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Reviewed crustless caprese quiche

May 21, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very easy to make! We loved this so much, we actually made it twice in one week. It went very well with an entree salad.

Replied to Creme Brulee

Jan 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Honestly . . .home depot. A "creme brulee torch" will set you back at least double a standard plumbing torch, and run out of fuel very quickly. Yes, it's slightly unwieldy, but I've never had a problem with it. It's not precision work. As a comparison, Williams Sonoma has a torch for $50, as compared to $20 from home depot. Also, a lot of them...

Replied to Creme Brulee

Jan 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The original poster is quite correct, it has nothing to do with quality of ingredients. I posted a better set of proportions above. In fairness, I have been to many a good restaurant that couldn't seem to execute a proper creme brulee. It is one of those very traditional recipes that everyone seems to mess up. Frankly I don't even much care for...

Reviewed Creme Brulee

Jan 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is not a good creme brulee recipe. It ends up being far closer to creme anglaise, as it ends up very loose to the point of being almost runny. Proper creme brulee should be much stiffer. The issue is that the proportions are way off. The same procedure can be used, but the proportions should be 2 cups cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 9...

Reviewed Creme Brulee

Jan 4, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is not a good creme brulee recipe. It ends up being far closer to creme anglaise, as it ends up very loose to the point of being almost runny. Proper creme brulee should be much stiffer. The issue is that the proportions are way off. The same procedure can be used, but the proportions should be 2 cups cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 9...

Reviewed Roasted Acorn Squash and Gorgonzola Pizza

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of my favorite pizza recipes. But I actually use just the baked acorn squash much more often, as a side dish. I had never tried acorn squash until I made this, and it is now one of my favorite foods. "

Reviewed Momma Neely's Pot Roast

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We made this in our slow-cooker rather than in a dutch oven, and it was fantastic! It actually fell apart when we were trying to get it out of the slow cooker, which is always a sign of a great pot roast. "

Reviewed Chicken Pot Pie

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a fall/winter staple at our house. It's great with either chicken or leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. We freeze fresh vegetables during the summer to use with it in the colder months, and it makes a huge difference. We use diced white onion instead of frozen pearl onions, and we use cream biscuit dough on top since it's a little easie"

Reviewed Homemade Applesauce

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will never buy applesauce again. I love this recipe! I've already made it about a dozen times, and it never lasts more than a few days. This fall, I bought several pounds of apples to make an enormous batch to put in the freezer so I can have it all winter. The only change I made is that I put the applesauce through a food mill to give it a smo"

Reviewed Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty! We made just two chicken breasts and put the rest of the filling in the fridge, and it kept pretty well for using another night. "

Reviewed Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-Apple Relish

Dec 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The first time we made this, my husband and I wound up eating almost all of it within two days because it was so good. We did put a lot more of the relish in the soup than the recipe calls for, but other than that, it's fantastic as is. "

Reviewed Vanilla Poached Pears

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We tried this recipe for the first time about a week ago, and we've already made it again since then. It has already become one of my favorite dessert recipes. ""

Reviewed Potato Gnocchi with a Gorgonzola Sauce

May 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It was much easier to make gnocchi than I had anticipated. That said, I did have to look up more specific instructions for how to actually form the gnocchi. The sauce was delicious, if a little heavy on the cheese. "

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