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Reviewed Italian Spumoni Cookies (Spumookies)

Dec 25, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I thought these cookies were really good. Don't care for how obnoxious Jeff has gotten on camera, so I can look up his recipes without having to watch him.

Reviewed Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Dec 25, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

These really did taste like German chocolate cake, but I thought they were just a little too sweet. I would cut down on the sugar if I were to make these again.

Reviewed Struffoli

Dec 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

My Sicilian grandmother made these too, but they were called gnoccholli. And instead of sprinkles, she just dusted with powdered sugar after the honey. We all loved this during the holidays. She used more eggs than Giada does in her recipe. And yes, it does make a lot.

Reviewed Struffoli

Dec 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

My Sicilian grandmother made these too, but they were called gnoccoli. And instead of sprinkles, she just sprinkled with powdered sugar after the honey. It was always one of our favorites. Our recipe called for more eggs
than Giada uses in her recipe. And yes, it does make a lot.

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

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

For being a stove top recipe, I thought it was pretty good. I have leftovers and I am wondering how that will be. Otherwise, the recipe was very easy to make and when you are in a hurry, this is a great recipe. "

Reviewed "Instant" Pancake Mix

Apr 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am always trying to find a good pancake recipe. This one is a keeper! Very nice."

Reviewed Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Apr 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love coconut cake but I haven't been able to find a good recipe until now. This recipe was very good. I should have made a cake, but I made cupcakes. It is just a little easier to make a cake. But the frosting was very creamy and the cake tasted like coconut cake. It is a keeper until I find a better one."

Reviewed Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

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

I've had better cakes. "

Reviewed Oven Fried Onion Rings

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

These were tasteless but crunchy. Won't make again."

Reviewed Classic Italian Sub with Roasted Eggplant

Sep 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this sandwich without the mortadella and I replaced that with pepperoni. Personally, I am finding Jeff Mauro to be a showoff just like Guy Fieri in Triple D but a lot more obnoxious, especially on his new show $24 in 24."

Reviewed Paprika-Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Feb 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

An afterthought...cooking time of 8 minutes was too long. It took only 2 or 3 minutes per side to get a nice brown on the chicken tenders.""

Reviewed Paprika-Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Feb 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've never made chicken tenders before, and this was pretty good. I only used a half pound of chicken tenders since I am the only one eating. I had no trouble with the breading not sticking to the meat. I think if you touched them too soon while cooking that will mess up the breading. They were nice and crunchy and very tender, however just a...

Reviewed Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We got over 8 inches of snow today, so it was a great day for baking. I let the bread dough thaw in the refrigerator the night before and I made it this morning using pecans because I didn't have enough walnuts. And I just used the powdered sugar mixed with a little bit of milk for the frosting. I have leftovers for tomorrow or maybe a snack f...

Reviewed Honey Mustard Cutlets

Nov 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was just delicious! I had no problem with the breading not sticking. I dipped the cutlets into flour and shook off the excess before I dipped into the honey mustard mixture. And after breading, I put the cutlets on a rack and refrigerated until I was ready to cook. The gravy thickened up nicely and it was very flavorful, although I thoug...

Reviewed All American Beef Taco

Jul 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought it was salty also. I didn't even salt the meat because of all the warnings. And I did use kosher salt for the taco potion. Overall though, it sure beats the packaged taco mixes out there."

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Jerusalem Artichokes

Apr 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved the roasted veggies. I have not made the lamb yet. Probably will on Easter. I wonder too why she growls so much. I don't like the way she puts everything up to her nose to smell it, especially when you see it touches her nose sometimes. I love her recipes though. She's certainly not Ina. "

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Jerusalem Artichokes

Apr 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved the roasted veggies. I have not made the lamb yet. Probably will on Easter. I wonder too why she growls so much. I don't like the way she puts everything up to her nose to smell it, especially when you see it touches her nose sometimes. I love her recipes though. She's certainly not Ina. "

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

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

I made this for dinner tonight and I thought it was good. The chicken was definately moist and tender, but I expected more from this recipe. I thought it was a little bland. I will make it again, but season it up a little more."

Reviewed Dad's Chicken Sandwich

Mar 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The recipe sound so good to me that I am going to make it soon. I enjoyed the show and I especially liked that it was very few ingredients. I am always looking for new chicken ideas and this sounds perfect. Sometimes I DO need an idea of how to make a new and interesting sandwich!"

Reviewed Italian Mini Meat Loaves with Mac and Three Cheeses

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made the meatloaf twice, once using it with ground sirloin and then again with just ground chuck. I liked the chuck better than the sirloin, and I really liked the meatloaf recipe. It was very tasty.

Reviewed Miniature Ricotta Tarts: Tartellette di Ricotta

Jan 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My Nana made these small ricotta tarts when I was younger, and we all loved them. But I never heard of them with raisins. She just dusted the tarts with cinnamon before baking.

Reviewed Italian Doughnuts

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

These donuts didn't work for me. I picked up the pizza dough from the local Italian pizza place but they were too chewy....not my idea of a good donut!

Reviewed Italian Doughnuts

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

These donuts didn't work for me. I picked up the pizza dough from the local Italian pizza place but they were too chewy....not my idea of a good donut!

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