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Reviewed Citrus-Marinated Grilled Turkey

Nov 30, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and delicious! I used 3 oranges and 2 cuties, and a habanero and marinated it for about 18 hours. It cooked faster than I anticipated and it did get very charred after 30 min on each side. The taste was great, moist and it was so much easier than cooking the bird in the oven. It also kept the oven free for everything else. Will do this every...

Reviewed Chicken Broth

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, I was not expecting too much but this will be my new go-to for chicken! The chicken was soft and juicy and easy to remove from the bone. I am going to make a double batch of this once a week because the chicken can be used in anything. Salads, soups, enchiladas, etc. Wondering how well it will freeze. HAve not used the broth yet but it lo"

Reviewed Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

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

Wanted to make a chocolate cake on New Year's Eve, and I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I ended up halving the recipe. I cannot imagine making the entire cake unless you had a TON of people who will eat it. It is very rich and sticky. I prefer a flourless chocolate cake personally. After making it, I thought it seemed a bit"

Reviewed Caesar Salad

Dec 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Dressing tasted bitter, not sure if my garlic was bitter and that was the problem. It was a very heavy dressing. Most people liked it, but it is brownish due to the balsamic. I would not make it again."

Reviewed Red Velvet Cake

Dec 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made the cake only and used a different website's cream cheese and marscapone icing. The cake was tasty. It does take a lot of red coloring to get a nice red color. I would probably add a touch more cocoa, even though I realize this recipe has more cocoa than most. Be careful when baking. It turns very quickly from the wooden pick coming ou"

Reviewed Cioppino

Dec 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made this twice. The first time, it was amazing. The second time, ehhh. I think it has so much to do with the fish stock you use and of course the freshness of your seafood. I thought this would be my go to holiday recipe but I may try another one. It is a very expensive dish to make, if you are using quality seafood. The stock I used"

Reviewed Sourdough Bread Stuffing

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Liked this well enough. Not the best ever, but it was simple and I would consider this to be a homemade version of Stovetop Stuffing. I used portobello and white button mushrooms since the cremini were sold out. My husband thought the stuffing was too mushy in parts. I think there are much better stuffing recipes out there but they are much m...

Reviewed Traditional Apple Pie

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple, quick to make. I used a store bought crust. Only problem I had was that it spilled over while baking so def put a cookie sheet under it. Also, make sure to cook it long enough so the apples are soft enough, so cover with foil to prevent overbrowning. I don't love apple pie, but I liked that this was easy enough. I used braeburn apple...

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Gravy

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a good gravy and everyone liked it. I used a smoked thigh and a raw turkey wing since I couldn't find a smoked wing. I browned the wing and then added the veggies and smoked wing. I cooked it longer since the wing was raw. I cooked it in the oven a bit longer too. I then put the mixture in the fridge overnight. The next day I warmed i...

Reviewed Pomegranate, Arugula Salad

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a hit at our Thanksgiving. Couldn't find the pomegranate molasses so I used pomegranate concentrate that I purchased at Whole Foods. There was plenty of dressing left over so I used it the next night on mixed greens with tomato and cucumber and feta and it was not good at all. Did not mix well with the tomato and cuke. It would, as o...

Reviewed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavors of the herb mixture are very good, however, when cooked to the temp in the recipe, my turkey turned out dry. I would make it again, but would take care to not over cook it. I used the leftovers in soup (onion, celery, carrot, chicken broth and the herb mixture really added a nice flavor. I had non-turkey eater at our Thankgiving an...

Reviewed Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great for our Thanksgiving dinner. Did not add the pepper due to my kids, but it still tasted great. I blanched the beans earlier in the day and left the at room temp. I quickly cooked them just before we sat down to eat. I will make these again. In the end, my kids did not eat them so I wish I had added the pepper!""

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