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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2002
We thought these were great. It's not the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I'll use, but when you want a "big, fat, chewy cookie," this is awesome. For the cookies to stay chewy, they need to be left on the cookie sheet until cool. (Except, of course, for the few you just can't resist eating right out of the oven.) Also, the butter MUST be melted, and the flour should be all-purpose UNsifted. 10/17/04: I notice that some people have mentioned that this is a cakey cookie. I did not find that at all, and I HATE cakey cookies. My suggestions to avoid cakiness are: use real butter, be sure to melt the butter, don't overbeat your eggs, and do NOT skip the extra egg yolk.
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Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2003
Mmm ... good. My husband made this for dinner tonight, changing only the quantity of water. (He used less 'cause he doesn't like soupy beans.) Oh, and he didn't know we had ham, so he only used the ham hocks. Still, this was deee-lish. I actually had seconds, which I hardly ever do. Oh, and you have to cook them longer than 2 1/2 hours. Just test them every half hour or so after that, and throw the ham in when they're about done. BTW, if you cook dried beans to death and they are still gritty or mealy, it's because they're too old; even dried beans don't last forever. They have a moisture content that lessens with age. No recipe can make old beans taste good.
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Best Spinach Dip Ever

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2003
Very, very good. I also used the whole box of spinach. For those of you who tried onion soup & didn't like it, try leek. It's milder. Knorr's makes it, and it's usually in the same place where you find onion soup, ramen, etc.
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Mayonnaise Biscuits

Reviewed: May 12, 2002
Yum! These biscuits come out very light and fluffy with a rich (but not too rich) taste and mouthfeel. If you don't have self-rising flour (like me), use 2 cups less 4 tsp. sifted flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt.
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Buttermilk Biscuits I

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2005
These biscuits are quite good—light, fluffy, and tender—but just a smidge short of the biscuit nirvana I'm searching for. I will try making them again but topping them with butter. I do think that the people who rated this recipe poorly likely used all-purpose flour instead of self-rising flour; self-rising flour contains both baking powder and salt, and a biscuit without salt would truly be wretched. If you don't have self-rising flour (as I didn't), use four cups of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of salt, and two teaspoons of baking powder (in addition to the tablespoon that's already called for).
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Fried Onion Rings

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2002
These were easy and yummy! I sliced them really thin. Next time I will slice them a little thicker just because of the amount of time it took to fry 2 million skinny onion rings. I also wish I had used peanut oil, since it fries better than regular vegetable oil. Still, they definitely get two thumbs up.
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Zucchini Bread IV

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2002
Yum! This bread is moist and flavorful. Next time I will stir in some chocolate chips because--well, basically because I just love chocolate. But it's great as is.
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Dark Rye Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2004
Yum. Good stuff. I try to be helpful in my reviews, and for this recipe, the most helpful thing I can say is: make this bread.
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Cream Puff Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2002
Mmm, mmm. Like a lot of other reviewers, I added a layer of chocolate at the bottom (the icing from the Eclairs II recipe--I do NOT recommend canned frosting). Next time, I may just melt some chocolate chips with a little butter for the bottom layer. Anyway, I took this to work (in addition to making a smaller pan for home), and it was a total hit! Oh, I also put chocolate curls on top rather than chocolate syrup. This made a VERY pretty--and tasty--dessert.
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Chocolate Glaze II

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2003
This stuff is great, a perfect topper for a chocolate bundt cake! As another reviewer mentioned, an extra tablespoon of butter made it even better. But the best thing about this is that no cooking is required! (Because it's not cooked, by the way, real vanilla extract is better than imitation in this recipe--not so chemical-tasting.) For those of you who found it a bit stiff, it may be that the butter wasn't quite soft enough. A few seconds on low in the microwave should fix that.
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Eclairs II

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2002
I did not actually make this recipe, but I used the chocolate icing from it in something else. If you're looking for a great chocolate icing, you can't do better.
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2003
I never would have thought of combining all these foods, but yum! I will do a few things differently next time, though: I'll put the potatoes closer to the bottom so they all get done at the same time. Also, I'll put the meat closer to the top so it doesn't get quite as done. And I may use a little less liquid. NOTE: For those who are worried about a too-strong sauerkraut taste, use Frank's Bavarian kraut. It's milder and a bit sweeter than regular kraut.
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Bierrocks III

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
These were great! I made the dough in my bread machine using a slightly sweet roll recipe. For the sausage, I used RB Rice medium. Can't beat RB Rice!! And to make this easier, I used bagged coleslaw. DEFINITELY a time saver. I believe I used quite a bit more than 5 cups, too. Turned out great!!
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Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2002
Both my husband and I thought these were good taken on their own merits, but they're not the yeast kind. I'll keep the recipe for those times when we want something quick, though.
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Gelatin-Flavored Popcorn

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2002
Wow! This stuff is great. I too cut down the butter, though not QUITE by half. (Instead of 1 cup, I used 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp.) So far I've done watermelon, cran-raspberry, apple, berry blue, and cherry. I have a question for all you more experienced candy makers out there, though. How the heck do I get it to hardball stage without scorching the sugar on the bottom?
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Pasta/Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2002
Yum! The only thing I might change next time is adding just a teensy bit less sugar. (My husband doesn't care for sweet sauces.) However, if you try this and think it's too sweet, a teaspoon or so of vinegar will help. Just for myself, I thought it was great. MUCH better than most jarred sauces. NOTE: I do recommend this for pizzas, but not as a pasta sauce.
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Orange Glorious I

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
Pretty good ... add about 1 cup vanilla ice cream: even better!
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Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2002
This recipe was great. My husband and I both agreed this was the best homemade calzone crust we've eaten! This one definitely goes into my recipe box. NOTE: I have now made this with both all-purpose flour by itself and all-purpose flour with gluten added (to simulate bread flour). I prefer it with just all-purpose flour. It makes for a pizza-ier crust.
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Lemon Pepper Peas

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
Wow! I'm so glad I made this. It's awesome; I could have had just peas for dinner. Here's what I did: drained one can of peas. Put in a bowl. Added 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkled pretty heavily with dill and lemon pepper (I had lemon pepper salt, actually). I probably used a good half-teaspoon of each. Maybe the submitter has really big fingers. :) Anyway, I nuked it for one minute and stirred it to distribute the butter and seasoning. SO GOOD. UPDATE: I have since tried it with frozen peas (I only had canned the first time I made it). Even better.
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Whipped Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2005
These were quite tasty. I like the flavor of sweet potatoes (and they're good for you!), but I am NOT a fan of the whole marshmallow/brown sugar thing. I also didn't have shallots but used mild red onion in its place, which was okay, though next time I would chop it rather than slice it in rings.
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