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Reviewed Thai-Style Halibut with Coconut-Curry Broth

Nov 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed everything in this recipe to the tee. I used Taste of Thai red curry paste. A must for this recipe. It was so good. A seafood market is the best place to get the fish because some places do not carry it year round."

Reviewed Portuguese Pineapple Picando Burger

Nov 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Definately different. I ate the pinapple for dessert by itself. My mixture made 6 patties. The sauce tasted weird alone, but combined with the sandwich, it was really good "

Reviewed Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip

Nov 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

these were delicious. I put them in the oven at 425 degrees and none of them burnt. The dip was okay, there are other avocado dips on FN that are better. :) winner "

Reviewed Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita Triangles

Oct 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used roasted red bell peppers that come in a jar to save the hassle. I also halved the tahini because I do not like a lot in my hummus. It tasted great :) "

Reviewed Sofrito Mashed Potatoes

Oct 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

i used an organic mixture for the tomato sauce (which had some basil etc spices in it), My boyfriend does not like mashed potatoes, so this was a nice alternative :) "

Reviewed Sloppy Jose with Chorizo, Charred Poblanos and Avocado Crema

Oct 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

unlike any sloppy joe ever!!! Spicy!! I followed the recipe to a t, except omitting the cheese!! "

Reviewed Salmon Baked in Foil

Jul 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used a can of flavored tomatoes. I use a 1 1/2 salmon fillet and baked in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes. My boyfriend really liked this and his parents make great salmon. Easy clean up. I used fresh herbs :) "

Reviewed Chicken Satay Stir-Fry with Orange Scented Jasmine Rice

May 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

For the sauce, it needs to be doubled. I used the juice of both oranges to loosen the sauce. I also used coconut oil instead and this was truly a hit. My boyfriend liked it. It does take longer than 30 minutes, but if you buy the already cut veggies at the grocery store, it does not take long at all"

Reviewed Indian Summer Stew: Butternut Squash, Coconut, and Lentil Stew

Nov 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am not sure what went wrong. I was so excite to try this dish and it was not what I expected. I could taste the cilantro but everything else was bland. ""

Reviewed Black Bean Salad

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Not sure why, but I did not like the flavors mixed together""

Reviewed White Bean and Chicken Chili

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had to add more broth. I used spinach instead of the swiss chard. I thought this was perfect for the winter and I brought it with me camping. ""

Reviewed Pumpkin Bars

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AMAZING!!!! I used coconut oil instead. It was delicious. I used mascarpone cheese and halved the butter. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice.""

Reviewed Savory Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing

Nov 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best stuffing I have ever had. I used frozen artichokes, 2 boxes and three bags of spinach. I used the soft brie and did not have a problem with it being mushy. I used asiago cheese instead of Parmesan. YUMMY""

Reviewed Taj Maholla! Chicken

Nov 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used lemon juice instead of pomegranate juice and used coconut oil instead of olive and vegetable. It was delicious. I used store bought curry powder... ""

Reviewed Green Chicken Curry

Nov 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was soo good. I used lemon instead of vinegar (still get the acidic taste. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil because most curries have coconut in them. I used chicken stock instead of water. Delicious..""

Reviewed Chicken Florentine Style

Nov 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used organic spinach instead of frozen. I baked the chicken at 400 for 25 minutes and then cooked in the sauce for 5 minutes. This was such a light and delicious dish. I served it with Garden Risotto by Ellie Krieger.""

Reviewed Garden Risotto

Nov 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I halved this recipe and it was so good. I bought those steamer bags from McCormick and it was the Basil one, so I put the asparagus in that to steam. I used chicken stock because it is more flavorful and I used coconut oil instead of olive oil. I served this with Giada's Chicken Florentine""

Reviewed Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

Nov 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used sea salt for the salt because it is healthier. I used five bananas to get more banana flavor. I would use less butter next time for the frosting. I found it to taste more on the butter side than on the cream cheese side.""

Reviewed Chicken Carbonara

Nov 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used bacon instead of pancetta, and I used 6 eggs instead of 8. I completely forgot to just do the egg yokes. (That part to blame is on me) I added peas and onions and tomatoes to the mixture to make it a full meal (vegies, protein, cheese, and fruit (tomatoes are fruit) It was okay The lemon added at the end makes this dish and the fresh herbs...

Reviewed North African Meatballs

Nov 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used turkey instead of beef and served this over regular pre-package couscous. It was delicious. I served this with Giada's lentil soup. I am going to increase the sauce more next time I make this. It had some kick to this but it was good""

Reviewed Lentil Soup

Nov 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have had a bad experience with lentils in the past, but Giada's dishes are so good I decided to give it a try. I was not dissapointed. I did nto alter the recipe at all. It was so easy and delicious. My dad had thirds and my mom who is the pickiest eater ever even ate it. Definately recommend !!!""

Reviewed Chicken Tetrazzini

Nov 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used soy milk instead of regular milk and half and half instead of whipping cream. I also used margerine instead of butter. This dish turned out exactly the way Giada's looked but I did not think it was that great. Especially noticing that over a thousand people have commented on this... It is not my favorite from her.""

Reviewed Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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

I used chicken sausage stuffed with feta cheese and spinach. i used vegetable noodles to give color. I omitted the artichokes. It is a good side dish. I think Giada's other Fusilli recipe is way better""

Reviewed Curry Chicken Pot Pie

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

Double the Milk and the broth and curry powder. Also, add more flour. I baked my chicken and put curry powder on it to give more of a curry flavor. I also used one breast per person. I recommend sautaying the vegetables because that is what his cook book says. I used individual Rimkims for portion control. My dad said this was the best dish I hav...

Reviewed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used a whole can of pumpkin puree because several reviews stated there was not enough pumpkin taste. I used semi-sweet because that is what I had, but I will definately not use them again. The semi-sweet makes the chocolates overpower the pumpkin. I did not use the cloves because I hate the smell and taste. I also used a half teaspoon of vanill...

Reviewed Chicken with Peruvian Chile Sauce

Oct 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These recipes are suppose to be Giada's take on them. Just because they are not done the way you would do them does not mean this dish is not good. I could not find the aji amarillo sauce. I used cayenne pepper to make it somewhat spicy. I omitted the walnuts, but added curry powder, which still gives it the yellow color. I put the sauce over the...

Reviewed Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

Oct 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I actually used the pumpkins. This was a nice meal for the fall/winter. I will use about four cups of water instead of five because my soup was more liquidy. I think the idea to put it in pumpkins is so genius. I served mine with bacon. Tomorrow I will add the chili powder and parsley to see how much difference it tastes. ""

Reviewed Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers

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

I ate the stuffed zucchini and my family ate it with the peppers. It tastes like meatloaf with vegetables. I made the meat mixture the night before and then had more time when I cooked it the next night. I read this wrong at first and saw 165, but that is in regards to internal temperature. This dish is even good the next day""

Reviewed Zucchini Bread

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

I completely forgot to add the sugar and am just now realizing this. I was wondering why it tasted so bland. Applesauce is fantastic to use instead of oil and the cinnamon flavor allows you to not have to use ground cinnamon. I ended up using a vanilla based icing to make mine sweet for my mistake. I will re-rate when I make this again.""

Reviewed Grilled Corn Salad

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

I served this over spinach leaves instead because arugula has a strong bitter taste. I used 2 teaspoon of Neelys' sauce and then adjusted from there. Bobby Flay also has a great corn salad recipe as well.""

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