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Reviewed Pinto Beans

Sep 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There are beans, then there are these beans! I must admit I normally do not try a recipe unless it has a lot of reviews, but I needed something to flavor up the boring pinto beans that I have started making from scratch. These are amazing! My entire family will devour them at one sitting if I am not careful. I get so many compliments on this recip"

Added Recipe Photo to Tomato Free Ketchup

Apr 22, 2013 on Food.com

Reviewed Carrot Cake

Apr 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Though it tasted decent, I wasn't that impressed with this cake. It was very dense and I was expecting a light and fluffy cake. Should have watched the video as it instructs to go with the measurements by weight which I did not. Maybe that was my problem."

Reviewed Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham With Baby Carrots

Apr 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The ham was very tender; fork tender to be exact. However, I wasn't impressed with the glaze. Other recipes I have call for basting the ham in the oven for the entire duration and I must say those hams taste better. I might try it again to see if I can get more flavor."

Reviewed Mixed Roasted Potatoes with Herb Butter

Apr 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a good recipe, but just didn't pop for my family. The herb butter was yummy and I will be using it for other potato recipes I have.
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Reviewed Virginia's Green Beans Provencal

Apr 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a decent recipe, however I found it to be too tart."

Reviewed Creole-Style White Beans and Andouille Sausage over Rice

Aug 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had planned on making a white chili in my crockpot but it would have been too late to make it. I didn't want to waste my beans that I had soaked overnight when I stumbled onto this recipe. I didn't have any sausage nor a ham hock to add, but I did use ham steak and stewed it with all the other items for several hours. I also added 1 tbsp of Emer"

Reviewed Chinese Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

May 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I guess I should have read all the reviews before making this dish for ideas. I ended up throwing away nearly two cups of the sauce because I wasn't sure what to do with all of it. The pork was indeed tender and delicious, however I wasn't sure what to do with the liquid (sauce. We poured it over the pork and noodles and it was very yummy, but i"

Reviewed Serious Vanilla Ice Cream

May 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was an awesome dessert! It was more expensive to make this (obviously) than to just buy the generic in the store. However the flavor was amazing. My husband still is raving about it. It didn't freeze up like I had thought it should, but after sitting in the freezer overnight it did. Another great recipe from Alton!"

Reviewed Lobster Mac and Cheese

May 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a wonderful dish, with great flavor! I ended up making a big casserole because it was way more than 6 - 8 servings; we'll be eating this for the rest of the week. I didn't give it a 5 star because both my husband and I agreed that if we are going to have lobster (a very pricey meal)then we'd rather had it in something else. I will be usin"

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Apr 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am pretty new to Giada's cooking, but wow, these pork chops were amazing! I made them for my mom's birthday as she absolutely loves pork chops. Unless I cook PC's in a crockpot they always end up too dry. These had a fantastic flavor and was tender."

Reviewed Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Potatoes

Apr 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made these for my mom's birthday. She wanted a baked potato but didn't want to eat something too filling; these fit the bill. They were so good. So good in fact, that we stuffed ourselves and it was a fight to get the last one."

Reviewed Strawberry Shortcake

Apr 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am really not sure about this dessert. It tasted like melted marshmallows with strawberries. The glaze didn't gel up for me as shown in the video and we cooked it for a long time; not sure what happened there. The glaze also had a metallic after taste. I am giving it two stars because it was just ok."

Reviewed Bread and Butter Pudding

Mar 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a great dessert! ""

Reviewed Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mar 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was a little nervous making this as I have never had corned beef and cabbage and wasn't sure if my family would like it. This was wonderful! After having made it for the first time tonight my husband requested we add it to the holiday line up. I had tried a sample of corned beef at Costco and thought I wasn't going to like this one because Cost...

Reviewed New York Strip Steak with Brandied Mushrooms and Fresh Thyme

Feb 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a fabulous meal!""

Reviewed Mystery Pecan Pie

Feb 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This pie was amazing. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because I am not that big on sweet desserts, but the cream cheese pulled away from the sweet just enough to make this awesome. ""

Reviewed Creole Shrimp and Lobster Bisque

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! I just finished serving this to my family as a Valentine's Day appetizer and it was the surprise hit of the night. I wanted to do something different and special for our dinner so I thought to make this. We are not big seafood people and I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out or if we'd like it. Did I saw WOW yet? I did use frozen lobs...

Reviewed Turkey Soup with Egg Noodles and Vegetables

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

This was a very tasty dish! This was the first time I cooked with leeks (will be doing that again). It reminded my husband of Chicken Noodle Soup, but is definitely on the do-again list. I want to try it again with a rotisserie chicken like some of the other reviewers have done; it should be good.""

Reviewed The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup

Jan 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was an amazing soup. Every time my husband filled up his bowl he said it was the best CNS he'd ever had. My daughter immediately told me this was a do again dinner. Great recipe, thanks Paula!""

Reviewed Filet Mignon with Rosemary and Mushroom Gravy

Dec 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is outstanding! The filet was so tender and the gravy is to die for. My husband said he'd eat cardboard if this gravy was on it.""

Reviewed Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Mar 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my yummy! This was a wonderful side dish that about turned into the main dish last night. Everyone was so impressed they about forgot to eat the brisket I slaved over for hours. I substituted monterey jack cheese for the white cheddar."

Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

Oct 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Any recipe that is rated 5 stars with over 2,000 reviews is a hit. This will be my second year making this turkey and it is wonderful. My husband has never liked turkey because he felt it was always too dry. Every year I've tried to get him to try some, but it just wasn't happening. I finally got him to try some when he was carving and he really liked...

Reviewed Pumpkin Pie

Oct 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

My husband has told me every holiday how he doesn't like turkey or pumpkin pie (I know - I married him anyway). Last Thanksgiving was my last hope to make a delicious pumpkin pie. If this recipe failed I was forever going to buy pies from Marie Calendars. Well needless to say this recipe changed my status to top rated thanksgiving day goddess. My...

Reviewed The Chewy

Oct 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I cut this receipe in half as I was intending to make the pizza cookies like they serve at BJ's restaurant. I didn't use the bread flour as I didn't read the recipe correctly. I placed three scopes of the dough in rumaki dishes and baked for approximately 25 minutes. We topped with vanilla ice cream. We absolutely loved them. The recipe (even with...

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