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Reviewed Savory Chicken Hash

Jul 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

First, I must admit that since I didn't have chicken, I used smoked kielbasa w/ cheddar cheese for the meat. It was awesome, my hubby (who can be quite picky) actually bowed to me and said it was better than Faire Food. I also crisped up the potatoes in the oven while everything else was sautee-ing. Will absolutely make again!"

Reviewed Patty Melts

May 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Huge hit, family loved it and even the one leftover sandwich was awesome the next day - stone cold out of the fridge! Will absolutely make again!"

Reviewed Mexican Mango Cake

May 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Thank you to all the immensely helpful commenters that helped me to be able to give this recipe 5 stars. I chose to keep all the sugar for the cake b/c of its size. For the topping, however, I only used 1/4 cup. Once on the cake, it is the perfect sweetness. The fresh champagne mangos I used were so ripe, no water was required for the topping. I d"

Reviewed Cannellini Beans

Jan 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Anne, you rock, thank you for the recipe and all the extra info you give. Not having soaked the beans the night before, I was clueless as to what to do and no none else had the information. I am most grateful and a total fan. Muy bien!"

Reviewed Roasted Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Dec 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I didn't have blue cheese or horseradish so I used mild feta, queso blanco and a coupla heaping TBSP of parmesan cheese. In lieu of the horseradish, I put in hot sauce, Dijon mustard and lemon zest. Otherwise, I used what the recipe called for. I also substitiuted Durkee french fried onions for the reg. onion. I sauteed it in olive oil and butter "

Reviewed Lemon Meringue Pie

Dec 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

After you temper your eggs and join the egg yolks with the rest of the corn starch mixure, make sure you bring the mixture back up to a boil and let it boil for a full minute! Even after you add the butter, lemon juice and zest, if it looks too liquidy, put it all back in your saucepan and heat until it boils once again. I had already baked the me"

Reviewed Quick and Easy Coconut Bark ("Cocada"

Nov 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I read all the reviews and taking inspiration from them and Marcela, I added dried cranberries, pistachios and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips into my entire 14oz. bag of sweetened coconut and an entire 14oz. can of sweetened CONDENSED milk. Using an average size ice cream scooper, it made almost 3 dozen candies and they were so good!!! My family "

Reviewed Second Day Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Sauce Pesto

Nov 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We had a late Thanksgiving so I just used some of my leftovers last night. The bites are so yummy by themselves and with the cranberry pesto, they are phenominal!! My stuffing did not have meat in it, so I added leftover dark meat turkey (so I could sneak it past my picky hubby & son) and put the stuffing and turkey mix into a food processor. I ch"

Reviewed Grilled Chicken Fajitas Platter

Sep 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My family and I enjoyed the flavors of this recipe so much, I decided to try something a lil' different. I tried marinating 2lbs. of ground chicken with Melissa's recipe (for about 3hrs.) and then cooked it low and slow on the stove top. I also had to cook the onions and peppers on the stove but it didn't matter - everything was so delicious! I wa"

Reviewed Scarpetta Stromboli

Jul 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have now made this several times and my family loves it. The salami & mozzarella is, of course, so good but our favorite is a smoked ham (sliced thin) and sharp cheddar cheese combo. I kept the garlic but didn't have fresh basil so I used a profuse amount of Italian seasoning inside the stromboli and on the outside. The tomatoes on the top of th"

Reviewed Spiced Kettle Corn

May 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Although I must admit I omitted the cayenne because I am a WIMP, my family and I loved this popcorn recipe! It's wonderfully sweet & salty and if you prepare your ingredients ahead of popping the corn and follow Melissa's steps - it comes out great. I can't tell you how happy I am to have this recipe instead of paying for the pre-made stuff at the"

Reviewed Sunny's Pantry Bars

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

WoW! Who would expect such common pantry items to taste this good?! My family and I loved this. My son does not care for coconut at all and even he admitted the bars are great and the coconut did not detract at all. I will DEFINITELY be making this again!! Do make sure you let it cool and your bars will turn out great. Oh, 1 note - I didn't have a"

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