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laverne d.

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Reviewed Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

Dec 6, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not sure what the flaw is in this recipe. Either the time or the temperature, too much flour, not enought liquid. Something is very wrong. I have tried it twice and followed the directions exactly. Both times, the top split and burned black and the center was still liquid. Sorry, I am not going to waste good ingredients on a third attempt. This...

Reviewed Chili

Oct 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Just what the world needs, a recipe for chili made with taco seasoning. Can FN go any lower? I doubt it.

Reviewed Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

Sep 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Why would you need a cup of sugar on fresh cut up fruit? Just use orange juice and a little sugar or honey. No water, no simple syrup, no overly sweet fruit floating in sugar water. "

Reviewed Ultimate Ginger Cookie

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

If you like crystallized ginger enough to eat it straight out of the bag, then these cookies are for you. The ginger taste is so strong and over-powering, there is no flavor at all except ginger. I followed the recipe to the letter, unlike many of the five-star reviewers."

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

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

I followed the recipe to the letter and found the end result to be bland and lacking in flavor. The sauce was like unseasoned tomato soup and the meat was tough. I reheated the leftovers by slicing up the meat, sprinkling salt and pepper on each slice, then covering the meat with a layer of sauce and vegetables. It was somewhat better reheated,"

Reviewed Flash-Fried Steak with White Bean Mash

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

Bland, boring, underseasoned. If you had to add something like horseradish to make it taste good, don't give the recipe 5 stars.""

Reviewed Chick Peas with Rocket and Sherry

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

Yuck. So, so bad. It isn't really fair that people changed the recipe, added other ingredients, or used different cooking methods, then gave 5 stars. If you make it the way she did on TV, it is very bad. I ended up throwing it away, when I could have used the ingredients in a salad that might have been OK."

Reviewed Chick Peas with Rocket and Sherry

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

Yuck. So, so bad. It isn't really fair that people changed the recipe, added other ingredients, or used different cooking methods, then gave 5 stars. If you make it the way she did on TV, it is very bad. I ended up throwing it away, when I could have used the ingredients in a salad that might have been OK."

Reviewed Chocolate Coconut Martinis

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

Ew, yuck! All that fake crap is unhealthy!"

Reviewed Chocolate Marshmallow Madness Cupcakes

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

Is this show like the low-calorie version of Sandra Lee? All those chemicals are bad for you! "

Reviewed Fudgy Truffle Bites

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

Looks disgusting, since I don't eat artificial sweetners."

Reviewed Mississippi Mug Pie

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

Too bad they don't have a zero star option. All that fake chemical stuff is bad for you!"

Reviewed Hungry Girl-nola

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

Sugar free pancake syrup? Yuck."

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Oct 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This recipe was a huge disappointment. The squash was OK on its own but the combination of salad greens, sweet hot dressing and cooked squash was pretty bad. Usually, you can count on Ina to put together a good recipe. This one is just off.

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