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Reviewed shrimp and cilantro pesto quesadilla

Jan 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The cilantro pesto is wonderful. We generally cut down the salt a little, but it is delicious.

Reviewed strawberry and rosemary scones

Jan 25, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

These taste pretty good for how easy they are. They are also pretty easy to modify. I have substituted different kinds of preserves, and they all turn out delicious.

Reviewed curried couscous salad with dried sweet cranberries

Jan 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Yum. Quick, easy side dish. The sweet spicy curry flavor coupled with the tart cranberries make a delicious combination.

Reviewed Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Jan 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I thought this would be a great because I love all of the individual ingredients. Unfortunately, the end result had sort of an off flavor. My husband and son liked it ok, and it was easy. I do not know that I will make it again.

Reviewed Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

Jan 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I thought this would be a great because I love all of the individual ingredients. Unfortunately, the end result had sort of an off flavor. My husband and son liked it ok, and it was easy. I do not know that I will make it again.

Reviewed Tilapia with Tomatillos and Avocado filled with Maque Choux

Jan 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Quick, easy and delicious! My husband loved the sauce for the fish. I think the avocado bit could use a little more salt.

Reviewed Tilapia with Tomatillos and Avocado filled with Maque Choux

Jan 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Quick, easy and delicious! My husband loved the sauce for the fish. I think the avocado bit could use a little more salt.

Reviewed Dulce de Leche Gelato

Jan 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This was easier than I thought it would be, and it was delicious. I made the dulce de leche oven in the water bath. It was easy and came out perfect.

Reviewed Asparagus Soup

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

I had been hoping that this soup would be more like california pizza kitchen's asparagus soup. We followed the recipe exactly. It tasted ok, but it was really thin. If we opt to make it again, I would reduce the broth a little, use a little more flour and garlic.""

Reviewed Burgundy Mushrooms

Dec 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These mushrooms have potential. They have an interesting depth of flavor. As written, however, they were really salty. If I make again, I would definitely use unsalted butter and half the bouillon cubes. ""

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

Sep 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very easy, very tasty. Prepared exactly according to instructions, and my husband and sons really enjoyed it.""

Reviewed Asparagus Soup

Sep 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was an OK asparagus soup. I think it would have been better with fresh garlic and salt added to the vegetables at the beginning. Although I like all of the vegetables in the soup, they seem to take away from the asparagus flavor that I was really seeking in an asparagus soup. ""

Reviewed Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

Aug 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We liked this recipe pretty well. Like most braised meats, the pork was very tender. The vinegar is a nice touch that complements the pork rather well. Although this was a perfectly fine recipe, it falls short of being amazing.""

Reviewed Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde

Aug 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We thought this made a pretty good summer meal. The avocado salsa verde was cool and refreshing. The shrimp made a light taco filling. We would have preferred a little bit bolder, spicier flavors in the salsa. Next time, I think that I may add two or three fire roasted jalapenos.""

Reviewed French Onion Soup

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

This was a really delicious french onion soup - much tastier than several of the other french onion soup recipes on this site. The onions did, however, take substantially longer than 1.5 hours to caramelize. Literally, I started cooking the onions at about 8:00 p.m. and they were finally done about 11:30 p.m. We ended up eating the soup the nex"

Reviewed French Onion Soup

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

This was a really delicious french onion soup - much tastier than several of the other french onion soup recipes on this site. The onions did, however, take substantially longer than 1.5 hours to caramelize. Literally, I started cooking the onions at about "

Reviewed Dirty Risotto

May 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although we eat a lot of risotto at restaurants, this is my first time making it at home. My husband and sons loved it. We made the recipe exactly as written. Although it was not quick to make it, it was extremely easy. "

Reviewed Paula's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

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

Very simple, very tasty! My eldest son and husband ate almost all of it. Luckily they left me at least one slice."

Reviewed Succulent Braised Pork

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

My husband and sons really liked this meal. Like the other reviewers mention the carrots are rather tasty. I wish that I had added more. We made just a couple of modifications to the recipe. Instead of braising in the oven, I cooked it in the crock pot after searing etc. Since I work long hours, dinner either has to cook all day (i.e., 8 a.m....

Reviewed Crawfish and Sausage Jambalaya

Mar 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Although we have tried other jambalaya recipes on this site, my youngest son always asks for this recipe. For an Emeril recipe, it is pretty quick and easy. Like some of the other reviewers suggest, I use about 5 cups of broth instead of 6. Frequently I use a combination of shrimp and crawfish."

Reviewed Gulf Shrimp Jambalaya

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We liked this pretty well. There is an Emeril recipe on this site that we like just a little bit better. This recipe makes a lot of food. Even with two teenage boys, we did not even make it through half the recipe."

Reviewed The Ultimate Meatballs al Forno with Creamy Polenta

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

My husband and sons loved this recipe. The meatballs and sauce were very flavorful. I must confess that I prepared my polenta differently than Tyler's (e.g., added mascarpone, etc.). This meal did take me a lot longer than the 50 minutes listed on the recipe. Unless you are a stay at home type, this is probably not a week night meal."

Reviewed Chicken Patties

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

This recipe was not particularly popular with my family. The husband and children felt that there was too much red pepper in the burgers. It is unlikely that we will make this particular recipe again."

Reviewed Spicy Sausage, Chicken and Bean Pot

Feb 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband had his doubts while I was making this; however, he was pleasantly surprised. He indicated that the flavors really work together. The kids thought the dish was weird, not unpleasant, just weird. They did, however, like the toasted bread crumbs on top.

Reviewed Pan-Seared Shrimp with Romesco Sauce, Creamy Grits, and Greens

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

We loved the grits. They were cheesy, creamy and delicious. We loved the romesco sauce. It has a lovely roasted pepper flavor. However, we could live without the mustard greens. I don't believe that it is the fault of the recipe. It is more likely that we just hate mustard greens.

Reviewed Aarti's Easy Tandoori Chicken

Jan 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and son loved the chicken itself. They proclaimed that it was tender, juicy and flavorful. They were not as wild about the sauce made from the heated marinade. My husband indicated that it had an unfortunate twang.

Reviewed Curried Rice Pilaf

Jan 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This rice was very easy to put together and made a nice base for an Indian meal.

Reviewed Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Ginger

Jan 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good, there are a few other Indian cauliflower recipes that I prefer. This one was really easy to put together though.

Reviewed Aloo Palak

Jan 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was ok, but was a touch on the bland side. I agree with the other rater. In retrospect, I would not process the second time as I prefer the texture of the whole potatoes. When processed the second time, these are kind of like really fluffy, really green mashed potatoes.

Reviewed Herbed Pork Paillards with Sundried Tomato Butter and Asparagus

Jan 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and children loved the pork and compound butter. Plus, it was super easy to make.

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