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Reviewed Bulgar Wheat and Kale Salad

Jan 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really really delish! I took soome liberties with the ingredients of the salad to accomodate what I had on hand: used wheat cous cous in place of bulgur, honey in place of agave, cranberries in place of apricots and candied pecans in place of almonds; I also added more kale... Hmm, looks like I changed a lot. But in reality it's all about the meth"

Reviewed Seared Scallops

Sep 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Perfect way to cook and eat diver scallops. Served mine with sauteed fresh corn with onion and bell pepper, simply seasoned with salt, pepper, lime juice and cilantro."

Reviewed Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Jun 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious recipe, it didn't taste low fat at all and was very easy to make. The texture is luxurious and rich and it truly does taste like a truffle. I happened to have honey graham crackers so I used those instead of chocolate ones and added some cocoa powder. I will make this again any time."

Reviewed Pasta Puttanesca

May 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good pasta; my only problem with this is that it wasn't saucy, so I added a bit of pasta water to make the sauce coat the pasta better. Good flavor, although your choice of olives will impact this dish a lot. I make this often."

Reviewed Green Chicken Curry

May 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was alright. It's certainly a very mild indian curry dish. The sauce seems to be lacking something, but I haven't cooked enough Indian dishes to know what is missing. I've made it several times and will probably make again, but not very often."

Reviewed Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad

May 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is good but a little short of great. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but subbed Sriracha for the Thai chili because it's what I had on hand. Also, I didn't have any mint and I know that's a big part of this salad. The dressing was borderline too acidic (comparing to the dish I order at Vietnamese restaurants). I will make this sa"

Reviewed Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken

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

Fantastic marinade/sauce. I didn't have any dry mustard so I added a little spicy brown mustard & a clove of garlic (though I doubt these changes changed anything). I had a little time, so I let the chicken sit in the marinade for about an hour. Hardly did any basting. The chicken came out moist and succulent. Didn't even need the extra sauce afte"

Reviewed Seared Scallops

Feb 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Perfect way to cook and eat diver scallops. Served mine with sauteed fresh corn with onion and bell pepper, simply seasoned with salt, pepper, lime juice and cilandtro.""

Reviewed Shrimp Scampi

Jan 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is delish and take no time to put together. Very elegant, very yummy""

Reviewed Stuffed Artichokes

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is quiet a bit of work, but it's tasty and much healthier than dipping it in butter or mayo. I add a little garlic to the tomato mixture and put the stuffed artichokes in the oven for about 10 minutes to warm everything up, melt the cheese a bit, and mellow out the garlic.""

Reviewed Grilled Mushroom Salad Subs

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I marinade and grill the mushrooms as written and then serve them either over salad or over grilled polenta. Good""

Reviewed Roast Ratatouille

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I make this all the time. I take some liberties with veggies, but I always add bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, onions. I usually leave the eggplant out and will randomly add whatever I may find in the fridge (green beans, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, asparagus). Very easy, healthy and good. ""

Reviewed Chili-Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple and yummy""

Reviewed Aromatic Noodles With Lime Peanut Sauce

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasty. Messy. Not too light. Pretty good, would make again""

Reviewed Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Herbs and Cheese

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

While this is a tasty recipe, I think it has some flaws. First off, it's veeeeeeeery time consuming and second, the amount of goat cheese listed isn't nearly enough for even half the zucchini. I've had to double or tripple the filling amount in order to use up the zucchini. I like the taste, but it's a lot of work to make this recipe and it's jus...

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This has to be the easiest way to make shrimp and this cocktail sauce is delish. As I was making the, I was worried the horseradish would overpower it but it turned our to be incredible and it takes no time to put together. As for the shrimp - foolproof, but I only keep them in the oven for 6 minutes - it's plenty.""

Reviewed Halibut with Raw Puttanesca Salsa

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good idea to use raw putanesca with a grilled fish. I made this with whatever ingridients I had on hand, which wasn't everything listed in the recipe, but the basic idea was the same. I liked it and will make again.""

Reviewed Salsa Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Was OK, a bit too much acidity/tomato from the salsa, but that could be due to the salsa I picked. Over all quick and easy and definitely edible.""

Reviewed Sushi Rice

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Works great whenever I make sushi. I always end up with too much rice, so it even makes good left over rice to serve with some meat or veggies.""

Reviewed Turkey Lasagna

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very rich, very tasty. I'm such a popular, wonderful cook whenever I make this dish. Things I've done differently: used ground turkey (with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and probably something else I can't recall now) in place of turkey sausage and left out the goat cheese. This recipe is not cheap, but it's a definite keeper""

Reviewed Coq au Vin

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wonderful. I added carrots as well and wished for more veggies. Killer one pot meal.""

Reviewed Spicy-Crunchy Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simply delish. I've made it several times and it comes out great every time. The chicken gets better as it sits in the sauce and is best (in my opinion) eaten warm in Bibb lettuce. It reheats well too. Whenever I've made it, I didn't have fish sauce, so I subbed soy sauce as many have suggested (though now I'm armed with fish sauce so I'll make i...

Reviewed Fresh Mushroom and Parsley Salad

Aug 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Light, fresh, original, quick and delicious. It's terrific. Followed the recipe exactly - it needs no adjustments."

Reviewed Asian Soba Salad

May 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Like everyone else said the dressing is fantastic: so light and refreshing, and distinctly asian - just great. I followed the recipe for the dressing exactly, but I took a lot of liberties on the veggies & protein to use up what I already had: cooked chicken breast, green beans, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper. The salad came out wonderfully light "

Reviewed Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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

Very easy recipe for tasty chicken. I used bone-in chicken thighs because my local store was out of bone-in chicken breasts (how can a large supermarket run out of these???). The chicken came out moist and flavorful, as did the potatoes. I couldn't get criminis either, so I subbed regular button mushroom and they were great too. Like many others I...

Reviewed Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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

Very easy recipe for tasty chicken. I used bone-in chicken thighs because my local store was out of bone-in chicken breasts (how can a large supermarket run out of these???. The chicken came out moist and flavorful, as did the potatoes. I couldn't get criminis either, so I subbed regular button mushroom and they were great too. Like many others I...

Reviewed Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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

Very easy and tasty chicken. I used bone-in chicken thighs because my local store was out of bone-in chicken breasts (how can a large supermarket run out of these???). The chicken came out moist and flavorful, as did the potatoes. I couldn't get criminis either, so I subbed regular button mushroom and they were great too. Like many others I deglazed...

Reviewed Pan-Roasted Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa and Almond Rice Pilaf

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was surprised that my diners kept eating the meat till it was all gone. The marinade for the pork is so very simple yet so great - it enhances the flavor of the pork. The rice pilaf was very good (nothing surprising about it, just a solid recipe). The salsa made the dish surprising and different. The only recommendation I have is cut back on the...

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