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Springtime Strawberry Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
Made these for the Recipe Group this week. These are very good! The whole family enjoyed them and gave a thumbs-up across the board. I couldn't find my 15x10 pan so went with a 13x9. This worked out perfect and I would hesitate to use the larger pan in the future because it seems that there would not be enough preserves to cover the base. It was the perfect amount using a 13x9. I coarsly chopped the almonds by hand and we really like the slightly crunchy texture. Used the zest from one lemon (didn't measure the 1 teaspoon). The little citrus hit in the dough is really nice. The recipe asks that you mix the dough until it resembles coarse crumbs. My dough never had that crumbly texture. It was more like a soft cookie dough that spread easily in the pan. The bake time in my oven in a 13x9 was about 27 minutes. Quick and easy recipe with great flavor and texture. We will definitely enjoy these again. Thanks for sharing!
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Jim's Cheddar Onion Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2011
Made this for the Recipe Group this week. This is the best soda bread I have ever tasted or made. The entire family enjoyed it this evening with our St. Paddy's meal. I didn't realize that I only had 3/4 cup of buttermilk so I mixed up another cup of 2% milk with lemon juice and ended up using all of it (1 3/4 cup total). I had vidalia and green onions and after reading the other reviews, I was happy to see that many were using green onions and went with that option. Knowing that my granddaughter is more willing to eat smaller rolls or biscuits, I decided to make half of the recipe into biscuits. These cooked in approx. 22 min. The larger half, I followed the recipe and that cooked in approx 35 minutes. Mine weren't really browned at that point so I turned on the convection oven for just a couple of minutes and they browned up beautifully. The texture of this bread is wonderful. The flavors of the onion and cheese with a little twang from the buttermilk are delicious. I won't wait until next St. Patrick's day to make this bread again - I know it will be requested often. Thanks for sharing, Keri!
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Banoffee Pavlova

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
I have prepared dozens of dessert/sweets recipes from this site. This is the ONE! This is definately one of our favorites!! I love Pavlova and this is the best I have ever had. The flavors and textures are perfect and if you follow Trishie's (recipe author) review, you will serve a perfect dessert to your family and friends. Hubby and kids were coming in at different times tonight so I cut each serving as needed and then topped with bananas, caramel sauce, whipped cream and shaved semi sweet chocolate. Everyone came back for seconds. (Probably because I served small servings to begin with so there would be more left over for me! :) Trishie, thank you for sharing your perfect Banoffee Pavlova. We will enjoy it often.
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Crazy Dipped Pretzel Rods

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Super fast and easy with excellent results every time! This time, we used the Wilton St. Patrick's pretzel mold for some of them and it worked out great. Fun, cheap activity for the kids. Tint your white chocolate in several different colors and let them go at it! They set up quickly so they can enjoy them soon after making them. Adults liked them just as much as the little ones. We had a great time!
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Venice High School Cherry Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2011
I love this shortbread type cookie. The buttery, soft texture is delicious and melts in your mouth. You can do so many diferent things with the dough to make different cookies each time. This time I used green maraschino cherries, a little green food coloring, rolled them in to 1" balls and pushed a kiss in the center as soon as they came out of the oven. Great for the grandkids to take to daycare/school. Everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing!
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Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
We enjoyed this. I had a bottle of toasted sesame seeds on hand so I skipped step one and proceeded from there. Super easy and fast recipe that is very tasty. I used 3 Tbs of teriyaki sauce and that was perfect for us. We will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Excellent. We all loved this. Hubby and kids all agreed that this should be made often. We have a large dinner here every Sunday for the entire family and hubs suggested that this be remembered for one of those huge, special meals. That is fine with me, as this is soooo easy and absolutely delicious. I doubled the sauce, used BLSL chicken breasts, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, rice vinegar instead of cider and grated fresh ginger in place of the ground. Perfect. Thanks for sharing!!
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Jelly-Filled Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Prepared these muffins for the Recipe Group this week. We love them! The taste reminds us of a cross between the donut muffin recipes (here on AR) and cinnamon toast with jelly (can you just imagine? :) So Good. I was a little worried because the batter is very, very thick and was a little difficult for me to spread into the muffin cups but they baked up moist and tender with a great texture and good height. I doubled the recipe and ended up with 18 good size muffins (I made them a little larger than stated.) Filled half with raspberry preserves and half with blackberry jam. Both were equally good. We will definately make these again. Thanks for sharing!
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Creamy Lemon Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
We really enjoyed this pie. Perfect tart/sweet combo. Using freshly squeezed lemon juice is a must. I also added the zest from 1/2 lemon. This recipe is also on the Eagle Brand site, with an added layer of raspberries. Very easy (10 oz bag of thawed raspberries and cornstarch; heated until thick and clear and then poured on top of the cooked lemon layer.) Hubby loves raspberries so I added it. I added approx. 1/8 cup sugar to the raspberries. Perfect. We will enjoy this again soon.
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Pear Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
We really enjoyed this pie. Hubby commented several times that he loved that it wasn't overly sweet. Followed the recipe with the exception of throwing in a handful of fresh raspberries that needed to be used up and a little extra cornstarch (my pears were very ripe). I will make this one again. Thanks for sharing!
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Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
"You made these?" That's the question that was asked over and over when we served these. Honestly, one of the easiest things I have ever thrown together in less than 5 minutes and ended up with excellent results. We used Sea Salt on some, kosher salt/toasted sesame seeds/poppy seeds on some and left some plain. I didn't use the mustard dip but did serve them with "Clone of a Pretzel Dip" from this site. Perfect! One of the first things to be finished.
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Clone of a Pretzel Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2011
Excellent Dip! Everyone loved it and commented on it. A little spicy, a little sweet and a little tart. Perfect balance of flavors. Thanks for sharing, Shorecook!
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Luscious Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
This is a very moist, tender cake with great flavor. Very quick and easy to prepare. I did not have enough lemon juice but did have fresh orange juice so I used that and threw in the zest of one orange as well. I found a recipe similar to this recently and that recipe had blueberries in it. I had a couple of handfuls of frozen blueberries in the freezer so I added those too. Everyone really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!
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Chewy Brownie Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2011
Excellent Cookie Recipe! I needed a quick and easy dessert this evening and this was the perfect choice. I decided to make these in mini muffin cups and top them with a little marshmallow creme and a drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauces. It worked out great! Mini muffins baked approx. 11 min at 375 in my oven and came out rich and just like a little brownie. Everyone loved them and we will make them again. Thanks for sharing!
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Rice Balls a la Tim

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
Fun and super easy recipe with good results. Kids loved them, Hubby and I thought they were just a tad bland. I tasted the mixture before rolling and decided to add dry Italian Seasoning and use Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs. Son said they reminded him a little of the filling for stuffed bell peppers. All agreed that with a little more seasonings, this will be requested often. Thanks for sharing!
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Chunky Monkey Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
Oh My Goodness! Very moist with super banana and chocolate flavors. Our favorite part of these brownies is the excellent texture from the oatmeal and toasted nuts. CAREFUL!...Very Addictive. Hubby and I have had 3 each this evening. :) I didn't chop the slivered almonds and we loved the crunch. Thanks for sharing, CC. These will be a repeat here!
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Lena's Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce Recipe : Tyler Florence : Food Network

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
I have made these a few times in the last year. My kids love them. I use 2 pounds of ground beef and 1 pound of ground pork (no veal). The 2 TBS of salt that is called for in the recipe would be too much for our taste. I use 1 TBS Kosher Salt and it is perfect. Also, I have never been able to find the Lingonberry Jam to serve on the side but have never missed it. I have used both Black Current Jam and Red (this time) in the sauce and both are great. Excellent Recipe that we will enjoy again soon!
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French Bread with the Kitchen Aid

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
Absolutely Perfect in Every Way! The whole family loved this bread. Hubby said it is "Outstanding!" Thank you Baking Nana for sharing your wonderful recipe. It will be used often.
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