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Reviewed Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sep 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I read all the other reviews and went - OK. Sounds good, but I'll bet this is really just so-so, as the ingredients list is not real exciting. But.... and that's a BIG but.... This is truly a knock-your-socks off recipe! Totally easy, totally scrumptious! I doubled everything (except the salt), as I had a 6 pound pork loin roast, but otherwis"

Reviewed Szechuan Noodles

Jul 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is exactly the same as Ina's Szechuan Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli - minus the chicken. Good either way, but better WITH the chicken for a one dish meal. Yum!!"

Reviewed Szechuan Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This really knocked my socks off! Truly dee-lish! I followed the recipe as written and thought it was perfect. The heat was just right. Make enough to feed an army! Looking forward to lunch leftovers tomorrow. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Parma-Style Carrot Cake

Jan 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this cake to take to a gathering/dinner party, and every piece was gobbled up! Truly a fantastic cake. I baked it in a 10-cup swirl Bundt pan, and it turned out beautiful. Do watch the baking time, though. Mine was done at 45 minutes, and to be honest, I thought at the time it was perhaps a bit over done. But when I sliced into it, the"

Reviewed Almost-Famous Peppermint Bark

Jan 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Best quality chocolate is of prime importance in this recipe! It is CHOCOLATE candy, after all! I splurged and used Scharfen Berger semisweet and Valrhona white bars. (chips do not melt well and are difficult to spread) You must melt the chocolate slowly, or it will seize up. Instead of foil, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour "

Reviewed Spinach-Feta Rice Pilaf, Sliced Steak with Oregano Sauce, and Broiled Tomatoes with Parsley

Jan 4, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My whole family said this was really delicious. And that's a hard consensus to get! Totally yummy meal in every respect. The rice is unique and packed with flavor. The steak is basic, but the oregano sauce just kills! I was licking my plate! And the tomatoes are a nice complement to the other flavors on the plate. I changed only one thing...

Reviewed Hazelnut Crunch: Noci Croccante

Dec 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I just finished up a batch of this to take to a family Christmas gathering. And I am already thinking I need to make more! Yummy! And easy to prepare. It took only about 13-15 minutes for the temperature to reach 260 - so watch the thermometer closely! Stoves can definitely vary. I used cashews, as I could not find hazelnuts, and I like them...

Reviewed Rosemary Polenta

Aug 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I thought this was a delicious polenta! Those who had trouble with it setting up didn't cook it long enough. I followed the recipe as directed, including the 2 cups of milk plus the 2 cups of half and half, and the 3 cups of stock. No problems. I needed to rush my cooling, so I put the pan in the freezer. That worked well - just need to keep...

Reviewed Chicken with Morels

Aug 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This dish is a heart stopper - in more ways than one! Yes, it's full of artery clogging fat, but OMG, it is DELICIOUS! I think occasional indulgence is OK, and this dish will stay on my list of go-to recipes for special occasions. Truly delicious! I may try it out with Porcini mushrooms, as they are a bit more affordable.""

Reviewed Grilled Veal Chops with Raw Sauce

Jun 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Yeah the Raw Sauce is the best thing about this dish. I broiled some boneless chicken breasts seasoned with a simple chili spiced rub, and served the 'sauce' alongside as a salad. Delicious! I saved the dregs from the salad bowl last night, and will add some more fresh spinach today for lunch. I could see adding some crumbled feta cheese to th"

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