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medford, Oregon

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Reviewed sigrid's carrot cake

Apr 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It is easy, simple and fantastic

Reviewed fiesta beans

Mar 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I halved the recipe and doubled the spices and that made it flavorful enough to enjoy, it was too bland otherwise for us.

Reviewed Perfect Pie Crust

Oct 26, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

I keep a couple of the flour/salt/sugar portions in baggies in the fridge for fast prep

Reviewed Snickerdoodles

Sep 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

great cookie, I added fresh nutmeg and a bit of vanilla as suggested by the other reviewers and I cooked it to the suggested 12 minutes. They are so good I can't keep out of them. thanks for the great easy recipe! Update** I rolled them in 1 TBS sugar with 1/4 tsp. each cardamom, mace, coriander. "

Reviewed Meringue Swirls

May 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm a first timer and they tasted fabulous. easy too"

Reviewed Homemade Soft Pretzels

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

not enough stars..."

Reviewed Old-Time Beef Stew

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

Very good, go easy on the salt if you're adding beef broth....
This is spicy, and the cloves are the perfect finishing touch. I'm glad I learned something new, I never would have put cloves in a stew before"

Reviewed Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Dec 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good, my husband loved them. I used Costco raspberry jam, which is a little more tart and they were delicious and moist. "

Reviewed Daddy's Biscuits

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

great and easy!"

Reviewed Rosemary Focaccia

Oct 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this and her pizza dough recipe. I am new at dough making and I appreciate how easy this is and it does make a double batch so I kept it in the fridge for 3 days and made the extra one up for dinner last night. I don't see why you couldn't use this dough for her calzone recipe??? The family loves this bread! I think I will start one rig"

Reviewed Restaurant-Style Salsa

Oct 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've made this at least 5 times now, and it is the only recipe I use. I double all spices, lime, garlic, I like it extra flavorful. I love her recipes. I haven't made anything bad yet!
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Reviewed Jamie's Chili

Oct 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

great chili, I added 1 cup water, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2 TBS chili powder, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. cumin, ground black pepper
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Reviewed Roasted Spicy Mayonnaise Chicken Breasts

Oct 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A winner, and so easy!
Great flavor, everyone loved it
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Reviewed Spaghetti and Meatballs

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

I'm writing again to say these really are the best. I made 6lbs and stocked up my freezer. "

Reviewed Perfect Pot Roast

Oct 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the best recipe, using red wine is a must. I had fresh rosemary and only dried thyme and it turned out fantastic, this is much better than an all day slow cooker recipe. "

Reviewed Very Berry Fruit Salad

Aug 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I would have NEVER put balsamic vinegar on fruit, but it was amazing. I LOVED IT!! with the sugar it was fantastic and all the kids ate it up without another thought. I'm so glad I saw this recipe as I will make it this way forever. Thank you "

Reviewed Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jul 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made it with 1 lb spicy sausage and 1 lb ground beef and added italian seasoning, the meatballs were very delicious. I liked cooking them this way so you don't have to keep turning them in the pan, just finish in the oven. I use jar sauce to quicken dinner prep. "

Reviewed Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are great cookies and 10 minutes was perfect. Thanks for the great recipe
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Reviewed Chicken Parmesan

May 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

fantastic chicken, I too cheated with prepared sauce for an even quicker meal. It was very good, this is my new method I love it!!"

Reviewed Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

May 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It is wonderful
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Reviewed Chicken Tikka Masala

Apr 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The sauce is fantastic, I really enjoyed this and it did not take long to whip it up. I did half the sauce as suggested and I'm glad I did it was more than plenty to soak up the rice and for dipping. Thanks for a great recipe. A solid winner! "

Reviewed Chicken Parmigiana

Apr 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

very good, followed it loosly as I was cooking with 2 chicken breasts, and it was a hit, I didn't have fresh basil I used some dried in the sauce. You can't go wrong!!!""

Reviewed Three Bean and Beef Chili

Mar 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

very good, I didn't add the jalpenio in adobo. I just added a couple pinches of dried alternative and added 2 tsp chili powder and garlic too. The bean combo is good, tastes great! ""

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Breasts

Mar 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I hade boneless/skinless breasts and they turned out moist after 30 min. I thought it was too lemony, so next time I will cut the lemon zest to 1 tsp and not bake it with another whole lemon. I didn't have fresh thyme so next time I will buy that instead of dried ground thyme I had in my cupboard. It was ok, but I know the difference would be w...

Reviewed Simple, Perfect Chili

Feb 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A GREAT RECIPE!!! I substitued 1 lb. hot pork sausage (that's what I had) halved the spices and added 1 can diced tomatoes too. It's amazing and declicious I have found my winner! Next time if I have 2lbs ground beef I'll make it as directed without a doubt it will be the best. ""

Reviewed Homemade Ranch Dressing

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

I'm amazed at how good this is, I never knew ranch dressing could be this amazing!!! Outstanding flavor, richness, all ingredients are perfected and I wouldn't change a thing. Stop what you're doing and make this NOW!!!!!""

Reviewed Swedish Meatballs

Oct 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic, they are awesome but I'm not a gravy person and it was lumpy, I don't know what I did wrong:(""

Reviewed Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Sep 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I liked the ease and prep, it turned out so juicy and I loved the flavor!! It was just the right blend, I used 1/2 tsp powdered ginger and it turned out perfect ""

Reviewed The Chewy

Sep 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

very good, I didn't have parchment and the cookies were overdone at 13 minutes. I reduced the heat on the second batch to 350 and for my oven they turned out better. I'm going to try these again with a weight scale and parchement paper to perfect them. I like the batter and want to experiment with add ins, some chopped almonds and coconut...yu...

Reviewed Chipotle Cashew Chicken with Brown Rice

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

This is a great recipe and no matter what it always turns out delicious, I'm always cautious with the adobo/jalepenio spices though. You can't mess this one up! I just make sure I have syrup, honey, chicken and adobo and I don't worry about the rest. A must try, it's fantastic and I've cooked it at least 6 times. I forget how tasty it is, I'm...

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