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Reviewed Sausage Hors d'Oeuvres

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

I wanted to try this recipe, but after reading several reviews, I had my reservations.

My sis-n-law and I decided to make the recipe using 2 cups of Bisquick Mix. They came out okay (her boys ate them) but they were dense. She used the sausage right out of the fridge, and added the sausage to the flour mix. (I thought that...

Reviewed Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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

Wow. Was totally surprised by this recipe without flour! These cookies are yummy. I took the suggestions from previous reviewers and decreased the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup, & added peanuts to the mixture. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. The cookies came out so very chewy and soft. I agree with the previous reviewers, the sea "

Reviewed Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sep 22, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I tried this recipe after seeing the show as I was excited to try to expand my usual banana "repertoire" of recipes. I like the fact that this recipe doesn't make a huge amount of cookie dough.

The COOKIES ARE REALLY GOOD! I love the slight banana flavor, and the moist texture that the bananas and oatmeal provide. Its such a good...

Reviewed Ranch Dressing

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

This ranch dressing is so good. I love the "tangy-ness" of it: I made it or a family gathering for as a salad dressing, and a fresh veggie dip, and "even the very picky" crowd loved it. It has such a good flavor and very easy to make. Followed the recipe as is, and used greek yogurt.

It's definately a keeper. Thanks Ellie!...

Reviewed Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto

Aug 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this recipe after my brother in law, went fishing & brought home freshly caught tuna. That morning my sister and I happened to make several batches of Giada's pesto (a staple in our homes every summer) and we tried this recipe. Rave reviews all around...it is delicious, and I highly recommend this recipe. Yum!

PS...make...

Reviewed Cast-Iron Skillet Focaccia

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

This recipe was sooo easy & sooo good. I followed the recipe as is, no changes. Got lotsa compliments from family. Like the other reviewers, I will try to experiment with different herbs, cheeses and stuff next time. Thanks Jamie! "

Reviewed Cream Cheese Frosting

Jun 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is very tasty and easy to make. Yum. I used it on strawberry cream cheese cupcakes, I made for my brother's b-day.

Prior to making the recipe, I read the previous reviews, and I decided to reduce the amount of powdered sugar recommended. I used 1 & 1/2 cups, and you could taste the tangy-ness of the cream cheese....

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Nov 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love, love, love this recipe. So easy and delish! I made the recipe as is, except I cut back on the sugar/brown sugar, in the topping, because my apples were sweet. Oh yea, I added dried cranberries in with the apple mixture. Was a hit with my family, topped with french vanilla ice cream. Yummy. Thanks Ina. ""

Reviewed Southern Biscuits

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

I've never made biscuits in my life, and I accept the fact that I will never win any cooking contests. But, I had some extra buttermilk & found this recipe. I made them today to surprise my southern boyfriend & I followed the recipe exactly. I used a 3 inch glass, so they came out kinda big. They looked so perfect, just like the picture, & my bo...

Reviewed Oven Baked Onion Rings

Sep 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com


Surprise, surprise...a yummy onion ring that you don't have to fry! I had some friends over to try new some new "healthier" recipes, and this was one of them. The onion rings came out so good, and everyone was surprised how were crunchy they actually were. My oven runs hot, so I cooked them at 400 degrees & I had to add some panko bread...

Reviewed Baby Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Aug 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I saw this show a few days ago, and I bought all the ingredients at the farmers market, yesterday. Was very excited to try this recipe, since I love summer heirloom tomatoes. This salad is delicious, and the basalmic vinegar.. . what a surprise. The salad is so simple, and easy to make. It was a big hit with my family, and I will surely make it ...

Reviewed Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

Jul 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this muffin recipe...These are fabulous! Soooo yummy & easy to make. I just made them again, as this is my "go to" muffin recipe. They always come out perfectly. Thank you, Giada! I've always have good luck with your recipes! "

Reviewed Massaged Kale Salad

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

I just recently watched this show, and was intrigued by this salad. I've been experimenting with kale lately, and was very excited to try this recipe. I am so glad I did. My family (who is very wary of "healthy greens" loved this salad.) I followed the recipe as is, and its delicious. Loved the honey in the dressing with the sweetness of the mango...

Reviewed Turkey Burgers

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

These were very easy to make, and were sooooo good. I made them for a dinner party so I made slider size, because it was a new recipe, and all in attendance were unsure about "turkey burgers" lol. The sliders were huge hit, even among the skeptics. The only changes I made were using whole wheat slider buns, and I didn't have watercress so I substituted...

Reviewed Macaroni and Cheese

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

This recipe is delish...the only change I made was to add 2 tbsps of flour instead of 2 tsps the recipe calls for. Its my "go to" mac & cheese recipe...its sooooo good.

Reviewed Macaroni and Cheese

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

This recipe is delish...the only change I made was to add 2 tbsps of flour instead of 2 tsps the recipe calls for. Its my "go to" mac & cheese recipe...its sooooo good.

Reviewed Mediterranean Farro Salad

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

This recipe is yummy! Followed directions as is, and was a hit with my family. Dug the chewy texture of the farro, and it was a nice change from the usual use of pasta in a salad. I will surely make this again.

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