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Reviewed Maple Bread with Soft Cheese

Oct 25, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I can't add much to other comments. It is super easy, and super delicious. I used a mild, spreadable goat cheese. I personally would like a little stronger taste cheese (as recipe recommends), but I was being 'generic' due to serving a group of ladies I don't know their tastes. Everyone LOVED it, raved about it, asked for the recipe, and ate it all...

Reviewed Penne Alla Betsy

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Terrific & EASY. Maybe the people that gave low stars are because it is not a strong, super-flavorful sauce, but quiet, delicious tomato-cream sauce. We all think it is a 5 star recipe, so good, so simple. Just personal preference: we will double the shrimp next time. Also personal preference: next time I'll do one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, and"

Reviewed Roasted Edamame Salad

May 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

delicious, easy, healthy, and pretty! I'll probably have a bowl constantly in my fridge. I think any type of vinegar would be tasty and a little different: balsamic, rice, red wine...."

Reviewed Claypot Fish and Potatoes

May 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious and fairly easy! Also, surprisingly pretty dish~ great eye appeal for company. We used fingerling potatoes, still sliced 1/4", and used kalamata olives. As Melissa said, use whatever white fish you find on sale. Definitely making this again! "

Reviewed Mexican Rice Casserole

May 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

delicious and easy. I double checked to make sure I used the correct amount of cayenne, which I did, because I didn't see any other comments about the heat, but it was too hot for my husband's palate. It was just right for me, but if you don't like much heat, I suggest halving the cayenne till you try it. But we are eating Daniel Fast, so I did no"

Reviewed Braised Celery

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

I agree with Audrey: much better than I expected! I don't care much for celery, but as everyone else states, always need a couple stalks for a recipe, then left with a bunch to wilt in the fridge. I made the recipe vegan also, with olive oil and vegetable stock. Set the timer twice for exactly 5 minutes as per recipe, and it turns out perfectly; t"

Reviewed Braised Celery

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

I agree with Audrey: much better than I expected! I don't care much for celery, but as everyone else states, always need a couple stalks for a recipe, then left with a bunch to wilt in the fridge. I made the recipe vegan also, with olive oil and vegetable stock. Set the timer twice for exactly 5 minutes as per recipe, and it turns out perfectly; t"

Reviewed Quick Cloverleaf Rolls

Apr 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are super easy, really yummy, and pretty, too. I only made 1 can (8 rolls), and cut all of the dry ingredients in 1/4. I didn't have the onion flakes, and I won't get them for next time, since they were so good without. The recipe says to put three pieces in each, but that leaves 8 pieces, so we put 4 pieces in each. It was fun that they are"

Reviewed Avocado Hummus with Crispy Pita Chips

Jan 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious, healthy and so easy. I'm on the Daniel Fast, so I didn't make the chips. I only added 1 T of the olive oil, because I was going to be eating more of it than I would as a dip. I just had some of the hummus for a mini-brunch. YUMMY. This will be a regular for us."

Reviewed Black Bean Soup

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

As everyone says, "easy, flavorful, and delicious!" We did add a second can of beans, just to make a heartier soup, but that is just personal preference. We will have this regularly."

Reviewed The Ugly Duckling Salad

Jan 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

delicious and different. Easy, easy dressing can be used on just about anything! I also shredded the apple as per another review, because I usually don't care for a slice of apple in my salads. Our verdict is still out on the celery root. We'll try it on something else to get another taste. Try this dressing! I think another reviewer suggested it "

Reviewed The Ugly Duckling Salad

Jan 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

delicious and different. Easy, easy dressing can be used on just about anything! I also shredded the apple as per another review, because I usually don't care for a slice of apple in my salads. Our verdict is still out on the celery root. We'll try it on something else to get another taste. Try this dressing! I think another reviewer suggested it "

Reviewed Pineapple Pudding Cakes

Nov 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not sure I got these just right, as I had a 20 oz can of pineapple in the pantry, instead of 8oz. I had to guess on the amount of juice. I used a bit over 1/3 cup, and did everything else as per recipe. They are delicious! The very bottom is thicker/saucier yumminess,the middle was like pudding/sauce, the top is cake-y. My husband said better "

Reviewed Herb-Roasted Fish

Nov 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

:( I'm not sure why, after reading all the rave reviews, I followed the recipe, but the fish had no flavor. I don't even understand how it could be so flavorless with lemon, olive oil, olives, and fresh thyme! The recipe sounds delicious, and all of the other reviews said so.... I haven't a clue. :( Ina's one of my favorites!"

Reviewed Stuffed Baby Peppers

Jul 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy, easy, yummy, pretty, and many asked for the recipe. I made them up the day before; made the stuffing, stuffed the peppers, nad covered them in the fridge, so I just had to pop them in the oven before a party. I added time on in the oven, since they were cold from the refigerator. The cooking time isn't critical,just check however soft you wa"

Reviewed Ham and Cheese Spirals

Jul 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These really couldn't be easier, and they are tasty. I think the correct amount of Italian seasoning is 2 teaspoons. You could taste it plainly using 2tsp, I can't imagine it being 2 Tbsp.I used an 11 oz can of Pillsbury pizza dough, thin crust. They din't puff up as much as Sandra's look, and got crispy on the bottom, because the oil leaks out un"

Reviewed Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

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

As most other reviewers say: inexpensive, easy, delicious and looks and tastes perfect for a dinner for guests! I had chicken tenders on hand, so since I used those, I cut garlic cloves in half to compensate for oven chicken cooking time. That was the only change I made. Really amazingly simple and wonderful! We were 'fighting' over the garlic, th"

Reviewed Crusty Parmesan Bread

Jun 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband said this is the best bread ever. It's not ooey-gooey, or drippy, like the recipe sounds. It's light, crisp and delicious, like a bread you would have at a restaurant, and go back to the restaurant just for their amazing bread!"

Reviewed Crispy Golden Sauteed Fish

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

The only changes I made were: I used swai fish, and I did not use parsley. Oh my goodness! If you don't like fish, this is the recipe for you! Of course, if you do like fish, it's even better! Everything else I did exactly per recipe, even the cooking time on each side. I'm not exagerating when I say that if I had taste tested this recipe with my "

Reviewed Antipasti Platter

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So far, I've made the olives and the cauliflower mix. I usually don't like the pickled vegetables, so didn't think I would make them, but so many reviewers said they were so good, I made them for a potluck. Everyone wanted the recipe, and emtied the bowls! I even liked them and had seconds! And they couldn't be any easier!!"

Reviewed Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Lime Juice, Red Chile and Peanuts

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this is a really easy, beautiful, delicious, healthy salad! What more can you ask? I didn't have a mandolin, so I used a sides-ways style vegetable peeler, and it worked great to make the ribbons. I put the ribbons in a bowl on top of the cut tomatoes the day before I took the salad to a potluck. Poured the dressing over immediately before we were"

Reviewed Tangerine Beef with Scallions

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We found tri tip streaks on sale, so we used 4 individual tri tip steaks. This was really easy to make, and the meat came out unbelievably tender, cooked as per recipe. I broiled on the 3 level (rack) down from the broiler element. My picky husband loved the meat and the sauce. I did not think the sauce was too sweet, as another reviewer said. The"

Reviewed Kid-Friendly Salmon

May 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was easy to prepare, and my picky husband said it was great, so it's a keeper here! I kept playing with how close fish should be to broiler, between the temperature of the fish (should get to 135-140), and top edges almost burning. For my broiler, I will have the fish on the 3rd rack down next time. Second rack down from broiler, fish was get"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken with Creamy Caper Sauce

May 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I agree with all of the other 5 star reviews. Very easy to make, delicious, and taastes like a sauce you'd be served at a restaurant. I used chicken tenders and cooked with a bit of oil in a skillet on the stove. I made the sauce as per recipe, and it turned out superb. Not too rich, not too strong, but creamy and complex flavor. I took another re"

Reviewed Pisco Sour Sangria

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is very delicious and extremely easy to make! BUT: very strong. Not taste-wise, but knocks-you-for-a-loop wise. I have 2 other sangria recipes that we make fairly regularly, and they are both that way, too, so I think it is typical for sangria. What can you expect from a bottle of wine and a cup and a half of brandy?? Very crisp, cool, and r"

Reviewed Black Bean Sopes

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good and super-duper easy! My 23 yr old son and 50-something husband are very picky, plain, meat and potatoes type eaters, and they both liked them a lot. I kept the sour cream mixture in a seperate dish to be added as desired, because they don't like sour cream, but I loved it on top. We had them for Cinco De Mayo dinner as a 'side dish' wit"

Reviewed Grilled Skirt Steak with Green and Smokey Red Chimichurri

Apr 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I didn't think my husband and I would like this ~ I do not like parsley, the main ingredient in the marinade,or mint much, and my husband likes plain, bland foods. BUT, it looked so incredibly delicious on the show, that I made the steak and potatoes anyway and they are both wonderful! I didn't make the red sauce,but made the green as per recipe, "

Reviewed Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Jan 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this vegan/Daniel Fast; vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth, and substituted mushrooms for the chicken. Even though I simmered for 25 minutes, my sauce didn't get very thick. It turned out the perfect consistency for a soup. :) Thick, rich and tasty. Great vegetable curry soup for vegan or Daniel Fast.""

Reviewed Pico de Gallo Pilaf

Jan 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Deeeelicious! I am on the Daniel Fast, so I substituted quinoa for the rice, and vegetable broth for the chicken broth, so these two changes shouldn't have really changed up the recipe much at all. But it turns it into a vegan recipe and a complete protein meal. :) Yes, to all the other adjectives used in previous reviews: fresh, different, li...

Reviewed Fresh Asparagus and Curry Dip

Dec 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

incredible! This is now one of those recipes I 'have to make' every bbq, and now I've had requests that I make it for Christmas day, too! People that don't like mayo, and/or don't like curry, are always surprised to hear those ingredients, because they love this dip. The bowl is always scraped clean every time. :)""

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