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Reviewed Ambrosia

Jun 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Some kinda delicious. I admit I *was* planning to use the coconut in the bag, not to mention store-bought marshmallows and canned mandarin oranges and pineapples. But the video made me feel guilty, and I did the entire thing fresh, cracking my own coconut and everything. Now I am thinking the pre-shredded coconut is the reason I've never liked amb"

Reviewed Ambrosia

Jun 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Some kinda delicious. I admit I *was* planning to use the coconut in the bag, not to mention store-bought marshmallows and canned mandarin oranges and pineapples. But the video made me feel guilty, and I did the entire thing fresh, cracking my own coconut and everything. Now I am thinking the pre-shredded coconut is the reason I've never liked "

Reviewed Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

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

This was fantastic. I normally make my SPC with cream & butter, but we were having a little boy with a severe dairy allergy over for Thanksgiving and I needed a dairy-free version. We weren't looking for a low-sugar or healthy version, but I tried this one because of the high ratings. It was delicious, creamy, a holiday treat that everyone loved"

Reviewed Kim Morrison's Real Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

May 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OK -- I tried again, with supermarket butter and making sure to follow the instructions to the letter. I let it beat for 2 hours in my KitchenAid standing mixer on the highest speed. I did switch to the paddle after incorporating the butter, as okkins suggested.

So... one person stuck it in the freezer, another wrapped the mixing...

Reviewed Kim Morrison's Real Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Apr 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I actually did give up -- after 45 minutes of beating. The flavor was out-of-this-world, even before the vanilla was added (even before the butter was added!. I used really fresh farmer's market eggs and salted butter. I've made real meringue buttercream in the past -- using Martha Stewart's recipe -- and it was slick, greasy, and horrible. Morr"

Reviewed Kim Morrison's Real Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Apr 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I actually did give up -- after 45 minutes of beating. The flavor was out-of-this-world, even before the vanilla was added (even before the butter was added!). I used really fresh farmer's market eggs and salted butter. I've made real meringue buttercream in the past -- using Martha Stewart's recipe -- and it was slick, greasy, and horrible. Mor"

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