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Reviewed Chocolate Fudge

Dec 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

5 stars for the eventual final product but I took off one star for making me work to figure it out. I don't know why but Alton's team ended up with a different recipe online, a different recipe in his book, and a different one on TV. Using the book and the online versions, I watched the TV show again and came up with what I consider to be the re"

Reviewed Foam Whipper Chocolate Mousse

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

First off, the recipe is for a 1/2 liter whipper (which is 1 pint and where the confusion comes from. Second, it's really important to follow the instructions to keep the chocolate smooth. I didn't one time and it was too thick to come out of the whipper's valve. Third, I think you need to adjust the shakes a little to make sure you get it wel...

Reviewed Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Jan 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I've made a lot of Aida's recipes and this is the only one of only two that I won't make again. It was too thick. And I know that traditional hot chocolates are thick but this one wasn't a good thick. It seemed heavy instead of feeling like melted chocolate. Adding a little extra milk helped but it was only an improvement and not a fix.


Reviewed Pear Cranberry Pie

Nov 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Full 5 stars for the recipe. It's a hearty pie and perfect in the tart pan. Pie bird is key. I've made it three thanksgivings now and the fourth is on deck next week.

I've never been able to find the cranberry jam. But Stonewall Kitchen has something called "Holiday Jam" which works great.

My oven can't...

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