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Reviewed Neely's Chickpea, Ham and Swiss Chard Soup

Dec 29, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

So tasty!! Didn't skip or add a thing! I recommend using Crystal Hot Sauce. Really compliments the broth!

Reviewed Challah French Toast

Feb 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Off the charts good and easy! The orange zest and honey are a MUST!"

Reviewed Vegetable Tarte Tatin

Dec 26, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nothing special for the amount of work involved. First of all, the recipe says to roast the onions and garlic with the other vegetables, but later it says to "...scatter the onions and garlic over the vegetables." Very confusing. Then there's the caramel. Sounds so simple: mix sugar with water and bring to a boil till amber color. Let me tell you,"

Reviewed Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I've tried MANY hush puppy recipes and this one by FAR is the best! Easy and delicious! Not too spicy either! My 7 year old couldn't get enough! "

Reviewed Asian Flank Steak Salad Over Cold Noodles

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

This recipe claims to only take 50 minutes, but that time does not take into account the overnight marinating for the steak or the two hour cooling/refrigerating for the steak after cooking! The marinade was nice, but I thought the dressing for the noodles was lacking. Had to use some sesame ginger dressing from Trader Joe's to spice up the noodle"

Reviewed Broccoli and Bow Ties

Jun 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Nice light summer pasta dish! Very easy to make. "

Reviewed Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw

Jun 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! A lot of work but very tasty! I had to substitute regular chili powder because I couldn't find the ancho chili powder, but other than that it was yummy! "

Reviewed Grilled Steak and Papaya Salad

Jun 10, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Would have given this 5 stars but it was way too spicy, and this is coming from someone who likes things spicy! I was the only person who could handle the dressing on the salad. Everyone else just ate the steak (which was deliciously marinated, thank you Bobby). Will make this again, but will watch how many of those chilis I use next time! "

Reviewed Spinach, Pear and Chicken Salad

May 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Okay. The combination was nice and light. I don't think the endive was necessary, and I used a cooked chicken from the deli department (huge time saver). "

Reviewed Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

May 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Yummy! So easy and tasty! My six year old couldn't get enough! I agree with the rest of the reviewers about using regular grits (no instant)! Also used chicken broth instead of water (in the grits)! "

Reviewed Roasted Tomato Soup

Mar 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious! ""

Reviewed Tortilla with Chorizo

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

Wow! Very, very good! Made one change...don't eat chorizo, so we used soy chorizo and it was GREAT! Couldn't tell the difference. Served it with green avocado salsa, sour cream, and a salad. Yummy! I also put a little mexi-blend cheese in with my eggs. ""

Reviewed Chicken Etouffee

Jan 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious! I'm a southern-style cook and this was a great etouffee! I did a couple modifications that I believe really made this dish richer. The roux always takes longer than stated. I cooked mine in a dutch oven over a medium-low heat for about 30 minutes (grab a beer and hang). Once the roux reached a nice brown color, I threw in ab...

Reviewed Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Nov 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So yummy! Very easy to make too! I added a pint of yellow grape tomatoes with the garlic and sauteed until they burst. So good! ""

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Roulade

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Already reviewed this recipe but felt compelled to tell of a few things I did to add to the recipe. I soaked the turkey in a simple brine for about 5 hours. I had to leave out the rosemary since my husband hates it, but it didn't affect the flavor. Most importantly, after the bird finished cooking I wrapped it in tin foil, wrapped it in a towel, ...

Reviewed Roasted Turkey Roulade

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely wonderful! Big hit! Terrific! Didn't change a thing!!""

Reviewed Homemade Gravy

Nov 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely delicious!""

Reviewed Sausage, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

Oct 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy (almost too easy)! Much better the second day. Too spicy for my 5 year old, so next time I may use sweet or regular turkey sausage. ""

Reviewed Chicken Florentine Style

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

Easy and good! Even my 6 year old loved it! ""

Reviewed Tilapia with Escarole and Lemon-Pepper Oil

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

Absolutely delicious and easy! My five year old couldn't get enough! Will make again for sure! "

Reviewed Tortilla with Chorizo

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

Wow! Very, very good! Made one change...don't eat chorizo, so we used soy chorizo and it was GREAT! Couldn't tell the difference. Served it with green avocado salsa, sour cream, and a salad. Yummy! I also put a little mexi-blend cheese in with my eggs. "

Reviewed Sausage, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

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

So easy (almost too easy)! Much better the second day. Too spicy for my 5 year old, so next time I may use sweet or regular turkey sausage. "

Reviewed It's a Fish Fry

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

2 stars for the fish, but the slaw and hushpuppies were pretty poor. Lots of leftovers. Grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and as another reviewer put it, "Ain't like my mama used to make." Slaw had potential, but was missing something. Hush puppies were VERY dense! Oh well. Guess I'll have to wait till I go home to Mississippi to get the real...

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