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Donna Pratt

Donna Pratt
Home Town: Vallejo, California, USA
Living In: Martinsville, Virginia, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern
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Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
I literally threw away 2 other brownie recipes that I loved because this recipe was a HUGE hit with my husband and folks at church. Wonderfully rich, deep chocolate flavor. Note: I reduced the vanilla to only use 1 teaspoon because I use a high quality vanilla extract (Penzey's) and I wanted maximum chocolate flavor. The only negative thing about this recipe is that the outer edge was so hard to cut through, that I had my husband cut the brownies. Other reviewers had mentioned this, and I'm not sure what the answer is to avoid this. Trust me though, the brownies are well worth cutting away the small amount on the edge! One other tip - I removed the brownies from the oven when a tooth pick inserted into the center was still slightly wet. I usually do this with brownies as they will continue to cook a bit while cooling. I'm going to try this recipe again using 1/2 of the semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 peanut butter chips. Great recipe and one of the few I took the time to review. Thanks Brooke for a great new staple recipe for my collection!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2010
Vanilla - Chocolate Powdered Sugar Frosting
Just made this without the cocoa, with about 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese and only a bit of the milk as needed. Beat it until it was fluffy, put into a pastry bag & piped onto cupcakes. Added some Christmas sprinkles & mini candy cane. The frosting was perfect and very good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2009
Quick Chili I
This is my husband's favorite chili recipe. I made very slight changes which are: Instead of Italian-style diced tomatoes, I use Chili-style diced tomatoes (usually find this at WalMart). I use 2 cups of water instead of 1. I increase the chili powder & ground cumin by 1 teaspoon each. Instead of simmering on the stove, I put everything in the crockpot and cook on low heat for 6 - 8 hours. Makes the house smell wonderful and the flavors have that "next day" taste which I love from soups, stews & chili.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2008

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