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Reviewed Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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

This has been our go-to chicken dinner for several years - - a variation of Ina Garten's Engagement Chicken. The little things I do differently - - I add a large-chopped onion in with the potatoes and microwave them for 8 minutes rather than boiling them. Then, when it comes out of the oven I thicken the pan juices with 1 T flour and add a littl"

Reviewed Pineapple Jalapeno Marmalade

May 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is amazing! Easy to make and absolutely delicious as a glaze over roasted or sauteed salmon. I cannot believe I just now came across the recipe. And now I realize I miss seeing Ingrid!"

Reviewed Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

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

These and Sandra Lee's Herb Stuffed Mushrooms are our favorites. One for meat-eaters, one for vegetarians. Both easy and delicious."

Reviewed Shrimp and Cream Cheese Phyllo Triangles

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

These are perfectly wonderful as they are, but even better made with either crab or lobster. Out of this world!! Similar to a Crab Rangoon, but not fried. Butter and crab/lobster - - can it get any better??? Nope!"

Reviewed Mixed Roasted Potatoes With Herb Butter

Mar 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Quite possibly my favorite Sandra Lee recipe - - and I love many of hers!

The only thing I do differently is microwave the potatoes (8-10 minutes) for the first step rather than boiling them. I've tried both ways and prefer the microwave - - it seems to make them a little less mooshy in the end.

And for a perfect...

Reviewed Coffee-Glazed Italian Doughnuts (Zeppole

Mar 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I realize that when you are talking doughnuts and cream puffs, you seldom mention calories in the same conversation. I'm an older lady and don't really need or care for fried foods anymore. But I do love cream puffs! I borrowed two ideas from this recipe and I'm in heaven. I incorporated a tiny bit of lemon zest in my basic cream puff recipe an"

Reviewed Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martinis

Feb 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We love to try new things and Giada always has great ideas. For this one, we had everything in the house and decided to try it. Giada, WHAT were you thinking? This thing really is as weird as it looks. Separately, I love every one of the ingredients. Together, it is just plain nasty. I thought about toning down my review, but it really is th"

Reviewed Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo with Grilled Chicken

Jan 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I could not wait to try this but had few of the ingredients on hand - - no yogurt, goat cheese, thighs, basil, or tarragon. I substituted low-fat sour cream and cream cheese, chicken breast, rosemary, and thyme. I cannot imagine the real-deal being any better! Not sure if this qualifies as a review of THIS recipe but thank you Grandma for teach"

Reviewed Giant's Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Jan 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I hadn't read the reviews and very nearly overbaked these. They were almost too brown at 15 minutes. Perfect at 13 on the second batch. These are amazing. Great texture. Wonderful buttery flavor. Going straight into my 'favorites' file. Gale Gand - - you are loved!!!! "

Reviewed Chiles Rellenos

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

AT LAST - - a great chiles rellenos recipe - - just like my late mother-in-law used to make!! Pure and simple, no added fillers, no eggs, no corn, no meat - - the real deal. Looks like the recipe has been out here for years. I kick myself for not finding it sooner.""

Reviewed Holiday Hot Chocolate

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

Another perfect Barefoot recipe. Sorry, only four stars because of the cost. Helpful hint there - - Costco has vanilla beans priced better than anyplace I've seen.""

Reviewed Orange Baked Ham

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

THE BEST ham in the world!!! Be sure to bake long enough so it gets really, really browned and gooey and a little crispy. This is one of those recipes - - after you've had it once, you crave it forever. Hmmm - - seems like most of Ina's recipes are like that! My favorites - - Croissant Bread Pudding, Engagement Roast Chicken, Homemade Gravy (...

Reviewed Savory Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

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

We have a couple vegetarians in our family. These mushrooms are a PERFECT alternative to stuffings and dressings laden with turkey stock. Really, really good!""

Reviewed Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sep 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is almost word-for-word the same as the Gertrude Armstrong's Chocolate Cake my mother has made for the last fifty years or so. There is nothing in the world better. If Ree keeps pumping out recipes like this, she will be my new best friend!""

Reviewed Blueberry Coffeecake

Jul 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I see this is an older recipe but thank goodness it's still around. Made it this morning and it was delicious!"

Reviewed Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

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

I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect - - my favorite of Claire's so far. Also enjoyed the leftovers the next day, added a little homemade bbq sauce and had a killer Carolina-style pulled pork."

Reviewed Pork Chili Verde

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

OK, I confess - - my husband and I are not health nuts - - not by a long shot. But to make this really, really good, you have to use meat that's a little fatty - - that's where the good flavor is. We usually stock up on the super cheap pork chops when they are on sale - - they are perfect for this. And, as stated by others, skip the canned enchilada...

Reviewed Pork Chili Verde

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

OK, I confess - - my husband and I are not health nuts - - not by a long shot. But to make this really, really good, you have to use meat that's a little fatty - - that's where the good flavor is. We usually stock up on the super cheap pork chops when they are on sale - - they are perfect for this. And, as stated by others, skip the canned enchilada...

Reviewed Butterscotch and Black Pepper Baby Carrots

Nov 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Another great recipe similar to those of the REAL Paula. Paula, where are YOU??? You have been hijacked and replaced by some gal with blue hair, a face about the color of these carrots, and the most totally phony accent and witch-like cackle. I miss the real Paula - - the one we all loved and practically put on a pedestal. I miss her terribly.

Reviewed Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Nov 23, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

We had this for our early ThanksTurkey Day dinner and it was great. Even better, though, was this peek at the Good Ol' Paula - - back when she was REAL. No blue hair and orange face. Paula, I love YOU, not this phoney gal who has hijacked your show!!! We want PAULA back!!!!!

Reviewed Shepherds Pie with Scallion-Cheese Crust

Oct 25, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Without doubt, the best shepherds pie we've ever eaten. Michael, you never disappoint!

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