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Reviewed Old-Fashioned Banana Cake

Sep 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Probably the best banana cake I've ever eaten, and my husband agrees. In our 60s, we've eaten (and baked) a lot of them! I prepared it exactly as Ina indicated, except I didn't have an orange, so I substituted lemon -- 2/3 of the zest in the cake, 1/3 of the zest in the icing. Moist, just dense enough, great crunch from the walnuts, wonderful bana"

Reviewed Garlic Cheese Bread

Feb 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

How can one possibly have too much cheese? Never! I made this for company last evening, cutting the pieces into triangles as hors d'oeuvres, and they were a huge hit! I added some extra hot sauce to the mixture and used light mayonnaise, and I confess I cut back on the butter a bit, maybe 3 T in the cheese mix and 3/4 stick for the garlic-infused "

Reviewed Vanilla Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake

Jan 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I saw this on one of Melissa's shows some time ago, but after seeing a woman on Chopped make a lousy Dutch Baby the other night, I thought I'd try it. My husband and I ate it for supper tonight with crisp bacon and maple syrup, with winter fruit salad on the side -- he LOVED it! We hate all but one small sliver, which I'll have for breakfast tomo"

Reviewed Roasted Lamb Shanks with Lemon and Herbs

Apr 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I just served this to my husband for Easter dinner and he said it was the best lamb he has ever tasted. So easy to make it yesterday (make ahead rocks!) and just warm it in the oven today with roasted asparagus and mushrooms and parsley new potatoes on the stove. I did make gravy, and I didn't bother with the shallots. SO easy, even with the vari...

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