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Pizzelles II

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
The ingredients in this recipe are the same as mine, but I use butter. My recipe came from an elderly Italian woman who made the BEST pizzelles! My instructions say to sift the flour and baking powder....add up to 3/4 c. water to thin, if necessary....batter should be thick, but fluid enough that it will ribbon off a spatula and hold it's shape...bake until steam subsides but doesn't stop. Another instruction is to cool on paper towels...can put in a 200 degree oven to crisp further.....if using anise extract, use a 1 oz. bottle. Oh, and the ingredients say - 2 T. Anisette or 1-1/2 t. Anise oil. I use the oil and often add some anise seeds to it. Always get compliments on my pizzelles!! (and I'm Irish! LOL) This recipe will make about 100 cookies.
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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
Like many people, I've tried several chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years. In my opinion, these are THE BEST! The butter-flavored Crisco does make the difference and I wouldn't change a thing.
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Potato Pancakes II

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
We call these "Potato Cakes" and those made with raw grated potatoes are "Potato Pancakes" (like latkes). We add flour to the mashed potatoes and also dredge in flour before frying. We don't add cheese or onions or garlic (never tried that). My friend puts bread crumbs on them (I'm not sure if she also puts it IN them?), but they're good that way too.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2010
I did NOT try this recipe, but I wanted to give you this quick tip. Krusteaz Buttermilk pancakes ("just add water"), the water, a couple of tablespoons of canned pumpkin, a couple shakes of pumpkin pie spice, and some chopped/broken pecans. Serve with warm maple syrup. You can do the same thing with mashed bananas & pecans!
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Jewish Apple Cake from Bubba's Recipe Box

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
This is a very good cake! I added about 1-1/4 t. cinnamon and one single-serve container of applesauce + canola oil to make up the c. of oil. Didn't use Rome Beauties, I don't know what kind of apples they were - maybe really large Red Delicious (6 c. chopped) - there was quite a bit of juice from the apples and I drizzled most of that on top before baking. Baked about 1 hr. 40 mins. Lots of dirty bowls from this, but worth it. (Tip: use a LARGE bowl to beat the eggs and sugar) I posted pics.
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2010
Pretty good! Instead of ground beef, I used 3 steak sandwich steaks (6 oz. each) which had defrosted and needed to be used. I added 1/2 & 1/2 to the mashed potatoes. Did not add a whole onion - used only 1/2 of a small onion. Added 2 T. ketchup and 2 T. worchestire sauce, and instead of the broth, used a brown gravy packet and 1 cup water. Sprinkled frozen peas over coarsely mashed carrot layer. Made in a pie plate, dotted top with some butter. I think using the steak sandwich meat and the gravy was a good change for this dish.
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Danish Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2010
Really good cookies. Buttery, light and crisp and delicate. Used regular oatmeal right from the container (did not process) - these are supposed to have flakes of oatmeal in them. Chopped my pecans up pretty small. Easy to mix up with a wooden spoon and probably don't need parchment. Excellent! Give 'em a try!! **** OK, I wanted to make them smaller so I made 1" balls. Def the way to go - makes the shape more uniform too. Didn't dust with powdered sugar. Posted pics. Man oh man, these are delicious! ***This is my third update: I chilled the dough and then rolled into balls. They stay a little puffed up that way and I like them better than flat.
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Chicken Wing Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
Very good. Made the day before and baked in a toaster oven on the boat. Everyone liked it and I was asked for the recipe.
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
Good - I halved the recipe, pre-cooked the vegetables (omitted the pepper and almonds) and used 1/2 t. dill. I put the garlic through a press. I baked on parchment - didn't stick at all. I'm a little confused about using 2 cans of crescent rolls. Mine was pretty long just using one can.
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
I didn't really know how to rate the original recipe, since I strayed so far from it! Made these using a Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix. Added the Reviewers' recommended 2 T. oil and 1 t. vanilla. Also added a pinch of salt and about 1 t. instant coffee granules mixed with a few drops of water. (These are difficult to mix - make sure your butter is room temp - my arm was sore from mixing!) Cut dough into thirds and made 3 different kinds. Craisins, white choc. chips and walnuts; Skor candy bar; Reese's Peanut Butter cups. I baked them all for somewhere between 13 and 15 minutes. The craisin cookies were quite soft after cooling. The Reese's and Skor cookies were more firm, but still soft after being completely cooled. I ended up putting all back into the oven on 200 for about 15 minutes. Now I have pretty crisp cookies! This was quite a bit of work, but they taste pretty good with the add-ins and now I know what to do. Don't skimp on the add-ins! *****Also wanted to mention that these puff up quite a bit while baking, but start to flatten as soon as they come out of the oven. I used a small cookie scoop which worked nicely and didn't flatten them at all - they spread out on their own while baking. Perhaps adding a little flour would them stay a little puffed-up? Also, not a strong choc. flavor, but could add cocoa or choc. chips. I posted a pic. Made about 33 cookies.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2010
Made this last night for spinach fettucine, using half and half instead of the cream. Used grated parmesan and added some cold cooked shrimp. My sauce came out grainy, but it could have been from the moisture in the shrimp - I should have heated them separately, put them on top of the fettucine and poured the alfredo sauce on. Good taste though.
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Hawaiian Tarts

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
Excellent! Made these today, exactly as written. Followed a couple of reviews, saying to remove tarts from the pan after 5 minutes - DON'T DO IT - they are too fragile when warm! Let them cool off for 15 minutes or so. Ran a thin paring knife around edges and they came out easy. I would recommend: Making 1" balls of dough, then chilling before molding into cups (I had to keep flouring my finger to keep dough from sticking to it). Also, don't press dough above the top of the cups. Taste is very good!!
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Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2010
Have made this in our family ever since I can remember! We soak the cucumbers in salt water, drain and briefly rinse them to remove some of the salt. We use apple cider vinegar and thinly sliced onion. Can also use the slicer side of a grater or mandolin for thinner cucumbers. And a whole 8 oz. container of sour cream.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Reviewed: May 6, 2010
I've made these before, but always had to keep them in the fridge. Am I doing something wrong?
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2010
First of all, I used Mariani Dried Blueberries - didn't have fresh, so this review is a little skewed by that. I decreased the sugar to a little more than 1/2 c. because the blueberries are sweetened. I also used dark brown sugar for the topping. Other than that, everything was as the recipe states. The topping was too sweet for my liking. The muffins seemed very dense 10 minutes out of the oven. They did rise nicely. Will try again with fresh blueberries when they come in season. There's nothing like South Jersey (Hammonton) blueberries - the Blueberry Capitol of the World!!!
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Italian Peas

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I wanted to add something. My husband's Grandmother made canned peas by sauteing onion in a little olive oil until soft, draining most of the water from the can of peas and heating them up together. So simple, but makes them taste very different.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
***Update to my review*** This pudding was nice and creamy while still warm, however as it cooled it became dry. After a night in the fridge, it was really dry. This might be because I used long grain rice, I'm not sure. So I dumped it back in a pan and added about 1/2 c. milk. Heated it up to a boil, added a couple tablespoons of sugar, then added another egg mixed with about 1/4 c. milk, tempered the egg mixture and then added to pan; cooked for 2 mins. stirring constantly. The pudding-to-rice ratio seems better now. So, if yours dries out, remember it can be "fixed"! Next time I make this recipe with long grain rice, I'll add 2 eggs, more sugar and up the milk at the end to 1-1/4 c.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
I made this cake (as directed) for a Christmas luncheon at work. I was not impressed. Someone else brought in another carrot cake that had WAY MORE flavor. Made it in a 9 x 13 pan and frosted with Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site, which is very good. The cake didn't have enough flavor and was blah. Sorry.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
I must have done something wrong! My "caramel", after baking on the popcorn is somewhat grainy and it didn't coat the popcorn as I anticipated. I either cooked it too long in the pan or I messed up when I added the vanilla and baking soda to it (I added the vanilla and stirred, then the baking soda and stirred). Still tastes great though! Will definitely try it again soon.
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Chicken Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2009
Pretty good fried chicken! Husband liked it; he's taking a piece for lunch tomorrow. Used chicken thighs and instead of seasoned salt, added some garlic salt and powder, onion powder, paprika and dried parsley. Had to cook over 30 minutes, and still the larger thigh was not cooked all the way through. Also, didn't have "dry potato flakes" (I'm Irish...so there's never any instant potatoes in this house!) :O)
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