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Reviewed slow-cooker spiced nuts

Jan 2, 2015 on

I think these are great. I handed them out as holiday gifts and even used them in a classic salad with cranberries and bleu cheese. Everyone loved them. I agree that the cook time is too long, I caught mine just before they started to burn.

Reviewed pumpkin spice latte

Nov 18, 2014 on

This was my first pumpkin spice latte and I really enjoyed it. I was able to use pumpkin puree from pumpkins that we had baked at home, an extra bonus.

Reviewed chocolate-almond butter thumbprint cookies

Nov 18, 2014 on

I thought that these were great, didn't even need the chocolate to make them delicious. I might try raspberry jam or something different the next time.

Reviewed Chicken in Peanut Sauce

May 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We absolutely love this. We were a little gunshy the first time; I mean, who ever heard of peanut chicken tacos? But it turned out to be amazing. I use Bibb lettuce instead of tortillas, my husband prefers flour tortillas. We add a little water (just rinse out the blender) to the pan to make the sauce a little less thick. Last night we made t"

Reviewed Award Winning Competition Barbecue Pork Butt Recipe

Aug 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was good but due the number of steps and ingredients involved, I don't think that we will make this again. Five sauces for the same meat? Too much. Couldn't find a syringe so ended up piercing the pork and attempting to brine that way, but not sure that juice was worth the squeeze. We used a smoker intead of a grill. Honestly, we have ea"

Reviewed Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

Jul 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Really good, used whole-milk ricotta for maximum flavor. My rogue husband added fresh raspberries to the batter, worked really well. Don't need nearly as much lemon curd as described, very sweet and a very little goes a long way."

Reviewed Glazed Smoked Ham

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Amazing. We had a home-smoked ham hand-carried from southern Louisiana. It demanded a recipe worthy of its heritage. This recipe came through. Tracked down the apricot jelly, followed instructions exactly. This is a winner. Nicely balanced the smoky ham, without being too sweet and turning into a dish of melted sugar like so many ham "rubs"...

Reviewed Deep, Down, Underground Root Cellar Soup (Celery Root and Potato Soup

Nov 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Never tried celery root before, but am now hooked. Similar flavor to celery, but not as sharp. I will look forward to Fall each year so we can enjoy this soup again and again.

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

Nov 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Amazing. Be sure to use the types of peppers that the recipe calls for, they result in a dish with many flavor nuances.

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