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melindawegener

Gilbert, Arizona

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Reviewed Tapas on the Trail

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

I only made the tortas for a tapas dinner party and everyone loved them. They are tasty hot or room temp. I also made a separate batch of 3 cheese tortas with parm, asiago and gruyere. You can pretty much top the puff pastry with anything.""

Reviewed Pork Loin, Sauerkraut and Dumplings

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Using the oven method, I made different dumplings, used chicken broth instead of beef and skipped the vermouth. I threw in half a jar of sauerkraut during the last 20 minutes of cooking. I made gravy out of the drippings by removing the meat from the dutch oven, putting the dutch oven back on the stove at med-low heat and mixing 1/4 c water and...

Reviewed Potato Dumplings

Jan 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and healthy. I didn't have enough bread so I substituted bread crumbs for some of the bread and served them with pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day.""

Reviewed Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Nov 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly and it was so rich and creamy. We served this at our monthly dinner club and not only was it delicious, but it was beautiful - mine was prettier than the picture on this Web site! It was crispy on top and the cheese blend was perfect. I might try to make a cream sauce with milk next time and maybe add some fresh g...

Reviewed Mini Chicken Sausage Meatballs with Gnocchi and Tomato Sauce

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

The sauce was excellent with just the right amount of spice. I did add some garlic powder. The meatballs were good and didn't come out dry for me like others have commented. I didn't have sun dried tomatoes. I think this dish would be better with pasta, maybe rigatoni. I like gnocchi but the tomato sauce seemed a little heavy for the gnocchi...

Reviewed Honey Glazed Carrots

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

Easy holiday side dish. Nice change from brown sugar glazed carrots.""

Reviewed Chicken Paillard with Creamy Parmesan Salad

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

The chicken turned out a little greasy and flavor was bland. The salad was very good and complemented the chicken - definitely wouldn't make the chicken without the salad. The salad was colorful and so pretty.""

Reviewed Easter Flower Cupcake

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

These were delicious and full of vanilla flavor. I made these for Easter and used a jellybean in the middle instead of a jujubee and skipped the fruit by the foot stem. The icing was a little too sweet. They were easy to decorate but time consuming. I would make these again.""

Reviewed Black Bean Hummus

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

Hummus is so easy to make! I used the whole can of black beans and I served it with flatbread and Stacy's multigrain pita chips. This is a great party or potluck dish. Next time I may try to add a little spice with 1/2 a jalapeno. Should be tasty with the black beans!""

Reviewed Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita Triangles

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

Super easy and yummy! I didn't make the pita triangles - I served with flatbread and Stacy's mutilgrain pita chips. I also added a tablespoon of olive oil.""

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