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Reviewed cheddar corn chowder

Feb 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I used chipotle white cheddar cheese and it turned out fantastic!!

Reviewed Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Like Starbucks)

Dec 8, 2013 in on Food.com

This is a good base recipe for very moist and tasty muffins. However, you absolutely cannot just place hunks of unaltered cream cheese in the middle- it is far too bitter in the middle of a sweet muffin. When I tried to alter it by beating with butter, vanilla, and sugar- the consistency was too soft (even after freezing for quite some time) and ...

Reviewed Apple Dumplings

Dec 5, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good! I successfully subbed coconut oil for the butter and while the sauce is thinner initially, it thickens upon sitting while cooling to an appropriate temperature for eating. Super easy! Can omit the water/lemon juice step if you work fast or with a partner!

Reviewed Three Cheese Hot Artichoke Dip

Nov 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I've made a variation of this before but couldn't remember the exact recipe and I came across this Paula Deen recipe and thought it sounded basically the same although I don't believe I used cream cheese in my previous recipe. This had a good flavor but the oil was RIDICULOUS. I think 2 cups of mayo is way too much, thus resulting in copious amounts...

Reviewed Healthy Banana Chocolate "milkshake"

Sep 13, 2013 in on Food.com

Simple, quick and delicious! I used almond milk and 1 1/2 bananas and it turned out great. It';s not too sweet but it';s very chocolatey. If you wanted a sweeter kick (and added protein) you could probably add some peanut butter."

Saved Recipe Crock Pot White Chicken Chili by SAMS_Club

Sep 5, 2013 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Crock Pot White Chicken Chili by SAMS_Club

Sep 4, 2013 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Yogurt Bran Muffins by VillageMom

Sep 4, 2013 on Food.com

Reviewed Blueberry Pancakes

Aug 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were really fantastic. I have tried several pancake recipes and this is by far my favorite (although not the healthiest!). The sour cream really adds a great depth of flavor and texture to these classic pancakes. Delicious!"

Reviewed Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Nov 15, 2011 in on Food.com

I had high hopes for these given the reviews...but they seemed to fall a bit short of my expectations. To be fair, I used mild shredded cheddar and think they may have benefitted from a coarser shredded sharp cheddar. I baked for 20 minutes at 350 and they came out golden and springy- texture was fantastic and taste was good, just couldn't really...

Reviewed Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise

Oct 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Flavor was good, burgers were moist- but a "wet" consistency of the patties when trying to grill is an understatment- they were like paste, sticking and falling apart! The texture left something to be desired once cooked, while they were moist which is a good thing, they were too "spongy" for my taste. I like a burger with some substance. Overall...

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Feb 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I also didn't have shallots so I substituted with half a sweet onion, added a little more bacon (I like bacon!) and it turned out fantastic. I really enjoyed this dish. My first try at brussel sprouts, will be making again!

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Feb 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I also didn't have shallots so I substituted with half a sweet onion, added a little more bacon (I like bacon!) and it turned out fantastic. I really enjoyed this dish. My first try at brussel sprouts, will be making again!

Reviewed Ultimate Coffee Cake

Dec 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made this numerous times, and everyone loves it. The first time I made it, however, I used the recommended number of rolls and it was HUGE, and overflowing all over the sides of the pan after it had risen. It really depends on the size of rolls. I now use a smaller roll and use 20 of them and it comes out perfect. If yours does inflate over...

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Nov 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

The crust was black and rock hard before the chops were even close to being done. I am so bummed...I had high hopes for this one!! I ended up putting a cover on my skillet in order to finish cooking, and when they were done I was able to scrape the crust off and eat them, although the meat was a bit tough by then, it did have a great flavor. Will...

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Nov 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

The crust was black and rock hard before the chops were even close to being done. I am so bummed...I had high hopes for this one!!

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