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Reviewed Macaroni and Cheese

Nov 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made this and it's awesome. It's exactly what it is supposed to be: a CLASSIC macaroni and cheese.
If you're looking for mac & cheese with tomatoes or canned soups, go elsewhere.
Be sure you use the eggs (two, don't know why this recipe states 1), they aren't for thickening the sauce, per say (it should already be somewhat...

Reviewed Eggs in Purgatory

Nov 24, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

great! and easy, a plus in my book.
I like to make the potato cakes a little smaller so they're more crispy, but that's a personal preference. I also added more parmesan ;
This uses leftover mashed potatoes, so if they're "bland," that's not Giada's fault. lol
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Reviewed Corn and Cheese Chowder

Nov 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Sitting here unable to finish a second bowl of it. Because I'm stuffed. It's SO GOOD! wow..
Definitely make sure not to overcook your veggies before adding the liquids, so the veggies stay tender-crisp and don't get mushy. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved into a couple tablespoons of milk to add to the simmering soup because,...

Reviewed Salmon with Coconut Sauce

Jul 9, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

very good, but I think it should be corrected that she made it VERY clear during the show that she used only the coconut CREAM at the top of the can when you first open it (don't shake it!). She was very, very adamant about using the CREAM.

the leftover coconut milk is really yummy in smoothies :)"

Reviewed Barbeque Chicken with Grilled Squash

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fantastic!
I let the rub sit on the chicken for about half an hour while I putzed around the kitchen getting things together, and then sprayed a cast iron stove top grill top and bbq'd the chicken indoors. I was worried the sauce part tasted rather vinegar-y, but went with it, and I'm so glad I did. After cooking, it's not vinegary at all....

Reviewed Grilled Bananas Foster

May 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

it was great even though I didn't get the sauce right, but that's my fault. I'm a good cook, but I've been having a huge problem making caramels lately. ugh..

but it was still awesome served with homemade whipped cream.

ps..the reviewer who gave only one star because of the banana peel comment, the bananas are...

Reviewed Bal's Lentil Cookies

May 18, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

these were SO good! I like that the batter was forgiving in that I could add things.
I also added a pinch of kosher salt, a little more vanilla, some cinnamon-but not too much. I didn't want it to taste like an oatmeal cookie. I had whole almonds on hand, instead of slivers, so I toasted them stove top first, then chopped them up, chopped...

Reviewed Classic Onion Rings

May 18, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

these are absolutely PHENOMENAL! and so easy!
I made my batter just a pinch thicker than Chuck's, and no cayenne, but the rest the same, and they're SO good!
Restaurant quality, light, flaky, the onion is tender and almost gone, but lightly sweet and SO tasty. I've never made a review like this lol
I'm so happy to have...

Reviewed Coffee Cake

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

It's in my oven now! I'm giving this 5 stars already because I had to scold myself to stop licking the spatula and get it into the oven! VERY good and so much potential. I bet it'd be good with dried fruit in the middle or nuts, etc. I did double the cinnamon mixture, just because I like it. :)

The only way this can come out not-so-good,...

Saved Recipe Teriyaki Pork Kabobs by Bake Em N Take Em

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