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Reviewed Beef and Cannellini Bean Minestrone

Feb 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is excellent as-is. A couple of adjustments that my husband and I also enjoy: adding 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and a zucchini (quartered lengthwise and sliced) at the stage where you add the bay leaf. Also, I like to add 1/2 cup fresh-grated Parmesan with the beef and garlic. It absorbs as the beef cooks. Later, I still add grate"

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Jan 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Excellent. Just what I wanted: creamy, flavorful, and easy. I used the recipe as-is without any changes and will be making it again."

Reviewed Perfect Marinara Sauce

Jul 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious sauce and very easy. For the salt part, I added 1 teaspoon of coarse Kosher salt. I used the grocery store's brand of canned tomatoes that said "San Marzano style." Optionally, you could use a stick blender to blend up part of the sauce to make it more smooth. That's what I did because I wanted the sauce to really coat my spaghetti and m"

Reviewed Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

Jul 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Scrumptious. I made the recipe as printed, and it came together beautifully. I have been looking for quick and healthy weeknight recipes, and this one fits the bill. My husband seemed impressed and wanted to know what was in the pesto. This one went right onto a recipe card -- I will make it again and again. For the sausage, my grocery store had G"

Reviewed Orange Sherbet

Jul 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious. As others have said, it tastes like an orange creamsicle. To simplify the preparation, I used my jumbo, 6-cup measuring cup and my immersion/stick blender. I poured all the ingredients except the milk in the measuring cup and blended it. Then, I added the milk and blended it again. The whole measuring cup went in my fridge to chill befo"

Reviewed Three Bean and Beef Chili

Jan 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This made for a delicious dinner tonight. Since we like spicy food, I used two unseeded chipotle peppers. Other than that, I followed the directions exactly, and it turned out excellent. We topped our bowls with sour cream, and it was the perfect complement to the smokiness of the chili.

Reviewed Cinnamon Rolls

Dec 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I was searching for a recipe for soft cinnamon rolls that uses the ingredients I already have on hand in the kitchen. This recipe was perfect and made soft, beautiful rolls. I used my 9x13" Pyrex baking dish and the 12 cinnamon rolls exactly filled it after rising and baking.

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