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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2010
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked eating them. They're crispy and just kind of melt in your mouth. That along with the taste of the yummy olive oil (I just drizzled, so I'm sure I used more than 1 Tbsp.) and salt (I used kosher). What you're left with is the after taste of having just eaten collard greens, which is to be expected...I mean, it's kale! And I like collard greens. On the down side, your kitchen will be pretty stinky while they're cooking...which I didn't read in any of the other reviews that I read...so be warned! I got a few interesting comments from my teen-aged son! Let's just say it's very "cabbagy" smelling and leave it at that! So, my take away...I'd make them again...but not quite a 5 star recipe.
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Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
I am so glad that I tried this! After reading the reviews, I made similar changes...and added a little of my own. I did half butter and half shortening...a pinch of salt, 2 t. of clear vanilla and ended up using about 7 c. of powdered sugar. I used the full cup of whipping cream and it was the perfect consistency to decorate and pipe (although, as mentioned, it does "melt" in your hand quickly, so move fast...use small amounts, and/or refrigerate in between...but not too long, because it does harden quickly in the fridge). Okay, my special touch??? I added just a touch of butter flavored extract. It was missing that little "umf" that really makes it "butter"cream frosting. I think that was the key. I tasted it before and after, and that made it...it's JUST like good bakery frosting...and I LOVE BAKERY FROSTING!!! Decorated a barbie cake with it and it did wonderfully. Thanks, Rick!!
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Fortune Cookies I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
I decided to try these ahead of time so we could perfect them before our Christmas Eve Chinese Feast! :) I haven't tried putting the paper in yet, but I'm confident after the test run that it'll be fine. So, here's what I did...following some tips already given by others. 1. Reduced sugar to 2 Tbsp....plenty sweet! 2. Added 1/2 Tbsp. of water to batter. 3. Baked at 375 for about 7 minutes...just until edge is starting to brown and center is set. 4. FOLD quickly!!! In half like a taco shell, then pinch the edges together...then over an edge of a bowl or pan or something to form the horse shoe bend. 5. Placed in muffin tin (see my picture) to keep them from unfolding. Now, at this point, even after cooling, they are still not crispy enough to "break open". So, once we were done, I turned the oven off...and about 10 minutes later stuck the muffin tin back in and just let it sit in there and dry out. They got a little more brown (like you are used to seeing at a restaurant)...and NICE and crispy! More tips...I got 4 out of this recipe, but they were kinda big...so I think the "6 servings" is correct. I made 2 at a time on a jelly roll pan sprayed with Pam...it worked perfectly. I just formed them in my hand...wasn't too hot. Next time I think I will double the recipe and do half vanilla and half orange extract. THANK YOU for this recipe!!! I'm not trying any others...this is the one, it just needed a little tinkering to make it perfect!
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Cream Filled Cupcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
This was quite yummy...the cake could have been a little better. It just seemed to be missing something, but I can't put my finger on it. The filling was delish...and I took the suggestion of filling from the top. Worked great and then I just topped with store bought frosting. Next time I'll make my own, but it was fine in a pinch. They disappeared fast!
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Mojito

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
Very good, but needed a little more sugar and lime for my taste.
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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
This was a hit! Very moist, perfect flavor...but I did take the others advise and double the coffee/coffee liquor. Also, by accident I added 1 T. of instant coffee to the middle layer instead of 1 t...but it turned out great that way. Will be making this again! I made this for a second time and the one thing that I didn't care for the first time was how hard it was to get the instant coffee granules to "dissolve" in the middle layer. This time I added just a little hot water (maybe a Tablespoon or two) just to dissolve it, then added to batter. WAY better. Also, I used a different cake mix this time and it wasn't as good....be sure to use the "pudding in the mix" cake mix...and watch the time. Mine were done about 4-5 minutes before what it says.
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Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2007
I had great hopes for these...but they just didn't turn out for me. They were not crispy...I though they'd be more like shortbread. They were more chewy and greasy. I even waited until the next day to see if they were better after they sat...but no luck. I threw them away, and I HATE throwing food away!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
Followed others advice and used 2 eggs, which made it too mushy to form into patties...so I added more bread crumbs and used a scoop to get them on the fry pan. Once they cooked though, they were a good consistency. Cut back spices to 1 teaspoon each...didn't have the thai sauce, so added cayenne pepper for spice; then added salt and pepper to each one as they cooked...and they turned out very good. Better than the frozen ones, plus WAY cheaper and you know what's in them. Will definitely make again...thanks!
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Italian Cream Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2007
A co-worker of my husband asked me to bake for her for Christmas and she asked for an Italian Cream Cake. I had never made one, so this is the recipe I settled on. She said she didn't want coconut, so I left it out...but added 1 t. of coconut extract for the flavor. Other than than I made the cake exactly by the recipe. I doubled the frosting recipe because I wanted to be sure that I had enough left over to decorate with..and I had plenty with even some left over. You need a lot just because it's such a tall cake with the three layers. Anyway, she said everyone loved it...and that the frosting was delicious! I even took a picture of it and posted it...I was very pleased!
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