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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
I had been eyeing this recipe for the longest time, because it is recommended so often on the recipe exchange. I was really grossed out by the idea of mooshed up cake mixed with frosting and squished into balls, but after much coaxing by recipe exchange regulars, I finally decided to give them a try. You know what? THEY'RE FABULOUS! They're not too sweet and the texture isn't like soggy cake, which was my biggest fear. I'll definitely make these again!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
VERY good biscuits! After the first bite, I said these were the best biscuits you could make without buttermilk. I'll definitely be making this recipe again and again and again. Thanks!
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Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2008
This is the recipe I have ALWAYS used when I want plain ol' chocolate chip cookies. The only change I make is to cut back the butter to 3/4 cup, as the cookies tend to be too flat and crispy with a full cup of butter. The biggest difference between this recipe and other chocolate chip cookie recipes (and the thing that makes it so good IMHO) is the fact that there are equal amounts of white and brown sugar. Most other recipes call for more white sugar than brown sugar.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
These are pretty good, with a few modifications. Based on several reviews, I used brown sugar instead of white, increased the pumpkin to 1 cup, and doubled the cinnamon and nutmeg. I also dusted the chocolate chips with flour prior to mixing them in and they stayed distributed throughout the muffins very nicely. The muffins were very moist and tasted pretty good, but still the tiniest bit bland. I think next time I'll increase the cinnamon and nutmeg to 3 times the amount called for. Overall a good recipe with just the tiniest bit of tweaking!
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Layered Mint Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
I can't believe I haven't rated/reviewed this recipe yet! It's a great fudge recipe - the ONLY one I've ever been able to make where the final result was nice and smooth, not grainy. I also like to change this up a bit sometimes by making the middle layer a different flavor. I've used orange and raspberry with great success.
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Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
Very good cocoa mix! I accidentally bought the 3.5-ounce boxes of pudding instead of the 5-ounce boxes, but it still turned out plenty thick and chocolatey. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the pudding anyway, but after reading reviews on other cocoa recipes that don't include pudding and seeing that people had added it, I was convinced to try it. I made three batches so I would have enough to give for Christmas gifts and some to keep for my daughters and myself to use. It's not something I'll be able to make very often because of how expensive powdered milk is, but when we want something special this will be on the list!
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Jo's Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
I'm rating this based on flavor, because something didn't go right with my loaf. The dough didn't rise at all, even though I had fresh yeast. I'm thinking it was just too cold today to bake bread. Then I took it out of the oven too soon, so it was a little doughy in the middle. It tasted great, though! Next time, however, I'm going to use fresh rosemary instead of dried.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
I cut the recipe in half, then used only 1/2 cup of butter in an effort to try to keep the cookies from spreading too much like other reviewer's said. They spread some, but still looked like what they were supposed to look like. I iced them with Sugar Cookie Icing from this site. They are VERY tasty! Don't know if any of them are going to make it to Christmas once my kids discover them!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2008
Very good recipe. I did have to add almost double the amount of corn syrup to get a smooth consistency, but otherwise it was perfect. It dries hard and shiny, just like the icing on expensive store-bought decorated sugar cookies!
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Broccoli Cheese Soup V

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
Very good soup with a slight modification. Per several other reviewers' suggestions, I used half Velveeta and half shredded sharp cheddar cheese and used black pepper because I don't have white pepper on hand. I also added about 1/2 tsp of salt at the end after tasting the soup. DELICIOUS! My 9-year-old daughter went back for seconds and the 12-year-old would have done so if she hadn't had such a huge first helping! I served it with home made French bread ("French Bread Rolls to Die For" recipe from this site made into a loaf instead of rolls). Thanks for a great recipe!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
I can't believe I forgot to rate this recipe! It's fabulous! It comes out super moist and stays nice for days...if it lasts that long. I didn't have loaf pans, so I baked it in two 9-inch square pans. I love the addition of cloves to the recipe. This bread is even better the next day after it has had a chance to "settle" and all the flavors have mingled. Definitely will make again and again!
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Cream Cheese Mints

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
These are really good! I can't believe I've never made them before. They're very simple to make, even though forming the individual mints IS a little time consuming. I didn't have peppermint oil or paste food colors, so I used peppermint extract (3/4 tsp) and liquid food colors (5 drops in half a batch of candy). Because of this extra liquid, I did have to work some additional powdered sugar in to get a manageable dough. I rolled the dough into pencil-thick ropes and pinched off individual mints with the back of a knife so they would somewhat resemble butter mints. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
The flavor and texture of these cookies are so good! I really like a cookie that's not overly sweet and pretty much melts in your mouth. I had a bit of an issue with the rolling out, stacking, and making a log, but they turned out pretty nice in the end. I think it was just too warm in my house, so I couldn't get the dough chilled enough to cooperate with me. Thanks, Gitano, for a great recipe!
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Turkey Lo Mein

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
This was surprisingly delicious! I followed another reviewer's suggestion and used only 1 packet of the ramen seasoning (chicken flavor) because we don't like salty food and it turned out perfect. Also, I didn't have any frozen peas, so I substituted frozen mixed vegetables for the carrots and peas. The kids gobbled it up and asked for more!
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Hard Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2008
This was probably my fault, but the candy didn't taste very good. I ended up tossing out the first batch (made with Kool-Aid powder as suggested by several reviewers), because it tasted really "off". I figured out that I probably had scorched the sugar syrup by cooking it over too high of heat. The second batch was "okay", but the flavor was still a little funny and wasn't strong enough (I used lemon extract this time, tripling the amount the recipe calls for). I think I'll keep searching for that perfect hard candy recipe.
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Shrimp Scampi III

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
Very good recipe! As my 9-year-old daughter said "This scampi is FABULOUS!" I did add about 1/4 teaspoon of salt while the shrimp was cooking, but I think it would have been fine without it. I served it over Garlic and Olive Oil flavored Pasta Roni instead of plain angel hair, because that was what I had on hand.
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Turkey Bone Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
I basically used this recipe and instructions for making turkey stock, except I used water instead of chicken broth. I then boiled carrots, celery, and noodles in the stock for turkey noodle soup. YUM!
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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
These are very good! I used a Duncan Hines brand dark chocolate cake mix, only 1/3 cup of oil, and omitted the raisins because we don't like raisins in our cookies. I baked them in my mini muffin pan for 10 minutes and they turned out fabulous. I love the addition of oats. It gives these cookies some body and texture. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Black Bean Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Oh my goodness! These are SO good! Per other reviewers' suggestions, I added 1 tsp of baking powder, but I think I'll scale that back a bit next time because they got too fluffy. I told my kids I was making brownies with a "secret ingredient" and made them stay out of the kitchen while I was mixing them up. When they had cooled a bit, I let the kids taste them and, after they said they liked them a LOT, I showed them the bean can. They about fell over from surprise! Thanks for a great recipe!!
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French Bread Rolls to Die For

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
I made two loaves of bread instead of rolls with this. It turned out REALLY good! Following advice I once saw on an episode of Alton Brown's show on TV Food Network, I spritzed the loaves with water every 5 minutes while they were baking. This resulted in a nice chewy crust. Next time I think I'll use olive oil instead of vegetable oil to make the flavor even better. Thanks for a great bread recipe!
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