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Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2011
I think this is a good recipe; however, I think it does need to be cooked for 15 hours if cooking on a low setting in a crock pot in order to get a nice sauce. Otherwise, it looks more like salsa (too chunky). I diced my tomatoes instead of crushing them, and this allowed for some nice small chunks after they cooked. This is a nice chunky sauce, by the liquid part was a bit thin, so I added a can of tomato paste to bolster the consistency. I also added a pound of ground beef to make it a little heartier and more savory. Nice seasoning suggestions in this recipe, and the flavor and texture really does come out the longer it cooks.
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The Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Overall, I think this is a pretty good recipe. I added some extra cocoa because I thought the cookies in the picture looked kind of light and I wanted a really rich, really chocolately cookie. My first batch of cookies turned out perfectly--soft, rose nicely--but my second batch flattened out and got burnt on the edges, even though they cooked for the same time. The third batch I did turned out pretty good, but not as good as the first. This might be due, in part, to the fact that I used butter instead of margarine. I also added cinnamon and cayenne pepper to make the cookies taste more like homemade hot chocolate. Tasty cookies, but a bit unpredictable.
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