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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
I enjoyed this recipe; it's hard to say that this really tastes like a soft pretzel. Nevertheless, the flavor is good. Things to note: only use 4 cups of flour and reserve some of the 4th cup to to use when kneading the dough; turn on the oven to 200 degrees and place the dough in an oiled boil over the back-burner for 1.5 hours; spread butter over the pretzels while the pretzels are cooking in the oven and again when the pretzels come out of the oven, and cook the pretzels in batches at 425F degrees for 10 minutes. Update: I changed the serving to 4 and I only needed about 1 cup of flour.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
Update: This recipe does not freeze well. Changed rating from 4 to 3 stars. I'll probably stick with the canned stuff for this reason. Original rating: This is an easy and quick recipe. I didn't measure anything and it still came out great. Here are my modifications (bear in mind I halved the recipe): Add more onion and noodles; saute the onions, celery, and carrots in the butter until almost tender; use 1 can of 33% less sodium chicken broth, 1 can of regular chicken broth, and a 1/2 can of vegetable broth. I hope this helps.
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
This is a really great recipe. I recommend using Big Al K.C. bbq sauce recipe to make this outstanding. Like others I used a 4lb pork roast butt and it worked out perfectly. Also, I would recommend cutting the cooking time to 3.5 hours since you will baking it in the oven for another 30 minutes.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2008
We really enjoyed this recipe. Definitely take note of other reviews. Beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until nice and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Should you halve the recipe the following modifications may be helpful: use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (in lieu of the almond extract) and cook the cake in a 9X5 loaf for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2008
This is certainly a sweet BBQ sauce but absolutely tasty. I did make some minor modifications: 3/4 cup red wine vinegar, no liquid smoke, 1/4 tsp of celery seed, one small grated onion, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. I also brought the sauce to a low boil and then turned it down to simmer for about 30 minutes. Enjoy! Update: Sometimes I like a sweeter sauce so I decrease the cayenne pepper to a pinch and add 1 tbs of brown sugar (half recipe). Update: I've cooked this several times and I have come up with the following modifications (this is for half of the recipe). Use 1/2 cup and 3 tbs. of brown sugar, no cayenne pepper, a little less than 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar., a little than 1/2 tsp of pepper, and a 1/4 tsp of celery seed. Update: Full recipe perfection: 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/4 tsp of chili powder, 1/2 tsp of celery seed, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of onion powder, and no chili powder. Everything else remains the same.
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
This was my first time making this type of dip and it turned out quite well. I did make a few minor modifications which I strongly recommend. The changes are as follows: 1)Add half of the taco mix to the beans and add the other half of the mix to the cream cheese and sour cream mixture. 2) Leave out the lettuce, green onions, and tomatoes. 3) In place of the letteuce, green onions, and tomatoes add guacamole. The guacomle should include onions and tomatoes mixed in (use one of the highly rated guacamole recipes on this website). 4) Layer the dip in the following order: beans (bottom), cream cheese/sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheese (top).
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Dirt Cake I

Reviewed: May 30, 2008
This recipe is a favorite for children and adults! I'm not sure if it's necessary to add the butter/cream cheese/sugar mixture to the pudding mixture, therefore, next time I'll try making it without it.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
This was my first time every making or eating zucchini bread and it turned out pretty well. (Honestly, it tasted a lot like carrot cake to me.) I only made half of the recipe but used about 1.25 cups of zucchini. Lastly, I made 6 large jumbo muffins and cooked it for about 36 minutes, the last 2 minutes the oven was off.
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
This is a good basic recipe. I think I prefer cake-like brownies and that's probably why I'm only giving it four stars. Should you only want to make half the recipe I would recommend using a 9X9 pan and cook the brownies no more than 30 minutes.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2008
This is a great recipe.
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
I thought this was ok, this was the first time I've ever had or made risotto, so I'm not sure if it was me or the recipe. I would not make this again.
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
I have made this several times, sometimes I substitute margarine for butter, and it turns out great every time. (I do prefer this recipe with maragarine.) For those of you having trouble coating all the popcorn initially don't worry about it, it will evenly coat while it's in the oven.
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Margaritas

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2008
Just like another reviewer, I added orange juice to make the perfect margarita.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
Simple and certainly tasty.
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Best Ever Pie Crust

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
This was my first attempt at making crust and it came out pretty well. I used all butter instead of shortening. The flavor was good but I think if I was to make it again with butter I would probably only use about 3/4 cup.
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
As is, the recipe only deserves 4 stars. With the following modifications, the recipe is a 5: cook the chicken in about 2 tablespoons of butter until almost done(season with salt and pepper), steam the carrots and celery until fork tender, and double the sauce.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
As expected, this tasted like any other box cake.
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
This was my first time making bread and the flavor was really good. I liked the sweetness but it may not be for everyone. With that being said, if you're trying to make traditional white bread, you'll definitely need to decrease the amount of sugar.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2008
Good cookie. I add about 1 cup of dried cranberries. The next time I make these I probably decrease the flour to 1.75 cups of flour. If the cookies are flattened, the cooking time only needs to be about 7 minutes. Update: I now add 1/2 tsp of cloves (halved recipe) which it gives the cookie more flavor. I also use 1 full cup of raisins (halved recipe). I also use a regular ice cream scoop to make large cookies. I flatten the cookie and bake for 12-13 minutes.
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Sangria! Sangria!

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I made this on two separate occassions over the summer and everyone loved it. I omitted the soft drink, it's a lot stronger without it. I also added apples to the mix. Update: I made this with Gallo Hearty Burgundy wine and because it's naturally sweet, sugar isn't necessary.
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