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Reviewed The Ultimate Beef Stew

Nov 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Update.....I've started making this with no wine at all. I've got some friends who are recovering alcoholics, so I had to make the adjustment. The flavor obviously is a bit different, but it's still the best beef stew ever by far.

I made this recipe for the first time a couple of years ago. WOW! It was awesome! Normally, I don't...

Reviewed Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake

Aug 3, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I must say that, so far, this recipe is a bust. First of all, the recipe is different from the video and the show. For the batter, it calls for 1 cup of sugar in the show and 1 cup of brown sugar in the recipe. The cookie crumb crust is 2 cups in the show and 1 1/2 cup in the recipe. The show calls for 1 habanero, the recipe calls for 1/2.

I...

Reviewed Patriotic Berry Trifle

Jul 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was awesome! I made it twice this weekend for 2 different picnics and everyone loved it. I have often made the whipped cream with marscapone cheese instead of cream cheese, but I found that we all liked the cream cheese much better. This is such a wonderful, basic recipe that I can see changing it up a bit for what ever fruits are in season. "

Reviewed Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Goat Cheese Involtini

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

These tasted great! My only problem was keeping them together, but that was easily fixed with some toothpicks. I also left the cheese out so it would be nice and soft to work with. When they were finished I refridgerated them so they would set. I also had a hard time peeling the peppers, but that was my fault. I didn't blacken the peppers enough. "

Reviewed Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

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

I made this last night for a dinner party. It was amazing. We had a large group, so I had to triple it. I was a bit concerned with some of the reviews stating that the honey overpowered it and not to make it if you don't love honey. That is completely wrong. You can't taste the honey at all. Just a lightly sweet creamy custard.

One...

Reviewed Chicken Tetrazzini

Jun 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Another wonderful recipe from Giada. I made 2 huge trays of this for the first time for a church function. I had to triple the recipe. It was a huge hit. Again I'm a rock star. Maybe one day I will tell my "secret" to the group.

I'm not sure what people are talking about when they say no flavor, too dry, or too hard/time consuming...

Reviewed Quick Quiche

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

I've been making this quiche recipe for several years now. I just use the basic recipe then change up the fillings as the mood strikes. It always turns out awesome. One word of warning though. I used super fresh (that morning fresh) farm eggs. The quiche rose so high that it blew off the outter crust. LOL Tasted awesome though."

Reviewed Wild Rice with Cherries

Nov 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe with the pork, but instead of wild rice I used couscous. I added the dried cherries to the stock and brought it to a boil. Then added in the couscous and removed from the heat. After about 5 minutes I tossed with the nuts and parsley. It was perfect and super fast.""

Reviewed Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Nov 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ina's recipes are usually perfect, but this one needed some help and almost caused me to run to the store to buy a cake.

I don't know if the problem was the dry weather in Colorado or what, but when the batter was mixed with the carrots, raisins, pineapple and nuts, it was so dry that I couldn't have formed a cookie with it, let...

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

Oct 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

UPDATE: After seeing Tyler's alternate recipe I decided to do a bit of combining. I used corn tortillas instead of the flour and I add the roasted poblano peppers to the filling. OVER THE TOP! I still use the rotisseri chicken as they are easier and more flavorful.

Just made these last night for the first time. WOW! They are amazing....

Reviewed Eggplant Parmesan

Oct 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely LOVE this recipe. I've made it several times and always get rave reviews. The sauce is especially great. I now make a double batch of sauce every time and use it for other dishes. Another thing I've done for an appatizer is to cut small eggplants very thin, then bread and fry them and serve them with the sauce. Yum!

Oh,...

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

Sep 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just made these last night for the first time. WOW! They are amazing. The absolute best chicken enchiladas I have ever had. Didn't change a thing with the recipe and they were perfect.

PS - The recipe says to serve with sour cream, but there is no sour cream actually in the enchiladas. I forgot to do that and they were still pe...

Reviewed Slow Berry Cobbler

Aug 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW! This was awesome!!!!!! My 5 year old daughter wanted to make a desser for dinner. I searched for something easy that she could make. This was perfect. No chopping or hot pans and simple instructions. To have the dessert turn out so amazingly good was great. Thank you, Paula Deen. You rock!""

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

Aug 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the first time I've seen this recipe and I missed part of the show. I have one question...Chicken stock? Wouldn't it be better with beef stock or would that make it too heavy?""

Reviewed Lobster Corn Creme Brulee

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

@myklnick67....This recipe and all of her recipes do have 5 ingredients. Salt and pepper are "free ingredients" as she always states in every show.

This looks great. I can't wait to try it.""

Reviewed Spicy Blueberry Pork Tenderloin

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

I made this first for my family, then I made it last night for some friends. Now I'm a rock star. This is really a super simple, wonderfully flavorful recipe. It is definately going to be a go to for us. I also "kind of" made the rice recipe with it. I used all the flavors, but made it with couscous. It was fast and wonderful."

Reviewed Spicy Blueberry Pork Tenderloin

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

I made this first for my family, then I made it last night for some friends. Now I'm a rock star. This is really a super simple, wonderfully flavorful recipe. It is definately going to be a go to for us. I also "kind of" made the rice recipe with it. I used all the flavors, but made it with couscous. It was fast and wonderful."

Reviewed Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

Jul 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I can't wait to try this! My dad makes a great homemade ceaser salad, but it's really complicated. This one looks so easy and yummy! Especially with the blue cheese.

I love you Alex! My husband and I call you the "Food Porn" lady, because you have a wonderful way of making everything sound so decadent."

Reviewed Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

Jul 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I can't wait to try this! My dad makes a great homemade ceaser salad, but it's really complicated. This one looks so easy and yummy! Especially with the blue cheese.

I love you Alex! My husband and I call you the "Food Porn" lady, because you have a wonderful way of making everything sound so decadent."

Reviewed Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Jun 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love this salad. We have made a similar one all the time only using red wine vinegar instead of lemon. I like the lemon idea and will go with that from now on. Thanks!"

Reviewed The Once and Future Beans

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

These beans are absolutely the best ever. I normally am not a fan of baked beans but these are awesome! The only change I make is that I cook them in my slow cooker because I don't have a dutch oven or any pot that will go in the oven that large. I start them the night before we are going to eat and by the next day they are the bomb!"

Reviewed John's Busters and Grits

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

I just saw this today. It looks great, except I live in Colorado where there are NO soft shell crabs. Any ideas for a good substitute?"

Reviewed Polenta ai Funghi Porcini

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

I'm giving it 5 stars because it looks AWESOME!!! I fully plan on making it ASAP."

Reviewed Polenta ai Funghi Porcini

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

I'm giving it 5 stars because it looks AWESOME!!! I fully plan on making it ASAP."

Reviewed Middle Eastern Fire-Roasted Eggplant Dip: Babaganoush

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

Oh, for goodness sakes people. Don't give a recipe a bad rating unless you actually have something to say about it.

Thank you, Aarti, for doing the recipe. I have always wanted to try to make Babaganoush.

Reviewed Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Dec 20, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've been making this recipe for a couple of years now. It is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. There are a couple of little tweeks I make. First, after it has baked, I stir it up well to mix in the pepper jack cheese. Also, I serve it with thinly sliced baguettes that I have toasted and rubbed with a fresh garlic clove.

Reviewed Eggplant Parmesan

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is a wonderful recipe. It does take some time, but the steps are easily broken up, so I'm not in the kitchen all day long. I do the sauce one day, the breadcrumbs another time. That just leaves frying up the eggplant and assembling. The sauce is absolutely wonderful and has now become my favorite go to sauce for just about everything. I do agree...

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