher running my dough got very warm, very fast and became s...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Empanadas

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

Delicious! I had some trouble with the ready-made crescent roll dough... but it was my fault. I don't have very much counter space so I am either working on a cutting board on top of my stove-top or the 2ft of counter space over my dishwasher. Well with the oven pre-heating and the dishwasher running my dough got very warm, very fast and became s...

Reviewed Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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

Wonderful. The skin turned out perfect everything was seasoned to perfection. It was so simple and so good. I could make this any day of the week. And I am using the left-over chicken to make the chicken pot-pie turnovers tonight!

I didn't have the fresh herbs available so I halved the amount called for and used dried-- just mixed...

Reviewed Honey Glazed Grilled Pineapple

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

This is so good. Honestly I am at a lack for words because this is just that good.... like wake-in-the-night-thinking-about-making-more-of-this-for-breakfast good.

However-- I will pass along a bit of wisdom-- mind how hot you let the sauce get or you will make hard candy... especially if you are using cast iron pans. *still chiseling*
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Reviewed Pork Carnitas

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

So I bought this epic slow-cooker years ago and since then every slow-cooker recipe I have attempted failed. I started to think that my slow-cooker was a lemon... until this recipe. You can pretty much omit that bit about shredding the pork because it just falls apart into shreds.

I like things a bit on the spicy side so in addition...

Reviewed Poached Pears

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

This was such an elegant dessert. And my boyfriend-- who is really picky about desserts- asked for seconds! He said that he liked its simplicity and that it wasn't too sweet or too rich. Of course for seconds we tried the pears warm with a side of vanilla ice-cream and the chocolate sauce. *drool* ""

Reviewed Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

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

Yum! I love how quick and simple (and tasty!) this recipe is! The only alteration I made was to peel the stalks a bit-- they were relatively long and a bit fibrous. ""

Reviewed Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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

Amazing. I've made shrimp-scampi with pasta for years but this has been the best. The broth made with the onion and shrimp shells is what makes this dish. I didn't have dried red pepper flakes on hand but I had a turned-red shriveled serrano chili so I minced it up seeds and all and chucked into the marinade.

The only fault to...

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