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Reviewed oven-roasted cauliflower with garlic, olive oil and lemon juice

Mar 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Wow! I rarely cook cauliflower because the rest of my family hates it but thought I would try again for a change of pace. The small head I purchased turned out not to be enough for the 4 of us. I did toss it in a bowl with the other ingredients before laying out on a parchment lined baking sheet so the lemon and oil coated well. I also turned the...

Reviewed Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

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

These were OK and I would make them again on occasion but they did need more seasoning. They are about what I expected for a baked low fat recipe but I was hoping for some miracle recipe where they resembled a deep fried veggie (don't think that is possible without a lot more oil). "

Reviewed Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

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

My guests LOVED this and I didn't even get a taste! I used a brie wedge instead of a round because that is all the store had on hand (no time to stop at another store) and it melted into a big pool of cheese but that didn't matter to my guests. However, next time I will use a round of brie.
Hmm - wondering how it would be if I replaced...

Reviewed Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

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

My guests LOVED this and I didn't even get a taste! I used a brie wedge instead of a round because that is all the store had on hand (no time to stop at another store) and it melted into a big pool of cheese but that didn't matter to my guests. However, next time I will use a round..."

Reviewed Skirt Steak

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

Can't give it five stars because I cooked the meat on the grill grates instead of directly on the coals and followed the rest of the recipe as is. Very good marinade!""

Reviewed Spaetzle

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

It worked for me but I cut back on the nutmeg and pepper for my kids. I'm just giving it 4 stars because I would consider this only about 3 servings. I doubled it and 4 of us ate most of it but I have teenagers in the house.
I don't yet own a spaetzle maker so I put the dough in a pastry bag with about 1/3" hole and squirt dumplings about...

Reviewed Pumpkin Muffins

Feb 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made 2 batches because of the amount of canned pumpkin I had. I made some into plain loaves and some into muffins with chocolate chips. My husband loved them when they were warm out of the oven and still loves them after sitting for 2 days. Pretty good for a low fat recipe. Oh - I only used 2 Tbsp molasses in second batch for milder flavor -...

Reviewed Ganache

Feb 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made ganache successfully before but thought I would try this version to see if the corn syrup keeps it a little softer and shinier. I glazed a birthday cake and it did what I hoped. It is a little thicker than I expected but maybe it is the brand of chocolate I used (Callebaut Bittersweet). It is very easy to spread on cake. I wanted a...

Reviewed Shrimp Gumbo

Jan 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am a Midwesterner and don't know what real gumbo is supposed to be like but I love this recipe. From reading other recipes, it appears to be equal amounts of oil and flour by volume for standard roux (although generally I assume 4 oz flour means by weight). Since it takes time to prepare, I like to make extra. To freeze some, prepare it with...

Reviewed Big Apple Pancakes

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

Relatively easy to make. It has been a long time since I had one of these at a restaurant but I think the restaurant version is more gooey (yes - fattening. I will add a little more brown sugar both to the apples and to the top next time. I made 2 pancakes for family of 4 (hungry teenager and we have 1/4th of a pancake left.

Reviewed Big Apple Pancakes

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

Relatively easy to make. It has been a long time since I had one of these at a restaurant but I think the restaurant version is more gooey (yes - fattening). I will add a little more brown sugar both to the apples and to the top next time. I made 2 pancakes for family of 4 (hungry teenager) and we have 1/4th of a pancake left.

Reviewed Ants in a Tree

Nov 2, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

The recipe sounds like a spicy ramen noodle soup I'm addicted to from a far away Asian restaurant so I had to try it. The flavor comes close! I used fresh chinese egg noodles and overcooked them so it was mushy. I added about 1/4 cup sesame seeds in my attempt to duplicate above mentioned soup. I will try this again with more chili paste and either...

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