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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
Well I can't even imagine what I did wrong with this one, but for nothing could I get this cake to rise like the pictures of other people's wonderful looking cakes. Thinking maybe I'd just missed the right amount of baking soda/powder somehow in the first batch, I decided to have a second go (it was due to be the centrepiece of our Easter table this year after all), but to no avail. Still REALLY flat. I have four layers now - but only because I've baked four cakes. I've been baking for years and using allrecipes for a large number of those years and I've never had this problem. Really disappointed. Will update review once we've tried it tomorrow with the buttercream (hopefully that goes better - but then I didn't think I could mess up a cake either!). Oh dear. UPDATE: Well I've long since given up on trying to get this cake to rise, but it's now one of my standby's for all chocolate cake occasions. I've just learnt to expect a short cake, and bulk it up with frosting - such a shame ;P. Definitely the tastiest chocolate cake around, no matter the height:).
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
UPDATE: Tried receipe with increased filling today (1/2 again as much). DH said "deadly" and groaned. Goodness! Gooey heaven:) Not that this recipe needs more praise, or that you'd doubt it's fantasticness in light of all the positive reviews and high star ratings, but I wanted to add my 2c. It ROCKS! Living in Australia it's hard to come by a real cinnamon roll and until this recipe turned up I wouldn't have believed *I* would be able to pull off such an exceptional product. I wouldn't have even made the attempt! But oh my goodness - YUM! My husband and I, with restraint, polished the whole pan off in 3 days, but frankly I could have eaten my half in one sitting. I took the recommendation of other viewers and mixed the butter, sugar and cinnamon together then spread/sprinkled over the dough. Absolutely no leakage during or after baking. Good thing - forgot the baking paper. I made the rolls the night before and put the loaded pan in the fridge overnight. I then put the cold rolls into a cold oven, turned it on and baked for around 35 mins. Turned out beautifully! They rose some during the night and finished rising during baking. As the DH doesn't care for creamcheese, I subbed an icing found on another receipe (1tsp corn syrup, 1/2tsp vanilla essence, 1 1/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar and 2 1/2Tbs half&half) and all was well in the house. Thank you so much Marsha for sharing this receipe. It will make many appearances on our table for many, many years to come!!:)
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French Dip Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Wow! Never thought we'd be able to have a french dip sandwich again without a very long plane flight after moving back to Australia. Thank you so much for sharing! Based on other reviews I dropped the soy and went the low sodium option, however ended up having to up the beef stock cube quota at the end because the jus just wasn't there. A littl extra stock powder at the end really kicked it up in no time though. Going to try cooking the meat closer to 7hrs nex time - it seemed a little dry in the end, but still really tasty! Thanks so much for sharing:)
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
Another fantastic win with this recipe at a party last night. Not a single person that has tried this has said anything other than "yum" and gone back for 5ths, 6ths and 7ths. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful receipe! Now if I could just avoid eating so much of it... :)
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2010
This is one of the best slow cooker recipes I've come across. No fear about it going dry or burning - I could have left it running the whole day at work without fear. Unfortunately I had to make some modifications due to ingredient availability - substituted red onion for regular, red chili for jalapeno, added some taco seasoning and chicken stock powder in place of 1/2 the salt (per some of the other reviewers) and used berlotti instead of pinto beans (the good bean store was closed). And the darn things STILL tasted good - still had to add some more salt (maybe a teaspoon) at the end, but far better to have room to add at the end than trying to take away. Instead of straining the beans, I used a soup ladle to remove most of the cooking liquid, then mashed the beans in the crock pot and kept them warm until dinner was ready. These are a definite keeper! Can't wait to try them with pinto beans. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe!
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Unstuffing Side Dish

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2009
For my money this is the best accompaniment for the perfect roast turkey. My mother-in-law shared this exact recipe (though I've never asked her where she got it from) with my husband over 15 years ago so it's obviously been out there for a while. To my mind, if it's still out there and enjoyed it must be a winner to have remained unchanged after all these years hey? If you're on the fence, definitely worth giving it a go.
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Mexican Rice II

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
Just a nice simple tasty rice dish which replicates those you find in the restaurants. I have no relevant heritage to draw on, but I really enjoy this as an accompaniment to my Mexican styled meals and in my burritos! Highly recommended. PS. I've been pretty lazy and skipped the onion inclusion - still really tasty and that much simpler:)
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Breakfast Sausage

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
Seriously how good is this sausage!!?? Ever since we moved home from the States I've been on a mission to fill that culinary hole left by all that wonderful food (not redily available in Australia), but when you find a recipe like this you wonder why you bothered buying it even when it was available! It's so easy. Since there are only 2 in our household I make a big batch and freeze it in to smaller batches (more about watching our intake than not being able to eat it all). Defrosts really easily and voila! REAL breakfast sausage in an instant. Definitely worth a go if you're considering it. Now if I could just find an easy gravy recipe...:)
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Roasted Potatoes with Greens

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2005
FANTASTIC potatoe receipe... not to mention the lovely spinach for that added nutritional value. My husband and I tried this with regular russet potatoes since I was out of red, and I cut them into sections which resembled the size of quartered red potatoes. No issues at all with the substitution. I think it's the garlic infused butter which really makes this receipe. Husband tried it with olive oil at serving, I tried it with cheese... think I'll go the olive oil in the future. Excellent receipe, thank you so much for submitting it!
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Stuffed Mushrooms IV

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2003
Excellent recipe! This dish was the star of Thanksgiving at our house. My husband is a picky eater and he was raving about them the day after. Used small mushrooms which made around 2 dozen (16oz). They were ALL demolished by the two of us, so I'd definitely consider making larger portions for guests. I added around 1-2 tsp of Emeril's seasoning to give the stuffing a little extra punch.
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