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Reviewed Cream Biscuits

Apr 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Well, the reviews weren't lying! These are FABULOUS biscuits! I'm actually a baker by profession, but biscuits are hit and miss for me. Thank goodness I'm a dessert chef! I've made some really good batches and some really BAD ones. This was definitely a good one...and probably the easiest! Good food does not have to equal difficult or high ...

Reviewed Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Dec 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was sooo yummy! I'm not usually a cooked-spinach kind of girl, unless it's cooked down into a soup or maybe in some rice. Usually my spinach goes on a sandwich or in a salad, but this was just scrumptious. My husband, who doesn't care for cooked spinach either, really liked it as well.""

Reviewed BBQ Beef Stir-Fry

Oct 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Yum! I feel like I'm a pretty accomplished 'home' cook, but for some reason beef stir-fries elude me. This one was just great. The sauce--SO much better than crap from the jar! I think this is why I shy away from stir-fries...I've never really known how to make a really good sauce for Asian-inspired stir-fry. I used red and yellow peppers, r...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Spiced Buttered Rum Glaze

Oct 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The best sweet potato/spice cake I've ever made!! I left out the nuts and raisins since I had no nuts on hand...and I detest raisins in my cakes and breads. I also doubled the spice. Used 1 and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. of a pumpkin pie spice blend. I also doubled the salt to a full tsp. I always use a full tsp. ...

Reviewed Momma Callie's Banana Nut Bread with Honey Butter

Oct 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I totally get all the high reviews on a seemingly simple banana bread recipe. It was THE BEST one I've ever made. I made mine into four mini loaves so they would bake faster. They didn't rise very high because they were so soft, so I'm glad I opted for the smaller pans. I used walnuts because that's what I always have on hand. And I was shor...

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Yummo! I know, wrong chef...hehe. :-) But really, this dish was soooo good. And this is coming from a baker. I'm usually terrible at braising anything on the stovetop, especially chicken. I would give the chicken thighs a 4-star rating on their own, but that braising sauce. That is what takes it to the top! So yummy. I just used Emeril's...

Reviewed Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Grilled Plums

Sep 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe does NOT need to be tweaked. unless you want to play with the flavors (going to convert it to lemon). If you are looking for a 'lighter' cake, for those of you complaining that the cream cheese is too rich or that is has too much butter, then you are not accustomed to eating real pound cakes. REAL pound cakes usually call for a full...

Reviewed Coconut Curry Shrimp

Aug 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I'm giving it five starts based mainly on the the ease of the recipe in comparison to the taste. This tasted very good for something that didn't include making a curry from scratch and tons of labor, ingredients, and cost. I can't say I'd prefer this over an authentic Indian dish, especially the shrimp curry dishes from my local restaurant. I ...

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

Aug 2, 2011 in on

This is why I love Ina. No fuss ingredients, simple and easy to put together, and the presentation and taste trust IS restaurant quality. I didn't have any boneless breasts with the skin on, so I just used the regular boneless chicken I had and pounded it out a little to decrease the cooking time. The only white wine I had was some cheap cookin"

Reviewed Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Jan 18, 2011 in on

Awesome pumpkin bread! I'm not particularly 'crazy' for pumpkin bread, although I do enjoy pumpkin pies and c..."

Reviewed Gluten-Free Pumpkin-Applesauce Bundt Cake

Nov 29, 2010 in on

Well, I wasn't sure about this one at first. I baked it yesterday, and then had a slice about 5 hours after i..."

Reviewed Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Oct 26, 2010 in on

I do not like cheddar (nor any type of cheese), but I made these for my husband and brother (who is an avid Re..."

Reviewed Gluten-Free Noodle Tuna Casserole

Oct 26, 2010 in on

This was great! Could not even tell it was GF. It also helped me use up some things in my pantry and freezer..."

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