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Reviewed Instant Pancake Mix

Oct 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These were the BEST pancakes I've ever eaten. Been buying boxed or bagged mixes for 33 yrs. NEVER again! You won't be sorry you tried them! :)

Reviewed potato salad

Jun 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Best potato salad I've ever eaten! I did adapt it with dill pickles(instead of dill) and boiled eggs as my family likes. Also used russet potatoes as that it was I had on hand. Making again today using her option in the video of chicken broth instead of buttermilk. Father's Day meal with bbq short ribs and garlic bread. It's going to be the perfect...

Reviewed Ranch Dressing

Mar 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been making this for a couple years now. Ranch Dressing is how I taught myself to eat veggies years ago. Always thought the HV bottled was great. Discovered the packaged, better. Then... as I got older and started watching FN, found this. I can't even eat anything out of a bottle/pkg now. This is SO good. And so easy! It makes a great sandwic"

Reviewed Grandmother's Chinese Chicken Wings

Dec 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Have made these twice now. First time exactly, 2nd time added some crushed red pepper flakes for more heat. They are just yummy! I serve over white rice. The ginger in the sauce goes really well with the rice. It soaks in and makes you want to lick the plate. ;p "

Reviewed Grandma Paul's Caramel Corn

Dec 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nothing but happy people wanting more of this! Read most of the reviews, and even so my first batch didn't turn out so well. Tried some things that really helped the rest of the batches come out perfect.
1. Let the butter melt before adding the rest of the stuff.
2. Don't start your 5 minute timer till the mixture is at a boil....

Reviewed Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

May 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my 2nd review, as I have made the dish now. Absolutley to die for! Gave half away to neighbors that also just loved it. Then, I made the mistake of blending up the sauce and poured over the meat I kept for myself. BLECK :p . MY FAULT, I wasn't thinking. This made it sickly sweet. Used coke, w/put 3 ounces of sugar on app 2 1/2 lbs of meat."

Reviewed Angry Chicken

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

I have a new favorite dish after eating this masterpiece! Morimotosan, I bow to your greatness! I have seen him serve this on ICA and couldn't believe when I found the recipe here. Marinated around 22 hrs. I forgot to get chicken broth out of the freezer so I just used chicken base. The sauce has so much flavor, I don't think it mattered. You cou...

Reviewed Easy BBQ Short Ribs

Dec 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I can't believe I didn't rate this recipe before. Made it for a pot luck and people were fighting over it... almost. Made again to take down to my parents, they also really dug it. *** These ribs are expensive. I found today, the university near my town has an "Ag Dept". Part of that is a meat lab. If you live near a college, check it out. Short ...

Reviewed Buttermilk Biscuits

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

If I could give this 10 stars, I would! The best biscuit I have ever tasted! Made half a batch for biscuits and gravy. Used Alex Guarnaschelli's butter (which was too easy and yummy. Tried a bite with butter before I covered in gravy. OMG, had to eat half of one just with butter. Light, tender, flakey. Kind of sorry all that was lost under the gravy....

Reviewed Buttermilk Biscuits

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

If I could give this 10 stars, I would! The best biscuit I have ever tasted! Made half a batch for biscuits and gravy. Used Alex Guarnaschelli's butter (which was too easy and yummy). Tried a bite with butter before I covered in gravy. OMG, had to eat half of one just with butter. Light, tender, flakey. Kind of sorry all that was lost under the gravy....

Reviewed Smoky Portobello Soup

Apr 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I cut this recipe in half. And, followed the advice to cut down on the liquids. Only thing different to that, was I added 3 cups of chicken stock, one of them homemade. I found this soup to DIE FOR wonderful! Before you make changes, I try this version. :) "

Reviewed Homemade Butter

Apr 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Have been waiting to try this for a week or so. WOW... there was nothing to it! I didn't have any trouble with it going anywhere. Poured everything into the cheesecloth over the strainer, let it sit for a minute. Squeezed the excess milk out and there was this perfect butter! Doesn't Alex just ROCK! I'm afraid I'm not going to buy butter again either....

Reviewed Pecan Shortbread

Dec 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These cookies were yummy! I'm new to making cookies, so I didn't get them mixed quite enough. Had to add some milk, but once I started squeezing the dough by hand to re-wrap and re-chill, it was great! Perfect dough. Tried to use intricate cookie cutters...ugg. Once I changed to the biscuit cutter, easy. I gave them to neighbors, and the loved them!...

Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I love AB. But I want to make clear I am rating only the brine. I used a different recipe for the actual turkey. (there was no seperate recipe for the brine). My bird was moist and juicy, no doubt due to this brine. A tip, instead of buying a gallon of veg stock, FN has a recipe from M.S. Milliken & S. Feniger,that makes a gallon. Helped me save...

Reviewed Vegetable Stock

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I made this stock to use for part of my Thanksgiving brine. Debated wether to rate or not, as I didn't use as a soup base. But, it was good and saved me a fortune at the grocery store from having to buy a gallon of veg stock. For that, I give it 5 stars :)

Reviewed Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I hated these. Even tried covering them in Thanksgiving gravy, still can barely eat them. The crunchy texture of the breadcrumbs, the cheese, just was not "my cup of tea".

Reviewed Roasted Butter Herb Turkey

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I too brined my turkey first, then used this recipe. Only the 2nd turkey I've ever cooked. This was by far the best turkey I've ever eaten. Even the leftovers are moist and tender. Recommend this!

Reviewed Roasted Chestnut Sausage Dressing

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was the surprising hit of the meal! Went thru the trouble of roasting the chestnuts and didn't like the taste so I left them out. As I assembled, wondered what it would taste like with no chunky veg. You got the flavor no problem. I will be making this during the year too. Tyler rocked this one!

Reviewed Warm Potato Salad

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I found this salad really good. I did roast the potatoes instead of steaming them is the only alteration I made. Served with some spicy fried chicken and it really was a nice change from "the normal" cold potato salad. I did add a bit more cumin after it was finished. Next time maybe a bit more hot peppers too. :)

Reviewed Uncle Al's Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Nov 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

What a yum-fest this was! Was looking for a sausage and pepper dish I could use a Hillshire smoked sausage with. Don't care for green bell pepper, so used red, yellow and orange. Served this over egg noodles, and finished with a bit of olive oil. It looked and tasted wonderful! Was so hungry, forgot about the cheese. That'll be good tomorrow on it...

Reviewed Uncle Al's Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Nov 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

What a yum-fest this was! Was looking for a sausage and pepper dish I could use a Hillshire smoked sausage with. Don't care for green bell pepper, so used red, yellow and orange. Served this over egg noodles, and finished with a bit of olive oil. It looked and tasted wonderful! Was so hungry, forgot about the cheese. That'll be good tomorrow on it...

Reviewed Uncle Al's Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Nov 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

What a yum-fest this was! Was looking for a sausage and pepper dish I could use a Hillshire smoked sausage with. Don't care for green bell pepper, so used red, yellow and orange. Served this over egg noodles, and finished with a bit of olive oil. It looked and tasted wonderful! Was so hungry, forgot about the cheese. That'll be good tomorrow on it...

Reviewed Uncle Al's Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Nov 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

What a yum-fest this was! Was looking for a sausage and pepper dish I could use a Hillshire smoked sausage with. Don't care for green bell pepper, so used red, yellow and orange. Served this over egg noodles, and finished with a bit of olive oil. It looked and tasted wonderful! Was so hungry, forgot about the cheese. That'll be good tomorrow on it...

Reviewed Country Green Beans and Ham

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

Cut this down using 1 lb of green beans and half of a ham shank. Added 2 cloves of sliced garlic to 1/2 an onion sauted in hot chili oil. Also added 1 lb of red potatoes about 20 min before done. In addition to adding salt, I added a bit of Emeril's Essence. This dish was warm and comforting. Best tasting green beans I have ever had. Only thing I'll...

Reviewed Black Bean Soup with Mojo

Oct 24, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I liked this soup. Made it in the crock pot for ease. Didn't have any ribs, so I used a pork roast bone and some peppered bacon. (It would have benefited from the ribs). The mojo really flavored it up. First big storm of the season, can't wait for lunch :).

Reviewed Double Chocolate Pudding

Oct 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

My first attempt at a "non-box" pudding too. It was wonderful! I did let it go a tad too far, and it was a bit thick and lumpy. Added more cream and wisked. It was still a bit thick, so I made up a pie crust of graham crackers, butter and brown sugar. The brown sugar gave the crust a toffee taste, which was perfect to compliment Ina's pudding for...

Reviewed Leek Potato Soup

Oct 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This soup was wonderful! Made it exactly as written. Had to stop myself from going in for more after a large bowl. Went back to the farmers market for more fresh leeks the following weekend. Can't wait to make more. Going to try and freeze some for a rainy day.

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