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Rochester, Minnesota

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Reviewed Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Oct 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved this soup! Followed the recipe exactly except I added cream cheese instead of the marscapone since I had it on hand. It turned out great! I love the added depth the wine gave it. It feels so good to make a healthy and delicious soup for my family! This is going to be a regular at our house now! :)"

Reviewed Cauliflower Soup and Garlic and Cheese Sourdough "Dippers"

Oct 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family LOVED this soup! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great! I used an immersion blender to help make it thicker and creamier, but I left it chunky. Added cheddar cheese at the end to individual bowls and it was so yummy! Will definitely make this again! "

Reviewed Beer Cheese Soup with Garlic Butter Crostini

Oct 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was a hit with my family! I followed the recipe exactly, except I ended up adding too much beer. My husband, a beer fanatic, loved the additional beer, but I will leave it out next time. We have tried other beer cheese soups and none of them have come close to this one. Absolutely delicious! I hesitated when it came time to buy the gru"

Reviewed Chicken Noodle Soup

Oct 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My first time making homemade chicken noodle soup and homemade chicken broth, and I can't believe I haven't done it before now! This soup was absolutely delicious! I added a lot more thyme than it called for because my family likes things very "herby" and it tasted so good. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, and it couldn't have come "

Reviewed Turkey and Spinach Taquitos

Sep 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were absolutely delicious! My whole family LOVED them, although I did do a few things differently. I used flour tortillas because I had a bunch in my fridge. I used ground chicken instead of turkey, because my family prefers the flavor and texture more. And don't laugh, but I used a cup of Laughing Cow cheese to mix into the meat mixture. I "

Reviewed Ravioli and Vegetable Soup

Sep 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this last night and my family absolutely flipped over it! I followed the recipe exactly except I added two cloves of garlic into the veggies at the beginning, I used spinach instead of escarole, and I used gruyere instead of parm at the end (it's what I had here from a previous recipe.) This soup is so hearty and comforting-- my family alre"

Reviewed Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Apr 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The flavor was wonderful. Unfortunately, I overcooked the cupcakes, which is very frustrating!! Otherwise, they turned out beautifully-- I'm going to try them again without over cooking!! :)"

Reviewed Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumettes

Apr 27, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this last night for my husband to bring to his Draft Party, and it was a huge hit! I bought 3 lbs of wings and 3 lbs of normal-size drums and then tripled the marinade. I cooked the chicken, boiled the marinade, and dumped them all in a crockpot. Over 6 lbs of chicken for only about 7 people and they were completely gone by the end of the n"

Reviewed Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps with Curried Couscous

Apr 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family went CRAZY over this dish!! The wraps were DELICIOUS and the couscous was yummy! We used pearl couscous because we prefer the texture and I cooked in chicken broth, which adds tons of flavor. The whole dish was yummy-- My 8-year-old son just asked me today when we can have it again. BIG HIT!! ""

Reviewed Toasted Israeli Couscous with Vegetables and Lemon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Apr 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family enjoyed this dish quite a bit... I do prefer the pearl couscous...we just prefer that texture more. Nice flavor and grilling the veggies makes them delicious!""

Reviewed Neely's Lemon Pasta Salad

Mar 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family LOVED this pasta salad!! I have been looking for a really good tasting recipe for along time, and this is it! This will now be my "go-to" pasta salad dish! So delicious! I'll have to try roasting or grilling the asparagus, but I thought it was good the way it was as well. I think the fresh dill makes this dish-- so delicious!! ""

Reviewed Parmesan Potato Pancake

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I recently made this dish for my family and we all LOVED IT! It was a little tricky flipping it...my husband helped and we actually slid it out onto a cutting board and then flipped it over to avoid putting the uncooked side of the potato pancake on the board. It worked really well and man was it delicious. I am a huge basil lover so I really enj...

Reviewed Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious pasta salad!! I added a bit more red wine vinegar and olive oil just before serving to loosen everything up again, but it was fabulous!!""

Reviewed Pulled Pork

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We made this for my son's backyard BBQ birthday part and everyone LOVED it!! It made our house smell so good all day and when it was done, it was juicy and tender with just the right amount of "heat." Best pulled pork ever!! ""

Reviewed Stracciatella Semifreddo

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of the best desserts I've ever made or eaten. I brought it to a holiday celebration and everyone devoured it! It is time consuming to make, but I love it when I spend a lot of time on something, it comes out perfect, and it's a big hit! Well worth the time! Delicious!!""

Reviewed Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I think this dressing was very good tasting but could have used a little more "oomph." Something to jazz it up a bit. Very good though. ""

Reviewed Ravioli with Balsamic Brown Butter

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is one of our favorite "go to" recipes on nights when we need a good dinner, fast. So simple to make and absolutely delicious. ""

Reviewed Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family loved this recipe, and they are not big fish eaters! I LOVED the sauce, although I am a huge lemon fan. :) We will definitely be making this recipe again!!""

Reviewed Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious recipe! A little too salty for us but a problem easily fixed. Excellent!""

Reviewed Hummus

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I make this hummus for my husband and I all the time-- it's delicious! We use it as a dip and also as a filler for "deviled eggs"...instead of the yolk, we put the hummus in the eggs, which is a yummy, healthy alternative. I love the garlic and lemon in this recipe. I would suggest definitely keeping the liquid from the beans handy...I had to add...

Reviewed Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Cheese Crostini

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have never been a huge fan of squash of any kind, but this recipe changed my mind. Similar to the asparagus soup in the process, this too was a delicious recipe! Very sweet and creamy. I think next time I would use the crostini as a side and put something else crunchy on time. Jacques Pepin puts pistachios on top of his butternut squash soup-- ...

Reviewed Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was amazed that a recipe as simple as this one could be so delicious!! Personally, I think the leek and goat cheese made this dish...so yummy! A bonus is that I felt great feeding this to my family since it's so healthy without cream or added fat. I will definitely be making this again!""

Reviewed Double Chocolate and Espresso Cookies

Mar 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made these cookies the other day and they turned out EXACTLY like Giada's! (Don't you love it when that happens?) I used chocolate-covered coffee beans instead of espresso beans but otherwise followed her instructions exactly. I spaced them pretty far apart and they baked beautifully. They are rather large...that's the only thing I might change...

Reviewed Tilapia with Purple Potato Crust and Chive Rosemary Oil

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

I served this tonight and it was a huge hit!! I used red potatoes since I had them, and I sliced them myself. It worked just fine, although I think a mandolin would have worked better to slice the potatoes. I think I put too much oil in the pan, but it still tasted wonderful! I agree with someone else who said that rosemary really makes this dish."

Reviewed Chicken and Cheddar Souffle

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I think this is the only "Giada dish" that my husband and I didn't care for. It seemed kind of "blah" to me. Not really enough of anything. Probably won't make it again, but I still love Giada! Every other dish of hers has turned out perfectly and was delicious...we just happened to not care for this one."

Reviewed Grilled Pork and Fontina Sandwiches

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a great sandwich!! My entire family LOVED this sandwich--so yummy!! This was our first time with Fontina cheese, and while it was good, we think another (cheaper) cheese would work as well. I agree with others that the lemon-basil mayo made this sandwich! Amazing how much lemon zest can brighten everything up! I also think it was a bit hard t"

Reviewed Molten Lava Cakes

Apr 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good recipe, but my family thought the cayenne pepper was too much, especially my son. I think most grownups would like this, but I would re-think about the pepper before giving it to children. Otherwise, very good!"

Reviewed Baked Manicotti with Sausage and Peas

Mar 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the BEST manicotti I have ever tasted!!! We used a Parmesan-Romano combination that was definitely not too salty. Other than that, we followed the recipe to a T....so good!!! Also, I have to say that it's even better the next day! My husband and I already can't wait to make it again!! "

Reviewed Baked Manicotti with Sausage and Peas

Mar 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the BEST manicotti I have ever tasted!!! We used a Parmesan-Romano combination that was definitely not too salty. Other than that, we followed the recipe to a T....so good!!! Also, I have to say that it's even better the next day! My husband and I already can't wait to make it again!! "

Reviewed Chicken and Steak Fajitas

Mar 6, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My family tried this recipe last night and we thought it was delicious!! I think next time I would add a little more "kick" to the marinade, but this is by far the best recipe we've tried. Much better than your random "packet" of seasoning!! Thanks Giada!"

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