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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2010
I do not have a bread machine, so I followed another reviewer's suggestion about using the dough hook on my kitchen aid mixer. I've made it twice now and it's really not too hard. I love garlic bread and on a weekend when I have time to make it, would definitely choose to make this instead of going and buying some from the store. My husband loves it and has already asked me to make it again. Thanks for the post.
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Caramel for Apples

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2010
I am giving this four stars because, as other reviewers mentioined, the directions lack a lot of details. I have a digital thermometer and got the sugar and corn syrup up to 234 degrees as other reviewers recommended. Then I added about a cup and a half of fat free half and half and a half cup of skim milk (because I didn't have enough half and half). I returned to a boil and boiled for about 15 minutes or until the mixture returned to 234 degrees (per other reviews). It did take on a caramel color, although it was more opaque than I thought it would be. We waited until it got to around 200 degrees and then dipped 8 large apples in it. The caramel eventually fell off the first apple, so I think next time I'd let it cool even a little less than 200 degrees. My husband did say it tasted just like Werther's candy and the apples were a hit. They did stick to the wax paper that I put them on and I will try parchement next time instead.
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Greek Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2010
I made this as an emergency appetizer for book club and it was a big hit. I used about a half cup of feta because I love it and also added a little mayonnaise because my favorite store bought version has a slight mayo taste. To avoid a trip to the store for sun dried tomato pesto, I attempted to make it myself. Based on another recipe from this site, I added two sun dried tomatoes (in oil), a few fresh basil leaves, a splash of balsamic vinegar, and about a half teaspoon of garlic paste. Finally, I added a splash of fat free half and half to thin it out a bit as it was very thick with the added feta. I will definitely make this again and not feel as guilty as when I eat the store bought kind.
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Manicotti Shells

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2010
These worked very well! They are similar to crepe shells, but just with more egg (at least my crepe recipe). I use a smaller round pan (maybe 6 or 7" skillet) and wait until it gets hot on the burner. I like to pick it up off the burner when I am pouring the batter so that I can roll the batter around to get thin, full coverage in the pan. It takes a little practice at first. I usually find that I spray the first one and end up throwing the first one away because it never turns out well. Then, I usually don't have to spray the pan any more after that and they come off fine. I like to have the stove between medium and medium high because the process goes more quickly. You have to really watch them, but they usually start pulling away from the pan on the first side in a minute or two and are ready to be flipped. I like to at least flip them and give the second side a little color, although I don't leave them on the stove on the second side for as long. I ended up making a ricotta cheese filling, which is more of what I think of as manicotti, to go inside and I ended up with too little filling. Next time I'll double my filling recipe, but these were great and I'll definitely use this recipe again!
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Cinnamon-Marshmallow Surprises

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2010
This is the most excited my husband has gotten about a recipe in a long time. He raved about these! I had older biscuits that needed to be used and saw this recipe on the photos. I also used older marshmallows that were starting to get sticky and no one knew the difference. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I only had 8 biscuits and I brushed the tops with the excess melted butter and then sprinkled with the excess cinnamon sugar. Some of them did ooze during baking, but it didn't overflow in my over. Based on the photo I saw, I did make a quick glaze to drizzle over the top with water, powdered sugar and a little butter. They were fantastic and my husband is already planning the next time we will make them!
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Rice Krispies Treats® on a Stick

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2010
I used this recipe to make pink and blue colored rice krispie treat rattles for a baby shower I was throwing. I wrapped them in little bags and tied a pink or blue bow at the bottom. They made perfect favors for the shower. Because they were wrapped in plastic and sealed, I made them 3 or 4 days before the shower and they stilled tasted great. I found that the cooking spray did work for shaping the balls.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
I followed some other's advice and used whole wheat flour. My husband really likes the bread, but I think the whole wheat flour makes it very dense and heavy. I'm not giving up on the recipe, but I think next time, I'll try with half and half whole wheat and all purpose flour. I'd also like to give the applesauce in place of the oil a try. Thanks for the recipe!
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Cranberry Hootycreeks

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2010
These were delicious. I made them as gifts, but also tried them out before hand. I prefer cherries instead of cranberries and chose to use pistachios instead of pecans because it was around the holidays and it makes them red and green. It is similar to a biscotti recipe that enjoy and it's great to not have to double bake these. Thanks for the recipe!
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Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
I made this for a book club meeting that I was going to and it was a hit. My only complaint was that it was too tall to fit into my cake carrier!!!
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Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
These were absolutely fantastic. I just wish that I had placed the foil wrapped ribs on a cookie sheet, because now I have grease all over the bottom of my oven. The BBQ sauce was fantastic and paired very well with the ribs. This will be our go to rib recipe.
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Slow Cooker Homemade Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
I don't really care for baked beans, but I'm bringing them to a work picnic and this was the recipe I decided on. Based on time, I soaked them for about an hour, then boiled them for about an hour (without any salt or acid!) and then put them in the crock pot. They turned out fantastic and even I ate them. My husband keeps asking me to make them again.
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Mexican Zucchini Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
This soup was fantastic. I ended up putting 3 zucchini and 3 squash in it because I was trying to use them up. I used chichekn boullion instead of the broth and added some dried cilantro instead of fresh so I could avoid a trip to the store. My husband added some leftover grilled chicken to his because he thinks everything has to have meat, but I thought it was delicious as is.
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Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2010
This turned out really well! I used some elbow macaroni instead of rice, but I had everything else and it was delicious. I think next time I would consider making a cream cheese based white sauce instead of the processed cheese. A very good recipe and a great way to use up pthose tomatoes and zucchini (or summer squash in my case) in the garden.
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Joy's Prizewinning Trifle

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
I made this dessert when company came over and everyone seemed to like it. It was nice because it wasn't too sweet and it was relatively guilt free since I used low fat whipped cream, sour cream and angel food cake is already pretty good for you. I followed other's advice and soaked the bananas in the pineapple juice. However, I wish that I had used fresh pineapple instead of canned. It added an odd texture and nothing can compete with the taste of fresh pineapple. Next time, I'll try changing up the fruit and will probably add lots of berries!
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White Almond Wedding Cake

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
I made this cake as an anniversary cake for my husband and I. I kind of agree with other reviewers that I'd rather have been able to say that I made this from scratch instead of starting with the white cake mix. I had to measure sugar and flour anyway... it doesn't seem like it saves you that much time. The cake baked up well, although I had to leave it in the over longer than the recipe called for. My only complaint is that it seemed overly crumbly. I probably won't make this recipe again and will look for a white cake from scratch and perhaps add almond extract.
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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
I only thought these were ok, but my husband has been raving about them. Beware that the chipotle peppers are pretty hot. We bought some mango peach salsa and added that on top. My only complaint was that the bacon, although adding a nice smokey flavor, also added an odd crunchy texture that didn't seem to go with the rest of the mixture. I think I'd leave it out next time.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
These were amazing! I made them for company one morning and they were all asking for them again. I was just using what I had on hand, so I used sour cream instead od yogurt, only about half a cup of chocolate chips, and a little more than a cup of overripe bananas that I had frozen in the freezer. I made them in mini muffin pans because mine are nonstick and I didn't have any muffin cups. I'll definitely make these again!
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
These were amazing! I couldn't get enough! I followed the recipe and really enjoyed the balsamic vinegar... it adds a little bit of sweetness. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Feta Cheese Foldovers

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
These were delicious! I'd never really worked with puff pastry, but it was an easy appetizer. Following a few reviewers suggestions, I added some chopped sundried tomatoes that needed to be used as well as some kalamata olives. It added a little flavor. My husband couldn't get enough of these!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
These were fantastic! I had to wait to make them until I went to a friend's house that has a bread maker, but they were delicious. I wasn't excited about having to roll them out, but they were well worth it. I think I left them in the oven a few minutes longer than the recipe said because they didn't seem golden brown enough. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
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