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Reviewed bourbon-laced tipsy chicken with peaches

Aug 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I had high hopes for this dish, but they were not satisfied. The flavors did not meld/blend. It did not taste bad, but it was like eating chicken with onions and peaches as side dishes. I bet it would be good to use pork chops, seasoned with a pork rub without onions. Bake and then add peaches, bourbon, nutmeg and a little brown sugar before finishing...

Reviewed potato casserole

Feb 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I have been making this for years for special occasions. I go heavy on the mashed potato layer and light on the sliced potato layer. I go easy on the amount of butter (��� cup instead of ��� cup). I do not add any additional salt/pepper/Paula's House seasoning since I season the mashed potatoes, and the cheese and bacon add plenty of salt flavor....

Reviewed Ginger-Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 27, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Fabulous!!! I can't stop eating them long enough for them to cool. I used a heaping tablespoon each of ginger and lemon zest and baked at 365� for 10 minutes, using a 1-1/4" cookie scoop (48 cookies). These are great as is, but I will try some of the suggestions and experiment a little to make them PERFECT!!!

Reviewed Jamie's Award Winning Chili

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

The first time I prepared this I would have rated it 3 or 4 stars. The second time I made a couple of simple changes that brought it to 5-star status. First, I used fire-roasted tomatoes; second, I used only about 3/16 of a cup of chili powder; finally, I added about 1 teaspoon McCormick/Schilling chili seasoning from the packet (1/4 teaspoon at"

Reviewed Brined and Roasted Turkey

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

Let me begin by saying that I did not do the entire recipe. I used the brine recipe, buttered the skin, and put the orange, onion, celery, carrot and bay leaves inside the turkey. From there I used a Reynolds turkey bag since clean-up is so much easier. I used this recipe in November and yesterday. It's produced the best turkey I've ever roast"

Reviewed Blueberry Pancakes

Jan 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy! I committed a cook's top ten booboo. I did not get my ingredients out and ready before beginning the mixing. I thought I had plenty of sour cream, but when I got it out of the refrigerator, I had only about half a cup. I used a 5+ ounce carton of nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt for the remainder. It turned out fine. Next time I will make"

Reviewed Carrot Cranberry Salad

Dec 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Quick, easy, delicious, nutritious - what more could you ask for? The toasted pecans make it special. I used pre-shredded carrots, light mayo, and additional cranberries. I also used less dressing as is my usual practice."

Reviewed Spoon Rolls

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

Super easy and delish! Being able to make them as you need them makes them even better. I used my cookie scoop to measure them for the mini-muffin pan which made it even easier and less messy. I took these to a luncheon to serve with soup and salads, and they got raves. "

Reviewed Broccoli Salad

Sep 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So good, so easy. and SO pretty!!! I used sugar snap peas since I did not have edamame. I also threw in a couple of tablespoons of sunflower seeds with the almonds. The flavor blend with the dressing was outstanding. And of course, anything tastes better with BACON!!! I do,. however, disagree with a previous reviewer - I felt the salad was mu"

Reviewed Broccoli Salad

Sep 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So good, so easy. and SO pretty!!! I used sugar snap peas since I did not have edamame. I also threw in a couple of tablespoons of sunflower seeds with the almonds. The flavor blend with the dressing was outstanding. And of course, anything tastes better with BACON!!!"

Reviewed Southwestern Avocado and Black Bean Salad

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

This is delicious and easy to prep. I cut the recipe in half and still had plenty for 4. The dressing seems to be getting a lot of attention in the comments. I thought it was a little limey UNTIL I mixed it with the salad. It was terrific (though I may have added more hot sauce than the recipe called for. I will make this again and again!!! "

Reviewed Roasted Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad

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

Wow! This is so unique. If you are like me, you may have trouble chunking mangos. Mine frequently turn out as tiny little mushy "chunks." No Problem! The salad is very forgiving. The jicama provides crunch, the corn consistency, the mango flavor. It's all good, actually great!"

Reviewed Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese

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

I made this for a large gathering last night along with a more traditional mac and cheese. Both disappeared. That makes a statement all by itself. It's easy to make as long as you plan ahead. "

Reviewed Corny Cornbread

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

I LOVE this as does my family! In my area, I cannot get frozen creamed corn, so unfortunately, I have to make my own. Despite the extra steps, it is well worth it. I have even altered the recipe for various reasons, and it's still delish. Adults seem to really like the cayenne pepper- kids, not so much. Unlike some others, I do NOT like sweet"

Reviewed Green Bean, Walnut and Feta Salad

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

Wow! This is incredible. It actually surprised me that it was so good. I tried it to use up some fresh green beans, and I'm so-o-o-o glad I did. The buttery taste of the toasted walnuts makes it special!"

Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

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

Delicious! I always get rave reviews when I serve this to guests. This freezes well."

Reviewed Mango Black Bean and Tomato Salad

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

This is SO-O-O-O good. My only change would be to reduce the amount of dressing by about half, but that is normal for me and salads. With that change, this will be one of my go to salads."

Reviewed Pan-Roasted Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa and Almond Rice Pilaf

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

All three recipes are fabulous! Surprisingly, the star of the meal for my family was the rice. I agree with others that perhaps the pork should marinate a bit longer, since the lime taste was barely there. I put only half the garlic and half the ginger in the salsa as a precaution. I planned to add them to taste later, but it was so good I lef"

Reviewed Sausage Brioche Dressing

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

YUM!!! Instead of brioche, I used a local bakery's rosemary olive oil bread. Of course, the rosemary went wonderfully with the dressing ingredients. I also did not bake it as long or cover it at all. This is delicious as is but can be used as a base for other add-ins. I'll experiment each time I make it.

Reviewed Chicken with Cocoa Tomato Sauce

Nov 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is delicious and easy. What a combo! I could not taste the cocoa, but the blend of flavors is outstanding. My husband made this while I was busy with another task. It is definitely a do again. My only caveat is salt - I will cut back on the salt just a wee bit. YUM!

Reviewed Roast Pork Chops with Cheddar and Bacon Grits

Nov 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Jamie said he thought this dish may be the best of his mom's he's tasted, so I was expecting a lot. AND it delivered! This is delicious. My adult son, still a bit of a picky eater, had never eaten grits. He had two helpings! The only thing I will change the next time is to reduce the amount of grits. One cup uncooked is about twice as much as...

Reviewed Classic Turkey in 5

Nov 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is wonderful, another version of a recipe I have used many times. I have also used an orange in addition to the lemon in the turkey cavity. I like the idea of putting the giblets under the turkey and will try that this week.

Reviewed Jicama Salsa

Nov 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is so tasty. I love jicama, and this is one more flavor blend that works wonderfully.

Reviewed Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt

Nov 10, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was very bland. I did not use the onions because some of my family is not onion-friendly. However, I think onions would have dominated the taste. The meat mixture was VERY sticky and hard to work with. I also had to cook it much longer than 3 minutes per side. I was really looking forward to a new and different taste, but unfortunately,...

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