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No Bake Cookies V

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2010
Very good recipe! I used the microwave rather than the stovetop. Bringing the mixture to a boil, then checking every 30 seconds with the instant-read thermometer to get to soft-ball stage (235)!
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Honey Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2009
This is a good bread for sandwiches. I heated the wet ingredients in the microwave, stirring every minute until, my thermometer read 125 degrees. My only change was to add Vital Wheat Gluten (the box says to use 4 tsp per loaf) to the dry ingredients. I also allowed for one extra rising time. 30 minutes was all the time needed to bake. Cutting with an electric, serrated knife made for clean slices!
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Banana-Chip Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2009
Very Moist! I pureed the banana in the blender with the other wet ingredients & brown sugar; then added them to the dry mixture that had been whisked together. Used canola oil instead of butter. Only had regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (not mini) and it worked!
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Apple Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
Easy and delicious! Softened cream cheese in microwave at 30% power, then whipped ingredients together with a wire whisk. Also added a dash of cinnamon. I dipped the cut apples in lemon-lime soda before arranging on the tray around the bowl of dip. The citric acid in the soda keeps the apples looking great (w/o tasting like lemon!)!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2009
The recipe calls for the cookies to be pressed down prior to cooking... I did that with half and left the rest as balls. My husband preferred the 'unpressed' ones, as he thought they were gooier/chewier. Made a double batch the next day. Experimented with taking the rolled dough balls, rolling in granulated sugar, then baking. It's all good! I did notice for the double batch, when I was done baking, there was a Tablespoon of Canola oil remaining in the bottom of the bowl. So, when doubling, next time, rather than 1/2 c. oil, will try 3oz. - Made again (4th time w/ this recipe), this time as BAR COOKIES! EXCELLENT! I had a 17" x 10" rimmed baking sheet to fill. Doubled the recipe, but only used 1/3 c. oil. Used milk chocolate chips. Baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Removed from oven, then immediately sprinkled an extra cup and a half of chips on top, let set a few minutes, then spread as frosting.
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Chocolate Glaze II

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Doubled the baking cocoa and butter. Fast, simple frosting. Used to dip Grandma's Doughnuts.
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Nacho Cheese Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Very good for a quick, simple cheese sauce. I was able to make it in a glass container in the microwave. Melt the butter first (30 sec or so on high), then add the flour. Mix well. Then slowly add milk, mixing well. Nuked on high 3 - 4 minutes, stopping each minute to stir. Once the milk was hot, added the cheese, stirring to melt. No need to cook more once the cheese is in. Easy, and no chance of scorching!
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Funnel Cakes IV

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2009
I had just finished making Grandma's Doughnuts, and had lots of Canola oil hot, begging for something else to fry. Great recipe. I mixed it up in my blender. Made excellent funnel cakes. With the remaining cup of batter, I added chopped, peeled apples and dropped by generous spoonful into the hot oil. Drained the 'fritters', the rolled in cinnamon sugar. YUM!
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2008
Followed the highly rated techniques (3 kernel test...) and have made this five times in the last several weeks. Using a high sided stainless pan, the recipe easily doubled with success. The test I used to check (before starting the recipe) was to dump the measured popcorn in the pan, if it makes a flat layer, the amount of popcorn will work.
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Chocolate Pudding Cake II

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2008
This can also be made in the microwave! Mix the dry ingredients in a glass 2 quart bowl. Add the other ingredients as listed. Then microwave at 50% power for 9 minutes, turn dish, then cook high power for 5 - 7 minutes, until the top appears dry. Delicious with ice cream!
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Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
Due to a change in plans, I got to let this marinate 24 hours prior to cooking. Great recipe. Flavorful, moist and tender. Be sure to get the rub under the skin. This got rave reviews from a die-hard: turkey-is-best-cooked-in-the-weber (grill) relative!
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Gingerbread Boys

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2005
Really like the orange zest, subtle and special! I found that if the dough was rolled to 1/4", I got the aforementioned puffy and delightfully chewy gingerbread boys. We love cookies moist, so hooray for that! Then I experimented and rolled the dough thinner, to about 1/8". These cutouts stayed more true to size, and produced a crispy cookie, suitable for hanging (remember to poke out a hole w/ a straw before baking). Other notes: paddle attachment on the Kitchen Aid had no problem mixing everything together. After only 6 hours chilling in a bowl covered tight with plastic wrap, the dough was rather stiff coming out of the fridge, but that was solved by breaking off chunks, then kneading till pliable. My first time rolling dough between wax paper... how smart is that (thanks SUGARPLUMSCOOKIES)! The fourth reroll is good as the first! Our family doesn't care for icing, but melted white chocolate pipes well for decorating! MMMmmmm... Enjoy!
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Gulliver's Cream Corn

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2005
This recipe is a family favorite of ours. Made as is, with the exception of the MSG. Yes, it is wonderfully rich, but that's why we serve it only for holiday dinners! Have only received rave reviews and recipe requests for this one!
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2005
Great recipe! I've enjoyed it for awhile now, and we really enjoy this one. To simplify and achieve a cream, smoother texture, puree the bananas and wet ingredients in your blender. Mix/sift together dry ingredients and add to blender. Puree until smooth and then pour from blender container onto griddle!
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Home Made Mayonnaise

Reviewed: May 14, 2005
Excellent homemade mayo. Simple to put together. I followed as written, was very impressed with the creamy texture! The flavor of the oil does come through, so be sure it's one you like!
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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Reviewed: May 9, 2005
Love this recipe! It's great as written, but double the sauce. Last night tried a twist to the sauce. Used apricot preserves (instead of raspberry), kept orange juice the same, used rice vinegar (instead of white wine). Delicious!
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Slow Cooker Homemade Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2005
I'm choosing not to post stars as to throw off the rating, but frankly, I was disappointed. Not in the sauce, which tasted wonderful, but in the fact the beans never finished cooking! I think the bottom line is to follow the advice of a previous reviewer & soak + boil before slow cooking. The allrecipes site has an advice section, which addresses the issue, I've pasted it below. Time your Seasoning For the most part, you can go ahead and add spices, seasonings and aromatics to your pot o' beans when you start cooking them, but there are a few things that you should never add until the end: salt, and anything acidic, like tomato products, lemon juice, wine and vinegar. Salt will toughen the skins of the beans, and acids can keep beans from ever getting soft. Once your beans are tender, you may add these ingredients to your heart's content. I'm coming back to let you know I've tried this recipe again, but soaked the dry beans overnight, simmering in the morning till soft. Worked beautifully! I will use this recipe's ratios in the future, but those beans are being cooked first!
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2004
Shazaammm! Worked the first time! After reading the other reviews, I waited to add the nuts (whole almonds) following 3 minutes of cooking on high. Reduced soda to scant 3/4 tsp. Also used the cold water test mentioned to confirm we had reached the hard ball stage. Looking forward to trying other nut combinations, and perhaps a layer of chocolate!
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2002
Bed & Breakfast quality - moist, tender and sweet! I followed recipe as written. Be sure to allow 30 minutes prep time. Also, if you do not have the 1 Tbls. pumpkin pie spice, substitute: 1 1/2 t. cinnamon, 3/4 t. ginger, scant 1/2 t. allspice, scant 1/2 t. nutmeg.
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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2002
Easy and Delicious! I didn't have chocolate frosting on hand, so I omitted the top graham cracker layer, and made a blueberry topping (similar to the Topless Blueberry Pie recipe, but with only 2 c. berries and no butter) for it. Also, the longer the dessert sits, the graham crackers become more "eclair-like". Mine sat for 7 hours, and the crackers were soft, but still identifiable. Overnight seems to be the way to go with this one!
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