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Favorited Pecan-Caramel Spiders

Oct 6, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Zucchini Gratin

Jul 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was expecting something fabulous after reading all of the raving reviews. What I got was something kind of bland. There was plenty of crunch on top using panko bread crumbs instead but something was missing in the flavor department. I think adding a little fresh thyme with the nutmeg would make a world of difference."

Reviewed Spinach, Mushroom, and Four Cheese Lasagna

Jan 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The bechamel was a little bland. Maybe a little Essence would have done the trick. Added a couple links of Italian sausage to the sauteed mushroom mixture. Also used baby spinach and passed on pre- cooking it since it cooks in the oven anyway. ""

Reviewed Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Onions, Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese and Citrus Dressing

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

Excellent salad. Fabulous dressing!""

Reviewed Free Range Fruitcake

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

Great fruitcake recipe with real dried fruit. Not the typical neon red and green cherries. Not as boozy as I like my fruitcake so I would be sure to baste generously. Save a little simmered fruit before mixing it into the batter to put over vanilla ice cream. YUMMY!! I'd quit the recipe right there next time and be perfectly happy. Need to ...

Reviewed Crown Roast of Pork

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

Excellent and impressive holiday dish. Cooked in a lot less time than the recipe called for but you can't go wrong when using a meat thermometer. Added a little corn starch to the sauce to thicken it to more of a gravy consistency. Would cut the amount of stuffing in half next time. Subbing apples and pecans for the pears and chestnuts in the...

Reviewed Santa's Sleigh Cocktail

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

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Not too boozy like some of the reviews said. Even the non-eggnog fans liked it. Perfect holiday dessert drink.""

Favorited Poached Eggs in Mole with Creamy Green Rice

Oct 29, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Sunday Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

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

Very tasty. So tired of pot roast recipes with carrots and potatoes. Who eats them anyway? This was awesome! The only think I had to change was to thicken the gravy a little with a cornstarch slurry. Can't wait for the "eat twice" part of this recipe - Pot Roast Paninis.""

Reviewed Chicken Tamales

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

"The best tamales I've ever had. You saved this recipe, right?" was my husband's reaction to these tamels. A few changes per previous reviews: 1) Added 1/2 c. canned corn and 1/2 c. diced jalapenos in addition to the peas leaving out the olives. 2) Wrapped the tamale closed rather than leaving the top open to keep in a little more moisture. 3)...

Reviewed Slow Cooker Beef with Root Vegetables

Feb 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The juciest pot roast recipie I've tried in a long time. Will definitely make it again. Excited about using the left over shredded meat and juice for sandwiches. A little bbq sauce on these will be terrific!

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