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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
Yes, there are 1600 other reviews all saying the same thing, but I have to add mine as well - these cake balls are amazing! I made them yesterday for a BBQ and everyone RAVED and RAVED. I ate way more than I should. :) You can play around with the flavor combos of cake mix/icing/chocolate frosting. My suggestions (as others here have suggested as well): form the cake balls and freeze first, so that they will be easier to dip. You can use plain ole chocolate chips for the outer layer; I melted the chocolate in the microwave (I used a defrost setting ans stirred after every 30-60 sec). If it's warm out, it's a good idea to then stick them back in the fridge for a few minutes to harden before serving. Again - these were AMAZING and may end up being my Christmas gifts this year! They are a little bit time consuming though, but definitely worth it.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2011
These were a hit at our BBQ. I added garlic powder and a little extra Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs, as others suggested, and served with marinara sauce. I seem to always have an excess of zucchini from my garden, so I'll definitely be making these again, even when not entertaining, and just to eat at home!
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Lemon Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2011
I did half applesauce, half oil, other than that I followed the directions exactly. This was delicious and moist! I will DEFINITELY make again (especially I have a lemon tree and an overabundance of zucchini!). I did end up cooking it a bit longer than suggested, but I just watched it and waited til the top looked brown and did the toothpick test.
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Zucchini Patties

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2011
These were ok and I ate them still, but not as good as I was hoping they'd be. I may try to make them again though, with some alteration.
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Easy Stovetop Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2011
I love this recipe!! I originally planned to try it on a camping trip, but when the trip was canceled due to bad weather, I made it at home instead. Super easy and delicious! Tonight I tried it with strawberries instead (I used a combo of fresh strawberries and strawberry syrup) and once again, it was perfect! I didn't use a lot of sugar, just sprinkled a little on top of the fruit, and I halved both the fruit and cake mix each time. I will be making this over and over again!
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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
We have a lemon tree in our backyard and since I discovered this recipe last summer, I've made so many batches of lemonade I don't even follow a recipe anymore! This is the best lemonade recipe! Typically, I take 4-5 lemons, peel the rind off a couple of them (I use a potato peeler), place them in a bowl and pour a cup or so of sugar over them. Then I squeeze the lemons and boil however much water looks like is needed to fill my pitcher. When the water has boiled, I put the sugar/rind mixture in a fine strainer, pour the water over it, and then pour the lemon juice into the strainer as well. What I like about this way is that from there, I can season to taste. I can either add more sugar (and because the mixture is still warm, it will dissolve) or more lemon juice, or more warm water from the tap. Once it tastes perfect, I leave it on the counter to cool some and then put it in the fridge to chill.
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Carrot Pie

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
Delicious. I made this mostly as the recipe calls for, but I followed others' advice about adding less sugar. I used only about 1/3 cup. I also made these into "mini pies", by putting the pastry dough into muffin cups and adding enough carrot filling into each until it almost reached the top of the pastry dough. After they were cooked, I let them cool, put them them into a metal tin and severed them cold 2 days later while on a camping trip - everyone loved them!
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Chicken and Rice Pot Pie

Reviewed: May 22, 2011
I made this for a camping trip this past weekend. I prepped everything Fri. night: I baked/diced the chicken, steamed the rice and then mixed in the milk, soup, and frozen vegetables. I put this mixture into a casserole dish at 375 for about 10-15 min, let it cool and then put it in some ziploc bags and into the ice chest. Sunday at lunchtime I put the mixture in a cast iron dutch oven, covered it with the pastry crust and cooked it over (and under) hot coals. It turned out great and everyone raved!
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Creamy Carrot Soup

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I pretty much made this all backward, but it still ended up tasting great! I boiled 2 potatoes, 1 sweet potato, some chopped onion and a bunch of carrots from my garden until soft. Then I added in the chicken broth, whole milk (instead of whipping cream), some fresh rosemary from the garden, ginger, salt and pepper and blended them in my blender. I ended up adding a little more ginger, salt and pepper, but I had put in a lot of potato at the beginning, so that made sense. I also added a couple large sprigs of rosemary (that I later removed before serving/freezing). While I later realized that I had WAY more potato than carrot, it still tasted really good. I had a bunch leftover, so I boiled and pureed some more carrots to add to the soup before freezing to give it a more carrot taste. Thanks for the recipe!
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Cucumber Sandwiches

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I got a bunch of raves when I served this at a recent party. This makes a perfect shower or tea snack!
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I made some changes (out of necessity of what I had), but for my first time making hummus, this still turned out great & I expect the next batch to be even better! Changes: 1 can black beans, 1 of garbanzo. I didn't have tahini so I ground up some sesame seeds using a mortal/pestle and added a bit of olive oil to make about 1.5 tlbs "tahini paste". I roasted a garlic and used probably about 5-6 cloves. I didn't have cayenne pepper, so I used ground red pepper. I also didn't have a food processor, so I had to mash by hand/electric mixer! It took a little longer and came out a little chunkier than ideal, but that's my own fault for not owning a food processor. :) This made about 3 cups or so of hummus. I put some in the fridge for now and some in a ziploc in the freezer for later. Next time I will make my life easier and go buy some tahini and if I don't have a food processor by then, I will probably cook the beans a bit to make them softer and easier to mash. Overall though - this is a great recipe! Thanks!
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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
These are great and go quickly! This is my second time making them; both times the only thing I changed was adding a little mozzarella to the mix and sprinkled some on top too, before baking.
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Chicken and Dumplings III

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2010
This surprisingly turned out really well! I'm crashing at a couple guy friends house and decided to make dinner for them - I chose this recipe because I'd have to purchase very little (bachelors have no cooking supplies on hand!). Though I'd eaten it as a child, I'd never made chicken and dumplings before. I cooked the chicken in half water/half broth and added onions, garlic, and carrots. No salt, pepper, or other spices. I mostly just followed the directions. It was delicious! One guy who previously had and disliked chicken and dumplings even got seconds! I was kind of proud of myself. :)
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Crab-Stuffed Catfish

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
This was my first time cooking fresh-bought fish. I used a Mexican 4 cheese blend instead and added some lemon juice on top but did everything as directed. I made some garlic mashed potatoes to go with this. This was a fantastic recipe and both my husband and I loved it! I'll make it again.
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