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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2011
Okay made this again and had to edit my review to include: I reduced the sugar as other reviewers suggested just to see. Oh my word!! Probably even more delicious, if that is possible. & I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas and even loved the sweetness of the original recipe. Make this, you wont be sorry. Very delicious and super easy!! I substituted olive oil for the vegetable oil and thought it still had a great texture that we loved. My rising times were longer but it could have been due to it being a very cold day. To help it along, I had the dough raise in the oven with the light on and boiling water. The taste of this bread is so yummy, we ate it without anything on it even. I will definitely be making it again. I may reduce the sugar as some other reviewers have recommended. I loved the sweet taste but don't necessarily need that sweetness for a good sandwich.
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Italian Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
Great recipe as written. I noticed several reviews recommended making 6 bowls instead of 8, saying 8 was not big enough. So I made 6 too. They were huge. I think 8 would have been a much better size. Next time I'll stick with 8.
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
Excellent moistness with light texture. The perfect cake crumb! Very nice recipe, not overly sweet or strongly chocolate; which I happen to like anyway. It matched with the frosting perfectly. This was very good. I did follow recipe directions and beat well after each egg addition.
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
These were excellent. One huge regret, I didn't double the recipe! I will from now on. The baking soda bath added a nice flavor and color. I think next time I make this I'll play around with letting the shaped pretzels proof for a bit and boiling for about a min in the baking soda bath. Possibly an egg wash before baking too. I want to see if I can get the outside a touch chewier but these were far better than the mall pretzels in my opinion. My 9 year old daughter figured out a way to shape them quickly. She formed the dough into a small thick stick and then picked it up by both ends and swung it around like a jump rope until it was long and thin. Worked great and really fast. 450 was too hot for our oven so we lowered it to 400 and they turned out great, perfectly browned and cooked inside after 8 minutes. We only needed to use about 4 cups of flour. Thanks for a great recipe! We will definitely be making these again!! What a fun activity for kids too.
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Basil Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
I'm sorry to not give this a higher rating but I did not like the flavor of the chicken broth in this recipe and could not get over that flavor after my bowl was done. However, I did love the simpleness of the recipe. I will try it again with either vegetable broth or tomato juice and probably add a very small amount of garlic, perhaps a small amount of oregano and pinch of salt as well.
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Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2010
This was super easy and really good! I will definitely make it again. I did need to add about 1/2 can of water. I have small children so I had to try and cut down on the heat. I cut back on the chili powder to 1 TBL and the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp. Also followed other reviewers and replaced 1 can of soup w/ 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies. It was still on the spicy side for my kids. Next time I'll probably leave the red pepper flakes out for the kids sake. Otherwise, extremely delicious as written!
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2009
I tried reducing the butter by 1/2 stick as another reviewer suggested but the results were drier and more crumbly than I would have liked. I will try this recipe again as written. Good taste and easy.
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
These are delicious as written! Excellent recipe Patty. Now having said that here's what I experienced. I had two very large juicy lemons. Probably juice equal to the amount of 3 normal sized lemons. Unfortunately I did not measure, just squoze into the mixing bowl. So you'll have to trust me. I added 1 extra T flour to compensate. I grated some of the zest into the crust and into the custard. Very good!!!! This will be my go to recipe for lemon bars!!
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Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
I love this recipe. We like to roll them out on the thicker side. I save the scrap dough and roll out again and again until all the dough is used and the dough never gets tough and the cookies turn out wonderful. The cookies turn out soft and tender. Delicious without frosting even!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
Recipe worked great as written. No prior refrigerationi of dough needed to obtain beautiful results (or any other alteration to recipe for that matter). Cookies did not flatten out, they baked up as promised. *Key* instruction written in recipe to pay attention to is: "beat...until light and creamy". This requires a few minutes of beating. The dough should actually change color and texture, and the temperature will have cooled to room temp from the beating. You will begin to see the granules of the sugar reduce, and the color will lighten up quite a bit. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and keep beating until the color is lighter and texture is creamy evenly throughout the dough. It's worth the results in any cookie recipe you would make. Some reviewers recommended increasing the baking time by as much as 5 minutes, or not taking out of oven until golden brown on top. Why ruin a good thing? I baked exactly 15 minutes. Cookies will not look completely done when you pull them out, but they will be. They will continue to cook for a minute or two as they sit on the pan. They will be completely done and perfectly soft and chewy. Trust the recipe as written. It's a great one. One other thing, on storing cookies. You will get the best longevity by freezing any cookies the first day you bake them. Cool completely before placing in freezer safe self zip bag. Weeks later when you want a cookie, take one out, it will soften and thaw on it's own within a minute or
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
Definitely worth making. I made this for a Ladies party. I wasn't sure it would go over well with the women (sausage and bacon), but I wanted to try the recipe anyway for something different. It was the belle of the ball, everyone was laughing at how good they were and how they could not stay out of them. I had made a ton and was sure I made too many. Wrong again, they disappeared quickly. Thank you for the recipe and other reviewers tips, which I followed what several others had said about brown sugar in the bag and additional maple syrup drizzled over. Yum yum!
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
I just made this for my daughters Thanksgiving potluck at school. So easy and it turned out so good. Several of the parent's were commenting on how good it was and asked for the recipe. I did follow other reviewers and blended my cottage cheese until smooth, added a little milk, and then I topped it with cheese. One reviewer mentioned they use fat free cottage cheese and fat free sour cream and no one can tell the difference. I bet it would turn out just fine that way. I think I'll try that next time. Really a great recipe, tasted like a lot of work went into it. Thank you for sharing.
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Peanut Butter Cocoa No-Bake Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
When you need a chocolate fix and you need it fast, these work great. Everyone should try them. This was the first cookie recipe my mom showed me how to make when I was really little. I think I was in first or second grade. She clipped it from the local newspaper, only it called for 'oleo". Woa was that a long time ago. Thanks for sharing. Now we also like to call these Gorilla turds in my family-hee hee.
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Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
Wow, totally yummy! I only tried this recipe because I thought if your snickerdoodles were that good, these have got to be okay too. Sooooo yummy. Thank you. I did add a little more peanut butter but still my arms are raised as I bow to you and say "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy". All hale the queen of cookies, and please post some more. Yummy!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
Yes totally great cookie. Only adding my measly two cents because they are that good!!!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
Make this recipe, you will not be sorry. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is awesome just as written (less the salt, as many other posters have mentioned). I will also enjoy making it again and again adding my own little changes and trying many of the different tips some others have added. Wonderful, thank you. It is a very nice recipe. I made this for an adult dinner get together. It was a huge hit with everyone. Since I was making this for a special occasion I used the very best canned tomatoes I could find, the "Pastene" brand. I was drunk with tomato happiness, this recipe really showed them off nicely.
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Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
This recipe is so good. I didn't have any wheat germ, but I had golden flax meal that I subsituted. They were so good. I served them with the "Buttermilk Syrup" recipe on this site. It was out of this world. My children also snacked on these plain later. Great recipe, thank you for sharing.
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Buttermilk Syrup

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
So good! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. We tried it on "Banana Pancakes l", very yummy. But it really really shined on "Wheat germ, whole wheat pancakes". This is a little bit of breakfast heaven!! Sooo Yummy.
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2007
Really delicious. We made muffins, it worked out great. This recipe has a lighter texture than most banana breads . It is just delicious.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: May 22, 2007
Really good. Smell awesome, taste even better. I followed several of the other reviews and used whole wheat flour. Ground it myself, it was even a little gritty, and these still turned out to die for. I like the flavor of the whole wheat flour, it goes really good with the oats and spices.
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