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Stef's Super Cheesy Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
Mmmmm-hmmmm! Loved it! I followed it exactly, only I halved it to make four good-sized servings. It was a big hit here- dee-lish-ous!!! Thanks STEFANY21- I will be making this often!
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Croquettes

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2012
I made these tonight for my daughter and I. They are tremendous!!! I followed the recipe exactly- did not change a thing. Of course, these are only going to be as good as your leftovers are, so be sure you use the stuff you love! I had a bit of a problem with the first two I made, as they were a bit too big and didn't want to hold together (although they did- just barely!). So I made the rest a bit smaller. I can't describe how wonderful these are- crispy, crunchy; just perfect! My daughter asked if these can now be one of our holiday traditions. Yes ma'am- NO problem there! Thanks so much Pam- 3BoysMama...these are definitely a keeper! :)
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Fried Broccoli

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2012
Three out of the three people I fed this too wandered back into the kitchen for more, and were sorely disappointed that it was gone. A ringing endorsement, especially for a vegetable! I followed this exactly, only I did use fresh broccoli. Quick, easy and different from the norm. Great recipe :)
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Forgotten Cookies II

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2012
I just adore these! They are so cool- light as air, kind of hard on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did add about 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar. You should start with room temperature egg whites...I got mine in the bowl, and let them sit for about 30 minutes. Cold whites means more mixing time. Add the sugar veeerrrrryyyy slowly, and you really must mix and mix and mix- it takes quite some time. Do not stop mixing to take a break- keep that motion going nonstop. Patience is key- if you rush these, you will NOT get the results you want! I have a gas oven and had no problems- just make sure you give it plenty of time to preheat, and then don't be tempted to peek- that lets the heat escape. These came out perfect for me, and I am delighted! I am going to play around with the add-ins (cranberry and almond maybe?), and will definitely color some from Christmas! Fantastic recipe DOGIRL- thanks for sharing :)
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Mike's Mushroom Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2012
WOW! If you like mushrooms, even just a little bit, you must try this! It is soooooooo gooooooood! I followed the recipe exactly, only I halved it since there were only three of us eating. Luckily I have enough stuff to make another one tomorrow! No need to saute the mushrooms- they cooked up perfectly. Incredibly tasty. Thank you JMSS- this will be a usual suspect in my house :)
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Puff Pastry

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2012
I was intimidated to try this, and doubted my ability to pull it off, so I halved the recipe. I wanted to be sure I was understanding the rolling and turning process correctly, so I watched a video on You Tube. In that video, the lady added 6 tablespoons of butter to the dough itself, and therefore used less to make the disk with. She also suggested allowing the dough to rest overnight in the fridge. I followed that, but followed the rest of this recipe as written. My kitchen was warm, so I was only able to do one turn at a time, putting the dough back in the fridge for a half hour between each turn. In the video I also learned to use a pastry brush to brush off the excess flour as you are folding it. I am not sure of the importance of this step, but thought I would pass on the tip. To my utter amazement I had absolutely no problems with this recipe at all- the dough rolled beautifully, and the butter rolled right along with it, without breaking through. It is time consuming to be sure, but I did not find it difficult. I used half of it right away to make the Praline-Pumpkin Mousse Cornucopias from this site. I put it in the oven, and waited with bated breath. My heart nearly skipped a beat when I saw that my pastry did in fact puff! Total, rockin' success! Buttery, flaky, delicate perfection! Thank you "your mom" for the recipe- I love it :)
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Praline-Pumpkin Mousse Cornucopias

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2012
I have been bumped up from merely being "deviled egg girl" to also being "dessert girl" this Thanksgiving, an honor I intend to do justice, so I gave these a trial run tonight. The instructions are very clear, and the video makes them even more so. Since this is a sponsored recipe, I probably shouldn't mention that I made my own puff pastry for this endeavor, but there, I said it! The filling is amazing- who knew something so simple could be so wonderful? I need to invest in a pastry bag and some tips as I have nothing but trouble with the snipped bag method. Others don't seem to, but I can never get it right. Therefore, for the big day I think I will use a small spoon to fill the shells most of the way, and then use the bag to attempt to make the lovely flourish at the end. I will also make my own caramel sauce instead of the jarred kind. I can not say enough good things about this dessert- incredibly delicious, delicate and flaky, and impressive and professional looking to boot. And simple! Unbelievable how easy! As others have stated, once you know the method, the possibilities are truly endless- and I don't know about you, but I find that exciting! I can't wait to make my debut as dessert girl this Thanksgiving- I will be so proud to serve these :)
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Stuffed Pepper Soup II

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2012
This is great! I did make a couple changes. I doubled the vegetables, meat and rice. I used diced tomatoes and spicy V8 juice as those are what I had on hand. I used beef broth instead of water, and I added a couple of dashes of Montreal steak seasoning. I omitted the sugar and cinnamon. If had just been for me, I would have considered trying it, but my man does NOT like even the slightest hint of sweetness in savory dishes, so I didn't chance it. I did end up adding more juice and some water since I doubled the ingredients- maybe about a 1/2 cup total...I wanted this thick, and it was. Filling, comforting and incredibly tasty! I highly recommend the spicy V8 if you like a little kick to your soup! Thanks for a great recipe Barb- I hope you don't mind me tweaking it a bit to suit my family :)
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Alice Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2012
Mmmm!!! I made this as written, except I cooked the chicken in my grill pan on each side for about 5 minutes. I then put it in a casserole dish, topped it (bacon, then mushrooms, then cheese) and baked in the oven at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. (my broiler is on the fritz, or else I would have used it!) I made the Honey Mustard Dressing II from this site to go with this- it is amazing! I did marinate the chicken for about 4 hours...longer may have been even better. The only reason I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 is the chicken itself is a little bland. It needs something to take it over the top. Next time, I will try it with seasoned salt...or just a pinch of salt and pepper would probably do the trick. Amazing dinner, really something special!
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Honey Mustard Dressing II

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2012
I made this as written, tasted it, and immediately tripled the batch! It is creamy and yummy, a perfect balance of flavors. I served it alongside the Alice Chicken recipe in place of store bought, and it could not have been better. I am so glad I made extra- I can't wait to try it on my salad tomorrow!
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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
Yummy! Very, very yummy! I ended up with enough batter to make 6 mini cupcakes in addition to the 12 regular sized ones, and I filled the cups pretty much to the top. That was the easy part. Then I got to the frosting, and it was a bit of a disaster. I assume I did not beat it long enough, even though I set my kitchen timer to ensure I went the whole 7 minutes. It looked to me as though peaks were forming, but apparently they weren't stiff enough, as the result was a VERY runny frosting! So I set to work trying to thicken it by adding powdered sugar. I stuck it in the fridge for awhile, and it set up somewhat...still, I ended up with more of a glaze than a frosting. Since the glaze/frosting was sticky, I went ahead and put some mini marshmallows on top and put them under the broiler as directed. They taste amazing! I am sure the frosting error was mine, and I will try again, making sure stiff peaks form before I proceed. Also, next time I think I will up the spices just a notch, because I love the spicy flavors of Fall so much! Thanks for a fun and scrumptious recipe Doughgirl8 :)
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Slow Cooker Au Jus Pot Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2012
This is really very, very good. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did slice an onion and minced a clove of garlic and put them in the crock pot under the roast. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. Well, I should say I didn't measure the spices or the Worcestershire sauce...I just eyeballed what looked good to me. Next time I may thicken the gravy, but this time I just ladled a big ol' spoonful over my portion...so moist, so tender and so tasty! 5 stars and a tip of my hat to you, crancherry :)
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Gunline Coffee

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2012
Okay, I must say that having been a barista for several years, I am a bit of a coffee snob. As such- instant coffee is a big no-no. Plus I like my coffee black...nothing at all in it, or I have no interest. Still, I was thinking about making this to give as gifts with my baked goodies, so I wanted to try it for myself first. And I am glad I did, because it is amazing! So perfect after a long and chilly day. I am totally hooked! In anticipation of not really caring for it, I bought the cheapest instant coffee, hot chocolate mix and creamer I could find, and it is STILL incredible. Not only will I be putting this in my holiday gift baskets, I will be making it for myself and my daughter (a Starbucks fanatic) to enjoy throughout the winter. Thanks for a terrific recipe CATWALK16 :)
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Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2012
These are very good, and I am saying that without having put the bacon on! I had cooked and crumbled bacon leftover over from another meal which I had saved just to make these, only to discover it was eaten. Still, these were delicious, and perfect with the roasted chicken I made for dinner. I will be making these again, and rest assured, I WILL add bacon!
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
I am very pleased with this recipe. I did cut the sugar in half, thinking I could add more after tasting if I thought it necessary, and I did not. I used one cup of white sugar and one cup of brown sugar. I do not care for cooked apples, so I am not the best judge for the taste of things like this- so I had my boyfriend try it, and he ended up getting a little bowl and having a couple of spoonfuls straight up! I have canned the rest to give as gifts, and I am getting ready to start another batch tonight before I go to bed. Thanks for a great recipe Terri :)
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Cranberry Wreaths

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2012
This was an adventure! First- I was out of AP flour, but since I have been dabbling in gluten free baking I had some rice flour on hand. I subbed that for the AP flour, and it resulted in a lovely dough, but one that did not rise, and also there was no way I was folding it without it cracking. Second- in a strange twist, I had no oranges (when I almost always have them) but I did have Cointreau (when I almost never have liquor)...so I subbed that in for the orange. Those were my only ingredient changes. After a rather comical couple of minutes trying to chop the rollie-pollie cranberries, I put them in my blender to chop them. I was careful to pulse until finely chopped, but not completely mashed. Now I was at a loss as to what to do with my dough. Ultimately, I rolled it into balls, flattened the balls into rounds, then spread some cranberry filling on half the rounds and topped with the remaining rounds. I crimped them together, brushed with an egg wash and baked them. Then I topped them with the frosting, which I added a 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to in addition to the vanilla. These turned out incredibly, amazingly good- kind of like a super fancy Pop-Tart! I have every intention of making these again the proper way, but I am so happy I was able to turn what could have been a failure into a delectable success. I do believe when I make this again, I will still sub the Cointreau for the orange- it gives such a lovely depth of flavor. Overall, a must try!!!
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Creamed Spinach

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2012
This was very yummy! The only thing I did different was I used heavy cream in place of the milk. Otherwise, I followed it to the letter, and it was quite delicious!!! :)
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Mini Meatloaves

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2012
We really, really enjoyed this! I loved the individual serving sizes, and my daughter, who claims to hate meatloaf, begrudgingly took one because it was "so cute" and ended up eating the whole thing and going back for another :) I can't fathom having meatloaf without onion, so I diced up a small one and tossed it in. I also added just a pinch of pepper and a dash of garlic salt. I could totally see adding some bacon and making these into little cheeseburger loaves, just to change things up a bit. Absolutely wonderful they way they are though. Thank you Tonya Swope- this will be in my Fall/Winter rotation for a go-to comfort food fix!
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Crustless Cranberry Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
This is...odd. But in a really, really good way. I used pecans instead of walnuts just because although I KNOW I have walnuts in the freezer, I could not find them! Also, I used half a teaspoon almond extract and half a teaspoon vanilla. Otherwise, I kept it the same, and tossed a couple extra cranberries on the top. It is tart and sweet...just very delicious. And it couldn't be easier. My boyfriend and I each went back for a second slice, and he is thinking about a third. I think it would be lovely after a heavy holiday meal :)
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Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
Well, this is a simple recipe, but a delicious one nonetheless. And, really, I wasn't even thinking of using a candy bar when I was looking for a hot chocolate recipe, so I thought it was a great idea. I used 3 fun sized Hershey bars to make it extra chocolately. Also, I just heated it up in the microwave to avoid washing more dishes. I just heated, stirred and repeated until hot. Topped with marshmallows. Perfect for a chilly Fall day :)
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