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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
lackluster, not special. the mixes are better. you could improve a lot by adding in lots of choco chips.
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Rugelach

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Excellent, authentic recipe, just like you get on the East Coast. MAKE IT EASIER! 1) SKIP 2-HOUR CHILLING! Instead, I sandwiched a ball of dough between 2 pieces of saran wrap, rolled to 9" round, peeled off the top layer of plastic, placed fillings, cut with pizza cutter and was ready to go! 2)FRESH ANYTIME: This dough refrigerates VERY well so you might as well make the whole recipe, refrig until needed, and then bake as much as suits your household. OTHER TIPS: 1) Choco filling: 1 cup chocolate chips (chopped) tossed with 1/2 cup white sugar, fill as usual. 2) after making your rolled crescents, chill for 10-20min in the fridge so they maintain the pretty shape while baking. this is optional, but easy if you skipped 2h of chilling.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2010
only substitution was 1/3c yogurt instead of oil. soaked cornmeal in milk. baked for indicated time. perfect results!
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Sour Cream Banana Coffee Cake

Reviewed: May 23, 2010
using 2 bananas, i doubled recipe and cooked in 9x13 (about 30-34min). excellent! light, fluffy, and not too sweet. pecans instead of walnuts. i used a combo of white and brown sugars for the batter and for the filling. i like this cakey texture better than banana bread.
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Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
I used gorgonzola, not that special a result. It was good but not great. I question whether bleu cheese would have vastly improved it. but it was a decent dinner, reheatable lunch, and freezable future meal.
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Fettuccine Alfredo

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
Cream cheese is a great cheat! This sauce was not grainy and turned out beautifully. I added more grated parmesan to suit my taste (prob 1c total), plus a handful or two of chopped frozen spinach (defrosted). I put the spinach in the sauce about 5min before serving. The spinach gave it a beautiful color and texture. No white pepper or nutmeg, just black pepper as that's what i had. Hubby loved it too! Easily reheats with a splash of half and half. Consider your own mix-ins like mushrooms, yellow squash, peas and pancetta (carbonara substitute), etc. Skeptics--you'll be glad you made this cream cheese cheat recipe!
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Apple Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
Nice bread for breakfast or even to make as a gift. Tasty. I used a larger amount of apples as other reviewers suggested.
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2009
wow, i'm not impressed, and i had to make it 2 stars. this was an imbalanced recipe--the crumble is the wrong match for the raspberry jam. it is more suited to apple or peach.
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Pear Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2009
watch that you strain out the pears pretty well after dredging them. this is a tasty recipe for pears but do be careful not to have an excess of liquid in your pie crust.
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Sweetheart Scones

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
My husband said this was one of the tastiest recipes I've made. Rather than jam, i put in dried craisins--I dont know how much as I eyeballed it. I also had to add a tiny splash extra of buttermilk since my dough was a litttle to dry to stay together (bcs i live at altitude?). They turned out perfect. any dried fruit you like would be good. i put them in the dry mix before the buttermilk went in. 5 stars from him, 4 stars from me. Great balance of slighty sweet and salty, fluffy and dense.
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Perfect Berry Shortcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2009
Biscuits are too dry, too plain. If it could all be a little more delicate and flavorful, that would fix it.
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Berry Shortbread Dreams

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
I followed recipe and incorporated all advice in reviews. My cookie was ok, but just not great. The dough did not get the balled up quality while mixing, so i had to incorporate a little liquid. I had no problem with spreading at all--they stayed close to my original size too. Wish they had browned up a little more, they are cooked but look white. Taste is just ok, interestingly it improved by the next morning (but still just ok). I think I'll try a different recipe next time, maybe a traditional thumbprint cookie.
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Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
EXCELLENT! Good for lots of people or scale down for two. I used the Hawaiian bread that comes in the orange bag at the grocery store, and only 3/4 of the loaf was needed (otherwise would have been too dry. I altered as follws: 11 eggs, adding 1 tbsp vanilla to batter, used 3/4c sugar in the sauce (with the listed proportions), and sprinkled both bread layers with cinnamon. Next time, I'll DOUBLE the sauce, you can use extra easily, and keep it for leftovers as well. Great with mimosas.
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Scottish Shortbread IV

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2009
We couldnt stop eating this! Only reason I put 4 stars is that it was not as "sandy" as other shortbreads. Very tender and rich--almost too soft. Baked in 9" pie dish, cut into wedges. A small 2" square is plenty BUT you will eat more anyway!
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Blue Ribbon Overnight Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
Tastes great! HELP for cold, wet climates to rescue unrising dough: activate a new mixture of yeast, sugar, water per yeast's instructions. Once frothy and ready, begin mixing in old dough...first a golf ball sized lump, one by one, until 1/2 your dough is incorporated. Then add remainder of dough until mixed together, knead, cover and let rise. If you have a slightly warm oven, close and let rise in there. Keep covered with wax paper or plastic wrap in lightly oiled bowl to keep moist and easy to release.
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Orange Chocolate Chip Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
Taste was 5-stars. Cook time was not ideal as the top overbrowned too early while the center was wet still in the full-size loaf pan--took the whole 60 to bake. I also made 6 mini loaves cooking at about 30min and those turned out perfect. Dont forget to melt the butter! But if you do, you can microwave the mixture of wet ingredients til it liquifies and then beat it. Lastly you can add store bought orange juice to the zest and fresh squeezed to increase orange flavor.
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Dutch Babies II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
PLUMS! Made this on a chilly fall day up in the mountains...great breakfast! Used the tips by reviewer gooddealmeg"-- piping hot pan, eggs & milk warmed. I baked 18min at 425. Perfect rise in oven, wonderful texture to eat. I lined the bottom of my buttered skillet with (firm) PLUM slices sprinkled with cinnamon and coarse sugar. A HIT! Top with powdered sugar and a small dollop of whipped heavy cream.
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