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Reviewed Baked Pumpkin and Cream Pasta

Oct 28, 2013 on

I had a small sugar pumpkin on hand, so when I saw this on TV in the morning I decided to give it a try for dinner since she said it worked well with pumpkin. I had kale instead of chard, but that was a good substitution. I actually think a butternut squash would be better than a pumpkin for this though, as I think the butternut flavor is a bit more...

Reviewed Chipotle Baby Potatoes

Sep 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great recipe! I did change the seasoning a little. I didn't have any cilantro so I didn't use it, and I only had a chipotle blend spice instead of just plain chipotle powder. I also didn't quite use as much oil because it really didn't seem to need it (I maybe only used 1.5 T) but I used the same technique. I found my potatoes needed a little more"

Reviewed Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Apr 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great recipe. I mixed the nuts with the butter first as some others suggested, and the coating seemed to stick just fine. I made them the day before serving and they were a huge hit at the party. In fact I sadly ended up giving away most of the leftovers because people were so enthusiastic! Definitely going to make this recipe again.""

Reviewed Rugelach

Dec 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The dough came out great but the whole cookie just seemed so sweet! I even had cut back on the sugar in the dough a touch, but the whole thing just seemed too sweet. I'd use this recipe again but cut back on the sugar that gets sprinkled over it. Make sure you chill the formed cookies well too. I didn't chill the first pan as well and they spread...

Reviewed Mrs. Salter's Peanut Butter Pie

Aug 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This pie is tasty and very easy to make. I did cut back on the sugar, skipping the granulated sugar in the whipped cream and cutting back the powdered sugar to around 3/4 cup. Still seemed plenty sweet to me! In fact, I was wishing I had some salted peanuts to add to the top--I think that would have made a great contrast. I also made a chocolate ...

Reviewed Savoy, Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw

Aug 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Realized at the last moment I was out of sour cream, so I subbed some greek yogurt. I also added some carrot to the slaw just for color. I basically just added the lime juice until it tasted right to me. Tasted great--the lime adds a little something different to the standard cole slaw flavor. Good solid side dish!""

Reviewed Cauliflower and Potatoes: "Aloo Gobi"

Mar 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This could have been a little spicier for my husband and I (and we might add some cayenne or something next time), but the spice level was great for my picky one year old who actually loved this dish! So this was a winner in our book."

Reviewed Mum's Everyday Red Lentils

Mar 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very, very yummy! We love Indian food and eat it often in restaurants but never tried making it at home. This dal was definitely a winner. It needs a lot of salt, but all legumes do. Don't be afraid! Really delicious dish, thanks!"

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