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Reviewed Parker's Split Pea Soup

Feb 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy to prepare and everyone loved it (even the 5 and 7 year olds). I did have to keep adding water though so it wouldn't get too thick (after the 4 cups of broth) - about 4-5 more cups in all. I just tossed in a little more salt with each water addition. Delicious!"

Reviewed Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Nov 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy and delicious! A nice step up from just opening a can of nuts for your guests and take almost no effort at all. I'll make these again."

Reviewed Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Nov 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made these a couple times for dinner parties, always to rave reviews. I don't eat pork so I use turkey or chicken sausage which is delicious. Ina's recipes never fail me!"

Reviewed Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Mar 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As always, Ina hits it out of the park!""

Reviewed Portobello Mushroom Lasagna

Dec 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love to serve this when I'm having both vegetarians and meat eaters to dinner. I grill a steak for the meat eaters and they eat the lasagna as a great side and the veggies eat it as a main dish. I use 5-6 portobellos (I used what the recipe called for the first time and didn't think it was enough). I also add grated Gruyere and mozzarella to...

Reviewed Creamy Artichoke Soup

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

I quadrupled this recipe for a party and it still wasn't a huge amount of soup, so I would definitely double this recipe for a regular family. The soup is delicious and super easy to make. I followed the suggestion of other reviewers and deglazed the pan with white wine after cooking the leeks and potatoes and I think it really added depth to t...

Reviewed Mexican Chicken Soup

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

I doubled this recipe for a party and it made an enormous amount of soup. Lots in my freezer now. It was the hit of the party - absolutely delicious! I added a bag of frozen corn but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. On the side I served crumbled tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream and avocados for toppings. I'll definitely ma...

Reviewed Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Corn Muffin

Nov 25, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I just made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! I left out the garlic because that didn't sound right to me in these, but left everything else the same. They were so moist and sweet. I loved the corn in it and the sun-dried tomatoes made them stand out. They took quite a bit longer to bake than the recipe says - at least 25 minutes. ...

Reviewed White Bean and Chicken Chili

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. I added an extra can of beans because it didn't look like it had enough beans and I put 2 cups of corn instead of 1.5 because we love corn. I didn't add the red pepper at the end and it was still too spicy for most of my family so next time I make it I'll start with half the chili powder and go from there. Love the swiss chard in th...

Reviewed Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Nov 17, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Easy. Fast. Delicious. I think I'll add chicken next time.""

Favorited Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

Nov 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Nov 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Pasta with Chicken, Risotto-Style

Nov 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Corn Muffin

Nov 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Roasted Potato Leek Soup

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

I've made this soup several times now and it's a favorite. I just put the roasted potatoes/leeks directly into the blender with the liquids (don't bother with the stove top stuff to get the bits up. Saves a step and still tastes wonderful. I tried the crispy shallots only the first time I made it but haven't since because the soup is delicious...

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Oct 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Once again, Ina hits the mark! Followed the directions and ingredients exactly except I was making it ahead of time to bring to someone's house, so the dressing was room temp (of course I didn't dress the salad until right before I served it. Got raves all night and as always with Ina recipes, was asked for the recipe many times. Thanks, Ina!""

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

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

I thought this was delicious! I loved the contrast of the sweet butternut squash with the tangy goat cheese with the salty walnuts. Also the contrast of textures - creamy cheese and squash with crunchy nuts. It definitely tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant and so, so easy to make. My husband is not a butternut squash fan so this w"

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

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

I thought this was delicious! I loved the contrast of the sweet butternut squash with the tangy goat cheese with the salty walnuts. Also the contrast of textures - creamy cheese and squash with crunchy nuts. It definitely tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant and so, so easy to make. My husband is not a butternut squash fan so this w"

Reviewed Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

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

I thought this was delicious! I loved the contrast of the sweet butternut squash with the tangy goat cheese with the salty walnuts. Also the contrast of textures - creamy cheese and squash with crunchy nuts. It definitely tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant and so, so easy to make. My husband is not a butternut squash fan so this w"

Reviewed Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Dec 21, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a big hit for our Christmas dinner. It filled a very large punch bowl, so it's a big recipe. Changes I made: no brown sugar (didn't need it and there was already sugar in the pumpkin mix and pudding), I made fresh whipped cream and I drizzled caramel topping on each layer of gingerbread. If you're having trouble with the pumpkin mixture...

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