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Reviewed Naan: Indian Oven-Baked Flat Bread

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

I love naan and I was really excited to try this recipe. It was AWESOME. I decided to not use the seeds this time but will try them next time. It is a very sticky dough so do not add more flour thinking it will make it easier to work with. The dough is supposed to be sticky. Sticky dough gives this bread its chewy texture. A cast iron skillet is "

Reviewed Salmon Cakes

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

AWESOME! My favorite new way to eat salmon! My husband and I love crab cakes and as I was searching for a crab cake recipe, I happened to stumble upon this Salmon Cake recipe. Ina has a crab cake recipe too which is IDENTICAL to this one. This recipe can serve a dual purpose, salmon or crab. My cakes didn't quite stay together as Ina's did on t...

Reviewed Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

Jan 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very simple and straightforward recipe and easy for a weeknight meal. I added 4 stalks of red swiss chard and sauteed them with the garlic for added nutrition. I used chicken sausage for a less fattening meal. I added 3 garlic cloves instead of 1 and I used a handful of cherry tomatoes instead of roma and omitted the cheese. Great recipe and wo...

Reviewed Deep-Dish Apple Pie

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

The crust IS 5 STARS!! It was great! The filling: 2 STARS. I got a lot of great reviews on the crust. This was my first time ever making apple pie and my guests showed me a lot of mercy when it came to critiquing this creation. The filling was a flop. TOO citrusy and the spices were off. I made it a second time and again, rave reviews on the crus...

Reviewed Taj Maholla! Chicken

Jan 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

A great recipe for an Indian food craving! Be careful not to misread the tsp for tbsp under the butter sauce ingredients. I've made this recipe a few times and the 2nd time I made it I misread it and boy was it STRONG. Other than that, this is a great recipe with a lot of flavor. Make sure you reduce the tomatoes in the butter sauce or else it...

Reviewed Garlic Chicken in Casserole with Israeli Couscous

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

I LOVE the flavors and smell of the roasted garlic marinade/paste. I marinaded the chicken overnight (I used 12 drumsticks) and it tasted really good! The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and that's what I used but I found it to be a bit too thick and "tomatoey" compared to the picture and in the video. I watched the video again aft...

Reviewed Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

Dec 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I LOVE tomatillos! This dish had all the right spices and ingredients to make it so delicious and I believe authentic enough for the traditional palate. I used all chicken legs because it's what I had and the chicken tasted odd. I didn't like how the legs made this dish taste and how greasy it made the dish. I served this with Mex rice and refr...

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

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

Based on all the positive reviews, I decided to "experiment" and make it for the first time for a lunch gathering. It was a HIT! I used 2 apples; 1 Red Delicious and 1 Granny Smith. I can't stand really sweet things and I thought the glaze was going to put this dessert in sugar-overload but it actually was a really nice touch. The cake was reall...

Reviewed Spicy Ranch Dressing

Nov 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I don't like bottled dressings and nor do I like ranch dressing but for my husband's sake and others that like ranch I decided to search for a homemade recipe and glad I stumbled upon this one. It tastes so fresh and has a little kick. It's a nice varation from the boring Ranch dressing that is mass produced with a ton of preservatives. I actua...

Reviewed Harissa Marinated Grilled Chicken

Sep 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The proportion of spices used in this recipe for the Harissa is just about spot-on. I used to eat this as a kid and it is almost as I remember. If you like Harissa, this is definate go-to recipe and what I will use!""

Reviewed Spicy Tangerine Beef

Aug 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was absolutely DELICIOUS! To my disappointment, our local markets were out of tangerines so I used orange instead and it tasted great. Also, I didn't have sherry so I used white wine. The spice was just right and the taste of the dish tasted like a restaurant. Whenever I want a "chinese-food-fix" this will be my go-to recipe. I made it with...

Reviewed Popovers

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

These were excellent. I was surprised to know that a Popover is actually "Yorkshire Pudding" so I was really pleased to know that I could make this once desired item that was only found at our local English Prime Rib pub. I've made these at least a dozen times. I used a muffin tin because I didn't have a popover pan so they turned out a bit small"

Reviewed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

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

My mindset was to prepare a quick and healthy meal as I was searching for a good brown sugar and mustard glaze for some salmon steaks I had. I'm happy I stumbled upon this one. I had all the ingredients so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did! I was worried it was going to be too sweet but the ginger and soy sauce really balanced everything. I c"

Reviewed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

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

My mindset was to prepare a quick and healthy meal as I was searching for a good brown sugar and mustard glaze for some salmon steaks I had. I'm happy I stumbled upon this one. I had all the ingredients so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did! I was worried it was going to be too sweet but the ginger and soy sauce really balanced everything. I c"

Reviewed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

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

My mindset was to prepare a quick and healthy meal as I was searching for a good brown sugar and mustard glaze for some salmon steaks I had. I'm happy I stumbled upon this one. I had all the ingredients so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did! I was worried it was going to be too sweet but the ginger and soy sauce really balanced everything. I c"

Reviewed Momma Neely's Pot Roast

Jun 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I get RAVE reviews everytime I make this! I don't have a dutch oven so I used a crockpot instead. I cooked it on HIGH for 3 hours and it was so tender and flavorful. Serve it with mashed potatoes and you could use the juice of the roast to make a gravy. This recipe will not disappoint! My husband found 3 cloves of garlic overwhelming so I only"

Reviewed Keith Young's Chicken Cacciatore

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

Excellent recipe! Everytime I've made it I get rave reviews and everyone loves eating it! I've also used 6 chicken breasts when I want to use a healthier chicken. This has wine AND chicken broth which give it a very rustic taste and makes it very comforting to eat. A great make-ahead meal which tastes even better the next day. Hubby doesn't like g"

Reviewed Keith Young's Chicken Cacciatore

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

Excellent recipe! Everytime I've made it I get rave reviews and everyone loves eating it! I've also used 6 chicken breasts when I want to use a healthier chicken. This has wine AND chicken broth which give it a very rustic taste and makes it very comforting to eat. A great make-ahead meal which tastes even better the next day. Hubby doesn't like g"

Reviewed Easy Shrimp Potstickers

Jun 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first time "making" potstickers. I have many asian friends and have tasted probably the best potstickers out there because their dough is homemade and the flavor combinations they use are pretty flavorful. This is however a good alternative. The ingredients were straight forward and it tasted good but not stellar. Hubby and I thought i"

Reviewed Citrus Chicken

Jun 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, wow, wow! The seemingly odd combination of orange, basil and mint in the marinade worked harmoniously to deeply penetrate the chicken and give it such a wonderful flavor. I can't stand orange marmalade and since that was the base of the glaze I was very skeptical but it actually worked. To those who are worried about adding the reserved mari"

Reviewed Citrus Chicken

Jun 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, wow, wow! The seemingly odd combination of orange, basil and mint in the marinade worked harmoniously to deeply penetrate the chicken and give it such a wonderful flavor. I can't stand orange marmalade and since that was the base of the glaze I was very skeptical but it actually worked. (To those who are worried about adding the reserved mar"

Reviewed Citrus Chicken

Jun 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, wow, wow! The seemingly odd combination of orange, basil and mint in the marinade worked harmoniously to deeply penetrate the chicken and give it such a wonderful flavor. I can't stand orange marmalade and since that was the base of the glaze I was very skeptical but it actually worked. (To those who are worried about adding the reserved mar"

Reviewed Citrus Chicken

Apr 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow, wow, wow! The seemingly odd combination of orange, basil and mint in the marinade worked harmoniously to deeply penetrate the chicken and give it such a wonderful flavor. I can't stand orange marmalade and since that was the base of the glaze I was very skeptical but it actually worked. (To those who are worried about adding the reserved marinade...

Reviewed Basic Waffle

Jan 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my first time making waffles homemade (not using a boxed powder mix) and I thought it was a little bland at first. The 2nd time I made it I added some cinnamon and a little more sugar and it tasted better. I think my 10 year-old-wedding-gift-waffleiron from who-knows-who is at fault for making my waffles similar in softness to pancakes. ...

Reviewed Romaine Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Nov 13, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

It is a good foundational recipe but I did have to kick it up a notch. I used 3 garlic cloves and 5-6 TBSP vinegar. I've made it twice with my modifications and the second time I used 5-6 TBSP red wine vinegar and both times it turned out great. I made it for a dinner party and everyone loved it (both times). I used about 3/4 tsp salt and I actually...

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