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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
I served this at a neighborhood cookout yesterday, thinking the kids would love it. I had a bunch of strawberries getting ripe in my fridge and thought this was a perfect recipe to try. One neighbor said it reminded him of a rhubarb cake he'd had as a kid, and the recipe sounds very similar. I only used half the pack of strawberry jello and don't think the artificial flavor was overpowering, however, like some reviewers have said, the topping was rubbery and that was distracting. It tasted good- went well with whipped cream- and I altered the normal box cake recipe (from the Cake Doctor book) which made the cake super moist, but I'm not so sure I love how the strawberry topping turned out. The kids did like it, but probably won't make it again. I was hoping it would have turned out more like pineapple upside-down cake with more of a fresh strawberry kick, but the jello/marshmallow topping wasn't as great as I thought it would be.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2014
Donut Muffins
These muffins were super easy to bake, but I have to agree with other reviewers...I don't think 3/4 tsp of nutmeg was necessary. Here are a few things I thought were worth noting: *Reduce nutmeg 1/2 tsp *Baking powder made muffins a bit bitter, will try reducing amount to 3/4 tsp next time *When doubling recipe, it's not necessary to double the butter/cinnamon mixture. *Over-stirring the batter will produce flattened muffins. Only mix until flour and baking powder are combined. *The cinnamon sugar on top is key! It MADE the muffins! :)

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Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2011
Fudge Puddles
UPDATED: 12/11 A few hints for easier baking: *There is enough chocolate for two batches of cookies so don't waste the chocolate - make more cookies! *I don't have a double boiler, but I have a great solution for anyone else who doesn't. Put the chocolate chips in a saucepan & place on top of the stove WHILE you're preparing/baking the cookies. As they bake, the heat radiating from the oven will soften the chocolate gently. If you wait to mix the chocolate mixture until after the last batch of cookies has cooked, it will be easy to mix the now-warm chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk & vanilla. *To make an easy piping bag for the chocolate, open a sandwich bag inside a large coffee mug, pulling the edges of the bag over the top of the mug. Fill the mug with chocolate, remove the bag when finished, cut off one corner of the bag and you're ready to go! *The chocolate develops a firm surface quickly, so if you want to cover with sprinkles, pour them on quickly after dispensing the chocolate. Original Review: I grew up with the traditional peanut butter blossom cookies Mom made every Christmas. One of the minor problems with the blossom cookie is that there isn't enough chocolate in every bite. This recipe cures that! Wow! The chocolate isn't over powering and complements the 'not so sweet' peanut butter cookie perfectly! I will never make blossom cookies ever again! These are FAR better!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2009
 
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