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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2011
Great! I used a 9x13 as other users had, melted the butter in a separate bowl and poured it into the bottom of the 9x13, and followed the rest of the directions accordingly. The cake did not stick at all to the pan and it slid out right away. Make sure to flip the cake over when it is still a little warm so it doesn't adhere to the pan and fall apart. Also, use the pineapple juice in the cake mix. Great!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
great recipe, definitely reduce the salt though!!
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
VERY Good. Followed this recipe exactly... I used a variety of apples, not just "baking apples", and it seemed to work just fine. Didn't add any water, but did coat the apples in the sugar/flour/cinnamon mixture and put in the refrigerator for a few hours to let the apples "marinate" a bit. Would make this again!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
the best. soft, gooey, warm cinnamon rolls! do not change a single thing about the recipe. make sure that you follow the directions of your bread machine. i let these proof overnight in the refrigerator and shaping and cutting the dough and placing in a wrapped 9x13. In the morning, I took out the rolls and let them sit on the counter for 30ish minutes, then threw them in the oven. I didn't have time to make frosting in the morning so I got storebought Cream Cheese frosting and it was still great.
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
Great recipe. I used canola oil and the crumb crust as mentioned earlier. The crumb crust melts into the bread after a while and just adds that extra sweetness. Great!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2009
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I've tried many different banana breads, but this one seems to be the simplest and best tasting. Moist, and a huge crowd-pleaser. I did make the following additions: 1 T. cinnamon (add this to the dry ingredients), and 1 T. cinnamon. Also, if I have it on hand, I will add in 2 heaping spoonfuls of sour cream. This just enhances the moistness of the bread. Make sure to fold in the bananas and stir the wet and dry ingredients by hand and not mixer until JUST moistened. Bananas should be BLACK, very very ripe. You can freeze mashed bananas in a ziploc bag and save them until you are making bread. I use 3 large overripe bananas for this recipe. I have used shortening, margarine, and butter and they all work wonderfully with this recipe. I also grease the pan and coat it with a brown sugar-cinnamon-flour mixture, and sprinkle some oats on top for presentation. I also accidentally UNDERBAKED this recipe yesterday and found that although the middle sunk, I stuck it back in the oven and baked it, checking it every 5 minutes for doneness. If the top starting browning too much, I turned down the heat to 200F and kept the process going. It STILL turned out PERFECT!
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Ty's Barbequed Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2008
Pros: This recipe has a lot of easy to find ingredients. It calls for simple flavors that are sweet yet subtle. The onions are a great addition. Cons: Lacked enough flavor. I would marinade it longer (maybe overnight?) so that the flavor could really soak in. Very straightforward tasting, too. I made this recipe on the george foreman and it worked pretty well. I then took onions and caramelized them with some extra marinade and put some on top for presentation and to add a little more to the dish.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2008
First time making blueberry muffins and these are great! Slight changes: Added 1/2 tsp. vanilla, about 2 T. sour cream (to make moister), added almonds to struesel topping; white sugar is fine for it too, i ran out of brown sugar. added a few more blueberries. use FRESH blueberries. frozen ones will stain your muffins purple. also, i made about 11 regular size muffins, 20 min in 400 degree oven. there was a ton of topping leftover.
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Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

Reviewed: May 9, 2008
This recipe was a great way for me to use up a ton of stale miniature marshmallows! Once baked, they turn gooey again in the batter (perfect!). This recipe was a hit even though i DID NOT HAVE THE BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS. Next time, I will def. try with the butterscotch but this was still great. It's very hard to test for doneness so I just checked to make sure they looked done. Be careful NOT to burn the marshmallows. The batter is very thick and chunky so spread evenly over the entire pan because it does not spread very much.
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Seven Layer Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
Incredibly rich. Be ready if you do not have an insane sweet tooth! What I liked about this recipe is that the coconut is on top of everything. It made a great toasted coconut topping instead of mush. I suggest combining the butter and graham cracker crumbs in another bowl before pressing into the 13x9. I used normal crumbs however graham crackers may work as well (cinnamon graham crackers might be delicious in this recipe!) It was an overall crowd-pleaser. Try to substitute other nuts like pecans in, or try peanut butter chips. Butterscotch chips are a MUST. Note** I highly suggest lining the pan with parchment paper. The bars slide right out!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
i haven't made that many chocolate chip cookies in general but this is the exact texture and thickness that i hoped it would be! i substituted half of the butter with shortening, included the walnuts, and used ground quick oats in place of 1/3 of the all purpose flour. **note** the all purpose flour should be measured scantly- spoon it into the measurement cup and then scrape off the extra. refrigerated the dough a little bit before baking. also, it took about 12 minutes to cook at 350 degrees.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
crowd pleaser. everyone always begs for these but i recommend the following: 1. don't use double stuf oreos (they fall apart, it's messy, just don't try it) 2. you can subsitute almond bark for the outer coating, it's delicious. 3. the chocolate outer coating is really really hard to put on the oreo balls so first make sure that you CHILL the balls. then melt the chocolate on low heat or microwave and my method of dipping (so that the balls wouldn't fall apart and get the chocolate all dirty) was to take two spoons and kind of roll it around / spoon chocolate onto the ball. (that's because the toothpick into an oreo ball sometimes causes the entire thing to fall apart)
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
1/2d the recipe and had GREAT results. super moist yet light & delicious banana bread! here's what i did. 1. reduced sugar to 1 C white sugar and 1/4 C. brown sugar (for a HALVED recipe) 2. used two eggs. 3. hand mix dry and wet ingredients together until BARELY wet. 4. used 1/2 cup of walnuts, pecans would have worked great aswell. 5. would suggest using a crumb topping (regretting that i didn't right now) 6. in the oven at 325 degrees for about 65 minutes! this was PERFECT for ONE 5x9 loaf. i was worried that it was going to overflow but it was just right! (and rised perfectly)
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Dog Treats I

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2008
I've made this recipe multiple times and my dog (Rat Terrier) LOVES them. He's a very picky eater as well. Here're my tips: 1. HALF the recipe. The shelf life is much much shorter than store-bought dog treats and unless you can go through them relatively quickly, they will go bad. 2. Experiment with other ingredients: my dog loved Parmesan cheese in replacement of cheddar. Also, peanut butter was a good addition, maybe even bacon bits!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2008
DELICIOUS! i originally made them as a gift and had some extras. they pack well, and are great for giving. note: make sure that the butter used in the crumb topping is not melted, but very very softened. the topping will stay together better.
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