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Reviewed Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-Apple Relish

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this as a first-course for dinner party of 4 and it was a BIG hit. I personally thought it was only okay... a little bland -- perhaps too much cream? -- but my guests raved about it, so I guess that's a good sign. I'd give it 3 stars, but since my guests loved it so much, I bumped it up to 4. Next time I would go a little lighter on the cr...

Reviewed Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-Apple Relish

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this as a first-course for dinner party of 4 and it was a BIG hit. I personally thought it was only okay... a little bland -- perhaps too much cream? -- but my guests raved about it, so I guess that's a good sign. I'd give it 3 stars, but since my guests loved it so much, I bumped it up to 4. Next time I would go a little lighter on the cr...

Reviewed Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-Apple Relish

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for as a first-course for dinner party of 4 and it was a BIG hit. I personally thought it was only okay... a little bland -- perhaps too much cream? -- but my guests raved about it, so I guess that's a good sign. I'd give it 3 stars, but since my guests loved it so much, I bumped it up to 4. Next time I would go a little lighter on th...

Reviewed Sauteed Green Beans with Pancetta and Mushrooms

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. I give it 3-stars because while it went over very well at my dinner party, I didn't think there was anything particularly spectacular about the dish. I'd make them again... definitely a good choice for picky eaters. ""

Reviewed Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta

Dec 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used 8oz of hazelnuts instead of 15oz. of chestnuts because that's what I had on hand. For the same reason, I used sauteed serrano ham instead of pancetta. This stuffing was PHENOMENAL. I made it for a post Thanksgiving dinner party where at least two of the guests don't like stuffing. It was by far and away the biggest hit of the night, with r...

Reviewed Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

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

Although this recipe took longer than I expected (almost an hour when you include all the prep), it was so worth the wait that I didn't even mind the delay! I didn't have pancetta on hand, so I used 2 strips of bacon -- be careful with this substitution as the bacon needs a little extra time to cook. I had leftovers for lunch today and was actual...

Reviewed Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Almonds

Oct 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

One of my all-time favorites! I have never had a problem finding medjool dates in the bulk section of any grocery store -- and usually you can find them pre-pitted (though pitting dates is super easy). I usually leave them in a little longer than 10 minutes because I like the bacon to crisp up a little bit more, but you definitely want to make su...

Reviewed Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Oct 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Definitely good, but also fairly dry. These would probably be awesome if they were bite-sized, but I made them as full sized bars. I also agree with other reviewers that 45 minutes is not enough time. The full 9x13 was too much for me and my group as they are very sweet and heavy. Still, for a party, these would be fantastic. ""

Reviewed Sunny's Crunchy Peanut Butter S'more Bites

Oct 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love these! They were a huge hit at my office cookie swap last year. However, they are incredibly time consuming. When I finally finished assembling each tiny cookie, I vowed I'd never make them again -- but then they were such a hit! I don't know that I'll take on the challenge of making these again... maybe in a half-batch as it does make a t...

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