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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
I hate giving a not-so-great review to a recipe that everyone else obviously loves, but I have to be honest. To me, these cookies had a very "fake" flavor to them. They reminded me of the packaged "soft batch" cookies you buy at the grocery, that has some sort of chemical additive to keep them soft. I guess it was the addition of the pudding mix... nothing else was that unusual. My family felt the same way about the cookies. Sorry, won't be making these again.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
Absolutely perfect cookie recipe! No changes needed! I have substituted different kinds of chips, and they've all turned out excellent. These cookies taste just as good as those you'd buy in a fancy bakery.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
Absolutely perfect cookie recipe! No changes needed! I have substituted different kinds of chips, and they've all turned out excellent. These cookies taste just as good as those you'd buy in a fancy bakery.
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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2009
These dumplings are totally delicious!!!! I've made them three times in the past month, no one can get enough of them!!! I use premade pie crust for the dumpling crust, one apple per pie crust. However, these are so sweet and rich, it's difficult for a person with a sweet tooth to finish even half of one... so if you care about presentation, use one half of an apple and one half of a pie crust per serving. The sugar/water/vanilla mixture will seem very thin, but after cooking it turns into a delicious caramel sauce, so don't worry about it. Out of preference, I only make and use half of the sauce. If you make the entire amount, it nearly covers the dumplings and disintegrates the dough part, leaving you with cooked apples in a lot of delicious sauce, instead of apple dumplings. This recipe is not difficult at all and well worth the wait!
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Blackberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2009
This is a super easy and super awesome recipe for blackberry cobbler. It's a little "doughier" than a traditional cobbler with blackberries in the center and a double rolled crust, but I actually prefer it this way. The recipe itself could not be any easier, plus it's super easy to modify it to your personal taste (add a little vanilla or cinnamon). I'd give this recipe 6 stars if I could.
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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2009
These dumplings are totally delicious!!!! I've made them three times in the past month, no one can get enough of them!!! I use premade pie crust for the dumpling crust, one apple per pie crust. However, these are so sweet and rich, it's difficult for a person with a sweet tooth to finish even half of one... so if you care about presentation, use one half of an apple and one half of a pie crust per serving. The sugar/water/vanilla mixture will seem very thin, but after cooking it turns into a delicious caramel sauce, so don't worry about it. Out of preference, I only make and use half of the sauce. If you make the entire amount, it nearly covers the dumplings and disintegrates the dough part, leaving you with cooked apples in a lot of delicious sauce, instead of apple dumplings. This recipe is not difficult at all and well worth the wait!
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Mom's Pretzels

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2009
This is a great and accurate recipe for making classic soft pretzels. Expect the dough to be sticky... that's just pretzel dough. If you add too much flour while kneading, your pretzels will be tough and hard. Follow the directions as written and you will come out with great pretzels.
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No Bake Cookies III

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
These are great, just like we would make when I was a kid! The recipe as is is perfect. The first time I tried the microwave directions posted by a reviewer and I got chocolate crumbs, so dry they wouldn't even press into a pan to make bars. Then leery of overcooking, I cooked 1 minute AFTER it came to a rolling boil, and the cookies were perfect.
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: May 19, 2009
OMG! This dish really does taste like something you'd get from a restaurant. I am trying to incorporate more fish into my family's diet, which can be challenging with my picky eaters. They will eat fish, but only if it doesn't taste "fishy", so I'm always looking for a very flavorful yet healthy recipe for fish, especially salmon. This is a DEFINITE WINNER! Even my 4 year old loved it. I will be making this a lot.
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Greek Spaghetti I

Reviewed: May 16, 2009
This recipe is a good base recipe... and it's as good as you make it. For the garlic butter, if you use margarine and garlic powder, it's going to taste like margarine and garlic powder... kinda like the frozen garlic bread you get at the grocery. If you want a more upscale flavor, use real butter and minced roasted garlic. A half cup of butter is a LOT of butter, so you might want to cut that back. I only used 2 Tbsp butter and found it to be fine. Also keep in mind you're using a lot of cheese which will release some fat when it's cooked. If just cheese and pasta sounds a little rich (I thought it was) feel free to toss in veggies of your choice. I like artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, onion, spinach, etc. Overall it's a good dish, and a nice change from the same old spaghetti.
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Wilted Spinach with Cherries and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2009
This was a nice recipe, definitely good for when you want something a little different. The one thing I did not like about it was the fact that the spinach came out very greasy. I think next time I will wilt the spinach with hot water, drain well then add to the rest of the ingredients. I will also leave out the cherries, but that's just my taste I guess.
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Banana Pudding IV

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
This was a good recipe, however I found it to be overly sweet. Next time I make it, I will leave out the condensed milk all together. I would suggest leaving it out, or adding it in a small amount at a time, tasting it as you go. Other than that, it was a good dessert!
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2009
Very, very good. It's a great base recipe and easy to add in stuff according to your own taste. It made a lot, but that was no problem. My husband and I ate sandwiches and then ate some on egg noodles too.
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San Francisco Sourdough Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
This is THE best recipe for real sourdough bread! Of course the most important ingredient in sourdough bread is your sourdough starter, so make sure you use a good one! It's what gives sourdough it's flavor, so the older and more developed the starter it, the better flavor you will have.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
Very hearty dish with the perfect blend of seasonings. I recommend making this dish exactly as it says. It was perfect for a cold day with some warm biscuits!
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Super Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
I was craving some old fashioned sausage gravy and biscuits like my grandma used to make, and this was it. Nothing fancy, just plain good.
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
This was a quick and easy, tasty side dish. Next time I will probably double the dressing ingredients and either cut down the lemon juice or omit it all together... it tasted a little overpowering to me. I will also save the bacon bits to be crumbled on right before serving so that they stay crisp.
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Baked Potato Soup V

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
This soup was so great, especially to be so easy! Great for left over baked potatoes, but it's even worth cooking the potatoes just for the soup!
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Sugarless Pumpkin Pie II

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
My husband, step-father, and my in-laws are diabetic, so I made a few of these for the holidays. Everyone liked them a lot better than the store bought sugar-free pies.
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2009
I actually just picked this recipe for some variety to add to my Christmas candy gifts, but it turned out to be one of the favorites. They were easy to make (even if they were a little messy) and fun to decorate. My four year old helped put on icing stripes, sprinkles, and candy buttons.
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