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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
this was my first carrot cake from scratch and it turned out beautifully! the only thing i would change is the amount of frosting on it (next time i will at least half it). It was very moist and i got plenty of complements!
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
This was my first ever cheesecake and was a bit hit at Thanksgiving dinner! I did take the suggestions and doubled the amount of bottom layer, addded 3/4 c sugar, 1/4 c sour cream, and 1 c pumpkin and more spices. I made a homemade graham cracker crust in a springform pan. It turned out great. Next time i think i'll add the extra cream cheese because the top was rather large. It was excellent and did bake a full hour. Yum. UPDate(1/20/12): I made this for Thanksgiving and added another pkg of cream cheese and 1/2 c of sour cream. I also took another's advice and used an oven bag around my spring form pan to protect it in the water bath--and it was genious! I had no cracks this time with the bath. THANKS!
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Maple-Vanilla Syrup

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I have always purchased syrup until now. This was a quick and easy recipe and it tasted great! It got rave reviews from my picky husband. Will definately make from now on!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I love scones and this was a great, easy recipe. I substituted frozen blueberries for the raisins and they still tasted awesome! I did prefer them fresh and will definately freeze them like the other reviews suggested next time. They cooked closer to 20 minutes. I made half the recipe and it made 8 large scones, prefect amount for our small family.
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Baked Honey Nut Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
What a nice change from the usual chicken. I made this for a dinner party and used walnuts and saltines instead of bread crumbs. I also used a tenderorizor and split the breasts which was a great serving size. Drizzled with a little honey before serving for some extra sweet for honey lovers! These were a big success!
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OREO® and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
This gets a 5 star from the test group, but as the cook, i'd give it a 4. I didn't particularly like the texture of the chocolate filler layer, it was crunchy, and next time am thinking of actually making the pudding to see what that does. Overall it was pretty good, and very rich. I doubled the recipe and had more than plenty left over for 8 people. Would make again, with some variations.
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Light and Fresh Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I thought this had a very interested taste, both nice and refreshing. Was well liked by my guests and easy to put together. I don't care for onion and cut the amount in half. I also made only half of the recipe and it was about 2 cups of dressing, more than plenty for us!
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Scottish Shortbread IV

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I like a minimal sweet shortbread and this was exactly what i was looking for! It was a little work, but well worth it. Next time, i plan on getting some of the bigger sugar crystals to put on top---delicious!
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Waffles I

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
My first waffles from scratch and my picky husband thought these were amazing! Light and fluffy with a great flavor. I also made the homemade vanilla maple syrup and i will keep this one to make again and again.
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No-Fuss Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Needed some quick bread for dinner and made half a batch to try them out. My toddler and my picky husband loved these! I have made them 3 times in a couple of weeks and they are even good reheated. They are more like a muffin, but still taste great. That little bit of sugar makes all the difference!
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
UPDATE (9/08/11)--The first time i made this recipe, I used margarine--and what a difference real butter makes. I recommend doing the water test instead of relying solely on a thermometer; drop a little in cold water and if it's hard and cracks, it's done; if it is chewy, it's not done yet. You also really do need a cast iron to cook this properly. Stir this minimally, although you do have to stir to prevent scorching towards the end. I made half a batch and just poured it out on a 9x13 foil lined sheet, and it spread to a great thickness. When you drop the chips straight onto it, it can sometimes make divets into the toffee, so if you are all about presentation, you may want to melt your chocolate in the microwave before spreading. Love toffee and this a great recipe! I did cook it to 300 degrees like one of the reviews suggested because i like a harder toffee. Will definately make again because the first two batches dissappeared!
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Caramelized Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
I have been looking for a good General Tso's type chicken, and this sauce was great. I breaded chunks of chicken breast in cornstarch and seasoning salt and cooked in a large skillet. Then i cooked and thickened the sauce, adding a dash of ginger and about a 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes. I halved the recipe, but added an additional T of ketchup. Drain chicken on paper towels, place back in skilled, and pour sauce over chicken and simmer to desired consistency. This came out slightly spicy and delicious; served with white rice and broccoli. My husbands favorite chinese sauce recipe so far!
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
I made these for a family event and got rave reviews! I learned a few tricks: definately make sure the cake is completely cool before adding the frosting, i used a T cookie scoop to make the balls and froze them on a cookie sheet for about an hour, and a fork worked the best to dip with (2 spoons made a thick bark layer).
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Cinnamon Griddle Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
Loved this variation of pancakes! My husband doesn't like pancakes, but he said these were by far the best.
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Paula's Bread Sticks

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
Made these for a family event and they turned out great! I don't have a bread maker so i put the water and yeast with a T of honey and let it get cloudy before adding the rest of the ingredients that had been blended together. I let it rise for about 1-1 1/2 hrs covered and then rolled it out and cut it with a pizza cutter into small breadsticks (they doubled in the oven so make sure they're half the size you want). I also added italian seasoning and some garlic powder to the mixture. I topped it with tons of butter and garlic salt. Next time i will baste every couple of minutes with butter to give it more flavor. Awesome recipe!
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Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
These are such a nice, sweet and cinnamon flavored casserole. The nuts on sugar on top adds something special and is really enjoyable, even for me, who normally just puts butter on a sweet potato. I tried these without the nuts and think it really misses something without them. I also like to cook the potatoes completely, as i like more of mashed sweet potato casserole and without cooking completely, they are more lumpy. I usually add one more potato to cut back on the amount of sweet. I've put in both a 9 x 13 and 8 x 8 pan, and i prefer the thicker potato of the 8 x 8. I make this for my picky husband at least once every couple of weeks! Excellent.
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Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
I love caramel macchiatos, but this recipe was missing something. It didn't have the strong espresso flavor i was looking for, nor did it have enough caramel to my liking. It was still pretty good, but not exceptional. If i make it again, I will definately think about getting 1/2 c espresso and adding a lot of caramel to the batter, maybe in swirls and layers.
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
I didn't change a thing about these brownies, and they are my new favorite brownies! They were just the right thickness (use a 9x13 or they'll be too tall) and just the right texture. I used a glass pan, cooked them at 335 for about 45-50 min. Will be making these over and ove again--they dissappeared!
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Parmesan Spinach Balls

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
These were a nice fresh addition to our super bowl party, but i felt they lacked the flavor I was looking for as the recipe is written. They definately need a good dipping sauce.
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Beer Bread I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
What a fabulous and easy bread!! I made this with 1/3 c sugar, and brushed the top with butter before cooking. If you need to make your own self-rising= 1 c flour, 1 T baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. (I used another reviewers suggestion of 1 tsp salt and it ruined my 2nd batch of bread.) I also tried using soda as another suggested, and i thought this was quite gross: Stick to beer. We used light beer and it was amazing!!
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