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Replied to braised chicken thighs with 40 cloves of garlic

Jul 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Make sure you're clicking on the red "print it" icon on the web page, then, when a new window opens, again use the red "print it" icon instead of using "command P". Also I needed to click on "use system dialogue" box. I hope this helps.

Replied to Braised Chicken Thighs with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network

Jul 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Buy already peeled garlic instead. Problem solved.

Replied to Braised Chicken Thighs with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network

Jul 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Buy already peeled garlic instead. Problem solved.

Reviewed german potato salad

Feb 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a good, solid, warm potato salad recipe. Feel free to mix it up by adding different veggies, different onions and even some spicy peppers.

Reviewed german potato salad

Feb 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This is a good, solid, warm potato salad recipe. Feel free to mix it up by adding different veggies, different onions and even some spicy peppers.

Reviewed German Potato Salad Recipe : Review : Anne Burrell : Recipes : Food Network

Jan 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

This salad is OK but nothing special. I made it mostly as directed. Changes were 1) draining all but 2 T of the bacon fat 2) crumbled the bacon and add 1/2 to salad, then the rest as garnish 3) then added chopped red bell pepper. I felt it need something more, maybe some dijon or raw onions?


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Reviewed Gina's Sweet Potato Salad

Dec 11, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

It was an interesting potato salad. I was looking for something quick to go with TDay leftover turkey sandwiches. I used red onion instead of Vidalia and added some cayenne because it was a little bland. Fresh parsley also livened it up a bit.

Replied to Company Pot Roast

Oct 14, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

If you read the recipe carefully or watched the episode, the sauce isn't meant to be served on mashed potatoes. The accompanying potatoes are bakes and served with a sourcream/yogurt/chive topping.

Reviewed Tabbouleh

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really tasty! And, as others have said, use KOSHER salt, not table salt. If you use table salt, use only 1/3 the kosher salt called for. It's amazing with Israeli couscous and I added some feta too. Fresh lemon juice is a must."

Reviewed Cornmeal-Fried Onion Rings

Aug 12, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very fresh and light! These are definitely NOT your fast food onion rings where the breading falls off leaving a limp piece of onion behind. This very light coating sticks to the onion and they hold in the oven (as instructed) really well.

I followed the recipe except for the addition of 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper to the flour....

Reviewed Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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

This is an elegant dish. Just add a salad, bruschetta, and a great wine to entertain in style. The most ardent meat lovers won't realize they just had a vegetarian dish! For variety this is great with grilled chicken breast, grilled salmon, or a gourmet precooked sausage such as Cantella's.

I cut back on the amount of oil, using...

Reviewed Greek Caponata

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

It's a good recipe, but not special. I would recommend smaller vegetable pieces if using for an appetizer topping (keep the same baking time). I baked 50% longer at the size the recipe calls for. Also use a 15 x 10 sheet pan (with some lip) so you have room to toss ingredients. Very flexible as previous reviewers have mentioned."

Reviewed Three Cheese Hot Artichoke Dip

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Insanely delicious!!! Made just as recipe called for except for probably twice the hot sauce. I serves more like 6-8 because it is so rich."

Reviewed Roasted Eggplant Spread

Jul 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

INSANELY GOOD!!! No one missed the copious amount of fat most dips contain. So satisfying and nutritious! I used one large eggplant (about 8 inches long instead of 2 med.) Served with crudite and pita chips. All ages loved it, wouldn't change a thing."

Reviewed Panzanella

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great recipe, but don't confuse it with her later Greek Panzanella recipe. The Greek version leaves out the basil and capers but adds feta and kalamata olives and a different dressing which my family finds more satisfying."

Reviewed Greek Panzanella

Jul 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is fantastic! (Don't confuse this recipe with 2 of Ina's others: straight panzanella and grilled panzanella). I've made this twice now and people can't get enough of it! This is a fantastic vegetable side that will turn those that say they "eat vegetables" into veggie fans. The recipe is perfect as is. Don't forget the feta & kalamatas becaus"

Reviewed Skordalia (Greek Potato and Garlic Dip

Jun 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family really enjoyed this on Fathers Day, though you definitely have to be a garlic lover. I served it on Belgian endive leaves which cut the sharpness of the garlic. Next time I'd try it with roasted garlic. Thanks to FRESNO, 43 for pointing out the mistake in the recipe. I naturally put the T of salt in the water and used only a pinch with t"

Reviewed Bobby's Margarita

May 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So simple and so good! I didn't realize until making this recipe that you don't need a bunch of sugar, etc to make a margarita! My guests that desired a little sweeter version used a couple drops of blue agave syrup. However, we were just using up something I already had. Agave syrup is as bad as HF corn syrup, so use simple syrup instead."

Reviewed Creamed Spinach

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

Boring! There are much better creamed spinach recipes out there! I added some cayenne & parmesan in an attempt to liven it up, but still a very pedestrian recipe."

Reviewed "Super-Tuscan" White Bean Soup

Oct 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There are a lot of problems with this recipe as published. First, the quick soak of dried beans is not long enough, so the beans never get cooked to the very center. Instead of a quick soak, rinse beans & soak over night in cold water before continuing with recipe. Using dried beans and homemade broth as I did means you need to add more salt. Slow"

Reviewed Sweet Potato and Corn Pudding

Aug 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious, though I have 3 issues with the recipe: MAKE SURE to mix the cornmeal into the veggies well before adding to the egg/milk mixture, cut the salt in half (at least) - I used kosher salt using the given measurements & it was still too salty, and the batter filled the 9x9x2 to the brim so I placed it on a foil covered rimmed cookie sheet. A"

Reviewed Sweet Potato Hash

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

This was really great! A much more nutritious choice over hash brown potatoes. I followed the recipe exactly and it just a very well-balanced dish. I didn't have smoked paprika so I browned the paprika in a small saute pan until darker red/brown. I think raw paprika would've been too strong.""

Reviewed Grandgirl's Fresh Apple Cake from Georgia

Mar 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Crazy Good! It's very rich and I wanted to serve it as a breakfast cake so I made the following alterations: instead of 2 c. white sugar: 1 c white sugar, 1 c brown sugar, instead of 3 c. flour: 2 c all-purpose flour, 1 c oatmeal, no pecans or coconut, zest of one orange instead. I didn't peel the apples and did a regular chop - there were about ...

Reviewed Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches Stuffed with Grape Jelly Ice Cream

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

Great recipe, except they could be a little more peanutty. I used natural pb (just peanuts & salt!) and they were still plenty sweet. Chocolate chips or crunchy pb would be great additions. Definitely the recipe I'll go to until I find one that's more peanutty.""

Reviewed Butternut Squash Soup

Jan 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Soooo very bland! There are a lot better butternut squash soup recipes out there. I just knew the simplicity of this was too good to be true. If you don't do a lot of cooking, I'm sure this is a good recipe. For experienced cooks this just doesn't cut it in complexity of flavor, etc. Very nutritious so if you're a family of soup lovers without a ...

Reviewed Smashed Potato Gratin

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

@lebrousseau - Don't freeze potatoes! You'll be disappointed when you defrost. All you'll have is mush. This is a great recipe! Can't wait to serve it to a new crowd!""

Reviewed Ribollita

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

This is an ok ribollita recipe. Using kale instead of spinach takes away that strong "spinachy" taste. Another ribollita recipe from Foodnetwork that is absolutely to die for is Ina Garten's ribollita. ""

Reviewed Breakfast Bread Pudding

Dec 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious, but I think the rack was too high in the oven so the top got too crisp. I used dried cranberries plumped in OJ which was delicious. Next time I will cut or tear the bread into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes as another reviewer suggested. This is a recipe that you can really make your own through improvisation.

This barely...

Reviewed Ribollita

Dec 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This soup is absolutely addictive! My son and I found ourselves craving the soup and, needless to say, the leftovers disappeared quickly. Homemade stock & cooking your own beans are key to this recipe. We will be serving this amazing soup for our Christmas Eve open house!""

Reviewed Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Dec 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The BEST apple pie I've every tasted. Using chunks instead of sliced apples is so much better! I was worried about the citrus because of previous comments so I used only the orange zest, 1/2 the lemon juice, and everything else as indicated. That turned out to be a good level of citrus. I think some of the criticism of the citrus is that people m...

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