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Reviewed mocha chocolate icebox cake

Mar 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was marvelous!! As easy to make as everyone says. I made two changes: I used Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers instead of chocolate chip cookies because they were plain chocolate and thin, which I thought went well with the mocha whip cream. I also only used 8 oz of marscapone cheese because that's the tub my grocery store sold. The extra marscapone...

Reviewed mocha chocolate icebox cake

Mar 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was marvelous!! As easy to make as everyone says. I made two changes: I used Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers instead of chocolate chip cookies because they were plain chocolate and thin, which I thought went well with the mocha whip cream. I also only used 8 oz of marscapone cheese because that's the tub my grocery store sold. The extra marscapone...

Reviewed Penne Alla Betsy

Jan 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this! I have tried other penne recipes, but this one was the best. I was surprised because it was pretty simple, though not a 20-minute meal as advertised. It took me more like 45 minutes. I used chicken instead of shrimp and did not use any milk to thin. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Will make this again and again. Leftovers...

Reviewed Penne Alla Betsy

Jan 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this! I have tried other penne recipes, but this one was the best. I was surprised because it was pretty simple, though not a 20-minute meal as advertised. It took me more like 45 minutes. I used chicken instead of shrimp and did not use any milk to thin. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Will make this again and again. Leftovers...

Reviewed Good Eats Meatloaf

Apr 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow! This was awesome. I had my doubts as this was cooking: it seemed like it was going to fall apart with all of the veggies in the mixture, and the glaze's smell as it was cooking seemed like it might be way overpowering. I should not have doubted Alton. He is brilliant!! This meatloaf was marvelous--my favorite ever. Texture and taste we...

Reviewed Chicken Stir-Fry

Apr 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Aside from the prepping of the veggies, this was very quick and easy to prepare.

I really liked the flavor and texture of this dish. I agree with others that the sauce wasn't exactly bland; it could just use a little something else. Garlic may do the trick. I noticed that a similar recipe of Emerill's got better reviews. The...

Reviewed Mr. John's Meat-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Apr 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first time making or eating these. I used only beef, which may have taken away extra flavor that I think this needs. Next time, I will do a beef/sausage mix and/or add some extra spice. They need some chili powder, cayenne pepper, or maybe just some seasoned diced tomatoes like other reviewers mention. I wanted to try it without these...

Reviewed Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs

Mar 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I give the meatballs five stars, the sauce one star. I figure I went wrong somewhere since I seem to be the only one who doesn't like this stuff. (I'm not a picky eater in the least.) The sauce didn't taste all that different than if I had just poured the tomato sauce straight from the can onto the pasta. It was like plain crushed tomatoes with...

Reviewed Beer Braised Chicken

Mar 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had such high hopes for this dish. With so many rave reviews, I figured it would be great. I wanted to think the negative reviews were due to matters of taste, but I should have listened to those who said this was a greasy mess--it was. The flavor was good, but I didnt get the "fall off the bone" effect, and the chicken ended up in a puddle...

Reviewed Baked Manicotti with Sausage and Peas

Mar 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great. My husband said it was just like his last meal at our local Italian restaurant. I agree that it is a little on the salty side, but it wasn't too salty. I like salt; my husband isn't a huge salt person. He even said the salt level was fine. (I did follow others' advice and skip the extra salt.)
I do suggest enlisting...

Reviewed Twice Baked Rosemary Blue Potato Mash

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a very impressive side dish. I give it 5 stars for flavor but 4 stars for consistency. I agree with another comment that it's a little gooey and could benefit from some added milk. Other than that, I think these are high-end-steakhouse-quality potatoes. The food mill really does make the texture great."

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