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Reviewed goat cheese mashed potatoes

Dec 7, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Made these for our Thanksgiving and they were the hit of the table. Very easy and so moist. I decided after reading the other reviews not to use my Kitchenaid for fear of them becoming to gummy so I hand mashed them and they were perfect. I in error bought regular goat cheese versus the herb type and they still turned out delicious. A for sure do-over...

Reviewed goat cheese mashed potatoes

Nov 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Anyone know if you can use regular goat cheese instead of the herb and garlic type? Will it make a huge difference? Thanks!

Reviewed spaghetti with eggplant, butternut squash and shrimp

Nov 3, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Have to agree with the majority of reviews this recipe fell way short on flavor. Great tip on precooking the butternut squash. I've been cooking Giada's recipes for years and this one is not a do-over as not enough flavor and not a normal "wow" dish that I always get from her recipes.

Reviewed Neelys Baked Ziti

Dec 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty and filling. I didn't have the pesto so can't give it 5 stars as I think that would have elevated the flavor even more. A nice change to the traditional baked ziti. Next time will make with the pesto to see the difference. I also didn't add the spinach to the sauce as I didn't want it to wilt and wanted the full amount on the top layer.

Reviewed Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Nov 13, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe came out just as the other reviewers stated with just 2 additional comments. I only baked for 15 min (video says) not 17 like the recipe and the batter made 7 additional doughnuts. Important NOT to fill more than 3/4 full.Tastes just like a french toast doughnut. Very easy recipe. I wonder if you could freeze them??? Very good.

Reviewed Mediterranean Farro Salad

Oct 10, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Very colorful and tasty. Nice alternative to incorporate faro in a salad. Have made a few times and important to use sherry vinegar (found at whole foods) versus sherry wine. Nice served at room temperature too. Very good.

Reviewed Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

Oct 9, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This was so flavorful and hearty. Made for my Bunko group last night and they all thought there was meat in it! I used dried shiitake mushrooms (as I had that on hand) which were delicious and used 5oz of fresh mixed mushrooms like the recipe called for which gave it a lot of additional texture and of course the red wine gave great flavor as well....

Reviewed Grilled Peach and Caramel Crostata

Sep 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was quite tasty. It didn't come out as pretty as Giada's but that was due to my inadequate pastry folding skills. The grilled peaches (done on a grill outside on a grill pan with the white balsamic glaze was outstanding (next time I will just stop there and serve those. The key to making the caramel sauce is using an aluminum saucepan and whe"

Reviewed Grilled Peach and Caramel Crostata

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

I wonder if you could use apples instead of peaches... I am going to try in couple of days (apples and caramel great combination). "

Reviewed Mediterranean Salad

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

Although this was an old recipe that just recently aired it is still one of our favorites. It has such a nice blend of flavors and is such a pretty presentation as well as just good ole delicious. I think it's worth it to find Israeli couscous versus plain couscous. A repeat recipe for sure and is perfect for the summer as a side dish. Highly rec"

Reviewed Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Jun 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although very easy to assemble and the homemade sauce is a must I found it lacking in flavor. I halved the recipe and added both a can of chiles and it didn't have enough kick for my family. I also added more chicken and cheese then it called for which was much better. I really enjoy her show but not sure this one is a do-over for us. "

Reviewed Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Jun 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really thought these lacked flavor. Butter alone with the other spices did not add enough flavor or kick to make this a do over. I added Sirracha sauce to give it a bit more kick. I was very disappointed. I also had to broil them to get them crispy. The chicken was moist but that's about it. "

Reviewed Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula

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

This is very easy and tasty but DOES NOT need the additional salt as mentioned in recipe. The salmon is salty enough and doesn't require the additional salt. The lemon zest adds such a nice flavor. Wonderful presentation. "

Reviewed Turkey Larb

May 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm usually a huge fan of everything Giada makes but this one was not up to par with all her others. Visually it was not appealing (very grey in color) and the taste was just fair. She has other Thai flavored recipes that are indeed "do-overs" but this isn't one of them. "

Reviewed Baked Brie

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my "go to" quick appetizer. I've been making it for years. Always a hit. The only changes I've made are I omit the nuts (family doesn't like nuts) and you only need 1 egg. Very easy and highly recommend for a quick impressive appetizer. "

Reviewed Black and White Cupcakes

Dec 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The presentation is wonderful however the challenge is getting the filling in the middle. I think it would be critical to the integrity of the recipe to use a pastry gun as I used a Baggie with a tiny hole at the end and that DID NOT work. It was a mess. Had I used the right equipment for the middle I think it would have been perfect. The Marshmel"

Reviewed Mulled Wine

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

This was terrific and so easy to make. We just returned from Paris and it tasted just like the Vin Chaud we had there too. Wonderful winter beverage to offer during the holidays."

Reviewed Turkey Pot Pie

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

Very easy and quick and everyone loved. I reduced the amount of chicken broth by half as I thought the first time it was too much. Made last night with 2 to 21/4 cups of broth and much better. I used chicken last night but last year turkey and both good. Just make sure you season well. "

Reviewed Quinoa with Black Beans and Hominy

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

This was such a surprise of interesting ingredients that worked so well together. I decided to use both white and yellow hominy as I couldn't decide which type to use and it worked as well as made itvmore colorful My family especially my husband just raved. I think the butterleaf lettuce adds such a wonderful contrast and crunch. This is a defini"

Reviewed Baked Ziti with Meatballs

Feb 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm a huge Giada fan but this one missed the mark for me. As we say in our family "this is not a do over". The overall flavor of the dish was a bit off for my tastes. The meatballs had a bit of a sweet flavor which I didn't care for as well. ""

Reviewed Vegetarian Chili Verde

Jan 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was surprisingly good. My whole family ate and enjoyed it. This will definitely be a "do-over"! Giada rarely disappoints.""

Reviewed Big Game Punch

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

We made this for our Halloween Party and it was very good however next time I would cut the amount of cloves/cinnamon as I thought a little overpowering. Overall very good and goes down "very easy".""

Reviewed California Turkey Chili

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

Very flavorful and unique way of serving chili (with the quinoa) very moist and extremly tasty. A definite do-over. My entire family loved it! ""

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