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Reviewed Winter Minestrone

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

Deee-licious! I made this tonight and everybody enjoyed it and got seconds. I added additional veggies, such as mushrooms, yellow and green squash, fresh tomatoes (instead of canned), kale, collard greens (Swiss chard unavailable) and two cans of of beans. Also, thanks to other reviewers, I added hot sausage instead of pancetta. I really enjoyed m"

Reviewed Boston Cream Pie

Aug 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious, worth every egg yolk! The cake part was easy to make, except for when I had to fluff up the egg whites, they didn't form peaks, so I threw those egg whites out and started again to fluff the whites without the creme of tartar and it worked. I added the creme of tartar after the whites had fluffed. The ganache was also easy to make but n"

Reviewed Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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

Two words: Delicious & Healthy
I had a bunch of spinach and I decided to make this salad and I'm so glad I did...I left out the prosciutto and it's still a home run! I also added some mushrooms and tomatoes. Also, I cut back on the EVOO from the recommendations of other reviews to only half a cup."

Reviewed Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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

Two words: Delicious & Healthy
I had a bunch of spinach and I decided to make this salad and I'm so glad I did...I left out the pancetta and it's still a home run! I also added some mushrooms and tomatoes. Also, I cut back on the EVOO from the recommendations of other reviews to only half a cup."

Reviewed Tracie's Couscous Salad

May 29, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Definitely a winner! All the flavors compliment each other and it's really easy to make, I like to chill my salad prior to serving. "

Reviewed George's Artichoke Tuna Salad

May 11, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I wanted to add some sass to my plain tuna sandwiches and I'm glad I found this recipe. I added the artichoke hearts which I always have in the pantry, cilantro, onion, celery, mayo, lime juice and some jalapeno juice and I decided to make them patty melt style with cheese and they came out delish! I heated the panini maker added a bit of butter o"

Reviewed Tilapia Ceviche

May 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ceviche and beer is one of my all time favorites hot weather meals. Thank you Marcela, I now know how to make it at home. I followed the instructions to the T, except that I let the fish marinate in the lime juice for abut 3 hours just to make sure it was cooked. Also, to speed up the preparation, after dicing all the veggies, I decided to put the"

Reviewed Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Mar 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Easy and Delicious! I'm not crazy for white wine, therefore, I only added about 1/4 c so it would not overpower and it came out great. Thanks for another great recipe Tyler.""

Reviewed Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Jan 19, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really really love this pasta. Fairly easy to make and has the most in depth flavors, especially the sun dried tomatoes, the fresh parsley, and the melting mozzarella cheese is to die. I've also made the same dish with dried sun dried tomatoes...I just rehydrate them in some water and leave them for a couple of hours to hydrate. Still works out...

Reviewed Pasta Bolognese

Nov 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Two bowls later, I'm still thinking about Bolognese. Very easy recipe to make and loaded with flavor. Being patient with the 'burnt toast' is worth the in depth flavor. My only advice for those new to the kitchen is that while the meat is cooking with the vegetables (carrots, celery and onion) make sure to keep scooping out the meat fat. Also, I'...

Reviewed Baked Shrimp Scampi

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh My Goodness, I just ate a piece of baked shrimp scampi heaven! Very easy to make and holds loads and loads of flavor. I paired the shrimp with angel hair and garlic bread and I couldn't ask for anything more......well possibly maybe a dessert :)
Thanks Ina for this recipe which I know I will make over and over again. Can't wait to eat...

Reviewed Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

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

Can you say crunchy and delicious?!! Very easy to make recipe with exceptional flavors. I followed the recipe to the 't,' and the result was 5 stars. Thanks Neelys! By the way, I love your show and how you both play off each other effortlessly. Keep the flavors coming!""

Reviewed Zucchini Pancakes

Jul 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really easy, really simple and delicious. I had some zucchini and had no idea what to make and came upon this recipe and Ina's recipe's never fail. These little pancakes came packed with unexpected flavor for the simple ingredients involved. Next time I will add a spicy punch with chili flakes. I will definitely make these zucchini pancakes all th"

Reviewed Zucchini Bread

Jul 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just wanted to thank Paula Deen for this great recipe. It has now become my Dad's favorite recipe which I really enjoy baking for him. He even stashes it away so it doesn't disappear overnight. The first time I baked this recipe it was a bit too sweet, it seemed to create a sugary crust but after making it several times I have found the best measu"

Reviewed Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

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

Awesome Recipe! I made this recipe for my book club and all the ladies flipped. Not only is it great but it's really easy to make and I never thought I could make anything this awesome. I even re-made it today for my sister-in-laws pot luck because everybody should taste this banana pudding. Thanks Paula for sharing! "

Reviewed Crab Cakes

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

Great dish to make during lent season. I love all the veggies involved in this dish which really made the crab cakes packed with flavor. I added a bit of a punch with the addition of a pinch of chili flakes and a couple of dashes of habanero sauce. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Ina, you're my favorite foodnetwork chef ever!"

Reviewed Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

Mar 5, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Love, Love, Love This cake.......need I say more? I never thought I would say that about a simple box cake but what makes this over the top is the frosting especially the crunch. I did not use hazelnuts and it's still a hit. When making the frosting you must keep mixing till the texture gets a bit thick....what I did was kept mixing bc I know the...

Reviewed Black Bean Salad

Feb 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just the kind of recipes that I like, easy and delicious. You can't go wrong with this recipe, just mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate. I really loved the honey, pineapple and the hint of jalapeno. I will definitely make this recipe over and over and over.

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

Feb 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really great and easy dish. This dish contains basic ingredients (except for the cognac), I had all the ingredients on hand and it's a one pot dish. The gravy is the best part! Thanks to other reviews I moderately added salt and omitted the chicken bouillon. I Googled the recipe's name and included 'video,' and I was able to watch the episode while...

Reviewed Company Pot Roast

Feb 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really great and easy dish. This dish contains basic ingredients (except for the cognac), I had all the ingredients on hand and it's a one pot dish. The gravy is the best part! Thanks to other reviews I moderately added salt and omitted the chicken bouillon. I Googled the recipe's name and included 'video,' and I was able to watch the episode while...

Reviewed Rugelach

Dec 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thanks Ina! I've been a bit intimidated in making these cookies but I'm glad I finally made them. I thought they would be more difficult than they actually are but overall easy and delish.
I made one recipe alteration and that was that I did not chill for the last 30 minutes, after, I rolled them up with the filling and I add the egg wash...

Reviewed Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Oct 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Yummy potatoes! While my chicken was roasting I also made these and baked them simultaneously.....very easy and goes great with chicken. Due to my oven being at 425F for the chicken I made sure to turn them over twice to get the even cooking/color throughout so they were done under an hour. Due to previous reviews, I also minced my garlic and the...

Reviewed Perfect Roast Chicken

Oct 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Finger lickin' good! My only modification was that I did not use fennel and it still turned out great. Really easy recipe to follow and exceptional results. I also made the roasted potatoes which were part of the episode, so to ease the garlic taste, I accompanied it with steamed green beans.

Reviewed Beef Brisket

Oct 4, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I found a beef brisket keeper, thanks Tyler! Very easy recipe to prepare and full of flavor. My only change to the recipe was to omit the red wine, not a big fan of the flavor so I opted to use chicken stock instead. I will now gladly retire the onion soup packet recipe.

Reviewed Mashed Potatoes

Sep 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

To Die for!!! I will forever use Tyler's recommendation of cooking potatoes with cold water and slicing them in quarters. Even-though the cream and potatoes are not the healthiest of choices they sure do make them to die for. I don't own a food mill but while they potatoes where still hot from the hot cream/butter they smashed relatively well.<...

Reviewed Pancetta and Turkey Meatloaf Sandwiches

Sep 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Easy, Moist and Delicious! This loaf brings a whole new dimension to turkey and I'm excited to make it over and over again. As others reviewers mentioned to hold back on the salt due to the pancetta was very appreciated...I added .5 T of salt and 1 T of Italian seasoning bc I doubled the recipe. I also added half and onion and I couldn't bear to stick...

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