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Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Giant Ding Dong Cake
Wow, this was such a great idea! I made mine into cupcakes and used a pastry bag to fill them for a birthday party, and people were begging for the recipe. I would recommend that you not skip steps and try to use a pre-made filling like cool-whip or whatever. The filling is really nice because it is a cooked frosting essentially, so it is not terribly sweet and definitely not grainy, so you don't get a cavity per bite!! Just be sure to get the milk and flour thick like paste before taking it off the heat. I thought everything tasted fine with the shortening, but I will try to experiment with replacing it for health reasons. Finally, I also added the hostess cupcake swirl on the tops, since I made cupcakes. They turned out really cute. To make the swirl, I mixed a couple tablespoons of butter with about a half cup of powdered sugar, and a dash of vanilla and milk (I really hate store-bought frosting, and that is so easy anyway). To pipe it, I just put it in a plastic baggie and snipped the corner off. Also, I thought they tasted better after they sat overnight, since the flavors melded together more. Overall, excellent idea, will do again. So little effort for such a great result!!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2008
Blue Cheese Surprise
These were excellent. I am giving them a 5 based on how they tasted with the changes I made, but I can't judge the original recipe, just the basic idea. I minced about 4 cloves of garlic and a small chunk of white onion, and mixed this with the parsley, salt, and pepper into ground turkey. Then I added the blue cheese as directed. I pan-fried with olive oil (I don't have a grill). They turned out really well, and reheated nicely in the microwave for lunch the next day. Also, we didn't eat them as hamburgers. We had them as is (no sauce or anything), with a side of vegetables, salad, and pasta. I've had beef burgers with blue cheese before, and I think it tastes too rich. The turkey really mellows things out, so that is why I chose it for this recipe. Also, I think that they would have been bland without the onion and garlic.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2008
Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies
Oh my!! These were excellent! I only baked them for about 10 minutes, until they were just barely set. They stayed very moist. Other than that, the only change I made was to use white chocolate chips. I think this really made the mint flavors pop, and I would definitely do it that way again. All in all, an excellent recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2008

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