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Reviewed spicy quinoa with sweet potatoes

May 12, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

LOVE this recipe! I wondered about preparing the sweet potatoes this way- a first for me. Easy and delish! Only addition was topping dish with leftover, chopped/grilled chicken- it would be perfect without the chicken too!

Reviewed easy greek salad

Apr 19, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Made this as entree for two people- topped with cubed, leftover grilled chicken. It was quite good and nice option for casual dinner.
I did reduce amount of olives- just personal preference. Will make this again- easy and delicious!

Reviewed mocha chocolate icebox cake

Feb 13, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Beyond incredible-we loved this!
I made it in two loaf pans so I could share one with a friend. Lined with parchment to facilitate removal from pan.

Reviewed Poblano Posole

Jan 7, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed the flavor of this soup- but, I think it is a little too acid. Would suggest omitting the lime during cooking and adding at table if desired. Maybe my roasted tomatillos were too acid-y and that threw it off a bit. That said, this soup is really delicious- will make again.
As a variation, think that leftover shredded/pulled...

Reviewed Chicken Enchiladas

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

Love this sauce- will make AGAIN soon! Served with mexican yellow rice, homemade salsa and homemade guac. Just DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed French Onion Soup

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

Amazing! Try this today- just delicious! Do plan for onions to cook longer than 25 minutes-"

Reviewed Snickerdoodles

Dec 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and tasty! This is the only Snickerdoodle recipe we use- Perfect every time!"

Reviewed Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

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

This soup is EASY to prepare and packs a real flavor! I use red curry instead of the regular yellow curry for even more flavor and heat! "

Reviewed Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Aug 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Simple ingredients that pack lots of flavor! Not a parsley fan so we substituted fresh basil. Since I want lots of color on the plate, added sliced fresh grape tomatoes- we will make this recipe again!"

Reviewed Beet, Apple, and Cheese Pizzettes

Jun 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Will make this again- enjoyed the flavors. We ate as entree with side salads. The fresh beet is perfect! Did bake in oven at 400 for 8 min. and then 425 for 2 min.--- too hot outside to grill."

Reviewed Charred Chili Relleno with Green Rice

Jun 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a WONDERFUL recipe...yummier than most of the dishes served at my local restaurants! Took me longer than 30 min. to prepare the relleno and green rice but, so worth it!

Update: Tonight I made this recipe for the the 6th or 7th time- it is just terrific- made one change- instead of preparing the green rice- I made quinoa...

Reviewed Oat Waffle

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

I love this recipe! Not too sweet and not "eggy". We dropped a small handful of chocolate chips in the batter- my daughter loved it.
The weight measurements are a little tricky- followed previous reviewer conversions."

Reviewed Ginger-Soy-Lime Marinated Shrimp

Mar 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this recipe. As many of the reviewers, I used low sodium soy sauce and partially peeled, tail on shrimp. When it was time to grill, I used skewers to hold 6-7 shrimp---made grilling much easier. Made one addition to the marinade- had fresh cilantro on hand so I added a large handful (stems and all) to blender. We thought the flavor...

Reviewed Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

Jan 30, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We LOVE this recipe- it's perfect!""

Reviewed Tiramisu

Nov 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is better than many orders of Tiramisu that I have had in restaurants! Amazing to easily make this at home- I did use Kahlua as other reviewers have mentioned. Make this...You will NOT be disappointed.""

Reviewed Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe- With this shrimp dish and a bottle of wine, we were happy to be at home on a Saturday night!
Go Melissa! We enjoy your food-""

Reviewed Charred Chili Relleno with Green Rice

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is a WONDERFUL recipe...yummier than most of the dishes served at my local restaurants! Took me longer than 30 min. to prepare the relleno and green rice but, so worth it! ""

Reviewed Corn Casserole

Aug 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I love the idea of this dish but, it was way too sweet for our tastes. The pkg. of Jiffy cornbread mix is quite sweet. After making this recipe once, we decided to substitute buttermik cornmeal instead---that coupled with comparing the sugar content of canned creamed corn and selecting the one with the lowest sugar content---made this recipe wo...

Reviewed Chicken Parm Salad Subs

Jul 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this recipe...since I decided to try this last minute, I had to use only fresh basil from my garden (did not have the mint or parsley). Bright/fresh flavor- I'm wondering about passing on the sandwich and tossing this with penne sometime...."

Reviewed Chicken Parm Salad Subs

Jul 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

We enjoyed this recipe...since I decided to try this last minute, I had to use only fresh basil from my garden (did not have the mint or parsley). Bright/fresh flavor- I'm wondering about passing on the sandwich and tossing this with penne sometime...."

Reviewed Foolproof Mexican Rice ("Arroz Mexicano"

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

This recipe makes a lot of rice- next time I will half the recipe. Simply yummy! Everyone in my family enjoyed this dish."

Reviewed Patriotic Berry Trifle

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

Amazing taste! This is a keeper recipe. I think the addition of the fresh lemon juice "syrup" that is brushed on the cake slices and some lemon zest make this a wonderful summer dessert. Everyone who tasted this dessert wanted seconds! "

Reviewed Patriotic Berry Trifle

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

Amazing taste! This is a keeper recipe. I think the addition of the fresh lemon juice "syrup" that is brushed on the cake slices and some lemon zest make this a wonderful summer dessert. Everyone who tasted this dessert wanted seconds! "

Reviewed Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken

Jul 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved this recipe! Made it with no substitutions other than using skinless chicken breasts. It rocks- plan to keep this recipe on our menu. P.S. Goes wonderfully with the Foolproof Mexican Rice recipe on this website."

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