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Almond Crunch

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
This is my favorite candy recipe! I have made in three times for presents. I don't like almonds so I use peanuts, and I'm going to try a batch with cashews. I lightly greased the foil in the jelly-roll pan and I turned down the heat to "medium" once the caramel started to boil. I stirred occasionaly once it was boiling and I'm pretty sure it would have burned is I hadn't, esspecaily at the very end. Everyone I give it to LOVES it and asks for more.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
These brownies are very chocolatey, rich, moist, and a little gummy. They kind of stick to the roof of your mouth. My dad REALLY liked them but i think they're just OK. The icing is very rich and decedent, and there's a lot of it! This recipe makes enough for a thick, gooey layer. I used half granulated sugar for the icing (I ran of out of powdered suagr) but you can't tell. I used 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of walnuts. You can't tell there is any zucchini in these brownies. They are cakey but not in a bad way. The batter is delicious, before and after the zucchini is added (better than the cooked version.) It is a complete powder, and then you add the zucchini, and it becomes gooey, fluid batter! Strange phenomenon. I did not drain the zucchini which helped the batter, I think. Also, I used a humongous overgrown zucchini which adds moisture. This is a good way to use up extra garden zucchini, but I don't think I'll make these again.
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Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. I used ramekins instead of a casserole dish and filled each ramekin 1/2 full and made seven ramekins. They are rich and sweet so the size was perfect. I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead of 3/4 and it was plenty. The marshmallows melted into almost nothing, so don't overcook and you can add extra marshmallows. Yum!
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Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
These are really good if you cut them in half, toast, and lightly butter. Then they are better than donuts and way healthier! I made them in paper muffin-cups and they stuck to the paper, so use metal muffin-tins. If you remove the muffins from their papers directly after removing them from the oven, the papers might not stick so much. Good for Thanksgiving dinner, but even more delectable as leftovers!
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