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Banana Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
Excellent recipe. I used brown sugar and doubled the cinnamon for the streusel topping. For the muffins I used 1 tsp. of cinnamon. The texture of these muffins is perfect, the flavor wonderful and they look fantastic with their overflowing muffin tops. I was worried the muffin cups were too full, but they came out beautiful.
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Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
Great chicken! That's not something I say very often. It's hard finding a chicken recipe that I want to make again, but this is one of them. I did make a few tiny changes. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and baked them at 400 for 30 minutes. For the breading, I used Panko bread crumbs and half a packet of dry Ranch dressing mix instead of the sage. The other half of the Ranch packet went in half a recipe of "Cream Cheese Ranch Potatoes." The two recipes seem made for each other and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
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Cream Cheese Ranch Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
Love these! They are rich, creamy, tangy and very flavorful. I used red potatoes and left the skin on. I also used reduced-fat versions of the cream cheese, sour cream and margarine. I made half a recipe and used the other half of the Ranch packet in the breading for "Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken." The two dishes went perfectly together.
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Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
I was looking for a frosting to frost "Amish Cookies" from this site and this one seemed to fit the bill. Nothing beats butter for frosting and the sugar is easily adjusted for the amount of sweetness you desire. I only used 3 1/2 cups sugar and, despite that, actually had to add a little more milk to get the right consistency to pipe onto my cookies. This is a recipe I will definitely use again!
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Amish Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
Simply divine. These are probably one of the best sugar cookies I've ever made. Wonderful texture, so crisp and light. I used unsalted butter and therefore added some salt (1/2 tsp.) and they came out just perfect. I rolled them into balls and baked them until lightly brown on the bottom. As soon as I took them out of the oven, I flattened them out slightly with the back of my spatula. This gave them a nice crackled look. They don't need frosting, but I frosted them with "Butter Frosting" from this site and the combination is, like I said before, simply divine.
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White and Wild Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
This is a great side dish for fish. It's also a great starting point to add whatever herbs and spices you desire. I added 1 tsp. basil and 1/2 tsp. thyme, as well as salt and pepper. I also used chicken broth. The cooking time and amount of liquid were just right since the wild rice came out nice and tender. One thing the recipe does not mention is that you should always rinse the wild rice before cooking it.
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Creamy Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2011
This is a very nice banana bread. Since some reviewers complained of blandness, I added 1/2 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. cinnamon to the batter. I also used closer to 1 1/2 cups banana. Even with the extra banana, it wasn't as moist as I was expecting. I really liked the cinnamon pecan swirl though, which partly made up for what the rest of the bread was lacking.
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Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Nice breadsticks. Not as good as Olive Garden, but they are soft and flavorful. I made 20 like the recipe stated, but I think they were too small. It was very nice dough to work with. I was worried that it would be too much garlic powder, but it was just right. I brushed on melted butter and sprinkled parm on some. Really good with the parm on top.
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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
Very good soup, however, I would reduce the amount of broth. All of the delicious flavors of the soup are watered down by too much broth. I would recommend more like a 48 oz. carton of chicken broth. Also, use low sodium broth and add salt to taste. I made this slightly healthier by using Italian seasoned ground turkey instead of sausage and half & half instead of heavy cream. We like a little spice, but not too much, so I only added 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper. Served it with "Soft Garlic Breadsticks" from this site and it was a nice, warming meal.
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Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
There's nothing better than real whipped cream! I've referenced this recipe several times now. I like it sweeter, so I do add more sugar.
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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
Just like the name says - absolutely fabulous! I served it over a salad of romaine, spinach, grape tomatoes, black olives, feta and croutons. We loved it. I scaled the recipe back to 8 servings. The great thing about this dressing is that it is so flavorful, a little bit goes a long way, which is good if you are watching calories. I love vinegar, so I didn't mind the 'bite' at all.
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
I decided to make this recipe because it looked easy and good, and it was! I cooked it on low for about 6 hours, drained the root beer, shredded the pork, then added the BBQ sauce. I let it cook on low in the slow cooker for another hour after that. Served with German potato salad and a green salad. It was an effortless main dish!
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Authentic German Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
Really good! I used russet potatoes since that's what I had on hand, but I really should have used red potatoes since they keep their shape better. I divided the salt and added 1/2 tsp. salt to the water to boil the potatoes in and 1/2 tsp. salt for the sauce. I think this really helped to not make the potatoes too bland.
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Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
Outstanding frosting! Like a lot of other reviewers, I subbed half of the shortening with butter (real, unsalted). I made half a recipe, which was enough to frost 24 cupcakes. I used it to frost the Sweetheart Cupcakes from this site, so I added some red coloring to make it pink and added 1 tsp. raspberry flavoring. It was so easy to pipe and I was happy because the sprinkles actually stuck to the frosting!
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Sweetheart Cupcakes

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
Fun! This is a recipe that definitely needs some practice to master. I didn't do too bad for my first attempt. I did run out of the pink and red batters, and ended up with some plain cupcakes. So be sure to not add too much of the white batter to the cups. I used my 1.5 Tbsp. cookie scoop to measure out the white batter, and ended up adding some extra to each cup - I shouldn't have added the extra! Live and learn. I didn't have raspberry candy oil, so I added 1 tsp. raspberry flavoring. I frosted them with Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting from this site and added 1 tsp. raspberry flavoring to that too. What a beautiful, yummy treat for my hubby this Valentine's Day!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
Wow! If you are looking for the BEST traditional pancakes, these are it! I love how it calls for ingredients I already have in my pantry and fridge. With such basic ingredients, I was amazed at how fluffy and delicious they turned out. I did have to add a couple more Tbsp. of milk to get it to the right pancake batter consistency. If you are looking to feed more than two people, you will need to at least double the recipe. I topped them with fresh blueberries and maple syrup. What a great way to start the day!
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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
This is a fabulous recipe. This bread is so moist and full of flavor. Just as a personal preference I used 1 tsp. ginger and 2 tsp. cinnamon. I love pumpkin bread and this is one the best ones I've tried.
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Michelle's Soft Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
Amazing cookies! I followed the recipe exactly, using margarine, cream of tartar and chilling overnight (actually, it was two nights since I got busy and had to delay baking them). I rolled the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper with just the smallest sprinkling of flour on the bottom sheet. This prevents too much flour from getting incorporated into the dough and changing the texture. They truly are soft and delicious.
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
This frosting was just ok. I followed it to a tee, but it tasted too much like shortening and I had a hard time getting it to stick to the cookie. I used it to frost Michelle's Soft Sugar Cookies from this site. Maybe I would have liked it better made with butter.
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Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2011
These are absolutely wonderful! I think the combination of shortening and butter give them just the right texture. Crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I followed the recipe to a tee and I couldn't have asked for a better cookie. I made some of them smaller using my 1.5 Tbsp. cookie scoop, rolled them in balls and pressed them down slightly. The others I made using my 4 Tbsp. cookie scoop and pressed M&Ms onto the top.
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