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Reviewed smoked trout, vodka creme fraiche and crispy potatoes

Nov 28, 2014 on

These were awesome. I expect nothing less from Tyler, honestly :). I saw this only had one review (yes, I often base my decisions on reviews), but I didn't read it before preparing this. I loved the combination of flavors and textures just from the recipe. Lauren's idea to put the creme fraiche in the freezer was an excellent one. Even though...

Reviewed caramel apples

Nov 17, 2014 on

Eh. Not my first time making caramel, but it is my first time making caramel apples. I got lazy and didn't want to research a bunch of recipes, so I went with this one. I forgot to let it sit for a while as suggested, so like everyone else, the caramel slid right off. I stuck the apples in the fridge for a few minutes, then dipped again, same results....

Reviewed Instant Pancake Mix

Oct 13, 2014 on

I used this recipe for years after seeing Alton's original pancake episode. But then for some crazy reason I thought I could "improve"on it and went in search of a new recipe. Well, I'm back. It's really a foolproof recipe, and I love saving time by having "mix" prepared.

Reviewed the noteworthy

May 12, 2014 on

On the show, Sandra uses half and half, but the recipe calls for heavy cream. Which on is it?

Reviewed the noteworthy

Feb 17, 2014 on

On the show, Sandra uses half and half, but the recipe calls for heavy cream. Which on is it?

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Jan 12, 2014 on

I liked t his recipe. It was quick, easy, and I had everything but the arugula on hand. I watched the video, and it was slightly different from the recipe directions. Either way, it was a nice balance of lemon. Only thing keeping it from being a 5 was it was a bit oily. I don't think the entire amount of oil is needed. And I used more garlic...just...

Reviewed Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic (Aglio Et Olio)

Nov 29, 2013 on

Quick and easy. I had farfalle, not spaghetti, but no matter - the pasta is just a conduit for the sauce, right? I added some shrimp right after the garlic looked about done, then threw in the pasta and water. Kids (10 and 8) gobbled it up.

Reviewed Spiced Potato-stuffed Pastries: Samosas

Nov 9, 2013 on

[Deleted my previous review by accident]. I'm giving this 5 true stars, even though I decided, like others, to forgo the dough (I'll try it next time). I had all of the ingredients on hand, except fresh coriander and chili. My kitchen helpers (8 and 10) helped fill and wrap, which made it go quicker. I didn't have a full package of wrappers, but...

Replied to Chicken and Spinach Samosas

Nov 9, 2013 on

This isn't the recipe that is included as a link in the samosas recipe.

Reviewed Fettuccini Alfredo with Prosciutto and Peas

Oct 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Quick and easy. I made it on a whim and had peas but no prosciuotto. Otherwise followed it exactly. Great quick recipe."

Reviewed Ricotta Pancakes

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I probably shouldn't review this recipe since the only part of it I used was the honey syrup (I opted for a different ricotta pancake recipe). But this is a quick, easy and tasty syrup recipe. I haven't purchased store bought syrup in years, so it was nice to try this one,which I'll be adding to my repertoire of syrups. I added vanilla and steep"

Reviewed Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I was pleasantly surprised. I've never made ricotta pancakes before, but I made a veggie lasagna last night and had extra ricotta (who does that??). The recipe was quick, simple, and yielded quite a few pancakes (enough for an on the run breakfast before school, paired with Giada's mini frittatas). There was not one component of this recipe tha"

Reviewed Mini Frittatas

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I admit I didn't follow the recipe exactly. The recipe yields 40 mini frittatas, so I reduced the eggs and other components. I typically make frittatas in a skillet, but I made these on a whim (my daughter likes small things). I didn't have everything on hand, only parmesan and mozzarella - the parmesan went in the, the mozzarella on top. They "

Reviewed Better Buttermilk Biscuits

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I always go to Tyler when I'm looking for a specific recipe, and he did not disappoint this time. I didn't have buttermilk (last minute decision to make biscuits for breakfast), so I "made" some by adding vinegar, and let it a while. This was a very easy and quick recipe. I didn't bake them for the recommended time - my oven is fickle, so I bak"

Reviewed Fish and Chips

Jun 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I could probably give this 5 stars, but the fish I made was loosely based on Anne's. I didnt use any Old Bay, and before dipping the fish in the batter, I dredged it lightly in cornstarch, based on some other recipes. I wasn't sure how much value that step would add, so I saved the last two pieces of fish and did NOT dredge in cornstarch. Well,"

Reviewed Tartar Sauce

Jun 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have to admit I'm a bit biased because I love all things Ina, but I can also be objective, and this tartar sauce was really nice. I didn't have or use gherkins, I only had rice wine vinegar so I used that, I added garlic and parsley, and I didnt use mustard at all. Wait...did I even follow her recipe? Well, it was based on hers anyway. And i"

Reviewed Biscuits

May 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I'm an experienced baker...that being said, I've never made biscuits. I know, I know. So weekend breakfast typically consists of a shared omelette with herbs and parmesan, with pancakes or waffles, but my 6 year old loves biscuits. Really, a biscuit is just an excuse to eat jelly, but anyway, I thought I'd try some this morning. She and her si"

Reviewed Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Lemon

May 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The recipe looked incredible when Giada was preparing it, and I thought my girls (8 and 6) would love it...and they did. It has such great levels of flavor. I used two garlic cloves instead of one, and like another reviewer, I may cut back on the lemon next time around. The only issue I had was the consistency of the "paste/pesto". I used past"

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