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Reviewed mari's homemade oatmeal cookies

16 hours ago on FoodNetwork.com

I did not have high expectations for these cookies but oatmeal cookies are my husband's favorite and I have been on a quest to replicate his "all-time best" one. Quest over - whole family loved these and I don't even like oatmeal cookies. Gave some to the new neighbors and they proclaimed them best ever too.

Replied to Chiles Rellenos Recipe : Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network

Oct 9, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Actually if you look at the price per ounce most of the time the shredded cheese is the same price as the block. Often when there are sales it is less.

Replied to Orzo with Feta, Green Beans and Tomatoes Recipe : Food Network

Sep 30, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Don't rate a recipe 3 stars just to reply to another person's post. Makes the overall rating for this recipe lower and you didn't even make it

Reviewed stovetop mac and cheese

Aug 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved this and proclaimed it best mac and cheese I have ever made. I have made lots of mac and cheese and usually the fancier versions. This is so easy and they ate it up.

Reviewed sour cream waffles with fresh peaches and toasted pecan praline sauce

Jul 31, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved these. The peach/pecan sauce is delicious

Reviewed chorizo and potato fritta

Jun 24, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Great - a perfect one dish meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My family loved it topped with a little salsa

Reviewed maple-oatmeal scones

Mar 21, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I did not expect to like these so much but my daughter wanted to make them. The whole family LOVED them. Give it a try - we cut the recipe in half.

Replied to best breakfast potatoes ever

Mar 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Meaning the june bug gets gobbled up by the duck - super quick. Our ducks love june bugs

Reviewed smoked pork ribs

Feb 15, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

So good my husband and I have made these four times over the last few months - don't scrimp on the rub or the lemon juice. Our new favorite recipe. I know it isn't the traditional bbq rib recipe but try it!

Reviewed Corn and Cheese Arepas

Dec 20, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Best I made ever - family wished I doubled the recipe

Reviewed Corn and Cheese Arepas

Dec 18, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Best I made ever - family wished I doubled the recipe

Reviewed Apple Brown Betty with Ice Cream

Nov 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Yum - we had three great desserts at Thanksgiving but this is the one everyone raved about. No leftovers :(

Reviewed Vietnamese Pork Sandwich

Oct 12, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The whole family loved this - they said it was like a Vietnamese sloppy joe. I read the reviews prior to making it and did cut back a bit on the fish sauce.

Reviewed Classic American Grilled Cheese

May 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Come on...the title says it all "classic American grilled cheese". It's not "whole wheat healthy grilled cheese". There's a place and time for all and sometimes you just need an old-fashioned cozy grilled cheese sandwich. Here it is. As for the scraps - wasn't a problem in my family. Kids and husband fought over them."

Reviewed Warm Bacon Tarragon Potato Salad

May 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Family loved it - different from what we usually make. Tarragon makes it."

Reviewed Oven Fried Onion Rings

May 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were great. Yes, add more seasoning if you like and change out the panko when it gets sticky. Bottom line is I loved cooking them in the oven instead of frying. The kids had friends over for dinner and everyone loved them."

Reviewed Teriyaki Chicken Party Sub

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

Jeff does it again - my family loves his sandwiches. Great combination."

Reviewed Chicken Poppy Seed Salad Sandwiches

Mar 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy - I also roast my chicken instead of poaching. Love the poppy seeds."

Reviewed Homemade Ranch Dressing

Mar 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

the best ranch dressing - WAY better than store bought."

Reviewed Blackberry Cobbler

Mar 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loves this - we have made it every weekend for the last three weeks. Works great with peaches also and I am sure a whole variety of other fruits. So easy, so good."

Reviewed Tequila Lime Chicken

Feb 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The chicken was very tender with great flavor. This is our go to recipe for fajitas."

Reviewed Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup

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

Didn't have very high expectations for this soup whle making it but boy was I wrong. The entire family loved it, even my son who thinks dinner isn't dinner if it isn't meat. Read the reviews, cut the cinnamon in half, increased the cumin and cayenne. Added some lemon juice at the end of cooking and blended part of the soup. Yum - next time I wi"

Reviewed Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs

Nov 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Half the family loved the meatballs, half did not and we all thought the sauce was lacking so it gets a 3 star from our house. I think if you enjoy this dish and like the smoked mozzarella in the meatballs it is a fine recipe - just not to most of our liking."

Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

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

Our family loved this sandwich. Used leftover beef to make a roast beef and potato hash for Sunday morning breakfast. We will make this often. House smelled yummy. Bought the giardiniera instead of making as I ran out of time and I was late getting home from work so the meat actually cooked for an extra hour. Came out so tender and juicy."

Reviewed Chicago Italian Beef (Pot Roast Style

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

Our family loved this sandwich. Used leftover beef to make a roast beef has for Sunday morning breakfast. We will make this often - plus house smelled yummy."

Reviewed Queso Fundido with Chorizo

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

So simple. My kids love this - a perfect thing to make for game days or a simple dinner with salad."

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna 2

Aug 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

For those who have a hard time finding Poblano chiles, I know in our store they call them Pasilla's."

Reviewed Corn and Poblano Lasagna 2

Aug 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I get recipes off FN every day and count on all the reviews people put in but I rarely take the time to review. Reviewing this one because I really want to support Marcela - love her as a cook, as a different viewpoint on FN and her stuff is really tasty - a great blend of the kind of California/Mexico cooking our family enjoys. Would actually g"

Reviewed Croissant French Toast with Soft Caramel Apples

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

When my family took the first bite they went "ohhhhhhh". Very yummy. I used less sugar/syrup for the apples as we are trying to cut down and it was still delicious""

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