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Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
This became my parents' favorite cookie recipe after I made these for the first time. I put the mix in the jar and left it there for over a week before using it. Here are my tips: 1. Layer the ingredients in this order: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, brown sugar, white sugar, pecans, chocolate chips. Make sure you shove the chocolate chips into every bit of space at the top. Mine could barely fit! 2. If the brown sugar hardens, dump out all the mix that can come out of the jar. Then stick the whole jar in the microwave next to a bowl of water ONLY IF there is no metal in your jar. Microwave about a minute, and the brown sugar should soften a bit. 3. Try to dump in the chocolate and pecans in last when you add the wet ingredients. If you give this as a gift, tell them to use it as soon as possible!
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Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
Delicious! I used a package of thawed and drained spinach, swiss cheese, and crumbled cooked bacon. I used a bit too much spinach, so I'll try using only half a package next time. I'll also try using mushrooms! Also, it doesn't matter what order you put the dry ingredients in, as long as the milk mixture goes in last. Try mixing up the dry ingredients (cheese, meat, veggies) before putting them on the crust. All my cheese was at the bottom, and I would have preferred for it to be spread out.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
This is my favorite cinnamon rolls recipe! I only used half the filling, and they tasted great. I made the dough in the bread machine, formed the rolls, put them in the refrigerator over night, and baked them the next day. I let one batch rise for 30 minutes in the morning before baking, but I made my other batch right away. They turned out perfect!
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
A yummy, chewy cookie with crisp outsides! I found this recipe after my brother had started to make the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. He added everything except the flour, so I took over from there and just added flour, oats, cinnamon, and more sugar to the dough. I also added chocolate chips. Make like you would make chocolate chip cookies- drop by spoonfuls or form into balls and place on cookie sheets. They spread a bit, but don't get too flat. After 10 minutes, they might look undercooked, but once they cool they'll be chewy. It makes 48 cookies.
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Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2011
Very good for oven baked fries. I didn't realize that I was using chili powder instead of onion powder until the second time I made these! Mine were done after 30 minutes, but weren't crispy yet. They don't taste exactly like fries, but a nice alternative!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Very good! I left out the pepper, but the filling made enough for several quesadillas.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2011
Yummy! I left out the raspberries, sugar, and fruit preserves. I made just half the recipe and added half a mango. Not really salsa, more like fruit salad, but excellent! The tortilla chips were great. Spray and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on both sides.
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Banana Crepes

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
Yummy! I used a differenet crepe recipe, but I made this banana filling! I halved the recipe and used just one banana sliced into many pieces. After the bananas were eaten up (quickly), I used the remaining sauce in the pan and a little more half and half to cook up another sliced banana. Everyone loved them!
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
A Cheesecake Factory quality cheesecake! Soooo good! I baked it in a water bath for about 55 minutes, then turned the oven off and opened the door a bit. I let it cool in the oven this way for an hour. I immediately refridgerated it, but the next day it was a bit difficult to come out. Maybe it was just the heart-shaped pan I used (it was Valentine's Day). The white chocolate flavor wasn't too strong, so I suggest using more if you love white chocolate! Also, melt the white chocolate completely before mixing in the half and half. I baked all of the raspberry sauce in the batter in three layers. I'll definately make this again.
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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
My dough was not sticky at all...my scones were done in about 14 minutes. Maybe I made a mistake. I think I accidentially left out the brown sugar. They tasted like biscuits and had the same texture- dry and crumbly. I shaped them into hearts for Valentine's Day by putting a glob of dough inside a cookie cutter on the baking sheet and smushing it out into the shape. If I make these again, I hope they'll be better.
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Baked Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
OH MY GOSH. I made this recipe a second time with 1/3 c. more pumpkin, a bit of added ginger, cloves, and vanilla, oil instead of butter, and a handful of chocolate chips. THIS IS AMAZING- my new favorite recipe for pumpkin bread! With the extra pumpkin, it does take an extra 5 minutes of baking but is SUPER moist.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
Extremely easy! I use this instead of royal icing. To reach the right consistency, add more milk, not corn syrup. This icing is very sugary.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
Yum! I made just 1/3 of this recipe, which made a medium-sized loaf. I replaced all of the oil with applesauce, used just a cup of sugar, and used part whole wheat flour. I also added 1/2 tsp of ginger, vanilla, and salt, and 1/3 cup each of pecans and chocolate chips. I recomend cutting all the spices in half except for the cinnamon.
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Whole Wheat Bread III

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
Delicious! I used 1 1/4 cup milk instead of the water and milk powder, and only a teaspoon of salt and no sugar. I made the dough in the bread machine and then formed them into 13 rolls. Let them rise after shaping in a warm place. I baked them at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes. I will definately make these again! *UPDATE: I made this recipe into a loaf and baked it for about 25 minutes. It's to die for! I also used 1 cup + 1 Tbsp milk and 3 Tbsp oil instead of the margarine and water/milk powder this recipe calls for.
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Nutty Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
I love this recipe- even if I don't have yogurt, I replace it with milk!
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Rice and Raisin Breakfast Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
This is a good recipe. I used about a cup and a half of leftover brown rice, 2/3 cup milk, 2 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. I also added a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and some toasted almonds.
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Mardi Gras King Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
I halved the recipe and made it in the bread machine. I omitted raisins in the filling. The dough came out very sticky, but rolled out very thin. It was so thin that the filling broke through! I made so many mistakes: 1. Keep the rectangle of dough THICK when you roll it out. 2. Don't put filling for the last few inches on the dough, or else it will seep out while baking. 3. Don't let the cake rise before baking or it will flatten out. 4. Bake for 20 min at 335 degrees, and it should come out good. It tasted very good, but I need to work on its appearnance. I forgot to cut slits in it, but if I did it would have been even messier. I also did not use a baby. Since we ate it for breakfast, I left off the icing. In the end, it wasn't really a king cake, but was still very yummy.
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Perfectly Moist Irish Wheaten Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
Best bread ever! When this came out off the oven, I ignored the part about waiting for it to cool down. The crust is crispy and thick and the inside is moist and delicious. The bread is crubly, and the bottom is very hard, but sooo good! I only used 2 Tbsp of butter, and after reducing the temperature baked for 20 minutes. It came out a perfect, golden brown. *Update: I accidentally forgot the 3/4 c. whole wheat flour! I also put in slightly less than 1/4 c. oil, and still only 2 Tbsp. butter. However, the bread was still perfect and moist! I had to put it in a round cake pan because the dough was more like a batter. I did cook it for less time-about 40 min.
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Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
A decent bread. I wasn't too thrilled with the taste, but my family prefered this over the whole wheat soda bread I made. I just loved the Irish Wheaten Bread recipe, but this one had no flavor. I baked it for about 25 minutes and it came out flat. I either flattened the bread out too much, or more baking soda is needed. If I make this again, I will use whole wheat flour.
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Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
These were delicious! I used yellow cornmeal and omitted the pine nuts. I cooked on medium heat on a griddle. These pancakes brown very quickly, but the insides remained undercooked. This made them very hard to flip, so I recommend making smaller pancakes. This recipe made 14 4" pancakes, each using 1/4 cup batter. You've got to try these!
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