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Orange Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2005
This salad was ok tasting but the cottage cheese gave it a weird texture. I have found another recipe that had the taste I was expecting with a light and fluffy texture. ORANGE MANDARIN SALAD 1 lg. box orange Jello, 1 (6 oz.) can mandarin oranges,drain, save juice 1 c. Cool Whip. Prepare Jello using basic directions on box. Use mandarin juice for some of the water. Put in bowl deep enough to use electric mixer. Chill until partially jelled. Beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add mandarin oranges and Cool Whip. Chill and serve.
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Zucchini Bread II

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2005
Yummy! I decided on this recipe because of the brown sugar... and I'm sure glad I did. I added 1/4 c ground flax seed to give the kid's some good Omega 3's, added a shake of nutmeg and used pecans. I also made a glaze to drizzle over the top. The texture was soft and moist, but not heavy. The color was nice and rich. Give it a try!
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Yeast Doughnuts

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2006
These tasted pretty good but I wish that they had risen better. Unlike suggested by other reviewers, the milk and butter mixture was not too hot causing yeast death and I allowed them to rise for double the time required once rolled out and they still did not rise enough. They did puff a bit more in the oil but they were a little heavier than I would have liked. I was looking for a very light-textured puffy doughnut and this was not it. My kids liked the taste though and loved rolling them in cinnamon sugar and dipping them into chocolate glaze; so if I can't find a perfect light and puffy doughnut recipe we will make these again.
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High Flavor Bran Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2005
Great Bread! I don't have a bread machine so I made it with the kitchenaide mixer and oven. It rose wonderfully and had a nice rounded top. Made this bread with 1 1/2 C milk instead of the water and powdered milk. Also added 1 1/2 tsp Gluten for each cup flour and baked at 350 for 30-35 min. and brushed top with butter. Made one with the bran and molasas and another with only honey and no bran. Both turned out very good.
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Zebra Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
Loved it! My kids wanted to make their own dessert for a family party. Needless to say I needed something easy because they are still quite young. This was it! We put it in a glass loaf pan so we could slice it and see all the layers. I was surprised at how good it was for the amount of effort and they were so proud of themselves when people complimented on how good their dessert was. And I agree that it doesn't need the chocolate chips. Thanks!
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Nana's Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2004
Yummy! Even my husband who doesn't like any kind of squash raved over this! He said it was the best squash dish that he'd ever had. Using the microwave made the squash soft and moist. Thanks for the wonderfully sweet and satisfying recipe!
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Hashbrown Casserole

Reviewed: May 17, 2004
This recipe is a keeper! I always use a large shallow baking dish and cut the sour cream to 1/2 c. and instead of putting the 2 T butter in the dish along with the soup mix..I melt it first and stir in the corn flakes before putting them on top. (It helps the topping stay crunchy) This is a great recipe to add some ingredients to and make it your own. I've exchanged 1 can cream of mushroom, cream of potato or celery for one cream of chicken, used a real onion, added a few dashes of tabasco sauce or 1/2 t. cajun seasoning (it really wakes up the flavor) and also added 2 rashers crumbled bacon. Louise, thanks for sharing this wonderfully creamy side dish!
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Carrot Soup 'a la Louise'

Reviewed: May 5, 2004
I made this soup because I had tons of carrots and needed a way to use them up fast. I had never had carrot soup before. I was very suprised that everyone loved it..including two picky toddlers! I prepared the ingredients just as written then I smoothed it out with an emulsion blender and added some crumbled crisp-cooked bacon on the top. I will be making this again. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Instant Pistachio Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2005
I remember having this yummy salad as a small child at a church function. I'm so glad that I came across this recipe! Anything that is this quick to put together and devoured by my two kids is a winner in my book! They have already asked me to make it again. Thanks Margit!
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Melting Moments I

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2006
These are my most requested cookie for holiday baking. I have used it for years and the cookies always get rave reviews. I vary the recipe by using different extracts in the frosting. I have made it with lemon, almond and vanilla. The cookies are tender. I use a cookie sheet without sides in order to slide them off. Don't handle them too much just after baking. They are best to make a day ahead as they firm up after being frosted (keep them in the fridge.) They truely melt in your mouth. The frosting is a must with the cookie. I use a pastry bag to pipe the frosting into the thumbprint. Yummy! Try it!
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Oven Baked Herb Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2006
I made this recipe exactly as written. The flavor was very good and the chicken was moist and tender but the paste texture on the top was quite strange. I ended up making it into a light sauce by scrapping it off the chicken, adding water to the roasting pan and boiling. It worked! No more goo and a tasty sauce too. I may add water or cut down on the flour the next time I cook this in order to avoid the paste top.
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Ice Cream Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2012
I made this for my kids for an April Fools Day Dinner Fake Out. I scooped the ice cream onto plastic wrap. Rolled the plastic up to fit the ice cream and squished it to form the potato. I put a valley in the middle of the potato and froze it until hard. Unwrapped the plastic and rolled ice cream in a bowl of Hershey's cocoa and some cinnamon sugar. Melted a couple tablespoons of marshmallow fluff and a few drops yellow food coloring in the microwave and stirred it all together for the "butter". Filled in the potato valley with canned whipped cream and topped it with the melty marshmallow fluff. Kids loved it!
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French Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
I've never made a bread pudding before. I had a can of condensed milk and some gala apples on hand so I tried this one. It was easy and tasted good. The only thing I changed was I used a cinamon swirl bread.
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Easy Never Forgotten Guacamole

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2008
I was a little uncertain about using cream cheese in a guacamole recipe, but it was wonderful! The cream cheese didn't overpower the avacado flavor instead it just made the texture a little more creamy. Like other reviewers I also decided to add a touch of cumin and some chopped tomatoes. Everyone loved it! This recipe will go into our family favorites file!
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Butter Snow Flakes

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2006
This is the first time that I have used my cookie press and this dough worked wonderfully, even with the "help" of my my 3 year old. My kids wanted lemon cookies instead of orange..so I just added some yellow food coloring and 1 teaspoon Natural Lemon Flavoring(Back Bay Trading Co.) instead of orange zest and put the dough in the fridge for 5-7 minutes to firm up. Great texture. Crispy outside, tender inside. My pre-schoolers loved them! Thanks.
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Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Reviewed: May 17, 2004
This is the third time I've tried to make tortillas..which I know now is an art. This was the best dough that I have tried. I used almost boiling water and it did make the dough soft and pliable. In past attempts with other recipes the dough was crumbly and hard to work with. The cooking of tortillas is tricky. I think it's just hard to know how hot to cook in order to heat the outside but still still leave them soft enough to roll into a burrito. Although my tortillas were not all round and some had darker spots than I would have liked, they did taste good. This recipe gives me some hope. I'll keep trying.
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Cake Mix Cookies VII

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2002
I made this recipe just as written (with a yellow cake mix) and was very disappointed. It tasted really bad. It was like an undercooked yellow cake with chocolate chips. It was easy but, that doesn't matter if the end product isn't good. Maybe it was the cake mix I used. I decided to try again with a devil's food cake mix and it was much better.
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Lemon Raspberry Jumbo Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
Yum! Super simple and good! I used what I had on hand. No heavy cream so I used whole milk, no frozen raspberries so I used fresh. My raspberries were a little tart but the muffins had a nice texture and were very good! They rose beautifully. I put sliced almonds on top before baking. Can't wait to try this recipe with blueberries!
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Real Sopapillas

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2007
My family loved this recipe! It was very easy to do. I used a stand mixer and a dough hook and mixed it until I had a nice soft dough. I separated the dough into little balls. Then I rolled each ball out really thin before frying in a large deep stainless steel electric skillet set to 360-65 degrees. They puffed beautifully. We smothered the tops in honey butter and ate them warm. Yum! It made a lot. Next time I'll save half the dough in the refrigerator for later.
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Funnel Cakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2006
It took a while to get the hang of getting the funnel cakes to look right. I ended up using a large pastry bag and it worked better than the funnel. They tasted good and the kids loved dusting them with powdered sugar. Would make again.
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