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Passover Chocolate Mandelbrot

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2009
I made this for my Jewish relatives during Passover and it was a HUGE hit. I had to make a second batch because the first one was gone in two days. I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips, and didn't use nuts for allergy reasons (although I want to try them with almonds if I make this for a different crowd). I also did what many reviewers suggested, and let the loaves bake for about 35 min, then sliced, sprinkled with more cinnamon/sugar, and returned to the oven for about 10 min on each side. I wasn't sure they were crunchy enough at that point, so I let them sit in the warm oven after I turned it off for a bit. Similar to biscotti, only better!
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2013
Everyone loved this at Thanksgiving, and it was very easy. I added a small amount of freshly grated orange peel. It thickened up nicely, in fact I may have let it thicken too much before taking it off the stove - it sets up even more when it cools.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2013
By some twist of fate I was out of pancake mix but did have vinegar in the pantry, so I made these "faux" buttermilk pancakes. They turned out great! I don't think I'll ever go back to pancake mix. The only adjustment I made was to add about a tsp of vanilla. I will double the recipe next time, as I only got about 9 smallish pancakes out of this. Update: I've tried doubling this recipe in order to have leftovers, and they are definitely better when fresh. They lose that wonderfully light, fluffy texture after being reheated. I'll probably stick with making them fresh.
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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2012
My new favorite bar cookie. So easy, and so quick. I agree with others that they're even better the 2nd day. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand, so I'm sure I'll be making these often!
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Oven Fried Chicken II

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2011
This was pretty easy, and turned out great. I used chicken legs and just sprayed the pan with olive oil. We were impressed that the skin managed to get so crispy.
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Easy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2013
Quick and easy, and tastes great! I didn't do any nuts or anything else with salt, so I added a tsp. I also added a bit of ground flax seed to make them "healthy" (ahem) and a cup of rice krispies to make them more like the store-bought variety so my kids would eat them. Used a jelly roll pan and parchment paper and they came out perfectly. Update: I made these again the other day and underbaked them a little (18 min). It's been three days, and they are still soft and chewy. I just have them in a zip lock bag.
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Apple Crisp IV

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
My new favorite apple crisp. I did cut down on the butter and flour as suggested by other reviewers. I think next time I will bake in a deeper dish so there is more apple filling in each serving.
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Eggnog Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2012
Cut sugar to 2 cups, use a 9x9 pan, and USE A CANDY THERMOMETER to get the mixture up to about 238 degrees (Farenheit) before adding the white chocolate and butter. Note that another review says 138, which must be a typo, as the soft ball stage needed for fudge is 235 - 240 degrees. It took a while for my white chocolate chips to melt, so I kept the pan on the warm burner to help. Took a few minutes of stirring, but they finally melted, and the fudge turned out beautifully. I did a light dusting of nutmeg over the top and it looks and tastes great! Next time I may add a touch more cinnamon and nutmeg, but I think it depends on how "pre-spiced" your eggnog is.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2014
This recipe is a great jumping off point and is very forgiving - especially for people like me who don't always check to make sure I have all of the ingredients on hand before I start baking. Don't have enough oil? Use melted butter or applesauce. Only one cup of white sugar left? Substitute brown for the rest. I used a combo of oil and melted butter and 1 1/2 cups white sugar with 1 cup of brown sugar. I doubled the cinnamon and ginger because we like a lot of spice.
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Apple Strudel Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2014
I subbed half of the butter (which I melted) for unsweetened applesauce, and added 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. allspice. I forgot to make the topping, but they still turned out great! I'll definitely make these again.
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Raisin Farfel Kugel

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
I'm not Jewish, and haven't made/eaten enough kugels to compare to this one, but I have Jewish family members, and we all LOVE this dish. I can never find farfel at my grocery store, so I just use a rolling pin to crush up sheets of matzoh and that works perfectly. Tastes even better the second day, so make it ahead of time.
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Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
Delicious! The only change I made was using a mix of sweet and white potatoes.
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Apple Pie Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
These were really good. I ran out of white sugar so I used half white and half dark brown sugar for the batter and just skipped the topping, as I didn't know how the brown sugar would look/taste on top. Even without the topping, they were delicious, and very moist! I did add a little (about a tsp) of cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg. I used granny smiths and diced them pretty small, as I made mini muffins and didn't want the apple chunks to be too large. I will definitely make these again.
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Cranberry Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I used premade frozen turkey meatballs, and just made the sauce as recommended. It was delicious - a little twist on the usual cocktail meatball appetizer. Will definitely make again.
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Amish Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2009
The whole family LOVES this breakfast casserole. We did as many other reviews suggested and used 12 eggs. We love the versatility of the recipe - it'll work with any meat or cheese you have around. We've made this several times with either ham, bacon, or breakfast sausage. Also, we've used mozzarella instead of swiss at times. Can be made and refrigerated the night before, but it will take longer to bake if you put it in the oven right from the fridge, so allow some extra time.
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Banana Bran Muffins

Reviewed: May 31, 2010
I made these muffins exactly according to the recipe, and they were delicious. I was a little worried that you wouldn't be able to taste the banana flavor, but they definitely had a banana taste to them. I will definitely make these again!
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2013
Here's a tip for smoother tops and a more even bake. Dip your fingers in water so they're just barely wet (you don't want puddles on your cookies) and slightly flatten the blobs of cookie dough before you put them in the oven. I tried using the back of a spoon, a glass sprayed with cooking spray, etc. but water worked the best. This gives them a nice, smooth appearance and they aren't as "domed" looking. I added an extra half teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice because I like a lot of spice in my pumpkin. I think I could have added even more! I made a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and these were delicious.
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Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
Made this with a tube shaped pasta that caught more of the sauce than bowties would. Everyone loved it!
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Coconut Bon Bons

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
Roll them small for just a single bite, and top with festive sprinkles. I froze the coconut balls for about an hour before dipping and they came out beautifully. I also added some dark chocolate to the semisweet, to cut some of the sweetness of the filling. I followed many reviewers suggestions and cut the amount of powdered sugar and doubled the coconut. However, this combination made waaaay too much for my needs, and I only ended up using half of the coconut filling mixture. Next time I will halve the recipe.
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