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Reviewed Tomato Feta Salad

Jun 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty! The only change I made was a little less basil (because I just didn't have quite 1/4 cup) and I only used one onion becuase I thought two might make it a little overpowering. I would recommend adding one and then mixing it up to see if you need the second, because I definately feel like I didn't miss the second onion. I'm making it fo"

Reviewed Lamb Kabobs

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

The lamb marinade was great! I can't review the sauce because I didn't make it, but honestly these didn't need it. I didn't marinade over night only for about 5-6 hrs, so I put more vinegar and less red wine to speed up the marinade time. The only other changes I made were dry tyme and rosemary because I didn't have fresh and I added a little fr"

Reviewed Spicy Beef Kebabs

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

These are very tasty! I had to sub balsalmic vinegar for the red wine since it's what I had on hand and these were still excellent. I made veggie kebabs along side these, but didn't put the meat and veggies on the same skewer to help with cooking time and to avoid getting the marinade on the veggies. Will use this recipe again!"

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

Dec 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very flavorful! I was a little hesitant with 3 tablespoons of garlic, but the taste wasn't overwhelmingly garlicy. It struck a really nice balance with the lemon. I used bone in chicken legs for this and cut them into thighs and drumsticks. I also threw a tray of broccoli in the oven and roasted it while the chicken was in there which h"

Reviewed Crispy Baked Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Legs

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

Ok, the cooking time/temp is way off on these. I did 400 degrees for an hour and they were perfect. I changed things up a bit when I realized I was all out of eggs and only had half the panko I needed. Instead of egg I used a mix of dijon mustard, mayo and honey and brushed it onto the chicken. I used half panko and half regular bread crumbs a"

Reviewed Sauteed Cannellini Beans

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

These beans were tasty! I changed up a couple things though; omitted the bell pepper, used bacon grease instead of olive oil (I would highly recommend this change!!) and had fresh parsley, rosemary and basil, so I subed that for the herbs de provence and added a little dried sage. I also added a little grated parm at the end. I used a crusty bague"

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Jun 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Amazing! I had a half an onion I had to use up so I sliced it and roasted it along with the tomatoes. This is a great summer or winter side dish. We had it with steaks and bread. Will be making this again!"

Reviewed Grilled Shrimp Salad

May 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

ssssoooooooo good! I changed a couple things, didn't have cilantro and I used field greens as a base for a salad. I also added some corn, red pepper and onion to the salad. I also used half a can of mandrin oranges. This was a perfect, quick summer meal. I would say that the hour and six minute total time is over shooting it. this probably took "

Reviewed Crispy Kale "Chips"

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

These are a great snack, but if you're expecting potato chips, these arn't it! They are a good substitute for a salty snack, but don't expect them to taste like chips. I made them to go along side turkey burgers and they made a nice crunchy side. My bf even put them on his burger which he really enjoyed!""

Reviewed Mom's Stuffed Eggplant

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

I really enjoyed this dish. If I made it again I would cut back on the cheese and bread crumbs and double the meat. My boyfriend liked it but described it as "interesting". I loved the cheese and tomatoes on top and I think it's a nice healthy change up! I served it with roasted carrots. "

Reviewed Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Jun 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm used to Paula making amazing dishes with butter and mayo, but this was AMAZING without either of those things! I didn't have green onion, so I just used a regular yellow onion and I added cilantro. I served with eggrolls. This was tasty and fabulous! "

Reviewed Marinara Sauce

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

This is the perfect pasta sauce..simple and delish! The only changes I made were using dried herbs (I added some oregano) and a can of diced tomatos to add some chunks for texture."

Reviewed Oven Fried Chicken

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

This recipe is perfect just as it is! I wouldn't recommend making any changes, accept I had alot of panko cheese mixture leftover that I ended up needing to throw away. Next time I'll make half the mixture first and make more if I need it to avoid all the wasted ingredients. This tasted great and when dinner was over my bf asked me to make it aga"

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches

May 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This had a very different flavor. I added a small can of tomato sauce instead of the paste because I didn't have any on hand. I added some onions and carrots instead of celery and and worchestershire sauce beef broth instead of the beer. The flavor was very different and made a good sandwich. Next time I think that I just might try a sweet and "

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches

May 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This had a very different flavor. I added a small can of tomato sauce instead of the paste because I didn't have any on hand. I added some onions and carrots instead of celery and and worchestershire sauce beef broth instead of the beer. The flavor was very different and made a good sandwich. Next time I think that I just might try a sweet and "

Reviewed Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Apr 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent! I struggle to get the correct measurements of ingredients and this recipe (with 1/2 oil instead of 3/4)worked perfectly! I also added a little dried basil and oregano for extra flavor. I will be making this dressing regularly!"

Reviewed Balsamic Chicken Drumettes

Apr 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used chicken leg quarters and broke them down. Instead of basting the chicken while it was cooking I put the chicken in a 9 x 11 baking dish and poured the marinade on top. I didn't have time to marinade, so I just poured it over the chicken and put it in the oven. I reduced the cooking temp to 400 and baked for about 45 minutes. I finished "

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

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

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this! I didn't have tomato paste, so I used sundried tomatoes instead and also used dried rosemary. Next time I will slice the mushrooms thicker so that they are a bit meatier and I might throw in some wine and capers. Excellent recipe! Thanks Emeril!"

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

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

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this! I didn't have tomato paste, so I used sundried tomatoes instead and also used dried rosemary. Next time I will slice the mushrooms thicker so that they are a bit meatier and I might throw in some wine and capers. Excellent recipe! Thanks Emeril!"

Reviewed Michael's Banana Coffee Muffins

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

These are awesome! I doubled the coffee and these still do not have coffee flavor, but I think the coffee is more to add moisture than taste. If you're looking for a coffee flavored muffin, keep looking, but if you want a super mosit and chewy banana muffin this is it! I'm not a fan of nuts, so I added some semi sweet chocolate chips and toffee pieces...all...

Reviewed Frozen Brownie Sundaes

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

This desert tasted amazing, but it was hard as a rock! I would give it 5 stars for taste, but this would be impossible to serve to anyone and/or eat cleanly in front of people. Luckily, I only made this for my bf and myself, so I was ok with stabbing a chunk of it with a fork and knawing on it, but you could never serve this to company or at a party....

Reviewed Garam Masala Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Apr 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It kills me to have to give a bad review, but this chicken was WAY too salty!! A whole table spoon of salt in the marinade is too much and I literally had to throw the entire thing out after only a couple bites and make my boyfriend and I some frozen perogies for dinner. A teaspoon or two of salt would have been more than enough salt. I'm not sure...

Reviewed Honey Balsamic Green Beans

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

These were great! The only thing I changed up was to use realy onions instead of onion powder. Next time I'll double the honey because that sweetness was amazing with the reduced balsalmic! "

Reviewed Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Water Chestnuts and Peppers

Apr 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great base recipe for stir fry. I accidently only used half the corn starch, and my sauce came out a little runny, but that was my fault. I subed carrots for the peppers and I put a little honey in with the chicken stock. Served over rice and toped with LaChoy crispy noodles. Next time I'll put in some chili sauce for kick and sesame se...

Reviewed Mashed Cauliflower and Cheese

Mar 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor in these was great! They were a little on the runny side, so next time I would drain the chicken broth before blending. Also, I only had a hand mixer, so this complicated blending them a bit. Mine were a little chunky which was ok because I like my mashed potatoes chunky. This is a great low carb alternative to potatoes!"

Reviewed Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Mar 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really yummy! I followed the recipe exactly except added a little extra ketchup on top. Some people complained that it was greasy, but I used 93/7 ground beef and light mayo and it wasn't unusually greasy, just moist. The only thing I would do differently next time is to not add salt, I think the bacon made it salty enough. Also, if you're...

Reviewed Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Mar 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really yummy! I followed the recipe exactly except added a little extra ketchup on top. Some people complained that it was greasy, but I used 93/7 ground beef and light mayo and it wasn't unusually greasy, just moist. The only thing I would do differently next time is to not add salt, I think the bacon made it salty enough. Also, if you're...

Reviewed Cupcakes

Feb 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were more like vanilla muffins than cupcakes, but they were still very yummy! I don't have a food processor so I used a hand mixer and they turned out fine. I didn't make the icing because it scared me a little, so I just made a butter cream which was good becuase it was super sweet on the cupcakes which wern't very sweet. I only baked mine...

Reviewed Pot Roast

Feb 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Paula's recipes never dissappoint! I followed the recipe pretty closley accept I used extra wine instead of water, and thyme instead of bay leaves. I put everything in my crock pot before work and when I came home it was perfectly cooked and tender. I took out the roast before serving and turned the crock pot on high and put a...

Reviewed Pot Roast

Feb 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Paula's recipes never dissappoint! I followed the recipe pretty closley accept I used extra wine instead of water, and thyme instead of bay leaves. I put everything in my crock pot before work and when I came home it was perfectly cooked and tender. I took out the roast before serving and turned the crock pot on high and put a...

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