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Clarksburg, Maryland

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Reviewed Good Eats Meatloaf

Sep 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been making meatloaf for years and I almost always make it a little different, trying to find my signature meatloaf recipe. I tried this one, with a few personal touches and fell absolutely in love (as did my 4 year old and husband!). I mostly stuck to the recipe but added an extra clove of garlic, a little heavier bell (yellow) and lighter o"

Reviewed Country Blueberry Pie

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

I do not understand where the "watery" reviews came from, my mixture was plenty thick and had no problems being too thin. Maybe the pies weren't completely cooled? Anyways. I followed the recipe exactly and had 0 problems. The blueberry mixture seemed a little shallow in the pie pan, but it seemed to thicken and bubble up in the oven and was a pe"

Reviewed Baked Ham with Spiced Cherry Glaze

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had to take off a star only because the recipe calls for a boneless ham. DO NOT USE BONELESS. use a good spiral ham. even in the picture above the recipe she used a bone-in ham. The glaze was indeed delicious though. I spiced it up a bit more than the recipe called for because we like heat. i threw in some crushed smoked peppers, it was deliciou"

Reviewed Blackened Salmon with Blue Cheese Sauce

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

perfect. i used my own blackened seasoning combo. I brushed the fish with Sriracha and did a blackened crust on it. Sriracha and blu cheese go together like peas and carrots. it was amazing. served it on a bed of shallots and white asparagus. huge hit. my husband devoured it in 30 seconds. "

Reviewed Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers

Jul 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was FANTASTIC! i added shrimp (also cooked in brown butter), mushrooms, and some yellow bell pepper. it was fantastic. everyone in the house loved it, including my 4 year old. "

Reviewed Mom's Stuffed Eggplant

May 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super easy to make and delicious! Used sweet italian sausage instead of burger meat, yellow bell instead of red, sauteed the eggplant (after letting it salt and sweat for a half hour before cooking). Also added a dash of hot sauce to vegetables while they were cooking to give it a little heat and garnished with more parsley. I think adding mushroo"

Reviewed Meaty Mushroom Lasagna

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

Absolutely delicious, have served it several times and have never had a complaint. A highly requested dish in my home and among friends. "

Reviewed Turkey Osso Buco with Parsley and Rosemary Gremolata

Mar 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is UN-believable. I doubled the veggies for the sauce, and served it with couscous and a TON of the herbs. Everyone went nuts, pressing me for the recipe. It's a super easy meal to prepare, then pop it in the oven and its done! plus is makes the house smell incredible :)""

Reviewed Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tacos

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

I am rating this a 5 based on my version of this recipe, not on the original :) I made this once and found it a little bland, or maybe it just wasn't the right flavors that I had anticipated. I doctored it up a second time and there wasn't a scrap left!! First, I used pickled onions instead of shallots. For the butternut squash I cut it into smal...

Reviewed Pumpkin Lasagna

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

Okay, if you make this recipe as is...it's a little bland. The sauce DEFINITELY needs the herbs he mentioned here, I used some fresh ones plus a little salt and some peppers for a little kick. I also added Chinese 5 Spice (instead of cinnamon, coriander, etc) for the meat mixture and cheese mixture. The pumpkin also wasn't very strong so I added...

Reviewed Grilled Peach Salad with Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

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

This is a perfect summer salad and I look forward to making it all through the winter! It has a perfect combination of sweet and savory...I've served it at several cook outs and family functions and each time I always get the same reaction "This is the most incredible salad i've ever had!" I also used half arugula and half spinach for a change in"

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