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Frog Cupcakes

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2008
My daughter's first grade class just finished a unit on the rainforest and as a fundraiser to buy 2 acres of rainforest land, the class decided to hold a bake sale. These frogs were perfect and my daughter was so proud! Instead of sprinkling green sugar on top of the frosting, I tinted the frosting a deeper shade of green because I thought sugar on top of sugar would be a little much. I used most of an entire bottle of green food coloring. The cut of the marshmallow is crucial! Like the other user, my marshmallows kept sliding off, so I switched the direction of the cut and no longer had a problem. (It's much easier to cut the marshmallows with scissors instead of a knife.) I used red decorator gel instead of tinting the leftover frosting pink/red. The most time consuming part of the decorating is "glueing" on the chocolate chips; I used a toothpick and put the frosting right on the chip. I baked the cupcakes the day before and it took me nearly an hour and a half just to decorate them, so while they're really cute, I wouldn't make them just to make them.
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Cornbread Stuffing With Sausage

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
I had to make Thanksgiving dinner on my own and needed a stuffing recipe because I, quite frankly, have always hated it. This looked like a winner, both in prep and ingredients. I used 2 Jiffy cornbread mixes and had a fair amount leftover; Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix (I can't imagine our recipe giver Sal meant bread crumbs like Progresso), and just to save a step I took another reviewer's suggestion and used sage sausage, therefore omitting the 1 tsp of sage. I made the stuffing the day before Thanksgiving, then baked it the day of (I let it sit at room temp for about 20 minutes and then baked it per the regular directions). This dish was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner, so I decided I better see what all the fuss was about -- I could have eaten the entire pan! Delish! It had a little kick to it, don't know if that was from the sage sausage or all the onions, but wow! I will make this every year from now on!
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Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
I had to make Thanksgiving dinner by myself, and I have never eaten sweet potatoes because I didn't think I'd like them, so I needed a recipe I felt I could trust. Of course I came to allrecipes.com! I followed the recipe exactly, other than I made a mistake and added 1 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1/2 (it was fine). This is easy as can be, I made it the day before, but baked it the day of, and everyone raved about it! I thought I should try it to see what all the fuss was about....well, I might not like any other form of sweet potatoes, but I will eat these every year! Delish!!
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Baked Corn Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
I needed an extra side dish for Thanksgiving and having all the ingredients on hand (plus being an avid corn lover!), I was anxious to give this recipe a try. I assembled the dish the night before, and reduced the butter just a smudge because several of the reviews have said the butter separates and it seems in excess. My big problem with this dish is, like most reviewers have stated, the pudding didn't set for me in 45-50 minutes. At 1hr 20 it was still jiggling a bit, but I couldn't wait any longer. Due to a family delay, it ended up staying in a warm oven at my in-laws for about 45 minutes, so all told about 2 hours in the oven. When it was served, there was liquid that oozed from the bottom. I couldn't tell what it was, but I took extra care to drain the corn -- was it that? Butter? Still not cooked thru? It definitely lost points on eye appeal for me. In my preference, I didn't care for the texture of the kernel corn; I think I would prefer 2 cans of creamed corn. As a whole, the flavor was nice and my son loved it, that's why I was generous with 3 stars, but it wasn't enough of a winner for me to make again.
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Easy Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2011
In full disclosure, I should say that I really only like white gravy. That being said, I had to cook Thanksgiving dinner by myself and new that wasn't an option, so this looked like a great choice. I made a couple of technical errors that may have effected one of the problems I had with the gravy -- first, I forgot to let the broth come to a boil before I added the cream of chicken, and second, I didn't warm my milk. All of the reviews I read said they had no lumps, but I did -- not from the flour, but from the cream of chicken. They were small, and I tried to strain them all out but still some of the slipped thru. No one but me even noticed. The main issue for me was the saltiness. Many reviewers discussed this, so I reduced the salt by nearly half, and I still thought it was salty -- I don't think I've ever said that in my life! I'm giving this 4 stars because everyone seemed to like it, but just for the salt factor alone, I will look for another turkey gravy.
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
I don't have it down to a science yet, but even without it being perfected, I know the taste will be WONDERFUL! The hints I can offer from my first time making it: quality popcorn probably does make a difference (I had store-brand on hand, so that's what I used - a lot of my kernels didn't pop); I used 2T oil & 2T butter to = the 1/2 cup of oil that's called for, but I'll cut back next time; DEFINITELY do the 3 kernel test; I kept my heat between medium/medium high the entire time and had the slightest of burning issues, but it was more from a lack of vigorous shaking; have your sugar and popcorn already measured out and ready to pour in so you can start stirring right away and get the lid on. I am testing this recipe out to give as a favor for a baby shower, so I added food coloring. If you are doing this, add it at the same time you add the sugar & popcorn. I don't know how much I added, it was more than I planned, but it does not entirely cover the popcorn. There's a lot of white leftover, but it still looks nice. You'd go thru a lot of bottles to get every bit colored. My kids loved it; my husband & I can tell the potential for greatness is there, I just need to do a bit of tweaking. Still, for my very first time making it, I give it 5 stars because it's good, cheap, and homemade!
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