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Margaritas

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2014
You also need 6 ounces of beer, and change the triple sec to 6 ounces. That makes it perfect. If you can find the 6 ounce can of limeade, dump the limeade in, then refill the can with the last three ingredients because they are all 6 ounces.
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Best Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
The whole point of this recipe is that you don't use powdered sugar to make it. You want to use granulated. It's very easy to make icing/frosting with powdered sugar - you don't have to go to this extra trouble. But the extra effort is worth it here. I have made this with just 2T of flour and it's turned out fine, in case you are having issues with it being "floury" tasting. Make sure the flour and milk combination is room temp before mixing with butter/sugar; make sure the butter is room temp before you mix it with the sugar; make sure that you beat the final product until it is thicker than whipped cream. Also, try almond extract instead of vanilla. Make it a day ahead of time and leave it out at room temp overnight. The sugar crystals will dissolve into the butter and the consistency gets creamier. It tastes better on day 2 and even better the next, if there's any left. This frosting is definitely worth the extra effort.
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White Layer Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2010
I was encouraged by all of the good reviews so I tried it for my birthday cake. The two teaspoons of vanilla turned the batter a darker color which ended up being kind of gray. I added a little extra sugar and 1/4 tsp. almond extract which was recommended by other reviewers. I also used cake flour instead of all-purpose. The biggest problem was bake time. The recipe says 30-35 minutes so I set it for 30. It was very brown and would have burned if left a minute longer. The flavor was blah and it was a very dense and dry cake. What made it edible was the frosting, which is the one used with the White Chocolate Cake recipe on Allrecipes. I've used this other cake recipe many times with great success, but I wanted just a simple white cake this time because I can never taste the white chocolate flavor in the other cake. I will find a different white layer cake recipe next time.
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Easy Cut-Out Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
This is the perfect cookie, with these changes: 1. Leave out the egg. 2. Add 1/4 cup more of flour. 3. Add 1 TB milk. With these changes, it is the butter cookie that has been passed down in my family and is irresistable especially when combined with icing. I used to make a buttercream frosting, until this year, when I tried the Sugar Cookie Icing recipe here at allrecipes.com. The recipe has Karo Syrup in it, which when dry, allows you to stack the cookies on top of each other and you don't even need wax paper to divide the layers. But if you want gooey frosting for the cookies and you don't care as much about storing them, just combine 1/4 cup butter with as much powdered sugar and milk to make the amount you need (and don't forget the almond extract because that is what makes these cookies special). I would have combined the icing recipe with the cookie recipe because it's the combo that makes this cookie great.
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White Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2009
This was the best cake I ever made from scratch. I got it perfect the first time. I used a hand mixer with no problem, and it wasn't as time-consuming as I expected. There was only one problem: my husband and daughter forgot to take the cake out of the fridge - it was only supposed to be there for 1/2 hour or so. It was cold when served, and did not taste good. But the following day, after being at room temp, I could not stop eating it. It was so moist, and the frosting was perfect. It seems like just a ton of butter, and if you eat it cold, it tastes like you are eating pure butter. But at room temp, after a day or two, it is just wonderful. It's the best cake I've ever tasted. I will definitely make this again and again.
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Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
I've been making these for years now, as a cookie base for chocolate chips, M&Ms, monster cookies, etc. I always use 3c. whole wheat white instead of 2c. ww and one cup white, and I butter, not margarine. If the dough is a little goopy when I am putting the cookies on the sheet to bake, I add a little more WW flour to the mix. Sometimes, I leave out 1/2c flour and use All Bran. If I make M&M cookies, I use less sugar. Use a mini ice cream scoop to drop them and you will get a perfect cookie every time.
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Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
I noticed that a lot of people blamed themselves for messing up the recipe, even though they weren't sure what they did wrong. I do make a lot of cakes, and was excited to try this recipe. I took some advice and separated the whites, whipping and folding them in at the end. I used almond extract instead of vanilla. I sifted, then measured the flour. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly as written. What I ended up with was a mess. I set the timer, then left. 25 minutes later, I had a disaster. The batter in both pans had fallen, and around the edges it had bubbled and even overflowed over the edge of one of the pans. I went over and over this recipe. My husband went over it too, asking me questions, etc. (he is a great cook, leaves the baking to me because I am usually good at it). We couldn't figure out where it went wrong. I found a similar recipe, and these were the differences: 1. It called for strawberry preserves, not puree. Preserves are much thicker. 2. Too much baking powder (2.5t)? The other recipe was 1.25t powder and 1/2t soda. 3. 3/4c. instead of 1c. butter and 1/2 c. buttermilk instead of 1 c. milk. I don't know if this is it, but I'm reluctant to try again. It's a big waste of time and ingredients if it doesn't work out.
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