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Fudgy Brownies I

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2007
To be a good sport, I tried making this recipe again and I had the same results. They were dry and cracked on top and when I tried to slice them into pretty squares after they were cool, to take to a family function, the top cracked and the brownies fell apart into big chunks as I tried to slice them. I added more cocoa this time for more chocolate flavor and I didn't cook them as long as before so they were very fudgy and chocolately this time. If you want chunks to eat by hand or toss onto some ice cream, they are absolutely delicious this way. But I never could slice them into nice squares; they just fell apart into pieces. I will make this recipe again, but not to take to work or family get togethers as I can't get them to slice into nice pretty squares even after cooling. The tops are a thin hard layer that crack when you try to slice, underneath the brownie falls into pieces as you try to cut them. But overall, very good brownie to eat.
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Jimmy Dean Sausage Cheese Balls

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2007
I left out the onion and celery since my family does not like these in recipes. I added a few dashes of hot sauce, and I also used Smithfield's ham sausage, which is less greasy than regular sausage. I make these and serve them with mustard. None are ever left over to freeze for later ! Great party or snack food for guests.
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Mrs. Fields Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2007
These cookies were good, tasted like a typical sugar cookie, nothing spectacularly different about them. I could not cut them out with cookie cutters, even after being refrigerated for hours. The dough stayed too soft for cutters. I would recommend rolling the dough into a log shape, refrigerate, cut and roll in sprinkles. Not a good cut out cookie recipe if you are making shapes for your kids' school. I made these for a wedding; the dough was too soft, even after refrigeration. Could not use my wedding cookie cutters.
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Carolina BBQ

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2007
This is a great recipe (I'm from North Carolina where real barbecue is a pig pickin' and not something cooked on the stove top). I prefer to bake the pork shoulder, but either way is fine. You'll love it!
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Cracked Sugar Cookies I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2008
I made these for a second time and added the ingredients at the wrong time and they did not crackle on top, but they were still very good. The best cookie recipe if you want a great sugar cookie with a buttery flavor. I baked them at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes because I like them just lightly browned on the bottoms. An easy cookie to make and everyone ate them all soon after they came out of the oven ! My daughter said this is her favorite sugar cookie recipe.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2008
This is the best way to make your own vanilla extract! Don't buy those little expensive bottles in the grocery store. Make your own! So much cheaper. I bought twelve 8 inch long vanilla beans on ebay for 99 cents and had enough to share with everybody in my family! Just slice the bean, put it in the vodka and sit it in your cabinet. They say vanilla is a sexual aphrodisiac. I believe it, after a month, I uncorked the bottle to smell it and good lord, talk about a heavenly smell. Make your own, you will know what is in it, how fresh it is and it will make you feel good that you are making your own homemade products for your family. I will never go back to buying my own extract ever again. This was too easy and fun to do !
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Peanut Butter Fudge IV

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2008
Very easy to make, minimum ingredients needed. I had all these on hand and made it in no time. Very sweet. Made me want a big glass of cold milk to go with them. Will definitely make again.
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Peanut Butter Cups

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2008
I used Hershey's milk chocolate chips and with the butter and oil, the chocolate seemed very greasy and oily and did not taste good. Next time I will cut down on the butter and oil. Do as the other reviewer suggested and chill each layer before you add the next. It will be much easier and turn out better.
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Mini Parmesan Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2009
The salt measurement in this recipe is way too high! These scones would have been great but they were too salty. If you make these, cut down on the salt. They turned out light and fluffy, but nobody could eat them because the salt was too much; I used exactly what the recipe called for.
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Tiramisu Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 10, 2009
If you want to impress someone, make this dessert for them ! It was outstanding! I made my own coffee liquer by following an online recipe as I wanted to use it for a tiramisu white cake recipe. Do as other readers suggest and use more than the required number of tablespoons of coffee liquer for the crust and the cheesecake filling so you will have more coffee flavor. This cheesecake was so good, I made 2 in 2 days; one for family who really loved it so I made another one for Mother's Day to give to my mom. We all thought this was better and fresher than the Cheesecake Factory.
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Cornflake Bacon Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
I just finished baking a batch of these cookies. I cooked them at a lower temperature because I don't like cookies that are really brown on the bottoms. If you bake these too long, the corn flakes become hard and too chewy. These taste like something you would want for breakfast with a tall glass of cold milk when you don't have time for a big breakfast. I would give them 5 stars but they don't taste like a cookie that I would want for any other time except breakfast because of the bacon and corn flakes; they were good but seem like breakfast food.
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
This is the best tiramisu cake that I have ever had. I made this for my family and it was gone in a day ! The only change that I made was using cream cheese since my area grocery stores do not carry mascapone cheese, and I used Hazelnut coffee since that is all that I had on hand. I made this cake several weeks ago, and I plan to make it again this weekend as everyone wants another one, it was that good !!
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Whole Egg Mayonnaise

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
Do as one reader suggested and add the oil excruciatingly slow. I didn't do this on my first attempt and I ended up with a soupy yellow looking liquid that was nothing like mayonnaise at all.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
I love this recipe! I love brussel sprouts roasted better than boiled. When I want more variety, I add chunks of butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, etc. and bake it altogether with the olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven on a cookie sheet. Makes a very healthy vegetarian dinner or side dish. Once you start cooking with fresh vegetables, you won't want to go back to those frozen overcooked plastic microwave in the bags which are so unhealthy for you. Those bags are convenient, but peeling some fresh vegetables and roasting them, you will be glad that you did because the flavor is so much better.
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Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
I just made this recipe. It was so good I scraped the pot so I didn't miss one drop! Homemade is always so much better tasting and fresher than a bottle that has sit on a store shelf for who knows how long!! I didn't have any squares of semi-sweet chocolate squares on hand, all I had was unsweetened and bittersweet. I read online that 3 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips equals one ounce square of semi-sweet. So I used the semi-sweet chocolate chips that I had on hand and it was still an outstanding recipe. It made one pint jar full of hot fudge sauce. I know that it will not last long! I plan to use it as a topping on a peanut butter pie tomorrow then what is left in the jar will be used on vanilla ice cream or hot fudge brownies later. This was very quick and easy to make; I like it better than the bottled sauce sold in stores. In fact, the last bottled well known hot fudge sauce that I bought in a store, once I got it home and opened the jar, it was molded on top and it was not expired yet! So at least by making this sauce homemade, I know for certain when it was made and how fresh it is!!
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Pina Colada III

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
I just made this recipe with the coconut milk as described. I think it would be more flavorful and sweeter if made with the cream of coconut instead. It was pretty good, but I'm not a big pina colada fan. I think I would have liked it more, blended as a smoothie with vanilla ice cream.
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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
This is a very quick and easy vegetarian sandwich filling. I am usually a meat eater when it comes to sandwiches but this is just as tasty as eating a tuna sandwich. I was surprised, I thought this recipe would be bland but it was actually good. The flavors are similar to what you would find in a tuna sandwich--mayonnaise, onion, etc. In fact, I think I would rather make this than tuna.
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: May 30, 2011
I am a hamburger lover, but I have to say that these are a great alternative when you want a vegetarian burger. I made mine exactly as the recipe stated; I had no problem with them holding together in the skillet. I fried them in a little bit of olive oil until they were brown and lightly crispy on the outside. I think next time I will try adding rolled oats or corn for a change of pace. If you are a meat eater and expecting these to taste like a hamburger made with beef, however, it will not be the same. The flavor and texture made me think of the inside of a bean burrito--except on a bun. But they were good, I plan to make them again when I am craving a burger but have no meat on hand.
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Hershey's® White Chocolate Cinnamon Scones

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2011
I made these for my mom and she loved them. Here is a tip, however, don't bake them on a dark colored cookie sheet, use a lighter colored metal cookie sheet. I forgot and used a dark colored sheet, which made the bottoms of the scones bake up very dark quickly while the rest was still doughy and raw. I had to then turn the oven down to 300 degrees to finish baking the top part. This made them taste too dry but they were still really good, we all ate them in a day. Also, another tip, the chips melt better in a pot on the stove than in the microwave. Melting them in the microwave can sometimes turn them into dried hard flakes. Next time I make these, I will try peanut butter chips instead of cinnamon. I think these would be great with peanut butter chips and melted peanut butter chips on top.
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Coconut Granola Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2011
Don't use a dark colored pan when baking sweets. I learned this when making scones. The dark metal makes your baked goods cook too quickly on the bottom resulting in an item being burned or dark brown on the bottom and not done on the top. For great ideas in baking, follow the reviews of someone who has already made the recipe. One reader suggested a glass pan and lower temp/time. This is what I did and the results were great. I used ingredients that I had on hand, including flax seeds. These bars were better than anything that comes in a box from a store. I baked them in a glass pan, 325 degrees for 25 minutes and they were not burned or overdone on the bottom at all. Also please note that you can freeze granola bars if you have any left !
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