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Reviewed Blue Corn Enchiladas

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

I was rather disappointed with this recipe as I thought that it really lacked flavor. I also didn't really care for the mushrooms in it. I made it for my mom and step dad and they also thought it was a little blah. We even added cumin, oregano and pepper flakes and it still seemed to be missing something. I have made another recipe of Bobby's "

Reviewed Mama Jean's Chicken Noodle Soup

Jan 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW was this soup good! There was only 3 of us and we ate almost all of it. I made it exactly as directed but I used Mrs. Miller's Egg Noodles and they made it even better. YOU MUST TRY THIS! Easy and delicious for real!!!"

Reviewed Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

Mar 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made these last night. I don't know why but mine were still raw on the inside after cooking for the time stated. I had to cook them for an extra 20 minutes for the meat to be cooked. They were ok but I am sure I can tweak the recipe and make it really good. I will add some grated carrot, add the cheese to the inside, add some garlic and tha...

Reviewed Red-Cooked Chicken with Assorted Vegetables

Mar 7, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I put this in the crockpot on low and the sauce was burnt 6 hours later. The whole house smelled like burnt sugar for 2 days. I had to throw it out. The chicken was dried out too. I think the other reviewer is right, the flavors would be great in a stir fry but this is NOT a crockpot dish. And I am an accomplished cook.""

Reviewed Sesame-Ginger Salmon en Papillote

Feb 26, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I made this last night. It was good, but not fabulous. I overcooked it a tad and that didn't help, but the vinegar was a little overwhelming for my taste. I do love Kelsey! She is very creative and a fun to watch! I never miss her show.""

Reviewed Tuna Casserole

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

I made this and really was skeptical because I grew up eating this. This was the BEST tuna noodle casserole I have ever had! I was absolutely shocked to be honest. I will never buy cream of yuck soup ever again!!""

Reviewed Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

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

I liked it but I didn't love it. It was a ton of work too.""

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Nov 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really good but I cooked them a little too long and the coating got a bit over done. I really don't think this was the recipe fault, I think it was mine. I also had really thick chops so I had to finish them in the oven because I couldn't get them up to temperature on the stove without burning them to a crisp. I will make this again b...

Reviewed Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Nov 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was really good but I cooked them a little too long and they were a bit burnt. I really don't think this was the recipe, I think it was me. I also had really thick chops so I had to finish them in the oven. I will make this again but I will use a chop that is 1/2" thick instead of 1" thick. The parmesan gave this an amazing flavor!! Wou...

Reviewed Southwest Turkey Burgers

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

I thought these were TERRIBLE! I followed the recipe to the letter. They had a weird taste and they were a lot of work. Will not make again. Ever!!""

Reviewed Fettucine Alfredo

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

This recipe was like a spiritual experience. It is AMAZING!!! I will never order it at a restaurant again. Why??? It sucks compared to this! If you like Fettucine Alfredo do not look at any other recipes. MAKE THIS NOW!!!! You will not be disappointed! And it's easy!!!!!!!!!!!!
YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Reviewed Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

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

I'm not much of a baker but I made these about a year ago and then again today. I loved them the first time. I have really been working on my cooking skills and I have to say I still really like these but this time when I made them I found them to be just a little bit too sweet. They are still REALLY good, but next time I will cut back on the ...

Reviewed Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

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

I'm not much of a baker but I LOVE oatmeal cookies so I decided to try this. It was really easy and they were by far the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins because I just don't like raisins and they were just simply amazing!!! ""

Reviewed Beef Stew

Oct 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AMAZING with my slight alterations! I used 4 cups beef stock, 2 cups wine and 1 cup water. I thought the 10 cups was way too much and it would have been. I also added 1 tablespoon of extra tomato paste and instead of the canned tomatoes, I used 10 chopped sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil). I also left out the red wine vinegar. After I t...

Reviewed Beef Stew

Oct 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AMAZING with my slight alterations! I used 4 cups beef stock, 2 cups wine and 1 cup water. I thought the 10 cups was way too much and it would have been. I also added 1 tablespoon of extra tomato paste and instead of the canned tomatoes, I used 10 chopped sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil). It also took longer to cook for me than the reci...

Reviewed Parsnip Potato Puree

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

If you like parsnips this is probably really good. I had never had them until now and apparently I am not a giant fan. The yukon gold potatoes are so good for mashed potatoes. I used fat free half and half (didn't even know there was such a thing but what an amazing find) instead of heavy cream. If I had just used the yukons this would have b...

Reviewed Pot Roast

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

This was good but the red wine vinegar gave it a distinct flavor. I am not sure I liked the sour type flavor that well and it took a long time to cook. ""

Reviewed Chop Suey

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

I have never given a recipe by Ellie less than 4 stars. I don't know why but I really thought the flavor was lacking and it was kind of soggy. If I make this again I will put the cabbage in later. It was also runny. It needed much more cornstarch to get thick. I did love the wontons. I think I will also add some silvered almonds to it and s...

Reviewed Tricolore Penne Pasta with Chicken

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

The basics of this recipe are good, but I also found it to be really bitter. If I ever make it again I won't use the radicchio. I barely used any and it was still bitter tasting. I usually love her food but this just wasn't my favorite. I think I could just make up a recipe that would have better flavor to be honest. If anyone has any ideas ...

Reviewed Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

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

Really nice flavor, easy and SO juicy!! I will absolutely make this again. You can do it in your sleep and still impress!""

Reviewed Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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

I absolutely LOVED this recipe! It was thick and rich and SO full of flavor. It was also so easy to make. I will make this again and again and again.""

Reviewed Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme

Sep 26, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This was AMAZING!! I should have cut my garlic smaller but that was my fault. The flavor was out of this world and it was SO juicy. And easy to prepare. Kelsey you are such a good cook and I really enjoy watching you! I DVR all of your shows and have a list of what I want to prepare next. Keep up the good work.""

Reviewed Bal's No-Butter Chicken

Sep 22, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I just discovered Indian food and this recipe is EASY and AMAZING. The spice was great and I just loved it. I made spaghetti squash with it instead of rice which was great and less calories and less carbs. You really should try this!!""

Reviewed Salmon Florentine

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

I really loved this recipe. It was SO good. The flavor combo was really amazing. I will make it again and next time I think I will add more garlic and some parm cheese. I did as many suggested and seasoned the salmon with s and p and some olive oil. I also drizzled some olive oil on the spinach mixture too. ""

Reviewed Lemon Broccolini

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

I made this tonight with the Salmon Florentine and it was really good. I added the hazelnuts, which were good but I think next time I won't. It is really good just as is with the addition of the red pepper flakes.""

Reviewed Summer Squash with Turmeric Butter

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

I made this and it was good but I think I messed it up. By the time I got it blackened and finished the dish it got soggy. The flavor was good though and it isn't Aarti's fault I screwed it up. I made it with a reciped I found on line called Indian Spiced Shrimp. They were really good together.

I LOVE Aarti! She is so sweet!...

Reviewed Cucumber Salad

Aug 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was awesome and I don't like overly salty things. If you RINSE this adequately it should not be salty. It was wonderful. I almost used dried dill because fresh was $2.99 a bunch at Whole Foods, so glad I went with fresh-even with that insane price it was just worth it. I served this with summer tomatoes and her wonderful sloppy joes, how...

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

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

This was absolutely amazing! The best cocktail sauce EVER and the shrimp were just perfect! I had a salad with it and that was my dinner. Next time I will serve it with my homemade Rice Pilaf with Pinenuts and fresh grated parm.""

Reviewed Salmon Croquettes

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

SO easy and SO tasty!! I loved these and I will make them again and again. Just plain yummy!!

To Darryl416, yes you drain it but please don't rate a recipe unless you make it! It messes up the results for those who want to try it because we don't get a true rating. How do you know it is a 4 out of 5??? You don't!!

I...

Reviewed Salmon Croquettes

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

SO easy and SO tasty!! I loved these and I will make them again and again. Just plain yummy!!

Tp Darryl416, yes you drain it but please don't rate a recipe unless you make it! It messes up the results for those who want to try it because we don't get a true rating. How do you know it is a 4 out of 5??? You don't!!

I...

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