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Reviewed Pasta Ponza

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

Very good recipe. I used whole wheat penne and all red tomatoes only instead of yellow. Really great dish, feels super healthy and satisfying. I can tell it is going to be great reheated tomorrow!"

Reviewed Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

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

Great recipe. I also used this same salsa on Steelhead Trout and worked perfectly with that too.. this salsa is good for any fish. The agave crust is genious--makes it crispy and sweet."

Reviewed Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs

Jun 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used regular spaghetti instead of bucatini and mozzarella instead of smoked. Both substitutions turned out great. However, I think I will make them with the smoked cheese next time. Perfect amount of spicyness."

Reviewed Orange and Chocolate Zeppole

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

Oh so good :) Do not skimp on the orange. It's what makes the dish so good. These zeppoles are very light and airy. Not like your typical doughnut.""

Reviewed Chocolate Rice Pudding

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

Tasted good, but the texture is kinda weird after chilling it in the refrigerator. I would recommend letting the rice pudding come to room temperature first, and then chill it.""

Reviewed Tagliatelle with Smashed Peas, Sausage, and Ricotta Cheese

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

Such a great recipe. I remember a couple years ago when I made this, my family was amazed of the sauce. It's such a different starchy sauce from the smashed peas, and then you get a few flecks of green peas throughout the pasta. It's so yummy and satisfying. Very different from most pasta dishes and super creative.""

Reviewed Grapefruit Zabaglione over Mixed Berries

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

This is so delicious. I would just leave the grapefruit zest off, because it's too bitter.""

Reviewed Whole-Wheat Linguine with Green Beans, Ricotta, and Lemon

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

My boyfriend's mom made this once. She substituted concentrated lemon juice for the zest, and asparagus instead of the green beans. The only reason why I give this 4 stars instead of the usual 5 is because I thought it was too dry of a sauce and was not very tasty. It was almost "too" light.""

Reviewed Angel Food Cake with Lemon Honey Yogurt Sauce

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

OMG I love this recipe. In 2008 I was so obsessed with this recipe, I'd watch the same episode over and over. Just got around to making it recently, and it was exactly how I expected. The angel food cake was so light and delicious, and the sauce was sweet but still delicate. Love it :)""

Reviewed Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

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

This recipe is good and very simple. Different than your typical grilled pork dish. Definitely try it sometime.""

Reviewed Orzo Stuffed Peppers

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

Love this recipe!! I added spicy italian sausage to the mixture and it was so delicious. ""

Reviewed Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

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

This recipe is simple and satisfying. Can't go wrong!""

Reviewed Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. I used spicy whole grain mustard and it added a delightful kick. I would cook the bacon a little in a frying pan because it seemed a little raw when the pork was done. So just crisp up the bacon a little but don't cook it fully before wrapping the pork with it. ""

Reviewed Blended Cherry Mojitos

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a great cocktail recipe. Maybe just a little more rum :)""

Reviewed Pork with Sweet Onion Marmellata

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

YUM! Be patient with the caramelized onion process. It takes a long time, but definitely worth it. Such a sweet and salty dish. ""

Reviewed Asparagus and Zucchini Crudi

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is fresh and delicious. I would recommend blanching the asparagus first, because if you don't then the asparagus tends to be a little too raw. I know "crudi" means raw, but we can ignore that ;) try blanching the asparagus first. It's definitely better.""

Reviewed Rib-Eye Steak with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The black olive vinaigrette is very good. Next time I make this I will use kalamata olives, because the vinaigrette didn't taste full-bodied and salty enough for my taste. But regular black olives works just as well.""

Reviewed Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was one of the first recipes I saw Giada make. I was excited to cook it, but for some reason it didn't work for me. It's a very simple and good recipe, but the tomatoes were so hard to eat and always fell apart, after making it numerous times. On her show they show her friends eating it with no issues. So maybe the cook time is a little too ...

Reviewed Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes (Spring

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Fresh and simple. Very delicious. Don't change anything when you make this.""

Reviewed Mushroom Parmesan

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Cheese, mushrooms, marinara sauce. How can this recipe go wrong? It's so filling and delicious. I make it with baby bellas or white button mushrooms and serve it as a side dish instead of an appetizer. YUM.""

Reviewed Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love this recipe! Can't usually find portobello mushrooms, so I use baby bellas or white button mushrooms. Sometimes the herbs can be overpowering, so maybe knock it down a notch. Other than that, this recipe is fantastic and so good.""

Reviewed Raspberry-Vanilla Smoothie

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious and a very forgiving recipe. I used regular yogurt instead of greek yogurt, still delicious. Sometimes I'd use frozen strawberries instead of raspberries, and it marries very well. ""

Reviewed Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

SOOO good! Usually I would use a variety of mushrooms for a dish where mushrooms are the star. But I just used baby bellas and it was still delicious. If you're not sure what wine to use, just use a chardonnay. I also used beef broth instead of vegetable broth for a better taste if you're not vegetarian. Great dish and very filling.""

Reviewed Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Pancetta

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is an unbelievable recipe. Family favorite!! My family makes me cook it for holiday dinners and any family occasions. They describe it as "melting in their mouths". I use bacon instead of pancetta because I can't find pancetta in my grocery store. Follow the recipe and it'll turn out perfect. Seriously! :)""

Reviewed Shells with Crispy Pancetta and Spinach

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great recipe. I substituted bacon for the pancetta. I would recommend making extra sauce and using it, because the shells tended to be a little dry, but still delicious.""

Reviewed Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is an excellent vegetarian meal. My boyfriend and I are absolutely meat lovers, but one night we wanted to have something healthier and we definitely did not miss the meat at all in this dish. Delicious.""

Reviewed Fusilli with Spinach and Asiago Cheese

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So simple and delicious. The only thing I would do is make sure you make this with baby spinach, not the regular spinach. The regular spinach was a little tough and bitter. And I used extra extra asiago cheese :). And make sure you use GOOD olive oil. Let it shine in this recipe, the sauce is good with quality olive oil.""

Reviewed Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very delicious recipe. Can't go wrong.""

Reviewed Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I did not have gruyere cheese at the time, so I used regular parmesan and mozzarella to substitute. It turned out okay, but it definitely would have been better w/the gruyere, so don't skip the gruyere!""

Reviewed Mini Frittatas

Jan 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Didn't have a mini muffin pan, so I cooked it in a regular muffin pan. Just have to cook a tad longer. Very simple recipe and delicious. My dad took them to work, and they're great for on the go breakfast. ""

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