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Reviewed Stracotto (Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms

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

made this for Father's Day and it was a big hit. I used baby portabello mushrooms and added a little tomato paste to help in tenderizing the beef. Served with colcannon potatoes. Yum."

Reviewed White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

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

Really liked this dip and will make it again with just a little less garlic. I did add some Siriacha sauce which gave it a nice kick. Big hit with the crowd I served."

Reviewed Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

May 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made this recipe and it was perfect! Reading through some of the reviews for where people had a problem with the recipe and without meaning insult, did you use butter at room temperature and did you use confectioners sugar? I can't see that your frosting would be gritty unless you used regular sugar. I did whip the butter with a table spoo"

Reviewed Key Lime Pie

Jan 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I cheated and used a store bought crust. I agree with other reviewers that the pie needs to bake longer for 25 minutes. The pie was good, but didn't care for the sour cream topping as it was soupy. Next time I plan to use a heavy cream instead of the sour cream."

Reviewed Braised Short Ribs

Jan 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this last night. Everyone had seconds. I mostly followed the recipe. I substituted chicken stock for the water. I used 3 cups of red wine. Very, very tasty."

Reviewed Cheesy Squash Casserole

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

I mixed up the summer squash with some zucchini. Everyone had seconds. Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Crab Stuffed Flounder

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

I made this last evening to rave reviews and not a morsel left on the plate. I added some crushed red pepper seeds to the stuffing because we like a little heat. Can't wait to make this again. "

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