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Reviewed Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Aug 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very delicious recipe and so easy.....we loved it. I put it on garlic texas toast from Walmart...I broiled the toast until crispy then I layered a thin slice of Lo'Lakes 4 italian blend cheese, then a couple of spoons of the tomato mixture and another thin slice of the cheese. I broiled it after each cheese layer to just melt the cheese, maybe 30 "

Reviewed Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Apr 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I missed the step that said "stirring occasionally" and so i did not stir it at all. The result was it was stuck to the interior of my crock pot in places. Also, it seemed dryish and not creamy even though I followed all the other instructions and added all the other ingredients. I ended up adding a second can of the Cheddar cheese soup and it hel"

Reviewed Lentil Soup

Mar 2, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Excellent lentil soup! I didn't have fresh thyme so I used dried and crushed it in my mini mortar and pestle gadget. Also, I used 2 beef and 1 chicken stock for a total of 12 cups. As I didn't have elbows I used mini bow ties. Very delicious, especially with the parm and evo just prior to devouring. Unfortunately, it was so good that I had to have"

Reviewed Italian Stuffed Artichokes

Feb 23, 2013 in null on Food.com

This was just ok. I prefer steamed with fresh garlic and fresh parsley and celery stalks to flavor the steaming liquid."

Reviewed Broiled Haddock Fillets

Jan 16, 2013 in null on Food.com

I put the heat at 500 degrees and placed the fish in the center of the oven and checked it for 15 minutes. That was too long, but the fish was still moist although it tasted salty to me so go easy on the parmesan."

Reviewed Blueberry Pancakes

Dec 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love Trisha's cooking show. She is so friendly, down to earth, and explains things very well. I used frozen blueberries and cooked half the batch. It was a little tricky changing some of the measurements. I would love it if foodnetwork would have an option to change the number of servings. Anyway, the pancakes were so delicious that I hate the h"

Reviewed Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple to prepare and very delicious....not to mention healthy. I love anything with garlic and olive oil actually. Spinach lends itself nicely to those flavors."

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Oct 26, 2012 on Food.com

Reviewed Pasta With Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Oct 25, 2012 in null on Food.com

Absolutely a keeper. I used 3 containers of grape tomatoes and a very tiny pasta called "Seme di melone" and this tasted just divine. I plan to make this every time the grape tomatoes are on sale. I followed all the other directions. I did hold out a cup of the pasta water to add to the dish after draining so that the sauce would be looser and it...

Reviewed Pasta With Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Oct 25, 2012 in null on Food.com

Absolutely a keeper. I used 3 containers of grape tomatoes and a very tiny pasta called "Seme di melone" and this tasted just divine. I plan to make this every time the grape tomatoes are on sale. I followed all the other directions. I did hold out a cup of the pasta water to add to the dish after draining so that the sauce would be looser and it...

Reviewed Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oct 4, 2012 in null on Food.com

Disappointed in these. All ran together and not very tasty."

Reviewed Crispy Eggplant Parmesan

Aug 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I did not have the cornmeal so I just omitted it. This was not the best eggplant I ever had but it was pretty good. I cooked it longer, as the others suggested and also removed the skin. I think I was skimpy with adding the sauce which would have helped the flavor. When I reheat the leftover I will add the rest of the sauce."

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower & 16 Roasted Cloves of Garlic

May 21, 2012 in null on Food.com

Wow! I followed the recipe exactly, but did not have fresh rosemary. My next trip to the market I will get another head of cauliflower, some fresh rosemary, and a slew of garlic. I want to make this every week. I love it just the way it is. Some reviewers suggested adding parmesan but I say it is perfect the way it is!"

Favorited Chef Rita~

May 18, 2012 on Food.com

Reviewed Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs

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

Very tasty and so easy....I used regular garden tomatoes and I mixed the olive oil with the parmesan and bread crumbs prior to spooning onto the tops of the tomatoes so the topping would pack together and stay on the top. It worked well. I did bake longer, perhaps 35 minutes."

Reviewed Steamed Clams

May 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly and although it was good I still prefer olive oil and an addition of chopped celery. I also prefer not to add the butter to the broth but just dunk each individual clam in melted unsalted butter."

Reviewed Ricotta Pancakes

Nov 6, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I was disappointed in these pancakes. The egg whites would not beat to peaks and I had to give up trying when my emersion blender started to sound funny. Also, I don't normally do stove top cooking when fumes can fill the house, which happened in this case. I only ate one but I saved the rest and will try another one tomorrow. To be fair to Gabri...

Reviewed Stewed Apples

Oct 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This turned out exactly or maybe even better than the squash at my favorite restaurant, which also has apples and cinnamon. I did not find it to be watery at all. I used squash that was already diced from the grocery and I used Macoun apples. It was absolutely perfect and simply delicious! I will make this again for sure.""

Reviewed Braised Beef Brisket

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

Delightfully flavory. I used instant espresso coffee. Even though my meat was half the size of Claire's I used the full amount of liquid. I covered the pan with double foil tightly but almost all the liquid was gone when the meat was done. Luckily I had saved the liquid from the pot roast recipe so i used that to serve the brisket. Very delicious...

Reviewed Spicy Baked Chickpeas

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

I made only half the recipe as I wasn't sure how they would come out after reading other reviews. They are perfectly yummy! Crispy. Salty. I can't stop eating them. As Claire says, make sure they are really dry first. Also, I think cutting the recipe in half ensures there will be lots of space and they won't steam on the jelly roll pan. I did not...

Reviewed Sunday Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

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

Claire, I just love your show. You are so enthusiastic about all your recipes. I have enjoyed everyone I tried. This, too, was superb. I did cook it a half hour longer before I removed the lid. Everything else I followed as you suggested. I had plenty of gravy left, so it is in my freezer right now. Too delicious to waste. My husband loved it too...

Reviewed Zucchini and Goat Cheese Frittata

Aug 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly. As I love cheese I may increase the amount of goat cheese next time. Simple and soooooo good! I love Claire's show. She has a great personality. I wish I lived next door to her.""

Reviewed Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

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

Absolutely delicious...wonderful on a hot summer day. I diced everything very small early in the AM and made the dressing too. I used parsly instead of basil and I added leftover roasted chicken in a tiny dice. At lunchtime I added the dressing and mixed well for a delicious meal and so easy, too. I love almost everything Claire cooks on foodnetwo"

Reviewed Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Jun 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect in every way. This is the tastiest pound cake I ever had. Hubby loved it too. It is a very large batter, so to make it easier to mix with my submersion hand beater I used a very large and deep pan."

Reviewed Minted Squash Orzo

May 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! I love all Claire's recipes and this one was no exception. I used baby zuccinis and a lot less feta. Next time I will be careful with the salt as I think adding the salted pasta water would have provided enough salt. There was no need to salt the oil and squash. Mine came out a little too salty because I did that. Still very good side d"

Reviewed Minted Squash Orzo

May 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! I love all Claire's recipes and this one was no exception. I used baby zuccinis and a lot less feta. Next time I will be careful with the salt as I think adding the salted pasta water would have provided enough salt. There was no need to salt the oil and squash. Mine came out a little too salty because I did that. Still very good side d"

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