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Living In: Upstate, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
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Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
I really thought these would be great, but they just did not come out like I'd hoped. First off I think the recipe is lacking some information. I had no idea how big to make the balls so I rolled them a tad smaller than golf ball sized. I followed the recipe exactly but the dough was really undercooked after 8 minutes which you can't tell until you try and remove them from the tin and by then it's too late to put them back in the oven because the candies are in already. The bottoms looked like raw dough and they were very greasy looking and feeling. The peanut butter cup is what makes this taste good but the cookie part does not have a good peanut butter cookie flavor at all. The recipe does not tell you how long to let these cool and it's a very long time. I read the reviews which said to put them in the fridge but even after a half hour the candies were still not set and after an hour I still had a difficult time getting them out of the tin. This process will take a long time if you're using a 1 dozen muffin tin. I have a 2 dozen one and it still took a long time. The 40 cookie yield was way off for me too. I doubled the recipe and only got about 52 cookies. I don't see how you can roll the balls much smaller and have these come out right so I don't see where 40 cookies per batch comes from. I normally make peanut blossoms with the Hershey Kisses or peanut butter cup centers and should have stuck with the old tried and true.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2012
Ham, Potato, and Cheese Soup
This is one of my favorite soups not only because it tastes great but because it's simple to make. The only change I make is using chicken broth instead of water. I have made it without ham when I don't have it on hand, but I add a packet of Goya Ham Flavored Concentrate to the broth as the potatoes cook to give it some of the ham flavor. I love it both with and without the chopped ham. Next time I will add some crumbled bacon on top before it's served. This is so good served with crusty bread or rolls...you can dip it right into the soup.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2012
Meatball Nirvana
This is my absolute favorite meatball recipe. I do add more herbs along with some shredded parmesan cheese and coarsely crushed oyster or Saltine crackers. The added kick of the red pepper and richness of the worcestershire sauce makes them so good I actually eat them without sauce quite frequently (which I think is the true test of a great meatball). They are surprisingly easy too. My son likes spicy dishes but you might want to ease up on the red pepper if your kids don't.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2012

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