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Powdered Sugar Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2014
Omg-finally found the perfect sugar cookie recipe! I was a little hesitant since I'm a butter purist and these are not "all butter" type of cookie recipe-probably reason why I never liked the other sugar cookie recipes I've tried. These are crispy and chewy and does melt in your mouth. Did use butter flavored Crisco instead of oil and chilled the dough overnight, used a 1 inch Pampered Chef to scoop into balls, rolled in red and green colored sugars for Xmas, flattened a bit and baked at 350 for 8 minutes-easy perfection! As others noted these are not good for cut out type cookies since the dough stays pretty soft even after chilling. These will be my go to sugar cookies from now on!!!
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2013
Mmm, eating leftovers now for lunch and it tastes even better....I followed the recipe as written except I doubled the spices per the reviews and served over egg noodles. Even my kids gobbled it up!! I picked this recipe because of the pure simplicity of it, no browning, no extra pans to clean and I had most of the ingredients already. As much as I love reading the reviews, I don't get how reviewers can give this 5 stars when they are practically changing the recipe-browning, adding wine, beer, buying a packet of beef stew mix??? I thought this was Beef Stew by Buchko not by Corrine and it's a great simple stew recipe without all those additional ingredients/steps...Thanks Buchko, this will be a new staple at our house!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2012
I guess I'm in the minority here; I didn't think these were the best CCC although my family thought so. I think there is too much flour: 3 c vs. the standard 2 1/4 c from toll house. I used my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer, so i know it was mixed well. On a positive note thanks to this forum I learned a new trick of using 1/2 tsp of cream of tarter to make them look commercial-"cracked" tops vs. smooth. They looked really pretty!
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Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
Wonderful salad, definitely a keeper. I doubled it for Thanksgiving and there was none left, I already have requests to make it for Christmas! When I first made this I made the mistake of adding the sugar to the dressing, realized the mistake so I didn't "candy" the nuts. The results were just as great-good alternative if you don't want candied nuts or in a time crunch. The 2nd time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly and it was just as good and fancier/perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! I've also used pecans, gorgonzola cheese with great results as well. As mentioned by others, you can find the apricot nectar in the juice aisle-sold as 6 little cans; orange juice has made a good substitute if you cannot find apricot nectar.
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Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
Awesome dish that really takes 25 minutes max to complete, great for a hectic weekday meal. Just throw a crusty loaf of bread in the oven and you're set. I didn't change a thing and my entire family loved it, even my picky 6 & 9 year olds. Not sure why people are using a whole pound of bacon, 6 slices is perfect and more would make the bacon grease overwhelming. Also save the trouble of washing a bowl and just dump the pasta/spinach in the pan with the bacon/tomato mixture. I may use pancetta instead of bacon next time add parm. cheese, but honestly this recipe is good as is.
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Spicy Garlic Salmon

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
Absolutely delicious! This was my 1st attempt to make salmon at home, I usually don't make it b/c my husband doesn't like salmon. I chose this recipe b/c it wasn't the typical boring butter, dill, lemon fish recipe I see all the time, plus I like my food with a little kick. Since I didn't have a dried chilie pepper, I used 1tsp of red pepper chili flakes and broiled it at the end as suggested by other reviewers. I served this with Filippino garlic rice and mixed veggies-yummy. Even my 9 year old liked it; this one is definitely a keeper!!
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
Really easy and yummy. Not that messy if you do the following: Put the 36 Oreos in a large plastic heavy duty freezer bag. Finely crush them with a rolling pin and then add the cream cheese. Massage the bag until well mixed. Use a 1" scoop to form the balls inside the bag (I used the Pampered Chef scoop) . Do refrigerate the balls before dipping in chocolate. Use a spoon to plop and cover the balls with chocolate and pick up with a slotted spoon or fork. I drizzle the white chocolate on top- not as messy as sprinkling the crushed Oreos and it looks prettier! This year for Christmas I will top with crushed peppermints. Seriously, I barely had messy hands using this method and less clean up!!
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
Fantastic tiramisu recipe, I can't go anywhere without this dessert request!! This one caught my eye b/c you cook the eggs vs. using raw eggs like the traditional recipe. Do as others suggested, double or triple the coffee/rum mixture. Important to constantly stir the egg mixture while heating. Add a little bit (1-2 tsp) of sugar to the whipped cream. I always use the hard ladyfingers and really can't split them so be careful if you use the 7x11 pan with them; mixture will overflow so adjust the recipe accordingly or use a bigger pan. (Don't want to waste the yummy mascarpone mixture!!). Best to let it set for 48 hours. Lastly, don't sprinkle the cocoa powder until you are ready to serve it, otherwise it gets soggy if you put it on while it's chilling.
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Flatlander Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2009
I love my own chili recipe but desperately needed to cut off my McCormick's Chili seasoning "addiction". It was getting too expensive & was tasting too salty lately. Anyway, I just needed to find a chili seasoning recipe and this was perfect. I didn't follow the rest of the recipe; however, I'm giving this 5 stars because it served my purpose of replacing the McCormicks. For my own chili recipe, I use both diced and stewed tomatoes; brown sugar vs. white sugar; a touch of cinnamon; roasted jalapeno peppers and finish it off with crushed Fritos and cheese.
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Down Home Baked Beans

Reviewed: May 21, 2009
This has been a family staple for years!! There are never any leftovers and I always get recipe requests. I first saw this recipe from Taste of Home years ago. Like the other reviews stated it's definitely better with less brown sugar, about 1/2 to 1 c instead. Drain the beans, I even rinse them too. I include about 1/4 c. of the bacon drippings for an extra naughty home cooked taste! Also, I add about 1/4 tsp of dry mustard.
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