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Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 regular shortening, which was very good. I have also made this with all shortening and I really didn't care for it that way - too fake. This is a really good, easy, yummy recipe and it spreads and pipes very well. I have made a chocolate version by adding melted baking chocolate squares in with the cream (4 oz for a 1/2 scaled recipe). My brother-in-law said the chocolate icing was really good, and he has NEVER complimented me on my cooking. I usually make a half portion of this recipe - this seems to be enough for a regular sized layer cake with a bit of piping. I have also made the full quantity and froze the unused portion successfully. This is my choice recipe for homemade icing.
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Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
I used italian-seasoned bread crumbs, and this recipe turned out very well! I used the same proportions of herbs as suggested (give or take...) and it really did smell and taste like the store bought stuff. I will make this again. Not too spicy for my two young sons.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
This turned out well for me. I will make this again, but will pre-bake the crust for a few minutes before adding the toppings - I prefer a less doughy texture. My 5 year old son loved making this with me.
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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2007
This was a really great recipe! I am an intermediate bread maker and don't know a lot of 'tricks', and I found this to be really easy with great results! I did not add pecans to the centre of the buns, just to the sugar/cinnamon mixture that lines the pan. I cut the roll into 12 buns so that they would fit into the 9x13 pan easier. These are best right out of the oven, but still good a few days later after a quick nuke. I loved these! (very high in calories, but worth it!)
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Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
I did not love this recipe, but one of my relatives thought it was fantastic. I think this is one of those recipes that you'll either think is great or just so-so, depending on personal preference. I was really hoping to love this, so I guess I will keep looking...
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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2006
My young family enjoyed this chicken dish and we will be making it again. I did not use bacon, as I didn't have any. It was moist, tasty and kid-friendly. I used grainy mustard instead of the 'regular' type.
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Christmas Maple Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2005
This was my first time trying to make fudge and I was pleased! I used the stovetop instead of the microwave as well, and it worked! I think that I beat it a little too much because the texture doesn't seem quite right to me, it flakes when I cut it into pieces. It still tastes good, and I have used the flaky bits in with a chocolate chip cookie recipe and they were great!
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2005
This recipe made tasty, soft yet sturdy enough for decorating with royal icing cookies! I refrigerated the dough for several hours and then rolled it between parchment paper with lots of flour. This recipe is far superior to one that I also tried from the ex-con domestic diva! (no offense to her!)
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2005
Yummy bread! I only used 1/3 (heaping) cup of sugar and I think it worked out well. These loaves rose very well, and the cooking time was right on. I made one into cheese bread and it is delicious. I still think I should have kneaded the dough more so that the bread turns out fluffier. I'm still new at this, but I would definately make this recipe again.
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Unbelievable Rolls

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2005
These rolls have a great taste and are very light, even though mine were a bit flat looking. I don't make bread very often, so I wasn't sure how much kneading is required for a "light knead". The dough rose beautifully, but the rolls weren't nice and round and puffy looking like the picture posted. I would make these again though. NOTE: I just read up on kneading technique on the Allrecipes site and I don't think that I kneaded the dough enough to get the buns to puff up. I will try this again but knead for about 8 minutes.
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Blue Ribbon White Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2005
I've been making this recipe for a while now and have finally gotten around to reviewing it. This was my first non-bread machine recipe and I felt like a genius after making it! This recipe makes really good white bread with flavour! I have also made this into a garlic and cheese loaf, as well as onion buns. This is the only white bread recipe I use.
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2005
I thought these were very tasty! I used fat-free sour cream, and reduced-fat cream cheese, and then baked them (covered) the next day. They were fluffy and not dry at all. My 10 month old and three year old ate them up, and normally mashed potatoes are very unappealing to them. I will definately make these again!
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2005
Not bad, not fantastic. I shredded the beef and then made gravy out of the broth, to be served over mashed potatoes. It looked very unappetizing. When I put it on the table my husband said to our 3 year old "shape up or you'll get seconds". It didn't taste as bad as it looked, and my 10 month old scarfed it down like he hadn't eaten in days. I will serve the leftovers on buns with provolone cheese and maybe some horseradish/mayo sauce as suggested and I think they will be very good. I just don't think I'm a big fan of anything that comes out of a crock pot. Maybe I cooked it too long???
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Meat Pie (Tourtiere)

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2005
I really liked this tourtiere recipe. I made a double batch and used 1/2 pork, 1/2 veal (just because I had some to get rid of). I also used chicken broth instead of water, and omitted the egg wash and paprika (I don't care for paprika). I will make this again but I will increase the cloves a bit. I too thought that the cinnamon dominated, but shouldn't have. Still tasty, and my 3 year old ate some! Next time I will also try to brown the meat first so that I can drain away some of the fat. The calorie count is atrocious for this recipe, but it is good!
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Pasta e Fagioli II

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2005
This soup had a very nice flavour, but I don't think that the prosciutto stood out enough to warrant it's high price. I will make this soup again but either omit the meat, or add a little of something else.
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2005
I really love this recipe, and have been making it for about a year now. I air-popped about a cup and a half of popcorn kernels and that amount seemed to be just right. I also mix and bake the whole thing in a huge restaurant-sized tinfoil pan, which I keep washing and reusing for this purpose. I also baked the corn for about 45 minutes and that worked out well for me. Not so crispy that the kernels break up when you stir it or grab some, but not so soft that it rips your dental fillings out. Very easy and very successful recipe!
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Garlic Bubble Ring

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2005
I modified this recipe, using the suggestions of other reviewers. I ditched the egg, and used only 1/2 cup of butter. I also added about a teaspoon of fresh( well, bottled) minced garlic and also some dried chives in place of the parsley. I did have trouble with my frozen bread dough - it just wouldn't rise very much. I have no doubt that if I could get my hands on some better bread dough then this would have been better. Next time I will make some dough in the bread machine. My young son really liked making this recipe with me, and it really didn't take very long. I will try this one again before giving up on it. This would be good with pasta.
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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2005
I made this as a bundt cake in a greased and floured pan. It baked for 52 minutes but I probably should have taken it out at 50 minutes. Hubby thought it was a bit dry, probably due to overbaking. I thought it had good flavour, especially for a cake made with cocoa (and not 'real' chocolate) I topped it with the satiny chocolate glaze (from this site), which was a really good match, as per previous reviewers. This cake is quite dense, so if you like more airy cakes then this is not for you! Next time I make it I will add about a cup of sour cream for extra moistness. All in all, a pretty good cake. I will still test-run other recipes, in search of 'the' perfect chocolate cake.
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Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2005
I love this cake. I have made it a few times, including as cupcakes! Yummy! I used some hot strong coffee instead of the plain water, and topped the cupcakes with the Special Buttercream Frosting from Allrecipes. I am still on a hunt for 'the' perfect chocolate cake, and this brought me a little bit closer!
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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2005
I added about 1/2 cup chicken broth and a tbsp or two of soya sauce, as per the suggestion. I thought it was really delicious, as did my husband - although he thought they were still a bit too sweet for his taste. Next time I will saute a chopped onion with the pork chop, as per previous suggestions. I am not normally a fan of pork chops, but I really did like this recipe. I will definately make them again. My three year old loved the sauce (surprise - the kid lives for sugar!)
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