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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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Oatmeal Sandwich Cremes

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2010
I made these just as directed, and my family loved them. They don't taste exactly like an oatmeal cream pie, but they are still tasty! Definately don't overbake, they almost look raw when you take them out, but they'll end up just fine. If you cook them too long, they turn out too hard for a nice sandwich texture.
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Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
I used this as a base for my bread, with some major modifications. It turned out awesome, and gave this recipe the credit. I used 1/4 tsp more salt, only a dash of garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp of italian seasoning (oregano and thyme), 1 tsp basil, and 2 T veg oil. I proofed the yeast in 1 c warm milk. After it rose for 20 min, I spread it out on the baking sheet and indented with fingertips. Brushed with melted butter instead of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt. Bake at 400 for 20 min, cover if it browns to quickly. After it's done, brush with 2 T more melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan. Will make again and again. Great recipe for an hour homemade bread.
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Brandy Slush I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
Just what i was looking for! I had to alter my recipe because i realized my lemonade and oj were only 12 oz cans, so i cut down the water in order to not over-dilute the mixture. I also ended up adding about half of the bottle of lemon-lime soda to the mix because it was a bit too strong for my taste. This came out the perfect texture and was very pleased with it. I only had about 1 glass left after our super bowl party, and we had a small party. Will definately make again!
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
My husband loves potato skins, and I'm so glad i can now make them at home and save a fortune! I was worried about the temp of the oven going in, but they turned out nice and crispy and i could have cooked them longer than 15 min total for a nice crisy skin. I used margarine instead of butter. I brushed the skin side first, let them cook, then brushed a mixture of the butter, salt, pepper, etc after i flipped them. Served with homemade ranch from this site. Awesome!
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Chicken and Pumpkin Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2011
I was frightened by the thought of pumpkin in my lasagna, but I had some left over pumpkin puree, as well as some lasagna noodles, so i figured--why not?! I had complete success using caned pumpkin instead of the cream of pumpkin soup (subbed it evenly). I also made a quick spaghetti sauce out of some tomato sauce and a few seasonings with help of this website. I only had a mixed cheese blend on hand, and it worked wonderfully. I left it covered for the first 30 min, then uncovered and let brown for the last 5. This is a great way to sneak in some veggies on your kids. It's not overly pumpkin-y, just enough to know that it's there. My toddler ate this up, so it'll be on hand for future use!
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Drip Beef Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2011
I made this with seasoned salt instead of reg salt, omitted the bay leaves (didn't have any) and peppercorns (i used reg ground pepper) and it still turned out great. I cut back the oregano and rosemary to suit my tastes as well. Cooked for 8 hrs on low in my slow cooker and it turned out great.
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Poached Eggs Caprese

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
I just used this recipe for the correct technique for poaching an egg and it worked perfectly! I poached 2 eggs beautifully the first time I've ever tried.
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Chicken Quesadillas

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
My favorite/easiests way to make quesadillas! I boil my chicken in broth, and then shred it, and season with season-all versus cooking in a pan. I usually cook these in a large skilled on a 4-low 5 temp and they turn out wonderfully crispy and melty everytime!
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Bourbon Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
After reading the reviews, i halved the soy sauce and substituted cheap vanilla for bourbon (i have a toddler and don't like to cook with alcohol). This was delicious! I breaded my chicken with cornstarch and fried it, then used the sauce over the top. Will definately be adding to my collection.
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Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
These are exactly what they promise--a biscuit with cinnamon and a sweet glaze. Similiar, but not exactly a cinnamon roll made in waaaay less time. I added 1/4 c of sugar to the dough and doubled the amount of filling. The filling is easier to spread if you soften the butter and then mix in the cinnamon and sugar, just don't melt it. I also reduced the oven temp to 400 for 22 minutes. My hubby was really impressed and as quick as these are to make, i will def hang on to this one!
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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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Amazing Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
I love this recipe and you can adapt it to so many variations. I line my baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray for easier clean up, and only cook it for 30 min on 375. I always use half mayo and half milk because it's easier to dip. I have tried bread crumbs, saltines, cornflakes, and crackers--all successfully. I also used a sleeve of buttery round crackers this time and it was excellent. Next time i'm planning on drizzling with some honey.
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Super Easy Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
After I read the ingredients in other fruit dips, I decided to make a healthier alternative for my toddler and this was it! You can use whatever flavor of yogurt and it is great! I tried using pudding (made with 1/2 c less milk for firmness), but it was a little too sweet for my tastes. I will stick to this simple and somewhat healthy dip from now on!
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Vanilla Pear Muffins

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
Loved these muffins! I didn't have any yogurt on hand (i forgot to get some), so i used low fat sour cream with 1-2T of milk to thin it out a little. Because i didn't have the vanilla yogurt, i also added extra vanilla to make up for flavor. I halved the recipe, but added almost a whole pear (i love a bunch of fruit). I will def keep this on hand. They were great! Not too sweet with a great texture and flavor.
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Quick Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
Just what i needed to add to another sumer pasta recipe from this site. It was quick and easy and had great flavor. You can easily add more spices if need be, but i didn't think it needed anything more than a little salt and pepper.
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Fudge Puddles

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2011
I thought these were pretty good overall. If you look at the batter, it is the basic peanut butter cookie recipe found in multiple recipes. You may or may not have extra fudge filling, depending upon how deep your holes are. I used a teaspoon and made a fairly large hole, and didn't have much left over. I used 3/4 c semisweet and 1/4 c milk chocolate chips and I thought it was the perfect amount of sweet (others said it was too sweet with 1/2 to 1/2). I used a metal icing spatula and loosened the sides up on 3 places before turning to remove, and i didn't have any problem with them breaking. These were a nice change from a traditional cookie.
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
I have never had real cranberry sauce before, and liked it, until this recipe. Call me crazy but i grew up with the canned kind, and still prefer it, but this comes in a close 2nd. I used half brown sugar and half white. This thickened up great after cooling. My picky husband said this was his new fav.
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Chocolate Rum Balls I

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
These were pretty tasty, even though i substituted cheap vanilla extract for the rum (i'm not a fan of alcohol). Freezing these for an hour or two definately firmed them up, making it easier to roll. I used a small cookie scoop and dropped them straight into the powdered sugar.
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Banana Wake-Up Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised by these. They had a great flavor. My complaint was that they didn't keep very well at all.
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