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Reviewed Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dec 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Made these with semi sweet chocolate instead of the white and they were phenomenal!

Reviewed Rockin' Rice Pudding

Nov 4, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Fabulous! Especially spiked with bourbon! Used leftover basmati rice and added about 2 oz of Makers Mark with the vanilla. At the end, added just 1/4 tsp cinnamon and the rind of half a lemon. It was over the top delicious!

Reviewed Pork Chops with Mustard Bourbon Sauce

Aug 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super delicious and so easy. Flambeed Jack Daniels for the sauce, which thickened in about 2 minutes of simmering. Served with smashed potatoes and carrots. Yum!"

Reviewed Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Aug 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. I made it using ziti and while it appeared as though the pasta was swimming in the sauce when it went into the oven to bake, it came out perfectly creamy and together. Next time I'll add lobster."

Reviewed Coconut Cupcakes

Aug 1, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Flavor was great but the cupcake is a bit dense despite following the instructions precisely. Not really sure what all the high marks are all about. These cupcakes are just OK. Got 24 from the batch and used exactly the amount of frosting specified."

Reviewed Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Jul 30, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent, light and flavorful. Added a tablespoon of bacon fat to the pan instead of butter, which took it over the top. Also added about 1 cup of leftover BBQ corn. Fantastic!"

Reviewed Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

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

Offf the chart delicious. Considering all the reviewers who experienced dry cakes, I was especially careful to keep an eye on mine...and started testing at 18 minutes until they were done at 22 minutes, which created a very light cake despite flattening a bit on cooling. Used honey roasted natural peanut butter fresh ground from Whole Foods, whic"

Reviewed Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Jul 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent and super easy. I used half cheddar and half American, schiracha sauce and Dijon to my taste. Cold leftovers were fantastic heated in a nonstick pan over high heat until the cheese browns a bit. Wow!"

Reviewed All Day Pork Loin Chili

May 29, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Overall very tasty as written but very soupy and found the pork to be dry not tender after simmering for 2 1/2 hours. Used Jack Daniels for the bourbon. I think it would be great with beef instead of the lean pork and by cutting the vegetables into much smaller pieces. "

Reviewed Cream Cheese Frosting

May 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I took the advice of the other reviewers and doubled the cream cheese and halved the sugar. It was just OK. Turns out I needed to double the recipe as well to cover an 8 inch two layer cake. Not one to repeat."

Reviewed Ron's Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Apr 22, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The cake was outstanding and the cayenne gave it an unexpected warmth. Awesome. I actually made the recipe as written but used 6 cups of leftover carrot pulp from my juicer. It turned out moist and tender and didn't even need to be iced. It was perfect alone or maybe with a bit of whipped cream. Did not try the white chocolate buttercream based"

Reviewed Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Feb 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Awesome! I used fresh ground peanut butter from Whole Foods, half oatmeal and half 100 percent fiber cereal and added 1/4 cup each chia and hemp seeds too. "

Reviewed Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Feb 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Awesome! I used half oatmeal and half 100 percent fiber cereal and added 1/4 cup each chia and hemp seeds too. "

Reviewed Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili

Feb 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Super chili... Used smoky bacon and hot Italian sausage in place of ground pork. Also 2 tsp salt plus 1 tsp pepper based on reader comments. And drained all the meat! It wasn't soupy at all. Amazing meal with Gina's crusty corn bread."

Reviewed Gina's Crusty Cornbread

Feb 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very dense and yes...not at all sweet but a perfect compliment to Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili recipe. Substituted 1/2 cup coarse cornmeal to total to give it more texture."

Reviewed Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Feb 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my go to recipe for pound cake. The secret is to whip the butter and sugar on high for at least 5 minutes. Then continue to follow the recipe. I add 1/2 tsp salt too. I substitute 1 tbspn of vanilla extract for the tsp it calls for, which gives it the flavor it lacks. For orange or lemon versions I use Greek yogurt 2 percent ( don't us"

Reviewed Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Feb 5, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is my go to recipe for pound cake. The secret is to whip the butter and sugar on high for at least 5 minutes. Then continue to follow the recipe. I add 1/2 tsp salt too. I add 1 tbspn of vanilla extract, insteas of thie tsp it calls for, which gives it the flavor it lacks. For orange or lemon versions I substitute Greek yogurt 2 percent ("

Reviewed Puff Pastry Cheese and Preserve Danish

Jan 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Substituted a package of cream cheese for the marscapone...which produced a thick luxurious filling that didn't run at all. Placing the jelly along side the filling made no sense to me but did it anyway. Still makes no sense the way it cooked so the next time I'll put it in the middle of the cream cheese mixture. Also had to hike up the heat to 4"

Reviewed Spicy Baked Macaroni

Jan 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent...but only because I added one quart of marinara sauce instead of the tomatoes and one pound of ground beef, which I browned separately and drained, to the completed vegetable mixture. I also used one pound of large shells instead of elbow pasta. It was a bountiful dish!"

Reviewed Spicy Baked Macaroni

Jan 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was excellent...but only because I added one quart of marinara sauce instead of the tomatoes and one pound of ground beef, which I browned separately and drained, to the vegetable mixture. I also used large shells instead of elbow pasta."

Reviewed Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut with Ponzu, Lemongrass Sauce, and Lemon Rice Pilaf

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

I only made the lemon rice and it was fantastic. Flavorful, zesty. Used a sweet muscatel rather than dry white wine and, and another half tablespoon of fresh ginger. it was a perfect side to the baked flounder I served. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Oct 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. I did not have any white wine, so I replaced it and the olive oil with about half a cup of mayonnaise and used only coarse mustard, plus dry herbs. Even with these changes the flavor was outstanding. "

Reviewed Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Oct 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very tasty. I did not have any white wine, so I replaced it and the olive oil with about half a cup of mayonnaise. The flavor was outstanding. "

Reviewed Peanut Butter and Chocolate Biscotti

Dec 28, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Excellent! I substituted 3 cups of halved Reeses mini peanut butter cups for the peanuts and chocolate bits. Everyone raved!

Reviewed Lemon Yogurt Cake

Dec 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Superb. I don't use extra large eggs and so added another yolk, and used low fat greek yogurt. What a moist, delicious and lemony cake. Will make again and again.

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