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Reviewed dustin's chicken spiedini

Oct 30, 2014 on

Would rather give it 4.5 stars but 5 will do. Only because mine was NOT done in 20 minutes, needed 30 and I did brown the chicken first. I also used shredded Asiago, not a good idea, won't do it again. I also used a rosemary sprig instead of a toothpick. That was a good idea, also used a couple of rosemary sprigs instead of the bay leaves. Family...

Reviewed fettuccine in the style of alfredo: fettuccine alfredo

Apr 10, 2014 on

I knew I could get a REAL alfredo recipe from Mario Batali. Much better (and easier) than that junk with creme.

Reviewed herbed trout fillets

Mar 8, 2014 on

My Goodness! This was such a hit. My grandson came home with a 5 pound trout he had caught. I told him I'd cook it if it was cleaned and filleted. My husband was skeptical, but I used this recipe and between the husband and the grandson, they ate every bit of this fish. (Except for a tiny bit that was saved for the dogs) Waiting for the kid to catch...

Reviewed apple coleslaw

Feb 14, 2014 on

Made this last night with some last minute substitutions. Used some minced red onion instead of the scallions, and used a bag of coleslaw mix because I'm lazy. At the last minute, I added a handful of dried cranberries because they were pretty. Served with BBQ chicken sandwiches and there were NO leftovers.

Reviewed Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille

Oct 25, 2013 on

Made this last night and everyone went back for more. Since my chicken and vegies were already prepped it was on the table in less than half an hour. I'm allergic to shellfish so I had to leave out the shrimp.

Reviewed World's Best Cornbread Stuffing

Nov 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is always a hit at the annual family potluck, it is always what I'm asked to bring, and there are never any leftovers even though I double the recipe. I make my own sausage and corn muffins, but there is no reason to except cost (I'm cheap). For those who think it is dry, read the recipe, it says to use more chicken broth if needed."

Reviewed Cherry Bomb Chops

Oct 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I'm not sure I should review, I had to make so many changes to fit it into my budget. I used honey instead of agave, and regular canola oil instead of grapeseed. I planned on springing for the madeira, but my store didn't have any so I used sherry. My cherries were home canned bings, so sweet not tart. I compensated by using less sweetener. I real"

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Sep 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I love mac and cheese and I prefer it baked, but here in the desert, you don't turn the oven on in the summer if you can help it. This satisfied my craving and was really very good. The only thing I changed was the cheese used part sharp cheddar and part jack cheese. Thank you Alton, now I can have mac and cheese in the summer too!"

Reviewed Super Sloppy Joes

Sep 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wish I could rate it 4 1/2, but very good, and easy, and cheap, and according to my recipe software very healthy. I used my own steak seasoning blend, which is similar to Montreal. Next time I will take the advice and add a little garlic and red pepper flakes or cayenne."

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

May 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wow, I have always loved caprese salad, but I will never make it another way again. I did core the tomatoes (personal preference) and had to roast about 2 1/2 hours, but I am at a higher altitude and everything seems to take longer to cook."

Reviewed Potato Basil Puree

Feb 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Excellent! I may skip the blanching step next time and just add a couple of basil leaves to the potatoes while boiling. Not sure it was necessary, I also added a garlic clove to the water with the potatoes and used a food mill not a mixer to mash. ""

Reviewed Roasted Sausages and Grapes

Feb 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was terrific, the only reason for 4 stars is I think it calls for WAY too much sausage. I halved the recipe for just my husband and I but only used 3 sausages. Had enough for dinner and some leftover for a lunch. It was so different from our usual dinners and I was very unsure, but it is a keeper, my biggest problem is my local grocery only ...

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Jan 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

First, I HATE breaded pork chops! Never make them. Broil, bake, grill, yes. Bread and fry, no. These have become one of our favorites. I use "Nature's Seasons" to season instead of plain salt and pepper, find I need a little less Parmesan and cook a little longer, because we like a thicker cut. I also make my own seasoned bread crumbs, I always h...

Reviewed Egg Casserole

Nov 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was quite good, I cut it in half for my husband and I and have leftovers that will go quite nicely in a burrito for my breakfast tomorrow. I did sub evaporated milk for the cream and half and half (I'm unemployed, money is an object right now) and used 3 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk.""

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