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Easy Lasagna II

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2003
The easiest and best tasting lasagna I've made, including authentic Italian recipes that take twice as long. This takes 30 minutes to prepare, only because I add mushrooms and onions to the meat. I scale it down for a 9X9 pan. The amount of cottage cheese is too much - I used 12 oz. for a 9X9. I still used 2 eggs, 8 oz (2 cups) of mozzarella and used lasagna sheets. The sheets are slightly thinner than regular lasagna noodles and fit perfectly in a 9X9. Allow a full hour for baking. Although it looked soupy when I took it out of the oven, after 10 minutes it was fine. I used regular (not no bake)lasagna noodles and Ragu.
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Philly Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
I was looking for a lighter, fluffier cheesecake, similar to the one they serve at Capitol Grille. This was it! Because of the cream and egg whites, it is not as dense as traditional cheesecake, yet creamy and delicious. The recipe photo that shows layers, is because the egg whites were not mixed into the batter enough. Mix them in gently but thoroughly as instructed and you will not get layers. I will make this again with one change - I will mix the graham crackers and butter and press it to the sides of the pan beforehand like most cheesecake recipes, rather than pouring the butter in and rolling the crumbs around. This did not provide a thick enough crust, although it did not stick to the pan. Overnight in the refrigerator is adequate for cooling. Also, I used a 9" springform pan, which worked perfectly. I fear a 8" would be too small to hold the batter. I wrapped the bottom of the pan in tinfoil to prevent water from entering the pan and baked in a 1" waterbath. I almost baked without a waterbath since it seems like too much work, but it really turned out perfect baking at 300 for 90 minutes exactly.
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New York Style Pizza

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2005
Good pizza. I accidentally used cayenne pepper instead of flakes and it was a little spicy, but not bad. I used 1/3 cup wheat flour - could have used more, it wasn't noticeable. 3 of us ate all but one slice.
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Deep Dish Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2005
Like everyone else says, this is a keeper! At 47% calories from fat, it had better be. You can't eat just one. I baked mine for 40 minutes and they were still moist all of the way to the edges. At 30 minutes, still jiggly in the middle. If you don't use a 8-inch square, it's possible you don't need to bake them that long.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2005
Excellent. This is the second year I've made these with fresh blueberries. I made half the topping this time for the 12 muffins, which I liked better. This would probably make between 8 and 16 muffins depending on how full you like them. I ate three right out of the oven!
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Thai Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2005
I used the suggestions of others and cut the peanut butter in half and cooked the chicken with soy sauce and lime, added mushrooms to the pizza. I used thai peanut sauce that was "mildly spicy" - it was very good! You definitely need the bean sprouts and carrots on top. I will be making this again.
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Mini Cheesecakes I

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2005
I made these for a party - they were very good. I couldn't find mini muffins liners, so I sprayed the tins with canola oil and ran a knife around the outside to loosen them after they cooled. I think they would keep better with the liners. These made 46 mini cheesecakes for me.
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Almond Maple Granola

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
My only criticism is I couldn't get it to clump at all. Perhaps because I used apple butter instead of oil. I added some dark corn syrup but that didn't help much. Next time I will bake in a thin layer - I only had a cake pan, but it was too thick and took longer to bake. Great recipe.
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Cheeseburger Pepper Cups

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2008
I made these yesterday and they turned out very good. I used yellow and red peppers. The flavor was just right. I've switched to using brown rice vs. white since it's so much better for you - you can't really tell a difference in this dish. I will make these again.
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Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
This recipe is a favorite I've had for years and is a permanent part of my collection - my sister and I make them at least once a year. We use regular sized chocolate chips. The filling is the best part and I wouldn't reduce the amount as a prior review suggested. I bake 20-25 min. and have a note on my recipe that they are better undercooked than overcooked. We like them both right out of the oven while the chips are still gooey and the next day when the chips have hardened. It only makes 18 for me. This recipe is exactly the same as "Grandma Gudgel's Black Bottom Cupcakes" and "Black Bottom Cupcakes II".
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Penne a la Vodka II

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2005
I made this for dinner last night - my husband called it "restaurant quality". With the alterations I made, it was closer to another 5-star recipe on this site, "Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce", with no meat. I recommend using red pepper flakes, 3/4t. salt, crushed or diced tomatoes (vs. whole) and less cream. I added sliced, fresh mushrooms halfway through - oh yum! Adding the red pepper with some salt will eliminate the blandness that other reviewers mentioned. I will make this again with those changes.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2005
When I make this again I will leave out the hominy, add some jalapenos (I added some crushed red pepper) and possibly add more water again. This is a very chunky soup. Great flavor - great soup.
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Movie Star Popcorn

Reviewed: May 16, 2008
I don't know why anyone makes microwave popcorn, when the stove top method is easy and so much better. I make it like Lisa Douglas (review below) - canola oil, throw in a couple of kernels and wait until they pop and then throw in the remainder. Because the oil is at the popping temperature, there is little need to shake it - just a couple times and within a minute or two your popcorn is ready. I also keep flavored salts on hand - like cheddar cheese, to shake on top once it's done. Cheap and way better than the micro. If you find your popcorn doesn't pop well, try this: add a tablespoon or two of water to your container of popcorn, shake it up and let it absorb for a day or two. The moisture in the kernels is what makes it pop. Edit: I have to make a revision. Although Canola oil generally is healthier, high heati creates trans fats which are BAD for you. Peanut oil is a better choice because it has a higher smoke point. (Coconut oil, while having a high smoke point, is high in saturated fats and one of the unhealthiest.)
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
Yum! I used this to frost sugar cookies. Yum, yum, yum! The cream cheese cuts down on the sweetness of the frosting. I used light cream cheese. I think I needed to add a little more powdered sugar because the light cream cheese is softer.
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
When I read "cakelike" brownies, I thought I wouldn't like them. But, oh yes, they are so good! They are less dense, but still rich. I made a half recipe in a 9 X 9, used pecans instead of walnuts - and stuck some peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips in one side. Tried some powdered frosting on some, too. I was surprised at how moist they stayed overnight, too. I'm made them earlier this week and I'm making another 1/2 batch again tonight. These take about 10 minutes to throw together - put the butter in the microwave on defrost for a couple minutes while you gather the rest of the ingredients. I will never buy another box again - they have trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils and/or shortening) in them. These are still fattening, but not as bad as box mixes. YUM!!
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Toffee Chunk Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2006
My husband said it was the best cheesecake I've made. I used half the choc/caramel on the crust and half on the top like others have suggested and used half light cream cheese and half regular. I had to cook it longer (until it didn't jiggle in the middle). The texture of the cheesecake was great - creamy, not dense, but not too soft. I may be trying topping variations because the cheesecake turned out so well.
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2007
I knew after tasting these - this recipe is going into my permanent cookie file. I put them into the fridge for 10-15 minutes before baking. Baked perfectly for me at 13 minutes. Be careful not to let them brown too much. I used strawberry jam rather than raspberry. Good without frosting, but better with it! My guests loved them, too. They look and taste great!
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Orzo with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2007
I forgot to add the walnuts. This was still really good. It would make a nice side for a dinner party. I thought it would be too salty with the chicken broth, but it wasn't. I think the walnuts would be good and make it even more gourmet, had I remembered them.
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Molten Chocolate Cakes With Sugar-Coated Raspberries

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2007
Oh yeah, this is good and very easy! I thought it didn't sound like enough flour, but it was. I made a half recipe which made 3 small Ramekins, similar to another reviewer who made 6 with a full recipe. Great with a side of Vanilla Bean ice cream and strawberries! I will definitely make this again for guests (and for me).
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Easy White Chili

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2005
I recommend using 2 cans of white corn and 2 cans of beans. I will also reduce the amount of chicken next time. Very tasty, everyone loved it.
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