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Reviewed Tangerine-Soaked Tea Cake

Dec 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this recipe good, but not spectacular. I am going to try and add an icing to the top to try and provide more moisture and richness to the dish. I would also suggest baking this as more than one cake, as from the other reviews as well, it sounds like to has a tendency to brown more on the top and cook less inside. Another option might b...

Reviewed Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Ceviche-Style

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this recipe rather bland and the dish a lackluster eating experience. That said, I think fish, in general, requires a little bolder flavors than other foods. If you like spicy, bold, or a rich flavor profile I think you will be disappointed in this one. ""

Reviewed Espresso Caramel Bars

Nov 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely amazing! I made this with Agave, as opposed to refined sugar, so I had to add a few more graham crackers to ensure that the crust wasn't too gooey. I also used dark chocolate chips, as I knew this would be a sweet treat, and the dark chocolate provided a contrast to the sweetness of the caramel. Using low fat graham crackers and I C...

Reviewed Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream And Rum Sauce

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

I used just the grilled pineapple and rum sauce recipe (without the ice cream) and used it to complement a Paula Dean cheesecake I made; this was the second of two cheesecakes I made. It is essential not to over cook the pineapple, as that will dry it out. ""

Reviewed Swedish Meatballs

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

I usually love Alton's recipes, but this one was off the mark. I found that the meatballs didn't have much flavor, and neither did the sauce. I could tell when I was cooking the broth that it didn't have that classic Swedish Meatball coloring to it either. ""

Reviewed Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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

This recipe was a home run. I made it for Thanksgiving, and the entire table loved it. I would use a little less butter for the topping, and the filling and crust could even be a little less sweet (just a tad less sugar) for it to retain more of a robust and balanced flavor. I plan to "lift and shift" the crust recipe for a carrot cake as well...

Reviewed Barbecued Mahi Mahi with Yellow Pepper-Cilantro Pesto

Oct 10, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is a home run. I used parseley instead of cilantro and I don't believe it altered the flavor significantly. When applying the rub, it looks like it will be spicy/salty but on the contrary, I found it had a mellow flavor. I added green onions as a garnish. Enjoy!""

Reviewed Mexican Lasagna

Jul 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe is excellent! I added more scallions, as well as an enchilada sauce to increase the flavor robustness. "

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