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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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Cranberry Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
A word of warning to viewers... don't substitute orange extract for the orange zest. I was out of oranges so I decided to use orange extract. The alcohol reacted with something in the recipe and the dough turned a bluish-green color. The scones tasted ok, but they were so hideous colored that I had to throw them out.
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Orange Bow Knots

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
I made these last night. I used butter instead of shortening as I had none on hand. My only complaint is that they needed more orange flavor and sugar. Without the icing, they tasted like a regular roll, the orange flavor and sweet was barely noticeable. But that may be just me, I like strong flavors and sweets. Next time I will increase the sugar and add some orange extract. You can leave out the orange and make the garlic knots with this recipe; like the ones served in some pizza restaurants. Just have some minced garlic and olive oil for dipping.
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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
This is a great way to have turkey for sandwiches when you don't want that fake sliced stuff sold in the stores. I didn't add the can of turkey gravy because to me, the stuff just looks awful in the jar or can. I just used the juices from cooking the turkey breast to make my own gravy. I love the fact that I can put this in a slow cooker and forget about it, almost no work or cleanup at all.
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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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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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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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Caryann's Wild Bear Barbecue Slow Cooker Country Supper

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2011
For the man or woman who loves a challenge ! Wild game must be cooked thoroughly, so use a meat thermometer to test.
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Mocha Coffee

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
This recipe blends better if you heat the cocoa, sugar, and milk in a saucepan to make a chocolate syrup, especially if you want to refrigerate the mocha coffee, to drink it later, cold. Otherwise, you end up with alot of the cocoa powder on the bottom of the container. I use this recipe to make cold mocha coffee and add more milk to it, to suit my tastes.
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Creamy Carrot Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
This was great and I am not much of a fan of carrots. I hate raw carrots but can tolerate them cooked. I did not use 1/4 cup butter, I only used about a tablespoon to help cut calories. I also used fat free half and half instead of heavy whipping cream, since I had the half & half on hand. It still turned out great. I did make one mistake however, I forgot the recipe steps and put the rosemary in while the soup was simmering instead of at the end. It made the rosemary taste more noticeable, so if you don't want a strong rosemary taste, add it at the end like the recipe states. Also, if you don't want to puree the soup with a hand immersion blender, you can eat it just as it is. I actually halved it and had it both ways, one a puree, the other more like a stew minus the meat. It was great either way. This is also a very economical recipe for anyone wanting to save money. I don't buy carrots bagged in plastic, I have found that they are cheaper at the grocery store when you buy them singly by the pound. That way you get just what you need and none go to waste, forgotten in the bottom of your refrigerator. (Besides, I try to avoid food bagged in plastic anyway. Who came up with the idea of putting fresh produce in plastic? I buy all produce sans plastic and carry it in the store on top of my cloth bags in the cart.
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Brownie Biscotti

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
This is a great recipe but I would like to know how to give it more chocolately flavor. I followed the recipe exactly but I would like more of a chocolate flavor. Maybe if I dipped them in melted bittersweet chocolate next time. I guess the name made me think it would taste more like a brownie, but this tasted like a cookie with some chocolate flavor.
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Homemade Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
It may cost you more to make this based upon the cost of heavy cream in your area. It may be less expensive if you can find real cream from a farmer in your area. Some kids love this project...pour in a jar and let all the kids take turns shaking the jar. Good laughs and builds muscle too. I love this recipe. Anything that I can make at home fresh is great !
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Buttercream Icing

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
This frosting was really great. I am in sugar overload ! I did as one reviewer suggested and used all butter, no shortening. I also used heavy whipping cream instead of milk. Word of caution though. If you are frosting a 2 layer cake, you need to double the recipe. I made this with 4 cups of powdered sugar and it was not enough to frost my homemade checkerboard cake. I only had enough to do the top of the cake. I was out of butter and so for a finish, I made homemade ganache and poured it over the whole cake.
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Moroccan-Style Pork Shoulder Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
This was a great recipe. I cooked it in my huge cast iron pot with the lid on it. It was great and I really loved the sauce. The only thing I did not like was cooked plums. I love prunes in desserts, etc. but for some reason the taste and texture of them in this recipe was not that great. Next time I make this I will definitely leave them out and maybe substitute something else in their place. I did not feel that it needed more salt. I don't usually add alot of salt to recipes anyway. The only thing I did differently was that I used regular coconut milk instead of the lite. Most "lite" products like milk etc. use chemicals to remove the fat which seems more unhealthy.
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Jbird's Authentic Sweet Vinegar BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2011
I use this recipe as a "base" to add other ingredients. I think the salt and pepper measurements must be wrong--4 cups of liquid yet 1/4 cup black pepper and 1/2 cup salt? Sounds like that would choke a horse ;) I use the 3 cups apple cider vinegar, ketchup, throw in some salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and use honey or molasses depending on what I have on hand. I use this as the liquid to cook my pork in a slow cooker. Our family loves it and uses this recipe to create their own sauce by adding ingredients that they like.
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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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