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Cinnabun Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2012
These were pretty good, but not worth the effort. I thought they needed icing on top, too.
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Easy Three Cheese Manicotti

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2012
This was pretty yummy. I docked it a star because it had way too much sauce. Probably one jar would have been sufficient; maybe one and a half at most (not 6.5 cups!!) Very cheesy, so you could cut back a little on the cheese topping and still have plenty of cheese. Overall, good, though!
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Brownie Biscotti

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2012
Very chocolatey. Perfect if you like the harder outside edges of brownies. We still prefer traditional biscotti.
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Pear Banana Berry Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2012
This recipe was surprisingly good. The combination of fruits seemed a little odd, but it turned out delicious. I followed the recipe as written except substituting 2 fresh pears for the canned ones, and substituting the second 1/8 tsp of cloves with cinnamon instead. The end product still tasted of cloves, and I think if I had used cloves the second time it would have been too strong for my liking. I used fresh squeezed juice from one orange for the orange juice. My kids were looking for the leftovers this morning, but their dad had already taken them to work:)
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Mom's Best Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
This turned out okay for me. Not delicious, but nothing bad, either. The chops stuck to the pan after I flipped them over- I think not turning them would have been better. They also seemed crispier before I turned them. Overall, the flavor was rather bland and the finished product was a little too greasy for my tastes. Family seemed to like it a little better than me. I don't think I will make this again.
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White Cake Frosting I

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
This icing worked great for the candy land cake I made for my daughter's 6th birthday party. I doubled the recipe, but used one less cup of powdered sugar. I also used 1 c shortening and 1/2 cup butter. Nice flavor, and stiff enough to decorate with. I would definitely use this recipe again.
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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2011
I halved the recipe because I only needed one loaf of bread. For a half recipe I used 1c white sugar and 1/2 cup brown, and I substituted a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for the allspice since I didn't have it on hand. Lastly, I used 1.5 cups white flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. I put it in the oven at 325 degrees (my oven cooks hot) and it took 1 hour and 10 minutes to bake. Overall the end product was a nice, moist gingerbread, with a hint of pumpkin flavor. Everyone enjoyed it, although no one raved. I would make again.
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Pepperoni Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
This just wasn't that great. Okay, but certainly nothing extra special or delicious. Probably won't ever make again.
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Apple Squares

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
These were delicious and gone in a flash. I even doubled the recipe!:) Anyway, I doubled everything except the topping and baked in a 9x13 pan. It took about 34minutes or so in the oven. Even with not doubling the topping, I still didn't use all of what I had. I would probably halve the topping, or at least cut back a little on the cinnamon. Also, I would add some more apple next time, even though I used two overflowing cups I would have liked more. I also used an apple peeler/slicer to cut my apples, but next time I would hand cut so I could leave the apples a little more chunky. Overall, great recipe!
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Squash Braid

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
Whole family loved this, and my five year old must have eaten half the loaf herself. It was also beautiful! Will make again.
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
This soup was good, but I was surprised by how cheesy it was, even with only half the called for cream cheese. I followed others' suggestions about roasting the squash first, instead of trying to cut a hard squash into little cubes. Simply sliced it in half lengthwise, and put on greased pan in oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written except only using one (8oz) package of cream cheese, being a tad scant on my pepper measurements (for the kids' sake), and using base instead of bouillon cubes. The kids liked it (which was a nice surprise,) but the overwhelming flavor was cheese, not squash. I think this recipe should be called Cheesy Butternut squash soup. I can't even imagine how cheesy it would have been with two bricks of cream cheese! Anyway, overall this soup was good, but just not what I was expecting.
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Quick Yeast Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
These were fast (as rolls go), easy, and delicious. My kids' only complaint was that there weren't enough! I followed the recipe ingredients exactly, which makes for a very wet dough, but works perfectly. I mixed in the kitchen aid for about 3-4 minutes once I added the flour, and then let rise about 45 minutes. Then I used a greased ice cream scoop to scoop dough into greased cupcake pan. (This recipe made 12 rolls for me.) I let rise about 30 more minutes, and then baked at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Perfect:) Will definitely make again!
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Simple Ranchy Breaded Fish Fillets

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
Too strong a ranch taste for my family. No one loved these. The first few bites were good, but then it was just too much.
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Rosemary Zucchini Sticks

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
These were okay, but nothing special. My kids all hated them, and while my husband and I thought they were fine, we probably won't make these again.
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Peg's Summer Squash Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
My husband and I really liked this. I did modify it a little, but just by adding a few spices. I used a little bit of garlic salt sprinkled over the squash, as well as some cracked black pepper. I spread the zucchini in a single layer on the pan, but with a little bit of overlap so I could fit more squash in. Yum!
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Pan Seared Lemon Tilapia with Parmesan Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
We didn't care for this
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, except lessening the water added to the jello a little bit due to juices in some of my frozen strawberries. I cooked the crust just 8 minutes to avoid having a too hard crust. Also, I chilled the cream cheese layer for a half hour or so before adding the jello. I recommend letting the jello firm up a little while in the fridge before pouring it over the cream cheese layer if you are having a mixing problem. This was great!
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
Yum! If you like cheesecake, you'll like this. The cinnamon sugar topping was pretty sweet, but everyone loved it. I liked it warm better than cold. Tastes sort of like a cheese danish but with extra sugar on top.
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2011
Really yummy cookie. Crunchy on outside and soft and moist on the inside. Baked at 325 since my oven seems to run a little hot. Halved the recipe and it still made 60 cookies. Added 1/2 tsp salt and a little extra vanilla. These were great.
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2011
We didn't care for this bread- too much rosemary flavor for us, I guess.
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