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Strawberry Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
Goodbye, strawberry cake mix! I followed the recipe very closely, but I added 1/4 cup flour instead of 3 tablespoons. I used 3 cake pans as directed, and all three were filled to the top after baking. So, three pans is a must. I don't thinK I'd try to get away with using two pans. For the frosting, I used a half cup of shortening, one stick of softened butter, 1/2 cup of pureed strawberries, a 2-pound bag of powdered sugar, 1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla (to taste) and a teaspoon of butter flavoring. I creamed the butter, shortenng, flavorings, andberries in my stand mixer, slowly added the sugar, and left it on high speed for about 10 minutes. The result was a light strawberry buttercream frosting that was easy to spread, but not to thin. I'll keep this recipe in mind for the next time someone requests a strawbrry cake.
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
Love!! This is a great recipe as it is. The only changes I made were subbing a Spring mix salad blend for the Bibb lettuce and adding feta cheese. I made this with strawberries, but it would be great with other fruits as well. The sweet and tangy dressing was just right. I loved that it came together easily with ingredients from my pantry. The toasted pecans added flavor and a nice crunch. It was a nice, light meal that was perfect for a summer evening on the deck. I can't wait to make it again!
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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2010
No eggs and no cooking... Count me in!I doubled the recipe for my 6 quart ice cream maker. I used 1 quart heavy cream and 2 quarts half and half. I reduced the sugar in the cream mixture by one third, and it was just right. I subbed strawberries for blueberries and followed another reviewer's suggestion by using prepackaged graham cracker pie crust in place of the graham cracker mixture. This is the best ice cream I've ever made, and I've made a lot of ice cream!
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Joanne's Super Hero Sandwich

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
Very good! This sandwich was very easy to throw together the night before. I used red wine vinegar because my grocery store doesn't carry tarragon vinegar. I reduced the black olives because I wasn't sure if our guests liked them. One of them commented that the "black things" in the dressing really added flavor, so I guess I'll add more next time. I used part of a 4 ounce can of chopped black olives, but will probably throw in the whole thing next time. I doubt I'll add an entire cup. I also didn't add mushrooms. I couldn't find a round loaf of bread, so I settled for a rectangular loaf, which sliced into 6 nice subs. Definitely remeber to carve out some of the extra bread as directed. I'll definitely make this again!
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Caramel Pecan Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
This recipe was simple enough for my10 year-old daughter to throw together. We ended up with sticky blobs instead of bars. The taste was good, but I would recommend doubling the cookie crust and drizzling with melted caramel candies that will set up after they cool.
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Jalapeno Poppers of Champions

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
Awesome! I sprinkled a parmesan/romano blend cheese on top of the cream cheese before wrapping them in bacon. A little fresh cilantro would have been a nice addition, but my grocery store was out. Don't worry if you don' have toothpicks; I didn't use them and the bacon stayed on just fine. I wrapped the stuffed peppers in foil and grilled them over indirect heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese was melted and the peppers began to darken. I finished them off with a couple of minutes under the broiler to crisp the bacon. Fanastic! They were gone in minutes. If you don't want a lot of heat, be sure to scrape out ALL of the seeds and white membrane. You can also try blanching the halved peppers in boiling water before stuffing. As for my family, bring on the heat!
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2010
So I'm not crazy about cutesy titles like "Yummy". I may have even rolled my eyes a little. But, "Yummy!" was all I could say when I tasted this chicken! I only marinated the chicken for about 30 minutes due to time constraints, so I can't imagine how heavenly it would be after marinating all day long. I skewered the vegetables separately because my kids didn't want veggies to touch their chicken. They were actually done at the same time as the chicken. As other reviewers suggested, don't forget to add some pineapple! I added it to some of the chicken skewers, and I'll definitely do it again next time... Yummy!!
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Bubble Pizza

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
I've made this many timeswith various toppings, and it always turns out great. I usually leave half with peperoni or ground beef and cheese for the kids, while the other half is piled high with veggies for me and my husband. It's far from a gourmet recipe, though I can't see how anyone would expect that based on the ingredients. However, it gets five stars from a busy mom with three picky kids! It also adapts nicely to Weight Watchers.
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
I made this for a Christmas Eve party. The rave reviews led me to expect something spectacular, but this recipe fell short of that. They were good, but not great. I definitely recommend marinating the smokies in brown sugar overnight. I baked these in the oven and kept them warm in the crockpot. This recipe didn't receive any comments or compliments, and I brought a little less than half of them back home. I'll make them again because my kids really enjoyed them.
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Gooey Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
These are best with a Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix. I tried making them with a German Chocolate mix and almond extract, too. They were good, but more cakelike than the ones with the butter recipe yellow cake mix. These are very, very sweet! I recommend chilling the dough before rolling it into balls. If you like gooey butter cake/Neiman Marcus cake, you will enjoy these!
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Peppermint Meringues

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
Pretty good. I wish I had watched them more closely, as they were a little overdone at 90 minutes. I added about 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extracted and sprinkled peppermint-flavored sugar crystals on top. My peppermint-loving son can't stay out of them. Be sure to follow the instructions to open the oven door and let them cool completely in the oven. They make a pretty addition to a cookie tray.
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Orange Balls II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
These were just okay. After the good reviews, I expected a great addition to my holiday cookie tray. I hoped for more orange flavor, but found these orange balls to be a bit bland. I followed the recipe exactly. I chilled the dough before rolling it into balls, and the consistency was fine. My son hates peacans and coconut, so I rolled some in graham cracker crumbs, too. They are edible, but not spectacular enough to add to my list of Christmas recipes.
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Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2009
As other reviewers stated, this recipe makes A LOT! That's okay with me, because it's so good! Children and non-drinkers can enjoy this without the rum. Also, you can add the batter to your morning coffee for a treat. I use two tablespoons of batter (sometimes three) per 8 ounces of boiling water. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing!
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2009
Oh. My. Goodness. This is heavenly! I know that the holidays are busy, and the last thing I need is another item on my "to do" list, but... I think I'm going to have to make this eggnog a Christmas tradition! All three kids agree that it's better than storebought. Even my non-eggnog-drinker enjoyed it. This is a "must try" recipe. I goofed and added whole eggs rather than yolks. The eggs curdled, but a quick whirl in the blender took care of that little problem. I subbed a split vanilla bean for the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract in the first step. I couldn't find light cream, but half and half seemed to work fine. I didn't add rum because of the kids, but guests could add rum according to their tastes at serving. Unfortunately, this eggnog won't be around long enough for guests to enjoy! Merry Christmas!
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Hot Jezebel

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2009
Very good. I used apricot preserves, but apricot/pineapple preserves work well, too. People either love it or hate it, but most will love it. It's a nice change of pace from regular dips and spreads. It's a snap to prepare, which is great! I serve it with buttery crackers.
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Gimlet

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
I agree that gin and lime are a great combination! The gimlet is one of my favorite cocktails. This one is way too sweet for me, even without the added sugar. I usually use 1 sweetened lime juice and two parts gin. When I have fresh limes on hand, I like to use 2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. Rose's, and 3/4 z. fresh lime juice.
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Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2009
Very good! I didn't add the jalapenos because of the kids, but I think this would be out of this world with a little extra "heat"! This is so easy and tastes great! It was a little thin (maybe because I used 2% cheese), so I added some shredded cheddar. Serve with corn chips or tortillas. YUM!
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Shirley Temple

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
A very good drink, but maybe a little too sweet for some. I like this best with ginger ale, and sometimes with a little OJ, as well. If you're feeling naughty, add a splash of vodka or gin. Enjoy!
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Spooky Witches' Fingers

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2009
Oh my! These are so easy and soooo spooky! Even my 7-year-old was able to make the creepy little digits! The dough was the consistency of playdough, so it was very easy to work with. The cookies are similar to butter cookies. I was out of almond flavoring, o I used extra vanilla. The almond would definitely put them over the top!They're not overly sweet and aren't the best cookies I've tasted, but the presentation more than makes up for that. I used sliced almonds and tinted the dough green. Amazing! I can't wait to see the reactions I get when I serve these tonight.
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Cake Balls

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2009
I really wanted to like these! I made them for a retirement luncheon at work, and I'm not even going to take them. These are just mushy, soggy blobs of cake dipped in chocolate. They are way too sweet and the texture is just strange. I would've given only 1 star, but the kids did eat them. I wish I had taken the time to read some of the negative reviews first. This recipe is way too much work for mediocre at best) results. Sorry.
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