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Reviewed Cornish Pasties

Jan 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Luckily,recently saw a Video Primer of a Foodnetwork Celebriety on Pasties. They are Traditionally Bits of Beef,Onion & Mushrooms in a Beef Gravy.At The Opposite end of the Pasty was a bit of Fruit Jam.Large & wrapped in a Checkered Towel to Eat in the Coal Mines. No Other Edibles As Chef Irvine Has in Recipe.Also,bits of Chicken Too if Beef...

Reviewed Bannock

Jan 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Great for those Allergic to Infinite Edibles.No Eggs OR Milk! My Kind of Food. We made a Biscuit from Australia/New Zealand called "ANZAC".Has Oats & Coconut & Sugar to One's Liking.Again,Zero Eggs/Milk because of Rationing in WWII. Bannocks knew about yet No recipe.Perfection! Now Hope Someone Will Post the Recipe for "ANZAC Bicuits".I cannot,Because...

Reviewed Slammin' Swedish Meatballs

Jan 16, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

For My 12th. Birthday,My Ukranian Aunt Catherine prepared,"Swedish Meatballs".No idea what they were & White Sauce to boot not Red! A redolent Cinnamon,Allspice & Cardamon Gravy in Milk. Home~made Egg Noodles were the "bed" for Tiny Rounds of a Mixture of Meats.Very much like a Meat~loaf yet the Herbs & Spices were different.The same Spices...

Reviewed Beef Chili

Jan 16, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

When I saw Chef Florence prepare I knew it would Be Great! He had visited a Couple that Won Chili Cook~Offs in Texas. They added Un~sweetened Square of Chocolate & Cinnamon to Their Recipe.He stayed very true to the,"no beans allowed rule" that Texas Chili is known.This is Hearty,No rice required & has the Flavours Hunny & I crave.Remember...

Reviewed Meat and Mushroom Lasagna

Dec 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I personally am pleased w/this Meat & Portabellos Lasagna.Enough liquid@ 29.5 ounces.I'm not fond of Citrus Zest & leave out of all foods.Living in a small,rural Area cannot always locate Riccotta.Name brand Cottage Cheese works fine.We all have had an issue w/this or that,yet a slimmed down version of My Home~made version is a delightfull...

Reviewed Meat and Mushroom Lasagna

Dec 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I personally am pleased w/this Meat & Portabellos Lasagna.Enough liquid@ 29.5 ounces.I'm not fond of Citrus Zest & leave out of all foods.Living in a small,rural Area cannot always locate Riccotta.Name brand Cottage Cheese works fine.We all have had an issue w/this or that,yet a slimmed down version of My Home~made version is a delightfull...

Reviewed Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Dec 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Bobby Deen "morphs" the Best Of Recipes We All know into Healthy Honestly Great Food w/o Apologies.One issue has been Salt. To My understanding, Kosher Salt is part of a blend of several ingredients. Store it & use judiously.I cannot use much Salt,so derive from "natural" amounts in Foods.This casserole is fabulous & well worth finding,"Haricot...

Reviewed Crepe Quiche Lorraine

Dec 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Perfection! Alton Brown is part Baker/Cook & Scientist.Finally a recipe for Quiche Lorraine that included ALL items I knew were in this Lovely,Tummy satisfying Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner.A New "Spin" of Crepe batter creates a lightness & helps the Ingredients come to the front.Lack a crust laden dryness,never! Really believe this is Alton Brown's...

Reviewed Crepe Quiche Lorraine

Dec 24, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Perfection! Alton Brown is part Baker/Cook & Scientist.Finally a recipe for Quiche Lorraine that included ALL items I knew were in this Lovely,Tummy satisfying Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner.A New "Spin" of Crepe batter creates a lightness & helps the Ingredients come to the front.Lack a crust laden dryness,never! Really believe this is Alton Brown's...

Reviewed Orange Sweet Rolls

Nov 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These are a Memory of My Mother.Every Christmas the scent was wafting throughout the kitchen,Dining room & living room.Just a smidge different.Mother used more fresh squeezed orange juice.Thank You from Me! Perfection Hope many WILL TRY,worth it.Can cut Recipe in Half.Wouldn't try any less.

Reviewed Easy As Can Be Pasticcio

Nov 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is similar to a 1960's Casserole Mother prepared for Suppers.Dinners were reserved for Sundays after Church.Be easy on Cheese.Can be a bit greasy if not drained well.The Cinnamon is always in every Recipe We prepare.A special taste no one knows exactly what the Spice is,yet tastes Delicious.As Decadent as You want/as Lean as You want, Terrfic...

Reviewed Drop Biscuits

Sep 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent recipe.Please weigh the flour out to have correct amount.5 ounces = 1 cup All Purpose Flour. Invest sometime to create really nice Biscuits. Nana taught me to always brush any left over Flour from tops of Biscuits.Why? Flour on tops will never bake.If too many,freeze to have for baking later. Place on parchment paper & do not need to gre"

Reviewed Foolproof Popovers

Sep 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Hunny has prepared these many times. Turns out perfect everytime.I like the idea of making a sandwich as a meal for this lovely. Melissa de Arabian has solved our conundrum of Pop~Overs."

Reviewed Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

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

Marshmallows are year around for me.Preferably covered in Chocolate.Coconut is divine! I do suggest using a stand mixer that can take the power/time it requires.k.a. is the best one! These are easy,delicious & cover however one pleases. As stated by others~simple & they really are not "trouble".If need to use the parchment paper suggested & powder"

Reviewed Sloppy Janes

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

Took one star off b/c the sodium is so high in every food that HG creates. We never use it so we adjust & use herbes in place & no salt added products.This is not healthy w/Sodium,Re~do will be great! Thank you for ideas."

Reviewed Missy's Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

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

Began Learning To Bake/Cook When Married,I See Immediately Not Enough Liquid.The Milk Should Be Increased & Go By Look Too.Taught Begin w/Dry & Alternate Wet Until End w/Dry.Plus,Flour Is Always 5 Ounces = One Cup For All Purpose,Simple Is Better w/This Recipe. The Errors Are Several. If Had Not Been For Chefs & Graduates Of Culinary Schools,I Wou"

Reviewed Stuffed Cabbage

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

Hunny & I Watched This Show Together & Not Once Did Miss.Ina Mention "Raisins OR Red Wine Vinegar". Also,The Tomatoes Were A Chunky Sauce Not Ones Listed Here.There Was ONE Single Layer Of The Beef/Un~Cooked Rice Mixture Placed On Tomatoes That Were Baked.Everything Else Was The Exact As We Both Saw In Show.Wish Any Adjustments Had Been Told Durin"

Reviewed Quick Pickled Sweet Cucumbers

Sep 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Took one star off b/c the 1/2 cup of water was not in upper part of recipe.Further reading to prepare read about the water in the saucepan.Exactly what we desired for an easy to eat immediately recipe.Just need to list ALL items so no surprises@ bottom,thinking done w/ingredients."

Reviewed Tres Leches Cake

Aug 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Only Once Has Hunny & I Experienced A True "Tres Leche" From Authentic Food Eatery.Finally,Miss.Marcela Prepared & The "Three Milks" Were Well Explained & Simple To Prepare A Wonderfull Cake.Moist,Tender Crumb.Soaked,Not "Oozey" & Exactly The Taste Of A True Authentic Mexican Dessert. Light, Easily Two Servings Are Hard To Resist Mouthwatering Re"

Reviewed Sausage Hors d'Oeuvres

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This Recipe Has Alluded Me for YEARS Because of Allergy to Soy in Standard Cooking Mix Recommended.Thank You,Ms.Yearwood for Suggestion of Self Rising Flour. Never Thought Of This & Bummed I was "Left out". Also,IF Using Lean to Very Lean Pork May Need To Add an Egg OR Egg White.Pork Is Not As Fatty As Used To Be. Make A Small Recipe To Find What "

Reviewed Peach Cobbler

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We Enjoy This Recipe Because No Eggs Required & Sometimes Are Out Of Them. Tried w/Pineapple,Apples,Cherry Pie Filling.All Worked,Tho' The Peaches Are The Best Truly.Agree Vanilla Is Lovely.We Halved The Recipe & Reduced Butter To 1/2 Stick Un~Salted. In An 8"x8" Pan & Worked Fine.Sorry That Lovely Dear Soul In Florida Had A Problem. Also Used Sup"

Reviewed Quick Pickles

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mother Never Wrote Down A Similar Recipe. Thank Goodness For Curiosity! Thank You,Ms.Rachael For A Memory That Is Truly FAB & Lasting. Pickles Are For A Meal,So Truly Prepare In This Quanity. Crisp,Sweet~Tangy & Delicious! We Ate Like Candy Cold & Refreshing. "

Reviewed LoBello's Spaghetti House - Gnocchi

Aug 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We Cannot Locate Gnocchi Frozen w/o Loads Of Sodium. The Baked Potato Method Is Not Cost Efficent For Us Either. My Late Sister Lived In The Area & Anne Definitely Would Have Made This Recipe. In Her Memory & Honour Cannot Wait To Try. Finally~Options for Gnocchi!"

Reviewed Three Cheese Hasselback Potatoes

May 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The Only Things I Changed Were Salt,Used Less & Rinsed The Sliced Open Potatoes Of Excess Starch. Fabulous Recipe From Chef Robert. Thank You!"

Reviewed Cream Biscuits

Mar 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Recently Had To Re~Do Recipe & It Works! Non~Fat Evaporated Milk For The Cream Is The ONLY Change. Cut Into Squares & NO WASTE Or "Tough" Biscuits Rolling Out "Scraps" Of Dough.If Desire A Higher Biscuit "Pat" Out The Dough In Place Of Rolling & Cut & Voila`!"

Reviewed Beans Wrapped in Prosciutto

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

Purchased Everything We Needed w/o Realising & Voila`. The Flavour Combonation Of Tender Green Beans,Velvety Proscuitto & Tangy Dressing Are A Match We Would NEVER Have Thought To Bring Together. Nice From The Typical Cooked Haricot Verts We Buy."

Reviewed Grilled Veggie Naan-wich with Sun-dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

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

Thank You So Much! We Literally Eat "Naan" Every Day! This Is A Great "Eat Your Vegetables" & The "Dressing" Is Fabulous!We Could Never Have Done A Sandwich Better w/Naan."

Reviewed Dulce de Leche Churro Tots with Whipped Cream

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

This Is A Fun Recipe To Share The Preparing Of The Batter. If Feels Too Difficult, Please TRY. They Are Very Easy To Cook & Taste Delicious w/Sauce.Just Read Through The Recipe A Few Times. Have Everything Ready Before Heating The Oil. Worth The Recipe. An Adventure And Another Recipe To Cross Off A List "Must Prepare One Day". I Flunked Home Ec "

Reviewed Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples, Onion Rings and Mustard Greens

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

Dry Rubs Work Best For A Quick Meal In My Thoughts. The Mustard Greens Minus Their Stems Are Lovely. Apples Are Always A Winner w/Pork. If Trouble With The Onion Rings Being Strong Or NOT Holding Batter~Two Ideas. Cut, Rinse With Cool Water & Dry With Paper Towels. Then Refridgerate About 15 Minutes. They Lose The Harsh Flavour And Hold Batter Qui"

Reviewed Fresh Green Beans (a.k.a Tom Cruise Green Beans

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

My Kitchen "Job" Is To "Tip & Tail" The Green Beans. I Line Them Up Beside Each Other In Groups Of TEN. Paring Knife Ready,Cut & Keep On Till Done.I Use A Wooden Cutting Board & Make Sure It's Level. Hunny LOVES Crisp, Fresh Green Beans. This Is His Favourite. No One Ever Wrote Down Recipes, So We Are Thrilled Miss.Trisha Has & Shares."

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