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Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2013
I did this exactly as the recipe shows, except I didn't have buttered shortening. I used regular. That, unfortunately really matters. We can totally taste the shortening. The cookies have a slightly gross, fatty taste to them. The cookies are perfect in thickness, chewiness, softness. To help cover the fatty flavor, (would have added butter flavoring if I had some) I added a little bit of almond extract and a whole bunch (maybe a 1/4 cup) of tiny peppermint pieces. So now they are Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies. lol. But they're good.
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Popularity Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2013
Interesting. Not my forte. I think I'd like it better if it was more milk chocolatey. I don't know. If you have a crowd looking for something interesting, this is good. Otherwise, there are way tastier desserts to make.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
This recipe is a great place to start for Taco Soup, but it is in need of some changes. The beer is a problem. I tested it out by putting a fourth of a cup in and it completely changed the flavor. It didn't not better it and I can imagine that putting the whole can would have killed it for me. The KEY INGREDIENT of this recipe IS the TACO SEASONING! If it's not flavorful enough, add more taco seasoning! This is not enchilada soup. Adding cumin and chili powder caused major problems for me. I ended up having to almost double up on ingredients. But the taco seasoning really is what makes it! Everything else is personal preference. Also, sauteing the onions in butter first and using tomato paste totally added some great flavor!
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2013
My raspberries were bad, so I used diced canned peaches. What an experiment! Before I threw in the peaches, I tasted the batter. It seemed PLENTY lemon tasting WITHOUT the zest, but good. After I threw in the peaches, the batter tasted weird. I went ahead and baked it and they turned out alright! Very airy/light and moist. I might drain the peaches better next time. And I might try a different fruit. I think any fruit would probably do fine in this one. I also omitted the sugar on top. It was plenty sweet without it.
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Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2013
AS IS, this recipe is very soup-like & spicy/HOT. It's a basic taco/tortilla-type soup recipe. My new fav. with a couple changes: DO NOT ADD PEPPER, especially if you're expecting kids to eat it. It had quite the kick without it! Definitely ADD BLACK BEANS. This soup seems to be missing something without it. I thoroughly enjoyed the CORN texture and will add TWO CANS next time which will help add the needed density to the soup. For FASTER COOKING: I put the chicken in the microwave for a few minutes until more whitened. I also sauteed the onion in butter in a frying pan until slightly browned and I COOKED this soup ON HIGH. I actually wasn't able to get to it, until 7 hours later. The chicken chunks fell apart nicely with poking it with a spatula. Surprisingly, the corn wasn't at all soggy. Oddly, the flavored changed to be more yummy after I broke up the chicken and it cooled a bit. Will make with CORN BREAD next time.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: May 18, 2013
Great simple recipe. Don't thaw cream cheese much. Use REAL chocolate. Freeze the mix for about 30 minutes before turning into balls. Might have to refreeze again half way through making the balls. Also, this recipe freezes really well. You can just make some ahead of time and have them on hand in the freezer.
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Molasses Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
These cookies are PERFECT AS IS!! The dough tastes kind of strong, but once they are cooked, they are perfect. Crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle. Cuter with green sugar on outside. Nice contrast between brown cookie and green. Red blended in. I think melting the shortening changes the consistances or something. Once it was melted and then cooled, it was a glossy, transparent color. I DID NOT freeze it before baking. Try baking a test cookie first. As for the time...it's REALLY hard not to overbake. I found that 8 1/2 minutes was about right for my oven. And these taste fantastic with milk! Enjoy!!
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Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2012
I followed the recipe and then tried the 'dough.' It tasted like flour and very little flavor. So I knew it wasn't what I was looking for. I added a 1/4 cup of powder sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, and a 1/2 tsp of almond extract. The cookies do 'melt' in your mouth. But they don't stay together and in order to cook them all the way, you end up with cookies that taste like they are going to evaporate into dust. I am sure the texture problem happened because of what I added. But then, the dough wasn't the taste or texture I was looking for in the first place.
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Fudge Brownies I

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2012
This recipe is a good base to start from. But it is not a perfected recipe. I have quite a sweet tooth, but it is too still sweet and I even lowered the sugar to 1 3/4 cup. I also did only 2 eggs and that made it plenty soft and chewy. I could actually taste the salt in the brownies so the salt proved to be unnecessary because probably because I used salted butter. I added 1 tsp of cocoa because of the reviews saying there was a lack of chocolate flavor and because other recipes called for it. But that ended up being unnecessary as well and the cocoa flavor stood out too much as well. The overall texture of the brownies was rather granular from the sugar and salt even though I added the sugar to the hot mixture. I think maybe if there were a little more flour, it would have helped with that and maybe also balanced out the sweetness. I also used 1 cup of chocolate chips like others recommended which turned out fine.
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Classic Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
Good. Tastes very Italian, which is different than meatloaf I'm used to. I added a lot more ketchup for the sauce, which I think was necessary. There was WAY too much liquid in it when it was done. Poured MOST, but not all of it out to keep some for moisture sake. Don't know if that was even necessary to keep any.
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
This is hands down, the best tasting fondant I've ever had. You know how most fondants have a almost rubbery flavor and texture? Not this one. This one tastes like frosting, but firmer. I really don't have experience MAKING other fondants, so I don't know what to compare that part to. All I can say is it worked fine and covered well. The ONLY draw back I can think of is it had to stay refrigerated until I could get it on the cake. Otherwise it was too soft to work with. I will definitely be using this recipe again. No need to look elsewhere! BTW, I also used regular vanilla. If you want it super white, then you need to use clear vanilla and maybe go to a craft or cake store to get frosting whitener.
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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
It really doesn't get much better than this. These cookies come out almost perfect. They are so soft. The only thing that could use improving is that they could be just a tad sweeter. I believe the pudding makes the cookie soft but loose some of the traditional choc. chip cookie flavor. If you are not a baker, you probably won't notice. I've tried upping the sugar just a little and I've tried other peoples suggestions of adding vanilla and salt. For the record: I do recommend adding 1/2 cup of white sugar, and 1 whole tsp of vanilla, but NO salt. The salt makes them taste weird, which surprises me since most chocolate chip recipes require sugar. But, I recommend leaving it out. Also, if you're using a cookie baller tool, the recipe yields 3 dozen, not 4.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
I am sorry to give this recipe such a low rating. But it just needs a lot of work. It lacked in flavor and the 'moist' aspect of it tasted more underdone even though it wasn't (it was lightly browned on the top and the toothpick was clean). I have a stove that is less than a year old, so it wasn't my stove either. I am on the hunt for the recipe I used as a teenager. I am going to try Betty Crocker next.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2011
This recipe is the wonderful, basic cream cheese frosting that I grew up with. My Mom did them for all of the family gathering cakes. However, this one doesn't have near enough powdered sugar for my taste. As is the cream cheese flavor is too strong. Doesn't really taste like frosting. But that is an easy fix. Just add more sugar!
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
Very good basic chocolate frosting recipe. Love the simple ingredients! It did need quite a bit more powdered sugar and evaporated milk than the recipe called for. I didn't think it was quite enough frosting either, but it turned out to completely frost the 9inch two layer cake. The frosting dried really quick, so I'll have to go back with another round of frosting (probably a vanilla), to decorate it and make it look a little better.
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Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2011
Really good, really moist, rises perfectly. Needs a tad bit more chocolate chips (I used normal size). It also needs a frosting. Maybe something more chocolaty to begin with than Devil's food cake would be good.
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