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Reviewed black bean salad

Dec 7, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This salad was so good, fresh, crunchy, warm, and pretty to look at :) Definitely don't add 4 tsp of salt, that is a typo. I added some minced jalape�o to give it a kick, worked really well with the lime juice and chili powder. I also used leftovers in pita bread and turkey breast the next day, really yummy.

Reviewed apple-honey drumsticks

Dec 7, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These were great! I used chicken tenders instead of drumsticks. For those who had trouble with the sauce, you have to REALLY cook it down and get all the water from the broth and apple juice out so that all you have left is the sugar from the apple juice and the flavor from the broth. It really does take 25 minutes but if you boil it on high it will...

Reviewed lemon chicken

Nov 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was tasty, but I will definitely adjust next time...lemon curd is really sweet. I would probably use 3/4 of a cup of the curd and add the juice of the lemon as well. Other than that, this recipe was really easy to make and so tasty.

Reviewed falafel-crusted chicken with hummus slaw

Nov 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was great, and made for lunch the next day. Really easy to make, and the slaw is just amazing.

Reviewed grilled shrimp in lettuce leaves with serrano-mint sauce

Oct 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was very tasty and very easy to make. I love cooking shrimp because it's so quick. The sauce was also really yummy. Simple recipe...however, DO NOT add 2 serrano chiles!!!! I added one and it was too spicy. Taste the chiles before you mix them in.

Reviewed vegetable noodle soup

Sep 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy and so easy to make. Also a great base for adding any other vegetables or seasonings. I added chicken and it worked out great.

Reviewed Asian Style Slaw Recipe : Dave Lieberman : Food Network

Sep 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy and healthy, but the dressing is not sticky enough. SO easy to make.

Reviewed Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers

Dec 1, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These were so good and so easy to make. The marinade is so simple and tastes so good, I will use it with other meats and veggie dishes in the future. I omitted the grapes but added cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions on the skewers.

Reviewed Dawn's Scampi

Sep 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The amount of sauce is ok for 6 ounces, but who cooks 6 ounces of pasta? If you're gonna make the whole pack, double the sauce. Don't overcook the shrimp, 1-2 minutes is more than enough. The olives were a great burst of flavor, I wouldn't leave them out. I would make this again. "

Reviewed Orange Chicken Fingers

Sep 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

yummy recipe, but I had to make a few changes. The salad needed a little more acidity, the sesame oil was a little overwhelming, so I added a little extra splash of vinegar. Also, taste the marmalade before you use it, my sauce was SO sweet, I ended up adding several tablespoons of soy sauce to balance out the flavors. Otherwise, it tasted great. "

Reviewed Turkey Meatballs with Quick And Spicy Tomato Sauce and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

Aug 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

yummyyy! it's a lot of chopping and grating but so worth it in the end. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned and it still tasted great. My meatballs were a little dry, but that's not from the recipe, more from the turkey being very lean and I probably overcooked them in the sauce a bit, so watch out for that. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary

Jun 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummyyyyyy. This was SO easy and quick to make. With prep and cook time the salmon was ready to eat in about 30 minutes. The only thing I had a little trouble with was wrapping the salmon in the aluminum foil. My advice: CUT A BIG PIECE, otherwise all the lemon juice and wine is going to spill even after you wrap if your piece is too small. "

Reviewed Sopaipillas With Chocolate Sauce

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

yummmyyyyy these were SO good. word of advice: turn off the heat before you add the cocoa powder because it will burn very easily. and then turn the heat all the way down when you add the butter to allow it to melt. This worked great with me. Also, the tortillas fry VERY quickly, I burned my first batch because I underestimated the cook time. As s"

Reviewed Restaurant-Style Salsa

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am surprised at the reviews, this salsa is very bland if you follow it exactly. The ratio of seasonings to the amount of tomato is WAYYY off. I had to add way more salt, cumin, lime, onion, and cilantro because all you could taste was unsalted tomato. one 28oz can and two 10oz cans equal to 3lb of tomato. 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 3lb of tomato???"

Reviewed Chiles Rellenos in Tomato Broth

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were AMAZING!!! and although it seems like a lot of work, if you make the peppers ahead of time and refrigerate them until they're ready to be fried, it is sooooo worth it. Don't overchar your peppers, if you do don't hold them from the stem because the stem will come right off of your pepper and make a hole at the top. Also, making sure the"

Reviewed Refried Beans

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yumm, this bean recipe was great with my cinco de mayo dinner. I do not buy canned beans so I boiled dry beans ahead of time and followed the recipe. It doesn't make for much so I made a double portion. Really easy to make!"

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These enchiladas were a hit with my family. I baked chicken breast in the oven for 30 minutes and shredded it for the chicken instead of a store-bought. The reason I gave 4 stars is because there definitely was not enough sauce for the bottom and top of the enchiladas, so my enchiladas came out soft in some places and dry in others. Next time I w"

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

May 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These enchiladas were a hit with my family. I baked chicken breast in the oven for 30 minutes and shredded it for the chicken instead of a store-bought. The reason I gave 4 stars is because there definitely was not enough sauce for the bottom and top of the enchiladas, so my enchiladas came out soft in some places and dry in others. Next time I w"

Reviewed Sausage Lasagna

May 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was really good, I will definitely be making it again. My sister who doesn't eat spinach, ricotta, or cottage cheese asked for a second helping. I couldn't believe how light it was and lasagna is a really heavy dish. The cheese and spinach mixture was VERY good, I might use it as a dip with chips in the future. I couldn't find italian turke"

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Chicken

Apr 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy!!! I was so surprised when I took my first bite, it takes like something you would eat at a restaurant. I used the full amount of OJ and the sauce didn't taste like orange juice at all. Next time I would add more veggies like mushrooms and broccoli. I will also try this with shrimp. "

Reviewed Hungarian Portabella Paprikash

Apr 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was great, I will definitely make it again. And very quick. I used red instead of white wine and it was still great. "

Reviewed Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Apr 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good. Lots of flavors and very healthy. I wouldn't substitute anything for the fish sauce, it gives the broth a distinct flavor. Next time I might try bean sprouts instead of jicama. "

Reviewed Tilapia Masala With Rice

Apr 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy and easy to make. This was my first time using my broiler and I thought the fish exploded in there. The butter started to pop under the broiled so BE CAREFUL. I just moved it to the middle rack and it cooked just fine. The serving sauce is really good, I would use it for other dishes too. "

Reviewed Three Bean and Beef Chili

Apr 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This chili was great, especially on a bed of rice. It was missing something but I couldn't figure out what, maybe a sprinkle of cheese or crushed tortilla chips on top. It was still good and healthy. I made the beans from scratch instead of from a can, makes all the difference. "

Reviewed Hearty Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Apr 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup was so good and so healthy. I ate it for three days while recovering from a bad chest cold. It was very easy to make, I will definitely make this again. "

Reviewed Grilled Pork Chops

Feb 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YUMMY! This was GREAT! I will not be buying BBQ sauce again, this sauce was so good. The only thing I will do differently next time is to use less sugar, the sauce was too sweet for my taste. The chops were very juicy after they marinated for so long. Will definitely be making this again. "

Reviewed Massaged Kale Salad

Feb 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved this salad, the mango is the best part. I didn't use Kale, I used regular lettuce and it was great. "

Reviewed Oven Fried Chicken

Feb 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was good, not amazing. I made it with chicken breasts and only cooked it for about 25 minutes. Great flavors. "

Reviewed Cafe Green Salad

Feb 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this dressing, and it was SO easy to make. I also minced the garlic I used and threw it in the dressing and it was great. I would cut back on the oil next time to maybe 2.5 tbs, I like my salads crunchy and 3 tbs was a little much. Will definitely make this simple dressing again. "

Reviewed Macaroni and Cheese

Jan 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

wow...I had no leftovers, and my guests couldn't stop raving about it. I baked it longer than 20 minutes because it wasn't brown on top, it still had a good amount of liquid when I took it out of the oven but the liquid turned into a nice sauce within 30 minutes. I will definitely be making this again!"

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