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Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2015
This icing is FANTASTIC! I made it EXACTLY as the recipe was written. I've never made buttercream before... but this is so easy and so good, I honestly don't think I'll use canned icing again if I have time to make it! I used this on cupcakes to be eaten outside on a hot summer day - it held up beautifully! (Those who say they've gotten a funny taste from the shortening must have done something wrong - it tasted fabulous!) I used half as it was, and added a Tablespoon of cocoa to the other half - equally as delicious!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2015
Delicious. But I'm giving it 4 and not 5 stars, because the cookie dough did cook through, so it was like having a lovely chocolate chip cookie inside the cupcake, rather than raw cookie dough. I found the cookie dough to be very sticky, so I just scooped the dough onto a pan like I would to make cookies. After it was in the freezer for a couple of hours, I removed them and was able to roll them into balls, then froze overnight. When baking, I set the timer for 15 minutes and checked every minute after that. As soon as the "top layer" of cake batter was done, I removed the cupcakes.... but it was too late for the cookie dough. I will make these again, because we all loved them. However, maybe sometime I'll try a different cookie recipe inside that is a bit firmer and will maybe freeze harder. But thank you for a delicious recipe :)
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Two Tier Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2015
I've made this a few times and have found I like it better with modifications, which is why I only gave it 3 stars. The filling needs way more than 3 ounces of cream cheese if you actually want it to taste like it has cream cheese in it, and helps to fill the crust. Use a whole 8 ounce brick. Do not think it's necessary to whip your own heavy cream - much easier to just beat in 8 oz of cool whip. Do not know where to buy grenadine syrup - used reviewers' suggestions to use water and strawberry jello powder, but do not do this. It gels to a jello consistency, and then it's impossible to mix in the strawberries when it's time. Now, I use a different recipe for a strawberry or cherry glaze.
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2015
Best cole slaw I ever made - really does taste like my favorite from KFC! I've made it since the first time, when I followed the recipe exactly as written. These are the changes I now make to tweak it to my liking..... I think it only needs 1/4 c of sugar, and it's still plenty sweet, and I add a few more ounces of cabbage because I think it's just a bit much dressing for the amount of cabbage. I absolutely love it! Give it a try because it's so easy! I use my Ninja food chopper to chop the cabbage with a bit of carrot, and then empty it into a bowl. Then I mix up the dressing in the chopper to mix everything easily and throughly before pouring it over the cabbage mix.
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Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: May 10, 2015
Yummy!
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: May 10, 2015
This was a good dish. Not exactly like the carbonara I have grown to love, but a good dish nonetheless. Next time I'll try more eggs, but just the yolk, and pancetta instead of bacon.
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Cheesecake Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2015
REALLY delicious and so easy! Perfect to take to pot-luck type function. Followed recipe exactly, but put 2/3 of brownie batter in pan, followed by cream cheese mixture, followed by remaining brownie batter, and then swirled together.
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Garlic Bread Fantastique

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2015
DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Who knew mayo would be such a great addition - though you'd never know it was in there....my family wouldn't have eaten it if they'd known! (Didn't add salt.)
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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2015
Very good -- ended up not adding the full amount of powdered sugar. It seemed stiff enough without the last cup.
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Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2015
Good flavor exactly as written. Not fantastic, but really good. Only "change" I made was to add a little zest to the frosting and a little more to decorate on top. Made mini-cupcakes. (Recipe made 36 minis; baked for 12-13 minutes in case anyone is interested.)
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2015
This is a VERY EASY and successful recipe! My usual recipe requires the batter to "rest" for an hour in the fridge and I didn't have time for that. This one is ready immediately and cooked evenly and beautifully in the crepe pan. It is also the FIRST time I didn't have to throw out the first crepe or two because the first one cooked so beautifully! This will absolutely be my first choice crepe recipe from now on! (I used the EXACT ingredients, but mixed all wet ingredients and salt first, then gradually added the flour last) In the future, I will add sugar to the batter since I always make crepes for dessert and sweet ingredients.
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Three Berry Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2014
Absolutely perfect pie filling!!! *note -- I did not use the crust recipe -- I used rolled crusts due to time constraints. Followed the recipe for the total amount of fruit, but used a different mixture of berries based on what I had, also including 2 small peaches. The ratios of fruit, sugar, and cornstarch were right on. Not the least bit liquidy like others complained: be sure to bake it until it's bubbling fully, and that you cool completely before cutting. Making a lattice top crust shows the berries beautifully !
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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2014
I made this exactly as written -- I gave it a 4, and not a 5, because the au jus left over at the end was not to our liking; it was a bit thin, and a little too wine-flavored. I turned it into a gravy, and with this extra thickening, the flavor of the wine was toned down deliciously.
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Red Velvet Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2014
The cake is perfect exactly as written! No changes should be necessary if you follow the directions! I made beautiful, delicious, perfect cupcakes. (did not use frosting -- I love a cram cheese frosting)
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Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2014
Mouthwateringly delicious!!! Marinated overnight. (didn't have red wine vinegar -- used balsamic)
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Chef John's Rhubarb Crisp

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2014
Absolutely perfect! I just keep eating and eating… can't stop!
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Chef John's Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2014
These are fantastic! I love how the lemon layer somehow forms a bit of a crust on top. It allows a dusting of powdered sugar to stay on top, and not soak in, as has happened with every other lemon bar I've ever made! The shortbread crust is just perfect. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13 pan, because a small pan is never enough :) (**next time I will add a bit more lemon and lemon zest because I love very tart citrus flavor, but they're delicious as written)
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
Absolutely delicious and well worth the work! Dinner guests raved!
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Easy Pavlova

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
Absolutely delectable! Crispy on the outside, marshmallowy inside. Yum!!!
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Orange Pork

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
I'm sorry to say that I did not like this recipe. Even having cut down on the soy sauce, it was still had way too much of a soy sauce flavor. Did not enjoy.
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