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Reviewed lemon pavlovas with berries

Jun 17, 2014 on

Not sure how it's possible that I've never written a review for this since I make these pavlovas like every other month! I love this recipe. So simple and so delicious. i use a large ice cream scoop to portion out the meringues onto the baking sheet and the times posted work perfectly for that size. I get about 15 pavlovas using that scoop. Thanks...

Reviewed Honey Brined Smoked Turkey

Nov 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Had a pre-Thanksgiving feast yesterday and tested out this recipe on two turkey breasts to see if it would be good enough for the main event next week. It was amazing! The meat was so juicy. And, the sweetness from the honey brine was great blended with the smokiness. Got rave reviews!"

Reviewed White Sangria

Jun 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Rave reviews on this at the party I threw last night. It's light and refreshing and delicious and reallly easy to put together. Thanks for the great recipe!"

Reviewed Holiday Salad

Dec 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I really wanted to like this but I just couldn't get there. I saw it on an Giada's Family Christmas in Aspen and went searching for the recipe (because it's only mentioned on that show, not actually made on it) and was excited when I found it. I love all of the ingredients on their own, but the combination of them didn't work for me, seemed a l...

Reviewed Dressed Up Rice

Oct 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Had this for dinner tonight with some chicken from the slow cooker and roasted broccoli and it was great. Very easy to prepare, I started the rice and chicken earlier in the afternoon and sauteed the onions after we got home from soccer practice while the broccoli roasted in the oven. I used brown basmati rice for this recipe because I just bou...

Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

Oct 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Born and raised in Chicago, I had high hopes for this recipe and it did not disappoint. Really easy to put together and the depth of flavor was amazing. I would even make this pot roast by itself without the rolls it tasted that good. Agree with the other reviews that it was salty, but I'll just be a little less heavy handed when seasoning nex...

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