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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2013
I'll never buy canned refried beans again! This was incredibly easy and sooo tasty! I made this exactly as written, with one exception - I used the whole jalapeno not just half. Next time, I'd use less garlic and less salt; however, I say that as I'm eating my third helping today. ;-) I started this out on high and it boiled over...so I dropped it to low. All in all, it was on high for about 3 hours and on low for almost 10 - I fell asleep and turned it off in the morning. These beans are creamy, totally flavorful, mash well, and reheat beautifully! Definite keeper!!
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Easy Apple Coleslaw

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
Off the charts good! I fed 200 people this slaw recently and everyone was floored at how amazing it is - and it's really so very easy! The dressing makes it! I will say, though, that I will only dress this slaw the same day I'm serving it. I didn't care for it the day after. A+ recipe!!
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Cranberry Orange Loaf

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I just found and made this recipe today after reading through some others. This was so great! I used sliced almonds in place of the pecans because that's what I had on and - and had to use butter in place of the margarine. Otherwise everything was the same. Oh, and I cut my cranberries in half, which I think was worth the time. I baked it in a bread bowl baker, which I probably won't do again (it baked a little uneven), but it's still SO good! I did do the orange glaze - 1 cup of powdered sugar with a splash of OJ and a drop of vanilla. I glazed it once immediately out of the oven and once about an hour later. YUMM-O!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2009
The search is O.V.E.R. These are really great! I added 1/2 can of drained whole kernel corn and got exactly 12 perfect muffins! Baked at 400 for 20 minutes - golden goodness!! Thanks so much for the great recipe!!
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Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
I try so very hard to not give low ratings. :-( This turned out just awful for me! Like others, my frosting is not stable at all - not even close! I think if I'd have whipped it any more, it might have turned to butter - it got to stiff peaks - but after it sits for literally 30 seconds, it's soft and won't hold its shape again. I started with ice cold cream - had it in the freezer for 20 minutes before I began - and ice cold bowl and beaters. Room temperature cream cheese. The flavor is alright, but really quite bitter for some reason. New cream cheese, new cream. IF I were to make this again, which I just can't imagine doing, I'd add at least a cup of powdered sugar to the finished frosting to help give it some body; otherwise, I have cupcakes literally dripping with frosting. I honestly don't even think it would do well on a sheet cake. :-( I have no clue how those who took pictures of this frosting actually have any height...
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Caramel Apple Dip

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2009
This stuff is SINFUL! So so good and so easy! I used a couple of heaping spoonfuls of caramel ice cream topping in place of melting the caramels - added to the easy factor - and I could eat the whole bowl myself. Mmmmm. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Ashley's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
These are alright. I'm still in search of a go-to CCC recipe that never fails. This one, for me, has too too much brown sugar. It just made the chocolate taste odd or something. I am absolutely going to try again, because I love when young cooks have great recipes, but I might work on the quantity of brown sugar a tad...or use something in place of chocolate chips. Hmmm. Thanks Ashley!
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
This really smells good in the oven. That's about the best I can say about it. :-( I decided I better do a test run of this recipe before using it on Christmas morning since there are so many mixed reviews. I would have been so disappointed if I made this for my guests and it was this bad! I'm really glad I listened to the reviews and used less liquid - this would have been a disaster if I'd have used all of that liquid! There really is hardly any flavor at all and it's not even pretty to look at! My mom and I each had one piece and the rest went in the trash. A big ugly soggy mess. :-(
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
I just pulled my first batch out of the oven! YUMM-O! There were a couple of things I wish I'd have paid more attention to. First, my dough didn't double...not even close. I'm sure I either have old yeast or I killed it with water that was too hot...but I went ahead and used it anyway. Second, while I *meant* to cut the dough into 12, I blanked for a bit and cut it into 8 instead. No biggie. The baking soda/water worked great. Into the oven. I baked at 400 for 10 minutes and I'm glad I did! The bottoms are over-brown and the tops got brown really really fast. I wish I could have left them in the oven another minute or two, but the bottoms would have been black! The flavor, however, is SO GOOD! Really dense (that's why I wish I could have baked them longer). Next time, I may lower the oven temperature even further, and bake them on parchment. I'm pretty sure that soda/water reacts with the metal and that doesn't help the bottoms one bit! BUT I'd make these again in a heartbeat! The flavor is great, they look great, and they're such a great snack! Thanks for the recipe!!
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Jam-filled Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2008
What an unfortunate waste of ingredients. The flavor was okay, but the texture was just awful! I didn't have any trouble with the jam spilling out or anything, and my muffin cups were filled to the very brim. I won't ever make these again. :-(
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Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
Mmmmm. These are awesome! The only modification I made was to use 1 cup white sugar and 2/3 cup brown sugar - and I completely forgot to add the salt - but they didn't need it! They're just amazing. Went through two huge pans in two days at work. YUMMO! **UPDATE** I've made these at least a dozen times now. In addition to splitting the sugar, I add 1/2 tsp each of pumpkin pie spice, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. They're amazingly spicey and people go gaga over them!!
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2008
Mmmmm. These are super easy and super tasty. I tried the water-steam trick, but I still didn't end up with a crunchy crust. Didn't matter though - they were gone almost immediately! I did the salt trick another reviewer posted about kneeding the salt in - worked like a charm. So easy and SO YUMMY!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2008
These are really really good! I substituted half & half for the milk and butter for the shortening, just because that's what I had on hand. I mixed the dough as directed, but I didn't kneed it or anything - just spooned it out onto the baking sheet in 6 mounds, flattened it out, and into the oven it went. They rose well and taste wonderful! Great recipe!!
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Chococonut Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
Not sure what the big deal is about these cookies. They're just sortof blah. Can't taste the coconut, and they looked nothing like the picture - totally flat. I suppose you could up the flour to get them a little fatter, but for me, it's not worth making them again. No one liked them. Shoot!
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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
I've made this more times than I can remember! I use a big jar of HOT FUDGE (not syrup) and mix it right out of the jar with the peanut butter - I don't heat it. Ice cream bars on the bottom, then the chocolate mixture, then some nuts, then coolwhip, then repeat. Little taller than the pan. I pop it in the freezer overnight and bring it out about 20 minutes before we eat. Incredible. Tastes like a peanut buster parfait from Dairy Queen. YUMMO!!!
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Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
Woah. This is great. I'm glad I re-read the recipe - I thought it was 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate - glad I caught it's SEMISWEET! Although it could stand to be a little less sweet. I might try with bittersweet chocolate next time. But there WILL be a next time! Yowza!
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2008
WOW! This is really really good. My first time making lemon curd - I only had bottled lemon juice (GASP!) - but it worked very well. Next time I'll use real lemons and peel and I'm sure the flavor will be even better - but this is hard to beat! So easy and so very good! Thanks for the amazing recipe!
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Simply Lemon

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2008
I'm one of those people who sees a poor review on a recipe and believes the cook must have done something wrong. :-( This time, however, I'm certain I followed the recipe to a "T" - and it is just not good! The texture of the cheesecake is just awful, and there's no real flavor - at all. Not rich or creamy or anything! I'll make this again only to see what I did wrong - but after this first attempt...ugh. Just not good! Sorry!
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Trail Mix Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
These are okay. Really a good base muffin you can add about anything to. I couldn't bring myself to use 3/4 cup of oil, so I subbed in 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oil. Didn't affect them in the slightest. I used craisins in place of the raisins and dried blueberries in place of the apricots. Walnuts in place of the peanuts. (I seriously hate when people mess with a recipe like that, but I couldn't help myself!) Just personal preference. One thing. I took the advice of another reviewer that said they didn't rise much and filled them to the top. Mine rose a WHOLE LOT and overflowed my pan into a mess! So just be careful with your recipe!
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Apple Cake V

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2008
I made this cake one time as written, and of course it was great - it was nothing but fat and fruit! WOW! So, knowing how many calories I could save, I made some modifications, and this is now one of my most-requested recipes. My modifications: Instead of 3 cups all-purpose flour, I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 2 cups AP. I use 1.5 cups white sugar instead of the full 2 cups. I use 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce in place of ALL of the oil. I use 3/4 cup of eggbeaters in place of the eggs. I increase the chopped apples to 4 cups. I omit the nuts. I make the topping as written, but serve it as a sauce on the side rather than dumping it on top. That seems like a lot of changes, but it's really a fabulous cake that CAN BE less awful for you!! :-)
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