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CARNATION® Classic Five-Minute Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
The taste was delicious, but mine did not set correctly. I followed the recipe exactly, but omitted the nuts. I ended up with a tray of gooey chocolate. Too runny to cut, too thick to pour. (We're eating it with a spoon because it is still too yummy to waste!) My question is about the marshmallows. The bag says 10.5 oz. So I used 2 bags, thinking that was the right amount of ounces for 2.5 cups. Should I have measured the marshmallows into measuring cups instead? I probably wouldn't have even used a full bag that way.Does anyone know? Thanks!
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Barbecue Beef Cups

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2008
These were absolutely fantastic! The recipe makes more than I thought it would, and the cups are very filling. I was also very impressed with how well the cups physically held together. Once they had cooled, you could just pick them up and bite right into them. I used Grands Flaky Layer biscuits, which I split in half. You definitely need to flatten them out though after separating. For the last two, I thought I'd just use a whole biscuit. They turned out fine, but there was way too much bread that way. I'm a bread person, but it is better to only use half a biscuit. I also put the cheese on (accidentally) before the initial bake, but it turned out just fine--and made it even easier on me! In the meat mixture, I used fresh onions, which I cooked with the browning meat, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. The only BBQ sauce I had on hand wasn't a very good one, so I had to play with it a little adding brown sugar and worchestershire, but that was all jsut to my own personal tastes. Overall, this is a WINNER! Thanks for the great recipe--it is going into regular rotation in our home :)
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2007
This was DELICIOUS! The 4 adults who ate it all give it 5 stars, with comments like "the is the best lasagna I have ever had" over and over. I followed the recipe ingredients exactly, except I omitted the extra salt. Fisrt time I have ever used fresh parsley too, and I think it made a huge difference. I did my layers based on the size of the pan, and I ended up with no extra sauce. As for noodles, I used about 4 noodles per layer. The trick is to just make sure there is one solid layer without overlapping the noodles. I also went ahead and got fennel seed for this (another thing I have never used). I had to buy a brand name spice because it isn't that popular, and it was $3.99 for the bottle. Seems like a lot, but now I have it and I will be using it again at least in this recipe! Go ahead and spring for it--the combination of spices is what makes this so good. I had difficulty finding the SWEET sausage too. I finally found it in links by the ground sausage. It was super easy to slice the casings and pop it out though.
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Peanut Butter Cornflake Crunch Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2006
This recipe is exactly like the ones I used to eat in our middle school cafeteria (bought for a dime apiece). Based on other reviews, I doubled all ingredients except the cornflakes, and they turned out perfectly. I used a large plastic bowl for mixing, and just tossed the flakes with the syrup using 2 wooden spoons. Easy breezy!
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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
I thought these were very good. I used my food chopper to finely chop the walnuts, which made them the perfect size (almost a mince). My only problem, which was easily fixed, is that i have a tendency to make BIG cookies. I found after my first batch that I used too much dough around the kiss, resulting in a palm size flat cookie with a hump in the middle. After that I used just enough to cover the candy and they then came out like the picture. This is a crisp cookie--not chewy at all, and not too sweet. the candy inside is a great balance for flavors. Edit,one year later: I just made these again for Christmas adn they turned out even better than last year! I followed the recipe EXACTLY as it was written. Last year I subbed butter for margarine, and I think that was a mistake! These cookies help their shape and barely spread at all using the margarine. My hubby calls me a "butter snob" because that is usually the only thing I buy. I'm not even sure what made me change my mind and get margarine this year, but it was definitely worth it! I'll be using margarine in these form now on!
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
Great recipe! All adults who tried loved them, and one called it "the best gingerbread cookies he's ever had." Kid's had different opinions though. My 4yo loved cutting these out and decorating them, but refused to even try it. A neighbor child took one bite and politely asked if she "had to finish it" LOL. So I think too spicy for some kids--especially picky eaters. Followed the recipe exactly, and found that I did need to add more flour to be able to roll it out (even after letting it sit in fridge overnight). So I just kneaded some in with each portion I rolled out--no big deal! Cookies are moist and smell SO GOOD. This was my first experience with molasses though, and I was nervous because I thought it was stinky! I didn't even try the batter because I thought it smelled bad, but that all changes in the oven!
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Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
This was delicious! I did tweak based on reviews though of it beling not cheesy enough and/or too dry. Here's what I did: * full 2 c. cheese in mix * used only 3/4 pkg of hashbrowns * used one cr. chicken soup and one cr. celery * added some 1/2 & 1/2 to mixture * used parmesean bread crumbs instead of cornflakes
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Zippy Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2006
I made this without any changes to the recipe for Christmas morning and it was a success. I doubled the recipe though, but I still used one pan. It all fit (barely) into my 9X13 pan, although it was up to the VERY top. When baking, it puffed up nicely and cooked beautifully. One note, when that full, the grease from the cheese bubbles up and will spill over into over--I would recommend putting a cookie sheet underneath if it is doubled and in one pan. I also found that it reheats nicely--we are enjoying the leftovers again today! And for those leary of the croutons--don't be! You can't even tell they are there after baking. I will make this again.
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