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Reviewed chicken enchiladas

Jan 15, 2015 on

ii I liked the flavors of the chicken mixture in this recipe. It was clever to mix cooked chicken breast with canned stewed tomatoes. I had some bone in chicken breasts available so I actually roasted them with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, covered with foil in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. I shredded them and added...

Reviewed lemon chicken

Jan 10, 2015 on

I tried this recipe and found it too sweet and cloying. I even made my own lemon curd which actually isn't as sweet as the commercial kind. Sorry---this is a bust for me. Won't make it again.

Reviewed rack of lamb persillade

Jan 5, 2015 on

I really liked this recipe. It was easy, flavorful, and was cooked perfectly and evenly pink throughout. I used locally raised lamb, so I think that made it even better!

Reviewed chicken marsala

Dec 20, 2014 on

I really enjoy cooking with Tyler Florence's recipes. They are simple to put together and have the right amount of ingredients and flavor. I followed the suggestion of one of the reviewers and doubled the amount of the sauce. I also added a bit more flour because my family likes a thicker sauce. The Marsala amount is just right with the combination...

Reviewed hazelnut chocolate chip cookies

Dec 20, 2014 on

I made these as part of my Christmas cookie collection and they were a big hit! I wasn't able to find hazelnuts so I used macadamia nuts chopped instead. They were delicious and had just the right proportion of nuts, chocolate, and toffee. I also used Bits O' Brickle instead of a Skor bar and it worked well because it's already in small pieces...

Reviewed mashed potatoes au gratin

Dec 1, 2014 on

If you have a lot of mashed potatoes left over from a holiday meal, this is a great easy recipe to use them up. I had some chopped leeks in the refrigerator so I saut�ed them and added them to the leftover potatoes. A little salt and pepper in the mix. The parmesan cheese topping completed the dish. I popped it into the oven---and had a great...

Reviewed bird to the last drop

Dec 1, 2014 on

I enjoy Alton Brown's recipes. They are well thought out and not complicated. This one is no exception. I had already cooked the turkey carcass and removed sufficient meat to go into a soup.

For Thanksgiving dinner I made a wild rice and butternut squash dish and so I just added this to the soup mix along with the mixed vegetables....

Reviewed potato bread

Dec 1, 2014 on

Having a huge amount of mashed potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving dinner I decided to give this recipe a try. I was appreciative of all the reviews here that mostly had to do with the amount of dough and the challenge of fitting it into one loaf pan.

After the bread did it's first rise, I discovered that I could get two small...

Reviewed eggs in purgatory

Dec 1, 2014 on

Okay, so I cheated a bit with this recipe. Somehow after a big Thanksgiving feast I couldn't quite deal with fried eggs on top of mashed potatoes on top of marinara sauce----a bit too much for my digestive system!

However those potato cakes with an egg on top really hit the spot! I added some parsley and salt and pepper to the...

Reviewed classic apple pie

Dec 1, 2014 on

My neighbors went apple picking and left a huge bag of what looked like red delicious apples on my doorstep. When I sliced up a few, I noted that they must've exposed to a freezing temperature because they had some translucent areas near the seed section. What to do? I made applesauce and then saw this recipe. I've never used these kind of apples...

Reviewed turkey pot pie with sage crust

Dec 1, 2014 on

.This turkey pot pie recipe turned out great but the instructions were cumbersome to say the least. It would've been more helpful to separate the steps more. For instance: the cooking of the turkey in the broth would've been one step with ingredients listed, then the sauce in the same order. Last of course, how to make the crust. Also how many...

Reviewed fettuccine alfredo

Nov 3, 2014 on

I made this the other evening for a late supper. I made half the recipe because it was for my husband and I. It's a very easy dish to put together and was ready in no time. We even had leftovers! Extra salt isn't necessary, just a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Delicious!

Reviewed Mom's Green Tomato-Apple Pie

Nov 3, 2014 on

This was an absolutely delicious pie! The combination of the different textures of green tomatoes, apples, and raisins really made for a good flavor. The mixture of flour, sugar, and spices helped to make a nice filling that set up without being overly juicy like apple pies can be. I used jazz apples because that's what I had available and golden...

Reviewed Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Jan 4, 2014 on

I made this recipe tonight and my family really liked it. I liked the addition of green chiles, olives, and green onions to the beef filling. I don't think that all the liquid is necessary and I ended up not using all the sauce. As it was there was a lot of liquid in the bottom of the baking dish. Next time I would skip the chicken broth and just...

Reviewed Banana Nut Muffins

Nov 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These are the most delicious banana muffins I have ever tasted! I think using 4 bananas, 2 which are beaten with the eggs and sugar, and then the other 2 mashed and folded in with the nuts, really brings the banana flavor out. They were easy to do and I actually got 18 out of this batch!"

Reviewed Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a great way to use Panettone. I actually cut the recipe in half because I had used part of the loaf to make Giada's French toast recipe. This dessert made a big hit in our household especially with some that don't like bread pudding. What I would do differently though, is bake the pudding mixture in another large pan filled with hot wa...

Reviewed Garlic and Citrus Chicken

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I cooked this dish last evening and it turned out to be a keeper! The citrus really lightens up the chicken and contributes to the moistness and flavor. I would probably not use a whole orange or whole lemon as it seemed to be almost too much to stuff in a four and a half pound chicken. I didn't have any orange juice concentrate so I just used...

Reviewed Panettone French Toast

Jan 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this for Christmas Day breakfast and it was wonderful! What a great way to use Panettone. I had never bought this bread before and was reluctant since I didn't know how to use it. The bread by itself is good toasted as well. Tonight I'm going to make Giada's bread pudding with the rest of the loaf! The only thing about this recipe that...

Reviewed Braciole

Jan 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this dish last evening and used my own marinara sauce with a cup of pinot grigio added. It was delicious and we all enjoyed it! I read that some of the reviewers found the meat tough and chewy, but ours was fork tender. I pounded and scored the flank steak, which was also choice grade and I think that makes a difference. After I put the...

Reviewed Heart-Shaped Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These pancakes were light and delicious! This recipe didn't call for melted butter which most pancake recipes do and I was afraid they might stick to the griddle. I took the liberty of adding 2 Tbsp. of melted unsalted butter. I had no problems with sticking. The sauce was really good and we also tried them with maple syrup which also was delic...

Reviewed Free Range Fruitcake

Oct 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I wasn't a huge fan of fruitcake mostly because it contained so many candied fruits and tasted artificial. This recipe is the best! It contains all dried fruits and reminds me more of the British Christmas cake minus the marzipan. This cake is very moist, has really good flavors and gets better the longer it sits and the more you spritz it wit...

Reviewed Roast Breast of Turkey

Oct 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I've made this turkey breast a few times and it's really delicious! It's also easy and uncomplicated. I did reduce the salt amount by half and it didn't seem to make a difference to me.""

Reviewed Whole Lotta Nuts Granola

Oct 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have been using this recipe for a long time. I have varied the ingredients using different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, but the basic mixture of oats and honey is the same. My family enjoys it and I have used the granola as Christmas gifts to family and friends. It's made such a big hit that a neighbor asked me if I was going to make that ...

Reviewed Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Parsley Shallot Sauce

Oct 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was a very flavorful way to cook a pork loin with the olive oil and herb crust. An added plus to this recipe was that I had these herbs in my garden so I didn't have to buy them, although dry herbs would have been fine. I didn't make the shallot sauce but I may try that when the weather is warmer again. I will say that the drippings with t...

Reviewed Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

Oct 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I tried this recipe today and it was a big hit at my house! It was nice to try a cheesecake that is lighter but also not lacking in flavor. I omitted the orange zest because I didn't have any oranges on hand and just used vanilla in the mixture. I also added raspberry liqueur instead of orange liqueur to the jam mix and the flavor was delicious...

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