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Reviewed Roasted Tomato Soup

Sep 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I didn't read the reviews because I was in a hurry so I didn't see the seeds/skin advice. Perhaps that would have made it a bit sweeter. I don't like bay leaf so I left that out. I did make some subs to it though because my husband thought it was too bland otherwise. I added a titch of sugar to help with the acidity of the tomatoes, and added g"

Reviewed Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Mar 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was honestly THE best fish recipe I have ever made or eaten. It has a lot of flavor despite it being so easy to prepare. My husband and son loved it as well. I'm saving this recipe as it will be my go to recipe for salmon! Thanks Giada!"

Reviewed Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Sep 7, 2012 in on

This is a great dip! I took it to a friend's house and her little toddler just loved it! I served it with apples which was good but I personally like it with flat pretzel chips! It reminds me of dipped pretzels at Christmas time for some reason. As for the actual recipe, I think I increased a few things but made it last month and can't really...

Reviewed Bow Tie Pasta with Smoked Salmon Lemon Sauce

Jan 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was delish! I didn't use the Italian Parsley but subbed dill instead. I also didn't add the green onions because my boys aren't partial to them. Even with the substitution and elimination of the two ingredients it was still really, really good. My husband and sons loved it and so did I. ""

Reviewed Panko Chicken Nuggets

Sep 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My boys said that these are THE BEST chicken nuggets they've ever had and ask for them often. GREAT recipe!""

Reviewed Hot Wieners Rhode Island Style

Sep 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was horrible. I love all of the spices used in this recipe so I don't know what made it so bad. It smelled really good until I added the cinnamon. I even added salt, a bit of sugar, garlic salt to try to salvage this. Using this much hamburger (even though I halved the recipe) we will just have to stomach it so we don't waste it. Will no...

Reviewed Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This soup was better than I expected. I used chorizo as one person suggested, skipped the marjoram and sage, used beef broth instead of chicken, and accidentally forgot the cider vinegar at the end. Oh and lastly, I didn't puree all of the meat in the soup. I just simmered the squash in the broth and added a bit of the meat for flavor. I then ...

Reviewed Cajun Rice With Sausage

Aug 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was alright. To the recipe's credit, I accidentally used our brats instead of the yummy cajun sausage that we really like. So there wasn't much spice there. There also wasn't a whole lot of cajun flavor. I added quite a bit of our own cajun spices to it to add a bit more flavor and added even more hot sauce for some spice. It was also pre...

Reviewed Dijon Chicken Wings

Jul 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I can't eat chicken but my husband and boys LOVED this sauce! I actually grilled chicken legs and basted them w/ the sauce towards the end. My son said it was SO good he wants me to make them again right now. ;) Great recipe and one that we will use again and again."

Reviewed Grilled Banana Splits with Hot Fudge and Rum Caramel Sauce

Jul 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These were good but the caramel sauce took forever to start to thicken up. In hind site, I would have made the caramel sauce before our bbq and then just warmed it up. It took so long that we didn't want to wait until it cooled enough not to melt our ice cream in ten seconds.

On the positive side, the flavor was great and...

Reviewed Cannellini Bean Soup with Kale and Garlic-Olive Oil Crostini

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I can't eat tomatoes but thought this sounded really yummy! I did make it but used a really good beef broth I like and added an extra splash of vinegar to help w/ the flavor I would lose by not adding tomatoes. I also added very thin sliced red onion. Topped w/ a bit of shredded mozzarella and it was delish!"

Reviewed Lemon Drop Champagne

Dec 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I only rated this a one because I have never made it.

I was just wondering whether the candies are good in this drink? It sounds kind of strange to me to have candy bits floating in my champagne. Would it be just as good w/o them?

Reviewed Curry-Scallion Meatballs (with Herbed Yogurt

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I took these to a party last night and they were a hit. I love curry but didn't use the traditional yellow curry. I used Madras curry powder. It has such an amazing aroma and taste and went perfectly with the beef. My entire house still smells like it! :) I highly recommend this recipe. The meat was juicy thankfully...not dried out like so...

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