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Reviewed monster cookies

Jul 20, 2014 on

Surprisingly, I really liked these cookies. I was skeptical about cookies baked without flour but I'm a believer now. My granddaughter has a diet restricted to minimal bread products in a day. She can eat these without problems. I have a son who hates oatmeal and he didn't notice the oatmeal in the cookies���probably because it is a finer grind...

Reviewed Chicken Fried Steak

Jan 4, 2014 on

I do not like to fry food...too messy...but will on occassion. However, we do love chicken fried steak so I tried this recipe. It was an instant hit and I've made it a few more times. For those who think the gravy is bland try making it with mild, medium, or hot Jimmy Dean sausage. Cooking is all about tweaking to your expectations so taste, taste,...

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

Apr 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My oven wasn't working and my Mom's 85th birthday was approaching. She wanted chicken and baking one wasn't going to happen. I tried this recipe and it was the hit of the party. Mom has troubles with spicy foods but this recipe didn't cause her any problems. I couldn't find Emeril's Essence and didn't have the inclination to make up a batch so"

Reviewed Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie

Apr 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is such a good recipe! Easy, requires few ingredients. and is versatile...pudding, pie filling, frosting...easy, easy, easy and full of wonderful chocolate flavor. When you don't think you have time for a chocolate cream pie then use this recipe!"

Reviewed Fruit Tray with Fruit Dip

Apr 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is soooo good that my family told me to stop looking for another fruit dip recipe and keep this one as our family recipe. I rarely use the same recipes many recipes, so little time...but this one I dare not search for another one to supercede. It's that good!"

Reviewed Kicked Up Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

Feb 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

After following the recipe faithfully I found it rather thin. Also the texture and appearance was a bit grainy but I suppose that could have been due to the grainy consistency of the tapioca granules instead of the usual small pearl tapioca that I traditionally use. For the semi-sweet chocolate I used chips instead of the semi-sweet baking bloc...

Reviewed Tequila Turkey Fettuccini

Jan 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I just bought Guy's new book, "Guy Fieri Food". My first recipe from the book and it was better than I expected. Very flavorful and another level of flavor when you squeeze a little lime juice at the table. My son dubbed it "awesome". I had my deli person cut a 1/2 inch thick slice of baked turkey for was about 8 ounces. The recipe d...

Reviewed Momma Callie's Banana Nut Bread with Honey Butter

Nov 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Tried this recipe yesterday and made 4 loaves. Each loaf had a variation of using white or wheat flours, white sugar or brown sugar, and use of cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice or not, and lastly nuts or not. My family loved all 4 variations and by this afternoon there is only one partial loaf left. I'd say the recipe is a keeper and the versatility...

Reviewed Chili Con Carne

Nov 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

What a great recipe! I have a variety of food modification needs in my one is picky, just medical dietary needs. This is a recipe that I can make then dish out and make work for everyone. I love that aspect. Adding protein is a problem at times but blending the beans and adding them to the soup did double duty as protein and a thic...

Reviewed Black Pepper Biscuits

Nov 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have been looking for the perfect biscuit for years and none have fulfilled my criteria for the perfect's ridiculous how many variations of the many biscuit recipes I've tried. Bobby Flay does not come to mind when I was biscuit questing yet again but I caught his show as he made these and I gave he recipe a whirl. This recipe is...

Reviewed Lemon and Almond Rice Pudding

Aug 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My husband is an avid rice pudding fan. I try to make a different one each time. I did vary this recipe based on the comments below. I used 2 tsp pure vanilla extract in lieu of the vanilla bean, and the zest from 2 lemons. I used 1/3 cp lemon juice because it seemed 1/2 cp was excessive. For our tastes the 1/3 cp was perfect. Next time I'l...

Reviewed Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

Aug 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I used my stand mixer and followed the recipe exactly. Note that the recipe calls for cool room temp butter and not the usual room temp one. Creaming correctly makes a world of difference and I had excellent results. The crumb is fine, soft, dense but light...much nicer than my usual pound cake. This is my new go-to recipe for pound cake. Be...

Reviewed Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemons

Aug 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wow and WOW!! I used grade B yellow potatoes (market didn't have fingerlings, but no matter). Making these couldn't be easier. My normally cautious teens ate them and said they were "awesome". Crispy outside, creamy inside, and the fragrant/tasty flavor of the garlic infused oil was subtle but made the dish. Don't hesitate to make the dress...

Reviewed Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding

Jan 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I liked this recipe because of the ease of putting it together and that it called for fewer eggs and no heavy cream as many bread pudding recipes do. It was pure chocolate comfort. My husband and son ate it all within 8 hours of making this dessert. I didn't have the Mexican chocolate on hand so I used bittersweet chocolate baking squares...a successful...

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