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Reviewed Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Aug 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made these yesterday and though they tasted okay, really nothing to shout about. Followed the recipe exactly but added minced garlic to the breading. Definitely needed something. Sometimes just don't understand all the rave reviews on recipes. "

Reviewed Mini Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

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

A simple awesome recipe. No problem with the chocolate pieces sinking in the cake and the ganache was a wonderful finish to a decadent dessert. Recipe doesn't make much. A very small bundt cake at most, great for giving away or sharing with a small number of friends."

Saved Recipe Oreo Cookie Turkeys by Pam-I-Am

Nov 15, 2011 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Oreo Cookie Cupcakes by HokiesLady

Nov 15, 2011 on Food.com

Saved Recipe Eggs Benedict Casserole by BecR

Nov 7, 2011 on Food.com

Reviewed Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

Nov 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great simple recipe. While making, I thought that this would be more of a crumble, but the batter sank down through the fruit during baking and it really was a cake. It was delicious, not too tart and the family and company loved it. I served it with cinnamon ice cream. Whipped cream also would be great. ""

Saved Recipe Cranberry Apple Pie by Irmgard

Nov 5, 2011 on Food.com

Reviewed Cheddar-Dill Scones

Oct 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another Ina success !! Only had extra sharp white cheddar and thyme on hand so that is what I used. Really, any combination of herbs, cheese and onions would be a success. Cut them individually and placed them on a jelly roll pan to freeze all the way through. When frozen through, placed them in a freezer bag and froze them. Just take out w...

Reviewed Cheddar-Dill Scones

Oct 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another Ina success !! Only had extra sharp white cheddar and thyme on hand so that is what I used. Really, any combination of herbs, cheese and onions would be a success. Cut them individually and placed them on a jelly roll pan to freeze all the way through. When frozen through, placed them in a freezer bag and froze them. Just take out w...

Reviewed Thai Iced Tea

Aug 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The majority of Sandra's recipes are below average. I made this and it was the farthest thing from Thai Tea. I have a recipe box with over 800 recipes and almost none are hers. I only include recipes that are 4-5 stars, which none of hers are. ""

Reviewed Buttermilk Baked Chicken

Aug 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe !!!!!! Tastes like deep fried, with crispy crust and juicy chicken. Will definitely make more frequently. The buttermilk really helped to keep the chicken moist.
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Reviewed Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

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

Great recipe with lots of zing. Added chipotle powder instead of puree and had radishes, so sliced them up and added them as well. I am not a fan of mayonnaise based potato salad, but this one has just the right about of punch and the family approved. Will make again on occasion."

Reviewed Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this recipe for a large dinner party I was hosting back in May. It was a huge hit. Roasting the shrimp was a great idea, leaving them very juicy and flavorful. Leftovers were equally as awesome. I would definitely make this again, especially for a summer time luncheon. What was nice was that you could make it ahead of time and you didn'"

Reviewed Marinated and Grilled Pork Chops with Mixed Herb Chimichurri

Jul 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this recipe over the weekend and the pork chops were amazing. Did not make the grilled crusty bread. My pork chops were bone in, fairly thick. Marinated them for 5 hours and they were moist and very flavorful when grilled. Would definitely make again. Might try marinating even longer if time allows. "

Reviewed Blueberry Crumb Cake

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

Great recipe !!! Made in a much larger pan, 12 inch round pan that worked perfectly. Cake was thinner, but still VERY moist and great with ice cream or whipped cream. I sprinkled the top with fresh blueberries and did not mix it in the batter. I always use nonmelting powdered sugar that I purchase online from the King Arthur Baking catalog. W"

Reviewed Buttermilk Baked Chicken

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

Great recipe !!!!!! Tastes like deep fried, with crispy crust and juicy chicken. Will definitely make more frequently.
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Reviewed Bruschetta with Peppers and Gorgonzola

Jul 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made these today for a 4th of July gathering and they were a big hit. A little messy to eat, but otherwise great. I did drizzle a little balsamic glaze over each one after it came out of the oven. What I like about this recipe is that you can assemble it ahead of time, before the company comes and than heat it up quickly when they get here. My"

Reviewed Dried Cherry and Almond Cookies with Vanilla Icing

Apr 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great tasting cookie!
They are festive and delicious. I think some of the other reviewers that had trouble were overbaking them. I have made thousands of cookies over the years and to determine when they are done, I check the bottom of the cookie (lift it up with a little cookie spatula) and if it is light golden brown, it is done....

Reviewed Brown Sugar Banana Spice Cake

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

Sandra Lee is probably one of the worst cooks on the Food Network Channel. Rarely do her recipes ever receive 5 stars. The only reason that she is on is her pretty face ! This recipe is a disaster as are most of hers, none of which I ever make any more. "

Reviewed Roasted Radishes and Carrots

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

Unusual combination !!!!! Everyone thought the radishes were red potatoes. Taste was good, though not necessarily great. Radishes take on a whole different flavor and consistency when roasted, not anything like raw radishes. Might make again if looking to make something different. "

Reviewed Brown Sugar Banana Spice Cake

Mar 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Sandra Lee is probably one of the worst cooks on the Food Network Channel. Rarely do her recipes ever receive 5 stars. The only reason that she is on is her pretty face ! This recipe is a disaster as are most of hers, none of which I ever make any more. "

Reviewed Marilyn O'Reilly's Irish Soda Bread

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

Great recipe !!!! I was in the grocery store shopping for ingredients and my friend approached me and mentioned that she had just made Ina Garten's irish soda bread recipe and what a huge disappointment it was. That is what I had planned on making too !!! Needless to say I made this instead and was I ever thrilled with the results. Our company...

Reviewed Marilyn O'Reilly's Irish Soda Bread

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

Great recipe !!!! I was in the grocery store shopping for ingredients and my friend approached me and mentioned that she had just made Ina Garten's irish soda bread recipe and what a huge disappointment it was. That is what I had planned on making too !!! Needless to say I made this instead and was I ever thrilled with the results. Our company...

Reviewed Marilyn O'Reilly's Irish Soda Bread

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

Great recipe !!!! I was in the grocery store shopping for ingredients and my friend approached me and mentioned that she had just made Ina Garten's irish soda bread recipe and what a huge disappointment it was. That is what I had planned on making too !!! Needless to say I made this instead and was I ever thrilled with the results. Our company...

Reviewed Potato-Fennel Gratin

Mar 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a great au gratin !!! I loved that the fact that there was no cheddar cheese. It had clear distinct flavors with the fennel and gruyere definite stand outs. I parboiled the potatoes and than sliced them into the casserole. I also layered the ingredients using the cheeses that I had in the frig. Gruyere, swiss and fontina were a great combination....

Reviewed Chocolate Mousse

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

Absolutely tasty and delicious. A truly delightful light dessert that is a compliment to any meal and chocolate lover. A great idea for Valentine's. Recipe makes 4 generous portions. Orange liquor would be a great addition, though it is wonderful just by itself.

Reviewed Chicken Chili

Feb 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe, very fresh tasting and different. Loved it. The only changes I made were adding chicken sausage (purchased at Trader Joe's) along with the chicken that I had. I also added fresh cilantro instead of fresh basil as the store was out of fresh and a drained can of red beans. I increased the amt. of spices, added dried basil and it turned...

Reviewed Chicken a la King on Herb Biscuits

Dec 12, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Enjoyed this recipe, but tweeked it a little. Used red and green pepper as didn't have pimento. Used whole milk and chicken broth heated together. Only had thyme around the house and used instead of tarragon. All in all tasted great.

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Nov 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is an absolutely excellent recipe. I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. I did use 2 kinds of apples, granny smith and fuji it tastes awesome. Good any time of year.

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Nov 22, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is an absolutely excellent recipe. I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. I did use 2 kinds of apples, granny smith and fuji it tastes awesome. Good any time of year.

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