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Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
i had to add about a half cup more flour to the dough in order for it to be workable for the cutouts, and the surface needed to be heavily floured. but once i figured that out, the cut outs came out well and they cooked in about 6 minutes (contrary to the 8-10 minutes in the direcions). the icing was so easy - i did a few colors, put them in small zip bags, and cut the very tips off the bags and voila! it was a big hit with (and great activity for) my party goers!
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Spread

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2005
Although I did not get to try this myself, everyone raved about it at my party. I served it with an assortment of crackers and people kept asking me for the recipe. It's a nice mix of flavors. To save time and energy, I didn't do multiple layers of each thing - I only did one of each, so there were 3 layers in total. I put the dip right onto a charger - white on bottom, red in the middle, green on top. It eliminated the need for the baking dish/plastic wrap thing, which sounded like it could have been a disaster. I also didn't have time to let it sit for a while before serving, but it certainly didn't deter my guests. This was gone by the end of the night. It looked nice too.
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Very Berry Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2003
I added 1/2 cup of sugar to the recipe and used frozen blackberries and raspberries. they turned out very well. cooking them at a high temperature allows the outside to be crispy and the inside to be squishy. a really good muffin that you don't have to feel guilty about eating!
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Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
i didn't mind the work that went into these. the dough was easy to make and work with, and the filling was tasty. for some reason, my second roll turned out a bit better than the first (as in it held together better) but i think that may have had something to do with flouring the surface really thoroughly - that makes it much easier. they were a hit at my holiday party and they looked great on the plate!!
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Christmas Creamy Egg Nog

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
quick, easy, and tasty! i added about 2 additional tablespoons of sugar and a bit more vanilla, and i used 1% milk to keep it light and it worked very well. everyone loved it!
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Cranberry Apple Pie III

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2005
I have been making this pie for quite some time now (don't know why I didn't review it before now!) and it's consistently amazing. In fact, this is my most requested pie, and I make a variety of pies! The balance in this recipe is just perfect - the right amount of tartness, sweetness, crunch - everything. I don't change a thing about it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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Molten Chocolate Cakes With Sugar-Coated Raspberries

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2005
This was divine!!! I cut the recipe down to make only 2 servings, which worked fine. I also didn't have any raspberries on hand, so I placed a dollop of raspberry preserves on top of the cake and dusted it with powdered sugar. It looked awesome and tasted better. A perfect rendition of something I'd expect from a great restaurant!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: May 30, 2002
everyone loved this drink. my boyfriend described it as "amplified lemonade." the taste was just right, and it was pretty easy to make! thanks:)
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Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2006
This was a great recipe to start with. I added some spinach and used some really great locally made marinara sauce, so that definitely made a big difference. Unfortunately though, the last time I bought mozzarella at the store, I bought the fat free kind by accident. So when I ran out of the regular kind, halfway through the recipe, I had to use the fat free kind on the top and it was just disgusting. Reduced-fat cheese is fine, but fat free cheese is absolutely horrid. Avoid it at all costs, as it has the potential to ruin this and pretty much any other recipe.
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Oranged Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2005
Great departure from the norm. This got very good reviews at Thanksgiving and I personally enjoyed it a lot. The flavors work well together.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
I made this to bring to a family party, and it was kind of a last-minute decision. I'd never made bread pudding before, so I wasn't sure what to expect for results. But THIS was a winner. We had a loaf of really nice walnut sourdough bread from our CSA that we needed to use up, so that was the basis for this dish. I didn't make any changes to the recipe other than adding a little more chocolate than was called for (an ounce seemed too little). I poured the sauce over the top of the bread pudding when it came out of the oven so that I could transport it all together, we drove an hour to the party, and it was another three or four hours before we touched this, and yet it was still warm. People RAVED about this. It was seriously the hit of the party. Even people who claimed to have aversions to bread pudding liked this, and everyone asked for the recipe. It may not be healthy, but a little bit goes a long way and it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: May 31, 2006
This was my first crack at making tiramisu and boy was it successful! I had some extra marscarpone cheese that I needed to use up, so I decided to try this recipe out. I made the ladyfingers from this site, which were surprisingly easy, and they formed a perfect base for the rest of the ingredients. I made this in a casserole dish (about 8 x 13) instead of a bowl, which worked out fine. Instead of using Kahlua, I just used espresso, and the espresso actually cut through a lot of the other flavors when I took my first bite. It worked well. I also didn't have any regular granulated sugar on hand, so I used turbinado sugar and it didn't have any adverse effects on the final product. I chose to top it with an espresso-flavored dark chocolate, which I just shaved with a vegetable peeler as someone suggested. It looked like something that I might get in a fancy Italian restaurant and it tasted better than any tiramisu I've ever had. After my co-workers get a taste of this tomorrow, I'm sure it will be an often-requested favorite. This one's a definite keeper.
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Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2004
This was a really different kind of bread, but I liked it and so did most of the people that I had over for dinner last night. The flavors are really interesting, and unlike flavors you expect from bread. I made the dough in the bread machine, then shaped it into a skull, formed eyes and a mouth in honor of Dia de los Muertos, and baked it for about 35 minutes. The glaze was also a nice touch. I don't think this is a bread for everyone, but I'm glad I made it and I'll likely make it again.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2002
everyone absolutely LOVED this apple crisp. i used a lot of different kinds of apples and it came out perfectly! thanks for sharing.
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Pizza Dough III

Reviewed: May 6, 2003
This dough was excellent. It had just the right amount of sweetness. (you can also substitute honey for the sugar) I preheated a pizza stone in a 500 degree oven, and then placed the dough on the stone, topped it with a little bit of olive oil, some crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, oregano, rosemary, sliced tomatoes, and mozzarella and baked it at 500 for about 12 minutes. the result was phenomenal. i was glad that i invited friends over for dinner - it made me look good! thanks for sharing!
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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2002
i was a bit skeptical about the mix of cranberry sauce and chili sauce, but it was great! the meatballs turned out fabulously and they were a hit at my holiday party. thanks.
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Balsamic Mushrooms

Reviewed: May 30, 2002
this was super easy to prepare and very tasty!
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Chocolate Cream Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
This is AMAZINGGGGGG. I cut the sugar down to 2/3 c and added an extra ounce of chocolate, and it turned out to be a bittersweet masterpiece! I had enough to make one chocolate pudding pie and fill two pudding cups. I had never made homemade pudding before, but now I realize there's no other way to do it! I can't believe I MADE this! It's SO GOOD!
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Pear Pie III

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2008
I did make some modifications to this, but I thought it was pretty good. I used two apples and two pears, because two pears alone didn't seem like enough. I also cut the sugar back to 1/2 cup and added 1/4 of great local honey. I wish there had been more filling, because the filling didn't come up high enough and there was a lot of crust at the top. Next time I would consider doubling the filling recipe. It tasted really good though (I used Martha Stewart's pie crust recipe).
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Scottish Oat Scones

Reviewed: May 15, 2006
These are great, hearty scones. I agree that they are a bit dry, but a cup of tea takes care of that. I made them with half all-purpose flour and half whole-wheat flour, turbinado sugar, half butter and half apple sauce, and raisins. I also topped them with the maple butter frosting from this site and they were a nice addition to my rainy morning.
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