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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Baked Ziti I
I cover it first and bake for about 30 minutes and then remove the foil and continue to bake until it's bubbling and golden (like lasagna recipes advise). A step I figured out only after I had my husband follow the baking directions for tonight's dinner while I was at an appointment and it turned out just passable but undercooked in my opinion. I've made it a few times and usually get compliments. Tonight I was feeding four teenage boys and it was not as popular as it has been in the past. I'm sure it was because it was undercooked. (How many teenage boys have you met who don't eat seconds?) Overall it's a good basic ziti recipe and a crowd pleaser. You can add what you like or make it meatless but just allow more time for baking it.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2013
World's Best Lasagna
This recipe needs no further recommendations given the high numbers and scores it has gotten but I found it so good I just had to add one more. Excellent recipe. I confess it was a little intimidating at first because of the description but it's really an easy recipe to put together. Everyone says lasagna is difficult to make but I find it's mostly time consuming. But I cooked the sauce while I was working around the house and put everything together later and baked it. I used hot Italian sausage and left out the fennel because I had none. I always add nutmeg to the ricotta cheese mixture. I used a 9x13 baking pan and found it just fit if I didn't layer the noodles too much. I overlapped 4 noodles and I used just a bit of sauce on the top to prevent the top layer from being too dry. My husband and dinner guests loved it. The sauce was perfect, nice and thick, having used jarred sauces in past I found them to be too soupy. Although lasagna is not my favorite Italian recipe this one is terrific This will be my standard Lasagna with meat sauce recipe from now on!! Will be great for larger gatherings too.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2011
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Fantastic cookie. I've made these several times, twice for Christmas and once for a teacher/staff luncheon. I always make extras for my family. They are without a doubt one of the favorites and always get compliments from everyone. A must try recipe!!

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Reviewed On: May 3, 2011

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