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Reviewed Strawberry Shortcake

May 16, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

It was ok. Based on the earlier reviews, I added 1 tbs of butter (probably needed 2 and a little extra sugar & a little vanilla. I also did not use heavy cream - too many people with cholesterol issues in our house. The texture was great - just kind of bland tasting - even after the above changes. I might make one more time and add a little more"

Reviewed Lobster Mac & Cheese

Jan 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I agree with another reviewer - you need to really love rich foods to enjoy this dish. I'm rating it how others felt. It's too rich for me! I served this as part of a buffet on New Year's Eve. If you are looking for a "grown up" mac & cheese - this is it. I would definitely serve this in small servings. It retains it's tastiness, without bein"

Reviewed Herb and Apple Stuffing

Jan 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Big hit at Christmas. We served it with ham and it complimented it nicely! I also cut back on the onion, used 2 very large apples and baked it in the oven. Everyone really like it. I'll make it again. "

Reviewed Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was fabulous!!! We decided to try this on Thanksgiving - a little scary trying a new recipe on a holiday, but the reviews were so good we took a chance. And are we glad we did! the turkey was very moist, but the best part was the gravy. Following an earlier reviewer suggestion, we didn't use the butter and orange zest, but butter and sag"

Reviewed Seafood Chowder

Nov 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I tried this recipe because of the reviews and the everyone was right - this was really delicious! I used a little less potato, added corn and used Old Bay Seasoning. Everyone really loved it! Great recipe! Easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Mediterranean Barley Salad

Feb 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Really delicious! I also added the garbonzo beans and only used 3 T of lemon juice. That was plenty of lemon flavor. Also added feta cheese. Very simple and very tasty. ""

Reviewed Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

Sep 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This has become my four teenagers favorite meal! It's easy to make a nice change from other chicken recipes. Although this is an appetizer recipe, we do have it for our meal. With a little bread and a nice side veggie........quite delicious! ""

Reviewed Sour Cream Pumpkin Bread

Aug 30, 2011 in on

Ok, I didn't make the recipe exactly as written. I followed "Deantini"'s suggestions for lowering the fat. The taste was out of this world - the addition of the sour cream really added a smoothness. However, Deantini, my bread did not rise. I made it with your exact changes. Any thoughts? I'm going to keep trying, because the flavor is real...

Reviewed Angelic Cake and Berries

Jan 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I recently saw Rachel make this on her show & I was inspired to make it. It was great! My whole family loved it. I have 4 very active teenagers who want dessert every night. It's great to serve something sweet and still good for you. They've been asking for it again! Easy delicious dessert.

Reviewed Vegetable Stew (Giambotta

Jan 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

As written, it was good. I thought it a little bland, so I followed another's advice and added 1 tsp of thyme. It was really tasty. I also liked cooking it a little longer; it gave the flavors a chance to blend. To make it more appealing to my teenagers, I separated 1/2 the stew and added turkey sausage. They loved it with the meat. I loved it...

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