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Mom's Buttermilk Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2008
I doubled this recipe and accidentally quadrupled the buttermilk, I used 4 cups. The batter wasn't runny at all, just a tad gummy. However, the cookies turned out great. Soft and puffy and yummy. I didn't frost them but did sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking. I liked them a lot, this recipe will replace my sugar cookie recipe since I like this texture much better. I think they'd be great with frosting, just too sweet for my husband with diabetes and twin toddlers.
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
Loved it!!!! Yum...I had some frozen spinach that had been in my freezer for weeks, I just couldn't get excited about defrosting and plopping it on our plates as is. This was perfect and really really easy/quick to prepare!
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Sweet Potato-Turkey Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
I really liked this meatloaf! I really needed a new way to cook ground turkey,one of our staples and this is it! I loved the texture the potato provided although I had to use a regular instead of sweet, will fix that next time. It didn't slice well otherwise it would be a five star rating. It did slice much better the next day.
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Chewy Coconut Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
I was so excited to find this recipe, I had some leftover coconut I wanted to use but I didn't want a recipe with sweetened condensed milk, like most of the coconut bars include. I changed it a bit, I used 1/2 vegetable oil 1/2 butter, one bag of chocolate chips (11.5oz) and about one cup coconut (it was a bit more than 1/2 a bag) I also used about 1/2 a cup of pecans and didn't have vanilla extract (which I put in EVERYTHING whether it calls for it or not!) so I used 2 tsp. almond extract. They came out very chewy and delicious. The things that keep it from being 5 stars are things that are my fault, really. I don't like almond extract and although it seems to enhance the coconut flavor it seems to predominate the bars, of course that was my fault. Next time I will do everything the way I did this time except I will use 1 cup of pecans, 2 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 chocolate chips, 1/2 peanut butter chips. Then it will absolutely be the best cookie bar ever, for me.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
I made this for my husband's birthday and he loved it. I ran into a few small problems: it doesn't say how many cups the 15 graham crackers amount to which posed a small problem because I used teddy grahams instead. (all the graham crackers had ingredients that I don't use and the only natural brand at the store I was at only came in bear shapes) I used the whole box which amounted to 2 1/2 cups. I had to use twice as much butter to bind it leading me to believe that I had too many bears. Next, the recipe made a TON of filling. I have no idea why, I followed the recipe exactly. I don't have a springform pan so I used a Pyrex pie dish and filled it to the top and still had enough for one more, which was fine but confusing. I was baking other things so I took it out of the oven immediately, after one hour. It was baked perfectly, golden around the edges and creamy in the center. It looked soft and perfect except for two small-ish cracks that wasn't a big deal for me. I know a lot of folks take cheesecake baking very seriously but mine was perfect enough for us, tasted great and had just the right amount of crust-to-filling ratio, despite my minor deviations from the recipe. I spelled out "35" in raspberries and you couldn't even see my small cracks. Next time I would add a tiny bit of lemon extract, juice or rind but as is was great too.
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Turkey Pot Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I've made this three times and my whole family loves it! The first time was with Thanksgiving leftovers and that was the best time yet, probably because the turkey was seasoned well and I had yummy leftover gravy. The second time I used chicken and made the mistake of using a crappy store bought crust. It also seemed "gluey" probably because of step three. The flour just seemed weird. The third time I used a really nice crust from a health food store and instead of doing step three I made a cream gravy and added it to the turkey instead of flour and milk separately. That one turned out delicious, but still not as yummy as the first. I will make this again, for sure!
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Basic Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I loved this crust, very easy and chewy. I did add a lot of garlic powder and Parmesan cheese to the dough before baking. The only problem I had was rolling it, and this may have been my fault. I didn't know whether to roll it in the pan or not. I didn't and had a bit of a hard time transferring it to my pan, resulting in a slightly awkward-looking crust. But once I got all my toppings on, it was fine and tasted delicious. I put barbecue sauce, red onion, cilantro, cubed chicken and cheddar cheese. Yum!!! I'm making this for a second time tonight for my husband's birthday and I can't wait to eat it!
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Pecan-Oatmeal Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I made these this morning for my husband's birthday and they were a hit! I sprinkled a few extra pecan pieces in the batter and it was the perfect consistency, not runny at all but not too thick either. It made seven five inch pancakes and we had two left over. (it's us and our two and a half year old twins) We ate them with sliced strawberries and maple syrup. Yum! I liked that they cooked all the way through, no problem. I usually have a problem with that when I make regular pancakes. They also held up well and didn't get soggy with syrup. Next time I may try finer pieces of pecan and oat flour for a lighter, less crunchy pancake and just to experiment with texture, but these were great as is!
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Sausage Brunch Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2007
I made this for Christmas brunch. I added cilantro and green onions, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. I also used six eggs and the full pound and a half of sausage. With the cheese on top it was hard to tell if the eggs were set, it looked completely cooked after about twenty minutes, the biscuit layer was golden brown and the cheese was completely melted, but the eggs were still runny so I cooked it another ten minutes, but really it need maybe fifteen more. It was delicious, though, I made a white gravy to go on the side. Next time I will use fewer eggs and also skip the salt, the sausage is salty enough. But I will definitely make it again, it was a big hit!
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
I've made this cake at least four times this season and I may make it one more time. It is perfect, moist and yummy, and doesn't take much time to whip up at all.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
I made this with the four egg yellow cake for my birthday and it was perfect. Smooth and shiny, the perfect amount of sweetness and chocolate-iness! I will definitely use this anytime I need a chocolate frosting!
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Four Egg Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2007
I made this cake for my birthday and loved it! I used 1/2 vegetable oil and 1/2 butter instead of shortening, and a few tablespoons more oil on top of that to make the sugar/oil mixture fluffier. It had to bake a bit longer because of that but it came out super moist and perfect. I did two 8" round instead of a 9x13" and frosted it with a rich chocolate frosting. Yummy!! I just finished the last piece, five days later and I'm sad to see it go. It was just as tasty today as it was the second day! (but not as tasty as it was freshly frosted and unrefrigerated!) I'll definitely make this again!
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Sock It to Me Cake IV

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2007
I loooove sock it to me cakes, my mom made them all the time when I was growing up. I was excited to make this one from scratch although my mom was dubious. It looked beautiful and all the taste components were there, it just wasn't "right." It seemed very dry and heavy. I used a silicone bundt pan and it was close to overdone at 55 minutes. I am making another tomorrow for a baby shower and this time I am going to add slightly more sour cream, 3/4 cup of vegetable oil and one cup of pecans to make a wider band of filling.
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