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Reviewed Cheesy Pastry Puffs

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

These very good, though I used regular cheddar instead of white, and they still turned out very good. I put some garlic powder in the oregano salt mix, and it turned out even better. These are flaky, cheesy and delicious. I found this recipe a week ago and have already made them twice, my third batch is in the fridge chilling. If you make these, y"

Reviewed Cheesy Baked Farro

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

I didn't think I would like this recipe, since I had never had farro/barley before. But this recipe was soooo good! It was cheesy, and the barley (couldn't find any farro) was still a bit chewy. the topping was crunchy and very good. I cut the recipe in half, and it was still enough for 4 people! Am definitely making this again!"

Reviewed Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta

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

While this is a healthier alternative to grilled cheese, I didn't like this very much. I don't have a panini maker, so they didn't turn out how they were supposed to. The cheese/spinach mixture was a little too oily for my liking, and making the pancetta was a pain because it smokes up the kitchen so you have to take these outside. I wouldn't make"

Reviewed Peach and Strawberry Soda

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

I have made this drink several times and everybody loved it, both old and young! Even though this is supposed to be sweet, I would put more lemon juice in it, otherwise it is a little too over-the-top sweet. You can strain this, to get the strawberry seeds out, but a lot of the fruity flavor gets taken out, but it is good either way. Also, if you "

Reviewed Strawberry Meringue Clouds

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

These were a very nice treat. They took a little bit too long for my liking, but even if you stop cooking them 15 minutes early, they don't turn out right. I tried putting dried fruit in these, but if you put to many in, it gets too sweet and too heavy. I'd like to try this with the flash dried fruit, but these are good without anything in them to"

Reviewed Mini Chocolate-Meringue Cupcakes

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

This things were great; whenever I make them, I only get a few, everybody else eats them so fast! However, I'm giving this a four because the merigue made them flaky on top, and they fell apart when I tried to take them out of the muffin paper. I would recommend letting the merigue deflat a bit, or not to beat it a much as said, so they aren't so "

Reviewed Swiss Chard and Sweet Pea Manicotti (Winter

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

This recipe is absolutely amazing! I haven't gotten around to reviewing this until now, and I've made it several times. The ingredients are rather expensive, mostly because of the cheeses, since fontina is $11 in general. It is a lot of work as well, but let me tell you, it is totally worth it a couple times over! Plus, manicottis are sold in pack"

Reviewed Pastina with Peas and Carrots

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

This recipe was pretty much easy to make, only a two pot/pan meal. However, the cream cheese was way too promenant in this, and I don't think kids would like it. The mascarpone was good, but the cream cheese wasn't. It was a little better with some parmasean, but I don't think this was a 'great' recipe."

Reviewed Pasta Ponza

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

I would give this recipe either 3.5 stars of 3.75 stars, since it wasn't so bad as a 3, but not as good as a 4. I would suggest skipping the oil on the tomatos when you bake them, because it will make the breadcrumbs soggy. Otherwise this recipe was pretty good, though I cut it in half."

Reviewed Lobster Mac and Cheese

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

This recipe was amazing!!!!!!! The first time I made it, it came out a bit lumpy and gritty because i didn't stir it enough, so keep it on the heat when you're melting the cheeses into the sauce. Otherwise this recipe was soooo good, despite it's general unhealthiness. I didn't make it with lobster because it was just too expensive, but it was sti"

Reviewed Fusilli with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper

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

This was a very good recipe! The mascarpone made this very smooth and creamy, and the Pecorino gave it a bit of sharpness that was nice. I misread the recipe and only added half the pepper, but it was good that way as well. One tip if you're going to make this though, cut down a bit on the oil, I only used half, and it was still a little bit too o"

Reviewed Farmer's Pasta

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

This recipe was very flavorful with all the cheeses, though it was a bit of work with all the grating and the sauce. One thing you NEED to watch out for, in this recipe is to use cream instead of half and half because if you subsitute and go the cheaper way for this recipe, it will get ruined, and turn out gritty and not very well mixed. And even "

Reviewed Cheesy Baked Tortellini

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

I liked this recipe a lot, and used 3 cheese tortellini. The sauce was good, the combination of white and red wasn't too rich. The smoked Mozzarella made a very good cheesy crust, was one of my favorite parts. But only two out five people in the house liked it, so if you don't like cheese, then try putting some meat in the sauce, or using meat tor"

Reviewed Spicy Honey Mustard-Glazed Pancetta

Aug 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I gave this four stars because I'm not a big honey-mustard fan, but they were still pretty decent. A lot of reviews on here complain about the smoke, but thats because they weren't prepared. Pancetta is very fatty, hence all the smoke, so when you want to make these, do what I did and take them outside in your porch or something so they can cool d"

Reviewed Orzo with Artichoke Pesto and Grilled Corn

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

This recipe was good for one with artichokes, since I'm not a big fan. I only give it four stars because I would make a few adjustments. First, I would cut the recipe down to half, since it is rather huge, then I would cut back on the lemon juice a bit otherwise it is overpowering. I would also add double the corn or none, because it's either ther"

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