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Replied to outrageous brownies

Jun 19, 2014 on

However you adjust the next batch, I would recommend making 1/2 a batch so theres no waste. you can also make 1 full batch but bake in 2 pans. Good luck.

Replied to outrageous brownies

Jun 19, 2014 on

Nuts are always an option in baking. They wont change the recipe, you can also change the nut to whatever kind you like.

Reviewed classic banana bread

Jun 17, 2014 on

I viewed many recipes before I decided to try this one. It was DELICIOUS and so easy. If youre trying to decide which one to make. Try this one.

Reviewed Jerry's Sugared Pecans

Dec 18, 2013 on

Very tasty treats. The eggs kinda threw me, but see their purpose. Ive made these many times, and will continue with various nuts, not just pecans.

Reviewed Shortbread Cookies

Dec 15, 2013 on

Very good cookie, not TOO buttery, just enough. I rolled them a bit thicker cuz I don't like a crispy cookie.
I'd make them again.

Reviewed English Toffee

Dec 15, 2013 on

Very easy recipe, but you must keep an eye on it, sugar burns quickly.
I wanted a less crackly toffee with just a bit of a chew in it so I took it off the heat right at the 305 temp on the candy thermometer.
Very tasty butter toffee which I'm very proud to give as gifts.

Reviewed Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Apr 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I gave it 1 star, because it required at least that.
Was NOT at all impressed with this recipe. In fact, it is SO very similar to Ina Gartners.
I'll stick with the recipe from the Oatmeal container top.

Reviewed Cinnamon Rolls

Oct 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have to say this dough was so very easy to make. You first time bakers will be very pleased with it.
Now, I like the way brown sugar carmilizes so I used brown sugar and cinnimon in the center with raisins. And rather than brushing the dough with melted butter, I took 1/2 stick of room temp butter and spread it on then added the sugar/...

Reviewed Grilled Salmon with Herb and Meyer Lemon Compound Butter

Jun 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Often I find I need to tweek many of the dises from the Food Network, but Not Anne's.
This was amazing Lemon butter and yes, the Myer lemon makes a huge difference because the rind is so thin, you get all lemon goodness.
I made this dish for a Ladies luncheon and it was a hit, and Im not even a fish fan... well, I wasnt, but am...

Reviewed Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge

Apr 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Recipe was super easy but the cinnamon ruined it. I couldnt even serve them. I quickly make another batch and cut the finished recipe in 1/2.
1 I made as is w/o the cinnoman.... nice, light. I would do again.
the other I added chyenne pepper.... now THAT was good, especially with the sea salt ontop. Definately will make again for...

Reviewed Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Dec 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

As luck would have it, the only pasta I had in my cupboard was rigatoni. So be it, this dish was so very easy to make and absolutely delicious. And Ill tell you something, I dont like shrimp.
It was done just right and the lemon made it so tastey.
Give it a shot, you wont be disapointed.""

Reviewed Homemade Mango and Jalapeno Jelly

Dec 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The first time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly. Changed it and now it works perfect. I used less pectin cuz it was too solid, and less sugar.
I also added habinero's and left the pieces in the jars I can.
They had a great look and taste.

A HUGE hit for my family is when I put a brick of brie in some...

Reviewed Poached Pears with Creamy Pecan Sauce

Dec 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Excellent idea I followed the recipe the first time, and found a tweak or two made it AMAZING.
I used apple 3 C juice/2C water, less lemon, added vanilla and brought to a vigerous boil. Then let the pears sit in the liquid as it cooled.
After I placed the pears on a cooling rack to let the excess fluid drain so it doesnt produce...

Reviewed Tomato Bisque

Oct 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Well Done gang.
This is a great bisque. I doubled it to share with my elderly neighbors and it was a hit all around.

I substituded fresh basil for the parsley.

I will certainly add this to my favorites.""

Reviewed Pumpkin Bars

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Absolutely amazing cake. (more cake than bar) and the cream cheese icing is just delicioius. I added a dash of cinnomon.
This really hit my 'pumpkin fix'
And they freeze nicely (best to freeze w/o icing) then ice when ready to eat.
Atta-girl Paula.""

Reviewed Banana Bread

Oct 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I wont make this again. All purpose flour would have been a better bet, it turned out more like a banana cake, not what I was looking for.

I doubled the recipe so I adjust the additional ingredients in the 2nd batch. I added raisins in one loaf, that was tasier IMHO.

Paula Dean and Ina Gartner has much better...

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