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Reviewed Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad

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

The first reviewer is spot on! I couldn't stop eating it either. I could not get marcona almonds so I chopped and toasted regular salted almonds. I will make again very soon!"

Reviewed Hot Cocoa

Dec 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh, yeah. Good stuff! I still can't find dutch process cocoa where I live so I used regular cocoa power (dark chocolate) and it was just fine. I noticed Wal-mart sells little containers of the Kraft jet puffed marshmallow bits (dried), like you get in a packaged hot cocoa mix. I added it to my hot cocoa gift bags and it looks great!""

Reviewed Tres Leches Cake

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

I made this for company last night. Everyone loved it and told me twice! I omitted the Grand Marnier but will try it next time. I decided to leave it in my 9 x 13 pan instead of putting it on a different platter and it worked just fine. I will definitely make this again, soon.""

Reviewed Greek Taco!

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

I made this for dinner tonight! It took me 25 minutes and tasted great! Good idea!""

Reviewed Mushroom and Mustard Spaetzle

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

Excellent easy recipe. A meal by itself! Double the spaetzle recipe for sure!""

Reviewed Southern Biscuits

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

This recipe is a keeper. I thought the dough needed a bit more salt but I did use unsalted butter. Other than that, the dough was wonderful, light and pillowy. Next time I'll try adding cheese and chives."

Reviewed Tiramisu

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

I loved this recipe! I made it twice. The first time, I only had 1/2 the amount of mascarpone needed so I used cream cheese, additionally. It made for a thicker filling which was easily spread rather than ladeled like on the episode. The second time, I tried it with 2 cups of cream cheese, not 4, and thinned it with heavy cream. Both times, it...

Reviewed Spaetzle

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

I made this and reviewed it once before. Then, the recipe seemed.... off. It came out too runny and needed more flour, didn't saute well, etc. I had to try this again and it came out perfectly. The problem was that I used XL eggs last time, not large eggs like the recipe calls. I hope that helps other reviewers. Good luck!"

Reviewed Sole Meuniere

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

Very good! To save time, I made the sauce in a separate pan and never really achieved a brown butter....just burnt solids. I suppose the flour browned from the fish in my other pan would have made a proper sauce. Use the same pan you cook the fish in and don't make my mistake. Even my 2 year old ate it!"

Reviewed Sole Meuniere

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

Very good! To save time, I made the sauce in a separate pan and never really achieved a brown butter....just burnt solids. I suppose the flour browned from the fish in my other pan would have made a proper sauce. Use the same pan you cook the fish in and don't make my mistake. Even my 2 year old ate it!"

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