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Reviewed Caramel Pecan Sundaes

Jan 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

After I made the caramel, I had a few giant solid sugar chunks that refused to dissolve, so I had to put it through a fine-mesh strainer. Sauce was great, though.

Reviewed Caramel Pecan Sundaes

Jan 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

After I made the caramel, I had a few giant solid sugar chunks that refused to dissolve, so I had to put it through a fine-mesh strainer. Sauce was great, though.

Reviewed Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

Oct 8, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

This has a very pronounced lemon flavor, but it works well. Next time, I will leave out the sliced lemon mixed into the pasta. It didn't add anything that the juice and zest didn't already contribute to the sauce. It was annoying to pick out.

Reviewed Couscous with Pine Nuts

Sep 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved the flavor and texture from the pine nuts and dried fruit. This is an interesting side dish that's easy to make."

Reviewed Pulled Pork

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

This is the best oven pulled pork recipe I've ever tried, and I've tried quite a few. I didn't quite have the recommended 9 hours, but I was able to braise my 7.2 lb pork butt at 300F for 7 hours. It turned out perfectly. I loved the spicy crust on the outside. I've never used pimenton before, and I'm glad I tried it."

Reviewed Sugar Snap Peas and Spinach with Ginger

Jun 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was delicious and easy. I never would have thought to put spinach and snap peas together, but it was a great flavor combination. Unfortunately, I think I overcooked my snap peas a little - they weren't total mush, but they weren't as crispy as I would have liked. The recipe should give some more guidance on blanching time. "

Reviewed Asian Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Jun 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe made a great pork tenderloin. It was my first time using coriander, and I loved the citrusy flavor - it complemented the orange zest really nicely. My only complaint is that the glaze was too salty. I had to use it very sparingly, whereas I wish I could have used more to get some more spicy chili flavor on the pork. Next time, I may"

Reviewed Stewed Lentils with Bacon and Herbs

Jun 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Best lentils I've ever eaten, hands down. The whole meal from this episode was fantastic."

Reviewed Chicken Cacciatore

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

This chicken cacciatore gave a big flavor payoff on easy-to-find, inexpensive ingredients. Plus, it's really easy to put together. I only removed a star because I found the thyme flavor a bit too strong for my tastes. Next time I make this, I might just remove the leaves from a few sprigs, rather than use a whole bundle. "

Reviewed Halibut in Cartoccio

May 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really enjoyed this. It was delicious and impressive-looking, and it came together pretty fast. I'll definitely make this again. My only complaint is that my fish wasn't quite cooked through after 5 minutes. I had to re-seal the packet and return it to the oven for another 7 minutes. So, if your fish is thick, or you question your oven cali"

Reviewed Steamed Asparagus

Feb 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I will never cook asparagus any other way ever again. This is ridiculously easy, and they always come out perfect."

Reviewed Bourbon Bananas Foster

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

Easy, tasty, and impressive-looking. It was awesome with vanilla ice cream, but I can't wait to try it with crepes."

Reviewed Tiramisu

Aug 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As soon as I saw Anne make this, I knew I had to try it. It's the best tiramisu I've ever had. "

Reviewed Fresh Corn Salad

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

This is a simple and tasty way to prepare fresh corn. It was a fantastic accompaniment to barbecue ribs. This is going into my regular summer rotation."

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Jul 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is easy and delicious. The sauce-to-pasta ratio for this recipe is quite high, so you may want to up the macaroni content if that's not how you like it. "

Reviewed Steakhouse Steaks

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

This was my first time ever cooking steaks, and they turned out perfect. To avoid the smoke problem, I coated the bottom of my cast iron dutch oven with about two tablespoons of vegetable oil, then heated it on the stove before searing the steaks. If you have a probe thermometer, this recipe is completely foolproof. It tastes just like a high-...

Reviewed Butter Flake Rolls

Dec 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made these as my inaugural recipe on the new stand mixer I got for Christmas. Just as Alton describes on the episode, they're like edible hugs. They're soft and buttery with the perfect amount of sweetness. I brushed the tops with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of melted butter just before baking, and that made them...

Reviewed Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

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

I can't speak for Alton's puff pastry recipe, but the chicken pot pie filling is excellent. I think I would prefer a lower chicken-to-vegetable ratio - two carrots wasn't quite enough. The mushrooms were a tasty addition. This is a minor complaint, though...I was very pleased with how this turned out.

Instead of the suggested...

Reviewed Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops

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

These were pretty good. As another reviewer noted, they were definitely fall-off-the-bone tender, but the meat itself was dry. That's just the nature of pork chops, though. I'd make this again - although it takes a while to cook, it's a tasty fall meal with little active prep time. I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted brussels ...

Reviewed Onion Dip from Scratch

Apr 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I hate to say this, but I really disliked this recipe. This is the first time I've ever been this disappointed by Good Eats. The dip, prepared exactly as written, has an extremely overpowering mayonnaise taste. I tried cooking up a few more onions and adding them to the mix to detract from the mayo flavor, but to no avail. I may try this technique...

Reviewed Melon Sorbet

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

I really enjoyed this sorbet. I also only used about half the recommended sugar - the watermelon was plenty sweet already. This will definitely be in my regular dessert rotation this summer. It's very refreshing. By the way, this is probably totally sacrilegious, but adding a scoop of this sorbet to a glass of cheap champagne makes a darn good...

Reviewed Homemade Soft Pretzels

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

I am a novice baker, and these were fun and pretty easy to make. These were the second best soft pretzels I've ever had - the best ones will ALWAYS be the ones from the sketchy stand in the Philadelphia airport.

Reviewed Homemade Soft Pretzels

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

I am a novice baker, and these were fun and pretty easy to make. These were the second best soft pretzels I've ever had - the best ones will ALWAYS be the ones from the sketchy stand in the Philadelphia airport.

Reviewed Roasted Edamame Salad

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

I substituted the fresh basil with a generous handful of chopped fresh parsley, because fresh basil is crazy expensive this time of year. This salad was great, and I'll definitely make it again. I served it as a side dish with baked salmon, but I think it could easily be a meal in and of itself.

Reviewed Angel Food Cake

Nov 21, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This recipe made a perfect angel food cake. It was a million times better than the ones from the supermarket bakery, light and fluffy and not rubbery at all. It also came together surprisingly easily. I didn't grind the sugar because I don't have a food processor, but it still turned out great. I served the cake with Alton's lemon curd. Yummy.

Reviewed Edamame Dip

Oct 29, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I really enjoyed this dip. As other reviewers have noted, it is nice that it doesn't have a mayo or sour cream base. I didn't have miso paste on hand, so I subbed 2 teaspoons of peanut butter along with a couple shakes each of soy sauce and sesame oil. The appearance of the dip is a tad off-putting, but you'll quickly get over it when you taste...

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