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Reviewed Ginger Almonds

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Just made a batch and they tasted great! Had to substitute the chile with red pepper flakes (about 1/4-1/2 tsp). Very healthy and the ginger isn't overwhelming at all."

Reviewed Hot Cocoa

Dec 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

So much better than the store-bought stuff! I left out the cayenne because of picky eaters, but have had cayenne in hot chocolate plenty of times and it is tasty! Plus, I added some homemade peppermint marshmallows (also Alton's recipe but with half the vanilla and 1 tsp of peppermint extract). Wonderful!"

Reviewed Braised Short Ribs

Nov 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Great flavor in the sauce. I did all the steps: browning through simmering the sauce. It happened to be 90 degrees in Los Angeles in November, so I stopped the cooking process and transferred the whole thing to my slow cooker. I did this the night before. Then in the morning put it on low for about 8 hours. Very tender and delicious!"

Reviewed Chocolate Mousse

Oct 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Alton is such a genius. This is great chocolate mousse recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out great. People who hate coffee still adored it. Plus, it's a great naturally gluten free recipe so I can serve something sweet to friends who can't have gluten!"

Reviewed Truffled Deviled Eggs

Sep 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Like many people I left out the chopped truffles (because they are so pricey) but I'm sure they would taste heavenly. However, they were a big hit using just the oil at my birthday party! "

Reviewed One Special Spaetzle

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very good! I've never made or eaten Spaetzle so I can't speak to the authenticity of the recipe, but who cares because this tasted amazing! I think I ended up adding a little extra garlic and some fresh nutmeg and it tasted so amazing! Don't skip the parsley, it really freshens it up!""

Reviewed Pan Seared Rib Eye

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Fantastic steak preparation! I marinated the ribeyes for about an hour with a little Smokehouse rub from Williams Sonoma and then followed the recipe. It smoked like crazy so I kept the windows open. The second steak I prepared I lowered the stovetop to medium high which helped with the smoke and the steak still came out perfect. Well done Al...

Reviewed Steel Cut Oatmeal

Jun 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a wonderful way to make steel cut oatmeal. The version printed on the package doesn't turn out nearly as well. If you haven't had steel cut oats before you will be blown away. It's great with the buttermilk but you can just substitute regular milk. It does take a lot of inactive time so I sometimes refrigerate the extra and add a littl"

Reviewed Lentil Sausage Soup

Feb 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious, wonderful flavor. Didn't have leeks so I omitted them. Added 3 extra cloves of garlic and a tablespoon of fresh parsley. Threw the whole can of tomato paste in and used boxed chicken stock. Used turkey kielbasa to cut back on fat and a little less olive oil. "

Reviewed Beef Provencale

Feb 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

So delicious! I needed more time so I cooked it in the slow cooker on high for 1 1/2 hours and then switched it to low for 8 hours. Very flavorful, love the orange zest and fennel flavor.

Reviewed Pavlova

Feb 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Turned out pretty nice but didn't taste quite like a true Pavlova. It should end up with a marshmallow-like center and it's slightly drier. Alton Brown's recipe is spot on but much more time consuming and difficult. This version is simpler and tastes great! I added a tsp of cocoa powder and balsamic instead of the raspberry/red wine vinegar. ...

Reviewed Perfect Potato Gnocchi

Oct 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I've always wanted to make homemade gnocchi but thought it would be too difficult. I made these gnocchi as directed and they turned out great. I served with a homemade basil cream sauce and topped with parmesan and red pepper flakes. Delicious!

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