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Reviewed green beans with cheese sauce

Mar 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a review for the sauce only because I didn't make the green beans. I just needed some cheese sauce for some vegetables. I am still rating this 5 stars because the sauce was yummy. I forgot to soften the cream cheese, which caused small clumps in the sauce itself, but that didn't matter at all. It was still good. Next time I'll probably use...

Reviewed green beans with cheese sauce

Mar 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a review for the sauce only because I didn't make the green beans. I just needed some cheese sauce for some vegetables. I am still rating this 5 stars because the sauce was yummy. I forgot to soften the cream cheese, which caused small clumps in the sauce itself, but that didn't matter at all. It was still good. Next time I'll probably use...

Reviewed Sunny Side Up Burger

Jan 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good and simple! The winner for this was the mayonnaise sauce. I just made a serving for one, but the lemon helps to bring out the taste of the beef and egg. You could have this for breakfast with some hash browns. It's good for anytime of the day.

I used a griddle instead of the grill pan and made the toast and egg using...

Reviewed Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Jan 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These are pretty good. I've been wanting to make them, and with the big game around the corner, I figured I would give them a try. I did what other reviewers suggested, and used a food processor for the chicken. With an ice cream scooper, I had exactly 15 balls. If I had made them smaller I could have had more. They did take a bit longer to fry than...

Replied to Potato Latkes

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Nothing really. The addition of the Matzo meal and egg give them a bit of a different flavor, but they are essentially the same thing.

Reviewed Gigi's Carrot Cake

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Believe the hype! This is a very delicious cake and I'm a baking novice. I haven't a made a cake in years, and this was my first carrot cake. I thought about trying a recipe with oil, but after reading reviews I thought I would give this a try and I'm glad I did. It really is delicious and just what I wanted.

The only thing I changed...

Reviewed Penne Pasta with Sausage and Cheesy Garlic Bread

Jan 9, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a decent recipe for penne pasta with sausage; though, I'm glad I read the reviews first. I prefer my noodles to be saucy, so I did not strain the tomatoes. I also used crushed tomatoes in lieu of diced tomatoes. I think that was the way to go if you want "wetter" noodles.

Other changes... I used more onions and added a...

Reviewed Pan-Fried Trout

Dec 10, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty good and quick. I eyeballed the ingredients because I was only make 2 fillets. My only complaint is I found the oven temp to be too low to cook this properly. I eventually removed the skillet from the oven and fried it on the stovetop. It was still very tasty. Another issue is you do need to salt and pepper to taste. Don't forget to...

Reviewed Pizza Snacks

Sep 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A nice snack. I would definitely recommend toasting the bread first. If you're not worried about calories then a smear a dab of butter on it. That will help the sauce and the veggies. I made this with red and green peppers, onions, pepperoni and olives. I also added some Italian seasoning. I think adding the seasoning really helps with the flavor."

Reviewed Tony's Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

Sep 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was skeptical, but the flavor is very nice. I made the dipping sauce as well and that was very good too. My recommendation is to skip cutting up the chicken breasts yourself, and just go ahead and buy the pre-cut tenders. This worked out well for me. As for the dipping sauce, make sure you whisk it well or you'll get clumps. "

Reviewed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

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

This had great flavor and I really enjoyed it. I skipped the grill and put this under the broiler. It still came out great. I used some of my left over salmon with a salad."

Reviewed Hash Brown Quiche

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

Truthfully, I wasn't really wowed by this. It is quick and simple, so that's a good thing. However, I'm not a fan of frozen potatoes. The crust just doesn't work for me. I think I may try Simply Potatoes next time as I think fresher or not-frozen potatoes would be better. "

Reviewed Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Crust

Aug 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As everyone else has said, this is very simple and easy to make. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. I used some fresh parm and some of the good old dry parm. I think you could easily sub one for the other, depending on your taste. My only real complaint was the mustard sauce is a bit thin for four chicken breast. Yeah, it wo"

Reviewed Breakfast Trifle Grits

Apr 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. I normally don't prefer sweet grits, but with the tomatoes, cheese, etc. It turned very good. I'm a grits person, so I liked it. My friend liked it. My only thing is when I make this again, I'll likely sub bacon in lieu of the sausage. I think bacon would taste better. "

Reviewed Potato Latkes

Apr 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good! This was my first time making latkes, so I'm glad I read the reviews beforehand. I'm not sure why the recipe doesn't mention squeezing the excess liquid from the potatoes, but I think that's a crucial step. Next time I try this I'll make the apple sauce too. "

Reviewed Cajun Mac and Cheese

Apr 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Meh...this is pretty tasty for a mac and cheese. Not the best I've had, but pretty good. I was expecting more heat, but I think the Cajun seasoning I used wasn't the best. Next time I think I'll add a dash of cayenne. My only real complaint about this recipe is that it calls for 12oz of pasta instead of a pound. That just seems weird and it would "

Reviewed Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Apr 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The sauce is very tasty, but as others have mentioned it is also very rich. I would recommend putting this on the side in a dipping dish. The picture is pretty accurate, but once you start cutting into that yummy steak it can get a bit messy. I will definitely try this again, but I think next time in lieu of onions I'll use shallots. "

Reviewed Corned Beef Hash

Apr 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is very, very tasty! Since I used leftover corned beef and cabbage I had made in the crock pot, I omitted adding any extra cooking liquid. The veggies and beef had enough liquid already. Once everything heats up then it starts to release. Also, it really does take about 7-8 minutes on medium high to get that nice char on the outside. If you w"

Reviewed Slow Cooked Corned Beef & Cabbage

Apr 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe because I wanted to use the leftovers for corned beef hash. I like the fact that you can throw all this in the slow cooker; however, I think I may have used too many carrots and potatoes because everything didn't fit in my 6qt slow cooker. I had to transfer pots several times (lol) and it still came out fine. "

Reviewed Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

Mar 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I normally don't like mustard-based potato salads, but this one is a real winner and I really enjoyed it. It's not too sweet and not too tart. I made this with some baby back ribs and I'll be making this again, especially in the summer months for BBQ meals. "

Reviewed Garlic Sauteed Spinach

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

This is an easy and simple recipe. The flavor is delicious, but not so overpowering that you don't get the great flavor from the spinach. Really great! I skipped the lemon."

Reviewed Cream of Chicken Soup

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a very easy recipe and very tasty. I diced some store bought rotisserie, which made it even easier. I was a bit concerned that one tablespoon of salt was too much, but it was spot on for my taste. Of course, I used unsalted butter as per the recipe.

This is a definite keeper. "

Reviewed Jamaican Curry Chicken and Potatoes with Scotch Bonnet Hot Peppers

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I subbed yukon for russet potatoes and used a jarred habanero instead of fresh one. Meh...it was a still very good. I also added a sprinkle of brown sugar because I like just a tab bit of sweetness to this dish as a personal preference.

My one recommendation is if you are using actual hot Jamaican curry powder you might want to...

Reviewed Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Jan 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't have any fresh herb on hand, so I used dried sage. It still worked. The sage and apples have great flavor together, but for my two cents I would have preferred blending the onion and apples into a jelly. Don't be fooled by the picture with the recipe. The apples and onions are really mushy after cooking and don't hold up well. When I make"

Reviewed Smokey Red Beans and Rice

Jan 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed this recipe to the letter and it does have great flavor, though I think there are a couple of typos. For instance, 1 tblspn of salt is too much for 8 oz of beans. If you use 1 tblspn of salt then you should probably use 16 oz of red beans. Definitely use less salt if you are using less than 16 oz of red beans. As it is if you don't make"

Reviewed Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Seriously this is a great base for a salad. If you just eat the salad as the recipe calls for then it's a good appetizer or side, but if you add a little extra then it can easily be turned into a great main meal. I tried both red and white wine vinegar for the vinaigrette and I actually preferred the red wine (promegrante infused). I also added ch"

Reviewed Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

If you like curry and potatoes then you will like this. For my taste I really enjoy curry so I wished I had added more to the finished product. I followed the recipe exactly, but once I started eating I wished it had a stronger curry flavor. My suggestion is to follow the recipe and then season to taste. I also suggest using a good brand of chickp"

Reviewed Apple-Honey Drumsticks

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor of the sauce is great, but I couldn't get it to thicken. It would have been way better if I could get it thickened, but c'est la vie. I'm not sure if my heat wasn't high enough or if it was too high. Whatever the case may be, I will definitely try this again and I am not deterred by the fact I didn't get the sauce right. "

Reviewed Apple Smoked Bacon, White Cheddar and Potato Omelet

Jan 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is pretty basic. It's eggs, hash brown and bacon with some cheese on top. I am not an expert at making omelettes so mine came out looking a little funny. I had some trouble getting the middle cooked through, so I attempted to flip it which didn't work out right. It broke in half, which basically turned my omelette into scrambled eggs. I may t"

Reviewed Honey-Butter Baked Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Jan 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is delicious. My boyfriend and I loved this. He particularly loved the mashed sweet potatoes. The chicken was very easy and I've made this with and without the sweet potatoes several times. I always make a bit more of the honey mixture because I want the entire chicken coated. The recipe makes just enough, but if you have a heavy hand like I "

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