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Reviewed Peach Pie

Jul 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Extremely good! I've used the filling recipe for making cobbler and crisp also. I usually make the following changes:
-use half the sugar, or none if you have peaches at the peak of ripeness (this prevents it from being icky sweet)
-substitute cornstarch for tapioca (didn't have tapioca)
-omit the butter in the filling

Reviewed Chocolate Frosting

Mar 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this using dark cocoa powder and it was extremely good! I did make the same modifications that I made when I made FN's Quick Butter Cream Frosting (same recipe except for the cocoa): added 1/2t vinegar to help cut the sweetness and added a pinch of salt since I used unsalted butter. Perfect!

For those whom said the frosting...

Reviewed Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Mar 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

By far the best butter cream frosting I've come across. Easy, quick, and didn't use too many ingredients or make a huge mess. I did add a bit more milk and a pinch of salt. If you don't thin it would be great for piping.

I liked it as-is, but my husband wanted it to replicate his favorite bakery's frosting (he said it was too...

Reviewed Mom's Lasagna

Jan 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very rich and decadent! Not the kind of food you should make if you're trying to watch what you eat though.

My adjustments: I added 28oz crushed tomatoes and another pound of hamburger since the grocery store didn't have veal.

If I could go back and do it again I'd make the following changes:
1. Necks--I'd...

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