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Reviewed Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Feb 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe resulted into a delicious meal. I have two kids under 7 and both went wild over this dish. My youngest who is our most picky eater ate it up without complaint. She even folded her red pepper at one point put some quinoa stuffing and ate it like a taco. I did make one modification to this recipe and that was to the sauce. I didn't have"

Reviewed Ensalada Numero Uno

May 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Looking at the ingredient portions I agree with "Foodie Sally" that this recipe makes a huge salad, great for parties but too much food for a family of four. I kept the portions to the vinaigrette the same, but for the salad I only used 1 Jicama, 1 can of
Black beans, and 2 scallions. Everything else stayed the same. End result is an incredible...

Reviewed Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Sausage

Mar 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe! Like the many reviewers stated, the recipe is easy and the meal is quick to make. My two kids ate it without a single complaint, which make for a pleasant dinner time. I would recommend this recipe to any parent looking for meal to satisfy the kids as well as the adults. Thanks Emeril!!""

Reviewed Salmon Fillet en Papillote with Julienne Vegetable

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

Made this for the family the other night and my kids devoured it in seconds, even my 4 year old! Thanks Alton for such a great recipe!!!""

Reviewed Southern Biscuits

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

Made these a while back and again last night for dinner. These are delicious and rich, great for holiday meals. Since these were just for a regular dinner at home I did make the following healthier substitutes: replaced shortening for applesauce, and used 1 cup of All-purpose and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Family still enjoyed the modified vers...

Reviewed Sausage, Kale, and Lentil Soup

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

Made soup for my family yesterday night and they all loved it and asked that I place it on my repeat list. I did make changes like used red potatoes instead of russet, and eliminated the holland peppers. Would recommend recipe.""

Reviewed Emeril's Moroccan-Style Braised Chicken Thighs with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives

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

I love this recipe and have made this dish a handful of times now. I'm not a fan of thighs so I've only made this using chicken breasts and I can tell you it is incredibly juicy. This last time I made this I also added two carrots cut up like the onions and lemon grass (good source for: antioxidant, relieves fever, muscle cramps, upset stomach, &...

Reviewed Pasta with Sardines: Pasta con le Sarde

Jan 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've never had sardines, but was hoping to have a great experience especially after reading the rave reviews for his dish. I discovered I don't like sardines so it's hard to separate my dislike for this dish without punishing the recipe. The flavors of the sauce before the sardine introduction was actually delicious too bad I didn't save half the...

Reviewed Oat Waffle

Jan 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

AB did it again with these incredibly delicious waffles. I don't buy Old Fashion Oats, instead I used Steal Cut (from Trader Joe's), which I don't think hurt this recipe one bit. My entire family loved these waffles and have asked that I make them again soon. Thanks Alton!!!""

Reviewed Chive Biscuits

Jan 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Have made these twice and I'm still working out a way to tweak the recipe. As others have said they are a little plain tasting and not very good as a next day treat. I love Ina and have made many of her dishes with rave reviews. These have so far received a luke warm reception. ""

Reviewed Tuscan Vegetable Soup

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

Have been making Ellie's dishes for a while, and this one did not disappoint. My entire family enjoyed the soup. Even my toddler ate it without a complaint. Made it again and added 1/2cup of cooked Farro and sweet potatoe to the original recipe. I also made BHG's Wine Crackers. The meal was a hit, thanks Ellie!""

Reviewed Emeril's Moroccan-Style Braised Chicken Thighs with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives

Jan 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Got rave reviews from the family the first time I made this dish so I made it again tonight. This time I added some Julianne cut carrots and chopped celery. The hubby liked it as did my two kids. Have added this to my repeat list of recipes.""

Reviewed It's a Good Morning Muffins

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

I've made this recipe many times and would highly recommend it to anyone, that is why I'm rating it 5-stars. Today I made this recipe with substitutions which my family enjoyed. I substituted parsnips for 1 cup of shredded zucchini, the coconut for 1/2cup of shredded sweet potato, golden raisins for dries cranberries, and for health reasons I use...

Reviewed It's a Good Morning Muffins

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

I've made this recipe many times and would highly recommend it to anyone, that is why I'm rating it 5-stars. Today I made this recipe with substitutions which my family enjoyed. I substituted parsnips for 1 cup of shredded zucchini, the coconut for 1/2cup of shredded sweet potato, golden raisins for dries cranberries, and for health reasons I use...

Reviewed Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

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

Like the many reviewers, we also loved these pancakes. I love Ina's recipes and rarely ever does she disappoint me. The zest takes these pancakes to a whole new level. I can't wait to use it on my in-laws next visit. Thanks Ina!""

Reviewed Fettuccine with Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce

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

I love this sauce, and would use it again. I was initially worried by reading some of the bland reports, but I found this sauce anything but bland. I like it because of it's rich flavor, and like many of the reviewers I didn't have to add any seasoning. I used President Crumbled Feta from Costco [I use feta a lot] and Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Ye...

Reviewed Fettuccini Alfredo with Zucchini Ribbons

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

Great recipe. Can't believe it's only 500 calories. Made more for my kids lunch box. Added roasted peppers as NamiBoots suggested. Didn't add asparagus only the roasted peppers and the veggies mentioned in the recipe. Great dish. Thanks Ellie!""

Reviewed Lentil Vegetable Soup

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

Love this soup. Will be making it again. ""

Reviewed Tuscan Vegetable Soup

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

Have been making Ellie's dishes for a while, and this one did not disappoint. My entire family enjoyed the soup. Even my toddler ate it without a complaint. I also made BHG's Wine Crackers. The meal was a hit, thanks Ellie!""

Reviewed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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

These are naughty yummy. I accidentally came across this recipe, and am so grateful I did. These cookies are a hit in my house and with friends. I've altered the recipe now after making these cookies over half a dozen times now. I like trailmix cookies so I add 1/4 cup each of chopped cranberries, shredded coconut, another nut [like pistachios or...

Reviewed "Instant" Pancake Mix

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

I've been making pancakes for years now, every Saturday as a family tradition. Since I make them often I tried seeking healthy recipes, all were edible but none my family has asked me to make again. So when my in-laws came to visit I decided to find a recipe that would knock them off the feet. I googled and found Alton's instant. At first I thoug...

Reviewed Perfect Popcorn

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

Watched the episode on Popcorn and went to my local Target where for only $1.99 I bought a 32oz bag of yellow popcorn kernels. Good thing I watched the episode because I was starting to dispare after a minute rolled by with no activity other than my shaking. I don't have a metal mixing bowl so I used my Calphalon skillet with a foil wrap. Like Al...

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made this for my in-laws who stayed with us for the weekend. All I can say is that it was gone in 60 seconds. This cake was truly rich and delicious. I made it for a breakfast/brunch, but this is so incredible you can serve it as an after dinner dessert. My only complaint is that I didn't bake two pans. If only I would have I'd be enjoying this ...

Reviewed Mimi's Granola Bars

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Coconut oil is just another fat so substitute it like wise by using butter or margarine, even lard [Vegetable or animal]. I too am planning to bake these but seeing how the recipe already calls for butter and peanut butter [two fatty items] I am going with the healthier substitute...Apple Sauce. *Depending on what you are making [typically baking...

Reviewed Salmon with Lentils

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

As many have already mentioned, this recipe is wonderful. My entire family (including my toddler love this meal. My mother in-law, who is an incredible cook, came to visit and I made this dish which absolutely made her ask for seconds. I made this with Ina's Pear Clafouti for dessert, which was like icing on a cake. Thanks Ina!

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Reviewed Pecan Crusted Cod Fish

Aug 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe last night and found the flavors delightful, though the recipe instructions are written rather poorly. ""

Reviewed Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs

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

For all those looking for Isreali Couscous, check out your local Trader Joe's. Ours has an Isreali packet, plus a wonderful 'Harvest Grain Blend' which includes the Isreali couscous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo beans, and Red Quinoa. This blend taste just as good with this recipe if not better. I'm not a big fan of Quinoa, but I can definitely eat it and...

Reviewed Curried Couscous

Jul 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe to make in the summer time for picnics or family gatherings. Actually, it's great all year round. Some of the reviewers are correct about the salt, but once you've adjusted it to your taste it really becomes a wonderful recipe. I found Trader Joe's has a couscous mix (couscous, baby garbanzo beans, quinoa, lentils, etc) in a"

Reviewed Salmon with Lentils

Jul 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As many have already mentioned, this recipe is wonderful. My entire family (including my toddler) love this meal. My mother in-law, who is an incredible cook, came to visit and I made this dish which absolutely made her ask for seconds. I made this with Ina's Pear Clafouti for dessert, which was like icing on a cake. Thanks Ina!"

Reviewed Pear Clafouti

Jul 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just love, love, love this recipe. I make it any opportunity I can because it's a delicious, elegant, and easy dessert. I've even made it for a brunch gathering, which got rave reviews. I love Ina, she is the best! If you have problems finding pear brandy or don't have time to visit a specialities store, like I have had, simply soak the pears "

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