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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2012
So good!! I had mine done in about 7 hours because I was really excited and couldn't wait the 11+ hours. lol I kept my crock pot on high for about 3 hours and then turned it to low for the remainder. I used a blend of Pink Lady and Gala apples so I cut the sugar back to 2 cups. I recommend tasting all along the way and adjusting the sugar and spices as needed. Amazing! Never would have guessed that it was so easy!
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2012
These were some of the best brownies I have ever had! I halved the recipe and baked them in a 11x7 pan for a shorter time (25 min). They were a huge hit, everyone loved them!! The first time I made them, I forgot the chocolate chips and they were delicious. The second time, I remembered the chocolate chips and they were amazing! So much better than a box mix, but just as easy to make.
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Caramels

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
This is my first time making caramel and they came out sooo good! I was a little scared to attempt these, especially without a candy thermometer, but after reading almost every review I decided to go for it and make a half batch (just in case). I started the mix in my pot on low-med heat and set my timer for 45 minutes, planning on it taking longer than that. I stirred pretty much the whole time, only letting the mix sit for no longer then about 20 seconds. Towards the end, the caramel will be thicker in the pan. Because I didn't have a thermometer, I used the ice water trick and it worked awesome! Just drop a little of the caramel into a bowl of really cold water, wait a few seconds and then fish out the caramel and feel what the texture is. I took mine off the heat when the caramel in the water felt smooth and firm, but easily pliable. Dumped the caramel into a buttered foil lined 7 x 11 pan and let it cool before cutting. (PS - Do not use foil! Even buttered, I still had some sticking. Parchment is the way to go!) Cut the pieces with a nonstick pizza cutter, wrapped with wax paper. There are freakishly good!!
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General Tsao's Chicken II

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
**Update - 11/26/11** Just made this using left over turkey from Thanksgiving and it is delish! I just made the sauce and added shredded turkey breast, no deep frying involved. Ate it over brown rice and it is much healthier version with just as much flavor (can also use shredded chicken breast). A new favorite!! OMG! This is sooooo good! I was so happy that I stumbled across this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly (except for a very, very minor change - I only used 4 chilies. Not a super spicy person.) and it came out beautifully. A word of caution - know how hot your stove runs! The first time I tried to make the sauce, my wok was WAY too hot and burned everything almost instantly. I dumped that out, lowered the heat and tried again and it was much, much better. Also, pre-measure out your ingredients. You will thank yourself in the end! The only thing that I can think of that I might do differently next time is wait to add the green onion to the sauce right before adding the cornstarch. They came out kind of brown. That way the green will pop more. : )
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Peach Cobbler Dump Cake I

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
I consider this to be one of my favorite KISS (keep it simple, stupid) recipes! It takes 5 minutes to throw together and the end result is fantastic and perfect for company or potlucks. Definitely slice the butter instead of melting it. The crust gets crispier when the butter melts into it instead of just the top. I tried grating the butter once, but the butter clumped together and it was hard to get it evenly over the top. And if you love the peaches (like me!) use 2 29oz cans of peaches, but drain one of the cans first so it won't be soggy. I actually have this in my oven right now. Yum!!!
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Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
Who would have thought that homemade sausage would be so good! I always like to follow recipes as written the first time I try something before I change anything. The only "change" I made to this was making a half recipe (I didn't want to end up with 2 lb of wasted sausage if I didn't like it) and I had to sub in red pepper flakes for the cayenne. I'll admit that it really didn't look like it was even seasoned after mixing it. The taste is very yummy and much less greasy. I'll tinker around with the seasoning just a little next time I make this. *** If you want to make sure that the seasoning is to your liking, just have a small pan heating on the stove next to you as you are mixing the sausage. Then you can fry up a small piece in the pan and taste it fully cooked to see if the seasoning is where you like it. (I think I learned that from watching Julia Child! lol)
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2011
Really yummy! I followed the recipe exactly (the only thing that I did was cut it in half) and the doughnuts came out wonderfully! My oil was a little too high when I was frying them so they were a bit darker than golden, but that was my fault! Still tasted great, just a little but crunchier! lol The recipe is a little time consuming with all of the rising, but not hard at all. I used the dough hooks on my hand mixer. Next time I make these (and I will whenever I need that doughnut fix!) I might add some cinnamon to the dough. I bet it'll be delicious! : )
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2011
Much better than I was expecting with so few ingredients. I was also a little worried about using the biscuit dough, but it came out really tasty! Definitely a keeper! : )
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2010
I just finished my first batch of these last night and they are sooooo yummy! I even ran out to get more cake mixes and frosting to make them to give out for the holidays. I went safe with the first batch, triple chocolate (cake, frosting and coating). Next up, red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting and white coating. I mixed the cake and the frosting while the cake was still warm because it mixes better that way. Stuck it in the fridge to cool down and scooped it out with my cookie scooper to make them all the same size. I got about 50 of them out of one batch. Once scooped, I popped them in the freezer to solidify a bit more them quickly rolled them in my hand to make the edges smoother before dipping. : )
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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2010
I have always loved strawberry jam, but we always used store bought jam. Not anymore! This was so easy and it tastes so fresh (even after it's been in the freezer) and it's so easy to make that I will never again buy jam from the store. Next time, I want to try to make strawberry-jalapeno jam by adding finely diced jalapenos to the water and boiling them just to make them soft before adding to the strawberries. I can't wait! Yum!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
Wow! Sooooo good! Most zucchini breads that I have tried usually ended up a little on the dry side, but this one didn't at all! I did make a few small switches: replaced 1/2 cup of the oil with cinnamon applesauce, cut the sugar back to 2 cups, used about 3 to 3 1/2 cups of grated zucchini and I baked one loaf (to freeze) and 12 muffins. Definitely a keeper! : ) Update: I have made this several times since first trying it and it is still the best ever! Very versatile, too. I have made batches with chocolate chips, raisins, left the nuts out, added more nuts, crumb topping etc. Just add/subtract to your liking (as long as the batter part stays pretty much the same.) I have made it into loaves, muffins and right now I have some in the oven that I'm baking in a 9 x 13 so it'll be cake-like. My kitchen smells amazing!!!
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Best Ever Onion Rings

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2010
These were great!! Not like your typical rings, these had a really light crispy batter once fried. I only had one onion, but I was really craving onion rings so I halved the batter and it was perfect. I also used garlic powder in stead of the onion salt because 1. I love garlic powder in almost everything and 2. I didn't have any onion salt! lol I also only sprinkled some salt on the top at the end instead of in the batter (I'm not much of a "salty" person). Quick and easy. . . definitely a keeper! : )
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Crazy Crust Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
I have used this recipe a few times and each time it gets better and better. What a great alternative to frozen or delivered when you have those pizza cravings! I have also used up leftovers, so it's been a money saver. I recommend making it with only one egg and a little extra flour to your liking. I have also added in different herbs and spices to make it really tasty (Italian seasoning, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese was amazing).
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Dill Cucumber Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
I can't stop eating this! It's such a great dip fro summer. This was my first time making this and I realized that I didn't have any mayo, so I subbed in sour cream. It worked out really well. Also, I highly recommend making this with fresh dill. Yummy!!!
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