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Reviewed Pommes Chef Anne

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

Could not have turned out better! To reduce the oil content, I only brushed every other layer of potatoes with oil, instead of every layer. The finished dish was a little looser that way, but less oily. I substituted asiago for the parmesan cheese, just because it's what I had on hand. Delish!"

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Bean and Barley Soup

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

So much more delicious that I would have expected given the simple ingredients list. I added in some wild rice, used diced canned tomatoes instead of whole, substituted herbs de provence for the Italian herb blend and also used pinto beans instead of Great Northerns or mixed beans. The cooking time was a bit short on low - I had to raise the slow "

Reviewed Slow-Cooker Bean and Barley Soup

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

So much more delicious that I would have expected given the simple ingredients list. I added in some wild rice, used diced canned tomatoes instead of whole, substituted herbs de provence for the Italian herb blend and also used pinto beans instead of Great Northerns or mixed beans."

Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

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

I realize that this much-lauded recipe is almost bulletproof when it comes to reviews. But honestly, our bird turned out dry and without much flavor (and I'm a pretty good cook who has no trouble following recipes to the letter). I'm a huge Alton Brown fan, but this recipe disappointed us."

Reviewed Cheddar Dill Cornbread

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

This is different than most other cornbread recipes you'll try, so know that before you dig in. Personally, I love how tall and fluffy this cornbread is, and how flavorful with the cheddar cheese and dill. It freezes OK after baking, if you can't eat it all up right away, too."

Reviewed Chive Biscuits

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

These biscuits pre-freeze well. I made up a batch, cut the biscuits and wrapped them in wax paper and stuck them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Then, when I'm ready to bake them, I put them in a 475-degree oven for 8 minutes, then turn off the oven and let the biscuits finish baking inside the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes until they're golden "

Reviewed Oven Roasted Broccoli

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

This is my go-to recipe for broccoli - I'm a sucker for the panko bread-crumb crunch."

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

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

This is the skillet cornbread recipe I've been looking for. It's fluffy, with a golden-brown crust. I mixed in 2T. of chopped fresh dill to give it a flavor boost. Also, I didn't have to wait 10min after pulling it out of the oven before serving - in the cast-iron skillet, it was ready to cut and serve immediately. This recipe is definitely a keep"

Reviewed Summer Squash Soup with Basil

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

A great way to use up that bumper crop of zucchini and summer squash! I made it with homemade chicken stock that I had on hand, and it was excellent."

Reviewed Mama Callie's Rice Pudding

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

Best rice pudding recipe I've found - it's now my go-to standard."

Reviewed Coffee Ice Cream

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

Best coffee ice cream recipe I've ever tried (and I've made more than a few). My go-to recipe now!"

Reviewed Brown Sugared Carrots

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

A great Thanksgiving side dish, and the molasses really gives the sweetness some depth. "

Reviewed Creamy Pistachio Pops

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

Addictively good popsicles. Creamy, spicy and nutty. A bit hard to get out of the popsicle mold, compared with other popsicle recipes, but with warm water and patience, you can totally do it."

Reviewed Blue Corn Muffins

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

Just exactly the kind of muffin I was hoping for - savory and not too sweet, with a great mix of textures and colors. A great accompaniment for chilis and stews."

Reviewed Homemade Applesauce

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

My go-to applesauce recipe, and it works with whatever mix of apples I've got - the more kinds, the better it is!"

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