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Reviewed Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

May 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was moist but was fairly bland. If I made it again I would definitely spice it up. Possibly it is a regional preference, but we in the southwest expect much more kick in our jalapeno cornbread."

Reviewed Scalloped Tomatoes

Apr 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This dish is better than dessert. I liked it just as much before I put in the oven as after. I did not take the crust off the bread as I prefer the crunch."

Reviewed Margarita Ice Cream

Mar 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Light, fluffy, mild tasting finish for my Caribbean themed fiery menu. So easy. My guests all wanted to know how I made this. I will make again and may experiment with other cocktail combinations."

Reviewed Stuffed 'n Squashed Mushroom Foil Pack

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

Loved this dish. I didn't have the Laughing Cow cheese and substituted goat cheese. Also did not have the parmesan topping so after the mushrooms had cooked, I threw on some Cajun crab dip and stuck it under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Delicious!"

Reviewed Mini Pineapple Cakes

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

I purchased a mini-bundt pan at Sur La Table just to prepare this recipe. However, it made probably double what would fit in that pan so I also used my pumpkin mold baking pans for the rest. The topping was perhaps too moist (I used fresh pineapple) since about half of it stayed in the pan even though I followed the rest time suggested. The res"

Reviewed Orange-Scented Chilled Tomato Soup

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

I enjoyed this soup warm and will try the leftovers cold. It had a very refreshing taste. I would have never thought to use orange juice in tomato soup. Thanks for the new twist."

Reviewed Homestyle Jerk Chicken

Jun 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful taste and smell. I apparently failed to drain enough liquid from the chicken after the first 30 minutes. However, it worked out great as I ended up using this "sauce" on the leftover rice. I have never heard of gungo beans. It was in my grocery store under the Goya brand with another name. This makes a lot of food. I see this as an"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons

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

While this had a great taste, the puff pastry is incredibly high in calories and particularly fat. I would make this again but as a sandwich with some sort of different bread in lieu of the puff pastry. Also, the puff pastry makes it very messy to eat. The rest of the ingredients are a healthy combination."

Reviewed Citrus Salad

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

This salad had great taste. I am not a fan of the anise flavor of fennel, but I will have to admit it gave the citrus a nice contrast. Might use mint instead next time, though. This makes a lovely summer salad to balance a grilled entre."

Reviewed Apricot and Pineapple Crisps

Mar 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is very easy to make from on-hand ingredients (substituted cornstarch for the arrowroot) but it is not anything special Might be better if fresh rather than canned pineapple were used. I made this in 4 individual dishes but it could easily serve 6 people.""

Reviewed Baltimore Beef Bad Boy

Feb 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I tried this recipe and guessed at the marinade. I don't see any marinade ingredients listed. Based on another reader's comment I used orange juice and olive oil for the marinade. At 20 minutes, I cooked the meat a bit too long. ""

Reviewed Long Beach Coleslaw

Feb 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just ok.""

Reviewed Butternut Squash Lasagna

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Sweet, light & yummy. Costo carries pre-cubed squash. Using this cuts down on the prep time. The cookies are a bit pricey and not always easy to find. I wonder if there is a substitute to achieve that same flavor.""

Reviewed Miracle Mashies

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic. I like this better than regular mashed potatoes. It is so light. Could be the basis of so many different directions in seasoning.""

Reviewed Hearty Meatball Stew

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

Excellent. Added some additional garlic and dried Italian seasonings. I only had one Italian sausage link so maybe this is why it seemed a bit tight on the 4 servings. Could easily handle even more vegetables. Thanks. Look forward to making it again.""

Reviewed Crunchy Noodle Salad

Oct 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Enjoyed this recipe. I jacked up the nutritional content as suggested by some other reviewers by adding al dente broccoli and raw shredded carrots. I also added cilantro which we here in Texas love. (Saw an episode of Ina's once where she said she didn't like cilantro. I also upped the heat by adding a few drops of sriracha hot chili sauce. A...

Reviewed Sweet and Savory Menu: Rosemary Corn Cakes with Prosciutto and Chicken Sausages with Hot and Sweet Peppers

Sep 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This makes a fast and tasty winter meal. I already had hatch chicken sausage and couldn't find these peppers so I just used a green and a red bell pepper. The heat was already there.

The corn cakes were delicious. The recipe doesn't say the butter should be melted before going into the batter. The short time in the microwave...

Reviewed Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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

I thought this recipe was fairly plain. Might be a good contrast to serve with something more flavorful but in general I would not make it again.""

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Jul 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent. Used garlic and cilantro goat cheese. Next time I would use more vegetables and less pasta. Squash cooked faster than recipe suggests."

Reviewed Salmon Baked in Foil

Jul 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Healthy but boring. Needs something to kick up the flavors."

Reviewed Redfish Baked in a Foil Pouch with Cashew-Garlic Butter, Baby Spinach and Warm Potato Salad

May 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Disappointing. Not enough spices. There are many other potato salad recipes that are much better than this one. It is not a keeper for me."

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