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Reviewed Tuscan Vegetable Soup Recipe : Ellie Krieger : Food Network

Jan 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Really delicious. I did make a few mods though. I didn't have zucchini and I added some red potatoes. I also didn't have thyme or sage so I used some fresh parsley, basil, and chili flake. I even added some chicken to get some protein inside. I took the recipe to my mother's nutritionist and she said that another one of her clients had brought...

Reviewed steak pizzaiola

Jan 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for my parents and my dad says it was literally one of the best meals he's ever had! We used a rib eye and did it on the grill along with some roasted garlic and roasted root veggies. I did change the recipe a little though. First, I really carmelized the onions and bell peppers. Also I did not use any water. I used 1 cup of red wine...

Reviewed Cherry Cheesecake Muffins

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for 2 different Christmas get togethers this year and both times they got amazing reviews! I did do a couple things different. I made them in 3 mini loaf pans rather than as muffins and I used cherry pie filling as someone else suggested rather than the preserves. Also, I did not add more sugar to the cake mix because I thought it was...

Reviewed Cherry Cheesecake Muffins

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for 2 different Christmas get togethers this year and both times they got amazing reviews! I did do a couple things different. I made them in 3 mini loaf pans rather than as muffins and I used cherry pie filling as someone else suggested rather than the preserves. Also, I did not add more sugar to the cake mix because I thought it was...

Reviewed Chocolate Cracked Earth (Flourless Chocolate Cake

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

So I haven't made this recipe exactly as written, but I turned it into a low carb cake that was suitable for my Atkins diet and it is fantastic!!! So, I used 78% cocoa chocolate bars and substituted 1.5 cups of Splenda for the sugar. Ate it after it sat to cool for 2 hrs and it was almost like a mousse texture, but not quite. Interesting. ...

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

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

I would give this 10 stars if possible. It is AMAZING!!!!! I've made it twice now and I am having people ask me to make it again already. Everyone has gone nuts over how delicious this is. Seriously, try it, you won't be disappointed."

Reviewed Microwave Fudge

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

I always loved my mother's fudge and when she showed me how to make it, I couldn't believe how easy it was. It is just like this only made on the stove in a pot. Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. Everyone has always loved this fudge. I give it away at Christmas along with revel bars (soooo yummy) and cookies."

Reviewed Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Terrine with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

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

This was absolutely fantastic!!! Everyone raved about this dish. It was so easy and I was making it for a dinner party so it was nice that I needed to assemble it the day before so that was one less dish I had to worry about on the day of the party. I did make a couple of changes. None of the eggplant looked terribly ripe at my store so I used"

Reviewed Charred Green Beans

Mar 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

New favorite way to eat the green beans! Minus the mustard and tarragon. Family ate them up last week and I'm making them again tonight. Used frozen haricot verts and no water.""

Reviewed Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

Feb 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AMAZING!!!! Delicious and easy. Thank God there's leftovers so I can eat more of it today! Even my 2 picky eater kids loved it. I used chicken tenders rather than cutting up breasts, but other than that I followed the recipe to a "T". One of my boys said he loved the how it was creamy, but a little sweet. My response, who doesn't love pasta...

Reviewed Enchilada Lasagna

Feb 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this the other night, only I made green tomatillo enchilada sauce. My family loved it! It was so easy and made delicious leftovers. ""

Reviewed Beer-Orange Caramel Sauce

Dec 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This stuff is AMAZING!!! If you have never made caramel sauce try this, it is a MUST! So easy to make and so delicious. I agree with another user who said it took much longer than the recipe said. It took me about 15 mins to reduce the beer down and about 20 mins to get it to the soft ball stage. Other than that I had no problems whatsoever....

Reviewed Pork-and-Pumpkin Chili

Nov 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Overall this recipe is really good. However, I don't consider this a chili as much as a soup. I decreased the water by half and it was still more like a soup. I had meant to dredge the pork in a little flour before browning, but I'm sure that would've helped a lot. I used the Oktoberfest beer as suggested by a couple other people which I thin...

Reviewed Corn-Mushroom Risotto

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

So I had to make a couple of changes because my local Safeway didn't have 2 of the things on the list. I used dried porcini instead of cremini and I didn't have any chives. I love porcini mushrooms so that didn't bother me at all, but I wish I would've thrown in the liquid from when I reconstituted them. That really adds so much flavor. My br...

Reviewed Bar Americain Sweet Potato Chowder

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

So, let me start by saying this was DELICIOUS! My husband who hates traditional clam chowders loved it. I only gave it 4 stars though for 2 reasons. First, you can't really taste the clams. I used 3 cups of clam juice and still could barely taste them. I felt like I splurged on buying these fresh, lovely clams and they weren't the star of th...

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

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

Amazingly moist! I have found all too often that cakes from scratch come out dry or heavy. This was neither. The batter seemed too wet before I put it in the oven, but Ina has never disappointed me before so I trusted the recipe. Perfection! Also, I have never liked buttercream. I've found it to be too sweet and pasty, but this was light an...

Reviewed Ultimate Shrimp and Grits

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

So I couldn't find the stone ground white cornmeal. I used polenta instead and it was still FANTASTIC! I wanted to make an amazing dinner for my father's birthday because he is such a foodie, like me. I made this as the 1st course and Emeril's herb crusted beef tenderloin as the main. The family, who didn't like grits before, loved these! Tyl"

Reviewed Flour's Famous Banana Bread

May 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

By far the BEST banana bread I have ever made! I read that people were having problems with a mushy center so I cooked it in a bundt pan and it came out perfect. I even swapped out 1/2 the flour with whole wheat flour and 1/2 the sugar with Splenda and everyone still when crazy for it. I have to admit that once it cooled off, I could taste the w"

Reviewed Beer Bread

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

I decided for my dad's bday that I would make an entire meal that revolved around beer tasting. With each beer that I had, I made a dish with it. This was the only thing I made that I didn't use some specialty beer to make it with and it was one of everyone's favorites! I couldn't believe how simple it was and how good it tasted. This one is a"

Reviewed Beer Bread

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

I decided for my dad's bday that I would make an entire meal that revolved around beer tasting. With each beer that I had, I made a dish with it. This was the only thing I made that I didn't use some specialty beer to make it with and it was one of everyone's favorites! I couldn't believe how simple it was and how good it tasted. This one is a"

Reviewed Hasselback Potatoes

Feb 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Been wanting to try and make these for a while and was so glad that I did! I wanted to do a steak and potato kind of night and this came out great! I did make 5 potatoes so I doubled the butter and chicken stock. Make sure you grease the pan a little or use some cooking spray (if you're not using a non-stick) because mine stuck when I pulled it...

Reviewed Flour's Famous Banana Bread

Jan 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

By far the BEST banana bread I have ever made! I read that people were having problems with a mushy center so I cooked it in a bundt pan and it came out perfect. I even swapped out 1/2 the flour with whole wheat flour and 1/2 the sugar with Splenda and everyone still when crazy for it. I have to admit that once it cooled off, I could taste the wheat...

Reviewed Marbled Stuffed Potatoes

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

OMG this is amazingly yummy! After I made them as twice baked potatoes, I decided to just make it as a potato casserole for a family get together. Everyone loved it! MY husband has now told me that these are his favorite potatoes ever and has asked me to make it for his family at their next holiday get together!

Reviewed Marbled Stuffed Potatoes

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

OMG this is amazingly yummy! After I made them as twice baked potatoes, I decided to just make it as a potato casserole for a family get together. Everyone loved it! MY husband has now told me that these are his favorite potatoes ever and has asked me to make it for his family at their next holiday get together!

Reviewed Round 2 Recipe - Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Nov 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I have a friend who always made these balls with breakfast sausage instead of ham and didn't dredge them in any crumbs. She baked them and they were always gone about 5 mins after she arrived! Will try them with the leftover ham I know I'll have from Christmas this yr!

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