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Reviewed Easy Naan (Bread Machine)

Jan 10, 2014 in on

I wouldn';t make this again - there are far better recipes for naan out there. The naan I';ve had in restaurants has been really smooth, but this one had a weird tang with the yogurt."

Reviewed Roasted Radishes and Carrots

May 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was pretty good, definitely something I'd made again. It's true that cooking radishes takes away some of their "bite", but I find this a good thing! If you aren't buying mass-produced bland radishes to begin with, the mild flavor might be something you enjoy! Great way to use the first bumper crop of the season from your garden."

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

Jan 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Good recipe, and fairly easy. I used boneless, skinless thighs, and found I didn't need to cook it as long as the recipe stated - 20 minutes on each side was more than enough. I also covered the pan for the last 15 or so minutes.

I skipped adding additional salt; the salt in the seasoning for the chicken as well as the stock was...

Reviewed Apple-Sausage Mac and Cheese

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We've made this several times, and when I saw it only got 3 stars, I had to put in my two cents. This recipe is GREAT! We've made it both with full-strength apple juice as well as 2 c. white grape, 1 c. chicken. Both are good. I usually cut the cheese down just a tad, use light sour cream, and bread crumbs instead of Ritz. I know, it's like ...

Reviewed Pan-Fried Trout

Dec 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great recipe. Made it twice now. We needed more breading than the recipe called for. Also, we skipped the oven thing as the fish stayed warm enough on their own for our two-person dinner.""

Reviewed Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup

Dec 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great recipe, and very healthy. I used whole milk instead of half and half. Also added some Siracha to kick it up!""

Reviewed Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Sep 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Definitely not my favorite. Sugary sweet and I found them really hard to flip. Like other reviewers, they either burned on the outside and/or ripped when I flipped them. I, too, tried a greased and ungreased pan, different spatulas, higher and lower temps. Nothing. They never really set in the middle. Won't make again.""

Reviewed Monster Marshmallow Cookies

Apr 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I thought these were really good, and so did our family. I had no problems like the others described; I think maybe having very soft butter was the trick. Other than the butter and the eggs, there's really no moisture to hold everything together. I baked them for about 11 minutes at 350, and the marshmallows turned a golden toasted brown, just...

Reviewed Wisconsin Beef and Cheddar Brats with Beer-Braised Onions

Feb 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Sandra, have you ever been to Wisconsin??? Everyone here KNOWS you boil the brats in beer before you grill them!! Hence the term "Beer Brats"! And rye buns? I agree with the other Wisconsinite, go with a white hard roll.

Reviewed Matambre (Rolled Stuffed Flank Steaks

Jan 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was good, but not great. Gave it three stars as I probably wouldn't make it again, given the effort required. We had to boil the stock for a long, long time (more than an hour) to give the sauce some thickness... even after adding some cornstarch.

Reviewed Stuffed Cabbage with Tomato Sauce

Jan 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Normally I really liked stuffed cabbage... but this recipe was quite bland. I even used 1/2 sharp paprika in an effort to spice it up... but it just didn't cut it. I'll go back to a traditional recipe next time. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was good after giving it a good dose of Siracha...

Reviewed Buttered Turnip Puree

Dec 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I had my doubts whether anything could make a turnip taste good... but this was delicious! I've made it three times now, and made a couple tweeks. First, I cut down the butter to a 1/2 stick. I know it's turnips, but I just don't think that a veggie dish on the table should have a whole stick of butter on it. Second, I put enough milk in to cover...

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