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Reviewed Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

Oct 4, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Really easy to make, and super fast. I used a pastry blender instead of my fingers because I don't like goopy hands. Worked out just fine. I ate this on top of Nadia G's curried chicken pot pie and the combination was absolutely divine!""

Reviewed Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Oct 4, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I loved the flavor of this! Normally, when I see the word "curry", I think of Indian flavors, but this was much more of a Jamaican/Caribbean taste to me. The raisins get so plump from being in the sauce for so long. Everything just comes together so well. I used Aida's flaky pie crust recipe for this and it was sooooooo good!""

Reviewed Deviled Chicken Thighs

Aug 14, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Very tasty with just the right amount of heat. I used an italian-style bread crumb which really bumped up the flavor for me.""

Reviewed Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Aug 14, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

The chicken is super soft and flavorful. I return to this dish at least 3 times a month because it is simple and delicious. I serve it with Ellie's black eyed pea and spinach salad.""

Reviewed Lentil Vegetable Soup

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

I added red wine and red wine vinegar and it was awesome. Very filling and robust.

Reviewed Pesto Pea Salad

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

Soooooooo good and an unexpected flavor explosion!

Reviewed Palmiers

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

Very easy and highly addictive!

Reviewed Mac and Cheese

Dec 8, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Well, I hate to use substitutions the first time I make a recipe, but I was really hungry today! I followed the recipe, but used Parmesan instead of gruyere, and used a lot less of it (only used 1/2 cup). Also, I used panko instead of white bread. No nutmeg, so I used one of the reviewer's suggestions and used tobasco. My oh my! It was yummy!...

Reviewed Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The first time I made these, I took them camping and everybody loved them. The next time, I sent them to work with my husband and everybody loved them. Now, I'm baking them just for me!

Reviewed Plain Pound Cake

Dec 6, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is really tasty and much lighter than the typical dense pound cakes that I'm used to. I halved the recipe and baked the full hour just fine. However, how do you get the cake brown all over, not just on top?

Reviewed Gina's Pumpkin Cheesecake

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This was amazing. Having never made a cheesecake before, I was slightly daunted. On Thanksgiving Day, I crossed my fingers when I set it on the table and began to slice. I followed the recipe precisely, but was still afraid it might be oozey and loose. But it wasn't: it was DELICIOUS!!!

Reviewed Lemon Bars

Nov 1, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I baked the crust the allotted time, and it was fine, but when I put the filling on and baked it, it turned to mush. Also, the curd didn't set completely. I had the same problem with her lemon meringue tart. I don't know what happened. My mom makes these and they come out perfect, so it must just be me. The taste is fine. I ate it like pudding...

Reviewed Lemon Bars

Nov 1, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I baked the crust the allotted time, and it was fine, but when I put the filling on and baked it, it turned to mush. Also, the curd didn't set completely. I had the same problem with her lemon meringue tart. I don't know what happened. My mom makes these and they come out perfect, so it must just be me. The taste is fine. I ate it like pudding...

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Oct 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

It was absolutely delicious, but too many seeds. I had to pass it through a sieve. But very full and beautiful flavors.

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Oct 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I make this at least once a week because it's so easy! I pop it in the oven and go to the gym with my husband. By the time we get back it's ready! And SOOOOOOOO delicious. :)

Reviewed Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I was fearful they would be dry, but they were incredibly moist! I will never buy store bought again.

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