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Royal Icing II

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
The way I made this icing I'd give it 5 stars - the way it was written I can only give it a 4. The thing I was MOST disappointed about was the fact that the actual directions are so vague. I have never made royal icing before and I just dumped all the ingredients in a bowl on my first try. The meringue powder clumped up and the icing was horrible to use because clumps of solidified powder kept getting stuck in my tips. I tried it again today and sifted all dry ingredients first into the bowl. Then I measured water into a measuring cup and added 1 tsp. of almond extract - it needed the flavor. I added just a small bit of liquid and started mixing right away and slowly added the rest. It worked out perfectly this time. I just wish more detail had been added to directions for us newbies. The ingredients and amounts themselves were great, with the exception of needing some flavor, but the extract took care of it. Now that I figured it out I will continue to use this recipe. It dries fast - but not so fast that I couldn't add spinkles, etc. Thanks for a great basic recipe...
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
I thought this was a very good basic recipe. I made it exactly as stated except added 1/2 cup sugar as some people suggested. They have a good flavor, but I agree with those who said they were a bit bland. I will keep using the recipe because I love that they are soft and bake up so quickly. I think I'll add some almond extract in addition to the vanilla and I might add that extra half cup to make it 3 total. Once I add the royal icing they might taste better also. But a good place to start... thanks.
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Cucumber Sandwiches III

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
The taste was nice - I ended up using pumpernickel cocktail bread which was a bit disappointing. I maybe would have been able to give them a 5 if I had liked the bread better... I understand that's no one else's fault but my own. lol. Great jumping off point...
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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
This is a decent recipe, but not exactly what I was looking for. I did follow the recipe exactly except for adding the extra 1/4 cup of PB. I tried them at 7 minutes and the next batch at 8 and both were still raw in the middle... I went up by 2 minutes for the next batch - still not really done and still not even browning on the edges.... 12 minutes finally worked well and they are (as a few others mentioned) very slightly crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside... the taste was decent, but still not what I was looking for. My regular crunchy PB cookies have a better taste... guess I'm still looking for the right recipe...
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Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
I made this for my family and we all really liked it. I followed it pretty closely to the recipe except for adding a few more veggies (corn and french cut green beans). It was yummy and I REALLY liked the addition of the ketchup. I don't remember exactly how much I used, but I think I at least doubled the ketchup. I also added garlic powder and some seasoned salt. Very good... I will make this again.
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Apple Crisp IV

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
Honestly, I thought it was average. It seemed like way too much butter once it was all mixed so I added a bit extra oats and flour and even then it just wasn't quite right. The taste wasn't bad, just not awesome. Tasted good hot with vanilla ice cream....
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Fruit Dip VI

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
I LOVE this recipe. My mom made something similar when I was young but she couldn't remember it and I couldn't either. I've been searching for years for something comparable and this is it! I usually make it with light cream cheese - same flavor, less fat and easier to mix up. I also add chopped nuts sometimes - and sometimes I don't. Awesome either way. If I use regular cream cheese I add a splash of milk before I use the hand mixer and it helps thin it out a bit. The recipes calls for it to sit for an hour before serving - I have NEVER done that. I either serve it right away or chill for 10 or 15 minutes and it's never been anything but delicious and it's never been grainy. It's our fave with apples. Yum! Awesome recipe!
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Sausage Gravy III

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
This recipe was easy to make and tasted DELICIOUS! My whole family loved it. We gobbled it up. I only changed a couple small things - I DID NOT add the extra butter - it had plenty of sausage grease. I did add LOTS of pepper and added a few other spices. A little thyme and a little garlic powder. Just kept adding until the flavor seemed right. I can't say enough good things about this recipe! YUM!!!
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
My family RAVED about this cheese ball recipe. I made it with one regular cream cheese and one light cream cheese (just to cut back on a few calories and make it a bit more spreadable). In addition, I used Light Hellmanns' mayo instead of full fat. The texture and taste were not compromised one bit. I also doubled the dried chives and added a bit more garlic powder. Otherwise, I followed recipe. I spooned it into a large piece of tin foil and semi-shaped it into a ball before I wrapped it up. I unwrapped it the next day and rolled it in a combo of crushed sliced almonds and dried parsley. Everyone loved it! One ball was the perfect amount for a 4-pack box of Ritz crackers. I will most certainly make this one again.
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Mulligatawny Soup I

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2008
I absolutely LOVE this recipe and so do my husband and two young children. I do make some adjustments. Instead of 1 Tbsp. of curry I use 1 1/2 of curry and 1 1/2 of Garam Masala for extra kick. Not too spicy - just right. I also bump up the amount of rice to 3/4 cup. And instead of the heavy cream I use a can of coconut milk (I use the whole can, but that is for my doubled recipe). I make this recipe doubled (so you'd use 3 Tbsp of curry and 3 of Garam Masala for the doubled recipe) since my family loves it so much and it tastes even better as leftovers. The onions, celery, carrots, butter, flour, curry and garam masala all cooking in the pot together is a smell that is out of this world! I serve it with a fresh cut loaf of crusty sourdough bread. Delish!
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Potato Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2007
Loved these cookies. I used a few more crushed chips and way less pecans. I also didn't flatten them, just dropped dough on the sheet. Delicious.
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Cheddar Baked Chicken

Reviewed: May 1, 2007
Wonderful! I did make a couple of changes to the original recipe though - 1)I used shredded asiago cheese instead of cheddar 2)I baked it for 45 minutes as suggested by others 3) I used Crispix cereal since that was all I had 4) I dredged the raw chicken thru sour cream before the flour mix 5) I didn't use butter on the bottom of the pan, but did over the tops and then added a little more topping. Turned out amazing... my whole family loved it. I served it with noodles and alfredo sauce, but it would be excellent with spaghetti and marinara too. We'll be having this one again!!
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