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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2014
This recipe, slightly tweaked, worked like a charm for me. I got the most gorgeous loaf of bread imaginable (seriously, with some homemade jam, this is other-worldly!) but I took half of the dough and make cinnamon rolls instead of a 2nd loaf of bread. They rise BEAUTIFULLY! I used all purpose flour (King Arthur organic un bleached) and used my dough hook on speed 2 for the entire recipe, adding flour and letting it knead slowly and patiently until all the flour was incorporated into a beautiful dough ball. I used less sugar- 1/2 a cup, and I used turbinado (sugar in the raw) instead of white sugar. I also used less flour- 5.5 cups, and used melted butter in place of the oil. I let mine rise 1 hour the first time, then the bread reached 1inch over the top of my loaf pan in a 30 minute second rise. I heated my oven with a Pyrex bowl of water to 200 degrees, then turned it off and let the oven cool 10 minutes, and let the bread dough and cinnamon rolls (smeared with a mixture of softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, etc and rolled up, cut into rolls) rise in the warmed oven together both times.They came out remarkable. I will never have a Cinnabon craving that rolls made with this bread recipe would not absolutely 100% satisfy! Amazing sandwich bread, dense but soft. My go-to recipe now!! Cant screw it up!!
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
First off, I didn't use this recipe as a guide because I was necessarily looking for a vegetarian dish... I was looking for ingredients I preferred, and this one happened to fit the bill! I kept hte recipe very close, and used only basic substitutions- such as: subbed chicken stock for the veggie stock, used fresh veggies instead of frozen, used petite diced tomatoes instead of crushed... basic stuff. I did add a can of black beans for Protein, 2 more cloves of garlic, and I added a good bit of dried cilantro, because I love the flavor. I kept the Cumin amount the same, and did not find the Cumin to be too much. Alot of reviewers also mentioned the green chilies being too much, and that they cut back in fear of it being too spicy or overwhelming. I disagree, and am SO glad I did not cut the amount of green chilies. It's where the bulk of the flavor comes from, and it was not too spicy in my opinion. My 3 year old daughter even ate every bite, with no complaint about being spicy. Just make sure you are using the 3 TINY cans at 4 oz each or equivalent. I did bake my own tortilla strips in my oven with salt and cilantro intead of store bought chips for the top, and topped it with Cheese and Avocado slices. It was really good, really easy, and makes a ton! Will definitely be making this again the same way!
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Five Minute Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
This is really yummy! I knew not to expect creamy, store bought ice cream texture, but honestly, this wasn't bad! I guessed on the amount of fruit- the 10 ounces, because I had a GIANT bag of frozen fruit. I used a mix of frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The seeds dont bother me, and kindof give it a rustic, natural, authentic element. My ratios were off though measurement wise, because it was very difficult to blend. However, I added a touch of milk to smooth it out and get it all to blend. I will say, the sugar is way too much for me personally. It makes the ice cream overly sweet, when the fruit I had was already really sweet. I will cut it in half next time probably. However, for a quick 5-minute ice cream I can make with my 3 year old, this was a winner! I froze a good amount of it, and am looking forward to seeing how it tightens up once it's frozen. It was pretty soft upon making it. Great, thanks for sharing. I am sure I will use this over and over again with my kids!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
I wanted to make pancakes for my family, and didn't have any pancake mix. So, I got on here and picked the top rated recipe for Pancakes, and hoped for the best! These were so easy to assemble, took only minutes, and used readily available ingredients I had lying around my pantry. I left the recipe exactly as it's written (which is a bit unusual for me, but they were so highly rated, I decided to leave it as it was) and the only difference I made was that I rubbed the pan with butter instead of using cooking spray. They came out delicious, and super moist and fluffy. They rose up really tall and poofy, just like restaurant style pancakes. My girls loved them, and my hubby too! From now on, I will not buy pancake mix, because I feel like these are FAR better than anything I could make out of a box. I resort to box mix to save time, and to make up for not having butermilk just lying around my house on a whim required for most "good" pancake recipes. But, this recipe is fool proof, and I always have the ingredients on hand. No more boxed mixes here!:) Thanks for a great recipe! This is a keeper in our house!
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies I

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
These were good, but I changed the ingredients to make them a little less rich, as I wanted to give them to my kids. I cut the butter in half and replaced the butter I cut with applesauce. This added a ton of moisture, and cut the fat big time! I also used 1\2 whole wheat flour, and substitued nutmeg for the cloves, and added 1\2 dark chocolate chips and half milk chocolate chips. I also used quick oats in place of rolled, because that's what I had on hand. All in all, basic substitutions. I agree that these came out very cakelike- almost like little mini banana breads. I know that some of that had to do with the whole wheat flour, but knowing what I know about baking, these would have been very cakelike anyway. However, they are delicious, and my 2 year old devoured them!
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Cara's Moroccan Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2009
Amazing! I tailored it to my taste- substituted fresh cilantro in place of the Thyme and parsley because I had it on hand and prefer the taste (and because I love cumin and cilantro together!), and subbed chicken stock for the vegetable stock.(I'm obviously not a vegetarian...) I subbed a little allspice for the coriander because I didn't have the coriander. I also added cubes of potato to the boiling water with lentils and boiled until tender to add to the dish, and I added shredded carrot to the sautee of vegetables. Lastly, I added a can of black beans. I think it turned out like an amazing vegetarian chili! Mmmm... I had a ton leftover, so I added shredded chicken to it and it was delicious! A new favorite for me:-)
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Parmesan Chicken II

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
This was good, and quick & easy! I added some italian seasonings and whatnot, but it still tasted just a bit bland. I think next time I will season the coating a bit more heavily. I really LOVE the crispy texture!! For those who find it to be "mushy", try taking the skin off, and then following the recipe. That's what I did to cut down on the fat, and it really was very crispy!
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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
I halved this recipe because there are only 2 of us... I melted the butter to make it mix easier into the dry ingredients, and found that worked fabulously. I cut the butter to one stick for a 1\2 recipe, and used Whole Wheat flour... and I feel the butter was still a bit too much, but it tasted heavenly. I used fresh blackberries, blueberries and strawberries from my wholesale club, and I really liked the combo. I think next time i might use just strawberries and blueberries, and cut the butter back even further, adding some applesauce instead to keep it moist. Really good recipe. Love the idea of a top and bottom crumble!
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
I thought this was fabulous. I had a 7lb roast for Easter... so I doubled the recipe. I used chili powder instead of cayann after reading repeatedly that it was too spicy. I also used fresh rosemary and thyme from my garden, and used table salt instead of Kosher salt, I just cut the amount in 1\2. It was really amazing. Took about 3 hours to cook. Great Rub, I can see how it would be excellent on fish, chicken, pork... almost anything! Thanks!
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
Perfect! Just Perfect! I have been searching for a cornbread recipe, and after 5 or 6 different recipes (or imposters) I found this one! The only change I made was that I switched around the amounts of Flour and Cornmeal. I didn't even wait the 5 minutes so the cornmeal could soak. I just threw it all together and it was UNREAL. It was thick and rich, with the perfect amount of sweetness. It isn't one of those fluffy sort of conbreads. It is dense and full of flavor. The Yellow Cornmeal just gives it the most gorgeous color too. Perfect crust on the outside, too. I can't say enough about it. It's amazing. My new cornbread recipe.
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Easy Pizza Sauce III

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2008
VERY surprised. This was great for our homemade pizza. SUPER quick... very easy... and tasted really great! I will use this for every homemade pizza in the future. It made a TON. I froze the rest for later! Thanks!
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Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2008
I am truly surprised... I really enjoyed this! I had leftover chicken legs in the fridge from dinner the night before, and decided to cut the meat up for this pizza. I used Texas Pete, and skipped the butter. I also used the Peppercorn Ranch because my husband is deathly allergic to Bleu Cheese. I used a mix of Cheddar and motz. cheese... it came out great. This would be GREAT for entertaining or for the "game". Will make again!! Thanks!
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2008
This recipe is great for a soft, easy pizza dough that tastes really good for as simple as it is. I don't work with yeast very often, but it really turned out great. I used one cup of bread flour and the rest all purpose flour. It make it a little bit more doughy, which I'm not sure I'll do next time. However... its soft and really good. I made the easy pizza sauce off this site, for one cheese pizza, then I used the 2nd crust for the Buffalo chicken pizza off of this site. Both turned out great. Thanks!
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Crispy Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
This was okay... good flavor, although I did add a bit to it. More pepper, some garlic salt and some red pepper flakes. And i STILL thought it was a bit bland...I will continue tweaking it, but it was pretty good! My hubby liked it. I also added cornflake crumbs for added cruch like others suggested.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2007
This was really good, but it did not hold together at all. Whcih surprised me, considering I added cheese to it which should bind it even more. However, the flavor was GREAT. I added cheddar cheese and green chilies to it to make mexican corn bread. I cut the baking powder like everyone suggested also. I will try it again, only this time I will maybe use another egg. Good recipe.
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Ten Minute Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
After making enchiladas and realizing I did not have the can of sauce in the cupboard I thought I had... I went searching for a quick and easy enchilada sauce. I found this one and went with it. I will say, I am SO glad I didn't have my canned Enchilada sauce on hand, and I will never buy it again. This was SO good! I used Chicken Stock instead of water and only used a little over one cup of it. It made a nice, thick, hearty sauce. I also turned the Chili Powder down to two heaping Tablespoons and it was more than enough for our taste. I also used regular flour, came out perfect. The best enchiladas I have ever made...and I even got to boast that the enchilada sauce was "made from scratch", which always feels good:-) Excellent recipe!
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Grandma Ruth's Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
Super easy and SO good! I made this for Thanksgiving, and it was so easy I couldnt believe it would taste this good! I cut the recipe in half because there were only 3 of us at dinner. But it really surprised me! I have an herb garden and used fresh thyme and fresh rosemary instead of dried, and used rubbed sage. I added a bit more sage like others suggested, and I am glad I did because it needed it. However, I couldnt believe how good this was. It makes a full 9x13 pan in a half recipe!! My favorite stuffing, I will make this every year.
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Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
These were unreal! And so easy! I microwaved the sweet potatoes because the oven was being occupied by the turkey. The apples needed to simmer for a bit longer than this recipe says to get soft. I used Braeburn apples, they cooked up perfectly. I used a more cinnamon and nutmeg instead of allspice because I didn't have any. Once they were done I just threw it all together and used my handheld mixer to combine everything. There were perfectly sized chunks of apples, and they REALLY complimented the potatoes! I was pleasantly surprised! I will make this again every year. My husband who doesn't like sweet potatoes ate two helpings! Great EASY recipe! Thanks! My new Thanksgiving staple...
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
Tasted REALLY good, the texture was odd however. I expected it to rise up more and be more cake-like. It was so moist and so dense it almost was like pumpkin PIE cake. But it tasted soooo good. I used more cinnamon and less sugar as other suggested. I also used a store bought Buttercreamm Icing as if it wasn't rich enough. yummy:-)
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2007
These brownies are SO good! I wanted a sweet chewy brownie but didn't want all the fat, so I used only 3 Tablespoons of Butter and 1\3 cup of chunky applesauce instead of the 1\2 cup butter. That's just too much butter for me! They are supermoist and taste amazing! This will be my brownie recipe from now on!!
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