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Reviewed Tres Leche Cake

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

Made this for Cinco de Mayo dessert, too. It was a bit soggy, wish I'd checked her website before also. But everyone had 2nds anyway, so they liked it. Next time, less leche mixture!"

Reviewed Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Apr 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this recipe exactly as written, so it is a review of THIS recipe, not a review of a variation. It was absolutely delicious! Another Ina winner. There was plenty of sauce to go around if you chose rice or pasta as the side. And as usual, I salted as I went along."

Reviewed Beef and Bean Burritos

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

I made this recipe exactly as written with the enchilada sauce & the family loved it. It made enough for 2 dinners for us. I put the remainder of the burritos in the fridge, wrapped in plastic & drizzled the remainder of the sauce & cheese on before baking. As far as Mexican food goes, I never made anything more than tacos, but Ree's recipes are "

Reviewed Crash Hot Potatoes

Mar 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe, very easy. In my oven it takes a bit more time to brown. I have made it several times lately, by request of family!"

Reviewed Lentil Sausage Soup

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

I made this soup the day before I wanted it for dinner. It was very good when I made it, but even better the 2nd day! I followed the recipe exactly, except for the salt. I never just dump in the amount listed, I salt as I go along, so my recipes won't be ruined. So, it was more like 2t. of salt. I used generic lentils from the grocery store &"

Reviewed Chicken Noodle Soup

Feb 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The only chicken noodle soup I have ever made is my Hungarian Grandmother's family recipe. That is a 10 Star soup. But it takes the better part of a day. So, I wanted an easier version. Trusting Ina, I tried this. I didn't make the stock, because if I did that, I might as well make my our family recipe. I used stock in a box. It was so eas...

Reviewed Rich Beef Barley Soup

Feb 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am not a fan of beef soup. I've been using a recipe my husband liked, but I didn't. But we all loved this recipe!!! We have an entire beef steer in our freezer, so I use our own meat. I used 1 package (1 lb.) of stew meat & 2 packages of soup bones w/meat. The meat cooked out very tender, cubed it & returned it to the pot. Still used 10c. C...

Reviewed Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

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

This was delicious, but I made 2 changes. Used sweet Italian sausage, because I had it on hand. Husband does not like gorgonzola, so I used moz/prov. blend. It wasn't the same w/out the tang of the gorgonzola, but it was still very good.""

Reviewed Chicken with Shallots

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

We loved this dinner. Made it exactly to the recipe. I am always careful when salting a recipe, adding less until I taste it going along. I didn 't think this was anymore lemon-y than Ina's fabulous Chicken Picatta. I used 1/3c. instead of 3 lemons. I think it was written w/3 lemons, because you never know how much juice you'll get out of lem...

Reviewed Sour Cream Pork Chops with Vidalia Onions

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was awesome. I used dijon, because it is what I usually reach for. Tha pan was empty after dinner. It's a keeper, easy dinner.""

Reviewed New York Cheesecake Cookies

Oct 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It seems that I always have 1/2 of a brick of cream cheese left over from some other recipe. It usually goes bad as I forget about it. Now, I can use it in these cookies. We really liked them, the graham cookie was moist for me. I used graham crumbs from a box, didn't crush up a sleeve. I also used the 1/2 brick of 4 oz., as I didn't want to...

Reviewed Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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

Absolutely AWESOME!! We loved it!! I had a Blondie recipe I used years ago, but after it came out of the oven, butter oozed out, so I quit making it. My daughter & I saw this recipe early in the day & by late afternoon, it was in the oven. The only change we made was that on short notice, we used chocolate chips instead of chocolate chunks. ...

Reviewed Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Sep 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Reading the reviews I almost didn't try it, but looking at the ingredients, it couldn't come out that bad. After the meat/onion was browned, I turned the heat off & dumped the black olives & green onions in the pan, to let the heat soften them a bit. I used a 6 oz. can of black olives, chopped, didn't bother to measure if it was 1/2c.
The...

Reviewed Lobster and Shells

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

We were invited to a pot luck wedding reception, & I knew there would be the same old tired pasta salads, slawa & baked beans so I wanted to make something different. This recipe came to mkind. Since I was making this for strangers, I decided to use chicken. I bought 2 1/2 lbs. of chicken thighs, roasted them, skinned, deboned, shredded them. ...

Reviewed Lobster and Shells

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

We were invited to a pot luck wedding reception, & I knew there would be the same old tired pasta salads, slawa & baked beans so I wanted to make something different. This recipe came to mkind.""

Reviewed Sweet Basil and Blackberry Jam

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

My friend & I decided to try this recipe as she has a huge, wild blackberry patch & I had the basil. The 1st batch needed about 1/3c. more sugar than the original recipe called for. We thought it had a bit more basil taste than we liked. The 2nd batch we used 2c. of basil and had to add an extra 1/2c. of sugar. Overall, we liked the jam, but ...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

I'm not a fan of meatloaf, my husband is. I followed the recipe exactly, as I do whenever I make something for the first time & review it. I cut the 3lbs of meat down to a 1 lb loaf for us & adjusted the rest of the ingredients down to a 1/3 of the recipe. The only change. It was absolutely wonderful & as long as I have this recipe, I am now a fa"

Reviewed Smoked Salmon and Frisee Carpaccio

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

I made this for my daughter to take as a cold lunch. She loved it, the dressing was so fresh. I used wild sock-eye salmon & grilled it simply w/S & P, & when it cooled, I flaked it. Put dressing & cut avocado at the bottom of the container, then the lettuce, salmon & walnuts on top. At lunch, she just had to shake up the comntainer. A good, hea"

Reviewed Sunny's Latin Lasagna

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

This recipe was OK, but not great. I used our favorite Newman's Salsa to save time, 2 jars. While oven ready lasagna is easier, it isn't the same. That is 1 reason my family wasn't thrilled w/this dinner. Instead of using oven ready pasta, I usually do what the Barefoot Contessa suggested. That is to fill a big pan w/VERY hot water & put the "

Reviewed Sesame Chicken

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

This recipe sounds good, but the comments make me want to tweek it. Here is a tip I have only heard once on the Food Network & I can't remember who said it. This tip has been really helpful. Here it is...Crank the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet w/aluminum foil. Pour on 2-3T. oil, enough to coat pan. I use safflower oil for high...

Reviewed Citrus-Garlic Roasted Chicken

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

First of all...don't let this marinate for more than 30 min., & I would & did flip the bag after 15 min. I put everything in a big baggie to marinate. The lime will "cook" the chicken & make it white if you leave it any longer, it was already white around the edges at 30 min. Some marinades don't live up to the recipe, but we really liked this...

Reviewed Baked Manicotti with Sausage and Peas

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

This was a very good recipe, we loved it. There was alot of filling. There were 14 manicotti shells in the box & they got stuffed to the gills. Next time I will make 3 or 4 more shells so I don't have to fight to pack all the filling in. This may vary depending on which brand of shells you use."

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

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

This recipe was very flavorful. I used boneless skinless chicken breast & it was still very moist. Next time I will cut back on the oregano a bit as I would like more lemon flavor to come through."

Reviewed Chicken in Mustard

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

I am giving the chicken part of the recipe a 5, but the noodles get a 4 Star rating. The chicken was great, even tho we don't care much for thighs, the sauce was flavorful & disguised the thighs. We'd prefer chicken breast, but thighs save money. Loved the tarragon. We didn't think the bouillion & 1T. of sour cream imparted much flavor to the noodles,...

Reviewed Creamy Baked Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Mar 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My friend tried this recipe, like it & suggested I try it. I did, even tho my daughter doesn't like mushrooms, husband doesn't like cranberries & I'm not fond of casseroles. I used a box of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice w/seasoning to save time. Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces & sauted them. Used frozen whole cranberries from my freezer....

Reviewed East Hampton Clam Chowder

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

This is the 1st 4 star review I've ever given Ina, othe recipes have all been 5 star. I do not like clams, but my husband does. So, when he asked me to give clam chowder a try, I looked at many recipes & they were pretty much similar. I followed this to the letter, using frozen clams, which are the best available in the area. He thought it was...

Reviewed Chopped Steak and Mushroom Onion Gravy

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

We've been pretty happy w/a RR Salisbury Steak recipe, but this recipe just bumped it to 2nd place. I didn't have brandy, so my next choice was red wine, but didn't have that either, so I used chardonnay. It was still very flavorful. Everything else was as the recipe stated. I served it w/rice. It's a keeper, real comfort food. Thanks Gina &...

Reviewed New England Fish Chowder

Mar 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Living in Maine, I've tried many fish chowders...some good, some not so. This recipe was awesome, better than most restaurants. My son is a fussy eater, so I made a few small modifications. I used bacon, & in the end, I didn't use it for garnish, I just put it in the chowder, which was a very good crunchy surprise. I diced the onions very small...

Reviewed Cherry Cheesecake Muffins

Mar 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Using a muffin tin for 12, I had way too much graham cracker mixture left. There was also alot of batter. I think the next time I will use another tin & make atleast 4-6 more muffins. If each cup weren't so full, I could use more strawberry jelly as I only used about 1/2t. The family liked them, but I don't think they will ask for them alot. ...

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

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

My daughter & I watched this episode right before her birthday & she decided she wanted to try it for her birthday cake. I didn't have time to make or look for thin chocolate chip cookies, so I used chocolate wafer cookies. Two boxes will do. We don't care for liquers in our desserts, so I substituted plain brewed coffee. It was still extremely...

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