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Reviewed Good Eats Roast Turkey

Nov 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

There's a reason why this recipe has 5 stars with 4,156 reviews. I usually cook turkeys differently but this year I decided to brine this time. And of course, I had to go with Alton Brown's recipe. I actually didn't allspice so I substituted with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. I also didn't have rosemary and sage so I used thyme and bay leaves. The "

Reviewed Yucatan Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Red Chile BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw

May 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

FOR SLAW ONLY!!!!

I love this recipe for red cabbage. It works well with any meal!"

Reviewed Spring Green Risotto

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

VERY time consuming but it's definitely worth it! She said making risotto is therapeutic and man it is! The husband thought I was taking forever, but when I was done he wanted seconds! Thanks Ina for an amazing recipe!

On a side note: These are not ingredients I have on hand like she said in the episode. I had to buy literally everything....

Reviewed BBQ Mini-Meatballs

Mar 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a winner! I don't eat pork so I substituted with ground turkey. I didn't have evaporated milk so I used 1% organic milk. It did make it a little bit more liquidy, but I'm sure if I used the evaporated milk it would have been more sticky to make balls better. But the taste is for real awesome! Great recipe!"

Reviewed Uncle Bob's Fresh Apple Cake

Oct 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Yummy!!! Had gone apple picking, so I used those apples instead of Granny Smith. I left the skin on. The actual batter was a little bit too dry so added a touch of milk and one more egg. I also used whole wheat flour. Skipped the glaze (we don't need the extra sugar!) It was a great hit. The mister asked me to make it again! That's a first!

Reviewed Corn and Carrot Salad with Golden Raisins

Oct 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Very nice! I did it without corn, but with cucumbers and bell peppers and it was delicious! Also, I used the reduced fat mayo from Trader Joe's. Definitely a must try for carrot lovers!

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