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Reviewed Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef and Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise

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

Made this for our annual New Years Day open house and wow, it was outstanding! We generously seasoned the meat and spread the tarragon all over. It was delicious. And I will disagree with the other reviewer, I think the basil mayo actually took away from the flavor of the meat. You do not need the mayo as long as you season your meat well. Th"

Reviewed Colcannon

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

This was a really neat way to incorporate cabbage into our St Paddy's Day dinner. I searched a few other recipes which had kale in them so I added some to this. I also cut down the prep time by skipping making my own potatoes! I used two packages of Bob Evans refrigerated original mashed potatoes. I had potatoes for days! But this was really "

Reviewed Irish Soda Bread

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

This was a good bread and reminded me of my family's Irish soda bread, but it wasn't quite sweet enough for me. I did like using the currants more than regular raisins. I will make it again but add more sugar and butter. It was very easy and was actually my first home made bread!"

Reviewed Cajun Chicken Alfredo

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

The reviews do not lie! This was outstanding! If you like a kick then follow the recipe as is. If you like a big kick add more of the blackened seasoning. I made this on a whim and had all the ingredients except enough heavy cream so I substituted half and half... ended up with 1.5 cups of heavy cream and 1.5 cups of half and half. Totally fi"

Reviewed Gorilla Bread

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Holy mother of God this is amazing! Wow wow wow. Looooove! The only thing I added to this was some chocolate chips just to make it that much more yummy and desserty. I might make it again this weekend, it's that good! Not heart healthy but who cares! :-)"

Reviewed Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a really great dish for brunch or potluck style breakfast/brunch. I have had it once made by someone else and made it once myself. When my friend made it I liked it less for some reason. I recall thinking the bottom layer of the casserole was a little eggy for my liking. I made this myself a few weeks ago and followed the recipe as-is."

Reviewed Mini Frittatas

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great for a brunch or potluck party. I have made these twice. Once as Giada's recipe lists and once with ham and a mixed colby jack cheese blend. Both times they were outstanding. These are really excellent and super simple to prepare! The only downside is that when they are in the oven they look amazingly puffed and fancy but once you take t"

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very easy, fairly quick, delicious recipe I make at least once a month for my family. I do everything in the recipe to a tee and do not change anything. My only recommendation is to lower the flame before you add the stock. In my experience if the flame is too high and the pan too hot, the sauce just doesn't come together as well. Th"

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It makes me sad to rate this so low because I like most of PW's recipes, but I made this last night and it was just ok. The balsamic stiffened up once I tossed it onto the sprouts and the cranberries were just weird in this. If you do make it, I would recommend adding salt and pepper to the olive oil before roasting the sprouts. I typically jus"

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will never eat a "raw" caprese salad again unless the tomatoes are in-season and freshly picked. This is simply amazing. Don't miss out. Make it now! I looooove this!!!!"

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There are already over 600 reviews of this but this is so good that I feel the need to reiterate everything! I have made this countless times. It's become a go-to dinner party dish. It's super easy. My advice is to call your fish counter (I usually get my shrimp at Whole Foods) ahead of time and have them peel and devein the shrimp for you. T"

Reviewed Pot Roast

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

After reading through many reviews, I'm glad I decided to make this. I did make a few slight changes based on the reviews and what I had on hand. I did not add the extra salt or boullion granules and water, and instead substituted beef stock. I also did not have a red wine open so I used a sherry wine. The taste was great though it was still s"

Reviewed Chewy Sugar Cookies

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I read through several pages of reviews before making these. I try to do that with every recipe I consider to see how people alter/improve, words of wisdom, etc. In this case, I did not have buttermilk on hand but it seemed that it made a difference for some people in the overall taste. So I used half and half in the batter and also added an ex"

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