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Texas Yankee

Texas Yankee
Home Town: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Whipped Frosting II
This frosting is amazing, but it can be a bit tricky. First, you don't need cream, milk works fine, actually better because you have to cook it longer to get it to thicken. That's one of the keys. Make sure to cook the flour / milk mixture long enough so as not to have that raw flour taste. Then you must cool it COMPLETELY. (I set mine in a bowl of ice and stir it until it's cool although if you plan ahead, you can just let it cool on it's own. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin.) Second, cream the butter and sugar very well. I like a little more vanilla. You can use regular granulated sugar or powdered sugar. Powdered sugar will make a sweeter frosting and granulated sugar will take a little longer to get the sugar dissolved into the butter. Third, when you first combine the butter mixture and the flour mixture together it will look weird and lumpy. Keep whipping it. You have to use an electric mixer for this, preferably one with a whisk attachment. You eventually will end up with the lightest, fluffiest, butteriest (I made up that word) frosting ever and it will so be worth the time and effort.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2014
Hot Bruschetta Dip
I first made this exactly as written. I tasted the tomato mixture before topping the brie and did add some additional italian seasonings, salt, and pepper. It was very popular with my guests, one of those things you just can't leave alone. The next time I made it, I used green onions and cooked them along with the arlic in the olive oil a bit because I'm not wild about that raw onion and garlic taste. I also find it easier to heat the tomato mixture separately before using it to top the softened brie. Avoids overheating and melting the brie too much.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2012
Carrot Cake Cookies
Great recipe as written, but it's also a great recipe to play with. The second time I made these I knew I wanted to make sandwich cookies and I was making them for adults. I doubled carrots and used 4 tablespoons of a mixture of cinnamon, Ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. They don't spread much especially of you double the carrots, so I flattened them out quite a bit so they would make a nicer sandwich. I also sprinkled them with raw sugar to give the tops a nicer appearance. Used a cream cheese frosting that wasn't too sweet for the filling. They were a huge hit especially with the men. Have fun with this recipe!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011

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