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Reviewed Pumpkin Muffins

Nov 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I thought these muffins were absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe closely except that I used all-purpose whole wheat flour and added a tablespoon or two of ground flax seeds. I put all the dry ingredients in my food processor bowl and pulsed it a couple of times to mix them and lighten the density of the all-purpose whole wheat flour. It wo"

Reviewed Bruschetta Pizzaiola

Oct 26, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This was such a delicious recipe. Shoulda thought of it myself!
Patti&Shely - It is "Pizzaiola" just to let you know that it's made of pizza ingredients. Don't you love the musical quality of Italian words?"

Reviewed Oatmeal, Cranberry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

I finally made these cookies! I followed the recipe exactly, except for adding just a few less cranberries and a few more chocolate chips ((Ghirardelli bittersweet). When I was scooping them out, I kept thinking, "Oh, these are going to be way, way to big." But I continued to follow the recipe, trusting Giada as I do, and the results were perfecti"

Reviewed Perfect Roast Turkey

Apr 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thank you, Ina, for the wonderful (as always) recipe! I made it with only two differences from the original recipe: I used thyme that I had dried from my little summer yard garden instead of fresh thyme, and I switched a lime for the lemon. I'm not fond of lemon -- it seems to always become the predominant flavor of every dish it finds its way int"

Reviewed Rice Pilaf

Apr 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I just made a turkey dinner for my family and wanted to avoid having the same old "Thanksgiving" dinner. I located this recipe online and thought it was a perfect alternative to mashed potatoes and turnkey gravy. Everyone loved it. I used jasmine rice because I love the flavor of the rice, and I left out the saffron and pistachios because I had n"

Reviewed Cold Cucumber Soup

Aug 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thanks once more, Chef, for the outstanding recipe! I used regular fresh cucumbers and got all the veggies from the farmstand. I just wanted to try something different and have never had cold soup before. My sister and I both thought it was superb, and I will be making it every summer. So flavorful, has a crisp, interesting texture, it's nutritio...

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