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Reviewed braised country-style pork ribs

Mar 14, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Not like this needs another review, but this is stupid good! Very vibrant flavors for just a few ingredients. The only change I made was to thicken the sauce at the end. Just fantastic!

Reviewed chili con carne

Jan 27, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good.
Malen1957 - They are referring to ground red chile, not chili powder that you would buy in the grocery store. Very different! See a similar version of this recipe that calls for chile powder:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/chili-con-carne-recipe.html

Reviewed Gina's Orzo Salad

Jul 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic salad. I watched the video and they are definitely using more Dijon that the recipe states. I also only used one lemon instead of two. I was afraid it would be too much. I might go with two next time. Either way, this salad is wonderful!"

Reviewed Grilled Shrimp with Lemon-Dill Butter and Orzo Salad

Oct 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Is this recipe correct? Reduce 2 CUPS if lemon juice down to 3 TBS? isn't that a whole lot of lemon juice? Response from anyone who's made this would be very much appreciated. I'd like to make this but want to be sure. Thanks!"

Reviewed Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt

Oct 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was fantastic! I've made shredded pork before but it never came out this good. I followed the recipe exactly and I think it's just right. I used all the salt, kosher salt, and it wasn't too salty. I used all the garlic and it wasn't too garlicy. I didn't add any brown sugar to the rub as some have modified here and I'm glad I didn't. Wi"

Reviewed Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas

Aug 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was wonderful. I think those who had issues with the chorizo falling apart were using recipe chorizo in a tube, rather than the regular sausage links? The links worked perfect and tasted perfect. The sauce is amazing. Don't change a thing."

Reviewed Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas

Aug 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was wonderful. The recipe does not call for Spanish chorizo... it calls for Chorizo. I think those who had issues with the chorizo falling apart were using recipe chorizo in a tube, rather than the regular sausage links. The links worked perfect and tasted perfect. The sauce is amazing. Don't change a thing."

Reviewed Tropical Temptation

Jun 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was easy, refreshing and really good. I have to wonder if there was a typo when this was first posted. I cannot see anyway anyone could have read pinapple tequilla in this recipe, let alone two people. "

Reviewed Crispy Baked Potatoes

Mar 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are yummy and make the skins extra tasty. To get the same effect however, you can spray the potatoes with water and bake them as directed. Same results.""

Reviewed Lasagna Marinara Rolls

Feb 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was wonderful! I didn't put in the pancetta because I couldn't find it so I mixed in some chopped spinach into the cheese mixture. I'm sure the pancetta would have been wonderful though. The only mistake I made is that I forgot the thyme! Next time I won't. Even with that blunder it was still fantastic. I actually found this easier tha...

Reviewed Crisp Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter

Jan 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were fantastic!! I have to say though I was forced to make one substitution because I looked and looked and could not find the thai red curry paste so I used thai red chile garlic paste. I know that probably made a change in the flavor but I had no choice. That said, the wings with the garlic paste were fantastic. I almost forgot the li...

Reviewed Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms

Nov 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was absolutely fantastic!!! One of the best chicken dishes I have ever made and I cook a LOT. I like others did sub out some stock for white wine, but I did 3/4 cup wine and 1 1/2 cups stock. I made the Essence in this recipe and it had just the perfect amount of spice. The only other change I made other than the wine was I used mini por...

Reviewed Chicken and Dumplings

Oct 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Miz - I think what planetscorpio meant is don't change the recipe and then rate your recipe. The reviewer specifically said he would have rated the recipe higher if he'd used emeril's recipe. Well, we are supposed to rate the posted recipe, not what we did to mess it up. I agree that I like to hear the changes made to a recipe, but if you chan...

Reviewed White Chicken Chili

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

Fantastic flavors. Very nice change from standard chili. The lime was fresh and different. I made this for a crowd on game day and everyone loved it!!!""

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

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

I made this last night for a party and everyone loved it! Very moist and flavorful. The drizzle was a little grainy and sweet - next time I think I'll use a different drizzle recipe. Just like this one but mix melted butter instead of water and bring it just to a boil before putting on the cake. Either way, this cake is fantastic!""

Reviewed Venison and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Creme Fraiche and White Cheddar Cornbread

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

I pride myself on my chili but thought this sounded so good I had to try it. I am SO glad I did! This is now my new chili recipe! Served it to a crown and got rave reviews from all. I made the corn bread too and it was fantastic. The only thing I changed was that I thickened it a bit with some flour/water as it was just a bit too soupy for m...

Reviewed Grilled Cheese and Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

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

Very good! The bacon, cheese, and pepper flavor together on the grill is wonderful! I make them like another reviewer, in a pepper tray that you stand the peppers in upright and I also have the jalapeno corer tool. I wouldn't make them without these. Both are available online at Williams Sonoma. Yes, they can be hot of course. Some are hott...

Reviewed French Three Onion Soup

Sep 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Am I missing something? I don't see anything in this recipe about steaming the onions first?""

Reviewed Barbecue Chicken

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

I made this on the grill last night and had marinated over night the evening before. I have to agree with everyone that this chicken was the best! I thought it would be too much paprika and sugar too, but it was perfect. I didn't have half chickens, but had leg quarters and wings. I just cut the grilling time down for the wings. The wings wer"

Reviewed Alton Brown's Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

Jun 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I must say, I'm surprised by the poor ratings. I thought these were fantastic! The first word out of my husbands mouth was WOW! I had two other couples over and they loved them so much they ran out to get the ingredients the next day so they could make them. Whoever said these chops could give a steak a run for it's money was right! Maybe it's"

Reviewed Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta

Jun 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was very good! But is it just me or is there some trick to get the edges of the pizza dough not to hang over the grates of the grill on the ends? I think I need some sort of a grilling tray for this. I also had a hard time getting the crust to cook without it burning a bit. However, it was delicious and everyone loved it!"

Reviewed American Macaroni Salad

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

I thought this was wonderful and so did my guests. they gobbled it up. It is light and refreshing and delicious. I doubled the dressing as others had suggested and it was perfect. I used diced cucumber instead of celery just because my family is not a fan. Other than that I didn't change a thing. I wanted a light salad and that is what this "

Reviewed Hummingbird Cake

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

I made this for Easter dinner last night. It was wonderful! Moist and dense as I expected. Everyone loved it. I agree that the cooking time was too long; I think I took mine out at 35 minutes, so just watch it. I also needed more powdered sugar for the frosting for some reason. It was just too thin. I added more and it was fine; easy fix. I"

Reviewed Classic Glazed Ham

Apr 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm sorry this appears to rate so low because people couldn't find the glaze recipes! This is wonderful. I make mine almost the same but had not turned to oven up for the glazing portion before. Improves on an already great ham. I use ginger ale or 7-up instead of water in the pan though. The mustard orange glaze is the best!"

Reviewed German Potato Salad

Apr 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was fantastic! Everyone loved it. I did double the sauce though and cut the sugar a bit after reading the other reviews. I also used all of the bacon fat. This was extremely good! "

Reviewed German Potato Salad

Apr 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was fantastic! Everyone loved it. I did double the sauce though and cut the sugar a bit after reading the other reviews. this was extremely good!"

Reviewed Chocolate Spiced Pork Chops

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very, very good. Quick and easy, yet it sure makes a boring old pork chop something special! I made them for my boyfriend who I didn't know until today is very picky about pork chops. He loved them! I've been cooking pork chops for years, trying many different ways and alway thought they were just OK. Until today. My new favorite way to make...

Reviewed Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas

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

Is it fair to rate this when I had to substitute all over the place? I thought it was fantastic!! I didn't have peas or mushrooms, so I had to leave those out. no cream, so I used milk. But I had everything else. Wow, was it good!"

Reviewed Chicken and Egg Soup with Pastina

Mar 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is absolutely FANTASTIC! So different, refreshing yet hearty. The lemon, dill, chicken, and spinich flavors are perfect together. Everyone raved about it. I would NOT skip the step of putting the chicken still on the bone in the soup. The bones inhance the stock. I removed all skin before I put it in to cut the fat. Because I prefer...

Reviewed Chicken and Egg Soup with Pastina

Mar 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is absolutely FANTASTIC! So different, refreshing yet hearty. The lemon, dill, chicken, and spinich flavors are perfect together. Everyone raved about it. I would NOT skip the step of putting the chicken still on the bone in the soup. The bones inhance the stock. I removed all skin before I put it in to cut the fat. Because I prefer...

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