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Reviewed sangria

1 day ago on FoodNetwork.com

This is the best sangria ever. We have made it 10+ times. We usually make six times the recipe for a big party and it's always a hit. We skip the sparkling water, and we use Riunite for the red wine. I have tried several other sangria recipes and this one tops them all. Thanks Emeril!

Reviewed coconut water smoothie with mango, banana and strawberries

Jul 15, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I love using coconut water in my smoothies, to make them dairy free. I skip the yogurt when I want them to be vegan. I haven't tried freezing the coconut water into cubes. Interesting idea.

Reviewed papaya smoothies

May 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I also added mango, OJ, and some non-dairy milk for my liquids. Yummy, tasted very tropical.

Reviewed french dipped sandwiches

Apr 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

It was okay. It tasted like it should be part of a fall meal with pumpkin pie on the side. My husband said it was sweet even though there was no sugar in it, just the seasonings were reminiscent of fall desserts. I won't be making again. Thanks though. It was the first pot roast I ever cooked. I made it in the slow cooker rather than bake it.

Reviewed orange banana smoothie

Apr 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent smoothie. I buy fresh squeezed OJ from my grocery store when available. Otherwise I just use regular OJ. The squeeze of lime adds another yummy level of flavor. Peel your old browning bananas and pop them in the freezer and your drink will already be cold and ready to serve.
I love smoothies-I wouldn't get my servings of fruit without...

Reviewed hearty italian chicken and vegetable soup

Apr 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. I cooked the pasta on the side and added it to individual servings. I used less broth and no water.

Reviewed bacon-apple-jalapeno pop 'ems

Apr 22, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. Made exactly as printed.

Reviewed creamy dijon leeks

Apr 21, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Good recipe, I also added broccoli to the leeks. I didn't have a shallot on hand so I used a small garlic clove and about 2 TB yellow onion chopped fine. And I didn't have fresh parsley, so I used dried.

Reviewed Margarita

Aug 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Sure enough, it was a little too limey for me. The first sip was good, but after that it was just so so."

Reviewed Mediterranean Quiche

Aug 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was good. My hubby loved it. You can add more veggies so as to reduce the half and half amount if you're trying to cut calories. I added more mushrooms and a bit of ham."

Reviewed Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Jul 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent recipe. We cooked ours on the grill and did not bother with a garnish."

Reviewed Grilled Corn "Salsa" with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe. I had frozen corn on hand that I just sauteed on the stove. I didn't have cotija or queso fresco but I did have feta which is an excellent substitution. I also used the sour cream. I'm going to make it again this weekend grilling the corn. This tastes excellent. I am surprised more people haven't tried it."

Reviewed Frozen Mango Margarita

Jul 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my favorite margarita and the only one I make at home. It is delicious and healthy!"

Reviewed Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Jun 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was pretty good. I didn't care for the cardamom flavor.
You can buy this spice in the bulk section of your grocery store so you won't have to buy a whole bottle of cardamom when you try the recipe.
I prefer Anne Burrell's oatmeal cookies."

Reviewed Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Mar 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This did not have enough flavor for me."

Reviewed Grilled Chicken With Roasted Kale

Mar 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I only made the kale salad since everyone was raving over it. I didn't particularly care for it but my husband loved it! Go figure."

Reviewed Berry-Guava Lemonade

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this in a big batch for my Oscar party as a non-alcoholic alternative and everyone who tried it loved it. If you love guava juice, you will love this drink."

Reviewed Poinsettia Cocktail

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this in big batches for my Oscar party last night. The recipe as written is too strong. We added more cranberry juice.
As a side note, I made this for myself a few weeks ago using pomegranate juice instead of cranberry. It was delicious!!!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Roast Turkey Panini with, Pesto, Roasted Red Peppers and Fontina

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I served this at my Oscar party and it was A HIT!! All 20 guests raved over it. How nice for something so simple."

Reviewed Ham, Gruyere and Apple Panini

Feb 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Not worth the effort."

Reviewed Tomatillo Cheddar Cornbread

Feb 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy recipe. I doubled the salsa and added a handful of frozen corn to make it pretty. Very good."

Reviewed White Chili

Jan 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. Leftovers are even better. I garnish mine with cilantro, lemon juice and sour cream. Served with cornbread. I was a little skeptical about trying the hominy but it went well with the other flavors."

Reviewed Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella on Ciabatta with Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Mayonnaise, Fresh Basil and Arugula

Nov 7, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe. I did not turn on the grill outside, but just used our gas range instead. I too reduced the amount of mozzarella and garlic. This was really delicious and relatively easy. I salted and let my eggplant "sweat" while preparing everything else, which I later wiped off with a paper towel and then sauteed."

Reviewed Mexican Ricotta Spread with Grilled Tostadas

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

I added garlic too, but I still did not care for this. I threw it away."

Reviewed Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese

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

Good. Fast recipe. If red onion is too strong for you, you can soak it in some water while you're preparing the other ingredients, then add it (drained at the end."

Reviewed Aaron Sanchez's Mexican Brownies

May 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy brownie recipe. I use regular cinnamon and cayenne pepper. These are a MUST with vanilla ice cream."

Reviewed Almost-Famous Maple-Butter Blondies

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

The cake itself is not very sweet, so you have to serve it with ice cream. The caramel sauce is good. I will not make this again. It was just So-so. My guests liked it, but maybe they were just being polite.""

Reviewed Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

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

Excellent. I substituted red wine vinegar because that's what I had on hand. I did char the corn on the stove for a few minutes. Then it was easier to cut off the kernels.""

Reviewed Creamy Scallion Dip

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

I love this recipe because it makes dip in a flash. I always add more of the spices and some salt. Lots of times, I'll use chipotle chili powder although regular is just fine. I also prefer more lime juice. It's a good base to start off with though.""

Reviewed Shrimp and Pasta in a Tomato-Chile Cream Sauce

Jul 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Emeril, you are amazing. You have NEVER disappointed me. Definitely invite some friends over because this makes a lot of food. But it is delicious. I finally put together the Essence and it is a great seasoning. Thanks Emeril!"

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