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Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2012
This is a great way to use brown rice, and a nice alternative to oatmeal. I used almond milk, left out the blueberries (didn't have any), used more cinnamon (I am a cinnamon fan!), and used a little Stevia as a sweetener instead of honey - turned out fantastic. This would be good with a variety of fresh or dried, such as apples, bananas, raisins (more like rice pudding!), so it is very versatile.
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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
I always wondered what "from-scratch" brownies would taste like, and since making these I've decided there's no reason to go back to boxed mixes! What I love about this recipe is that it is cocoa-powder-based instead of melted-chocolate-based, so if you don't have a huge amount of chocolate chips on hand, you can still throw together some brownies. The recipe turns out great as-is, but I like to make a few small modifications to make it even better. I usually add about 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter, which enhances the dark chocolate flavor - getting little pieces of chocolate in your brownie definitely heightens the YUM factor. I usually substitute light brown sugar for half of the white sugar. I've also added about 1/3 cup walnuts, substituted half of the oil with applesauce, substituted the oil with melted butter, and added instant espresso powder - it always turns out nicely. Give this recipe a try, and you can impress people by claiming that you even make *brownies* from scratch! :)
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: May 29, 2009
The BEST cookie frosting recipe I've found. Turns out well and actually tastes good too! Most sugar cookie "icings" are dreadful concoctions that taste like a confectioners' sugar nightmare (that stuff just doesn't taste good) and are too shiny or transparent. This frosting, because of the shortening, turns out softer and doesn't attack you with the flavor of powdered sugar so you can actually enjoy the taste of the cookie. And, amazingly, it still dries. It takes a little longer than more glaze-like icings - I let mine sit about 30 min., and they're ready to pack. Also, halving the recipe is a good idea if you're not making a huge batch of cookies. Have made it twice and it worked great both times!
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Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: May 29, 2009
Turned out perfect! This is my standby sugar cookie recipe now. It's very versatile - leave it in the oven a few extra minutes until it gets golden brown for crispy cookies, or take them out when they're just barely golden at the bottom for chewier cookies. They taste great by themselves or with icing! I've made them with butter flavored and unflavored shortening, and they were good either way. Those who prefer a stronger butter flavor may want to opt for the butter flavored shortening. Haven't tried rolling out the dough for cut cookies, so I can't attest to how well it works with that - but made according to the recipe, are wonderful. :)
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Southern-Style Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 29, 2009
Loved it! Very easy! I made it pretty much as it is written, but didn't have any heavy cream, so I used milk and added about a tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in a little water to the sauce to thicken it a bit. Also, I didn't add any additional salt because the soup mix is quite salty as is. I served it over rice & it tasted wonderful!
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