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Reviewed Mascarpone And Lemon Gnocchi With Butter Thyme Sauce

Aug 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I followed the recipe exactly even though I'm not a lemon lover. It needed more salt.
I started by making the gnocchi Exactly as Giada did on the TV episode. They doubled in size.
I also noticed that I needed to add a little more flour because as they were cooking they were so fluffy they were starting to kind of melt apart. After...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

Jan 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I can remember when my grocery would package all three meats together and sell it as a "meatloaf mix". I've made it hundreds of times over the years. My only suggestion, because I do not like biting into chunks of things in a meatloaf, is to put the ingredients in a blender with the eggs. Something else I learned from my mom and grandma is to pu"

Reviewed Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Mar 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Along with the caramel and chocolate, I added some coconut!! Makes em even better!""

Reviewed Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Jan 31, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Decadent! I made one substitution after reading another review. I used 2 packages of caramel bits instead of individually wrapped caramels. I did let the 2nd half of the batter sit in the fridge and then shaped it on a piece of waxed paper. It came right off and fit perfectly.
In the end, I wasn't paying attention and the edges got too...

Reviewed Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

Jan 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because Ree didn't specify what size roast she used which could make a difference in the amounts of liquid and peppers. I used a 3.97 lb pork butt. I was nervous about the peppers as I don't like spicy food so I used the same brand of chipotle peppers in the 3 and 1/2 ounce can, which was 4 peppers....

Reviewed German Potato Salad

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

I followed the recipe exactly and should have known better than to add the liquid to the crispy bacon. It immediately became soft and soggy and fatty, right back to it's original condition.
The bacon should be added after the potatoes have absorbed the liquid. ""

Reviewed Meatballs a la Pizzaiola

Aug 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Not tender and needed much more flavor. Added additional parmesan, garlic, oregano and basil which helped. But they were still too firm.""

Reviewed Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

Aug 9, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I used my 4 small loaf pan instead of one loaf. I baked them for about 30 minutes and they were perfect! I don't like lemon but I followed the recipe exactly and it was very faint but good. I would prefer to taste much more honey and vanilla but the texture and color were just like Ina's. Making small loaves allows me to give them to family an...

Reviewed Berry Scones with Orange Honey Butter

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

Yes, the cream started oozing out of the processor. I blotted with paper towels and once it came to the whipped cream stage, I took half out ,made the butter and then made the additional butter. I'll buy myself a new larger processor. I used fresh berries. Frozen would have held up better but either way would work. I wanted a double batch so I...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

Watched the episode and I'm confused. It was presented as the restaurant's meatloaf but then at the bottom of the online recipe it states it was a viewer's recipe...?? Also...on the show, they said the garlic was sauteed in olive oil till brown. Recipe calls for "roasted" garlic. Now that I've actually read the recipe, it does appear it would...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

Watched the episode and I'm confused. It was presented as the restaurant's meatloaf but then at the bottom of the online recipe it states it was a viewer's recipe...?? Also...on the show, they said the garlic was sauteed in olive oil till brown. Recipe calls for "roasted" garlic. Now that I've actually read the recipe, it does appear it would...

Reviewed 1770 House Meatloaf

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

Watched the episode and I'm confused. It was presented as the restaurant's meatloaf but then at the bottom of the online recipe it states it was a viewer's recipe...?? Also...on the show, they said the garlic was sauteed in olive oil till brown. Recipe calls for "roasted" garlic. Now that I've actually read the recipe, it does appear it would...

Reviewed Roasted Vegetable Soup

Nov 1, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Before I try this soup, I'd like to know which veggie it most tastes like...does it taste like a carrot soup? a potato soup? I'm not crazy about roasted butternut squash soup so I don't want to make it if that is what it will taste like..

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