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Reviewed Penne Alla Betsy

Oct 13, 2013 on

Great recipe! I followed exactly except I used chicken (not a big shrimp family) and I used frozen basil pesto I had from my garden. I went ahead and used 2 14oz cans of tomato sauce and thought it was perfect, though I did use the full box of pasta, not just 12 oz. Could easily go with mushrooms instead of chicken or shrimp and make this a vegetarian...

Reviewed The Ultimate Meatballs al Forno with Creamy Polenta

Feb 5, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I really loved this. I followed pretty closely except I used baby portabello mushrooms (mainly because they looked the best at the store), and I added some red pepper flakes to the sauce. I also cooked much longer than directed. I baked the meatballs while making the sauce. Before I added the sauce, I skimmed off all the fat. After pouring the s...

Reviewed Spiced Nuts

Dec 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I took an earlier reviewer's suggestion and used 6 cups of nuts and doubled the other ingredients. I didn't quite double the butter. I used pecans, cashews, and almonds and after mixing everything together on the stovetop, baked in the oven about 30 minutes at 300 degrees and stirred every 5 minutes or so. I then spread out on parchment paper ...

Reviewed Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Nov 26, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I rely so much on the tips I get by reading reviews, I thought it was worth following up with my own review. I loved this recipe. I made a Poblano Turkey Roulade with a Cornbread stuffing with jalapenos and chorizo. This sweet potato recipe was a perfect side for this. I baked the potatoes until they were super soft. Then I peeled and smashed...

Reviewed Herbed Quinoa

Aug 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Agree with previous posts. This has too much lemon. Like the recipe other than that and will do it again with half as much lemon. I might just omit the lemon juice all together and just use the zest. ""

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