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Reviewed Guacamole Salad

Jun 19, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

LOVE this recipe! So easy to assemble, and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand. Always a big hit with company, and a perfect side for a barbecue. I developed my own variation: Switch an orange pepper for the yellow, and add 1 cup of corn, either fresh, frozen & defrosted, or the crisp canned variety. Beautiful colors and another fl"

Reviewed Raspberry Crumble Bars

Feb 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

These bars are to DIE for! Follow the recipe exactly, and you won't be sorry. One suggestion: these bars can be cut a little smaller than directed because they are so rich, so ridiculously satisfying!"

Reviewed Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Dec 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Awesome recipe! Made this as a Christmas appetizer and everyone really enjoyed. Followed the recipe to the letter and wouldn't change a thing.

Reviewed Fruitcake Cookies

Dec 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have made these cookies several times, but always from the cookbook, not the website. The only difference is the amount of cherries: the website calls for 2 oz. plus 2 oz. of apricots; the book calls for 4 oz. cherries only. Other than that, these are foolproof and OH SO GOOD! I found them just sweet enough as opposed to some reviewers who t"

Reviewed Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons

Dec 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this soup last night following the recipe exactly. First, the grilled cheese croutons are OUTRAGEOUS! However, I would change a few things on the soup itself. There are way too many onions for my taste. I think 1 cup would be enough, and I would saute them until very very soft (a bit too crunchy in the finished product when cooked for t"

Reviewed Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Oct 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I have never given an "Ina Recipe" any lower than 5 stars.... until now. I followed this recipe exactly, and it had absolutely no mushroom flavor at all. The addition of parsley at the end gave the soup a grassy taste. It did not look at all appetizing, rather anemic, actually. That being said, I took some of her good ideas and created my own "

Reviewed Eggplant Gratin

Aug 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I found this recipe very tasty, but I don't feel it was filling enough for a main course. I followed some suggestions from previous reviews such as brushing the eggplant with oil and baking (5 minutes on each side at 425 degrees), adding nutmeg to the ricotta mixture (YUM!), and topping with breadcrumbs as well as cheese (nice crunch). I think t"

Favorited Coq au Riesling

Dec 29, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed French Apple Tart

Feb 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe is a true Ina Winner. I made it for the first time yesterday for last minute company. The pastry was flaky/crunchy, the apples cooked to perfection and were perfectly seasoned, and the presentation was a real WOW! It is a real keeper, worth making over and over. Ina, you never disappoint!"

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