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Soft Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: May 13, 2008
I thought these were great. They are very cake-like and soft as the name states. The batter looks like brownie mix and I was able to make the cookies just fine w/out rerigerating the batter first. They can be dropped onto the pan and then you can flatten them with your hand. The ones I made on my Silpat mat turned out perfect - came off easily & smooth bottoms. The ones on the Silicone mat kind of stuck to it and when they came off they looked like torn cake on the bottom. I'd recommend Silpat mat or perhaps a greased cookie sheet.
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Pizza Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2007
Very good! I made a few small changes - whole wheat penne pasta & pizza ingreients we like - pepperoni, hamburger (1 lb.), green pepper, small can of diced olives, 4 oz. of pineapple tidbits. I used pizza cheese blend for the top. Great tasting!
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ABC Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2007
Easy & really good. I added cooked ground beef to the vegetable broth while it was simmering. The whole family really liked it.
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Christmas Gelatin Ring

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
I've never made a molded jello before. I used a metal tube pan that had a lot of fancy molded parts. I refrigerated overnight which was about 6 hours (I didn't get much sleep that night!). When I inverted it the red part (top) didn't come out. It totally separated from the cream cheese layer. Also the green layer was a bit runny. I definitely should have refrigerated longer! I'm also going to try about 1/2 of the pineapple & juice/water for the green section since it seems so runny. I searched this site under more searches - advice - "jello" for search terms and found tips on how to get jello out so I will try all of those next time. I ended up dumping it all in a bowl. It did taste good so I'll try it again and hopefully with better success next time.
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Chicken Pot Pie in a Shell

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2009
Really good! I couldn't find puff shells at my WalMart so I used the PF puff sheets. I just cut them into big squares and baked.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
These turned out great! Perfect taste & texture. No cracking. I kept the recipe the same except I doubled the vanilla. I thought about doubling the whole recipe and I'm glad I didn't - I thought it made a lot. I made circle coookies (to decorate like baseballs) that were slightly larger than 3". 1 recipe made 35 cookies. A few tips: Lightly grease the sheet w/ spray (I used Baker's Joy spray which has flour added)- recipe says ungreased but that made it really hard to remove; As suggested by another I used powdered sugar on the board & a little on top of the dough before I rolled it - worked awesome - no sticking; After being refrigerated for about 6 hours the dough was really hard - let it sit out for about 20 minutes before you start to roll then it will be perfect to work with; Bake until edges are barely starting to brown; remove from cookie sheet right away to cool on rack or counter.
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Taco Turkey Wraps

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
Great idea! I used whole wheat tortillas and also added lettuce. They were really good.
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Three Pepper Pilaf

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2007
Awesome! I think the turmeric is an important part. I bought it for this recipe and really liked it. I used frozen chicken breasts (2). I added more water to the stock (maybe about 3 cups more) to cover the chicken. Boiled until they looked cooked(about 10-15 minutes) then put them on a plate to cool. I then cut them into pieces and microwaved to make sure it was cooked through (because it was frozen it didn't cook in the center). I followed the instructions for the skillet cooking except I used instant rice - about 4 cups. I brought the rice mixture to a boil and then covered for the rice & peppers to cook. I forgot to add the tomatoes. It tasted wonderful. I'll definitely make it again.
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Cookie Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
I wasn't impressed with this recipe. I baked until it was just light brown, let cool & broke into pieces as stated. The outer edge(about 1.5" along the edge) was hard and tasted like a slightly stale cookie. The inner portion pretty much just tasted like a soft chocolate chip cookie (I used choc. chips & PB chips mixed). I think just a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe tastes better and gives a better presentation.
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Dutch Apple Loaf

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2007
Wow! This is delicious. I made 3 minor changes: I added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the mix, omitted the nuts & left the apples unpeeled. Since they were unpeeled I chopped them in a small chopper to get smaller pieces - not a mushy mess just finely chopped. I tested the loaf a few times after 50 min. and mine took 60 to bake completely. The bread is moist and has the perfect amount of sweetness. The topping tastes fabulous. I gently pushed it into the top of the loaf before baking to make sure it didn't fall off and it's staying on pretty well. It made a substantial sized loaf. I will be making this for holiday gifts. Wonderful recipe!!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
Very good! I made it as written except I used 1/2 (1.5 cups) of frozen blueberries instead of fresh.
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Apricot Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
Notes: 4 oz. cream cheese= 1/2 cup (in case you have a big Costco tub of it like I did!); for the sauce I would recommend putting it on a very low heat to simmer and stir it nearly constantly - I didn't and mine burned. I ended up using apricot preserves which worked great (although it will be all over your baking sheet as mentioned by another reviewer) I used a pastry cutter to cut in the butter and the cream cheese. It was nicely blended into chuncks but didn't form a ball. I lightly fomed it into a ball w/ my hands. The cookies look best if you only use pieces of dough that are cut into even sqaures with sharp points. I used a Silpat mat to bake which works awesome for cookies like this! Anyway, the end result is I thought they were good but I wasn't convinvced I was going to make them again because they were a lot of work. However, my husband LOVED them!
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Kelsey's Favorite Stuffed Green Peppers

Reviewed: May 16, 2008
Really good! I substituted Prego for the sauce & seasonings. I also followed the advice of another review and blanched the green peppers first (2 min. in boiling water) then baked for about 20 min. I lightly sprayed the pan w/ cooking spray and put a few TBSP water in the bottom of the pan. The green peppers turned out soft but not soggy. The rice mixture tasted great.
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Warm 'n Toasty Cheddar Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
I didn't care for this at all. Way too much Ranch dressing and so it tasted REALLY strong. Also the topping was so thick on the bread (large french bread split in half) that while the edges of the bread were starting to burn under the broiler the topping was barely even warm. If you simply must try this recipe I would suggest less ranch dressing and using dressing that is at room temp. so it warms more easily. Perhaps you could also cover w/ foil and cook for a while & then put under the broiler for a few minutes.
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Hamburger Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
My husband and I liked this recipe. I thought my two little boys would like it but neither of them cared for it. I served it over mashed potatoes. Next time, I might try it over wide egg noodles. It was really simple to make the gravy.
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Apple Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2007
Changed a few things based on what I had on hand: juice was strawberry banana, apple was Granny Smith. Also addede 1 tbsp. flax seed. Tasted great! Next time I'll double the recipe so we can have more!
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Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
This has a great taste! I made it in a loaf pan and followed original directions. I tested the center and it seemed done but I found out it was still gooey in the middle. Next time I'll bake longer (60 min?) and cover. Great recipe!
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Veggie Meatball Medley

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2008
My whole family loved this. The only change I made was I doubled the recipe but only used 1 can of soup (instead of 2) & about 1/2 can of milk. I did this because we don't like things too salty and I didn't have any Healthy Request soup w/ lower sodium. I also used lower sodium soy sauce which is what I always use. My little boys helped to shape the meatballs so they loved the meal even more since they "helped". I will definitely make this again!
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Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
Loved it. Based on reviews I used 1/3 c. honey, 1/3 cup light corn syrup and 2/3 cup brown sugar. Mine stuck together great and easily cut into bars. They are soft and slightly chewy. Not like the texture of any packaged granola bar that I've tasted. I used creamy peanut butter. I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon to the dry mix. I think 1 key might be make sure it comes to a boil. Also, make sure to mix well. I just cooled mine in the pan on the counter - I read a few reviews where they were cooled in the fridge. This shouldn't be necessary. Next time I may try w/ cranberries and add some salt to cut down the sweetness? It tasted really good and they held together great but I think they would taste even better if I didn't taste so much honey. (I know that's an addition - not the original recipe so maybe that's the problem!) Either way I will definitely make these again.
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
I thought the bread was dry. Flavor was pretty good. It tastes much better (not as dry) if you eat it warm and with butter on it. I made it just as the recipe called for except I couldn't find chunky applesauce so I used a little over 3/4 c. applesauce and added about 1/2 cup of chopped canned apples. I may try it again with more applesauce and not bake it for the whole hour. Baking at an hour didn't make it burnt but maybe that added to the dryness.
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