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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2012
Third times a charm. First two times I made this were good and each time I tweaked it based on reviews but NOW I got it! 1.I used fresh broccoli and used about 1.5lbs. I used about 20oz of velvetta instead of 16. 2.Added some salt and pepper and would have used some fresh garlic had I had it. 3. Reserved some of the chicken broth for the cornstarch slurry. 4. I used half and half for extra richness. 5. At the end I stirred in about 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar. REALLY good and on the thick side which I personally like. It reheats well and I freeze some in baggies for quick lunches. It makes A LOT! And I have a family of 5! I think there is nothing wrong with this recipe it is just personal tastes that make people unhappy with it. Technically this is written correctly in the order of steps and ingredients. I just like mine a little cheesier. I used frozen broccoli the first time and that was fine to so if you don't have fresh don't stress about it.
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Crazy Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
I made this for a friend who is watching his cholesterol. It was wonderful. I added about 1/2 cup or more of mini choc chips. When warm it is especially good. I frosted one half with store bakery icing and the rest with a coconut extract flavored version of the supermarket bakery frosting. It was GREAT with the coconut flavor. I will make this again. It tasted just slightly different then a cake mix and will be a great sub. when I don't have a cake mix around. My friend is going to adore the fact that I was able to make him something with no eggs. I made this in a bowl but still used the 3 well method and make mini cupcakes and standard cupcakes with it. I got 48 mini's and 14 standard from this size batch.
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Cooky Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2011
Love these! They make so many so it is great for sharing and still having enough at home. They have a very nice texture on the outside(all that butter and oil). Remind me a lot of Ranger cookies. They taste like GOOD supermarket bakery cookies. I only had about 1/2 cup of pecan chips and they were great. I would like big pieces of walnuts but they are not for everyone. Someone says they are chewy, maybe if I used butter flavored shortening or maybe margarine but not with Butter. They are definitely a crispy butter texture. My hubby wants choc. chips in them as I see some others did.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
My daughter made these at Christmas and hers were big, fluffy, soft and delicious. I made them on my day off and chilled them for two days till I needed them and they were fine but did not come out big and fluffy. I don't know if it is because I chilled it too long or not. They tasted really good. My daughter and I tweaked the recipe and we added and extra cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup powdered sugar. I had no problems with extra sticky dough like some complained about. They taste really good and I will just try and cut them thicker.
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Frosted Corn Flake Cereal Clusters

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
I followed some user suggestions and did 1 cup PB and 1 bag butterscotch chips. I poured in frosted flakes till I thought the consistency was what I wanted so I don't know how many cups that was. I had to put them in the fridge to set up but it was worth it. They are fantastic and so easy to make. A great little item to take to work.
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White Chili I

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
I liked this a lot. I thought I had green chilis but I only had diced, canned , jalapenos so I used that which made it really spicy. I forgot the cliantro(whoops) and I added a little chili powder. I used my stick blender to puree up some of the soup because all those beans would have scared off my kids and hubby, which made it less broth like. I simmered it for about an hour and then used a little cornstarch slurry to thicken it. It was very thin. I served with shredded pepper jack and crushed tortilla chips. It was more like a spicy chicken soup with beans. My whole family ate it and liked it. I was pleased. It tasted like something from a restaurant. I wish I had not forgotten the cilantro. I also think it would be good with a can of diced tomatoes with green chilis in it.
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Pasta Carbonara I

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
LOVED IT!! I will make this over and over. Not lo-cal but oh well. I used a combo of recipes and this was the closest to what I did. I used more then a half a pound of bacon and I did like the texture it gave by cutting up the bacon first instead of just crumbling whole pieces into it. I cooked some sliced baby ports. and diced onions in the bacon fat. I whisked in about 3 TBL of butter into the drippings. I whipped about 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup grated parm into the 1 egg and 3 egg yolks. Tossed the pasta into that and then threw it into the pan for a minute or two and kept it moving. I did not get this creamy like sauce but the taste was out of this world. I could not stop eating it.
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Sour Cream Banana Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2009
This was really good. I used chocolate chips instead of nuts and I used brown sugar in the filling. I doubled the banana. It was very moist and I only had it lightly covered with plastic wrap. It was not even tightly covered. We ate on it for three days in the morning on a camping trip while we waited for breakfast to be done. It was great in this facet and I think I would consider it to be more of a breakfast item then a snack cake. I will double the recipe next time although the short pieces were kind of nice. I did not top it at all. It may have been nice with a drizzle of a white glaze but I liked it the way it was. I had trouble telling how much was half of the batter so when I added the second half over the filling , it kind of bled through.
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Wiener Schnitzel

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2009
This worked really well and the breading stayed on which is always my biggest goal with breaded meats. I think that if I made my own bread crumbs instead of using canned and maybe used lard or a butter/shortening blend it would taste very authentic. It did make me crave the lemon slice that is served on it in my region of Germany. I will use this recipe again. I seasoned the meat and used thin cut pork chops.
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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2009
I gave this 4 stars. It was SO easy and great for a quick weeknight meal. The chicken was a little bland even though I did season it with garlic and italian seasoning to. Next time I will cut up some italian sausages and put in there as well. It was really eye appealing. I had to use stewed tomatoes because I was out of diced. I don't think it made a difference.
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Lemon Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2009
I did not like this at all. It was not inedible and one of my kids kind of liked it but to me it was a waste of ingredients. It baked up beautifully and I was very excited. I used the pan suggested because they said that could change the taste ratio. The lemon flavor only lasted a second and then you were just left with this bland dense cake. I was terribly unhappy and will not make this again.
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Chocolate Earthquake Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2009
This is great. I was looking for something to make for a birthday when I knew I would not have time to frost something before we went out. I looked this up at work, went to the store, put it together and put it in the oven. I actually left the house with it hot. I love something that does not need to be frosted. Everytime I make it, it comes out different and usually takes longer then 50 minutes. Sometimes it all just sinks to the bottom but still tastes great. I have started using a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of German chocolate. My sister in law loved it on her birthday and now makes it for all kinds of things. She also makes it in cupcake form and has dyed the cream part red on halloween to imply something gruesome. :)
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Hash Brown Casserole III

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
This was pretty good, and like others said, not heavy like others. It was not a big hit with my hubby or kids and they haven't asked for it again but I liked it. I would make it again.
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
This was really good, I served it for a catering function. I have made it several times and when I made the recipe I used 1 box yellow cake mix and 1 box chocolate pudding. I didn't like the bright yellow color when I first made it. It looked like any other bundt cake. The chocolate pudding gave it a homemade look. I used more glaze then it suggested to really get it to soak in. I took it out of the pan while still a little warm and then wrapped them in plastic wrap right away. After cooled at room temp I put it on a cookie sheet and soaked it in the glaze and let it sit, loosely wrapped. This let the glaze soak in from the bottom to. I then made a irish cream sauce which i poured over it. Delicious! It came out really moist when I did it this way. THe traditional way the recipe states made a great cofee/snack cake.
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German Chocolate Cake Frosting II

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
I added 1.5 tablespoons of cornstarch likeother suggested. It was pretty thick but spreadable. It definately needs to be put on the cake while warm because it sets up fast. I really liked it, I will add some salt to the frosting next time I make it. I think it would be good for cupcakes.
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Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2009
This was ok, not as much of a differnt taste as I was expecting. There was nothing wrong with it. It was very smooth.
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Pumpkin Coconut Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
This was a big hit at my work but I wasn't the most fond of it. It was a little to spicy for me and I usually will eat anything that has pumpkin in it, so a I am used to those flavors. I'm not sure why I wasn't thrilled with it. I did cook it in a shallow cake like pan and cut it into squares so people could eat it by the bite instead of the slice.
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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2008
This did not taste tangy like sour cream at all to me and I think it was too thick to spread so I thinnned it out a little bit and I actually used a ton more sugar to make it bigger. It was ok though and it held up.
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Kat's Alfredo Potatoes

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
I really liked this. I really need new side dishes so I am thrilled that this was good. I used a 32oz pkg of southern style hasbrowns (chunks not shredded), I used mozzarella and mixed cheese instead of swiss. I could really taste the cayenne pepper andI will probably use less onion next time or I will cook the onion first. I used less then 1 jar of sauce to cut down on some of the calories and I would like to try and make this local. It was great a few days later to. I would like to make a meat casserole with this as a base. I may use shredded next time since some of the potato chunks were a little bland when bit into.
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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2008
I love this recipe! I am so glad to have something new for my family dinners and the only thing extra I will ever need to buy is the bacon bits and green onions because I always have all the other ingredients at all times. The ingredients blended together so well to make a delicious tasting sauce and I am glad I used a thick teriyaki sauce so that I could taste it. I noticed some people said they would add more next time because they could not taste it. Everone in my 5 person household loved it. I think I will make this for a dinner party soon. I can't wait to share it with everyone.
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