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Reviewed Dried Mushroom Soup

Jun 18, 2013 in on Food.com

I give this a five for the idea. I wanted to make mushroom soup and only had dried mushrooms. I had chicken stock on hand, so I boiled the dried (shiitake) mushrooms, celery and minced onion in the broth for about ten minutes. I added salt, pepper, a little ground thyme and cayenne and a splash of red wine vinegar. Then I put it in my vitamix and...

Reviewed Homemade Quick Tomato Soup

Mar 28, 2013 in on Food.com

I cut this recipe in half since the soup was a side dish for some salmon patties for me and my husband. I was in a hurry, so I left out the tomato paste, added salt, basil and oregano to taste and used garlic powder and dried minced onion instead of fresh garlic and onion. In the end, I felt like it needed a little something (and it was burning h...

Reviewed Low Carb Breakfast Balls

Jan 26, 2013 in on Food.com

I cut the recipe down to where I used only about a pound of meat, and I added a 1/2 tsp of course kosher salt. I got about 18 meat balls. Next time if I use the same amount of meat (half and half sausage and ground beef) I will use at least 1 tsp of course salt for a little more flavor. I will be more generous with the cheese as well. Good easy r...

Reviewed Low Carb Kahlua Liqueur

Nov 29, 2011 in on Food.com

I did not have instant coffee, so instead of that and water, I made some strong coffee and added the vodka, sweetener and vanilla to that. I did not have granulated splenda, so I used packets. Since I cut the recipe in half, I would've needed 12 packets, but 10 was enough for me. These small tweaks don't make much difference and this low carb Kah...

Reviewed Soft Scrambled Eggs With Avocado

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

I typically cook my eggs this way, but adding the avocado was a terrific idea! I didn't expect it to add so much and it's very tasty. A bit rich, so it's better to have occasionally. Highly recommended.""

Reviewed Soft Scrambled Eggs With Avocado

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

I typically cook my eggs this way, but adding the avocado was a terrific idea! I didn't expect it to add so much and it's very tasty. Highly recommended.""

Reviewed Asparagus Chicken With Hollandaise Sauce

Nov 15, 2011 in on Food.com

Yum! I used oregano in place of tarragon (personal preference), and chicken tenders instead of breasts that I baked at 350 for 12 minutes. This dish came out fantastic and the chicken very juicy! I used a blender hollandaise recipe from another popular site, salt and peppered the chicken before baking, and served the asparagus on the side. I'll d...

Reviewed Spicy Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Skillet

Nov 10, 2011 in on Food.com

Unfortunately, this did not come out well. The sauce was spicy, but it was not flavorful, even after adding a chicken bouillon cube, heavy cream and parmesan. With the squash, this was too sweet. I've made other spaghetti squash dishes with success, but I'm sorry to say I couldn't find anything that would "fix" this one."

Reviewed Low Carb 'rice' Casserole

Sep 24, 2011 in on Food.com

So yummy! I had Miracle Rice on hand (still made of Shiratake) and used one 8oz bag for my husband and I. I added a little salt and pepper to taste, and one thing great about this recipe is that you can throw just about any amount of broccoli and ham in and it comes out delicious. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Very Low-Carb Hamburger Bun!

Sep 12, 2011 in on Food.com

Amazing low carb bun! I added 2-3 extra tbsp of the ground flax seed to get mine more like a paste and microwaved for about 1 minute 10 seconds. I thought this recipe sounded odd, but it turned out yummy, and tasted like a light fluffy bread. I will definitely be making this again - it made me feel like I wasn't missing out on a nice cheeseburger...

Reviewed Low Carb Key West Crab Cakes with Mustard Sauce

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

I had already started making low carb crab cakes a different way and was looking for an easy way to cook them without all the breading and this recipe steered me in the right direction. The mini cakes without breading on the outside cook up great! I also made the sauce but after reading that it was a bit strong, I started with 2 tsp of dijon must...

Reviewed Patty Melt

Aug 3, 2011 in on Food.com

Yum! I made two of these and used more beef. I also salt and peppered outside of the patties before cooking (personal preference). This is a great recipe!"

Reviewed Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute

Jul 7, 2011 in on Food.com

I sauteed about a 1/2 cup of finely chopped mushrooms in about 3 tbsp butter, and I followed the rest of the recipe from there. I added a couple dashes of ground thyme since that's prominent in many mushroom soups and it came out great! Thanks for the easy recipe!"

Reviewed Chicken Parm Meatball Subs

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

These meatballs were fantastic! What a wonderful idea to reconstruct chicken parmesan - this recipe executed it perfectly. I wasn't so keen on the sauce - it came out too sweet for me, so I quickly whipped together a sauce of one 15oz can of tomato sauce, and one tsp each: garlic salt, dried basil, and dried oregano. Perfect! We used little dinne"

Reviewed Tortilla Cigars (With Yellow Squash and Carrot)

Jan 21, 2011 in on Food.com

Holy moly these are good! I was a tiny bit short on carrot puree, so I added in a little finely chopped thawed..."

Reviewed Tortilla Cigars (With Yellow Squash and Carrot)

Jan 21, 2011 in on Food.com

Holy moly these are good! I was a tiny bit short on carrot puree, so I added in a little finely chopped thawed..."

Reviewed Chili Cornbread Casserole

Jan 20, 2011 in on Food.com

This gets a five for being so easy! I think it's a great idea to sweeten up the cornbread, particularly if you..."

Reviewed Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Dec 31, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty tasty. I think I might prefer mashed potatoes made with chicken broth - a very easy way to flavor without adding fat. But overall, this is another one of Alton's hits. After you drain your potatoes, put them back in the pot to steam off some of the moisture. That will help them dry a bit in case you're worried about the finished dish...

Reviewed Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy

Dec 31, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SO good! I bought grass fed cube steaks at the farmer's market and wanted a recipe worthy of the steaks. I followed the recipe with the following exceptions: I salted and peppered the steaks before dredging them in seasoned flour and for the gravy, I used 2 cups chicken broth and once thickened, added 1/3 cup of half and half that I had on hand. I...

Reviewed Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy

Dec 31, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SO good! I bought grass fed cube steaks at the farmer's market and wanted a recipe worthy of the steaks. I salted and peppered the steaks before dredging them in flour and for the gravy, I used 2 cups chicken broth and once thickened, added 1/3 cup of half and half that I had on hand. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I used about 1/3 tsp of dried thyme....

Reviewed Cherry Vodka Limeade

Dec 28, 2010 in on Food.com

Awesome! I doubled the drink, but should've left the lime at 1oz - it's very tart! Wonderful drink - definitel..."

Reviewed Pasta Ponza

Dec 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tart and lacked flavor. I really wanted to like this, even though I saw a few reviews mentioning it was bland. So I added 2 cloves of chopped garlic and a 1/2 tsp of red chili pepper flakes and was a bit generous with the salt and pepper before baking the tomato mix. I cooked it longer than called for to crisp up the bread crumbs, but once you...

Reviewed Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Definitely the hit of the party. I used the indoor smoker and after an hour on low, I turned up the heat to medium for 12 minutes to smoke up the chips in the pan that were still light colored. After that, I ended up cooking this in the oven for about 5 hours, on 250 and turning down to 200 for the last hour. It couldn't have come...

Reviewed Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Definitely the hit of the party. I used the indoor smoker and after an hour on low, I turned up the heat to medium for 12 minutes to smoke up the chips in the pan that were still light colored. After that, I ended up cooking this in the oven for about 5 hours, on 250 and turning down to 200 for the last hour. It couldn't have come...

Reviewed Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Definitely the hit of the party. I used the indoor smoker and after an hour on low, I turned up the heat to medium for 12 minutes to smoke up the chips in the pan that were still light colored. After that, I ended up cooking this in the oven for about 5 hours, on 250 and turning down to 200 for the last hour. It couldn't have come...

Reviewed Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Dec 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was AWESOME! Definitely the hit of the party. I used the indoor smoker and after an hour on low, I turned up the heat to medium to smoke up the chips in the pan that were still light colored. After that, I ended up cooking this in the oven for about 5 hours, on 250 and turning down to 200 for the last hour. It couldn't have come out more perfect....

Reviewed Beef Tamales

Dec 3, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic! I used pork shoulder and my own homemade enchilada sauce in place of Tyler's (pepper sauce blend. This was delicious. I can't believe how good they came out. Just a tip, if you run out of your broth, chicken broth works great to keep your masa moist as you're assembling your tamales. When I steamed, I threw a few beef bouillon cubes in...

Reviewed 40 Cloves and a Chicken

Nov 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So good! I can't believe how the garlic mellowed out! I used chicken thighs in this recipe and since I couldn't find fresh thyme, I used a little under 2 tsp of dried thyme leaves. Before putting it in the oven, I cut back on the oil and added chicken broth and about a cup of white wine, then brought it to a boil. It cooked off the alcohol and added...

Reviewed 40 Cloves and a Chicken

Nov 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So good! I can't believe how the garlic mellowed out! I used chicken thighs in this recipe and since I couldn't find fresh thyme, I used a little under 2 tsp of dried thyme leaves. Before putting it in the oven, I cut back on the oil and added chicken broth and about a cup of white wine, then brought it to a boil. It cooked off the alcohol and added...

Reviewed Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelette with Green Onions

Nov 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I made this with a little less cream cheese than called for, (personal preference) and it came out amazing! The eggs did get a bit of color on the bottom, but the inside was fluffy and light. I can't wait to make this again! Oh yeah, did I mention I reeeeally don't like omelettes? This recipe has converted me. Don't forget the pepper and green onion,...

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