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Reviewed macaroni and cheese

Jul 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. Not the best mac and cheese I've ever had, but pretty gourmet and not too expensive. I made the dish with no ham. Picked-up a bucket of Kentucky Fried chicken on the way home, nuked a few ears of corn (in the husk, of course!) and sat with my martini while it baked. A very family-pleasing week-night meal!

Reviewed salmon baked in foil

Jul 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I love Giada...but HATE cooking fish in my kitchen because of the smell it creates in my home. This recipe was awesome...no fish smell, lots of sauce for my sauce-loving husband, delicious, very easy and no clean-up. Does it get better than this????

Reviewed Smoky Pork Burgers with Apple and Onion Chutney

Sep 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were really tasty burgers! We were all a bit skeptical at first...but I always rely on the reviews. The kids and husband loved them. We made them in exact accordance with the recipe and they were perfect. A repeater!"

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna

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

In all fairness, the recipe came together fine. I just didn't realize how intense the corn flavor would be. I was expecting this gooey bite of cheese and chilies. This gooey bite came through but with a hefty dose of creamed corn flavor. My family, who clearly have similar palates, felt the same way. "

Reviewed Penne in Almond Sauce

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

I am a HUGE Giada fan (tasty, simple meals), but was not a fan of this recipe. I totally missed the point of the almonds???? There was no almond taste in the recipe. I guess the almonds were, perhaps, a healthy substitute for the normally scrumptions creams you find in typical Giada recipes? Okay...so this was easy, I'll give you that. I jus"

Reviewed Lentil Quinoa Salad

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

OMG!!! How delicious???

2 must-do shortcuts:

1. Buy pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joes (in fresh vegie section

2. Buy pre-risned quinoa (Ralphs...not sure if TJ's sells this

From my 9 year old to our college girl to us 50-something old folks, eveyone LOVED this. Healthy,...

Reviewed Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter

Dec 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this turkey for Christmas dinner. I needed a 21 lb bird. I used the same amount of truffle butter as the recipe call for and it seemed to be just enough. The bird cooked fast...maybe 4 hours. My thermometer called to take the breast to 165 degrees, which is what I did. I wished I'd checked the bird as described because I think it could ...

Reviewed Lobster Mac and Cheese

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have wanted to make this FOREVER...just didn't have the $$$. Today I acquiesced. It was delicious (and expensive! I made only 1/2 of the recipe for my hubby and 2 kids; we still had leftovers. To cut costs I purchased a cooked-while-you-wait whole lobster. The 1 1/2 lb. beast yielded a little more than 1 generous cup of meat; less than the rec...

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Dec 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This gets a definite 5 stars on many fronts!!!

Made an entire, outstanding, company-quality dinner within 1 hour after work. Made the recipe as-is; it was easy, one-pan and delicious. I aways over-cook my shrimp and this was fool-proof perfection. I served the shrimp with store-bought pesto on spaghettini and crusty italian bread....

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Dec 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This gets a definite 5 stars on many fronts!!!

Made an entire, outstanding, company-quality dinner within 1 hour after work. Made the recipe as-is; it was easy, one-pan and delicious. I aways over-cook my shrimp and this was fool-proof perfection. I served the shrimp with store-bought pesto on spaghettini and crusty italian bread....

Reviewed Chicken Florentine Style

Jun 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fabulous. This recipe uses items and I keep in my freezer and makes an updated, fresh meal. Wow! My 8 year old had a house guest for dinner the night I made this and both had seconds! (Unusual for little girl guests...especially with spinach.) The chicken was moist and the sauce really made this a healthy, updated, comfort-food-type meal. "

Reviewed Curried Chicken Salad

Jan 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent as-is. Super easy to make. Pair w/ an oil-based vegie/grain salad and a glass of white wine; what a meal!!

Reviewed Curried Chicken Salad

Jan 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent as-is. Super easy to make. Pair w/ an oil-based vegie/grain salad and a glass of white wine; what a meal!!

Reviewed Curried Chicken Salad

Jan 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is excellent as-is. Super easy to make. Pair w/ an oil-based vegie/grain salad and a glass of white wine; what a meal!!

Reviewed Chicken Milanese with Escarole Salad and Pickled Red Onions

Oct 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I really like Ann's show and have tried one other Ann recipe (actually entire dinner that was fabulous; this one, not-so-much. True, it was easy and quick to make. But I have had other, more tasty breaded-parm-chicken-on-salad recipes. I actually think a mayonaise based dressing complements the parm-chicken a little better. A HUGE fan of pickled...

Reviewed Chicken Milanese with Escarole Salad and Pickled Red Onions

Oct 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I really like Ann's show and have tried one other Ann recipe (actually entire dinner) that was fabulous; this one, not-so-much. True, it was easy and quick to make. But I have had other, more tasty breaded-parm-chicken-on-salad recipes. I actually think a mayonaise based dressing complements the parm-chicken a little better. A HUGE fan of pickled...

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