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Carol Stream, Illinois

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Reviewed chocolate souffle

Sep 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic and fairly easy with a little know how. I halved it and made 8. Next time I'm going to use high quality chips, as the bars were much more expensive.

Reviewed Chocolate Fudge

Feb 13, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe. Used the book version which included a weight for the sugar (22 oz) and suggested putting the pot in a room temp water bath to cool the mix down quicker creating a better texture."

Reviewed Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great dip, although I did use Alton Brown's Onion Dip base for this as I have used it before and knew it was good, hence the 4 stars. People loved this dip, but I will say the garlic adds a good amount of heat. I may hold back about 1/2 a bulb next time."

Reviewed Red Chile Short Rib Tacos

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were fantastic. I made them once, and they were so good I made them for the Superbowl. The only thing I added was after shredding the meat, I put it in a hot skillet to get some great crispy bits in there before adding the gravy. I have not attempted any of the suggested sides."

Reviewed Fresh Broccoli Salad

Jul 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very quick (disregarding the hold period), no cooking, and delicious. This will be a standard, especially in the summer. "

Reviewed Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops

Jul 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great glaze, but I made mine with one modifications. Instead of using the prunes I chose to sub in dried cherries. It was so good a week later I doubled this recipe, preserved it, and have been giving out what I'm not hoarding for myself."

Reviewed Eggs Benedict

Jul 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Everything was fantastic. Next time I will be using the timing tricks as things came down to the wire, but then again that could be because I never poached an egg before this. I will be making this again."

Reviewed Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Jul 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are amazing. I had trouble with ta he temp control, so I will be buying the thermometer AB recommended so I can constantly make these."

Reviewed Lemon Spaghetti

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great simple recipe. No heavy sauce coating everything. This was light and bright. We used Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti, which I probably won't use next time. The texture and stronger flavor took over more than I would have liked, but it was still great. Looking forward to trying this with Angel Hair."

Reviewed Fish Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple and flavorful. They take a little time, but I was able to make these on a Monday night without being rushed. Great flavor and crisp. I feel better eating these than the packaged ones. Well worth your time."

Reviewed Fish Taco

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was my first time cooking fish, because honestly I was scared I'd over or under doi it. This was amazing. A great way to prep the fish especially if you're nervous. Knowing the "pan" will be a consistent temperature helped. The recipe itself was great, althought I used parsley since I think Cilantro is evil."

Reviewed Bobby's Baked Tilapia

Apr 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy, Quick and Bright. I made this on a Monday night in spring with Alton Brown's Steamed Asparagus and it was fantastic. Everyone liked this one."

Reviewed Crepes

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

I made the sweet crepe recipe and with amaretto and they are great. I'm using them as a bowl (similar to the Crepe Quiche Loraine) for a blintz type item. I'm pretty psyched.""

Reviewed Savory Polenta

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

Fantastic! This was the first time I had Polenta and I will have it any chance I get from now on. All I had on hand was an aged white cheddar, which was phenomenal, but I'm looking forward to trying this with Parm. Thanks AB.""

Favorited Pulled Chicken with Bourbon BBQ

Sep 27, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Gina's BBQ Brie with Raspberries

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

Fantastic, easy, and a sophisticated yet casual appetizer for a BBQ. My girlfriend made this before we broke out a salad, potatoes, ribs, corn, and pie. The brie was the hit of the night."

Reviewed Ab's B and B's

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

Fantastic on their own, but somehow unbelievable on a brat. Make these, make some brats, and love this summer."

Reviewed Lemon-Butter Green Beans with Pine nuts

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

Great green beans. A little too sour but that can easily be adjusted for next time, and there will be a next time."

Reviewed Crispy Noodle Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

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

Fantastic salad. Easy and flavorful. The variety of veggies keeps it interesting, the unique vinaigrette adds to this, and the the colors make this seem like a professional salad. If you want to impress a crowd, pull this one out the next time people are over."

Reviewed Sour Cream Cheesecake

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

Great cheesecake, and fantastic instruction. Although I was able to screw it up a bit still, but not too bad. First off, for easy depanning make sure you butter the inside of the parchment paper too. Also I used a cherry vanilla cream cheese from a local bagel shop thinking it would be a great flavor, but the processing that went into flavoring...

Reviewed Pork Wellington

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

Fantastic. I can use adjectives all day, but the best review I can give is my brother who put himself on an idiotic diet (not that diets are idiotic, but the way he's doing it and the little amount that he is eating is) kept going back for more. Anything that get's that boy to eat a regular person size portion (and we already are larger than regular...

Reviewed Overnight Oatmeal

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

This is great. I make a double batch of this every week or two and have it for breakfast daily. I've only ever had a problem "burning" the oats in the corner of the pot, which I don't see as that big of a deal. I found dried strawberries, tried them in this recipe, and have yet to try another fruit. ONE TIP: add the fruit to the hot oats at the...

Reviewed Super Sloppy Joes

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

Great. I made the mistake of using 80-20 meat, which I thought would keep the meat moist and flavorful. Instead it ended up making the Joe's too greasy and left a thick mouth feel. Will make again, but as directed this time.

Reviewed Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub

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

Fantastic. I never had turkey this moist or well seasoned. I may have cheated a bit as I brined the breast overnight using the Good Eats Roast Turkey brine recipe. I highly recommend this recipe.

Reviewed Amaretto Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

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

Great recipe, but a word of warning. Make sure you use a 9"x9" pan. Using an 8"x8" will cause the cooking time to dramatically increase, and most likely the doneness will vary throughout the treat.

Reviewed Basic Waffle

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

Very good recipe. Everyone who's had these loves them, and they were even requested by my girlfriend at the end of a long week. I feel like they can be a bit tough, but that may be due to me over stirring the batter. Also I don't have a great iron so maybe I need to step it up if I want to make these even better.

Reviewed Rosemary Potato Frittata

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

Very good. I left out the onions because I didn't have any on hand, but it was still very tasty. I would recommend chopping the rosemary a bit, but that may just be a personal preference.

Reviewed Crispy and Creamy New Potato Pie

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

Great recipe. Yes, you need to heat the pan before adding the oil and potatoes. I am not a horseradish fan, so I decided to replace it with an equal amount of good, whole grain mustard. It was very good, and the mustard did not overwhelm the rest of the dish while not being non-existent either.

Reviewed Steak au Poivre

Oct 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is probably the single best thing I have ever cooked. I followed the instructions almost exactly (I forgot to put the crushed peppercorns on at first but it seemed to work ok applying them post sear.) Everyone loved this dish.

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