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Lazy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
It was ok. Tasted more like a casserole than Mac & Cheese. I'd make it again, especially on a tired night (I'd love to give this a try in the crock pot!), but if I'm after the flavor of real Mac & Cheese, I'll go back to my old standby. I'm just now noticing all of the complaints about texture and someone else mentioned it took twice as long in a gas range. I used frozen cheese (I have diced & shredded cheese that I keep in the freezer ready to go for these types of recipes) so I took it out after 20 minutes and stirred it real good. It was starting to really stick, so I was glad I did. I then cooked it for another 30 minutes and the pasta wasn't quite done, so I stuck it back in for another 10 minutes (without stirring), let it sit for 5-10 minutes and it was perfect! No problems with undercooked noodles whatsoever. I also used my dutch oven for the baking. This really isn't a bad recipe, it just doesn't taste like Mac & Cheese.
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Cottage Pudding - Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
Wow, that was pretty amazing. I wish I could give 4 1/2 stars because I think this is worthy of more than 4, but I didn't want to give it a full 5, either. I used nectarines and raspberries and it was sooo good! The first bite was ok, but then I really liked it so I'm not sure why I wasn't happy with the first bite...which is why I didn't give it the full 5 stars. I used significantly more fruit and the raspberries were tart, so I doubled the brown sugar and butter mixture. That was a mistake. It tasted good, but was pretty sweet and it didn't set like the picture which I was disappointed about. I also baked it for about 65 minutes. Next time I'll try using only the 3tbs of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar even if I do use more fruit. Sounds like this recipe is wonderful with any fruit. Enjoy.
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Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2010
Yum! I didn't have wheat germ so I just used all purpose flour. I think I ended up using about half a cup more flour, maybe even a bit more. I topped my breadsticks a bit differently, but followed the recipe for the actual bread (except the wheat germ) and it was delicious. My daughter wants to try it for pizza crust and I think it would be good. I did use my conventional oven which crisped it up nicely. This was the first time that I have made bread since I was a child - maybe 30 years or so. I was surprised with how easy it was. I forgot to grease the pan, though. Oops, don't do that! LOL I think I'll try pre-cutting them next time to have them more like traditional bread sticks...maybe even twist them just for fun. Enjoy. UPDATE I folded minced garlic into the dough and used the recipe for a pizza crust. It was amazing! I will definitely continue to use this recipe.
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Alabama Mud Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
This was VERY rich and I did not like the pineapple and chocolate together. I did not use the mint chocolate chips, either, thank goodness (used regular semi-chocolate chips instead). I can't imagine the combination of those flavors. When I was eating this, I felt like I was eating cake batter, that's how rich it was and it dissolved in my mouth. I had to cook this for another 10 minutes and I think it could have cooked a bit longer, but it was boiling over so I took it out. Afterwards I googled and found this is actually a variation of a dump cake which typically cooks for an hour. I like rich desserts, but this was just too much. I won't be making this again. My son wouldn't even touch the cake and he usually eats anything. I ended up throwing over half of it away.
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
This was an ok recipe. This was my first time making pizza dough, so I'm no expert. I think I need a pizza stone, although I don't know if that would help or not. The crust didn't look anything like the picture and was rather thin instead. For a last minute dough, I would use this again, but I'd prefer to plan ahead and use a better recipe in the future. I like a thick, crunchy pizza crust and this was neither....although, again, maybe that's because I need a pizza stone? It did, however, taste just fine and I did not add anything to the crust. I agree with another reviewer that the crust is where you add the flavor, but that's just my opinion.
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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2010
Delicious! I used real butter and it was not too overpowering, nor was the cream cheese flavor. I strongly recommend that you use real parmesan cheese instead of Kraft as well. I also used the full amount of milk. Go slow, whisk as directed, leave it on the stove until you have consistency you desire and you won't be disappointed. I agree with others that this was far more than 4 servings. I have 2 children that had seconds and myself and I still had a 16 ounce jar filled to the rim of left over sauce.
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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: May 30, 2010
This was soooo easy to make and YUMMY! My kids devoured it! Some say the crust had a funny texture, but we didn't think so. I wonder if they used a 9x13 pan instead of a 9x9. I'd like to cut the amount of butter, but I'm not sure how to do that as the cobbler really stuck in places as is. I didn't have fresh peaches, so I drained 2 cans and used those. Delicious! I'll definitely be making this again.
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies I

Reviewed: May 28, 2010
Not too bad! I made some modifications similar to another user - used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup applesauce. I also used about half a tsp of nutmeg instead of cloves simply because I don't have any cloves. I thought they were a bit floury tasting and might try using 3 cups oats and 1 cup flour. I'm not sure if that will work or not. I will also add the bananas last next time so that I have some banana pieces instead of just the flavor. These are not your traditional cookie, but that should be apparent. I thought they were good and even my picky 16 year old daughter liked them. I have dough in the fridge for the weekend and I bet they'll taste even better after the flavors have blended more!
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Oven Pancake with Apples

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
I didn't have apples, so I used frozen berries instead. I used 3 cups which was a bit too much, will use 2 cups next time. I also added some vanilla to the batter (I didn't measure it) and we topped the pancake with whipped cream. It was VERY good. We ate it for dinner, but it felt like it should have been a dessert. I also put this into a recipe calorie counter and the calories and fat were surprisingly low. I'll be making this again!
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Baked Potato Soup V

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
I thought this was pretty good, although I also altered it like many. I know it's called Baked Potato, but I boiled the potatoes, skin on. Then whipped them with the sour cream (fat free). Instead of whole milk, I used 2 cups half & half and 4 cups non fat (that's what I had on hand). Next time, I'm going to use 6 cups of non fat milk instead. I also did not add bacon and used colby cheese instead of the cheddar and used about twice as many scallions and added parsley. Very yummy! I also used quite a bit more pepper - freshly ground. This was an incredibly easy recipe.
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