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Best Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2011
I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 simply because it sounded just a bit to blan for me. I changed the recipe to my liking but cannot rate this recipe for my creation. This recipe however is a great starting point for those who have never made egg rolls before.
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2011
It was tough coming up with the perfect review for this recipe. I have been searching everywhere for the perfect white cake recipe. This recipe has a YUMMY taste & really does remind you of a sugar cookie, however the appearance just is not appealing to me. They didn't necessarily fall, but they dont keep their shape once out of the oven. I am a cupcake expert and when using this recipe I was hoping for a puffy cupcake, didnt happen though. Despite trying 4 variations to make them rise, i just couldnt do it. If you will be covering it with lots of frosting then this is a good recipe, if you care about appearance then it doesnt work out so well. My advice for that perfect cupcake, use the recipe on this site for crazy chocolate cake, just do not add the cocoa and add more vanilla oh and use about another 1/4 cup of flour to make up for the baking cocoa. I also added a little almond extract for flavor.
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Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2011
These cookies are very delicious. They really need to be watched when baking them though because if you over bake them then they come out crispy, which I prefer my cookies chewy. I even underbaked them in hopes they would continue cooking on the pan, didnt work out so well. The trick is finding the perfect baking time for your oven, bake them until they look like you want to give them just 1 more minute, slightly set in the middle. Remove them from the pan right away and cool. These cookies only hold up for about 2-3 days. They taste best warm!
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
If I could give this a rating of 0 I would! Both my husband and I disliked it and then was suprised to see that our 7 year old and 1 year old disliked it as well. This recipe is WAY to sweet and I even cut back on the brown sugar. I was hesitant to use ketchup because I normally use tomato sauce, which is more traditional. I even tried fixing the sweetness by adding 1/2 can tomato paste and some water but nothing helped. I nearly gagged and couldnt believe this recipe got such high reviews.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
This is a good recipe. Kind of bland but its easy and has a nice flavor for the most part. The only difference I made was I used fresh onion and extra fresh parsley. I would probably use this recipe again.
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Libby's® Famous Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
This is a pretty good pumpkin pie recipe. I always add extra spices to it because I like my pie full of flavor. I find this pie kind of average. To make it extra special I suggest doing something to it to make it shine more. Like using a spiced crust or something. I would use this recipe again only because it is simple and can be modified any way.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I made these cookies just like the recipe and they came out perfect and delicious. They are moist and chewy with a nice light crispy edge. I baked them at 375degrees for 9 minutes, just until they are a bit underdone and then let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes and removed. I split the dough into thirds and made plain, with raisins and with chocolate chips. Refrigerating the dough helps with even cooking and also helps blend the flavors. I did not press the cookies down because this step really isnt necessary. Before making ANY changes to this recipe I highly suggest you try it as is. I do not find them too sweet, they are perfect. If you follow the directions and dont make any changes then you will come out with the BEST oatmeal cookie. I used parchment paper because greasing the pan usually gives the cookies a dark bottom. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Roasted Rack of Lamb

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
I would really give this 10 stars if I could. It has been years since I have had lamb and was uncertain how much I would still like it and turns out I still LOVE it! This recipe is very simple to follow but the taste is just out of this world. I was hesitant about the salt because of reading others reviews but I cut back a bit anyways on the lamb itself before searing it. I added extra pepper and garlic and used dried rosemary and all turned out perfect. I cooked it to 130 and then covered it for 5 minutes and came out rare/medium rare. Do not be worried about the mustard if you arent a big fan, you can barely taste the mustard. I will definately be making this again and again!
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Manicotti Italian Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
This was an excellent dish. I wouldnt call it manicotti though because it uses rigatoni noodles first of all and second manicotti is a stuffed shell. Anyways this tasted great. I didnt add mushrooms and i added onion, garlic and olives to mine. I made this recipe just like it states and i wouldnt change anything about it.
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
I had high hopes for these cookies because they sounded great and even when I made them the dough was pretty good and it had a nice firm texture to shape easily and it held its shape while cooking. The main reason why I do not like them is how they baked and tasted after. I tried 3 batches each baking at different amounts of time and they took a very long time to get the center fully cooked and by the time it was cooked on the inside it was overcooked on the outside. When I tasted them they werent too bad if you like a gooey super sweet and kinda odd texture to your cookies. Not gooey like chocolate chip cookies but kinda off putting for sure. I was looking for more of a classic macaroon cookie that are chewy.
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Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
This recipe makes a lot of frosting so if you need it just to decorate a 9 inch double or rectangle cake then i would suggest cutting it in half. This frosting is actually quite tasty and not too sweet like I thought it would be. It has has great texture and works perfect for decorating :) I had a bit of raspberry extract to mine for a nice flavor
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
I give this 5 stars for taste and texture and about 4 1/2 stars for technique. The only thing that I changed in this was dipping it in egg first then flour and bread crumbs. By the time the cheese stick gets to the bread crumbs it didnt want to stick so i dipped it in egg then flour then egg again and then finally bread crumbs and it coated it well and came out perfectly crispy and melty. If you like gooey cheese sticks then let them cool for a few minutes before eating. I deep fried them for about 1 minute instead of 30 seconds because i wanted a good color to them. Great recipe!
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Corn Dogs

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
I would give this recipe 5 for taste but only 4 for ingredients and 4 for crispiness. Everything went great with the whole process except i did dry off the hot dogs and coat them in flour and still hard a hard time getting the batter to stick so I had to add about another 1/4 cup milk to thin it down since the batter was way to thick. After doing this i had a little bit easier time getting it to stick to the hot dogs however it still had to be rolled several times with my fingers to coat. They cooked nicely and came out tasting light and fluffy and airy but after sitting for about 5 minutes they became soggy. It wasnt necessarily a bad thing because they still tasted great but definately not a recipe for someone who likes crsipy corn dogs. And yes i had them at a high temp in the deep fryer. I also cut these into mini dogs for the kids, they loved them :)
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Orange Dream Punch

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
I give this recipe 5 stars for taste but 3 stars for appearance. The ginger ale kept separating from the range cream mixture and it was kinda embarrassing serving it to people when they had to use spoons to keep stirring to keep it mixed. Somehow i will learn how to fix this problem. I also used orange creamsicle ice cream instead of the sherbet.
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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
This was a great sauce! I took another reviewers advice and added 1/4 cup of ketchup and then did 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. I also used half and half of pineapple juice and water. I also used an extra 1/4 cup of cornstarch because i enjoy my sauce very thick, with a few drops of red food coloring this looked and tasted just like restaurant dipping sauce. yummy!
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
This is a great quick and delicious recipe. I especially like the fact that you can use milk instead of cream because cream can get expensive. This cooked very well for me. I used it for shrimp alfredo and the only thing i did differently was add about a teaspoon of salt and an extra teaspoon of garlic powder. Thanks!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2010
The only reason why I gave this recipe 4 stars and not 5 is because I made a few alternations to my liking therefore it came out a 5 but since these modifications were not already in the recipe then I should only rate it 4 stars. First I used 1 lb of each meat. Then since I enjoy lots of garlic i did 4 cloves. I also did not have crushed tomatoes so i used diced tomatoes but i put them in my food processor for a minute. I also did not have fennel seeds so i left that out. I used dried parsley instead of fresh. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and i used shredded mozzeralla cheese and not the slices. I also added sliced black olives on top of the cottage cheese layer. I did not bother to measure out the sauce because it seems like 1 1/2 cups was just not enough for the layer and i still have lots of sauce left over in the end. I baked my lasagna at 350 degrees because i had something else cooking in there with them and it came out just fine. I did the foil on top for 25 minutes and then when i took the foil off i baked it for another 15 and not 25. After it sat for 15 minutes i took a paper towel and wiped down the grease from the cheese on top. Oh and I also added about 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese on top of the lasagna. great recipe!
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Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2010
These tasted great! I dont have a bread maker so I did it with my stand mixer and then I kneaded it for 5 minutes. I also let the sugar, water and yeast sit for 10 minutes first. I put these on parchment paper because I was hoping it would prevent them from getting dark on the bottom but this technique didnt work. I dont know if it is the breadstick or what but they were crunchy on the bottom. Perhaps I overcooked them. Anyways I will definately use this recipe again and hopefull will have better luck with them. I also rolled these in parmesan cheese after baking. I got 17 breadsticks.
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Star-Spangled Banner Treats™

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Very good treats. They set quickly and perfectly however i did use a bag of miniature marshmallows instead but i dont think that matters any. My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 was because there should be a note to only use frosting. I used the decorating gel and went through the whole tube on 4 squares. The kids loved them though
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2010
Maybe somehow I did my calulations incorrect but I used 2 cans of peaches instead of fresh peaches because it was all i had and this same out very dry and crispy. Even with using the canned peaches i dont see how this would come out very good. The crumble covers the entire cobbler and it becomes thick and very cake like and then there is not very much filling on the inside. I was dissapointed with this recipe and will not try it again
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