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Reviewed Bruschetta with Shrimp, Tarragon and Arugula

May 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Heaven must taste like this.
This has to be one of the absolute best recipes I have made in a long time. Obviously you have to like shrimp. I thought it might be too saucy for the bread, but I used a slotted spoon and it was perfect. Our guests ate it all and I was hoping to try some on pasta the next night, so I made it again! and it...

Reviewed Sauteed Yellow Squash

May 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Don't like squash? You'll like this.
My husband and I loved it actually. I have tried cooking squash every way possible, but this was simple, easy and delicious. Do add the scallion, it makes a difference. FYI I always keep peppers in my freezer for occasions like this when I need them at the last minute and wouldn't otherwise have any...

Reviewed Champagne Punch

Dec 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

By the time I bought all the ingredients this became quite an expensive punch. I was okay with that since all the reviewers gave it 5 stars. I thought it was good, but neither remarkable or a keeper. The wonderful thing about this site is that we discover we all have different taste. I tried this, won't again, but would certainly not suggest "

Reviewed Stuffed Cabbage

Jul 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I could not believe how delicious this was. I made half the recipe because I didn't want to be "stuck" with the left overs. OMG this was fantastic. The sauce is fantastic. I thought adding raisins was crazy but it really added to the recipe. I did cook the cabbage longer than a few minutes as suggested by other reviewers. I think I probably k"

Reviewed Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Jun 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

After carefully reading through all the reviews I cut back on the sugar, and increased the tapioca. After I had the strawberries and rhubarb in the pie I reread one of the comments that the pieces should be cut smaller, so back out of the pie it all came, and I cut everything into quarters. The pie tasted fine, but the texture of the filling was"

Reviewed Gina's Raspberry Mint Tea

Apr 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Different. Refreshing. Easy. Delicious. ""

Reviewed Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Feb 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Should have read reviews first so would not have waited and waited for the sauce to "thicken". Chefs, don't use the word "thicken" if it means thin. I agree with everyone that this is tasty, but nothing beyond average. ""

Reviewed Roman-style Chicken

Jan 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

No punch. I made as printed. I thought the pancetta with the veggies was good as a side. My husband and I liked the recipe, but would not serve to company. If I made this again I would double the veggie part so plenty to go around. I didn't taste the layers of flavor the previous reviewer posted but it was an easy night time meal to prepare....

Reviewed Bird to the Last Drop

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made with homemade turkey stock, followed directions, but with different outcome from reviewers below. It did not look as creamy or desirable as pictured. It tasted okay but not great. Would consider trying again only because so many others had success with it. ""

Reviewed Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

Oct 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is worth every star, but it does take a bit of time if you make the pound cake from scratch as I did. I think making Barefoot's lemon loaf would work equally well. I have made this twice and the curd is not ready in 10 minutes, nor 20 minutes, but if you're lucky perhaps 25 minutes. In other words, be patient. If you don't wait it...

Reviewed Chicken with Tarragon and White Wine

Aug 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Looking for something tasty to make for supper and came across this recipe. How could so many people giving it five stars be wrong? My husband did like it, I will admit, but he's not picky. He particularly liked the pearl onions. It just seemed something was missing. It wasn't worth all the time I took chopping over half a cup of tarragon. I...

Reviewed Gingerbread with Spiced Creme Anglaise

Mar 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I forgot that I had already made this recipe, but as soon as I made the Creme Anglaise I knew. The gingerbread is very good, and the sauce is probably too if I could make it thicker. Both times the Creme was thinner than it should have been and I followed the recipe exactly. So for all of you who made it perfectly--congrats but I give up! "

Reviewed Bobby's Goulash

Mar 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Seldom look at recipes rated four stars, but I had watched the video with Paula and her son Bobby. When I looked at the ratings I was surprised some people rated this without ever having prepared it. I followed the recommendation of one reviewer and added shredded carrots, as well as the one cup of red wine. Wow, this was delicious. Perfect comfort...

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