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Peanut Butter Cake IV

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
as written, I don't think this cake would have had much peanut butter flavor at all. I took others' suggestions and doubled the peanut butter. I also found the batter quite runny, as in a previous review, so added 1/2 c extra flour. maybe I should have added more oil too.. because this cake turned our really dry and crumbly. I used some chocolate chips also & baked in a bundt pan. I did do a peanut butter glaze, and melty chocolate for some color & added flavor - without the glaze, this cake would have been inedible. I was very disappointed, as it was a birthday cake for one of my best friends - and now I owe him another.
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Peanut Crunch Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2009
I've made this one a couple times, and it's always a hit. I made it "as is" initially, and have played with the peanut butter quantity, as well as switching up the chips. I have one in the oven right now with about 1 1/4 c peanut butter, no peanuts, and I only used chocolate chips (and increased to about 1 1/4 cup). This is a co-workers birthday cake - she'll LOVE it!!
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Peanut Butter Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
I baked this for my roommate's birthday cake, but used the "fluffy peanut butter frosting" instead (thought this one sounded too sweet). he's a peanut butter freak & he RAVED .. and ate every bite. I did sneak a small nibble for myself, and I enjoyed it very much also. I will definitely be making this one again & again. the only thing I changed was that I used "more" peanut butter and "less" butter - don't ask about quantities, I never measure! yummy - and THANKS for this one!!
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Blonde Brownies I

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2009
good with strong coffee. co-workers liked them - altho they didn't empty the pan like they normally do. I was disappointed that the leftovers hardened quickly, even when not refrigerated (as per previous comments). I thought they were too sweet, but I'm also not a major sweets eater either.
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Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
altho I do them a little different, I'll rate this recipe w/some suggestions (as they're all the same basic taste in the end). I use the tiny knotted pretzels, white chocolate chips (one in each pretzel hole), and then coordinate the m&ms for the season or occasion. people LOVE these at parties - and it's easy to make a lot of them & take a good-sized bowl/plate. my work friends call them "pretzel dammits." try this one - it's simple (altho time consuming), and always a hit!
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Honey Bun Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2009
I'd go 4.5 if I could. Took this one to work for those of use who had to work on Thanksgiving - it was our "breakfast" with strong coffee. Everyone raved & there was nothing left, in no time flat!
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Crab 'N Shrimp Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
this didn't do well at all on the Christmas appetizer table! I was surprised, it has great ingredients & potential. fam didn't like it, but roommate did, so I was saved from dumping the not-cheap ingredients! might try again, and will jazz it up.. a LOT!
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Sausage Cheese Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2008
the men at parties LOVE this one. I have taken to using spicy turkey sausage, and always add chopped black olives. this is one of those dips you can dump the kitchen sink into, and it just gets better. recipe makes a lot - and that's good, because they will EAT IT! (I use frito's to dip, but good with tortilla chips too)
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Applesauce Oatie Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
YUM! this is my new favorite oatmeal cookie - and I've been making the old one for 10 years! I did some doctoring, and will probably do a little more.. but this recipe makes an awesome cookie. I found the dough to be too wet (more like a batter), so I added probably 1/3 cup more oats (old fashioned slow-cook) & a tad bit of flour. I also don't like choc chips in my oatmeal cookies, so I used chinnamon chips in place of them. I took another reviewer's suggestion and lessened the salt to 1/2. I found the oven temp too high, so reduced it drastically (350ish), and just watched them close to make sure they didn't get too brown - seems like 13 minutes was just about right. THANK YOU for this one! I'll be making them a lot!
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Healthy Banana Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
I took other suggestions & used applesauce instead of oil, altho did splash a BIT of oil in also. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins & didn't add any extra spices... all that said, not a big fan of these at all. weird consistency, kind of rubbery. I might try them again, tweeking a bit (and back to raisins & cinnamon). I hope it works too, love the IDEA of these, just not the cookie itself so much.
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Sticks and Stones Candy Bark

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
yum! very tasty & simple to make. I used spanish peanuts instead of dry roasted, threw in some holiday m&ms, and extra raisins (my fave w/melty chocolate!)... good stuff & everyone loved them!
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Pretzel Turtles

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2008
took these for a work party - everyone loved them. I like the combo of sweet & salty - simple & tasty recipe!
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
I can't go higher than 4 stars as-is. It's "good," not great. I doubled the cranberries per other suggestions, and believe that is necessary. I think I'll double the cream cheese next time & add an egg to make it more of a "real" cheese cake center, and I'll add some cinnamon to the crust/topping per previous comments. but I will try it again this holiday season until I find the right combo of ingredients!
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Applesauce Loaf Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
love it! I too found the quantity SUBSTANTIALLY less than would make 2 loaf pans. it's an excellent & simple recipe tho. the only thing I did differently was sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar on top before baking, to make for a crispy sweet bite.
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Carrot-Sweet Potato Mash

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
I added a 2nd small sweet potato, and probably over-measured the brown sugar by a tad.. but "for me" I followed this one closely - and LOVED it!! big hit with friends too - thanks very much for sharing this dish!! it will be a regular at my table henceforth. :)
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Peanut Crunch Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2008
what a unique cake! the flavors are right on, and it's wonderfully moist. I NEVER follow a recipe exactly, and "almost" did this time.. decided a tad bit more peanut butter was called for, is all! :) co-workers, family & roommate loved it - thank you!!
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
I followed the recipe to a T, but cut the chocolate chips to 1 cup. I have baked 3 of these in the last couple days - and everyone is raving! Thank you for the excellent & simple recipe that I will make many times in the future! **follow-up: still making this one! I have increased water to 3/4 cup & reduced oil to same.. not that it makes a huge diff, but every little bit of fat calorie savings is a good thing! you can't tell the difference in the outcome of the cake.. and by the way - I'm still only using 1c chips, 2c would be too many for my taste. THANKS AGAIN!! love it!!
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Braised Beef with Barley

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2008
Excellent meal, all in one pot - I love dishes like this. I did alter it somewhat, used extra garlic & sprinkled the top of the roast with steak seasoning, also added more broth because of earlier comments. I simmered the roast for an hour, then added the barley for the 2nd hour. Consistency was perfect. I found that I didn't have peas, so I sliced up a little zucchini in the sauce after the roast was done & simmered 10 minutes - oh, and didn't add the sour cream as I don't think it was needed. Good stuff! Thank you.
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Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2008
I did as suggested by others, added 2 eggs, also a small splash of oil. It was super moist & very tasty. Next time I will add more pumpkin, some applesauce (or maybe just the applesauce -mmm), and no oil; I don't think it needed it afterall. I used a cream-cheese rum glaze from this website - and it was FANTASTIC as my step-dad's birthday cake! Thanks much - I'll be having fun with this "starter" idea!
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Holiday Pumpkin Cake with Rum-Cream Cheese Glaze

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2008
I'm only rating the glaze here - it's EXCELLENT and I will be using it many times in the future, for sure. The cake recipe sounds yummy too, and I will try it, but didn't have the time yesterday. I used the 2-ingredient Pumpkin Cake recipe, but added some eggs & a splash of oil - really good & simple! This glaze was the perfect finishing though - really spiffed up a simple cake!! THANK YOU for this one!
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