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Hebron, Ohio

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Reviewed ranch chicken sandwiches

Feb 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

What's not to like? Bacon, chicken and cheese.......but we didn't see anything good about them. There just wasn't any flavor and I had let the chicken marinate for probably 8 hours. We won't do this again.

Reviewed Mushroom Soup with Bacon

Dec 14, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I realize mushrooms aren't bursting with flavor, but this was incredibly bland and boring. The preparation was fun, but we're going to try adding some cheese to the left-overs so we won't be throwing away so much food.

Reviewed Turkey and Mushroom Creamy Tomato Gravy With Gnocchi

Nov 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

First, I need to say I used chicken with cheese tortellini instead of turkey and gnocchi, but that shouldn't have made a big difference. The dish was incredibly dull and boring - no flavor, no reason to waste ingredients and time. Stick with your other recipes to use up turkey.

Reviewed Catfish au Lait

Jun 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. I goofed and used catfish nuggets instead of fillets and don't recommend anybody try that one, but we'll have this again with the correct cut of fish. My electric skillet was just too hot to do this correctly so next time it'll be in a pan on the stove. So simple and yet so tasty!"

Reviewed Catfish au Lait

Apr 8, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Very good. I goofed and used catfish nuggets instead of fillets and don't recommend anybody try that one, but we'll have this again with the correct cut of fish. My electric skillet was just too hot to do this correctly so next time it'll be in a pan on the stove. So simple and yet so tasty!"

Reviewed Unfried Chicken

Mar 28, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Excellent and so much better for our diets. I marinated the chicken overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce so the drench just consisted of egg and regular milk. Wonderful recipe and so easy - we'll have it again soon."

Reviewed Pecorino and Bean Salad

Mar 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW - this is great!! I couldn't find pecorino but parmesan seems to work fine. The dish is supposed to be for dinner tomorrow, but I can't see how it can taste any better then than it does now. I can hardly wait to have it then!"

Reviewed Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

Mar 11, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

To use ingredients on hand I made the following changes: fat free sour cream instead of yogurt, regular breadcrumbs and plain russet potatoes - but the potato cakes were still excellent. I had problems getting them to hold together while frying, but they were still excellent and we'll definitely do this again."

Reviewed Perfect Crispy Potatoes

Feb 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent and easy way to make diced potatoes. We used chicken broth instead of water and ours were actually done before the oven step but that may have been because of the type of potato we used. This is now our go-to recipe for diced potatoes."

Reviewed Quick Croque Madames

Jan 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was wonderful! For personal preference we would use less garlic, and since I didn't have any Swiss cheese, we tried a mixture of shredded cheddar and chunked up Havarti. Worked like a charm and we'll do this again and again!!"

Reviewed Engagement Roast Chicken

Nov 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

You'd better REALLY love lemon for this recipe to work for you. The only reason I even gave it two stars was because it taught us the correct heat to roast chicken to have it completely done in all the joints and the flavor of the chicken was pretty good. The amount of lemon in the sauce totally ruined everything we tried to pour it over so we end"

Reviewed Orecchiette with Roasted Fennel and Sausage

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

Because of Hurricane Sandy (and the fact that I 'HAD' to make this today!) I substituted so much, but it ended up being a wonderful meal. I subbed with tiny bow tie pasta, bulk sweet sausage, sweet anise and some chopped tomatoes. Please don't be afraid of the fennel/anise - the difference in it between raw and roasted is huge and it's really, rea"

Reviewed Buffalo Drumsticks

Oct 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed this recipe to a 'T' (even making 8 pieces of chicken for only the two of us) and still don't know how anybody got theirs to end up crispy. Ours was just a normal, baked chicken drumstick with absolutely nothing crunchy about the outside. Along with that issue, when I told my husband it was a buffalo chicken flavoring he innocently resp"

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We must be nuts but my husband and I didn't like this at all. The only change I made was to use 8 oz. sharp cheddar and 2 oz. of mozzarella cheeses, but the dish was dry, bland and the cheese seemed gritty. Since we're in such a minority it's probably something I did but we won't be trying it again.

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