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Reviewed Olive Cheese Bread

May 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The first time I made this recipe I did half the bread with olives and half with artichoke hearts. I liked the olive bread, but I loved the version with artichokes. I have made this several times and I always use canned artichoke hearts. I also half the mayo and butter. I know, no fun, but a little less guilty. I have made this with goat cheese in"

Reviewed Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Apr 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made this recipe several times, both as written and with some changes. I usually add some cinnamon and pepper to taste. I think this is an easy, simple, and tasty recipe. "

Reviewed Pumpkin Muffins

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

I have been wanting to make these for a while. I omitted the pumpkin seeds and made my own buttermilk with skim milk and vinegar. I gave these 4 stars b/c while I really liked them, they were not sweet. My 4 year old son tasted them with butter and liked it, but not enough to eat more than a few bites. I would probably make these again, but add mo"

Reviewed Mexican Rice Casserole

Oct 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Loved this rice! I halved the recipe and it still made enough to serve 4 people w/ leftovers. I will use this recipe as a side for all my Mexican dishes in the future. Delicious!"

Reviewed Tequila Lime Chicken

Oct 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My husband and I loved this chicken. Not sure why there is so much discrepancy b/t people loving and hating this recipe. We thought it has a lot of flavor and I didn't top it w/ cheese. I am going to make this again and put the cheese on it next time."

Reviewed Homemade Ricotta

Oct 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was amazing! I was intimidated to make cheese, but this was definitely how you build your confidence. I followed the directions as written and didn't change anything. I loved it. It was very easy and I would def make it, again."

Reviewed Grilled Marinated Flank Steaks

Oct 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought this recipe was okay. I didn't love it, but it wasn't bad. I didn't have the saltiness issues other reviewers had b/c I used low sodium ingredients. I thought the garlic overpowered the marinade. The meat was very tender, but I wouldn't do this one, again."

Reviewed Pomegranate Sangria

May 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have made this sangria several times & everyone always loves it. It is very easy. I have used whatever inexpensive red I have on hand. I love it with the pomegranate juice, but I usually use cranberry pomegranate to cut the cost when I make a big batch. I also use whatever fruit I have on hand. Today, I added grapes, apple, orange, & lemon. This"

Reviewed Fresh Peach Cake

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

This cake was easy & excellent. It tastes like a coffee cake. It would go well with apples instead of peaches. I cooked mine for 60 minutes, but my oven usually takes a little longer when I'm baking. It was moist & didn't get mushy (I made it yesterday). This cake doesn't have a strong peach flavor, so I would suggest something else if that's what"

Reviewed Oven-Fried Chicken

Apr 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love this recipe! I've made this twice now and it is the best way to fry chicken. "

Reviewed Super Sloppy Joes

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

I really loved this recipe and would definitely make it again. I used a little less brown sugar based on reviews, but would not do that again. The other changes I made were that I used 1 pound of ground beef and 1 15 oz can of Hunt's tomato sauce b/c that's what I had on hand. Very easy & delicious. ""

Reviewed Swordfish With Citrus Pesto

Feb 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for company & they loved it. My father-in-law is lactose intolerant, so I substituted pecorino for parmesan in the pesto. I omitted the salt b/c the pecorino is salty and only added about 3/4 of a cup of cheese. I used Mahi and Tilapia b/c that was what I had on hand. I thought the pesto was really great and was the flavors wer...

Reviewed Parker's Beef Stew

Feb 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this recipe for company and thought it was fine. Everyone ate it & no one complained, but it wasn't the kind of meal that people were asking for the recipe. It did taste like it had wine in it, but I didn't think the taste overpowered the stew. I love her beef bourguignon recipe and would recommend skipping this one and trying that one ins...

Reviewed Crispy Kale "Chips"

Feb 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I was so excited to make these & so disappointed by what they tasted like. I am a vegetable person & wanted to love these, but they were disgusting. I threw them in the garbage. The house smelled horrible for hours afterwards. I do not know what would improve the taste of them. I think maybe you need to really love kale to accept these as "chips....

Reviewed Chicken Pot Pie

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a really great base recipe. I changed some of the ingredients. I used chicken broth instead of stock b/c that was what I had on hand. My chicken bouillon was salt free, so I didn't have issues with the recipe being too salty. I used one onion instead of two, which I usually do with Ina's recipes I think she is a little heavy on onions an...

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

Dec 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the best pot roast I have ever eaten. The sauce was amazing. I used cognac & halved the recipe b/c it was just for me & my husband. Highly recommend!""

Reviewed Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

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

Wow, this was easy & excellent. I did cut the mascapone cheese to 8oz b/c I didn't have enough when I was making this & didn't think it would make a significant difference. I used a 9 inch springform pan, which only made 3 layers of the cookies and 3 layers of whipped cream. I also accidently left out the cocoa powder. I would absolutely make this"

Reviewed Chicken Saltimbocca

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

I made this for my mother's birthday dinner & she loved it. It was easy & delicious. I assembled the chicken early & then just had to cook everything later. I served it w/ Giada's risotto. I did substitute pecorino for parmesan b/c that was what I had on hand. I also baked the chicken in the oven after browning it in the pan. I did not think it wa"

Reviewed Zucchini Bread

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

I've made this recipe twice and really love it. I substituted 1/2 the oil w/ natural applesauce and added some ground flax. I didn't have any of the issues that other reviews had about the bread going all over the oven. "

Reviewed Eggplant Gratin

Feb 18, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This recipe was really delicious. I sweated the eggplant and roasted it in the oven rather than fried it. I also used locatelli instead of parm b/c that was what I had on hand. I served it as a side dish to linguini with marinara sauce. I think it is a great side. I am not sure I'd want it to be the entree.

Reviewed Roasted Pork with Smoky Red Pepper Sauce

Oct 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I read the other reviews and was optimistic, but my husband and I didn't care for the sauce. Actually, he ate the pork, which was very good plain, with bbq sauce and I mixed bbq sauce w/ the red pepper sauce. I was hoping to make this for company, but would not recommend it.

Reviewed Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola

Oct 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

We loved this recipe, but I did make some changes based on others' reviews. I used a pinch of red pepper flakes instead of 1/2 tsp, omitted the 1/2 cup of cheese in the sauce, & didn't put in the fresh oregano. I thought it was delicious and easy. I would use the sauce w/o the cream as a go to tomato sauce. I didn't think it was too salty, but could...

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