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Reviewed Jacques' Easy Chocolate Cake

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. Rich, and almost impossibly dense. And the recipe is easy enough to follow.

Couple of things to keep in mind:

- Let it "rest" for a couple of hours... it really helps the texture and taste
- It's REALLY sweet. Try dusting UNsweetened cocoa on it to balance it out
- If using a...

Reviewed Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Jan 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty indeed. Rich, dense, the works...
- Halved the recipe, and made it in a 9 X 5 loaf pan instead of a round 8" one (wanted a tea cake feel to it)
- Reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup

It did sag a little bit in the middle, but nothing dramatic.

It was a hit at home, and will be made again....

Reviewed Jacques' Easy Chocolate Cake

Sep 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. Rich, and almost impossibly dense. And the recipe is easy enough to follow.

Couple of things to keep in mind:

- Let it "rest" for a couple of hours... it really helps the texture and taste
- It's REALLY sweet. Try dusting UNsweetened cocoa on it to balance it out
- If using a...

Reviewed Espresso Ice Cream

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

Could do with a little less ground coffee for those of us that are not regular consumers, but aside from that, great recipe. My custard started to curdle a bit after taking it off the heat (after the "thicken till it coats back of wooden spoon" step), but I added the espresso powder, let it cool down in the fridge, blended it with a stick blender...

Reviewed Killer Hazelnut Brownie Bites

Dec 13, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Made it without the frosting, added chocolate chunks. Great go-to recipe.

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

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

I made several minor changes to the soup. It still turned out great. Another keeper from Ina!
1. Skipped the cream
2. Peeled the tomatoes - I had these AMAZING shady lady tomatoes (last of the season, sadly, and wasn't going to let a peel get between me & complete enjoyment of this soup!
3. added a can...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

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

I made several minor changes to the soup. It still turned out great. Another keeper from Ina!
1. Skipped the cream
2. Peeled the tomatoes - I had these AMAZING shady lady tomatoes (last of the season, sadly, and wasn't going to let a peel get between me & complete enjoyment of this soup!
3. added a can of peeled...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

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

I was bored, and made several small changes to the soup. It still turned out great. Another keeper from Ina!
1. Skipped the cream
2. Peeled the tomatoes - I had these AMAZING shady lady tomatoes (last of the season, sadly, and wasn't going to let any peel get between me & complete enjoyment of this soup! Also added a can of...

Reviewed Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

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

I was bored, and made several small changes to the soup. It still turned out great. Another keeper from Ina!

1. Skipped the cream
2. Peeled the tomatoes - I had these AMAZING shady lady tomatoes (last of the season, sadly), and wasn't going to let any peel get between me & complete enjoyment of this soup! Also added...

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