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Jan's Pretzel Dogs

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2011
I used water instead of beer, but these still turned out great. I made it by hand, proofing the yeast first, mixing the remaining, and then letting it rise for about 1 1/2.
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Ice Cream Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
I am the submitter of this recipe and I noticed AR changed a few things from my original submission so I wanted to add a few notes: If you make an entire box of cake mix, you will have a substantial amount of batter left over. I made mine into a 8" cake. Watch the time on the cupcakes. Follow the cake mix directions on the back of the box (don't use 3 eggs unless yours says too). Ice cream shell would be great for a frosting substitute on these if you prefer!
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Crusty French Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
This recipe delivers exactly what it claims--a crusty, chewy plain french roll. I love plain french bread, and this is a perfect roll. I made my by hand, proofing the yeast in warm water and sugar, then adding the salt and flour. Put in greased bowl and let rise for about 2 hours. Punch down, shape into 12 rolls (18 were too small), and let rise again for another hour. I greased the baking sheet and sprinkled IT with the cornmeal (like some of my other recipes) instead of putting on top. Mine did need to bake for almost the full 25 min to brown. You can spritz with water during baking to prevent the crust from forming, and overbrowning. These are nice and crunchy, crackly when you squeeze them and chewy on the center. Will add to my collection!
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Monte Cristo Sandwich - the Real One

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2012
You can make these bit size if you take one piece of bread, cut the crust off, and roll flat with a rolling pin. Layer on a slice of cheese, turkey, and ham and then roll up. Secure with four toothpicks, spaced evenly, and cut into 4 pieces. You dip the pieces individually in the batter and fry them up. They were so cute!
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Easy Chicken Taquitos

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2011
I cooked 1 boneless skinless chicken breast in broth for about 10 min (until juices run clear) and then shredded it. I seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, cilantro garlic and onion powder. I at least doubled the amount of cheese. The key to the corn shells is only doing a couple at a time. Wrap between a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 sec. I didn't have any problems with mine tearing. My corn shells were rather small, so I used an 8x8 pan and it worked great. I did bump up the temperature at the end to 400 for some extra crispness. Not as good as fried, but they were ok. I think next time i'll brush them with margarine and see if that helps combat the dryness of the corn shells.
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Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
Made this exactly as written, except for the addition of 1/2 tsp maple extract to give it a more distinctive flavor. My husband loved these. Tastes a lot like pecan pie tarts. Next time I'm planning on substituting some white sugar because it was a little too caramel tasting for my liking. I also lined my pan with foil so i could lift out, to make the cutting into bars easier.
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Blueberry Pie Pops

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2011
I used this recipe to make cherry pie pops. I was really frustrated overall with this recipe. If i attempt these again, I would make 4" circles, and the 3" really don't give you enough room to crimp a good edge. All of mine seperated, even though they were sealed properly and vented. I also think that these are too big for a stick, but made very cute mini pies by themselves. It was a great idea, just needs some work.
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Grandma's Hash Browns

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2010
This is a perfect simple recipe for hash browns. I think these are right on par with the ones you get at restaurants. Be careful not to overcook the potatoes, they are nearly impossible to shred if they are too tender. I also just stuck them in the freezer for 30 min, instead of overnight and they were great! I didn't have much luck getting them to stick together, but I plan on making these again and again. I think next time I will try cooking these in the oven to make them extra crispy! (will update after I try) UPDATE: Just tried baking these tonight...and HUGE success! I greased a baking sheet, mixed about 1T flour in with the potatoes, and shaped them into round patties. They cooked on 435 for 30 min (check for browness on bottom), then another 15 after flipping. They were crispy and delicious! Will bake these again and again--made our breakfast!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
This was my first ever red velvet cupcake...and it was great! I made mini cupcakes, so I scaled my recipe down to 5 servings and ended up with about 16 mini cupcakes. I also used a food coloring gel instead of liquid, stirring it into the milk until the color was a nice rich red. The things i changed about this recipe were to use melted margarine instead of butter, only 2T of cocoa, and I had to reduce the baking time to 13-14 min for my mini sized cupcakes. They turned out beautifully! I melted 1/4 c of chocolate chips, put in a ziploc bag, cut off a small tip, and squeezed heart shaped designs onto wax paper and then froze. These made the cutest toppers for valentine's day!!
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Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2011
I was really weary of this recipe, because others had so many problems. With a few tweaks, this is great recipe for chocolate cut outs! I only used 2 eggs, added 2 T extra cocoa powder, and added 1/2 tsp salt. With any cut out recipe, you have to chill the dough properly in order to prevent stickiness. I used plain flour to roll them out, and it didn't affect the color or taste at all (instead of cocoa and sugar others suggested). I also decided to bake these at 375 for 7-8 minutes, like my other sugar cookie recipe. I loved the chocolate, tastes very close to a brownie type cookie. Will def keep as an alternate to regular sugar cookies!
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Sour Cream Cupcakes

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2011
The things i changed in this recipe was using margarine instead of crisco, adding 1/4c milk, 1/2 tsp salt, and they turned out excellent! Oh yeah, and liquid food gel to make them hot pink! I made mini cupcakes, so they only needed about 15 min to bake. Make sure to cream the sugar with the margarine very, very well, don't over mix the rest, and you will end up with a light, fluffly, and moist cupcake!
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Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
I was hopeful, but then sadly dissappointed in this recipe. The shortbread wasn't sweet enough for my liking, as it ended up tasting more like pie crust. Overall i thought this was good, it just wasn't what I was looking for based on the name. I added 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the pumpkin mix, and added the nuts in with the topping. The topping needs less flour: 1/3 c flour, 1/3 c white sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar worked great. I used an 8x8 pan because i didn't think i could get the crust spread out in the bigger pan. I ended up cooked for 10 min longer because of the thickness. If you're looking for a pumpkin pie bar, this woud work. I'll keep searching for a better use for pumpkin.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
The best au gratin potatoes I've ever eaten or made. I did add about 1/2 c extra cheese to the sauce, and substituted onion powder (1/4 tsp) instead of the onion rings. I used the thick slice grater part of my cheese grater to slice the potatoes thin, since I don't have a mandolin. Were just the right thickness for my liking. I think next time I'll either bake these for a shorter time, or on a lower temp, because the edges and bottom were quite browned. I took the foil off for the last 20 min, and it browned nicely. Will add this one to my collection.
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Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
Easy pea-sy to make a no-worry cookie dough. I halved the recipe and ended up with about 24 balls. I melted 1 c semi-sweet chips and 2T or so of veg oil to coat them with.
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Snow Ice Cream II

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
I have made this since my little brother and I found a recipe without eggs (grosses me out). This can easily be scaled down and adjusted to your tastes (using chocolate, different sauces and add ins). I've always mixed the sugar, vanilla, and milk together and then the snow, which helps get rid of some of the grainy-ness that comes along with adding sugar after. Love to make this with my toddler--and she can help!
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2010
This frosting was excellent on the soft sugar cookies from this site. I used water instead of milk so i could leave it out of the fridge. It hardened up nicely and tastes similar to the filling of an oreo. Will definately use again.
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Caramel Shortbread Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
I modified this using another recipe that I had wanted to try, and they came out great!! I used 1 stick of butter, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 c of flour for the shortbread. Make sure this layer is completely cool before topping with caramel. I cheated the caramel layer and melted 1 14oz bag of caramels with 2 T of cream. I let this cool and then set completely (about an hour). Then, to solve the problem of the shortbread and caramel separating, i cut my pan in half and then sliced into about 1" piece logs and dipped them in the melted chocolate. I got about 20 bars from this recipe. These were a pretty good recplication of twix bars, and because i cut back on the amount of butter in the shortbread, I think they had just the right texture. They impressed my family.
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Mexican White Cheese Dip/Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
I was so excited to find a white queso recipe, it's one of my favs, but this did not do what I've had justice. Velveeta actually makes a whie American cheese in the big blocks now (in the unref part of the grocery store) to use for this. I halved the amount of spices, and I can't imagine adding all of it. I would suggest doing half, and then adding more to your tastes if you are interested in making this. I also think the Mexican place I get this at uses jalepenos, and not green chiles. I will keep searching, as this one wasn't for me.
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Italian Bread Bowls

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
These are exactly what I was looking for, a plain bread bowl like you can get at a restaurant. I love bread bowls, have a fairly healthy appetite (even though I'm small) and the size of these bowls was more than enough for one serving for me. Next time, i plan on making 10 instead of 8. When shaped into 8, each bowl could hold about 1 cup of soup, so just use that as your basis whether or not you want 6 or 8 out of this recipe. I proofed the yeast with a T of sugar and used olive oil insetad of veg oil. These did take a lot longer to rise on the first rise, more like 1 1/2 hrs. If you have trouble with flat bowls, you may have let your balls rise too much in the second rise. If they start browning too quickly in the oven, you can either spritz them with water every 5 min or so, or you can cover them with foil like I did. I thought these were the perfect size, adjustable by scooping out more or less breading. I had leftovers and just reheated them at 350 for 10 min before serving. I will make again--much cheaper than buying!
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Peanut Butter Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
I knew this recipe could easily go bad, but it shocked and surprised me--in a good way. I doubled the peanut butter, and so glad I did, as it was the perfect amount. I also added 1 T vanilla, 2 T brown sugar, and only used 1 T butter in the muffins. These have more of a cake-like texture, but they were delicious. I tried them plain, but chocolate chips would make a nice treat (a little much for our breakfast). I also just dusted them with sugar prior to baking, and didn't end up putting extra butter on top. Next time I make these, I am planning on making a streusel topping with chopped peanuts and I can't wait to try that!! Will add to my collection--thanks for something new for breakfast!
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