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Out of this World Turkey Brine

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
It was a big hit at our house. Even my 20 year old daughter who doesn't like turkey said it was good. My 75 year old mom said it was one of the best turkeys ever (and she's had a few turkeys!). The turkey was a 23 lb one (NOT pre brined in any way), soaked in a big plastic bag inside my huge stock pot for about 36 hours then washed in cold water and set in an icy water bath for about 15 minutes before cooking. Previous reviewers were right about the gravy from the drippings though - I like salty gravy so I thought it would be o.k. - but I was wrong - way too salty. Oh well, that gravy will be great in the soup! Thanks for the recipe!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2008
I am not new to cooking in general but this was my first attempt with phyllo. I had to bring a few things to a greek themed dinner party. I followed several suggestions including 1 and a half times the syrup - added a cinnamon stick and let it simmer two hours and used a spritzer bottle to get the butter on the sheets. Everything went great except two operator errors. I hate over chopped nuts so I carefully chopped my pecans so they would not turn to dust. That was a mistake - they need to be WELL chopped. Next time I will use my handy chopper and will let it go to town. The second error was that I did not use enough butter. That spritzer made that butter go a very long way - I probably only used 1/4 cup. It was quick and handy but between my pecans being too large and my sheets not getting gooey enough - the baklava did not stick together correctly. Even with my goofs, they were beautiful and all 8 adults ate theirs and complimented them - and the hosts teen aged son came back to get them over and over until they were almost all gone. This is a remarkably good recipe.
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Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
Excellent ice cream! We followed the recipe precisely - except that we found a new favorite use for candy canes! We put 20 or so mini candy canes in the handy chopper and YUM! We highly recommend trying this recipe :)
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2004
OUT OF THIS WORLD! I mashed up 3 banana's and - I had some streusel topping(left over from an accidental mix up of a cinnamon roll filling)that I layered in - I put about 1/2 the batter - then 1/3 cup streusel, then 1/4 of the batter, then another 1/3 cup streusel, then the rest of the batter, then I drew an S shape with a knife to swirl it a bit. Visitors to the house that day were in awe. It was truly the best quick bread I've ever had. (The streusel was about 1/3 of the filling recipe from "Cinnamon Rolls III")
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Molasses Crinkles

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2004
This is a very old recipe. I always drop a few drops of water on them after I roll them in sugar. The sugar crystallizes (sp?) and I bake them 8 minutes at 375.
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Cinnamon Rolls III

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2004
This was an amazingly good recipe. I've never had great success making cinnamon rolls - until now. The usual problems - not gooey enough inside, too carmelized in pan, bread too course - were NOT issues at all. These were rated as far superior to Cinnabons at our house. I did use the icing from the "clone of a Cinnabon" recipe as someone else suggested. Excellent!
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Snickerdoodles I

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2004
These are picture perfect and chewy inside. I used a medium cookie scoop (level on top), and it made a perfect size cookie (right around 40 of them) I have 4 teens, and they have asked that I stick with this recipe for our snickerdoodles. Thanks Linda!
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I Love My Pear Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2004
I've been making this recipe for years as well, one of the tricks is that you have to blend the cream cheese and pears for a very long time. It should be totally smooth. I have always used lime jello and I use dream whip instead of frozen whipped topping. It disappears quickly every timey.
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Maple Sausage Balls

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2004
I had to alter this a bit, as I only had a 12 oz roll of maple sausage on hand. I used 2 cups of cheddar, slightly pressed down and 1 1/2 cups Bisquick, and then I sprinkled some water in while I was mixing, toward the end. I handed one to my husband while he was watching a movie and he flipped. Said that he didn't have any idea what I had just given him but it was a "wow!". I am pretty cautious about pork, so I did bake it 10 minutes longer - and I did start with raw in the mix.
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Homemade Wonderful Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2003
I have 4 teenagers who pack lunches and I make this recipe almost every night. It is awesome. A lot like Wonder Bread, but better. It does take up every bit of my large bread maker. I let the yeast, sugar and 1/4 c water set while I put the rest together, then I add the other 1 and 1/4 c water and the yeast at the end. Perfect every time.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2003
I made them regular sized (tablespoon+)and they were awesome. We had company and they wanted the recipe. The first time I made them I cooked them at the "correct" temp and they didn't spread or rise much at all. The next time I lowered the temp to 350 and they spread more, we couldn't decide which way we liked them better.
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