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Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2007
OK, so this is like 2 recipes in one-one for the cookies and one for the frosting-If I were reviewing the cookies alone, I would give them a 4...they are light, airy, and yummy...easy to work with too, they were perfectly done after 5 min. in my oven...The frosting, though. Personally, I feel that 'buttercream' should have at least one of those two ingredients in it...it tasted like pure shortening,(and I followed the recipe to a tee) also, because it was so greasy from the shortening, I literally had to run my dishwasher 2 times to get all of the residue off of the dishes (I put the mixing bowl in the dishwasher, and everything came out greasy) On top of this, the frosting did not hold color very well- it kept seperating out...maybe it would have been better if I had used the gel color, but I probably won't make these again to see...to the reviewer who stated that they would be using this frosting for all of their cakes from now on, may I make a suggestion? If you like this, try "Rick's special buttercream" from this site...WAY BETTER, just as easy...
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Mixed Berry Trifle

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2007
This is so yummy! I made a few changes though...I didn't have cream sherry, so I omitted it, and I added some roughly chopped walnuts in the layers on top of the toasted coconut...it was so good, I have made it a couple of times...it is easy, quick, looks (and tastes) good.
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London Broil Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2007
OK, so this was the frist time that I ever cooked london broil, and I felt like I should have marinated it for like a week...MAYBE it would have been tender then...but that has nothing to do with the yummy sauce!! I made a few changes and additions, such as garlic, a few dashes of liquid smoke and only half of an 8 oz. bottle of kraft zesty italian dressing...I will definately make this sauce again, maybe I will try a london broil in the slow cooker...
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One Bowl Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
Both my mother and I have been using this recipe for years...it is delicious! However, I think that I will continue to look for a vanilla frosting recipe. This will work as a vanilla frosting, but in my experience,I find that without the cocoa, it is VERY sweet and seperates very easily.
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BREAKSTONE'S Triple Chocolate Bliss Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2010
Okay if I could give this 10 stars I would! I did not make the coolwhip topping stuff (coolwhip is yucky to me) I made these into cupcakes and added to the batter a cup of mini chocolate chips and grated a half a bar of dark chocolate into the batter. They were amazing. Defiantely a go to recipe for me!
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Choco Shortbreads

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
These were pretty good...I think that my family prefers a softer cookie, so I don't know that I would make these again, but for those who like a crisp cookie, this is a great recipe. I do think that if I made these again, I would cook them for less time than 25 minutes.
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Colorful Fried Rice

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
We liked this alot...I added broccoli, and diced a small white onion because my green onion did not look fresh, half soy sauce and half teryiaki sauce from "baked teryiaki chicken " recipe from this site. Served this on the side of the chicken...Will definately make this again!! The only thing that I will do differently is to scramble the egg by itself then add it at the end- when I added it into the mix, it really did not scramble, it just kind of mixed in with the rice and veggies and you didn't have pieces of egg like you do in restaurant style fried rice. Other than that, it was great!
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A Nice Slow-Cooked Pork

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
This was really good. i seasoned the roast first with salt, pepper, garlic powder and some italian herbs, then browned it on all sides. I also reduced the liquid a bit- 1 cup sherry, 1 cup chicken stock...it was plenty of liquid. also, I served this over egg noodles that I cooked in stock and some of the liquid from the crock pot...my hubby loved it! He even went back for seconds...will definatley make again!
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Vegetable Fried Rice

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
This is awesome!! The brown sugar and lime juice really make it. I used 1/2 teryaki sauce and 1/2 lite soy sauce and added a little sesame oil. I also added an egg, because I wanted it to be exactly like chinese restaurant friend rice. I also added a little cilantro as well, just because I love it so much! I will defiantely be keeping this as my fried rice recipe!!
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Beef Brisket with Chipotle Tomatillo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2011
I thought ( and so did my hubby and his friend, who are both foodies) that this was great!! I used a chuck roast instead of a brisket because it was on sale, and I cooked it in my crock pot. I did sautee the onions and garlic first, and seasoned and seared the meat as well before putting it in my crockpot on top of a layer of thick sliced potatoes and onions (you can remove them later if you want, but we kept it in the with shredded meat and it was awesome). I blended all of the ingredients following the recipe exactly except that i used 2 cans of tomatillo sauce instead of whole tomatillos and also i used dos equis amber to replace the water ( you could also use beef broth too, which I did add a bit of as well). Cooked for 5-6 hours. We made home made corn tortillas and black beans and rice. Finished off the rest of the Dos Equis...Awesome dinner!!! I will definately be making this again!!
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Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2009
This is one of those recipes that my husband looks at me like I am crazy while I am throwing it all together, then while he is eating all he can say is "MMMM! This is awesome!" I use my crock pot alot, and this is one of the easiest, best dishes that I have done in a while-it always amazes me how just 4 ingredients thrown in a pot can make such a yummy dinner! I did make a few changes, as usual. I used 2 cans of soup because when I put the cream of chicken& herbs it just didn't look like alot, so I also threw in a cream of chicken & mushroom as well; but to be honest you would probably be fine with just the one can. I would have also seasoned and browned the chicken breasts first but I was pressed for time to get it in the crock pot, but next time I will definately do that. I used bone in chicken breasts,white onion and fresh sliced baby portabella mushrooms;and I also threw in some garlic and additional herbs. My 3 year old is a huge mushroom fan (the kid won't eat a piece of pizza without mushrooms!), so she loved this but everyone else did too! I am always looking for recipes that I can add to my slow cooker meal rotation and this is definately a keeper!!Thanks for the recipe!!
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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
this was very good, but I did make some changes. I marinated the chicken in a homemade bbq sauce (basically a mixture of a few things I had in the fridge) then put them on a grill pan, browned them and popped them in the oven while I cooked the bacon, caramelized the onions, sauteed some mushrooms, whipped up some mashed potatoes and some steamed broccoli and carrots (which I sauteed after steaming with some red bell peppers and onions). I layered the bacon,onions, mushrooms & cheese on the chicken and broiled for a minute till the cheese was melted, then topped with some of the marinade mixed with some honey mustard (I had put some marinade to the side before pouring on chicken). this was enjoyed by all...Will make again, although it's definitely not the healthiest way to make chicken breasts...
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Yummy Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
This was great! I have made plenty of different quiches in the past but nothing like this and I am SO glad I found this recipe!! It was a huge hit at my brunch! I finely diced onions and put them in raw with the green chilies, bacon and I used pepperjack cheese for a little extra heat. Also, when I made my egg mixture I put salt, pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce in with 6 eggs and milk. I baked this in a spring form pan and it turned out great!
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Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2008
I thought that this was delicious! It was easy to make too! Tasted like the garlic chicken I get at my fav chinese take out place- only better!I omitted the cabbage and green onions (didn't have these on hand) and used broccoli and carrots, snow peas, 1 onion and red bell pepper. I thought that it was a perfect amount of garlic and ginger, but my young kids did think it was a bit too spicy, so next time I'll use a little less. I'll definately make this again!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: May 25, 2008
Wow! I have been searching for a chicken cacciatore recipe that reminded me of my mother's, and this is it! Plus, it's way less work than she did to produce basically the same great taste. I used frozen chicken breasts, a jar of bertolli roasted garlic sauce, then I added tomato paste, and additional garlic and herbs. Close to the end of cooking, I added onions, baby portabellas, green peppers, carrots and zucchini...served over angel hair...SO good, everyone ate silently!! I will most definately be making this again!!
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Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
This is delicious, easy and looks great. I made this for a girlfriend's birthday...my group of girlfriends and I LOVE the 'nuts and berries' after dinner drink (vodka, baileys, frangelico and chambord) so, I made it into a cake...I used a dark chocolate cake mix, made it following the directions, but using coffee instead of water and added hazelnut extract. I torted the cakes, and make a frangelico simple syrup that I put into a squirt bottle and squirted all over the cake...i added baileys to the filling and used fresh raspberries and the chambord component...EVERYONE complemented on its looks ( we brought it into a restaurant and other patrons kept ohhinh and ahhing and asking where we had ordered it from!!) and the taste was even better! the whole group ( about 15) loved it!! I will definately be making this again!!
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Kay's Shortbread

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I have made these cookies tons of times and I have used many different flavors of extracts, turned them into thumbprint cookies and filled them with different jams and preserves, etc. and they are always delicious. I always mix them by hand and they are quick and easy! This is my go to shortbread recipe for sure!
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Ham 'n' Swiss Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
YUM YUM!!! I made these for my 2 year old for lunch, and put ham and cheddar cheese in 2 for her, and in the rest I put ham, onions and gouda (I didn't have swiss, and I don't care for mustard, so I left that out)SO GOOD!!! I was thinking of all of the different yummy stuff that you could do with this...I can't wait to play with this recipe!! (I'm thinking individual baked brie's!) Thanks for the good post!!
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Embarrassingly Easy Barbecue Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
The "texas families" who love this recipe must not really be from Texas...'cause we KNOW good BBQ...and this ain't it!!!
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
The name really suits this-it is amazing!Amazingly easy and delicious! When I found this recipe, I knew it was a great base to start with...and after reading many reviews I decided to make some additions and substitions. First, I seasoned the loin with pepper, onion powder, garlic powder,bay, rosemary and thyme. Then I seared it on all sides before putting it in the crock pot with 3/4 cup Malbec, 1/2 c. h2o, 1/2 c. reduced sodium chicken stock, 1/2 of a package onion soup mix, 1/2 sliced onion, 2tbls. soy sauce, and more of the herbs that I seasoned the pork with. I cooked it on low for 5 hours...the pork shredded beautifully, and I drained the juices from the crock pot into a sauce pan, brought to a boil and added 1 tbls. cornstarch and made a delicious gravy...served with steamed broccoli and mashed baby red potatoes...this earned raves from my hubby and even my 2 year old (who never eats, I swear she is going to waste away to nothing) ate it up happily!!! Will DEFINATELY make this again!! Thanks llau!!
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