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Brownie Batter + Cupcake = The SECOND BEST Cupcake. Ever

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2013
I made this cupcake for a good friend's birthday party. These were absolutely amazing. I made my cupcakes with 1/3 brownie on the bottom and Strawberry cake on top with a cream cheese icing. I cooked my cupcakes for 25 mins at 350 degrees. Please note that the brownie is going to be soft and gooey. I love it like that and so did everyone else but anyone that is squimish about brownie batter that isn't fully cooked might want to cook just the brownie in the oven for a bit before adding the cake batter. I also tried putting only a little brownie on the bottom instead of 1/3. I found that the brownie still stayed gooey and when unwrapping these cupcakes the brownie stuck to the foil cups. All the cupcakes that had 1/3 of the brownie came out of the foil cups without a problem. I will definitely make these again and have been deemed the "cupcake maker" of the family now.
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Stuffed Jalapenos III

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
These came out really good. I used regular whipped cream cheese, mexican blend of grated cheese, two spoons of salsa, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I put it all in a ziploc bag and cut the corner off and pipped the filling in, as another user suggested. So easy! My husband cut the peppers wrong but I was still able to fill them without a problem. Next time I think I will try the pineapple cream cheese to see the difference and I will use a whole strip of bacon instead of half. My husband loved these, I loved them too but they were really hot for me. He even thought so and he's from mexico and has a stomach of steel. These are a must try!!
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Acapulco Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2006
Great recipe. My husband loves this chicken. You can adjust the spice as much as you want. I like to serve it with beans and rice. Very good.
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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2006
This was fantastic. The chicken came out so juicey and almost melts in your mouth. I love the sauce it was tangy and sweet, just perfect. I did change a few things. I used dijon mustard and organic honey, I didn't use basil. This was what I did. I sprinkled salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the chicken, then poured half sauce over chicken and baked for 20 minutes. I then turned the chicken over and poured the remaining sauce over the chicken. I baked it for another 15 minutes. Fabulous, this is going to be a staple in my house. My husband loved it too. I served it with sauted spinach and garlic and conscious and lentils. This is a must try recipe.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2008
This cheesecake came out very good. I made it for a friends b-day at work and have gotten rave reviews so far. I did things a bit differently. I did use a water bath and unfortunately, although I covered the pan with foil some water seeped into the crust so it was a bit soggy. I cooked the cheesecake for an hour and then left it in the oven for 2 hours, left it on the counter for 1 hour and then put it in the fridge. Unfortunately there was a huge crack right down the center of my cake anyway. I'll have to figure out how to stop that, trial and error is the only option I guess. This was my very first cheesecake and was really a success especially with the good reviews I got from friends. Will definitely make this again.
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Oh-So-Good Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2003
This recipe was great...it will be a new family favorite. It is very easy to make. I made some changes to the recipe...I added black beans and some hot sauce to the mixture and also sprinkled some cheese on top 5 minutes before taking it out of the oven. I didn't use all of the rice called for in the recipe, maybe only a cup and a half instead of two and I thought that it could use just a little more salsa and maybe some diced tomatoes. It was very very good. I served it with sour cream and tostadas. Excellent!!!
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: May 14, 2003
Everyone loved this recipe! I didn't really change anything about the recipe. I covered the chicken after putting the cheese on so that it would not burn as suggested. I would suggest using more sauce, my boyfriend seemed surprised that there was not alot of sauce. Also make sure that you use a good quality sauce, it really does make a difference.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2006
Fantastic!! I love these cookies. This is the recipe I have been waiting for. I changed it just a little bit according to other reviewers suggestions. I used 1 cup butter and omitted the butter shortening. I melted the butter halfway. I did decide to use the cloves and added some nutmeg as well. I also used golden raisins the first time and big juicy organic raisins the second time...wonderful! My husband loves them and by the end of the night almost half were gone. These make about 50 cookies. Our favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin so I think this will be a weekly thing.
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Rugelach

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2006
I have never had Rugelach before...actually I don't even know how to pronounce it but it's fantastic. I did change the recipe a little. I don't have a food processor so I used my kitchenaid mixer and a pastry cutter to make the dough. It took a little while but it worked. One thing I learned is that you really have to flour your surface and the rolling pin before you try to roll out the dough. It was hard for me to roll mine because the wedges stuck to the wax paper. I still have 3 more disks to roll out so I will know how to do it tonight. For my filling I used sugar-free apricot preservatives, sprinkled it with some brown sugar, then put about 1/4 of a cup of white sugar and 1/2 a tbsp of cinnamon. I added raisins to top it off. Baking them for 22 minutes was perfect. When I make the rest of mine tonight I think I will chop up the raisins so they fit better. Besides that I don't think I am going to change a thing. I wasn't sure how the dough would come out...it was light and flaky. My brother-in-law thought it was a french recipe because it was similar to a croissant. He was surprised I had made it from scratch. This recipe is awesome. It's a little time consuming but totally worth it in the end. Thanks for the recipe. **I brought these for dessert at Christmas dinner and my father couldn't believe I had made these, he was really shocked. He loved them. **
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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2008
This was awesome. I really had my doubts about this recipe as it just didn't seem like the sauce would compliment asparagus. Boy was I wrong. I made this for easter dinner and everyone raved about it. I switched the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce amounts as other suggested and browned the butter and it was so good. I am actually going to make it again tonight. Everyone wants me to make this for every holiday now. 12 minutes was the perfect cooking time as the asparagus was not mushy and not hard...it was firm but tender. Fantastic recipe
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2006
these cookies came out fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly only I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweeet chips. My husband loves them! He doesn't like chocolate chip cookies much but he was very surprised with these. I agree...5+ stars!
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Jenn's Out Of This World Spaghetti and Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
This was fantastic. I actually made many changes. I didn't make the sauce and just used the recipe for the meatballs. I made a pot of sauce (combination of store-bought jars)and I mixed the meatballs and made them into 2 inch balls. I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes. If you decide to do this do it in a casserole dish and not on a cookie sheet. The grease from the ground beef dribbled into the bottom of my oven and was a mess. After baking them I put them in the sauce and added sweet italian sausage cut up into pieces. I brought it to a boil and then simmered for about an hour and a half. It was delish. My family raved about the whole meal especially the meatballs. I served it with wheat pasta and garlic bread. Very good.
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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I made this as an appetizer for my nephews first birthday. It was awesome. I changed only a few things. I didn't put as much cheddar cheese as was called for because I didn't have it. Next time I think I will put the right amount and see how much chessier it is. I also baked these instead of frying them. I made them ahead of time and baked them at 350 for 20 minutes then I let them cool and froze them. The night before the party I let them thaw and baked them the next day at 350 for about 25 minutes. I also sprayed them with cooking spray before baking them so they would get a little crispy. These came out awesome served with some buttermilk ranch sauce. I made about 70 and they all disappeared.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
My family and I love this soup. I make it several times a month. It is super tasty and super healthy. I add a few more things to it though. I always add green pepper, chopped butternut squash, quartered new potatoes and sometimes turkey kielbasa. Mostly I leave it veggie, I found that the kielbasa makes it a lot more greasy and prefer it more healthy. I have also used Organic French Green Lentils and it is wonderful. Highly recommended. My husband loves it!
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Stuffed Green Peppers I

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2007
I have been making this recipe for about 6 years and I absolutely love it. I've served it to many family members who rave every time. I now use ground chicken and brown rice and use diced tomatoes instead of whole ones. I also really never put in the worceshire sauce, I always forget but it doesn't make too much of a difference so I just leave it out. I add garlic and always add salt, pepper and garlic powder to the tomato soup to give it some extra flavor. Great served with mashed potatoes.
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake II

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
I made this pound cake for a baby shower I was throwing this weekend and it was a hit. Everyone raved about it. The only thing I changed was that I accidentally got blueberry pie filling instead of the blueberries in juice. I just used all of the pie filling and it came out great. We didn't make the glaze as it was too much to do during the baby shower and everyone loved it anyway. I would defintely make this again...might get requests at the next family get-together.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2006
Fantastic. My husband said these were delicious. I followed the recipe to a T except I added blueberries and chopped strawberries. These made so many that I froze them individually on a cookie sheet and then vacuum sealed them in packets of two. My husband just pops them in the microwave and has a quick breakfast before leaving for work. I think these will be a constant in our house.
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Chicken With Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 19, 2003
This recipe was very good. The only thing that I have changed with this recipe is that I used canned sliced muchrooms and I used Spicy Monteray Jack with Jalapeno's cheese. I didn't put the cheese on right away either, I let it cook for 15 minutes, then add the cheese and let it cook for another 15. This way the cheese does not get hard or burnt. Excellent recipe..thanks!
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Spanish Flan

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2005
Perfect flan!! I also made the Creamy Caramel Flan but that was way too thick for me. It was more like cheese cake then flan. This was more light and fluffy and exactly what I was looking for. Next time I will try to use low fat evaporated milk or low fat sweetened condensed milk and see if that takes anything away from it. It was great...very highly recommended if you want something similar to true mexican flan.
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Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: May 14, 2002
My boyfriend and I love this recipe! I changed it a little. I boiled and shredded some chiken and added it in at the last minute. It was excellent. I also bought a box of Uncle Ben's Mexican style rice and added some of that into the burrito also. Needless to say it was gone in no time.
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