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Reviewed red velvet cupcakes

22 hours ago on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic, despite the reviews here! I was worried after reading these reviews but I swear by Ina and went forward. They are a light, fluffy texture. Mildly chocolate flavor. Very good!! I got 19 cupcakes, though next Time I would make each a little smaller so the top wasn't as large. Only changes I made, doubled the vanilla and reduced baking...

Reviewed Caramel Sauce

Dec 17, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I'm disappointed. I swear by Ina. I have every book. I am a master because of her and yet this sauce... I used a heavy bottomed sauce pan. I went slow. I stood over it. I swirrled it. I watched it bubble and I waited over it, so it didn't burn and before it got to 350 it turned to crystal. Frustrated and needing the sauce, I started over....

Reviewed Homemade Marshmallows

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

Have been making these for years from the Family Style book. Awesome everytime - only thing better is her toasted coconut version. This one is so versatile, change the extract for a different flavor every time. As written, on a stick dipped in chocolate and covered in Halloween sprinkles is how me made them this week. My 4 yr old is a rock star"

Reviewed Meatballs a la Pizzaiola

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

These meatballs are fantastic! My new go-to meatball. I've made them as written and improvised to make other options, based on what I have on hand. I love that there are no breadcrumbs. I can never find the smoked moz so I've always used string cheese. Also have subbed roasted red peppers for the sundried tomatoes. Have subbed all beef for the po...

Reviewed Chicken with Shallots

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

My reveiw is based on my changes. The sauce was FANTASTIC with only 1 lemon, as others suggested. I only had boneless skinless chicken which was our problem so my review does not reflect that. Next time definately need the skin. When the skinless chicken browns it makes the outside tough. The inside was moist and delicious. Big favorite for my f...

Reviewed Pecan Toffee Tassies

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

Before I review, to be fair-I did not follow Paula's time consuming, rolling & cutting the dough. I did use phyllo cups. The taste was very good, presentation was terrible. Next time I will put the cups in my mini muffin pans to bake. One reviewer suggested baking them on a sheet pan, but mine all tipped over. Still good, but I couldn't take them...

Reviewed Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

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

This is thee best appitizer EVER! We've made them for years and always so good. Everyone always requests them and they are So easy! Recommend - Line a baking sheet with foil, top with a cookie cooling rack then bake the chicken on the rack. They get nice and crispy w/out a broiler pan.""

Reviewed Parmesan Chicken

Aug 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This chicken is so good, and light. I used a purchased garlic parm dressing to save time. Also, it took me more like an hour start to finish but will make again.""

Reviewed Key Lime Tarts

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

These were fantastic! Huge hit at a baby shower. For the crust I used crushed Key Lime Cookie Straws from Target, just dropped the crumbs in the bottom of the liners. Also just before they were done I put a cheesecake topping on them, from a cheesecake cookbook. Mix 1/4c sour cream,1/8c sugar,1/4t vanilla,2t key lime juice mixed well and spread...

Reviewed Key Lime Tarts

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

These were fantastic! Huge hit at a baby shower. For the crust I used crushed Key Lime Cookie Straws from Target, just dropped the crumbs in the bottom of the liners. Also just before they were done I put a cheesecake topping on them, from a cheesecake cookbook. Just 1/4c sour cream,1/8c sugar,1/4t vanilla,2t key lime juice mixed well and spread...

Reviewed Focaccia "Giana"

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

This was FANTASTIC! I used two cibbatta from Panera, only 1.99 ea, and much easier then baking bread myself. I did use two breads to one portion of meat/cheese. Everyone loved it! I used pepper jack cheese instead of provolone to add a little kick and omitted the arugula. We took them to a tailgate and cute on site. HUGE hit!! "

Reviewed Mini Italian Club Sandwiches

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

This sandwich was AWESOME and easy!! I took them to a tailgate party and they were perfect! I got the bread from Panera, only 2.99 ea, cheaper then the grocery store and soooo good. I made a couple different sandwiches and then took votes. This was hands down the winner with men and women. Super good and really easy!"

Reviewed Chocolate and Coconut Lace Cookies

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

These were AWESOME! I made the first batch immediately after watching this tivo'd episode. Only negative is that it made 12 cookies - not enough in my house!! I immediatley made a double batch after the first one. Only change, I used a teaspoon to measure them out. These are really easy, fancy looking and really really good!!

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas

Jan 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are great! I changed a couple things, but that was just our preference. Used canned tomatoes with green chilis, but stilled added diced green chilis. Also, added black beans to the filling and subbed in big flour tortillas. SO GOOD. Both my 3 year old and my 1 year old sons LOVED it. Can't wait to make again!

Reviewed Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These pork chops were so good. I will definately be using this brine again. The stuffing was just ok and my family decided not worth the effort. I gave the recipe 5 stars because the meat was that good. Used kosher salt and set the timer to brine for exactly 2 hours. They came out perfectly. My 3 yr old loved it as well, always a plus! Will...

Reviewed Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These pork chops were so good. I will definately be using this brine again. The stuffing was just ok and my family decided not worth the effort. I gave the recipe 5 stars because the meat was that good. Used kosher salt and set the timer to brine for exactly 2 hours. They came out perfectly. My 3 yr old loved it as well, always a plus! Will...

Reviewed Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These pork chops were so good. I will definately be using this brine again. The stuffing was just ok and my family decided not worth the effort. I gave the recipe 5 stars because the meat was that good. Used kosher salt and set the timer to brine for exactly 2 hours. They came out perfectly. My 3 yr old loved it as well, always a plus! Will...

Reviewed Mini Frittatas

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are really good and super easy. I love that they cook so fast. Didn't have parm, but used cheddar. Very veristile recipe. Will be making again.

Reviewed Royal Icing

Dec 16, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

PERFECT FOR COOKIES! This is so easy to make and is super shiny when it hardens. Highly recommend. I did add 1 teaspoon almond extract to add that little something to it. For those who had trouble with it being too loose, just add a little more sugar. Also, it gets stiffer as it sits. I had 10 3 year olds using it to frost cookies at a party this...

Reviewed Sugar Cookies

Dec 9, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would give this 10 stars if I could. THEE best butter cookie for cut outs ever. Will never look for another. So easy to work with I didn't mind making 4 batches! The cookies all held their shape perfectly, no over puffing. I added 1 tsp vanilla but then followed the recipe exactly. Important to read his instructions, chill for at least 2 hours...

Reviewed Sugar Cookies

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would give this 10 stars if I could. THEE best butter cookie for cut outs ever. Will never look for another. So easy to work with I didn't mind making 4 batches! The cookies all held their shape perfectly, no over puffing. I added 1 tsp vanilla but then followed the recipe exactly. Important to read his instructions, chill for at least 2 hours...

Reviewed Sugar Cookies

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would give this 10 stars if I could. THEE best butter cookie for cut outs ever. Will never look for another. So easy to work with I didn't mind making 4 batches! The cookies all held their shape perfectly, no over puffing. I added 1 tsp vanilla but then followed the recipe exactly. Important to read his instructions, chill for at least 2 hours...

Reviewed Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings

Oct 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great onions! We did not make the apples. For some reason the batter was too thin to stay on the onions but added 1/2 c more flour and it was perfect. Also, used 4 whole onions instead of 1 onion and 3 apples. Worked out perfectly. We ate them until we were all stuffed.

Reviewed Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings

Oct 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great onions! We did not make the apples. For some reason the batter was too thin to stay on the onions but added 1/2 c more flour and it was perfect. Also, used 4 whole onions instead of 1 onion and 3 apples. Worked out perfectly. We ate them until we were all stuffed.

Reviewed Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings

Oct 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great onions! We did not make the apples. For some reason the batter was too thin to stay on the onions but added 1/2 c more flour and it was perfect. Also, used 4 whole onions instead of 1 onion and 3 apples. Worked out perfectly. We ate them until we were all stuffed.

Reviewed Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings

Oct 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Great onions! We did not make the apples. For some reason the batter was too thin to stay on the onions but added 1/2 c more flour and it was perfect. Also, used 4 whole onions instead of 1 onion and 3 apples. Worked out perfectly. We ate them until we were all stuffed.

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