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Real Homemade Bagels

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2012
I followed the recipe, but not the instructions. I added the 1 1/4 cup of hot water, sugar and yeast together in my KitchenAid mixer. I let the yeast get frothy and then added in the salt, oil and 4 cups of flour (anymore and it would have been too dry!). On speed 2, I let it mix then knead the dough for 15 minutes. I was running late, and couldn't get the dough to the consistency as instructed. It broke almost right away when pulled. I popped the dough a warm oven (I put it on 350F just until the elements were red, then turned it off). After rising for 2 hours, I punched down the dough and started shaping. I made 8 bagels. I didn't have a full cup of honey, so I added some light corn syrup to make up for what I was lacking, a quarter cup. I also didn't use 16 cups of water, I used 13. I let the bagels bathe and then topped them with grated medium cheddar cheese. They baked for 20 minutes at 475F. I pulled them out, let them cool for 15 minutes then tried them. OMG! Delicious! They will be even better with cream cheese smothered over them after toasting them in the toaster! I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Flavored Latte

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
I don't have an espresso machine. I used instant coffee, and I warmed the milk up on the stove. I made a simple syrup and added a bit of vanilla to it. I also added some white chocolate, and marshmallows. I let them dissolve into the coffee. It's yummy! I'll make it again on another cold, and rainy day.
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Whoopie Pies VIII

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
The buttermilk was bad, so I used heavy cream instead. (No vinegar.) My husband kept eating the batter! He liked it. :) I had marshmallow creme on hand, so I used it instead of the cream recipe. I cut the recipe down to 12. 3 of them were eaten right away, and the others I wrapped up and put in the freezer. I'd make these again.
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Peanut Butter Popcorn

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
I added natural peanut butter, and non hydrodgenated margarine. I also popped my own popcorn. I put all of the ingredients in the microwave at once. When everything was melted I poured in the popcorn. I would definitely make it again.
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Curried Egg Sandwiches

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2008
First I used a homemade coleslaw dressing instead of plain mayo. I used red onion. I didn't have any bread so I made some rolls with pancake mix. Just use a 2 to 1 ratio with milk. (2 cups mix, 1 cup milk.) Kneed the dough, on pancake floured surface. The biscuts were sweet, and it went great with the egg salad. I will make this again!
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Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
I made some changes. I used non hydrogenated margarine instead of shortening and butter. I used unbleached flour instead of bread flour. I also used some dark chocolate chunks, and some broken dark Belgium chocolate wafers and I used dark German cocoa powder. The cookies turned out good. I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
I melted a tablespoon of non hydrogenated margarine in the microwave. I stirred the spices into the margarine then mixed in the rinsed and dried pumpkin seeds. I baked the seeds at 350F (not 250 as directed), stirring the seeds every 10 minutes for 30 minutes. Once the seeds were out of the oven, I stirred them again and let them cool on the baking sheet. When cool, I placed them into an air tight container. They were good the same day, but I found them even better the second day. I can't wait to make this again next year!
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Hot Fudge Pudding Cake II

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
The Hot Fudge Pudding Cake II recipe was okay. I cooked mine a bit too long. Next time I'll keep a closer eye on them. I made cupcakes instead of one cake. I didn't use all of the batter so I'll give these another try.
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Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
I love store bought cake donuts, and I wanted to make my own. I followed the recipe and mine turned out very dense, nothing like the light and fluffy donuts I get from the store. I won't be making these again..
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Libby's® Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
I made this dessert for Thanksgiving instead of the traditional pumpkin pie. It was easy to make and tasted great! I enjoyed it the second day even more than the first. It freezes well too.
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Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
Mine didn't turn out looking like the pictured ones. I didn't add any crisscrossing so maybe that's why. They tasted like cinnamon buns. I found they tasted the best when I cut them in half, put some margarine on them and placed them in the microwave for 20 seconds. I would definitely make these again sometime. :)
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Chinese-Style Peanut Cookie

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
I've never had a Chinese peanut cookie before, so I'm not sure how they're suppose to taste. However, I made this recipe and did not like the cookies at all. They were way too sugary! The dough was very crumbly and I had a hard time keep the cookies from falling apart. They didn't turn golden even after being in the oven for 10 minutes. I would not make these again.
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
I had a craving for Bran Muffins after having them in the hospital. I know that sounds funny, with hospital food's reputation, but these muffins were delicious! I found this recipe and had to try it. The only change I did was adding 2 teaspoons of vinegar to 1% milk to make buttermilk. They turned out fantastic! This recipe is a keeper!
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Jumbo Breakfast Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
I didn't see this as a breakfast cookie, other than it has cereal in it, which I left out. I felt the cookie wouldn't be as yummy with cereal in it. I halved the recipe, used "Just Peanuts" natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate chunks. I scooped the batter onto a cookie sheet and didn't bother flattening them out. They did that own their own. I found these cookies to be delicious and would definitely make them again!
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2009
I did a 3 serving soup. First I sauted the onions in margarine. (I skipped on the celery.) I added 1 chicken boulion cube, and 1 and a half cups of boiling water. Next I added the broccoli. I had some asparagus as well as some mushrooms on hand and threw in 3 asparagus stocks as well as 4 button mushrooms. After about 25 of simmering I used a potato masher to mash up the broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms. I like a chunky soup. I didn't use flour because I find that it makes dishes taste bland. Instead I grabbed a small glass and added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and then the milk. I then mixed it into the soup, which thickened quickly. It tasted really good, but it needed pepper, so I added about half a teaspoon of lemon pepper. To my serving I added some aged cheese (from 2005), and some medium cheddar. This soup is so good! I'll make it again I have a craving for broccoli soup.
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Vanilla Ice Cream V

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2008
I changed the serving to 12. Instead of heavy cream, I used whipping cream. I have an old stove, and put the temperature on 3. I didn't let the creams boil or even simmer, just let the sugar dissolve. I tasted the ice cream as a liquid, and also had my husband try it. We agreed it was pretty darn good. I found it to be too sweet since I was going to make Kahlua (homemade, and non alcoholic.) flavor. I added in another cup of half and half, and another quarter cup of the whipping cream. I added about a an 1/8 of a cup of the Kahlua mix. The ice cream did come out with an icy texture, but it was still good, and my husband actually prefers it that way. We both agreed to keep this base, and make chocolate next time.
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Walnut Chocolate Burritos

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
Very yummy! I took the advice of another, and added mini marshmallows. It was kinda like a s'mores but without the grahm crackers and in a tortilla. My husband had the orginal, without marshmallows, and he liked it. He wants more! I forgot the cinnamon.. So I'll have to make these again! :D
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Chocolate Pudding Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
I changed some things. I made my own crust. (How hard is it to make a graham cracker crust?! Graham crackers (make into crumbs), margarine (or butter), and a tablespoon of sugar.) I used 2 large boxes of "Jello" brand chocolate pudding. 6 cups of milk as suggested on the packages (3 for each). I also whipped my own whipped cream. A small container, 'til soft peaks formed, added 1/2 a cup of powder sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and mix 'til you have stiff peaks. I always go a little over, but don't make it into butter! I made the crust first, poured in the chocolate pudding, and topped with the whipped cream. I added small chocolate chips for presentation, and they taste yummy! I didn't use gummy worms.. That just sounds awful!
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
I was beginning to think this stuff would never form a ball. I bought a 2kg bag. I had to use the entire thing! I also used 1 tablespoon of margarine instead of butter. If I would have used 1/4 cup of margarine, I would have needed a lot more confectioner's sugar. If you plan on using liquid food coloring, be prepared for the fondant to be super sticky again, and need 1-2 cups more of confectioner's sugar. Unfortunately I used all of my confectioner's sugar, and had to use cornstarch. It didn't change the flavor, and worked great. This recipe made way too much for a one layer 9" cake. I'll be putting the leftovers in the freezer and hoping it'll last until Mother's Day.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2010
I always use non hydrogenated margarine. I found some dark Belgium chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate. I broke the chocolate into large chunks and tossed them in the dough. OMG! Yum! I'm definitely keeping this recipe! :D
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