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Reviewed stove top roasted pears with dulce de leche

Apr 1, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good. It took my pears a long time so soften up. Didn't feel like making the dulce de leche from scratch so I boiled a can of sweetened condensed milk until it turned golden brown.

Reviewed pizza di spaghetti

Mar 17, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good dish. Trying to think of something different to do with plain spaghetti. It crusted nicely and slid right out of the pan. I added pepperoni to the mixture. Ate it with a little melted cheese on top.

Reviewed veggie burger

Mar 13, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good for a veggie burger. Wanted to try fresh versus frozen patty. I made a few changes based on other reviews. I used canned mushrooms instead of fresh. I omitted the cayenne and carrot. I subbed oats for the bread crumbs. Also used a few teaspoons of canned spinach b/c that's what I had. The mixture was kind of loose so I put half in...

Reviewed prosciutto-wrapped beef cubes with mustard pan sauce

Feb 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. Used bacon instead of prosciutto. I seared it a little then finished them in a 350 oven because i wanted crisp bacon. The sauce was great with them.

Reviewed pork chops with mushroom madeira sauce

Feb 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Subbed marsala wine

Reviewed parmesan roasted asparagus

Feb 6, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious!

Reviewed baked ham with brown sugar mustard glaze

Jan 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! I used glaze on a spiral ham, but omitted the cloves. The mustard gave a little more tang than I wanted so next time will just use less.

Reviewed Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network

Jan 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious dumplings! I used another recipe for the soup, but I knew I wanted a "drop" dumpling instead of the rollout kind. So easy and quick! I omitted the nutmeg and only used 2 eggs. I added a little black pepper and dried parsley to the batter and it turned out great! This will be my go to dumpling recipe.

Reviewed Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network

Jan 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious dumplings! I used another recipe for the soup, but I knew I wanted a "drop" dumpling instead of the rollout kind. So easy and quick! I omitted the nutmeg and only used 2 eggs. I added a little black pepper and dried parsley to the batter and it turned out great! This will be my go to dumpling recipe.

Reviewed Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Mayonnaise

Jan 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good burgers. Used Mexican chorizo instead and it turned out just fine. Omitted the cayenne. Will be making these again.

Reviewed Texas BBQ Pot Roast

Jan 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Very good. This was a nice change from same old gravy pot roast. A little on the sweet side.

Reviewed Tropical Kiss

Jan 3, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Just OK. Not as "tropical" tasting as I thought it would be

Reviewed Dirty Risotto

Nov 9, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Tasted pretty good. Used mild italian sausage instead of spicy. Also used long grain rice b/c its all I had. I just put a top on for a few minutes to help rice absorb stock better.

Reviewed Baked Fudge

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

Very good dish. Quick and simple to make. I watched the episode and saw where she used heaping tbsps of cocoa and flour. I used a little extra flour b/c it seemed more runny than in the episode. My kids LOVED it. I only gave it 4 stars b/c I am not a fan of the "pudding like" texture inside. Still, I will be making this again for them."

Reviewed Pork Chops with Apples and Pancetta

Jul 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Not what I expected, but still good. I didn't have brandy so I subbed more apple juice. Also used dried rosemary instead of thyme. I started cooking the onions with the chops b/c I wanted a little color on them. The chops were soooo tender. I cooked them in the sauce with the top on b/c I wasn't sure if the chops would finish cook"

Reviewed Chicken Spaghetti

Jun 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very good dish. I cut the recipe in half and it was still a pretty big dish. I omitted the green and red peppers b/c I didn't have them. I used cream of chicken. I also sauted the onion with a half can of mushrooms. My husband requested I "keep this in rotation"."

Reviewed Pecan Pie

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

This was...different. I used chopped pecans for filling and top and 2 cups is waaaay too many. Next time maybe I will use 1 cup for entire pie and the filling will show through more. Was better after it sat in the fridge for a couple of days. Had the texture of pecan squares. Not as sweet as karo syrup pies which can be good or bad, depending"

Reviewed Pecan Pie

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

This was...different. I used chopped pecans for filling and top and 2 cups is waaaay too many. Next time maybe I will use 1 cup for entire pie and the filling will show through more. Was better after it sat in the fridge for a couple of days. Had the texture of pecan squares. Not as sweet as karo syrup pies which can be good or bad, depending"

Reviewed Honey-Mustard Glazed Ribs in Oven and Broiler

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

Very good. I used spareribs b/c that's what I had. I was also running low on honey so I added 2 tbsp of molasses. Glaze was really good. The ribs were tender and falling off of the bone. I think they would taste even better on the grill with this glaze. I cooked them at 450 for about 2 hrs."

Reviewed Marinara Sauce

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

Delicious! I used dried parsley and dried basil. "

Reviewed Sour Cream Butter Biscuits

May 14, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These are the FIRST homemade biscuits that have ever worked for me! They were so delicious! I halved the recipe and just dropped them by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. I ended up having to cook them about 16 minutes to get them to brown, but they still ended up nice and fluffy inside."

Reviewed Chicken Pie

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

Delicious! I used a rotisserie chicken which helped on time. It was so creamy! I also added a tsp of dried tarragon to the meat mixture and it worked out well."

Reviewed Smokey Red Beans and Rice

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

Best red beans I've ever tasted! I doubled the recipe and used a ham bone left from Easter. Omitted the cayenne. I have NEVER tasted red beans so full of flavor."

Reviewed Chicken Teriyaki with Ginger Rice

Mar 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Was looking for something quick and easy for my boneless skinless thighs. Subbed ground ginger and garlic powder and it was still good. Tastes just like chicken from Chinese restaurant."

Reviewed Mini Breakfast Bread Bowls #5FIX

Mar 15, 2013 in null on Food.com

Absolutely delicious! I couldn';t find knot rolls, so I used light, flaky dinner rolls. I aso used thick cut bacon. Was so crispy and gooey. Good for a crowd, too."

Reviewed 10 Minute Apple Sauce

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

Taste was just "ok". I used several different kinds of apples and only 1 tbsp of honey whisky. It just wasn't sweet enough for me. I added more honey and a little brown sugar after it was done."

Reviewed Curried Chicken Thighs

Feb 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty good dish. I only used 2 tsp of curry and omitted the cayenne. The chicken was so flavorful and tender. I also omitted the broccoli and peas."

Reviewed Buffalo Chicken Dip

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasty dish and very easy to make. I baked 1 pound of chicken tenders then shredded them. I omitted the celery seeds and scallions, but it turned out very good. Will make this again."

Reviewed Cassoulet

Jan 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious! This coming from a person who doesn't care for beans. Made it for hubby and ate just as much as he did. Had to make a few changes based on what I had in freezer. Used beef soup bones instead of veal shanks, used bratwurst instead of andouille, and omitted the ham hocks and carrots. I let in cook in dutch oven for almost "

Reviewed Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Jan 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! Wouldn't change a thing!"

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