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Reviewed beef stroganoff over buttered noodles

Feb 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor was really good. After two hours, the meat was still tough. If I make this again I'll cut the chunks into 1/2" cubes; the 2" cubes are like mini steaks, and the 1" cubes I cut were still too big. Rolled the meat in flour to thicken the gravy some as noted by others. The gravy was watery after 1.5 hours, so I took off the lid entirely and...

Reviewed Lemon Squares

Dec 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Delightful! Followed recipe exactly. Next time I'm putting the cold butter/flour/powdered sugar mix in the food processor, as knifing it takes awhile. Other than that, no change! Thank you!

Reviewed Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Ahi

Sep 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Taste was good, but the cooking time was WAY too long so we had chewy, overdone ahi. Please update the recipe with better cooking time instructions."

Reviewed Curried Chicken Thighs

Aug 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy to make, tastes good, nice one-dish meal. I dredged the thighs in a bit of flour that included the salt/pepper. Left out the cayenne as I was using madras curry, a bit stronger and spicier than grocery-store curry. The sauce was on the thinner side, but it's fine that way. Easy enough to fix. Added more carrots and broccoli for more balance o"

Reviewed Lemon Chicken

May 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this! Used skinless boneless chicken thighs, followed recipe precisely. (Always do the first time.) My local store didn't have lemon curd so I made it from scratch (Ina Garten's recipe), and I bet that had something to do with the delightful flavor of this dish. I like sweet/sour and this dish satisfied! "

Reviewed Pot Roast

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

If you follow the instructions (i.e., don't cheat and think this will work by setting the slow cooker to High for five hours! LOL!), you will have a delicious pot roast! Followed the instructions as given other than using beef broth instead of cubes/water. Made the gravy a bit thicker with the cornstarch/water, too. Threw in a bunch of carrots. An"

Reviewed Chile Verde (Green Chile)

Mar 25, 2012 in null on Food.com

I've been making this chile verde for 20 years! Best recipe I've found, and always devoured :) Great for leftovers, too, of course! Originally featured in the Colorado Cache cookbook by the Junior League of Denver, from the La Bola restaurant. We eat it like a stew, with warm flour tortillas. Any pork will work."

Reviewed Portobello Lasagna Rollups

Jan 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasty! I followed the directions, even made the tomato sauce. It could use more stuff (onion, more garlic, or shallots, etc.,) but it was fine as-is! I'd say this isn't really a "rush hour" type of dinner, given it takes 45 minutes in the oven after all the prep work. ""

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

Jan 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Beautiful meal! Made double the sauce (garlic, broth, capers) with single recipe of the lemon and butter. Pounded out chicken breasts; they were tasty, juicy, and could be cut with a fork. Didnt have the arugula but will next time. Paired it with whole wheat pasta and a tossed salad. Everyone liked it! This one's a keeper! ""

Reviewed Fleur de Sel Caramels

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

I've made five batches in two days! Learning quickly all about making caramel. My first batch was light and soft, subsequent batches harder and therefore I thought, too hard. BUT, those batches looked more like the pictures Ina has included here. The caramel is so good, and even though it's chewy at first, it melts down quickly once you start che...

Reviewed Cream of Chicken Soup

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

Delicious! Needed a good chicken soup for my sick kid and this hit the spot :) Only different thing I did was add some of those wide egg noodles. Oh, and used half-and-half instead of heavy cream. This is a soup most people would love -- no overtly bold flavors, and has quite the comfort factor! Thanks FN Kitchens!""

Reviewed Cucumber Salad

Sep 4, 2011 in null on Food.com

With a quick taste on my fingertip, I was in a time warp: sitting at my Oma's kitchen table in Germany having her cucumber salad. I almost cried. Thank you for a delicious dressing! I used plain Greek yogurt and only cucumber as my red onion had seen its better days, and, well, I thought I was growing dill but apparently not (still don't know what...

Reviewed Roast Chicken Dinner with Roasted Garlic Gravy

May 16, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Fabulous meal! The chicken was perfect (nice and juicy with beautiful crusty skin). Just a hint of the lemon, creating a wonderful balance. The potatoes, onions and garlic were nicely done along with the chicken. I couldn't find frozen artichoke hearts so I used canned medium ones, and threw them in 20 or so minutes before the end and they worked "

Reviewed Coconut Macaroons

Dec 12, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Scrumptious! I used all the ingredients as listed; whipped the egg whites stiff and folded them in gently, refrigerated the "dough" for an hour or so to help keep the scoops in their shape. Baked for about 20 minutes (watch closely; they're easy to burn). Yes, these are sweet; macaroons are supposed to be sweet! YUM! A huge hit at my cookie exchange...

Reviewed Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of the best risottos ever! Mouth-watering! Here's the bad part: no leftovers after two adults and two teens had seconds! Followed the recipe other than using an onion and small garlic to simulate the shallot since I didn't have one handy. The roasted squash, the parmesan, the pancetta... all adds up to scrumptious. I always seem to need...

Reviewed BBQ Pork Fried Rice

Nov 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Upon first try this became a family favorite! Used chicken (but pork's on the list for next time, and WOW! Scrumptious! Followed the remaining instructions according to the recipe and it turned out wonderful. A couple of things: day-old rice works even better than freshly-made and cooled. The egg is a traditional ingredient in fried rice. I prepped...

Reviewed BBQ Pork Fried Rice

Nov 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Upon first try this became a family favorite! Used chicken (but pork's on the list for next time), and WOW! Scrumptious! Followed the remaining instructions according to the recipe and it turned out wonderful. A couple of things: day-old rice works even better than freshly-made and cooled. The egg is a traditional ingredient in fried rice. I prepped...

Reviewed Butternut Squash Risotto

Oct 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

To quote: Yum-O! Simple recipe to follow, delightful result! Followed instructions pretty closely, but used fresh squash roasted while the risotto was cooking. Maybe it's my altitude, but risotto always takes 30 minutes and extra liquid for me. The sage was *really* strong; a little goes a long way. Other veggies would be yummy, too, like asparagus....

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