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Replied to Strawberry Shortcut Cake Recipe : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network

Jun 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

unsophisticated palate? I like $100 meals and I like Chipotle. GOOD IS GOOD.

Reviewed creamed corn

May 11, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is my go-to side dish for fresh corn. Always delicious, sweet and perfect! Add about a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper each and you don't need to add ANYTHING else! It's absolutely perfect with the simplest ingredients!

Reviewed grandma jean's potato salad

May 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Really good! Left out onions and used one less TBL of mustard. Other than that, pretty much stuck to the recipe and turned out to be a great, basic potato salad. Would make again! I will say that this probably won't serve 6 people, but more like 4 bigger servings.

Replied to Grandma Jean's Potato Salad Recipe : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network

May 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It sounds as though you're describing a totally different recipe!

Reviewed shrimp fried rice

Apr 29, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a DELICIOUS basic recipe and very versatile. I usually add frozen peas, utilize leftover rotisserie chicken instead of shrimp and increase soy sauce to 2 T. Have spicy food lovers? Add some siracha! Serve this with a side of potstickers and you have a perfect weeknight meal.

Reviewed potato leek soup

Apr 27, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Overall the end result was really good. Note to viewers--if you're using low sodium chicken stock (which I did), be sure to add an additional 1-2 teaspoons of salt or it will be very bland. I followed other viewers suggestions and added a clove of garlic and topped the soup with bacon and cheddar and thought it turned out great. Next time I might...

Reviewed chocolate and cheese danish

Mar 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Insanely delicious. I used mini m&M's because I didn't have any mini chocolate chips (classy, I know) and they still turned out great. My husband wants to dip them into a vat of whipped cream next time. Everyone, use the marscapone... It's amazing.

Reviewed pasta with bacon and leeks

Mar 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

So delicious and easy. Used linguine and added about a cup of frozen peas at the end. One of best and most simple pasta dishes I have ever made.

Reviewed Cheddar Corn Chowder

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WONDERFUL! I halved the recipe and still could of fed about 8 people! I did not have turmeric and used regular yellow cheddar. REALLY DELICOUS! Thanks, Ina!"

Reviewed Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

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

DELICIOUS! Used a store-bought extra-thin crust, but toppings/preparation was done according to recipe. My husband and I thought this was WONDERFUL!. Used fresh mozzerella & added some crushed red pepper. GREAT way to use up summer garden roma tomatoes & basil."

Reviewed Zucchini Bread

Jul 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great zucchini bread! As other reviewers suggested, I only used 2 cups of sugar, added a tsp. of vanilla and the bread turned out FABULOUS! "

Reviewed Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Jul 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used many modifications, but thought it tasted great and was a different spin on the usual steamed broccoli. I only had broccoli, no pine nuts and only used about a 1/4 t. of pepper flakes, but still thought it was really tasty. The raisins, greens, & garlic all blended well together."

Reviewed Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Apr 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!! There's nothing else I can say about them. "

Reviewed Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix

Apr 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

DELICIOUS!! My only gripe is that the ingredients are rather expensive, but it would be easy to mix and match. Next time I'll try adding some chocolate bites to the mix. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Lasagna Rolls

Jan 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because my husband and didn't think the Prosciutto added anything to the recipe; neither of us could taste it, which was disappointing because prosciutto is our favorite. WILL DEFINITELY make again, but probably without prosciutto because it didn't enhance the dish."

Reviewed Pappardelle With Corn

Dec 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

JUST AWESOME! I made it exactly as the recipe read and it was DELICIOUS! The only change I would make is to leave out the last 1/2 teaspoon of salt, as the dish was salty. This is better than any Olive Garden dish!"

Reviewed Pasta, Kale and White Bean Soup

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

SUPER DELICIOUS!!! I did not have a parmesean rind and used frozen spinach in place of the kale, but it tasted GREAT. Will definitely recommmend to anyone, super easy to make, and will make again soon. "

Reviewed Perfect French Toast

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

Overall, good recipe, but nothing super special about it. I think you could easily cut the recipe in half and use the same amount of bread. We had tons of leftover egg wash that we ended up throwing out. "

Reviewed Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Nov 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good, but nothing special. I followed other poster's advice and doubled all the spices. You could taste the different flavors, and while they complemented the chicken well, it didn't blow any of us away. Will probably not make again."

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Texas Chili

Nov 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AWESOME! I did make some modifications according to previous posters because we are not 'over-the-top' spicy food lovers. I cut the chile powder back to 1/2 cup, did not use hot sauce and only used 1 can of green chiles and thought the spice factor was perfect. I added a cup of frozen yellow corn per a poster's advice and thought it was a great ad"

Reviewed Agnolotti With Artichoke Sauce

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

I've made this recipe a few times now and it's always turned out wonderful and delicious! I've used variations of cream, half & half & skim milk (depending what I've had on hand) and it's turned out great every way.
I did leave out most of the pasta water and sauce remained perfect consistency for my husband and I. Like any recipe, you just...

Reviewed Super-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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

I thought this recipe was great! Good way to use up cauliflower! My husband I really enjoyed this recipe and will make again.

To the below reviewers, the cauliflower is supposed to be cooked, so not sure where the 'raw' flavors are coming from."

Reviewed Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken

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

I gave this a two because, although the chicken was very moist, it had absolutely no flavor for all the ingredients that were involved. You couldn't even taste the salt! I'm going to look elsewhere for a roasted chicken recipe. Just disappointing because it sounded so flavorful and delicious! I still love you Ina!"

Reviewed Pico de Gallo

Aug 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasted great! Wonderful way to use up garden tomatoes, jalepenos & onions! I did substitue jalepeno for serranos & added about a cup of frozen corn to add a sweet pop. Thanks for the great recipe!"

Reviewed Lonestar State Cheesecake

Aug 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AWESOME!! This was the best/easiest cheesecake I've ever tasted and ate! I did use plain graham cracker crumbs and it still turned out great. The only issue I've had is the cheesecake portion fills the pan to the top leaving very little room for the sour cream...I'll have to check my spring pan size. DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Aug 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WONDERFUL! I used fresh roma tomatoes from our garden, added some parmesean, 7 subsituted muenster cheese because that's all we had in the fridge and it was SUPERB!! Great way to use fresh tomatoes and basil. Will definitely make again. SO EASY!"

Reviewed Quick and Easy Pickles

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

I thought these were tasty but too SALTY!! I will try these again and reduce the amount of salt to see if that helps. I did add peppercorns and garlic as some readers suggested and thought it really added to the flavor of the pickles."

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower

Apr 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really simple and delicious...it's my go-to cauliflower recipe. We love it! Really impressive for guests and super flavorful!"

Reviewed Almost-Famous Corn Salsa

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

AWESOME!! Tastes JUST like Chipotle! Great, GREAT recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing.""

Reviewed Perfect Marinara Sauce

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

Being my first attempt at a home-made marinara sauce, I found this recipe to be simple, easy and satisfying. Both my husband and I really enjoyed it and will definately make again. I would recommend not adding a cup of water to the sauce as it was very runny, even after simmering for about 30 minutes. The sauce did thicken as it stood, however, s...

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