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Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
These are easy and good. As far as the dough, I read various comments that it wasn't easy to work with, but what is not specified here is exactly what a soft dough is. I use my Kitchen Aid (it has a kneading attachment) and what you are looking for is as you gradually add that last cup of flour for it to start to pull away from the sides of the bowl and form a squishy soft ball. I needed to add MORE than one cup when I tried this recipe. Humidity etc affects dough so you can't really go by an ironclad amount of flour. Just add it gradually so it's only as little additional flour as needed. I made two 13x9 pans of these and forgot to use brown sugar as other's had recommended and they were still good. I made one pan right away and did put one pan in the fridge and made them the next NIGHT, not the following morning. I felt the first batch was better than the second. The icing is sweet and just the right amount for two pans but the next time I think I would prefer a cream cheese icing with it, but that's just my preference. Also, I did double the sugar/cinnamon as other's suggested and I would do so again. The only "tip" I would give here for that is the next time I will just use two small bowls with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in each rather than one big bowl. It just makes it easier to figure out how much to put on each log.
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Sausage Hash

Reviewed: May 25, 2011
Easy, inexpensive, yummy and very adaptable meal. I can easily see how you could add leftovers or spice it up, etc. for your tastes. The only thing I will do differently for the next time is brown the potatoes and onions in a separate pan like I do for my "fried" potatoes and then add them to the sausage/veggie mixture. But that would be personal preference, it isn't necessary. This recipe is a keeper. I would think leftover ham would work well as a substitute for the sausage as well.
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Leek and Onion Vegetable Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I took this to a New Year's Eve Party and it was a huge hit. I've tried many veggie dips and have liked them (like Barefoot Contessa's is very good or Beau Monde, etc) but this one is just the right combination, I think. I used KNORR mixes for both the Onion and the Leek soups and surprisingly found it not to be overly salty...AND it's something you can keep the ingredients on hand for AND throw together easily...AND it's liked with veggies AND chips. One of my friends, grabbed the dip off the buffet and brought it to the table where we were eating to keep everyone from having to get up to get more. That should tell you something right there. As far as prep...I increased the dill to probably 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons and just a FYI you might not think about (I didn't)...this dip does have to sit for a bit (i.e. chill) not just for flavor but because you need the crunchy components of the soup to soften. I made it at 3p and we ate it at 7p and it was fine. EDIT: As much as I like this dip, I did find that finding the leek soup mix became a bit of a challenge.
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Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
The soup was delicious! But it was brownish, I guess I had visions of cream colored soup. But that might have been my fault. I browned the bacon, deglazed the pan with a very small amount of (white) port wine. When I pureed 1/2 of the soup and added it back in the soup was not cream colored it kinda looked more like a light gravy. Hmmm. But still delicious. I'm thinking that if I want a cream colored soup :-), I should use smoked ham for the smokey flavor and cook the bacon separetly from the soup and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top? But however you make it its GOOD!
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Crisp Anise Seed Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
My hubby likes Jingles cookies at Christmas time, I thought I'd like to find a recipe that would not have all the partially hydrogenated stuff in it. He likes these. I knew I wasn't very good at rolling stuff out. So I tried rolling them into balls and then rolling them in cinnamon sugar. Came out yummy. Even if you roll them in cinnamon sugar you don't need more than the 1/4 cup you make in the recipe. I think next time, the only thing I would try is rolling them into balls and flattening them slightly. Rolling them made 54 cookies. But that isn't necessary just something I might try.
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Mendocino Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
Good Good Good. Made this recipe for a special Chrismas lunch for a friend. She loved it. My tweaks for this recipe...I would like to try a sprinkling of dill weed...and I found that when I mounded the salad on top of the lettuces, that there wasn't really "dressing" for the lettuce. What came to mind is the next time, I think I'll tear the lettuces (or buy the prepackaged "three lettuce"bag)...into a bowl, and swish a bit of sweet sesame dressing (like the kind you'd use for spinach salad) on it. Not alot, just a little, to give the lettuce just a twinge of sweet taste to compliment the salad. I too used smoked turkey from the deli. Worked great.
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Chocolate Delight

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
Very good! I made this recipe for a "special Christmas lunch" with a friend. I was a little short on time and I didn't need a huge bowl of it so...I bought Entenmann's brownie bites, cut them into cubes and placed them in a bowl. I kind of swished Kahlua on them (coffee flavored liquer), let it soak in. I made whipped cream rather than use cool whip (but I'm sure cool whip is fine). I also found Heath Crumbles in my baking section of the supermarket with the chocolate chips. TA DAH. Rather than make a big bowl, I used 2 water goblet type glasses, and layered everything in there. Looked very appetizing and my friend loved it. I only made 1 pkg of chocolate pudding and I would say it would make 3 "water goblet" desserts.
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Snow Flakes

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2001
This recipe is wonderful. The cookies are light,crisp and melt in your mouth good. If you are giving Christmas Cookies as gifts, this is an excellent choice for one that will be loved by everyone. You can color it, take the left over egg whites add a two tbl of water and brush the egg white mixture lightly on the top, sprinkle whatever decorations (colored sugar, candied cherry halves, sprinkles) and bake. I could not find butter flavored Crisco in a can here, but I did find the sticks. FYI, 1 stick is 1 cup, so it couldn't have been simpler to make. Just dump the stick in. No goopy mess. Thanks for the recipe and the reviews!
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Regular Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2001
Maybe I did something wrong or perhaps its my taste, but 8 cups of liquid just did not make it...at least with a whole 12 oz package of noodles. Once I added the noodles, the liquid was basically all gone...and I ended up adding chicken broth I had on hand to at least keep it simmerable for two hours. Tasted great though and very easy, ingredients are usually ones you have on hand and with two kids with the flu, I was happy to have found it. I think its a great simple recipe to try but I wouldn't add ALL the noodles at once till you're comfortable with the amount of liquid in the soup.
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