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Mission Mexican Pizza

Reviewed: May 7, 2009
Here's how to turn this 4 star recipe into a 5 star: 1) Don't cook the tortillas for 8 minutes-probably just 4 or 5. You just want them a little crispy-not burnt. 2) Add 1 pkg of taco seasoning mix to the ground beef, once its cooked. 3) Top with Tex Mex Cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions, (black olives, if you wish), and a dollop of sour cream. 4) Voila!! You've automatically added an extra star! Enjoy! I made these for "Cinco De Mayo". They were a big hit: Even with my picky 4 year old niece!
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Lemon Pie Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2013
I followed other reviewer's comments & did the crust as written, but the filling 1 & 1/2 of how it was written...a 5-star with these changes!! So: Crust: 2 C Flour, 1/2 C Icing Sugar, 1 C Butter. Filling: 6 Eggs, 2 + 1/4 C Sugar, 3/4 C Lemon Juice, 1 & 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Zest, 6 Tbsp Flour.
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2010
Very good!!! I filled a Ziploc baggie with jam & cut a hole at one of the corners & piped the jam in (No Mess!!), chilled the cookies (with the jam inside) for about 10 min before baking...and used a cookie scoop to make the cookies...only giving me 27 cookies. Also, my first batch, I waited about 5-10 min before glazing the cookies & it melted/didn't look so pretty. The second batch, I waited almost an hour before glazing them, and they looked much nicer. Very yummy!!! (A 5-Star with these changes!!)
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Apple Dumplings II

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
This is what I did: Made the dough the night before, cut into 6 squares, layered them between layers of parchment paper, refrigerated overnight. Took them out of the fridge about 20 min before using. The next day, I made the sauce (Using Margarine, instead of Butter...and No Food Colouring), then I made the apples, using margarine instead of butter. Delicious Recipe!! Tip: I had a hard time getting my dough to be 12x18, so I rolled it as big as I was comfortable with, then I cut it into 6 squares. Then, I rolled each square out 1 at a time, and made them as big as I could. Much easier!
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Soft Christmas Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
I followed some of the other reviewers suggestions & changed the following: -Used 3 & 1/3 C. Flour -1 C. Salted Butter (Not margarine) -1 C. White Sugar + 1 C. Icing Sugar (Instead of 1 & 1/2 C. White Sugar) -Dusted the countertop with Icing Sugar (Instead of flour) -Baked at 350 for about 9 min Delicious!!! (Didn't even need frostig)
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Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2010
Here's what I did: Sprayed the pan first; Melted the butter & poured it in the pan, added the graham cracker crumbs. Then I added a little more than 1/2 the can of Eagle Brand, until the bottom was covered. Then I added Choc & Butterscotch Chips & Coconut (No nuts). Press everything down with a fork, Then drizzled the rest of the Eagle Brand on top & bake. **I feel that it is missing something & it's not the nuts. Maybe it's just that the butterscotch chips didn't really melt. Maybe next time, I will add a little less Butterscotch & a litte more Chocolate** It is VERY good though & super easy (Only like 5 min of prep!!!)
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Poppy Seed Dressing I

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
Very similiar to a recipe that I already use: 1/2 C. Miracle Whip (Doesn't have to be Fat-Free) 2 Tbs White Vinegar 1/4 C. Sugar 1/4 C. Milk 1 Tbs Poppy Seeds Salad: 1 Head of green leaf lettuce, washed & cut 1 Container Strawberries, washed & Hulled OR Raspberries OR Mixed Berries (My favourite is Strawberries) 1 Red Onion, cut into "O"s (Optional: Mandarin Oranges, drained) Mix together. Add dressing right before serving, otherwise it will be soggy. SOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2010
So Easy & So Tasty!! This was my first time making applesauce. I used about 4 & 1/2 Red Delicious Apples, 3/4 C. Water, 3 & 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar, and Eyeballed The Cinnamon. Very Good!!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2010
Awesome Recipe! I've never made a sugar cookie glaze before...but this was easy, quick & tasty. I added about 4tsp. of milk though. Thanks for the awesome recipe!! I was looking for something to use for Wedding Cookie Favors & I think I found it!
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Paula's Bread Sticks

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
Didn't use sesame seeds because I didn't have any....Used 1 & 1/2 tsp. salt & 1/2 tsp. garlic salt; added a bit of garlic powder & onion powder & then sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Plain tasting, so sprayed with Butter Flavored Cooking Spray, sprinkled parsley, onion & garlic powder & parmesan. Better...but still not amazing. Very plain-tasting. Served with Baked Potato Soup (From This Site) & a Fresh Salad with chopped veggies in it. Next time, I will load up on the flavorings before rolling out
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Strawberry Trifle

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2009
I wanted to use fresh strawberries, but they had none at the grocery store-so I had to use frozen. I thawed them out & strained any leftover juices from them. I used 2 bananas on the bottom layer & 3 on top. When making it, I didn't think taht 1 pkg of pudding would be enough (I screwed up & only used 2 cups of milk, instead of the recommended 3), but when I tasted it, it was delicious!!! Very easy to prepare (Eventhough Mom didn't have a trifle dish, like I was sure that she did LOL). I just used a large glass mixing bowl & it was fine. To garnish, I used a slice of banana in the centre & 5 halves of strawberries to make petals, to make it look like a flower. Very simple, but effective. Thanks for a lovely recipe!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2010
I made my own batch of cookie dough the day before, scooped it into balls & froze it overnight. I used Chocolate (Devil's Food) Cake Mix & Homemade Buttercream Icing (That I usually use for cakes & cupcakes). The cookie dough was not dry, it was good...but possibly a bit overrated. These cupcakes ARE good...but not quite as amazing as they were made out to be. Maybe one day I will try vanilla cake mix...or even the other recipe (Using brownie Mix instead of the cookie dough). Very good...just not AMAZING. Thanks lovestohost, for a nice variation. (I made the golf pull-apart cake with this recipe. Will post photo soon)
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Fruit Dip II

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
Very good...Made it exactly as written. At first, it didn't seem quite sweet enough, but then I considered the fact that we would be dipping sweet fruit into it, so I didn't change it. After about an hour in the fridge, it tasted delicious!! Don't change a thing...it's perfect as is!
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2010
Doubled the recipe, but only used enough lemon juice for a single batch (Only had 2 lemons, and it wasn't enough, apparently). Overall, it was very good! UPDATE: I made it exactly as written, using a large pack of stewing beef that I softened with my meat tenderizer. I poured the marinade over it & let it sit for about 30 min. Then I made Shish-Kebabs with it. I ised 1 large pack of stewing beef, 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, and 1 red onion. It made 22 delicious shish-kebabs!!
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Lick Your Lips Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2012
Delicious!!! I made a 2-layer 8" round cake & filled the cake with vanilla pudding. For the icing, I used: Double Batch of Sweetened Whipped Cream (From this site) Can of crushed Pineapple with juice Coconut Pudding Mix It was awesome!!!!! However, my cake needed to be kept in the fridge right until serving because the icing was droopy...but that could be because I made whipped cream from scratch, and didn't use Cool Whip. I would definitely make this again!! Next time I am going to try adding cherries or pineapple to the cake mix, as the cake itself was kind of boring. Or maybe I will use french vanilla cake mix instead of the yellow. Definitely worth a try & very easy!
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Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
This is my go-to recipe. I use it for all of my cakes. I have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, so I throw all of the sugar in at once. I probably add more vanilla than necessary (I seem to be a vanilla junkie lol) I almost always add more milk than required. It is perfect for decorating or frosting with a spatula. I have never tried it with just butter. I always use shortening & margarine. ***It also stores well in the fridge for a week or two. You might just have to whip it again after you leave it at room temperature***
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Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
First of all, I had no onion salt...so I did 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp onion powder. Also, reading the reviews about it being bland, I tasted it & added some extra onion powder, seasoning salt, and garlic plus. I also stirred in some bacon bits...Then topped it with cheese about 10 minutes before it was done. They were pretty good...but not really anything special. Especially for all of the extra calories/fat. Nice for a change, but don't expect to impress.
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Country Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2011
Absolutely Delicious!!!! The sauce was a little sweet, so next time I will try 3/4 C. Sugar + 1/2 C. Brown Sugar & see how that goes. An easy, delicious dessert for any time!!! It is wonderful as is...I will just try to cut a bit of unnecessary sugar next time. try it-you will love it!!
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Copper Carrots

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
For a bag of baby carrots: Double the recipe & use a tiny bit less orange juice. I did use the parsley. A nice change to regular baby carrots, but not spectacular.
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2010
I used 3/4 C. Butter (Instead of 1 C) & 1 3/4 C. Hershey's Mini Kisses Baking Chips (Instead of 1 & 1/2 C. Semisweet Baking Chips). I had a hard time smoothing out the peanut butter mixture, so I took a piece of parchment paper, placed it over the mixture & pushed down & smoothed it out. As I was melthing the chocolate over the saucepan, I put the peanut butter mixture in the freezer for about 5 min. After I poured the chocolate on top, I let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes until it set. Then I cut it into squares & popped it back in the freezer for about 10 min. Then I scooped the squares out & enjoyed! It was a BIG hit. My mom loves Reese's PB Cups, but doesn't like sweets, and she ate about 4-5 squares herself!!
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