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Peppery Cheese Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
Prepared for the Recipe Group. Hubby and son really liked this. My daughter and I like a lighter texture. I let the sour cream and egg sit at room temp for approx. 1 hr before proceeding. Proofed the yeast in 110* water and the sugar for 10 min. I followed others suggestions and used approx. 1 1/2 cups cubed (small) cheese (1 cup sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup colby jack). Hubby loves black pepper so I used a heaping 1/2 teasp. I also added about 1 1/2 TBS snipped chives to the batter. It took 1 1/4 hours for the dough to double in a 9 x 5 glass loaf pan and was perfectly done at exactly 35 minutes. Very tasty and filling. Definately better if served warm from the oven or warmed up the next day. I will make this again for the ones in my family that really liked it. Thanks for sharing!
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Peach Whirligigs

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
My family flipped over these! I changed the number of servings to 8 and then made a couple of small other changes after reading the reviews and needing to use what I had on hand. I used butter in place of the margarine, decreased the water to 2 cups, decreased the sugar to 1 1/2 cups (and that amount was plenty!), used 3 TBS of cornstarch and added a good dash of cinnamon to the peach mixture. I also used half and half in place of milk. These are wonderful! The dough is easy to work with, the recipe if fast to throw together and the combination of flavors and textures is perfect. My family can not wait for me to make them again. Thanks for sharing!!
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Tarte aux Moutarde (French Tomato and Mustard Pie)

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2011
Prepared for the Recipe Group. Hubby and I both really enjoyed this for lunch today. All of the flavors go together so well and it is a very easy recipe that was fast to throw together with great results. After reading the reviews, I made a couple of small changes. I pre-baked the crust for 10 min at 350 and allowed it to cool for a few min. For the mustard, I used a couple of TBS of Grey Poupon and then mixed in a couple of tsp of stone ground mustard and spread approx 3/4 of that mixture on the crust. I sliced the tomatoes and then placed them all on paper towels for approx 30 min to drain and then proceeded with the recipe. All of these small changes worked out very well in preventing a soggy crust and watery filling. We will definitely make this again very soon. Thanks for sharing!!
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Mexican Rice III

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
Absolsutely declicious! Perfect. Followed the recipe with the exception of the fresh tomato. I had 3 heirlooms but am holding on to those for another recipe so I opened a can of diced tomatoes, drained and used about 1/2 the can. Worked out great! Hubby and kids said one of the best rice dishes yet. Thanks for sharing!
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Jan's Pretzel Dogs

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2011
Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined. Made half with Ballpark all beef franks and half with Hebrew National brand (family has different pref.) and half with salt and half without. All were equally good and all eaten quickly! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes, What's for dinner, mom?!
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Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
This is our favorite zucchini bread recipe and my family has been using it for years. Great texture (not overly moist), wonderful balance of flavors and textures and bakes up perfect everytime. I shred the zucchini and leave it to drain for a few min in the sink while I get the rest of the ingredients together. Follwed the recipe with the exception of using dried cranberries and almonds (personal pref) in place of the raisins and walnuts. Two loaves disappeared in just a couple of days. We will continue to use this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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Fluffy Raspberry Torte

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2011
We really, really enjoyed this! Hubby said it was in his top 10 favorite :) (he says that about every dessert with fresh raspberries or strawberries). This is a breeze to make, minimal ingredients, delicious with a beautiful presentation. I can't ask for much more. I omitted the pecans. I was pleasantly surprised how light this was and not overly sweet. The fresh berries shine. We love it and I am looking forward to trying it with other fresh fruit. Thanks for sharing!
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Scrumptious Frosted Fudgy Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
Decadent, Fudgy, Rich, Super Chocolate Flavor...that's just some of the words and phrases my family used to described these incredible brownies! The best "fudgy" brownie recipe I have ever made or eaten. We love the flavor that the unsweetened chocolate gives these and the texture is wonderful...almost like a truffle. I picked up a couple of packages of the new brownie tattoos and they worked great on these. 7 adults and 3 kids....they are almost gone! I can't wait to make another batch. Thanks for sharing, Celeste!
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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
My entire family loves corn prepared this way! The sweet corn with a little salt, pepper and butter is so good. The texture is perfect when grilled. We will enjoy this as often as possible while summer sweet corn is available. Thanks for sharing!
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Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
So quick, easy and yummy! Followed the recipe with the exception of adding a few shakes of garlic powder and doubling the recipe for our crowd. Because of the larger amount being grilled, we used an aluminum pan and covered with foil. Cooked in exactly 30 min. Served with Grilled Mushroom Swiss Burgers and Grilled Corn. Excellent meal. Thanks for sharing!
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French Watermelon

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2011
Refreshing, fun summer party recipe! We really enjoyed this and all agreed that the alcohol/sugar/mint ratio is perfect. Be careful though, you can not taste the vodka :) This will be a repeat many times before the summer party season is over. Thanks for sharing, Paul.
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INCREDIBLE~Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2011
I knew the second that mis7up posted these cookies and mentioned them on the "buzz" I had to make them. They are absolutely YUMMY! 4 ingredients, 20 minutes and you have a perfect, addictive, "INCREDIBLE~Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie"!! The Raspberry Tidbits (baking chips) are one of the best (new to me) products I have used in a long time. Thank you for finding them and posting it. They have so much flavor and take these cookies to a new level. (I have used the tidbits in the "Simple Scones" recipe from AR also and OMGosh! :) We love the soft texture of these cookies and the Cream Cheese makes them taste straight from the bakery. You would never know that a packaged sugar cookie mix is used. I got 32 cookies out of this and between 5 of us, there are only 18 left (I just made them earlier today!! :) I also ordered the Strawberry Tidbits and can not wait to try these with that flavor. This is an excellent recipe, mis7up. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
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Tangy Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
We love this! I just use whatever fresh fruit I have on hand and it is a perfect light, refreshing addition to any menu. This time, I had fresh pineapple, watermelon, mango, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi and pomegranates. The dressing is a perfect match (omitted the poppy seeds.) We will continue to enjoy this. Thanks for sharing!
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Kickin' Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Sweet Mayo

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2011
Prepared for participation in the Recipe Group this week. Wow! We were pleasantly surprised with this one! This is our first ever Turkey Burger and we were hesitant and really didn't think we would care for the texture. Boy were we wrong! This is absolutely delicious. Excellent flavor, great texture and juicy. We grilled these burgers instead of pan frying and I am so happy that we did. The grill flavor mixed with the steak seasoning, BBQ Sauce, Caramelized Onions and Sweet Mayo is perfection. Jalapeno peppers just don't go over well with my family so I left that out. I also did not have the mesquite flavoring so I followed Saveur631 and used a pinch of chipotle and paprika. I used Montreal Steak Seasoning and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce. All of this adds such great bold flavor. I mixed everything up about 2 hours before dinner, shaped the burgers and put them in the fridge. The Spicy Sweet Mayo is awesome! I made half the recipe for the mayo (used only 1/4 tsp cayenne) and still have a little left over. I refuse to throw it away - I will definately find something...ANYthing to put this on. It is sooo good and perfect with the burger and carmelized onions. I used 1 & 1/2 very large vidalia onions to carmelize and it was the perfect amount for us. Using only 1/2 onion would not have done it. Hubby and kids can't stop talking about this one so I know it will be a frequent repeat here this summer. Thanks for sharing, Occasional Cooker!!
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Real Strawberry Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2011
Candice, Thank You! This frosting is delicious!! Hubby requested a strawberry (his absolute favorite) cake for Fathers Day. His only requests were that it be very strawberry and not too sweet. I was so happy to see your recipe mentioned on the Buzz. Perfect timing and a perfect frosting for the Strawberry Cake from Scratch from AR. Everyone loved it and hubby declared it must be a Fathers Day tradition. Great fluffy, creamy texture and intense fresh strawberry flavor that isn't overly sweet. I'm sure this will be a repeat before next Fathers Day. Thank you for sharing your recipe and making everyone happy this holiday!
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This is one of the best cookie recipes I have tried from this site so far! Followed the recipe with the exception of adding about 1/8 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar with the dry ingredients (I read somewhere that it helps with the crackled look on top.) I made these a little larger (cooked 14 min in my oven) and ended up with 2 dozen cookies. Slightly crunchy edges, soft centers, great flavors....perfect cookie! I make these every couple of months and will continue. Thanks for sharing!
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Bavarian Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2011
This was a great ending to our Sunday dinner on this very warm day! Everyone that tried it commented that is was "really good." The consistancy is definately more on the gelatin side than fluffy but no complaints. The fresh strawberry flavor is wonderful. I used a deep dish pie plate and followed CC's review and recommendations for the crust, except used 1 1/2 cups sweeted flaked coconut, 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers and 6 TBS butter. It worked great. After reading the reviews and wanting more of the "fluffy" texture, I beat the whipping cream very stiff (also added a tiny amount of No Taste Red Coloring Gel at this point to make a pink pie.) It may have made the filling heap a little higher, but not sure if it helped the "fluffy" I was looking for. Still delicious and completely gone, so a success. We will enjoy this again. Thanks for sharing!
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Japanese Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2011
Very good cake! Everyone loved the cotton-y, light as a cloud, souffle' texture. The slightly sweet, mild cheesecake flavors were a perfect end to our Japanese themed meal. My cake did not end up with as much height as the one in the photos by the recipe submitter but that is not a recipe problem...that is my fault. I did not beat my egg white long enough, used a springform pan, and my roasting pan used for the water bath was HUGE. The cake still tasted wonderful and everyone thought it was very pretty served with fresh strawberries and kiwi on top. I will definitely be attempting this one again. Thanks for sharing, Eliceya!!!
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Amazing 'Pizza' Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2011
Prepared for the Recipe Group this week. We really enjoyed these tender and juicy chops! Followed the recipe, only adding a little Grill Mates seasoning along with the salt and pepper. Hubby threw the chops on a screaming hot grill for just a minute to sear them before putting them in the pan and proceeding with the recipe. We love that you can taste each of fresh flavors from the tomatoes, basil, oregano and mozarella. Taste like Pizza....but also tastes like summer! This will be be a staple during grilling season. Thanks for sharing, CNM!
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