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Crostini D'Emily

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2013
These were wonderful! I melted the butter, mixed it together with the oil and garlic (I used 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic), and then spread it on the baguettes with a pastry brush. Very easy to make up and delicious. I will definitely be making these again! UPDATE 7/31/13 - I have made these several times, I love keeping them on hand! I have found that these are also great croutons for salads!! I just break a few slices into little bits and sprinkle them over my salad... delicious!!
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Soft-N-Fluffy Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2014
These buns are so much BETTER than any buns you will ever buy at the store. I have always been intimidated to make my own hamburger buns because it always seemed so difficult and time-consuming... I was wrong. Since I've started reading the ingredients list of the store-bought version (which is downright scary, by the way), I decided to try making them myself and these are so easy and delicious I won't go back to buying them any more. I follow the recipe exactly and then give them a quick brush with some melted butter after they're done baking, which makes them very soft. I don't understand some of the comments that they don't hold up to a juicy burger, because these most certainly do - even sloppy joes! Love Love Love this recipe!
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Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
Delicious!! This tastes VERY similar to the chicken salad they make at Arby's, which is exactly what I was looking to duplicate - thanks! As other reviewers mentioned, I left out the Miracle Whip and I just doubled the mayo instead. Such a versatile recipe - leave out what you don't like or substitute with ingredients you do like. You can't go wrong with this one, it's a keeper!
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Strawberry Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2012
This is a great recipe! This cake turned out moist, fluffy, and very flavorful! I made this for my daughter's 2nd birthday and we all loved it! For the cake I followed the recipe with 2 minor exceptions: (1) I used funfetti white cake because that's what I had on hand and (2) I baked 12 cupcakes and the remaining batter I baked in an 8x8 pan instead of 3 9-inch pans. I loved the strawberry taste! I used frozen strawberries as the recipe stated - I just thawed them at room temperature first and then pureed them in the blender before adding to the cake batter (next time I'll also strain the puree through some cheesecloth to get rid of the seeds - not horrible in the cake at all, I just noticed a few and thought I'd take them out next time I make this). I did not use the frosting recipe, I have a favorite vanilla frosting recipe that I used instead. I am making this cake again for my daughter's party in a couple of weeks... this recipe is a definite keeper, thanks!
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Cinnamon-Topped Rhubarb Muffins

Reviewed: May 3, 2012
These muffins are the perfect balance of tart & sweet... love them! I didn't have fresh rhubarb, so I took a chance on frozen. The bag of frozen rhubarb I bought had large chunks, so I defrosted the rhubarb and tried to chop it as best I could, draining the puddle of juice that came out. I was worried they'd be dry as a result, but they were super moist! If I use frozen again, I'm thinking maybe I could chop them frozen in the blender first as it is NOT easy chopping defrosted watery rhubarb. Bottom line: these muffins are AMAZING, even if all you have is frozen rhubarb. I followed the recipe and was very happy to find out that the cinnamon sugar topping topped 24 muffins exactly! Many recipes seem to overdo the topping and I end up with a lot extra, but not this one - no waste here! Thanks for a great recipe!!
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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2013
These were absolutely delicious! I love asparagus just plain steamed, but this really added something to it. In fact, my mom was here for dinner when I made this and she is not an asparagus fan. At least she wasn't until she tried this recipe... she even went back for seconds!
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Home-Style Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2012
These deserve more than a 5-star rating. I made them EXACTLY as the recipe stated and they were by far the BEST scalloped potates I have ever eaten! I thought the 5 cups of milk seemed like a lot, but I was wrong, it was perfect. If it helps, 6 cups of thinly sliced potatoes was about 2 pounds of peeled potatoes, that's what I went by and the consistency was perfect! The key is to let them set up for maybe 10 minutes or so after you take them out of the oven, the sauce thickens to perfection... I can't stop eating them!
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Cabbage Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2012
I followed this recipe EXACTLY to instructions. I did not change a thing and my whole family, including myself, LOVED it! I have a 3-year-old and an almost 2-year-old who gobbled their sandwiches up, not having a clue there was cabbage, celery, or green pepper in it. This will be the recipe I use when I have leftover cabbage... not only is it healthier, but it actually tastes BETTER than a lot of sloppy joe recipes I've tried! Give this one a try, you will be amazed! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
I just tried this recipe for the first time yesterday, and I made more today (a double batch this time!) I only used the quick-cooking oats and chocolate chips, because that's all I had on hand, but they turned out great! I'd like to try honey on the next batch instead of corn syrup, and maybe some chopped almonds and dried cranberries. So easy to make and have on hand, I love this recipe! UPDATE (5/30/12): I can't even count how many times I've made this recipe (or how many times I've been asked for the recipe), a family favorite for sure! I now use honey instead of the corn syrup and we have not been able to tell a difference in taste or texture!!
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Aunt Betty's French Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
It was 10 minutes before dinner and I realized I had no dressing for my salad. I quickly found this recipe - it took no time to make and it was great! I think it would've been even better if I'd let it sit in the fridge for a while beforehand, but I needed it ASAP. Everyone loved the dressing and my husband said he preferred this recipe over the store-bought stuff. A blessing in disguise that I ran out of dressing, or I probably wouldn't have found this recipe. Thanks - I will be making this one again!!
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2011
I would give this more than 5 stars if I could, they were amazing! I followed the recipe as written and they turned out perfect (although my dough was perfect after 4 cups of flour - any more and I wouldn't have been able to work with it). My husband and I both agreed, they were better than any pretzel we've had at the mall, and we really like mall pretzels! I brushed butter on them out of the oven, and sprinkled salt on half of them and cinnamon-sugar on the other half. Both were excellent, this recipe is definitely a keeper!
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Chicken Potpie

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2010
This recipe is SO GOOD! Exactly what I was looking for when I searched for a pot pie recipe. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I didn't have any thyme so I used poultry seasoning and I added a little garlic powder as well. I'm not sure if I didn't fill up my pie crust enough, but it seemed to make much more filling than what would fill 2 pies! Not that I'm complaining - it was so delicious, I think I'll use the extra to make some mini pot pies as some other reviewers suggested. The only thing I would change for next time, is I'll either use less flour or add more chicken broth. The flavor was perfect, but it seemed like it needed a little more liquid at the end. Thanks so much for a great recipe!!! I will be making this again and again.
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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2009
Thought this recipe was perfect as is! I make it every winter... love the cinnamon flavor! So yummy!
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
Love this recipe, this bread has the BEST texture! I use this recipe for cinnamon bread. I roll it out into a rectangle and sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar and then roll it up from the short end. I put it in a bread pan and let it raise and then bake. Much better than the store-bought cinnamon breads!!
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Caramel Apple Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
WOW, best caramel apple dip EVER! I used honeycrisp apples instead of the Granny Smith's because they were way too tart for me. A little bit sweeter apple went much better with this recipe. Thanks!
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Hot Pepper Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2013
I followed the recipe, including the full amount of Worcestershire sauce, and this was the best cheese ball I have ever tasted! The only minor changes I made were to divide them into 2 cheese balls (and they were still pretty big at that) and I coated them in chopped almonds since I don't like pecans. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving this year and it was an absolute hit! Not only did all of it get devoured, but I had several requests for the recipe. As others have noted, though, this is not a HOT cheese ball, but that is how we all liked it. If you want it hotter, I would suggest adding in some hot sauce to suit your taste when mixing it up. If all you've ever had is a cheese ball you've bought from the store, then you are missing out - you NEED to make this recipe, you will not be sorry! My only regret is that I didn't take a picture of them before they were eaten... they were picture perfect and sooo easy to make!
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Vanilla - Chocolate Powdered Sugar Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
Great recipe! I made the chocolate version. This recipe is great as is, but personal preference - I ended up doubling the amount of cocoa powder. As a result, I also needed to add an extra Tablespoon of milk to get it to the perfect spreading consistency. I mixed it with the wire whisk attachment in my stand mixture until it had the texture of whipped frosting. This is now my go-to chocolate frosting recipe - try this and you will never want to buy canned frosting again!
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Blueberry Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2013
Great smoothie! I was looking for a smoothie recipe that didn't call for bananas or orange juice so this was a nice change. I only had vanilla yogurt on hand so I used that and I also used honey in place of the sugar. Nutmeg seemed like an odd ingredient, so I swapped it out with cinnamon instead, which pairs really well with blueberries. Since lemon juice also goes well with blueberries, I added in a splash of that as well. Delicious!
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Baked French Fries I

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2009
These fries were soooo good! My husband isn't a huge fan of baked fries, but he even liked these! The only changes I made were to use Canola Oil instead of Olive Oil and instead of chili powder, I used an equal amount of seasoned salt. I put the fries into a plastic ziptop bag, then I mixed together the oil and spices and poured over top and mixed together. I arranged them in a single layer and then baked them for 30 minutes (I cut them into smaller fries than the recipe called for). I will definitely make this recipe again and again! Goes great with the Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers also found on this site!
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Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2014
Great recipe! I didn't have smoked ham, only packaged diced ham so I used that and I thought it worked out just fine. I kept everything else the same - the recipe is a winner as is! Next time, however, I think I will increase the flour to 1/3 cup so it is a little thicker. This soup made a wonderful lunch on a cool Sunday afternoon - I just wish I would've doubled it so there would be more leftovers for tomorrow!
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