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Reviewed is it really better than sex? cake

7 days ago on

This cake is delicious! Family devoured it. Everyone mentioned how "light" it was...not a heavy dessert. I took advice from other posts and used a little less sugar. Not a heavy pineapple flavor....just enough.

Replied to scalloped oysters

Jan 13, 2015 on

Update----brought it to our holiday family gathering. 75% of the family loved it! (the others didn't want to try it because it was oysters) This is definitely going to be an addition to the holiday meal!

Reviewed texas eggs benedict

Jan 2, 2015 on

Delicious and filling! Made a wonderful late night dinner. Husband and I agreed we could even do without the black bean relish but it was also tasty.

Reviewed Fried Onion Dip Recipe : Amy Thielen : Food Network

Jan 1, 2015 on

HUGE hit at the party! Glad I doubled the recipe. Husband thought the onion flavor was too overpowering, so I added more cream cheese. I still thought the end result was too strong (but I'm not a big onion fan)...however, everybody at the party couldn't stop raving about it and the bowl was scraped clean!

One thing I had to change......I...

Reviewed scalloped oysters

Nov 19, 2014 on

First time trying oysters. Like it! 3 out of 4 members of my family said it was very good and want me to bring it to the big family Thanksgiving. I added parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper.

Reviewed frittata

Oct 13, 2014 on

Nice recipe. Tasty and easy. I cut the recipe in half but left the cheese portions. (we love cheese)

Reviewed cauliflower gratin

Oct 13, 2014 on

Very good and very easy. I was making a small dish for just 2 people, so I saved half of the sauce mixture for another time. I didn't have gruyere.....used a cheddar/monterey jack blend. I don't like boiled cauliflower, so I roasted it instead. All in all, a nice and easy side.

Reviewed chipotle chicken chili

Sep 9, 2014 on

NICE FLAVOR! Will make this again.

Reviewed twice baked potato casserole

Sep 9, 2014 on

Very good. I don't care for bacon "in" my food, though. I sprinkled the crisp bacon on top of the cheese before baking. Delicious. My husband suggested bringing it to the next pot luck.

Reviewed spinach and egg sandwiches

Jul 29, 2014 on

Very good! A simple and delicious meal that the whole family enjoyed.

Reviewed marlboro man's favorite sandwich

Jun 2, 2014 on

Kids and husband love this sandwich!

Reviewed Beef with Snow Peas

Dec 11, 2013 on

Delicious! I didn't have sherry and accidentally used too much soy sauce. I used chicken stock to thin and dilute. Worked out well. We don't like snow peas, so I used broccoli. Will make it again.

Reviewed Caramelized Grape Pie

Dec 8, 2013 on

I loved the pie the first day however, I didn't like it much at all the second day. Not sure why. Some of the problems I had----As soon as it hardened, I could tell that the caramel wasn't right. It was very grainy, even though I followed the cooking directions exactly. Also, the filling looked waaayyy too thin, so I added some dry instant vanilla...

Reviewed Crab and Avocado Salad

Dec 8, 2013 on

I doubled the anchovies, lemon juice, added celery and seasoned well with salt and pepper. My husband loved it. I found it to be a refreshing alternative to a regular salad but didn't love it. Will make it again.

Reviewed Rigatoni with Chicken Thighs

Oct 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Not a fan. It wasn't terrible but the sauce lacked flavor. I had to add so much. I like the idea of using thighs with my own sauce."

Reviewed Chicken with Shallots

Oct 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Yuck. Too much lemon flavor....not enough anything else! I'm trying to salvage it for dinner. "

Reviewed Trenette with Eggplant and Basil Pesto

Sep 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I probably won't make this again. It wasn't "bad" just wasn't great. "

Reviewed Pasta Puttanesca

Aug 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I love anchovies and I love olives......but I really don't like them together in this recipe The taste was just not good. I threw it out."

Reviewed Ham and Cheese Spirals

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Simple to make and tasty. My family enjoyed these very much. I did not add italian seasoning or the garlic. I wanted to keep the "ham and cheese" taste, so I omitted them but added a very light brush of dijon mustard. I used honey roasted ham lunch meat and regular shredded cheddar cheese. Baked them on parchment paper. I set the timer for"

Reviewed BLT Pasta Salad

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Eh......not that great. I didn't even want the leftovers for lunch the next day. I'm going to keep looking for a BLT pasta salad recipe. This one is not the one for me!"

Reviewed Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni

Jul 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I wasn't impressed. The filling and the sauce needed A LOT of help! I added garlic and parmesan, so it turned out OK but nothing to rave about. Also, the amount of sauce this recipe makes is ridiculous. Half was enough."

Reviewed Creamy Roasted Cauliflower

Jul 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Usually, cauliflower recipes leave me disappointed. I always end up wishing I had just steamed the cauliflower instead of going to the trouble of a recipe. Not with this one! Hubby and I really enjoyed it and the leftovers made a nice lunch the next day."

Reviewed Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Jul 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very good sauce! Husband and teen daughter loved it! "

Reviewed Stuffed Cabbage Stoup

Jun 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Nice dinner. I can't find a meatloaf mix with veal, so I purchased smaller portions of each.beef, pork and veal. Next time, I will omit the veal. Too pricey for what it added. I think the soup will be fine without it. We just finished the leftovers after freezing a couple weeks. Heated up nicely."

Reviewed Hot Corn Dip

Jun 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Not much flavor. "

Reviewed Caramel Banana Taquitos

May 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

DEE-LICIOUS! Served it with vanilla ice cream. "

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

May 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Delicious. Will make this again. Very easy meal that the whole family loved. Served it over Angel hair pasta. I will add a bit more seasoning next time.

Reviewed Chicken Marsala

Mar 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My family liked this recipe. Husband asked if I would make it a regular. I doubled up the sauce and added minced garlic with the mushrooms.

I'd like to try it with better Marsala. I couldn't find it in the wine section so I went looking in the "cooking wine" section. Found it there. Can't help but wonder if a better quality...

Reviewed Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops

Mar 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

My family liked this recipe. I don't think the chops were fork tender but they were tasty. I only had beef broth....turned out fine. Also added mushrooms at the end. Served over rice."

Reviewed Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Jan 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very good! I made a test batch before christmas and was disappointed. They fell apart, they were a little bland and seemed like more trouble than they were worth. HOWEVER, my daughter loved them and asked if I would please make them for our holiday appetizer get-together with family. Second batch was awesome!

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