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Reviewed Bibimbap

May 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I wish that there was a photo to accompany the recipe. This is my favorite Korean restaurant dish and I have had several versions. This is closest to my favorite however, I made a few substitutions to fit what I have experienced before. Cabbage instead of spinach, shaved beef instead of the thin sliced steak, etc. Over all very good. One warning, "

Reviewed Tangerine Beef with Scallions

Apr 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was just a little too sweet for me."

Reviewed Beef Bourguignon

Apr 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Time consuming but really yummy! I made this for Easter Dinner and used dried bay (worked fine), Yellow Tail Pinot Noir-Shiraz and I made mashed potatoes to put it on top of instead of adding them to the stew. Followed the recipe otherwise. It was a big hit. The time spent marinating really tenderized the beef. I would trim more of the fat next t...

Reviewed Chicken Piccata

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

This is a simple and delicious recipe. I have a tendency to over cook the chicken (my bad). I love chicken piccata in restaurants and was very happy to see it here. I serve it on top of plain angel hair pasta and with a side of steamed asparagus. My young daughter loves it too which is always a bonus. ""

Reviewed Slow Cooked Corned Beef & Cabbage

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

Just like mom used to make.""

Reviewed Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes and Pickled Onions

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

My whole family loved this and it is officially in the main rotation. The only thing we didn't do was the pickled onion, I have had pickled onion before and am not a fan so we left it out. The pork was the BEST. We let it cook for 6 hours. If you wanted you could do it on low all day. We only got a 2.5 lb roast and had LOADS of meat. This would b...

Reviewed Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

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

This dish was very tasty! However, I would not call it "easy" especially since I don't have a wok or the appropriate gas burner to get a wok hot enough. I have a cheap electric stove and one 10" skillet. I did manage to recreate the recipe and it tasted yummy but was a messy process with the corn starch and needing to drain the oil in between th...

Reviewed Potato-Leek Soup With Bacon

Feb 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family and I loved this recipe! I didn't have the bread to make the croutons, so I just used some I had on hand. It was very easy to prepare. I have one warning though, be careful with the blender. Even on low I had to cover the top with a bowl so soup wouldn't explode out the top and burn me. It was delicious and we will definitely be adding ...

Reviewed Sweet Potato Biscuits

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These did not work at all for me, came out like hockey pucks. ""

Reviewed Dumpling Soup

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Soup was very easy to make and turned out well. The orange peel and ginger was weird to fish out later and not very appetizing. But all of the flavors were really good together. I would also add a little more cabbage next time because I really like it. ""

Reviewed Shrimp Creole

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple easy recipe for busy weeknight, I did use more seasoning. I also used our favorite kind of hot sauce that has lots of flavor and isn't just hot like tabasco.""

Reviewed Falafel

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super easy to make and SUPER yummy! It doesn't explain how to cook the chickpeas so I just heated them up to a boil in a sauce pan with a pinch of salt, cooled and then drained for the recipe. I have made falafels from mixes before and have always been very disappointed. This was really good and made many falafels about the size of a flat meatbal...

Reviewed Hearts of Palm Salad with Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Oranges, Bibb Lettuce, Shaved Fennel, and Fried Soft-shell Crabs with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I got this recipe just for the cucumber-yogurt dressing. So I have yet to try the rest. I served the dressing with Falafel and my own Greek salad. It was very good but a tad on the sweet side for me. I am going to cut the honey down a little next time. I also shredded half of my cucumber into the dressing and diced the rest for a consistency more...

Reviewed Spicy Hummus: Quick Chickpea Spread

Feb 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy to make but by the time it was hummus consistency there was way too much olive oil and that is all we could taste. I'm going to try another recipe.""

Reviewed Asparagus, Canadian Bacon, and Cheese Frittata: Low Carb

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

This was an easy dinner option and our family loves asparagus. I however do not have a skillet that can be put in the oven so I pre-heated my oven to 425 and followed the recipe except I mixed the egg mixture, asparagus and bacon into a casserole and baked it for 20 mins. It turned out pretty good. I think it could have used more cheese. ""

Reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes

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

I do not have a deep fryer. So I just pan fried these on each side for a few minutes in a little bit of oil. They were very tasty, crispy and just the right amount of spice. I did not make the sauce because I love my fried green tomatoes with a little ranch dressing. ""

Reviewed Fried Green Tomatoes

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

I do not have a deep fryer. So I just pan fried these on each side for a few minutes in a little bit of oil. They were very tasty, crispy and just the right amount of spice. I did not make the sauce because I love my fried green tomatoes with a little ranch dressing. ""

Reviewed Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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

Just made this for dinner and loved it. Made a few alterations though, I do not have a cast iron skillet so I used my regular 10" non-stick. I got country style thick pork chops and trimmed the fat. I also could not find apple cider so substituted with apple juice and a tsp of apple cider vinegar. It took longer for the apples and onions to brown...

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