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Reviewed weeknight bolognese

4 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

This sauce has such a deep flavor in such little time with such little effort! For those who said the salt was too much, try Kosher salt. I went half on the salt from the other reviews and found I needed the full tablespoon of Kosher. I usually make this with meatloaf mix. One easy way to deepen the flavor is to take time to really brown the meat...

Reviewed Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

Sep 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a simple recipe that has decadent results. It's the perfect blend of acidity, sweetness, and cheesiness. Take time with the onions and don't forget the wine. I plan on making carmelized onions this way for the rest of my life. I forgot to add basil but didn't miss it. This is a must-have recipe. "

Reviewed Everything Cookies

Apr 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a tasty cookie. I'm eating it as I type. The recipe can be written better, much better. Thank you to the other reviewers who said the recipe makes about 4 - 5 dozen. I halved the recipe and got about 3 dozen. I love cooking for the creativity piece, adjusting spices and cooking times to suit my taste. When it comes to baking, though, I equ"

Reviewed Lemon Cake

Mar 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Set aside some time to make this recipe, and bribe a helper to clean the dishes. The rewards are worth it. The whole house smells like a lemon grove. If you think the recipe calls for too much lemon, don't worry. It's actually the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Don't change a thing about the recipe, follow it to the tee, really. What helps me "

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Jun 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am not a big baker but Ina always intices me to try new sweet treats. This one did not disappoint. For those reviewers who did not have success with this recipe, you have to give it another try. Just prepare it EXACTLY how it is written, and you too will be enjoying the most moist cupcake with the most fluffly icing. This recipe is a perfect com"

Reviewed Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I view Paula Deen's recipes as a guidepost. After adding my own spin to them, they usually turn out fabulous. My spins usually involve going heavy on spices, going easy on salt at first, and using fresh herbs where it makes sense. I threw in a bit of thyme as I browned the onions for this creamy hash brown casserole. Like other reviewers, I toppe...

Reviewed Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I view Paula Deen's recipes as a guidepost. After adding my own spin to it, they usually turn out fabulous. My spins usually involve going heavy on spices, going easy on salt at first, and using fresh herbs where it makes sense. I threw in a bit of thyme as I browned the onions for this creamy hash brown casserole. Like other reviewers, I topped ...

Reviewed Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Very easy and delicious recipe! I used walnuts, chocolate chips, and toffee candy bars. Based on other reviewers, I went a bit shy on the full cup of white sugar and the cookies came out perfectly sweet and sinful. Recommend using a small cookie dough/ice cream scoop for uniform cookies that will indeed bake properly in 15 minutes. ""

Reviewed Spicy Baked Chickpeas

Apr 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although the combination of spices is quite tasty, my chick peas turned out dry and not as crispy as I would have liked. I am not sure what I need to tweak...add more olive oil, less time in the oven than 35 minutes, more or less spice mix...and I am not sure I want to try to figure it out. "

Reviewed Sweet Spiced Nuts

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

I just made this recipe and it turned out great. I was a bit nervous after reading the mixed reviews. Based on suggestions, I left it in the oven for 45 minutes. I ended up buying salted nuts so left out the salt in the sugar mixture. Like others, I had absolutely no problems with the mixture sticking to the parchment paper. These little morsels a"

Reviewed Coq Au Vin

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

I enjoyed this recipe. It's very similar in technique to Ina's beef bourguignon, which left my father-in-law willing to pay me for a second batch. Here are my tweaks -- used bone-in chicken thighs, doubled the amount of stock to have more sauce, added potatoes, left out pearl onions, and most importantly cooked it in the oven for about an hour. I "

Reviewed Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Mar 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed Aarti on the Next Food Network Star and was so excited she won. As a fellow "brown" person, I was eager to try her recipes. First, I am glad so many reviewers are trying Indian food at home for the first time. It was a first for me too -- for this dish anyway -- and the ginger in the garlic-ginger paste RUINED it for me. I would definitely...

Reviewed Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Mar 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed Aarti on the Next Food Network Star and was so excited she won. As a fellow "brown" person, I was eager to try her recipes. First, I am glad so many reviewers are trying Indian food at home for the first time. It was a first for me too (for this dish anyway), and the ginger in the garlic-ginger paste RUINED it for me. I would definitely...

Reviewed Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Mar 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed Aarti on the Next Food Network Star and was so excited she won. As a fellow "brown" person, I was eager to try her recipes. First, I am glad so many reviewers are trying Indian food at home for the first time. It was a first for me too (for this dish anyway), and the ginger in the garlic-ginger paste RUINED it for me. I would definitely...

Reviewed Potato-Fennel Gratin

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This made for a great Thanksgiving side dish. I used Ina's recipe with a touch of Tyler's potatoes gratin. The night before, I cut all of my ingredients and added thyme and garlic to the cream. The day of, I put everything together, nearly doubled the amount of gruyere, and added a healthy sprinkle of parmesan to the top. The sauce was amazing. So...

Reviewed Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops

Nov 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I had to sign up on the website just to write a review of this recipe. Loved it! It's the first Alton Brown recipe I ever tried. Knowing Alton, I followed directions to the tee (with the exception of halving the amount of salt in the brine, per the recommendation of other reviewers…thanks! Oh, I also added red chili powder and garlic powder to suit...

Reviewed Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops

Nov 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I had to sign up on the website just to write a review of this recipe. Loved it! It's the first Alton Brown recipe I ever tried. Knowing Alton, I followed directions to the tee (with the exception of halving the amount of salt in the brine, per the recommendation of other reviewers…thanks!). This recipe does not disappoint. It's luscious. A must-have...

Reviewed Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops

Nov 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I had to sign up on the website just to write a review of this recipe. Loved it! It's the first Alton Brown recipe I ever tried. Knowing Alton, I followed directions to the tee (with the exception of halving the amount of salt in the brine, per the recommendation of other reviewers…thanks!). This recipe does not disappoint. It's luscious. A must-have...

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