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Reviewed Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dec 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious, but like Linda Lori, mine also came out crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. And the chips stayed in the middle while the rest of the batter spread out - on every cookie. I didn't freeze the batter but did refrigerate it, and put it back in the fridge while each sheet baked. It makes a TON of batter, and you truly can't bake...

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Dec 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for Christmas, and have to say I was disappointed. Yes, it was good, but it didn't blow my socks off - or anyone else's, for that matter. The cookies had virtually disintegrated (except for the chips), which made it almost like a great big cake shaped chocolate mousse. I made the cookies from the "Auntie Em's" thin & crispy choc...

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Dec 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for Christmas, and have to say I was disappointed. Yes, it was good, but it didn't blow my socks off - or anyone else's, for that matter. The cookies had virtually disintegrated (except for the chips), which made it almost like a great big cake shaped chocolate mousse. I made the cookies from the "Auntie Em's" thin & crispy choc...

Reviewed Short Rib Chili

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

Things to consider before embarking on this one: 1st, it's an expensive dish, between the meat & the chiles. 2nd, Giada stated that you don't have to worry about washing your hands after dealing with the chiles - this is NOT so! I just slightly rubbed one of my eyes after chopping the chiles - I was being cautious but even so I immediately felt"

Reviewed Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

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

Delicious! Super easy & fast. I did add, like so many other reviewers, a shallot & 3 garlic cloves. Perhaps it's not quite the same texture of regular risotto, but it's soooo good. Actually easier than "quick-fix" boxed risotto products. And you could add so many things to vary it up. Thanks Ina for another keeper!"

Reviewed Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

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

Delicious! Super easy & fast. Perhaps not quite the same texture of regular risotto, but it's soooo good. Actually easier than "quick-fix" boxed risotto products. And you could add so many things to vary it up. Thanks Ina for another keeper!"

Reviewed Orange Baked Ham

Apr 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found it too sweet and rather overwhelming for the taste of the ham. Honestly, I could barely taste the ham. My husband didn't say much about it, which meant it was just ok for him. Kind of disappointing."

Reviewed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delish! My husband's been trying to convince me that brussel sprouts can be tasty, well consider me converted!
Great and easy recipe, you gotta try it!""

Reviewed Gina's Pumpkin Cheesecake

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! First cheesecake I've made, & it was easy, turned out perfectly. Only glitch was that my springform pan was too big to fit into my casserole pan for the water bath. Tried a number of pans and ended up using an oven-proof skillet; it still worked so I was happy. Panic averted. I must say though, this cheesecake is HUGE! I think it...

Reviewed Herb-Roasted Lamb

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious! Made it for Christmas dinner, just like the recipe (except added baby carrots).
So easy, so good. First experience with leg of lamb, and I'm so glad I tried it! -I do admit the meat was expensive, but we got several meals out of it, and that was just with 3.5 lbs. Thank you, Ina!""

Reviewed Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Nov 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Really amazingly light. Easy & fast. This recipe is a keeper for sure.""

Reviewed Marinated Rib Lamb Chops

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

Delicious and easy! YUM!""

Reviewed Cumin Pumpkin Soup

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

Bland as bland can be! I find it hard to believe that anyone would like this recipe as is.
It was thin and almost devoid of flavor. Only after adding a ton of spices, butter, brown sugar, etc did it become worth eating. I would suggest using this as a starter recipe, then adding whatever you like best. Just keep adding and tasting until...

Reviewed Croque Monsieur

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

Very tasty! Followed the recipe exactly as written; it was easy and turned out perfectly. I was expecting a bit more of a "wow", that's the only reason I'm not giving it 5*. It's yummy, but just didn't have that wow factor. Still worth making, and I expect I'll make it again. Always love your show, Ina!""

Reviewed Cheddar-Dill Scones

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

These are great! They were my first try at scones, and now I want to try other recipes now that I've had success with them! One note: I only had about 1/3 the amount of dill called for, and that was plenty. I guess if you're a big fan of dill, use as directed, but if not, cut back to taste. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a "T" and ...

Reviewed Potato Basil Puree

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

Fantastic! If you love basil, then this recipe is for you! I followed the recipe exactly, including using the beaters, and it turned out beautifully. Looks pretty, smells heavenly, and tastes...
omg, what can I say? YUM. Thanks Ina, you're the best!""

Reviewed Veal Chops with Roquefort Butter

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

Made broiled lamb chops (my husband doesn't like veal), and used the roquefort butter on those... yum! I can see using the butter on various meats. Such an easy way to step it up a notch!""

Reviewed Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Everyone loved it. Followed the receipt to a "T". Also enjoyed the leftovers several days later - it was still plenty moist! Thanks, Claire, I really enjoy your show!"

Reviewed Pumpkin Orzo

Oct 11, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Bland is an understatement. Thick, goopy, just YUCK.
Sorry Paula, this one went into the garbage! Very disappointing.

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