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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly. Did not care for the flavor or texture. I am one who tries to make everything I can from scratch to avoid preservatives and 'fake' food ingredients, but brownies may be the one exception where the box variety just tastes better. Either way - boxed or from scratch - you are still ingesting a large amount of white refined sugar and flour and butter, none of which are good for you no matter how you look at it, so I say if you're going to eat brownies just go for the boxed kind and repent later. :)
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Fabulous Homemade Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
The recipe 'Simple Wheat Bread' from this website was our long standing favorite for homemade bread for about 4 years, until I just came across this one! The recipe blows my old favorite out of the water. Thanks for sharing this awesomely yummy recipe!
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Festive Turkey Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
I thought these were pretty good. Not 5 stars good though. I would make again, maybe with some adjustments. Kids did not like them but parents did.
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Tasty Buns

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
Followed the recipe exactly and LOVED them! So simple, so tasty. I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I also made sure to use the hand mixer for the entire 3 minutes in the initial mixing and had no problem with the rolls being dense. They were very fluffy. As another rater said, I think the mixing allows some air to get whipped in the dough to make it fluffy. Very very good served as a sandwich roll or by itself.
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Beef Fajita Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Loved it! This was a really great recipe, the dressing is a perfect fit for this salad. All around yum. I put out all of the components of this meal separately on the table (meat mixture in one bowl, cheese in another, tomatoes in another, etc.) along with salad and tortillas so the family could choose how to eat it. I had it just as a salad but I bet it would be great also in a tortilla with the dressing. Would definitely make again. (PS- I did not have fajita seasoning but used a package of taco seasoning and that seemed just fine)
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Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
I made this recipe twice, following it exactly. I have to say that the CAKE part of this torte is really yummy. But the filling and frosting I did not care for AT ALL. Nor did my family. That is why I give this two stars. The filling is just whipped cream and kinda blah, and the frosting was sickeningly sweet and just too much. Like I said, I gave this tow chances, and that is my feeling. I really think this cake would be better with a ganache or buttercream frosting. Also, if you are going to make the filling, you will definitely need to double it to fill a double or triple layer cake. I also saw that many people complained about the layers sliding and cake falling apart when they tried to put the filling on. I wonder if they left the cake layers rounded and tried to stack them. You will definitely need to use a cake leveler or a serrated knife to cut off the rounded tops before stacking this cake. This is a good rule for stacking cakes in general but especially recipes like this that call for whipped cream.
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Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Must be a Texas thing!! Followed the directions carefully, but these were just way too peppery, spicy, you name it. Too over the top, but I think that's how they do things in Texas. I thought with so many 5 star ratings it would appeal to my family for sure. I ended up scraping off as much of the sauce and rub as I could, coating the ribs in honey barbecue sauce and letting them sit under the broiler for about 5 minutes to carmelize. Much tastier after I did that!
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Before baking these brownies I read some of the 5 star ratings as well as the 1, 2, and no stars. Those who did not rate this recipe highly talked of cakiness, bland flavor, or the batter sinking in the oven. I used Nestle toll house morsels and followed the directions and am now eating fudgy, chocolatey brownies that are not cake-like at all and have great texture. I can only guess that those who did not like the recipe either used poor quality ingredients, generic chips, or perhaps they were at a higher altitude? These are the best homemade brownies I have ever made and I have tried more than a few!
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Mother's Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2008
Very good fall recipe to use up extra ham. Falls into category of warm comfort food for a cold day. My family liked it. Will make again.
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2008
Ok, so I have made these about 5 times now. The first few times, I found the chocolate dough to be a little dry and not very flavorful. Here is a summary of what I figured out to make the chocolate part moist, fudge, and just awesome: 1) Use brand name cocoa like hershey's, it will taste better; 2) Add 2 Tbsp sour cream to liquid mixture; 3) Add 1 extra egg (total of 2); 4) add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips to chocolate dough. YUM!
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Soft Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2008
Fabulous. I tried several simliar recipes for chocolate cookies on this site and this one is by far the best. Love the flavor and texture. I prefer to roll the entire ball of dough in confectioner's sugar before baking though, rather than dusting on afterwards. Also, we tried them with finely chopped mint chips in the dough and they were so good!
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Brownie cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2008
I wasn't thrilled with these. They are fine if you HAVE to have something sweet, but I have been experimenting to find the perfect soft chocolate cookies, and these are not it. They bake really flat, and just have too much of a sweet cocoa-y flavor. I did find what I was looking for however in the recipe called "Soft Chocolate Cookies" on this site. Those were 5 stars and had great texture flavor! That is the recipe I will be saving to my recipe box!
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2008
This was my very first bread-making experience! I had made some cherry preserves one weekend and thought that it would taste better with homemade bread. I had never made bread before - not by hand or in a machine - and I was feeling daring, so I made the bread following this recipe. I was so shocked when I saw how beautiful and tasty it turned out! My wife says its even better than her mother's recipe. As you can guess, I am now making this recipe every Sunday and we've almost stopped buying store-bought bread altogether.
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Campbell's Kitchen Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
I have tried many enchilada recipes, and this is my LEAST favorite. The mixture of soup, sour cream, and salsa is overpowering and left me feeling quite sick after eating this. Not to mention that the dish just doesn't LOOK appetizing on the plate. It's all one big orange messy heap. If you decide to try this, one tip. Go ahead and put the salsa mixture inside the tortillas, but leave it OFF the top. The only thing I think could have improved this recipe is to stick with plain cheese, tomatoes, and onions on the top, maybe some lettuce and beans. But not the filling inside AND on top-- it was too much.
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Banny's Southern Cream Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2007
I like how this cookie stayed so soft, puffy, and moist. The dough is super versatile. I left out the walnuts and made small rounded teaspoon sized cookies with cinnamon on top as snickerdoodles, and then also baked a batch of larger rounded-Tablespoon sized cookies, which made amazing big,thick, fluffy, soft sugar cookies just perfect for icing. The kids loved these.
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Cajun Macaroni

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2006
Sorry, I did NOT like this recipe. I thought it might have potential but the flavors together ended up tasting truly nasty. My husband and I both took one bite and made the same face. Cajun seasoning was also overpowering and I didn't even put in the whole amount called for. If you must have mac n' cheese, stick to the plain old stuff, but don't waste the extra ingredients on this dish.
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Divine Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2006
I am very picky when it comes to meatloaf and I really loved this recipe. I added only half the onion soup mix and also used crumbled wheat bread in place of saltines and it turned out wonderfully. Oh, I also ended up skimming about a third of the sauce off the top half-way through cooking because it was just too much. I'd definitely cut back the sauce next time. My husband loved this recipe.
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Down-Home Dinner

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2006
Pretty good...nothing amazing, just your basic meat, potatoes, and veggie casserole... nice, warm comfort food for a fall day. Kids and hubby are sure to eat it up. I added an extra can of corn.
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Apple Pound Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2006
I took this to our family Halloween get-together and everyone raved about it! I left out the raisins, added a touch extra nutmeg, and used chopped hazlenuts because we didn't have any almonds. Still turned out beautiful. Oh, I also baked it in a loaf pan. Beautiful and delicious fall dish, I am baking more this week to give as gifts.
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