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Replied to Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network

Feb 24, 2014 on

I agree in terms of the hash brown prep, so I use frozen hash browns...voila! And yes, the idea is the unique presentation. I'm in the catering biz and that's what it's all about. These are great for a brunch for a crowd. I also add some freshly chopped herbs and various cheeses from time to time.

Reviewed Baked Coconut Shrimp

Aug 17, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Great alternative to the fried coconut shrimp we all love. Its very hard to find (or it was for me to find unsweetened coconut at your traditional grocery store. I'm sure a whole foods or other organic market would have it, but I used sweetened because thats what I had. And of course the sweetened coconut has sugar, so be mindful when cooking, "

Reviewed Molten Chocolate Cakes

Dec 5, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Wanna feel like a superstar in the kitchen ?? MAKE THESE CAKES !! So easy, elegant & best of all deliciously decadent. Be sure to liberally coat your ramekins so the cakes come out easily. "

Reviewed Lobster Roll

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

A wonderful dinner/lunch for the summertime. I followed recipe (although not really certain how much meat I had, I steamed (2) tails), but I also added some fresh dill that I had on hand. Will try next time with some tarragon to provide some fresh herb flavor. A wonderful, lighter version of an all time favorite. Thanks Ellie for keeping us he"

Reviewed Pork with Sweet Onion Marmellata

Apr 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

FABULOUS !! I use pork tenderloins instead of chops, so I increase the herb/garlic mixture. For those who state the marmellata was too sweet, if you use just a standard yellow onion this will help lessen the sweetness vs a red onion or a white onion. A beautifully elegant dish that will impress family & friends. And super easy to prepare."

Reviewed Couscous-Stuffed Peppers with Basil Sauce

Mar 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Admittedly I did not technically eat the end result of this recipe, however, I did eat all of the components. I made this dish for a client of mine and tasted as I went along and LOVED the flavors. And the client was EXTREMELY impressed, loved it. The basil sauce could be eaten on cardboard and taste gourmet, so wonderful. For the record I us...

Reviewed Low-Fat Banana Bread

Feb 8, 2012 in on

I love the idea of a better for us banana bread ! I also tried some additional modifications I thought I'd share: 1) used NO oil/butter 2) increased applesauce to 4 tbls 3) decreased sugar to 3/4 C and added about 2 tbls of honey 4) replaced the egg with egg whites only (3 tbls = 1 whole egg). End result was good, not great. Could have be...

Favorited Chicken Breasts with Apple-Curry Sauce

Jan 24, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Lasagna Rolls

Jan 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wonderful ! Few items of note: I made the bechemel w/ 2% milk, used low fat ricotta & 2% milk mozzarella and still turned out rich, creamy & delicious. After reading other posts, I too used less spinach and more marinara, but these are personal preferences. And maybe I overstuffed my rolls, but I only got (10) rolls out the filling. A...

Favorited Zucchini Gratin

Jan 6, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Always a hit each time I make them...very simple, elegant & oh so tasty. Instead of wrapping a whole piece of prosciutto around each one, I cut the strips length wise and wrap. This way you see some of the date and the prosciutto is in the middle. I like this presentation better. ""

Reviewed Cocktail Meatballs

Dec 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

**Added Notes: Made these again and this time baked the meatballs did NOT fry = GREAT. Also made both a day ahead of time and combined in baking dish the night of and kept warm in chafing dish = GREAT.** I tried this recipe for a NYE party this year thinking it looked like a "good" recipe for meatballs. Well what a surprise when our friends com...

Reviewed Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Puree

Oct 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I am "rating" this dish again b/c it is SOOO amazing & dinner party worthy. Had 5 friends for dinner tonight each with different tastes & preferences. They all LOVED it. As mentioned before, not a salmon fan, subbed chilean sea bass this time and again fantastic. Does take a little finesse putting it together as guests await dinner. But that...

Reviewed Red Pepper Cheesecake

Oct 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

GREAT and a big hit ! I used a 6" pan and increased each ingredient a bit and it turned out fine. I also subbed part skim ricotta & low fat cream cheese and this did not affect the consistency. Diced my red peppers vs. strips and dried them well. I was sure to wrap the foil tightly around the sides and part of the bottom of the pan and did no...

Reviewed Bal's No-Butter Chicken

Oct 17, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

LOVED this dish both for taste & ease of preparation. Mine did come out a much rosier color than is pictured here (too much turmeric maybe ?) although the flavor was outstanding. I did increase the amount of the other spices, my personal preference. I used a Greek, non fat yogurt and doubled the amount of sauce, again personal preference I lik...

Favorited Chuck's Crab Cakes

May 10, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Sweet Pea Dip

May 10, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Creamy Broccoli Soup

Apr 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

has anyone tried this soup cold or @ room temp ?"

Reviewed Chive Risotto Cakes

Feb 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

There's a few others mine fell apart once I put them in the pan and also like others I found them to be bland tasting. I do believe though this recipe has great potential. I love the idea. So next time I think I'll season my risotto "batter" with more salt/pepper/maybe some nutmeg/more chives/etc. and the second thing I'll do is...

Reviewed 'Ol No. 7 Yams

Dec 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Tried these for the 1st time for Thanksgiving dinner, but should have had a trial run first. Not sure why, but even after an hour my syrup never became "syrupy" it was quite runny. Good flavor, but not the right consistency...any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong (made sure to double check all measurements) could do differently in future...

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