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Reviewed Homemade Tomato Soup

Jan 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It's a good recipe. I doubled it after reading other posts. Also cut way back on the olive oil, used vegetable broth (who makes vegetable soup with chicken broth? yuk.). I did not use any cream or milk. I like my tomato soup without chunks so pureed it and added more broth. I like it and will use it again if I don't want to go through the trouble...

Reviewed Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Jan 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

After reading other's reviews, I decided to make a few changes. I did not use cream or half-and-half. Instead, I made a roux with butter and flour and added unsweetened almond milk, although you could use any milk. I also did not add the swiss chard, but will try it next time. After I made the roux, I poured it in a big bowl and let the sliced potatoes...

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Soup

Oct 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This soup was fabulous. To make sure it had plenty of flavor, I used organic tomatoes-on the vine, plum, and cherry. I really think the trick is in the roasting. I let it roast until onions were caramelized and the tomatoes started to get brown. Also I did not add cream, as we thought it was creamy enough after blending. Next time I make it, I will...

Reviewed Macaroni with 4 Cheeses!

Oct 22, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This is SO good! I took it to a pot luck and it was eaten up. Nary a leftover. I will DEFINITELY make this again very soon. Couldn't find Emeril's Red Hot Sauce so used tabasco.

Reviewed Crispy Noodle Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

May 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy. I used a different dressing, but still tasty. "

Reviewed Asian Grilled Salmon

Mar 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Highly recommend this recipe. Also still winter here in Pacific Northwest so sauteed this instead. Very, very, good! Can't wait to serve to guests. Served with rice pilaf and sauteed vegetables."

Reviewed Beef with Snow Peas

Feb 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very, Very, Good! It's a great after work dish because it comes together quickly. I didn't have sherry, so used a dry white wine. Also subbed a New York steak that was in the freezer. I also wanted to use some veggies in the fridge, so I added red pepper and some yellow onion to the snow peas. I have enought to take for lunch tomorrow. I can't wa"

Reviewed Potato and Leek Soup

Jan 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was so easy and very yummy! One of the group is vegetarian so I omitted the bacon and chicken stock. Used a little extra butter to make up for the bacon fat and used vegetable stock instead. It was amazing. Can't wait to make it with the bacon! "

Reviewed Pork and Shrimp Spring Roll (Goi Cuon with Peanut Sauce (Nuoc Leo

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

I used another Emeril recipe for the rolls (Shrimp Summer Rolls) but made this peanut sauce. Oh so good. People will be fighting for the last roll. "

Reviewed Braised Pot Roast with Vegetables

Apr 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just have to say that, thanks to Food Network and Tyler Florence, I cook a mean pot roast. I've made this recipe before and wasn't too impressed, so this is how I changed it to make it the best pot roast EVER! I used strained tomatoes instead of crushed. I added 1/2 cup of good red wine. I put half the vegetables in at first, cooked in the oven...

Reviewed Heart-Shaped Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Mar 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good pancakes. Even my very picky teenager liked them and that is saying alot! Loved to strawberry sauce too. ""

Reviewed Warm Zucchini Bread

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super delicious. Concerned about oils, I used half the butter and half the oil and subbed applesauce for the other half. It came out moist and delicious - though I was worried it would be dry like others have noted. I might reduce the sugar next time, but only by 1/4 cup. ""

Reviewed Easy Enchilada Sauce

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another hit from Emeril. I cut the recipe in half but wish I'd made the whole thing. I didn't think it was too tomato-y, but thought it was a bit thick, even after I thinnned it with stock. Another of Emeril's enchilada recipes uses the same ingredients except uses pureed tomatoes. I will try that next. YUMMY! ""

Reviewed Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs

Feb 20, 2012 in on Food.com

Thank you for posting this recipe. I knew it had to be easier than going to the store and buying panko. I used it for fish and chips. Thank you again,"

Reviewed Oven Baked Parmesan French Fries

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will have to try this recipe again. I had the same issues as some other reviewers - boiled too long, took longer to brown, ended up turning on the broiler. Who doesn't like French Fries, our family included? Now I have a real alternative to the frozen packaged fries. ""

Reviewed California Fish and Chips

Feb 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was looking for a fish & chips recipe that didn't involve a batter. I didn't have panko crumbs on hand, so had to make my own, which I will now do whenenver a recipe calls for panko. Super easy.
This recipe is simple, and easy. The fish comes out crispy, not greasy at all, and very tasty. The only change I made was, I used cod instead...

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Feb 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another favorite Emeril recipe that I will make over and over. Like some other reviewers, I changed up the vegetables just a bit, based on what I had on hand. I used green beans, red bell peppers and onions. It was a bit too spicy for me, so next time will reduce the red pepper flakes. ""

Reviewed Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Jan 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice, tasty recipe that is super easy to make. A great use of sweet potatoes. ""

Reviewed Southern Biscuits

Jan 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am not exaggerating when I say these are the best biscuits I have ever eaten. I had given up on making biscuits because they were always so time consuming and always turned out flat. These are amazing. I used a whole wheat flour, and also the powdered buttermilk mix suggested by another reviewer. I can't wait to make these for guests! ""

Reviewed Hash Brown Potatoes

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

Another amazing Emeril recipe. Another one to make over and over. ""

Reviewed Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dec 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh so good! I didn't have any cake flour so just used AP flour. Came out great!""

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Dec 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Too sweet for my taste. I thought the recipe was good, but needed less sugar. ""

Reviewed Guacamole

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

Made this for movie party with the girls. RAVES on this recipe. I reduced the cayenne just a bit and added half a jalapeno. EXCELLENT!""

Reviewed Curried Rice Pilaf

Nov 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yum Yum! I used brown rice instead of rice; this recipe is awesome!""

Reviewed Oat Waffle

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

I didn't have any trouble with the weight conversions. Since the recipe is online, I just did a google search and found that 5.5 oz of oats is about 1.75 cups, and 4 oz of flour is about one cup. Easy Peasy.
The only reason I did not give this recipe 5 stars is that I never did get my waffles crispy on the outside. Other than that, they...

Reviewed Whole Grain Waffles

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

Super Yummy! The only thing I changed was to separate the eggs and whip the egg whites before adding them at the very end. Next time I will use whole wheat flour. I can't wait to make these waffles again. ""

Reviewed Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

May 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YUMMY. Just for extra vegetable servings, I added diced zucchini, grated carrots and green and red peppers half way through cooking of the onion. I made the meatballs separately because one of us is vegetarian. I used everything organic. DELISH! "

Reviewed Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

May 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YUMMY. Just for extra vegetable servingss, I added diced zucchini, grated carrots and green and red peppers half way through cooking of the onion. I made the meatballs separately because one of us is vegetarian. I used everything organic. DELISH! "

Reviewed Salmon Fillets with Sauteed Lemons and Onions on Farfalle

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

Yummy! Love anything Emeril does, especially with salmon. "

Reviewed Braised Pot Roast with Vegetables

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

I just have to say that, thanks to Food Network and Tyler Florence, I cook a mean pot roast. I've made this recipe before and wasn't too impressed, so this is how I changed it to make it the best pot roast EVER! First, I cut the recipe in half the meet, cuz its just me. I used strained tomatoes instead of crushed. I added 1/2 cup of good red wine....

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