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Reviewed Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Pork Chop with Cider Gravy, Sauteed Apples and Onions

Mar 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This meal was quick and tasty. Although I plan to make it again, it did not blow my family and I away. Be careful not to slice the apples too thin--or the onions too thick--because in order to get the onions to cook properly, the apples will turn to mush if they're too thin. Or throw them in after the onions have cooked for a few minutes. We found...

Reviewed Oeufs en Meurette

Mar 1, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had this at Anthony Bourdain's restaurant, Les Halles, in NYC. I couldn't get the flavor out of my mind so decided to shop around online to see if I could find a good recipe. I settled on this one because the ingredient list seemed most true to what I had at Les Halles. I did not poach the eggs the way the recipe recommends; I poached them more...

Reviewed Uptown Pork Chops and Apple Sauce: Roast Pork Tenderloins with Escalloped Apples

Feb 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Five stars for its simplicity, cost, and ability to generate a lot of flavor with a very minimal ingredient list.

Reviewed Butternut Squash Soup

Feb 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delish, and so, so easy. I made this for my 2 year-old's birthday party, and she asked for 2nds!

Reviewed Simple Birthday Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Feb 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought this was good, but too much work for the result that I got. Be careful not to chop the chocolate too coarsely, or else you'll have blocks of chocolate inside your cake.

Reviewed Garlic Spaghetti

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

Like other reviewers, I scaled back the amount of olive oil to 1/3 cup and it worked just fine. I think that the butter added to the flavor, but for those worried about the calories, the recipe would work just fine without it; the flavor just won't be as rich. I used Muir Glen fire roasted crushed tomatoes, and they tasted delicious. I agree with...

Reviewed Squash Caponata

Jan 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I haven't made the dish, but to clarify, she did roast 3 lb of butternut squash (chopped in what looked like 1/2 inch squares) with oregano and a Tbsp of sugar. Everything else in the recipe looks accurate.

Reviewed Lemon Chicken Soup

Jan 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made the chunks of chicken a little too big--not the recipe's fault, but it definitely affected the taste. I would recommend grilling or pan-frying the chicken prior to adding it to the broth rather than cooking it in the broth itself, although the latter option would introduce some extra calories. We're not big tofu fans, but I actually think...

Reviewed Brie and Onion Puff

Dec 7, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Brie, puff pastry, and caramelized onions--seriously, how could this recipe possibly go wrong? I don't care for turkey, so I am always looking for interesting accompaniments to put on the Thanksgiving table so that I have something to help me mask the taste of turkey. I thought, roast turkey + brie + caramelized onions? But of course! The only...

Reviewed Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Nov 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is reeeeeally tasty. Definitely recommend. I should have read the recipe more closely and adjusted the measurements of the "Emeril's Essence" accordingly; I had seeds from a relatively small pumpkin, and now I have a ton of the "Essence" left over. I'll use it, but spices aren't cheap and now I have a lot of my spice supply tied up all in...

Reviewed Rosemary Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Nov 5, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

This is really tasty, but I've had trouble with the presentation of it, which is why I rate it a 4. I can't seem to make it look as pretty as on TV--which could be the cook, but it does affect my rating. I'm not the fastest cook in the kitchen, but my prep time was way less than 30 minutes. Especially if you take the butter and put it out on the...

Reviewed Smoky Beer Burgers with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Oct 15, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I love Rachael, but this burger recipe just didn't work for me. Perhaps a more sophisticated palate would be able to pick up the many flavors combined in this burger, but it was all a bit lost on me. I left out the Worcestshire and the chopped onion on top and still felt as though I could have left out half the ingredients and it still would have...

Reviewed Chocohotopots

Sep 30, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Delicious, and very easy. I have made this recipe twice. The first time, I followed it to the letter and produced great results. The second time, I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of chili powder with the dry ingredients combined with the egg. This gave it an awesome kick that hits you in the back of the throat. Give it a shot!

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