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Cheesy Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
This recipe produced quite a dense product. It tasted good, but was better (in my opinion) with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt.
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Fruitcake

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2007
So far, so good! I'm not a fan of fruitcake, but last year started the tradition of making it for my father-in-law for Christmas. I used one 9x5" loaf pan, and two 5x3" pans, and had the perfect amount of batter. It baked very nicely in about an hour and a half and is in the aging stage right now. Seems like the perfect texture and smell for all those fruitcake lovers to enjoy.
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Pumpkin Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
These cookies were loaded with butterscotch chips, which I happen to enjoy! I also added a pinch of cloves to my batch, which I think really gave the flavor some depth; otherwise, I think the butterscotch would have been really overpowering.
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Strawberry Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
Enjoyed this!
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
These tasted like Strawberry Fig Newtons! I would definitely make them again. The topping tended to fall off, so I would probably press it down a little before baking next time. Otherwise awesome!
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Italian Confetti Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
I really enjoyed this recipe with a few modifications. I did add another cup of pasta because it was much too "saucy." I also used 2 tsp. dried basil and an extra clove of garlic. I could have eaten the entire bowl alone!
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Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
I cut this recipe in half and baked it in an 8x8" glass pan. I used only 8 pieces of bread and pre-dipped them in the french toast mixture before refrigerating overnight (as another reviewer suggested). It baked for about 40 minutes. I didn't broil it after putting on the syrup due to the glass pan. Solid recipe!
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Krissy's Best Ever Corn Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2006
I multiplied this recipe by 1 1/2 and baked it in a 9x13". It turned out very well! The bread was moist and sweet; it did not have the crumbly, dry texture of so many other cornbread/muffin recipes.
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Irish Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
I multiplied this recipe by 1 1/2 and baked it in a 9x13" pan. I thought the flavors were good, but there was quite a bit of butter/grease floating on top of the casserole when it came out of the oven. If I try this again I will probably reduce the amount of butter in order to avoid this.
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Crunchy Apple Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
The students in my Nutrition and Wellness classes made these muffins as part of their fruit/breakfast unit and had only great comments! We made them in regular size muffin tins and came out with 10-12 muffins per batch. Their only comment was that they would have liked more of the crunchy granola topping.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2006
My husband and I really loved this dip. I made a couple changes, but I don't believe my changes improved or took away from the dip as a whole. I boiled chicken (mixed pieces), shredded, and used those, which is considerably cheaper than the canned chicken. Then, we used Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce instead of the regular Red Hot Sauce. I also made Ranch Dressing II from this site to use in the dip. The texture was very creamy and the taste was a wonderful combination of spice and smoothness. We served the dip with celery, crackers, and tortilla chips and enjoyed it immensely. I literally can not wait to make it again!
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Easy Pizza Sauce III

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
This recipe worked out well for me. I used a double recipe to top 6 really large pizzas. I served the pizzas for my mom's surprise birthday party. Didn't hear any specific compliments about the sauce but didn't hear any complaints either. That's ok, sauce should be an accessory anyway, right?
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
Simple and tasty! Only change was that I used an 8-inch cake pan because my 9 was dirty. Lowered the oven a bit and baked for a bit longer. It was beautiful and slid right out of the pan...too bad I didn't have any company over for dinner!
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Spicy Party Pretzels

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
After reading the numerous reviews for this recipe and looking at the other pretzel recipes posted on this site, I came up with some personal changes. I left out the cayenne, looking for more of a Buttermilk Ranch flavor rather than a Spicy Ranch flavor. I marinated my sourdough chunk pretzels in about 3/4 c. oil with the spices and found that to be plenty of "sauce"-there was still some left after baking. Then baked at a lower temperature on a cookie sheet with sides (jelly-roll pan). These were fairly good (& salty), though did not have a creamy buttermilk flavor like the brand name Ranch Sourdough Nuggets. These won't go uneaten by any means, but not sure if I'll try the recipe again.
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White Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
I haven't actually baked these, just sampled several from each of the 15 batches my friend has made over the past 2 months. If you love a soft, chewy cookie that is remnicient of Oreo cookies, this is the recipe for you!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2006
My husband and I decided these should be called cake holes because they are kind of like donut holes-just more moist. Very messy to roll into balls and then still difficult to dip even after their stay in the refrigerator. Instead of taking the time to dip, I left them on the cookie sheet and drizzled a good amount of the chocolate coating on top, let them harden a bit, flipped them over and drizzled with more coating. I think this saved me a good amount of time, though they probably don't look quite as nice.
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Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2006
I know this recipe doesn't necessarily need another great review, but I had to give my "cheers" too! This was thick, but I loved the flavor-I'll never spend another dollar on the Ranch seasoning packets! The only change I made was to add minced onions in place of the dried chives (didn't have any).
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2006
Not that this recipe needs another HOORAH, but I thought I'd give mine anyway. It made a good crust and good breadsticks also!
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Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2005
This was a different recipe from the type I usually try, but I was pleased nonetheless! I only used 1 lb. of ground beef and that seemed like plenty to me. Also, my grocery was out of Condensed Chedder Soup, so I used Fiesta Nacho instead. It was ok-added a little spice, but I would like to have had the plain cheddar. I'll probably make it again sometime!
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Four Egg Yellow Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2005
I am in agreement with the other reviewers who claimed this to be a good substitution for a "box mix." I love that the ingredients are all things I already have in my kitchen! I made the batter for this cake into cupcakes and it turned out perfectly. I plan to keep this recipe close at hand.
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