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Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting
I tried this twice in the last couple of days. I prefer 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. Also I cut back on the confectioner's sugar (6 cups instead of 8). And because I cut back on the sugar, I also used only 1/2 the whipping cream. It came out much better than my first batch in which I followed to the letter. Next time I make this I think I will cut down to 5 cups of sugar and see how it works out. This recipe is huge, so you may want to scale it down otherwise you will end up with too much.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2010
Real Hummus
This is a great recipe. I followed ROYHOBBS' updated recipe pretty closely, but instead of the raw garlic gloves, I used 3 cloves of ROASTED garlic that I had leftover in the fridge. I've used raw garlic in the past, but I find that by day 2 or 3, the garlic gets too sharp and overpowering and will give you super garlic breath! Roasting the garlic will keep the hummus mellow tasting. I added about a heaping 1/2 tsp of cumin and found that to be enough. Another tip: If you have the time (and patience) -- slip the skins off the garbanzo beans. Just pop them off by squeezing the bean through your fingers. This will make your hummus ultra smooth. A famous chef once recommended this. I do this sometimes, but not always.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2010
Super Easy Stir-Fried Cabbage
I usually make this when I have left over coleslaw mix. It is quick and easy. I sometimes add a couple drops of sesame oil or some sesame seeds for variation.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2009

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