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Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Filling

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

I made these for a house warming party where everything was hor dourves that required no utensils. So, I made these in mini-muffin tins. Couldn't find chocolate Cool Whip, but used regular Cool Whip, Starbucks via and a little cocoa powder and powdered sugar for the filling. Piped the filling in until it was just at the top, then froze them in...

Reviewed Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry

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

Delicious and so super easy. I made this for a friend's housewarming party and it was the perfect hor dourve. Assembled it ahead of time, then put it in the oven when I was ready for it. Cut into small triangles and served. They were a huge success, and for me definitely one of the least complicated and time intensive things I prepared for th...

Reviewed Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

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

Delicious and tasty. Made them last year (2010) for Thanksgiving and it was the 1st time I didn't have a ton of sweet potatoes left over. Even the people who don't normally like sweet potatoes enjoyed these. The balance of creaminess, sweetness of the potatoes, and heat from the chiles is phenomenal. Don't think I'll ever go back to the old, ...

Reviewed Cranberry Fruit Conserve

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

Awesome, amazing, just can't say enough. First made this for Thanksgiving in 2007 and have made it every year since then, and will make it every year going forward. I always make one batch of regular cranberry sauce as back up, and every year that's all that's left to go with the leftovers.""

Reviewed Baked Brown Rice

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

Brown rice perfection, every single time! Use a good quality, long-grain brown rice, it does make a big difference. Brown jasmine rice is my favorite.""

Reviewed Coconut Flan

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

Great flavor and simple to prepare. I used a smaller pan and made two, split the can of caramel between the two. I think the smaller size makes it easier to cook through without overcooking. Therefore, watch closely the last 20 minutes or so, because overcooking will ruin the texture. The timing is by far the most difficult part of this recip...

Reviewed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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

Another smashing Ina success! Have served these so many times, and even people who tell me they hate brussel sprouts end up loving these. Amazing with roasted chicken. Anyone who is hesitant or unsure about eating brussel sprouts should try this recipe, you'll be changed forever. So yummy!!""

Reviewed Mike's Deli Famous Eggplant Parmigiana

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

Really good basic recipe and assembly instructions. However, I still had to fine tune it. The eggplant was good enough to just eat by itself, which is exactly what happened to the smaller end pieces as my family was walking by. Before dredging, I salted the eggplant slices, then let them drain on racks for about 20-30 minutes, then rinsed and p...

Reviewed Charred Chili Relleno with Green Rice

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

I was skeptical, being used to the traditional chile relleno, however I'm not sure I'd ever make the old fried, cheese stuffed rellenos again. These had so much flavor going on, were 10x less work, and soo much healthier. I didn't make the green rice, but instead made Miliken and Finigers (Two Hot Tamales) White rice pilaf with corn, roasted ch...

Reviewed White Rice Pilaf with Corn, Roasted Chiles, and Fresh Cheese

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

Absolutely delicious! It does have quite a kick, so if heat is not your thing be careful, but everyone in my house loved it. Served it with Rachel Ray's charred chile rellenos....awesome.""

Reviewed Good Eats Meatloaf

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

Love, love, love this meatloaf. Always moist, tender, and flavorful. I have been making Alton's meatloaf for years, but as to be expected it has changed and adapted to my family's particular preferences. I typically use ground beef and pork, but have used the meat as stated in the recipe and haven't found any significant differences in the quali...

Reviewed Butterflied Cuban Style Pork Chops

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

These were delicious. I marinated the pork loin chops for two hours, used shaved ham, and added a little Dijon mustard to each chop. For my family, who are all very anti anything but well done pork, the cooking time took longer than stated in the recipe. However, they were still moist and delicious and full of flavor. Served them with black b...

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