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Reviewed Fried Shrimp with Spicy Remoulade

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

This review is for the spicy remoulade. I did not make the fried shrimp, but instead paired the remoulade with the Neely's Hot & Spicey Hush Puppies. I couldn't find Creole mustard, so I substituted horseradish mustard instead, and everyone thought the remoulade turned out great. There's definitely a KICK to it!""

Reviewed Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies

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

These are fantastic! I've been wanting to make hush puppies for a long time and finally got around to it. I followed the recipe, except for the jalapeno (my family doesn't like them). However, the amount of batter didn't seem like it would be enough, so I ended up doubling the dry ingredients and the eggs, and the hush puppies were delicious, ...

Reviewed Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Dec 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This might be Ina's best recipe! Super easy to make and knocks your socks off, it's so delicious. The filling is addictive, and the finished product practically melts in your mouth! The marinade of olive oil and wine is the key - do this part first so the caps can sit for as long as possible before stuffing and baking them. I couldn't find ex...

Reviewed Fried and Stuffed Rice Balls (Arancini di Riso

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are probably the most delicious thing I've ever made and ever tasted! This recipe got me second place in my family's own iron chef competition! The key is having the appropriate ingredients at room temperature and the frying oil up to the correct temperature so everything melts and fries perfectly. I used mozzarella instead of Gorgonzola...

Reviewed Chocolate Honey Almond Tart

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

Wow, this is a fabulous recipe! It's quite impressive - looks and tastes gourmet! It is very rich, but a small piece satisfy. I added about an extra tablespoon of almonds to cut down the richness a bit. I also continued to store it in the fridge because I felt it held up better and even tasted better cold. It is delicious, and I will definit...

Reviewed Baby Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so delicious and super easy to make! Instead of using basil-infused olive oil, I used dried basil with olive oil for the bread, and it was so good...you could use that bread as an appetizer/accompaniment for any meal. I tore up fresh basil leaves for the final mixing of the salad. The balsamic vinegar reduction was sooo good...I've ne...

Reviewed Cape Cod Chopped Salad

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The perfect summer salad! We've made both with the bacon and without...it's really a preference of taste. I don't think it needs the bacon (I didn't have any when I went to make this the second time), and I didn't miss it. It's such a pretty-looking salad too!"

Reviewed Guacamole

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WAY too much salt! That's the only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5. Next time I will add the salt as needed; I spent a lot of time trying to cut the salty taste, by adding more lemon juice and adding some pepper...eventually it was delicious! And it's so simple - I didn't even use a blender, just used a fork to mash everything up."

Reviewed Gazpacho

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was good and refreshing! It was my first attempt at making gazpacho, and I will definitely be making it again. It's true that the longer it sits, the better it tastes, so I would make it at least a day in advance of when you want to serve it. Next time I would cut back on the onion a bit because that flavor was a little too strong for my l"

Reviewed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very tasty. My favorite part was the tomato salad. My only complaint, and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is that the mushrooms were really watery and made a soggy mess on the plate. I followed the recipe to a T...any suggestions on how to avoid this next time, or is this just how it is?"

Reviewed Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are awesome. They take a little more time and work, but completely worth the effort! I did not use the chipotle pepper powder, because I knew my family wouldn't like it, but these were still delicious and may just be my new go-to dessert for get-togethers!"

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The presentation was beautiful. However, the flavor is a little bland, so next time I would add some nutmeg and black pepper, as other recipes call for."

Reviewed Twice Cooked Turkey Meatloaf

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was good! It was really moist, and the sun-dried tomato spread on top was a nice touch. I would actually add more of the sun-dried tomato to the mixture for even more flavor. I found this to be much more appealing than the typical meatloaf recipes that call for ketchup, etc."

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Apr 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This salad is really delicious. It's so simple to make, but it looks gourmet. We've served it at a number of family parties, and it always gets rave reviews."

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Apr 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is so delicious. It looks gourmet, but it's so easy to put together!"

Reviewed Easy Chicken-Mushroom Quesadillas

Mar 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The seasoning of this dish is what makes it so spectacular. I can't even describe it, it's so good. I was having trouble flipping the quesadilla in the beginning (although I have since mastered it), so what I did a few times was put it on a sheet of aluminum foil and bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes to melt the cheese. The best part is...

Reviewed Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Mar 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are amazing! Whether they're made as a side dish, an appetizer, or a snack, they are so delicious, and it seems I can never make enough. I usually line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, instead of using cooking spray, because it completely cuts down on clean-up."

Reviewed Tomato Basil Elephant Ears

Mar 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Out of all the appetizers we had at our party (and there were a number of them), this one received the most compliments! I didn't roll mine into elephant ears, because for some reason they ended up unrolling the first time I made them; so for the second time around, I just jelly-rolled them, and I think they held up much better. Delicious!"

Reviewed French Apple Tart

Mar 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is absolutely amazing! I have received so many compliments and requests to make it for future parties! I've made this using both homemade pastry dough and a frozen pastry. Obviously if you need to save some time, use the frozen pastry, but it comes out delicious either way. I did find that with the frozen pastry, the leftover tart became...

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