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Favorited Carmelitas

Dec 7, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Salted Caramel Sauce

Dec 7, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Chicken Parmesan

Dec 3, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The video is different from the recipe. I added fresh herbs and parm to breadcrumbs like in the video. I thought the sauce was bland. If I make this again, I probably would dice the olives to distribute the flavor and probably not use whole tomatoes. I also would double the sauce. This recipe creates a lot of dishes. I don't think it is worth the...

Reviewed Mexican Rice Casserole

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice, solid side dish. I cut the recipe in half (except I used the entire can of rotel since I already bought 10 oz can) had plenty for my family of four (with leftovers). If I make this again, I would probably use diced tomatoes in place of the whole in order to distribute the tomatoes more evenly throughout the dish."

Reviewed Mac and Cheese

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

While I am a big fan of Ina's recipes, this was ok. I did shred the cheese myself and I still didn't care for the texture and i thought the gruyere flavor was too much. 1.5 cups of breadcrumbs was way more than needed. This makes a lot of mac and cheese- served as a side-dish my family of four ate only 1/4 of the dish."

Reviewed Southwestern Avocado and Black Bean Salad

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

The first time i made this, i followed the recipe exactly. Dressing is a little bland. I made this a second time and added chopped garlic and a teaspoon of sugar to the dressing. I added green onion too. I also added some chopped up barbecue chicken and served it as a main entree. It was a nice fresh meal for a hot day."

Reviewed Red Velvet Cupcakes

Apr 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used two 8-inch cake pans to make a birthday cake. I baked for 30 minutes and it was too dry. I think the flavor was fine, I should have pulled the cakes out sooner. My hubby really liked the frosting (I personally thought there was a tad too much butter in frosting. I am sure my hubby will request it again though."

Reviewed Asian Braised Pork Shoulder

Mar 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I also cut the salt by using low-sodium soy sauce and chicken broth, not salting the meat and cutting the oyster sauce in half. My husband really liked this dish. I could not find star anise so I subbed Chinese five spices (1/2 tsp It took over an hour to thicken sauce. We will make again."

Reviewed Apple and Pear Crisp

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

I will likely make this again, however, I will use less (maybe omit) some of the lemon and orange zest and juice. The fruit was still crunchy after 50 minutes of baking. It smelled wonderful and was easy. The peeling and chopping took a little bit of time."

Reviewed Orchard Salad

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

This was just ok. The dressing didn't have a ton of flavor. I used less olive oil than the recipe calls for and I thought it was still too much. I may try adding more sugar or apple cider to increase flavor."

Reviewed Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

Nov 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So yummy! I have made this several times and would make this more often if it were lower in fat. I usually leave out the third lemon, there is plenty of great lemon flavor already."

Favorited Skillet Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

Jul 26, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Roasted Chicken Dinner with Potatoes and Artichokes on a Bed of Crispy Kale

Jul 11, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Shredded Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Jun 28, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Arugula, Ricotta and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

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

Very tasty! Will make again but next time I will cut down the salt a little bit and dice up the tomatoes so they are evenly distributed and in every bite. I couldn't find smoked mozzarella either so I had to use regular.""

Reviewed Vanilla Ice Cream

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

Delicious! The ice cream is very rich, more like frozen custard. If you prefer lighter ice cream I wouldn't use this recipe. It is also very sweet. I love it! I did use 3 tsp vanilla instead of vanilla sugar.""

Reviewed Chocolate Ice Cream

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

Yummy! Reminds me of the frozen custard stands in the Midwest! I made this recipe twice, exactly as written except the second time I added chopped up chocolate covered cherries the last five minutes of churning. It is so much better than store-bought ice cream.""

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