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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2014
Ok,I usually do not drink wine at 11 am, but I was the daughter-in-law who kind of got stuck with making dinner and dessert for my father-in-law's 75th birthday this weekend. I got brownie points from the in-laws because chips and dip was brought by the others. Ca-ching!! I'll get to the frosting review in a sec. Made 40 marinade teriyaki chicken legs, Fried Rice Restaurant style, and a devil's food chocolate cake with the Creamy Chocolate Frosting. Chicken legs were looking great in the oven, thank God! I have a way of making a HUGE mess in the kitchen when I'm hurried and making food for a big crowd. Did I mention that only half the people showed? Fried Rice managed to get done. Ok, after spilled rice, scrambled eggs, peas & carrots on floor, I ended up with a gallon of it. I did mention that half the relatives were a no show? The wine? Husband started to pour a glass. I eyed the clock and said it was still morning. He said that somewhere in the world it was already afternoon. No argument there! Ok, the frosting. Four month old hand mixer died. Five sips of wine. Mixer in garbage can. Transfer ingredients to Kitchen-Aid. Accidentally caught sweater sleeve on speed lever. Ever see powdered sugar and cocoa fly at the speed of a Maserati? Reminded myself that it was Sunday and decided not to cuss out-loud. I think. FYI: God's name was not involved. A few more sips of wine. Half-half cream & some butter shortening was used. Everyone lived--including me.
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Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2014
Since I found this recipe my two boys (19 & 21) hug me so much that I can't finish my dinner. I suppose that is not a bad thing. When I come home with a big pack of chicken legs, the family knows what's coming. I marinate for at least 24 hours, turning once, and then bake uncovered in a 350 oven for 2 hours or more. Note: I make a double batch so the legs are just about covered. A few nights ago hubby was really late coming home from work and the legs were happily cooking for two and a half hours. Oh, my...! My oldest son couldn't stop saying, "Mom, look, the meat is just falling off the bones!" Followed by yumm, yummm, yum noises. Ok, Broomcladdad, that to me is a great compliment. The last batch I made I tweeked your recipe and added maybe a 1/4 cup more soy sauce and a smidge more brown sugar. I love sesame seeds but have to leave them out. Hubby and I have bridges, and I'm not talking about those in Madison County either. Next month, March 2014 my father-in-law is turning 75. Guess what my mother-in-law wants me to make for the main course for his birthday dinner? Job well done!! Margie Bayer
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Cranberry Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2014
I found this recipe a month ago, and it instantly has become a family favorite, not to mention an instant sensation when I bring it to gatherings. Do yourself a big favor and put some printed copies in your purse! I have to laugh at myself because although I bake using whole wheat flour most of the time...you know...trying to keep the family healthy, I use butter instead of margarine for the squares, and let me tell you, my two son's coming running to the kitchen when they smell the butter! However, I did use 1 cup white flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour and it turns out great. I love this recipe because our family does not have a "sweet tooth" and it is just right. Ok, maybe it's the gardener in me, but I'm used to getting my fingers into the earth, and I found right off the bat that to make crumbs for this recipe, I was just going to dive in and work the butter and the dry ingredients with all ten fingers. Tada!! Also, a little hint to make the cranberry sauce spreadable. While still in the can, take a fork and squish it, scooping the softened sauce on the crust. When I'm grocery shopping now, I make it a point to stop by the canned cranberries to see if they are on sale! I'm sure this recipe will be a favorite for a long time. Thanks! Margie Bayer
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2014
I have a 1980's cookie book with almost the identical amounts. I say "almost identical amounts" because my original recipe does not make enough cookies for my needs, so I always double the recipe. The above recipe is almost my doubled recipe. The only difference is that my cook book has 1/2 cup more flour and 1 tsp more salt. It is the only sugar cookie recipe I use. No frosting--only sprinkles. I have learned over the years, when baking sugar cookies, to take them out of the oven a minute or two before they look done. Cookies turn out good. Actually, a batch is chilling overnight in the fridge right now for Valentines Day. P.S. Ok, done making the cookies. After umpteen years of baking, a little light bulb went off today. I was trying to get round sprinkles to stay on the darn hearts after I had them in shapes. Ugh! Aha! What if I were to sprinkle the rolled out dough and gently press the little round suckers to the dough? Bingo! Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure my husband bought the round sprinkles and not me. Heaven forbid!!
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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
Made 5 quarts (40-half cup servings) for son's High School Church group last weekend. Huge hit! First time I've made it homemade and so much. Used food processor for onions which REALLY helped a lot. I don't think the original recipe stated if a serving was for 1/2 or 1 cup. I used 4" hamburger buns and a 1/2 cup of sauce was perfect. Although my sauce was not supper thick, the kids asked for spoons and the plates were spotless! Guess the sauce passed the test. Thanks for the recipe! Will have to make it again.
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