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Reviewed Eggless Caesar Salad

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

This is crack on a plate. I've never been much of a Caesar salad lover before, but our whole family has developed a huge addiction to it with this recipe."

Reviewed Deconstructed Wonton Soup

Jan 15, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Really good and simple. Next time I will use a little more ginger... I didn't quite have enough and I think even more ginger would be even more delicious. I could see adding garlic for a variation too."

Reviewed Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage

Dec 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

little heavenly potato pillows... so easy too!"

Reviewed Ricotta Orange Pound Cake

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

I made this again with a major substitution. I used xylitol instead of sugar for friends who are diabetic. Instead of cupcakes, I used two 9x5 loaf pans. I baked them for about 40 minutes. They didn't rise as much as the cupcakes did earlier this month, but the cakes tasted moist and light and delicious. I got rave reviews just as before. I "

Reviewed Sweet Spiced Nuts

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are fabulous. My husband (who doesn't like nuts) is in trouble because he keeps eating them... they are for friends. I didn't have parchment and used wax paper. I kept turning the nuts as they baked. I kept turning them as they cooled also. That seemed to keep them from sticking. They were runny and gooey when I took them out, but cool"

Reviewed Ricotta Orange Pound Cake

Dec 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe into cupcakes to share with my office for a holiday treat. They were delicious, moist, flavorful and easy to make! The cupcakes baked for about 27 minutes in my oven. I also didn't see the amaretto listed before making the batter, so I just substituted the same amount of juice from the orange I zested. I'm sure the amaretto "

Reviewed Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing

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

Very good. I did have to add a lot more liquid, but that is how dressing (or stuffing) tends to be. I made my own cornbread without sugar. My grandma (who was from Arkansas) looked down on "corn-cake" so I'm not used to sweet corn breads... unless it's a dessert. This recipe works well with a dense, savory cornbread base. "

Reviewed Onion Dip from Scratch

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

Easy and tasty. Definitely make it the night before so that the flavors mix together well."

Reviewed Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

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

This was very good. I did have to turn down my oven to 400 degrees after about 5 minutes while baking the onions because they did start to burn quickly. After that I just kept a very close eye on them and flipped them around every 5 minutes or so for the rest of the 25 minutes. Everything else turned out just as expected from the recipe. I did"

Reviewed Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey

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

Easiest delicious recipe I've ever tried. It seems too simple but everyone in the family (including all the kids) loved it!"

Reviewed Vegetarian Chili

Nov 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The whole family loved it. Be careful to not add much more couscous than recommended... it looked too soupy to me, so I kept adding more. I ended up using water to thin it out again after all the couscous fluffed up! "

Reviewed Tofu Tacos

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

This was such a hit with my family! The lime showed up more than I thought it would. We didn't need the wedges. "

Reviewed Green Gobble-'Ems Garlic Bread Chunks

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

Easy and tasty. The kids ask for them a lot! If I'm out of butter, I use olive oil. Lots of flavor and fun to make."

Reviewed Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

May 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Seriously one of the best desserts my family has ever tasted. I'm dangerously hooked. I just added a 1/2 tbsp more of corn starch and had no problems with runny juices. I don't think I even needed to do that... just read a few reviews about thin consistency."

Reviewed Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

May 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent and so easy! I love the part where you microwave the custard for a minute. It worked like a charm."

Reviewed Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Apr 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this dish 3 times since discovering it a few weeks ago. Excellent, easy, delicious. I made the recipe as is, and have put different cheeses in it. I have also made it with milk instead of cream (because I forgot to get cream that day. I also like to add a little heat with cayenne pepper."

Reviewed Pasta Primavera

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

Delicious, easy, healthy... even my veggie-hating new son loved it and had seconds. I wonder how many days a week I can make it before the family tires of it?""

Reviewed Coconut Milk Tilapia

Jan 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very tasty but could have used twice the ginger and lemon zest. I did read the reviews on undercooked potatoes and changed a couple of things. I put the potatoes in the microwave for about 3 minutes after cutting them up but well before assembling the ingredients (so they could cool first). I checked the fish after 20 minutes, and the...

Reviewed Red Wine Beef Stew with Potatoes and Green Beans

Jan 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

After browning the meat and letting it cool, I tossed all the ingredients into our crock pot. This is the first beef stew recipe that my kids liked. Very tasty and easy.""

Reviewed Salmon Cakes

Jan 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were awesome. I followed the recipe exactly... no need to improvise. The kids loved them and they tasted great to the adults too. I grew up on fresh salmon and never tasted canned salmon until recently. I will make these again and again.""

Reviewed Crisp Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter

Jan 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is so good and easy to make. I did not make chicken wings, but used thighs (that's what I had) and cooked them for about 55 minutes. I let the butter soften quite a bit and just whisked all the ingredients together. I finely chopped the cilantro to mix it more thoroughly into the sauce. We served it with basmati rice and sweet potatoes. ...

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