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Reviewed Hot Corn Chile Dip

Oct 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I am surprised this received such good reviews. This was bland :(

Reviewed Gingerbread Boys and Girls

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

I didn't think these turned out tasty enough. I tad chalky :( They were easy and fun to make and I did like the crunchy edges and softer center, but the flavor just lacked. "

Reviewed Greek Split Pea Soup with Lemon

Nov 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was decent. I am a big fan of split pea and ham, but thought this might be something different. It was good, but I wouldn't make it again. My kids didn't like that half the soup was pureed and the other half was not, so I ended up pureeing the whole thing. We also had to add some extra spices than called for...it just lacked something. A"

Reviewed Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

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

WOW! I honestly thought before tasting these little babies 'now how good can these really be?' Well, ding-dang! They are so yummy. 5 stars from me....easy, had all the ingredients in my pantry and a step above other cookies. "

Reviewed Awesome Apple Pie-lets

Oct 18, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Easy 5 stars for me. These were inexpensive, easy, little clean up, yummy and low-cal. These were so filling too! My kids and husband loved them as much as me. "

Reviewed Zucchini Bread

Sep 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great. I halved the recipe to make one loaf and accidently used the entire 2 cups of zucchini! Woops! It was a tad zucchini heavy, but it still turned out absolutetly delish. I cut the sugar way back to about 3/4 a cup and also used a coconut oil and applesauce in place of the vegetable oil. It turned out very moist with a crispy edg"

Reviewed 'Cue the Pulled Pork

Aug 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Hungry Girl is my new favorite. I loved this cheap, easy, lo-cal and delish recipe!! I bought her cookbook 300 under 300 and have been eating 5-6 meals from this book per day. I have been walking about 45 minutes and day also and have lost 5 lbs in one week. I am so excited! I have a hard time connecting with some of the other hosts that mak"

Reviewed Chewy Toffee Bars

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

We really enjoyed these. I have made them twice....they fell pretty bad both times. (Live in Denver, no earthly idea how to fix this) Anyway, the first time I followed the recipe exactly. 2nd time, i used a litte less brown sugar and also used 1/4 c toffee bits, 3/4 c chocolate chips and no nuts. The 2nd ones were SO much better I couldn't be"

Reviewed Charred Corn Salad

Aug 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was good. I made it for a family get together and it was tasty and well received. Don't know if I'll make it again, but it was good."

Reviewed Sweet Corn Mac 'n' Cheese

Jul 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ivan! This dish turned out great!...You are exactly the kind of chef I have been waiting for on the Food Network! I had been thinking Justin was a slam-dunk and had not considered (WHY!?!?!...until the promo! You won me over and I voted for you and will be soooo upset if you don't win. I hope that all the voters got to see the promo, because if"

Reviewed Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

Jun 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

5 stars from our family! This was easy, cheap and yummy! I had some boneless skinless chicken thighs as well as some with skin and bone. The kids had the boneless and my 10 yo son said it was the best chicken he ever had. My 7 year old loved eating the little roasted garlics. I am going to stock up on chicken thighs next time they are on sale"

Reviewed Round 2 Recipe - Stuffed Peppers

Jun 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Overall we really liked these. I had made Alton's brown rice and just added the ingredients from Sandra's brown rice from this show before stuffing the peppers. I forgot to add the tomatoes, so had to spoon them on top of the peppers after they cooked. I had to use Monterey Cheese....I think Mozz would have been better. I LOVED the recipe, my "

Reviewed Baked Brown Rice

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

WOW! I am so impressed with this recipe. I made brown rice on the stovetop the other night and nobody ate it besides me. I tried this recipe tonight and my little boys wanted seconds! I am so thrilled...how easy, cheap and healthy! I put some fresh thyme before serving and it was just delish. I think next time, I will just add a few sprigs o"

Reviewed Fresh Tomato and Black Bean Salsa

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

This was very good. I took it to a family gathering along with a crock pot dip (cream cheese/chili/cheddar dip), and this salsa went fairly well...but everyone went nuts over the other one. I liked this a lot, but probably will keep looking for that WOW salsa for me. "

Reviewed Sweet and Sticky Caramel-Hazelnut Rolls

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

My family really loved these. This was easy, inexpensive and fast clean-up...oh, and scrumptious! I must say I am a little surprised this is a Giada recipe...popping open a can of crescent rolls?!?! Now we're talkin'!! I can always count on Giada's recipes to deliver, this was right up my family's alley. Thanks Giada!"

Reviewed Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese

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

I made this for dinner tonight and I really liked it. I love nutmeg and cayenne, so for me...perfect. My kiddos (2 boys--10 and 7) liked it, but I am looking for a macaroni and cheese recipe that they just LOVE. I liked this recipe for the simplicity and the short amount of time/no mess and had all standard ingredients. "

Reviewed Ginger Oat Cookies (no White Sugar Added)

May 21, 2012 in on Food.com

WOW! These just came out of the oven...oh my! My kids are gobbling them up and since they are so healthy...no need to stop them. I don't eat flour or processed sugar, so I didn't use the 1 cup of flour. I ground up steel cut oats in my food processor until it got flour-looking and added the remaining 2 c of oats, so there are a ton of oats in...

Reviewed Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

May 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made this for dinner and it was good. I will make it again because it was easy, cheap and there are leftovers. I didn't have pickles, I can imagine those would have added to this dish. "

Reviewed Chicken Burritos with Pineapple Salsa

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

I really liked this, but next time would probably use ground beef or no meat at all It's probably just me, but I didn't care for the chicken in the burrito. But, the beans with this pineapple salsa was sooo good! And easy!"

Reviewed Round 2 Recipe: Tortilla Soup

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

I loved this soup! I cooked the tortilla strips in coconut oil and they were just delicious added to the soup! I added a little cheese to the soup, but I don't even think it was necessary. When I squeezed the lime juice and added the cilantro...YUM! "

Reviewed Simple and Satisfying Broccoli

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family liked this, but i think my family likes simple steamed broccoli florets just as well. I am new to cooking and have not quite figured out the trimming of the woody stem. I'll keep trying! "

Reviewed Tossed Angel Hair Pasta

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved this pasta...it is right up my alley. I love lemon and tossing the parsely in there made it all the better. I made it with the fish from this show and the pasta is what I wanted more of. YUM."

Reviewed Fish Piccata

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family really enjoyed this. It was easy and tasty! "

Reviewed Perfect Rice

Apr 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Meh. I loved the chicken from this episode, but I didn't find much flavor in this and have pretty much all of it left. I will use it for burritos tomorrow I think. "

Reviewed Tony's Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

Apr 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family really loved these. They were super easy and my kids got to help quite a bit...double bonus. Cheap too, a winner!"

Reviewed Ginger-Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Apr 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

LOVED THESE! I love anything with lemon, but these were exceptional. I didn't have ginger, so I used fresh grated nutmeg...I probably grated probably 1/2 of a nut into the dough...maybe 3/4 teaspoon total. I didn't have pecansand had to used quick oats, but dang! YUMMY! Won't be searching for oatmeal cookie recipes anymore :) Thanks Melissa,"

Reviewed New Style Refried Beans (Frijoles Refritos Estilo Nuevo

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were soooo good. We absolutely loved these beans and I will never make them any other way, nor will I ever buy canned refried beans again. I ended up putting them into burritos with Gina's Mexican Rice with some sour cream and I must say...best burrito I have ever made. The kids asked if we could have them again tomorrow. That is a succe"

Reviewed Gina's Mexican Rice

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We loved this rice! I added it to bean burritos and it was soooo good! I had to use.taco seasoning instead of sazon, and threw in some monterey jack and cheddar cheese at the very end along with some hot sauce...YUMMY! "

Reviewed Chili Tortilla Chips

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We really liked these. I used safflower oil and just added salt and skipped the other spices based on other reviews. My husband loved them! They were so simple...yea!"

Reviewed Perfect Summer Basil Burger

Apr 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OH YUM. This basil sauce is right up my alley. My kids and I gave this an easy 5 stars, hubby said 4 stars (he doesn't quite 'get' herbs yet. but I'm working on him). The kids dipped each burger bite into this sauce, what an easy, cheap meal! Thanks Melissa!"

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