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Reviewed Tzatziki (Cucumber and Yogurt Dip

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

This recipe is simple, but perfect. I've been looking for a recipe so that I can make this on my own -- this is as good as or better than anything I have ever had at a restaurant or from the Mediterranean markets. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and used fresh lemon juice instead of vinegar and I cut the olive oil from 1 tbsp to 1 tsp ...

Reviewed Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

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

Quick, easy, and unpretentious! I made these with cinnamon graham crackers, regular butter, and regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, since that's what I had on hand, and they were awesome. Also, I have substituted a tsp. of cinnamon and just a dash of cayenne to season the chocolate. The broiler step brings all the toasty-good flavor of the cam...

Reviewed Spaghetti with Asparagus, Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Oct 11, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe using the cookbook instructions which are slightly different (add asparagus to pasta water midway through cooking pasta) and it is arguably the EASIEST midweek dinner. The flavors are wonderful, it tastes like a lot of work, yet all the prep for it can be done before the water boils for the pasta! A true winner.""

Reviewed Prosciutto Lamb Burgers

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

This is a family favorite! I have made this recipe many times (including at the beach for large family vacations). Since the prosciutto does not hold up to the grill, I definitely recommend using a skillet. The only substitution I make is to roast roma tomatoes in the oven, since the caramelized tomatoes are out of this world with the crisp pr...

Reviewed Chicken with Tarragon and White Wine

Sep 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe on the spur of the moment and was pleased with it as a mid-week chicken dish. I did not have fresh tarragon or pearl onions, but it was still delicious with the assorted fresh herbs out of my garden and regular onions. I wish I had served this with rice to soak up the sauce.""

Reviewed Go Oregonian! Oregon Style Pork Chops with Pinot Noir and Cranberries, Oregon Hash with Wild Mushrooms, Greens, Beets, Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese, Charred Whole Grain Bread with Butter and Chives

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

Let me start by saying that the hash, when prepared with fresh roasted beets, is divine. I added a clove of chopped garlic to the vegetables to suit my tastes, and used 1/4 the amount of hazelnuts and blue cheese. The balance of flavors is fantastic.

My only complaint with the menu is that the pork was only okay. I followed...

Reviewed Linguine and Prosciutto Frittatas

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

I love this recipe for entertaining, especially brunch or tapas. The ingredients are not cheap, and scooping the mixture into the muffin pan is very messy, but the results are out of this world. They are even great as breakfast leftovers the next day. I have made these meatless for my vegetarian friends too, with good success, although I think...

Reviewed Apple Crostata

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

This is a family favorite -- my parents even ask me to make it for them to take to parties. I make the crust by hand, since I usually make pie crusts by hand. I also use a tart pan when I want to make this look extra fancy for brunches or parties. It is worth looking for a good gorgonzola -- I like a mellow, young gorgonzola to go with the app...

Reviewed Chocolate Amaretti Cake

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

Great recipe. The blend of amaretti, orange, chocolate, and nuts was delicious. I am not a fan of the food processor, but this recipe was so quick and easy that it has made me a convert. It takes minutes to make the batter and the cake bakes perfectly. Definitely splurge on quality chocolate. On it's own, it is a great family desert, or pair...

Reviewed Crostata with Mushrooms and Pancetta

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

I made this recipe as it was described in the cookbook for a dinner party and it was an absolute hit with everyone. I made the crust by hand, since I usually make pie crusts by hand, and it is a very tender, strong crust -- great for savory recipes. I used a blend of mushrooms, and a mix of fontina, smoked mozarella, and parmesan, with fresh he...

Reviewed Summer Fruit with Wine and Mint

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

This recipe is a family favorite we have served for ages -- especially good for hot, summer entertaining when you want something refreshing and easy. We make this with whatever fruit we have on hand and it is equally good served alone, over ice cream, or with angel food cake. My favorite fruit combination is to use mixed berries and watermelon.""

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