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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2013
I made this recipe for Christmas Eve dinner today, and it was great! We didn't have all the ingredients, so I made a few substitutions (red onion instead of sweet onion and brown sugar instead of white sugar). I did not bother putting the potatoes, onions, and olive oil mixture in a Ziploc bag. I just dumped it in the same large bowl I used for the beets and mixed everything with my hands. Anyway, it complemented the turkey and other sides perfectly-- thanks for this wonderful recipe!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2010
This cake is so amazing. I have made it a couple of times now. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly. It came out great, and my coworkers gobbled it all up. The second time, I was all out of white sugar, so I substituted it for brown sugar. It was awesome! I baked it in two 8-inch cake pans for about 25 minutes, so that I could have one cake for myself. :-)
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Onesy-Twosy Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2010
Best peanut butter cookie recipe on this site, and I've tried a lot of them! I didn't have the shortening and salted nuts, so I used butter and chunky natural peanut butter. These cookies were rather flat, but they were so yummy that I didn't care. I used salted butter (and the exact amount of salt called for), so the cookies weren't incredibly sweet. But that's good! Update: I subbed semisweet chocolate chips for the chopped nuts upon making this recipe again. Amazing!
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies III

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I am giving these cookies five stars because other people liked them and because I didn't follow the recipe exactly (I don't think it's fair to knock off a star). I cut the butter in half and used 1/2 a cup of shortening, but I think I would have been happier with the cookies if I had followed the directions and used all butter. Also, my store only had salted macadamia nuts, so I didn't put in any salt. Don't get me wrong, these cookies weren't bad at all, but I think my expectations were too high. Next time, I will use all butter.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I've made these brownies several times now, and they're so good! I only make a few changes: I use butter instead of margarine, and I mix in a cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet and/or milk chocolate). I also use natural peanut butter. My oven tends to cook things quicker, so they were ready in about twenty-five minutes. Good stuff!
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Roast Beef with Coffee

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
This roast was delicious. However, there wasn't enough liquid, and the bottom of my roasting pan started to burn. I had to salvage my beef by pouring a can of beef broth over it. It's very possible that I misread the directions. And the beef DID turn out very tasty. My cats were begging for bits (the little fellas were out of luck-- garlic is not good for cats).
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2009
Wow, these cookies turned out great. I made these a few years ago, using Ghirardelli chips. This time, I used mint chocolate chips, as those were all I had. I also cut down the white sugar to 1 cup and used 1/2 cup of brown sugar, per other reviewers' suggestions. I used a fork to blend the eggs, sugars, etc., as I find that there are way fewer lumps. Bake for eight minutes, and you've got a yummy cookie!
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Delicious cookies! I used milk chocolate chips. I also used 1/4 of oatmeal, simply because I didn't read the recipe properly. They turned out really well, anyway. I baked them for eight minutes, and they were very soft and chewy. Will definitely make these cookies again. Thanks!
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Salsa Guacamole

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
This dip is soooo good! I just made it today, and I only bought the ingredients yesterday. Here's a tip: you can ripen avocados quickly by just placing a few in a paper bag and coating them with flour. Next time, I will try using real garlic, as I prefer it over powder. Still, it's delicious!
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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
These were really good! I followed the recipe exactly, EXCEPT that I used natural peanut butter (it made the PB mixture rather crumbly, so making the balls was a bit of a challenge) and added a tbsp of milk to the cookie mixture, as suggested by others. I didn't run out of cookie dough. I used about a tsp of the peanut butter mixture for each ball. I also kept the balls of PB mixture in the fridge for about two hours. All in all, these were delicious!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
I am nibbling on a chicken leg as I type this now. This is the most amazing recipe for roast chicken that I have ever made! I didn't change a single thing, except that I adapted the recipe to one huge seven-pound roaster and baked it for exactly four hours. Wow. It's AMAZING.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2007
I've followed dozens of cookie recipes from this site, and this recipe is in my top five. I don't deviate from the instructions except for using 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I bake them for just 12 minutes, and they come out perfectly every time.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2007
These cookies really are "the Best!" I followed the recipe exactly, and I would not change a single thing. Edit (August 2010): I tried to make these cookies with brown butter (see article on allrecipes), and I was told by numerous people that these were my best cookies yet!
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
This recipe was destined to be a flop for me: I didn't have any graham cracker crumbs so I couldn't make a crust, my spring-form pan is broken so I had to use a 9 x 13 pan, I forgot to set the timer, and so on. But it turned out great! Apart from those little glitches, I followed the recipe exactly as written. THIS is real NY cheesecake and is exactly the taste that I expected. I will definitely make this again in the future. Thanks for such an amazing recipe!
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Chewy Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
These cookies are delicious! I was craving something sweet and had all the ingredients in my kitchen. I halved the recipe, and they're perfect. Not too sweet, just sweet enough. And they're so nice and crispy on the outside and chewy inside. I baked them for just 8 minutes. They didn't look done, but the edges were slightly brown. Definitely a keeper. Thank you!
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Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
LILSPINSTER's review was really helpful! I baked them the way she suggested (but for 45 minutes at 350 in my oven though... watch the fries after 30 minutes), and they turned out great. Great variation for those who don't like to deal with being splattered by oil or those who are watching their weight. They turned out scrumptious, by the way-- no more McDonald's for me!
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Oven Fries

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I had a ton of potatoes, so I made these. Delicious! I like to add 1 tsp of mild curry powder and 1 tsp of garlic powder. Add a tsp or so of your favorite seasonings and experiment! Also, putting all the ingredients in a bowl with a cover or in a large Ziploc and giving them a good couple of shakes works well. Just be careful to drain away any liquid. At 450, I was getting some burned fries. So I reduced the temperature to 375 and baked the fries for an additional 10 minutes. They turned out fine. Maybe not as crispy, but I like them that way.
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Drop Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I dunno what I did wrong (I followed the recipe exactly), but the bottoms of the cookies mostly burned for me? I wasn't sure how large the cookies should be-- you would only get 3 dozen if you dropped them by the 1/2 tsps. For the last batch, I baked the cookies for 7 minutes and they turned out okay. Lucky for me that I just made these for myself as a treat, but I don't know if I will make these cookies again. Thanks for the recipe though!
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Broccoli Corn Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
I've been making this ever since I was a kid. Perfect and filling-- I wouldn't change a thing! Tastes great either warm or cold.
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New York Cheesecake II

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
Nice, easy cheesecake. The sour cream adds a pleasant tangy taste.
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