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Reviewed Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche with Oat Crust

Jan 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been looking for a healthier quiche recipe and when I saw this one I figured I'd try it. What a phenomenal recipe!!! It was super easy and tasted absolutely delicious! Everyone who tried it LOVED it! I did do a few things differently and it still turned out wonderful. I used skim milk instead of buttermilk in the crust (I will use this crust...

Reviewed Verdura Pizza

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

I love this pizza! I left off the olive oil and olives, added some basil in the sauce, used whole wheat dough, and piquillo peppers instead of red peppers (they were out at the store!)...YUM! I also put the spinach, artichokes, and peppers on the pizza and popped it back in the oven when the crust was cooked (right after I turned the oven off) to...

Reviewed Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a great dish!!! I made this as a side dish to pork (which I marinated in this vinaigrette!) used 1 c quinoa instead of 2 c couscous, ~half of the vinaigrette, and kept the rest the same and it was a huge hit! My family all LOVED it and scarfed it down. This makes a great main meal or side dish; definitely keeping this one!!!""

Reviewed Bourbon BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches and Green Apple Slaw

Oct 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, this is FABULOUS! I've been wanting to make my own BBQ sauce for ages and finally did...this is the one I'll be making from now on! I cooked two (kinda big) bone-in split chicken breasts with just some onion, orange slices, and the sauce in my crock pot for about 6 hours on low then shredded the chicken. My apartment smelled amazing and my I...

Reviewed Peanut Butter and Nanner Ice Cream

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

Love love love this!!! It was super easy and is healthy...definitely using this in place of ice cream when I have cravings! Next time I'll add some chocolate chips/syrup or use chunky pb...YUM!""

Reviewed Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

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

Super easy and super tasty! I used chipotle chile powder instead of red pepper flakes to give it a smoky flavor and it was great! I love how the garlic tastes with the herbs and sweet potato...definitely a keeper!""

Reviewed Is It Really Better Than Sex? Cake

Aug 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

FABULOUS!!! I used sugar free, fat free pudding, didn't add any sugar to the pineapple, and made powdered whipped topping and it was absolutely delicious! I'll be making this one over and over and over! Plus the name of the cake is great!""

Reviewed Light Tacos

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

The steak was fabulous! I used Blue Moon (Summer Honey Wheat) since it goes so well with orange...plus it's my fave beer so it worked out wonderfully! In the salsa I used ~2 tbsp of cilantro and added some ginger and ~1 tsp brown sugar. It was pretty good but very salty, even with low sodium soy sauce. Next time I'll use less soy sauce but the sam"

Reviewed Potato Chips Warmed on Grill with Gorgonzola Sauce and Chives

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made a version of this and it was delicious!!! I didn't really measure anything but it turned out great! I poured the sauce on a burger and homemade sweet potato fries...yum! It was super easy and I'll definitely be making it again!"

Reviewed Granola Topping

Jun 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My sister wanted to make this with me but I HAD to try it before she got a chance to help me out...it came out perfect after 22 mins! I used walnuts instead of almonds, cinnamon and ginger instead of cardamom, added coconut, and used light agave, all of which made it fantastic! It made the house smell wonderful and was polished off in no time; thi"

Reviewed Banana Nut Muffins

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

Wow, these are so good! I added some cinnamon and a few extra nuts - I used walnuts - and replaced the butter with applesauce and they turned out fantastically!!! The batch made 36 mini muffins and 4 regular sized ones. I added some dark chocolate chips to a few of the muffins...both ways are delicious! They're delicious warm, and I'm sure they're"

Reviewed Banana Nut Muffins

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

Wow, these are so good! I added some cinnamon and a few extra nuts (I used walnuts) and replaced the butter with applesauce and they turned out fantastically!!! The batch made 36 mini muffins and 4 regular sized ones. I added some dark chocolate chips to a few of the muffins...both ways are delicious! They're delicious warm, and I'm sure they're g"

Reviewed Banana Nut Muffins

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

Wow, these are so good! I added some cinnamon and a few extra nuts and replaced the butter with applesauce and they turned out fantastically!!! The batch made 36 mini muffins and 4 regular sized ones. I added some dark chocolate chips to a few of the muffins...both ways are delicious! They're delicious warm, and I'm sure they're going to be great "

Reviewed Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

May 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are pretty dang good and actually not too bad for you! I used a 19.5 oz box of mix and, after reading other reviews, decided to add some liquid - 1/6 c brewed coffee, 1/6 c water - and the batter had a much better texture and wasn't too dry. I also substituted applesauce for the oil. I put dark chocolate chunks on top of half of the batch an"

Reviewed Caramelized Onion Sweet Potato Salad

May 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so delicious! I followed the recipe closely, except I par-boiled half of the potatoes before slicing/grilling and just grilled the other half to see which way worked better...both ways worked well! I also brushed the potatoes with olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It smelled delicious and tasted even better! My family loved it and asked"

Reviewed Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Pita

May 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow! The chicken was moist and extremely flavorful, and the tzatziki sauce was simple and delicous! I added some dried oregano to both the marinade and sauce, I only used a splash of hot sauce in the tzatziki, and shredded some of the cucumber and small-diced the rest. I also used whole wheat store-bought pitas, which were delicious with it. I'll "

Reviewed Sweet Strawberry Tartlets

Apr 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

yum yum yum, so good and super easy!! after reading the reviews, i decided to use less brown sugar - about half - and i only used about 1/4 c of sugar in the filling...it was awesome! i also added some lemon zest and lemon juice to the filling which made it extra tasty. my family loved it and i will definitely make this again with different fruit...

Reviewed Instant Chocolate Cake

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

After reading the reviews, I halved the recipe since I wanted a single serving for myself and replaced the oil with applesauce...it was yummy! Obviously it wasn't quite as good as an actual chocolate cake, but it's the perfect quick-fix for a chocolate craving. I've added a little peanut butter, dark chocolate chunks, or bits of Andes mints to spruce...

Reviewed Broccoli Soup

Feb 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SO GOOD and SO EASY! i used 2 tbsp of butter (so 1 1/2 tbsp of flour), thawed broccoli, added 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes and a clove of garlic just before i added the flour, and used regular milk instead of cream...it's absolutely delicious!!! i added a tiny bit of cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon on top when i ate it instead of the croutons. i...

Reviewed Tilapia with Balsamic Browned Butter and Creamy Farfalle with Bacon, Tomato and Peas

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

The tilapia with the balsamic browned butter was FANTASTIC!!! It was so easy and tastes delicious. I didn't make the pasta but had broccoli and oven roasted onion chunks (tasted great with the fish). I will try the pasta dish sometime, it sounds really good. This recipe is definitely a keeper

Reviewed Spice is Right Cookies

Dec 14, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

i made the coffee version of these and they came out fantastically! i used heaping tablespoons of instant coffee instead of espresso (when i ate one fresh out of the oven they had a slight toffee taste...so good!) and made smaller balls than the recipe calls for. i drizzled melted semi-sweet chocolate on top to finish them off and they've been a big...

Reviewed Oven Fried Chicken

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

Fantastic! The chicken was moist and had really great flavor and the crust was nice and crunchy. The mustard gave a great little kick. I followed the recipe pretty closely, except I flipped the chicken about halfway through so both sides got nice and crispy. This will definitely be made regularly!

Reviewed Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

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

These were pretty good! I did add extra chives and some garlic powder to give a little more flavor. Definitely a good base recipe.

Reviewed Butterscotch and Black Pepper Baby Carrots

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

This was so easy to make and really delicious! I added a little less pepper than the recipe calls for and it was perfect!

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

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

Definitely very easy and pretty good. I used frozen mixed berries (but you could really use any fruit!) and added orange zest along with the orange juice. There seemed to be a little too much topping for the amount of fruit and it was a little bland. Next time I will add a little more cinnamon, a dash of salt, and possibly another teaspoon or so of...

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