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Reviewed penne with butternut squash and goat cheese

7 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

I just looked thi recipe up to make and realized I hadn't reviewed it yet. I make this often and I love it and it is a crowd pleaser. I do have a few members n my family not wild about goat cheese so I sometimes will cut it with a little Neufchatel, or if I for some reason don't have enough goat cheese and cream cheese you add is a great substitiute...

Reviewed old-fashioned banana cake

Mar 15, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Another great recipe to use up the well spotted bananas and always a hit for my family. Making this today for dessert tonight! Thanks again Ina, love your ideas and shows

Reviewed Apricot and Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

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

I've made these twice in the past week. They are fantastic and everyone loved them. I followed the recipe exactly the first time and used DiSarono as the orange liquoer for the icing and the second time I doubled recipe (which made 36 cookies) and used fresh squeezed orange juice to the powdered sugar for a kid friendly version, it was well recei"

Reviewed Bibb Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Jul 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was fantastic. I did variate the garlic for garlic scapes, and though it calls for anchovies I did not use them. I made a pasta salad with diced artichoke hearts, sliced black olives, halved cherry tomatoes, and cubed aged cheddar and poured some dressing over rotini and refrigerated, the dressing sank into past and was delicious. This dre"

Reviewed Baby Strawberry and Honey Pies

Apr 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this! I too used cornstarch instead of arrowroot the berries I used were a bit dry because they aren't in season here so I brushed the top with egg and sprinkled some sugar on top of egg. These were outstanding. I love Giadas recipes! The parcent strips helped lift tart right out. I also used a regular muffin pan and don't have cookie cutte"

Reviewed Bloody Mary

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm giving this a five star rating and I haven't made it yet! Always in search of the perfect Bloody Mary has me running to the store for these ingredients. Thank you Ina for sharing your recipes,You are a genius! :)"

Favorited Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Mar 21, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Eton Mess

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

Ina, thank-you, you are a genius! This recipe is so satisfying and light at the same time. I've seen it several times on tv and today I made it from memory but I added the a hint of coconut flavoring to whipped cream I made and I omitted the sugar and framboise and crushed the meringues into raspberries and layered it. It was a huge hit just like"

Reviewed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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

I love Ina's recipes and this one is something we make often. Everytime we make them its been a huge hit!"

Reviewed Sirloin Beef Burgundy: Boeuf Bourguignon

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

This recipe is great to serve at a dinner party or just a hearty home cooked meal for your family. I've made different versions of this including one from Barefoot Contessa's recipe Beef Bourguignon which uses a red wine and Cognac. I bought sample size of Cognac and I have to say it was no more tasty than Rachel's recipe and easier. I love both"

Reviewed Olive Cheese Bread

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

I made this several times and it is phoenomenal. I always look for a healthier version of recipes so after making it a few times following recipe exactly I decided to cut down on the amount of butter by about half and mayo by half and just a little less cheese and it was still fantastic and no one seemed to notice the difference in taste. It is "

Favorited Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Feb 25, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Feb 25, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I actually made every recipe in this show except for the tomato soup until just recently. I made my own version and modified it by using a 28 oz can of tomato puree instead of marinara (marinara is already seasoned). I added some water and chicken (or beef broth) to soup pan and heated together after I put 1 cup of small pasta elbows (which were"

Reviewed Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta

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

I made these for my family adn they loved these! Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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

I read all the ratings and comments and decided I really wanted to try these anyway. They came out fantastic. I used 2/3 of a stick of butter but I didnt melt it, I used room temperature butter and I also used fresh peanutbutter from our local Whole Foods store. I pressed them into a greased pan instead of on parchment paper and I pressed them "

Reviewed Easy Sticky Buns

Dec 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Cannot wait to make these again for christmas morning! Another superb recipe, Ina!"

Reviewed Chunky Banana Bran Muffins

Oct 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are unbelievably good. I don't think there is a single recipe of Ina's that we haven't loved! I read many reviews before trying these and decided though I usually follow recipes exactly I would stay true to the ingredients. The only variation was I had no buttermilk so I made my own version by whole milk and fresh lemon juice. I am consi"

Reviewed Todd's Orange and Raspberry Cake

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

This recipe is fabulous! I modified it a bit by using fresh squuezed orange juice and the zest of the orange and used orange flavor cake. For the filling in the middle I used frosting that instead of jam, I used some defrosted raspberries and and some fresh berries as well that I mixed into half of the frosting. The juice from the frozen berrie"

Reviewed Turkey and Spinach Taquitos

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

Just made these and we really liked them. A few adjustments I made was that I used goat cheese and a little sour cream and they both melted beautiful for a creamy sauce. I used corn totillas and the first 2 I overstuffed adn realized had I made them thinner I could make many more as these werent finger food sizes. Definitely a make again recip"

Reviewed Garlic Spaghetti

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

Loved it, fattening though so I cut down on olive oil and butter, I used half of what it called for for each and it was great! Served it over tri colo fettucine to boost it, my family loved it!"

Reviewed Potato and Kale Chips with Lemon Mayonnaise

Mar 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Today we made these and added fresh grated parmesan and a spritz of lemon juice. I paired these chips with some pita bread and chopped tomatoes (with evoo,salt and balsamic vinegar and hummus. What a tasty and healthful lunch. ""

Reviewed Potato and Kale Chips with Lemon Mayonnaise

Feb 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved these!""

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