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Reviewed airman anderson's chicken

Feb 4, 2014 on

Excellent sauce! I made oven chicken nuggets (coated with panko) to cut down on the fat in the recipe and doubled (maybe even tripled) the sauce so that I could add some stir-fry broccoli to it. The stormy rice was wonderful as well. The only change I made to the sauce was to add some corn starch mixed in water, since I find it hard to make Asian...

Reviewed Throwdown's German Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan-Cajeta Frosting, Chocolate Ganache and Coconut Whipped Cream

Dec 7, 2013 on

Time consuming, but TOTALLY worth it!!!! I followed the advice of some other reviewers and doubled the frosting. It took 2-1/2 hours to get it cooked and stirred to perfection, but what I ended up with was liquid gold! If your frosting is runny, you probably need to cook it about 10-15 minutes longer. Didn't use goat's milk, just coconut milk...

Reviewed Sesame Chicken

Nov 14, 2013 on

Love the recipe as is (though I do make it with broccoli instead of green beans), and I've made it a number of times. Last night I wanted to make some stir-fry vegetables to put over leftover rice, so I used this sauce recipe rather than my usual, and WOW! Tyler's sauce is a fabulous way to dress up a few stir-fried veggies!

Reviewed Red Velvet Sheet Cake with Classic Red Velvet Frosting

Nov 5, 2013 on

I think the secret is to cook the milk and flour to mashed potato consistency and to beat the living devil out of the butter and sugar (both before and after adding the milk). Unless you are a glutton for punishment, don't even try this without a stand mixer! Since I had nearly half the recipe left over after having frosted a box red velvet cake,...

Reviewed Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Aug 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These were easy and insanely good! I watched the episode on a Sunday morning and improvised with what I had to make for Sunday night's dinner. Didn't have any ground beef, so I poached some chicken and seasoned with chili powder and cumin. No green onions, so I substituted chopped pickled jalapenos. I loved the sauce, but decided to spice it u"

Reviewed Buffalo-Style Salmon

Apr 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This WILL be my new go-to salmon recipe! Even though we're not usually fans of blue cheese, the salad mixture worked out well and complemented the fish very nicely. The whole dinner came together quickly, and we enjoyed it enormously."

Reviewed Butter Flake Rolls

Feb 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

They really are delicious and not at all complicated to make. For some reason the initial rise just didn't happen, but I've learned not to panic over that. They rose slightly when positioned in the muffin tins and came out puffy and light after about 10-12 minutes of baking. I also needed to add a little extra flour to the dough. I like the ga"

Reviewed Almost-Famous Stuffed Cheesy Bread

Feb 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was a snap to prepare and SO delicious! According to my son, it's even better than Domino's! I did need to add quite a bit more flour when mixing the dough, but the bread turned out perfect, and the cheesy garlic taste was over the top!"

Reviewed Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Dec 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Just watched her make this appetizer this morning, and it looked so weird, I had to try it. All I had in the house were Ritz crackers, but they worked just fine. Made just three or four of both kinds (I also cut the bacon strips in half) as an experiment, and boy, were they good, especially the brown sugar ones! I wish I knew what to do to rehe"

Reviewed Pork, Spinach, and Ricotta Manicotti

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was one of the best dishes I've ever made! I had seen Anne make this on her show and couldn't wait to try it. The only thing I changed was to omit the pancetta from the marinara sauce. The recipe was a little complicated, but totally worth it. Even the leftovers are amazing!

Reviewed Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie

Jul 29, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Outstanding recipe! I used a homemade chocolate graham cracker crust and all dark chocolate chips (no semisweet in my pantry). I also used Kahlua since I had no chocolate liqueur. Glad I checked the Cook's note, or I'd have had NO idea where to find meringue powder. The pie was easy to make and beyond delicious. Can't believe this pie has onl"

Reviewed Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Grilled Bread

Jun 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

WOW! Quite a nice kick in this recipe! I doubled the sauce ingredients and served it over pasta. The garlic bread was awesome too (even though the only bread we had in the house was a package of hot dog buns)."

Reviewed Spaghetti and Meatballs

May 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Terrific meatballs! I didn't want softball sized servings, so I made them smaller. They did fall apart while cooking over the stove, but my family didn't seem to mind a bit. When the meatballs came out of the oven with the sauce and cheese over them, they were gobbled up. I do think the sauce recipe needs doubling, as we haven't nearly enough"

Reviewed Tiramisu

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Wickedly good! I cheated and used a hand mixer on the eggs, but they came out smooth and fluffy without wearing out my whisking arm. Although I cut the recipe in half, it still made a week's worth of dessert for the two of us. Way to go, Anne!""

Reviewed Focaccia

Feb 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Best focaccia bread EVER!!!! My husband said it was better than the bread served by a popular upscale Italian restaurant, and I'm inclined to agree with him. It's especially delicious dipped in an olive oil and parmesan mixture. ""

Reviewed Stromboli

Dec 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

We really enjoyed this dish, and it wasn't at all difficult to prepare. I did substitute pepperoni for bresaola (whatever the heck that is), and it still came out great. I guess you can fill these with whatever you choose, but do consider including the fresh basil.

Reviewed Diet Soda Cake

Sep 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I've been doing this for the last couple of years (chocolate cake with diet Dr. Pepper is my favorite!) and cannot honestly tell the difference in texture between the soda version and the package directions. If you have to have frosting, add a few drops of almond extract to some lite Cool Whip and spread on top. Another great one to try is stra...

Reviewed Gulf Shrimp Jambalaya

Mar 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Anne, you never disappoint! I've spent a great deal of time in New Orleans eating jambalaya prepared by family members, and this recipe can hold its own against any I've had! The shrimp stock was a great touch, but I have to admit, as much as I adore spicy food, I did cut down the cayenne by about half, and it was plenty spicy. Can't believe how...

Reviewed Pumpkin Bread

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

Wonderful pumpkin bread! Followed one reviewer's advice & used half brown sugar (though cut down by about 1/4 cup) and half Splenda. I also added chopped walnuts--force of habit--and they were most welcome! Finally, the 30-minute baking time MUST have been a misprint. 55 minutes at 350, and my loaves came out perfect.

Reviewed Mrs. Salter's Peanut Butter Pie

Oct 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Wow, is this ever good! I'm sitting here waiting for my graham cracker crust to cool, and if it doesn't cool off quickly, the filling will be all gone because I can't stop nibbling on it! What an easy, delicious pie, even with Cool Whip substituted for the heavy cream!

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