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Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2008
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I made "baked potato soup" without baked potatoes... so perhaps what I made was just Potato Soup... but nevertheless - because I didn't have any leftover baked potatoes - here's how I changed the recipe around a little and made a wonderful Potato Soup. I fried up the bacon and just kept it in as I sauteed the onion/garlic. Then I added the flour/spice mixture however I left out the salt because I always use chicken bullion in place of broth. After allowing that to cook about 2 minutes I poured in the 3 cups of water + bullion and got that boiling -- then added 2-3 potatoes cubed and boiled those until they were tender. I then used my immersion blender to mix it up a little and make it smoother and took it off the heat before adding the milk. We topped with the cheddar cheese and thoroughly enjoyed it, although I guess I can't really call it BAKED POTATO SOUP. this will go into our soup rotation for this time of year!
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Italian Seasoning II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
This was great in a pinch... I had all the ingredients on hand!
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2008
I *loved* this recipe! I hadn't tried a lot of fondant recipes before this so I was a little nervous! It was just GREAT! It is soft but after I mixed it, I just added a little more powdered sugar whenever it felt sticky. I rolled it out on waxed paper (making sure that the bottom part had a little powdered sugar so it didn't stick) then I put it into the fridge to chill before cutting it out. Worked like a charm! I'll definitely keep this recipe in my back pocket!
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Pancakes I

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2008
This is our stand alone recipe for pancakes for the past few years thanks to Cyndi for sharing... every once in awhile I'll try a different one and then I think... "why did I bother?!" and my kids really notice and ask for "the other ones!" We double it for our family with our 3 kids and we always serve our pancakes with plain yogurt and applesauce & a little syrup to give it a healthy boost.
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The Best Thai Coconut Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2008
GREAT RECIPE! I didn't have lemon grass so I substituted green onion (cut on the diagonal for presentation) and added carrots - as well. I did only use ONE can of the coconut milk because I personally find it too overpowering with more. It was easy and so delicious! I served it with spring rolls as a side.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
Not our favorite. Texture was strange and ...We'll stick with our standby from this site.
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Grill Dough

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2008
We love to make pizzas on the grill when the weather is nice - this is a good workable recipe. I always make sure to add the flour slowly to get a good consistency for kneading.
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Baked Oatmeal II

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
Pretty dang good! I did make a few changes -- (okay I made a good number of changes) based on the "too dry" comments.... I only added 1/4 cup melted butter and to that I added 1 and 1/4 cup applesauce. If I would have thought ahead I would've used apple butter instead though. I upped the cinnamon to 1 full tsp. Then instead of the craisins (I didn't have any) I added 1 cup of raisins and one Granny Smith apple (peel off) and sliced very thinly - coarsely chopped - I actually heated the milk and poured it over the raisins and allowed it to sit for 15 minutes to plump them up a bit.... Oh and I halved the brown sugar also so I only added 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet. I actually prepped everything the night before and poured it into ramekins so that in the morning we had individual portions of the special treat. Kids liked it and it was a healthy option for us as a family.
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Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2008
With all the reviews I was a little hesitant to make this recipe thinking it would be a big sticky mess... it was perfect the way it was written! I did spray the pan and also sprayed the back of a wooden spoon to help push it into the pan nicely. Then I put them in the fridge to chill them and THEY JUST DISAPPEARED! They were a sure fire hit with my kids! I think I might try to substitute the corn syrup with honey to at least TRY to make them a little healthier.
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Cream Cheese Mints

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2008
What a great base recipe - perfect for an Easter treat! I needed to double the recipe since i was making them for a crowd and made them in my food processor which was SO EASY! I used more icing sugar than was called for - possibly even double what it called for. I just added until I had a workable dough-like texture in a ball. Then after taking the dough out, I weighed it, divided it into 5 equal parts and mixed each part in the food processor in a snap. I did the colors in order so it wouldn't matter to the next color.... ie. yellow, green, blue, violet, and then pink. I experimented with rolling "snakes" and cutting them, but I had to shape them that way too.... in the end it worked well to roll out the dough and cut with a small circle cookie cutter. Mine were a little larger than a dime. I dusted them with powdered sugar and will let them sit out on drying racks for a few hours before refrigerating them.** I didn't have any peppermint oil so for a double batch I used 3 tsp of extract.** Just made these again for a kids cooking class and they were so much fun to make. Lots of great ways to use them too.... bridal or baby shower... teacher gifts... Easter... Christmas... fun & easy as long as you make sure that you KEEP ADDING POWDERED SUGAR UNTIL YOU GET A SMOOTH BALL.
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Almond-Crusted Halibut Crystal Symphony

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
I had read the reviews that said this was too much work, but really boiling it down was simple - i could do that without even watching it... from there you just added the cream and butter. Simple! The recipe just looks intense but it's not hard! I only gave it 4 stars though because I did end up having to add a little salt/pepper to add to the flavor. I also added a little chicken bullion to give it more "umph" - it did lack a little something.... but it was impressive and really tasty with just a few tweaks. I served it with steamed broccoli and a chipotle roasted corn salsa.... YUM!
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World's Best Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
I think that the reason mine crystalized was because I put it in the fridge to try to get it to set - I think that was my mistake. It probably needs to cool on the counter. Also - I didn't give this more stars because it seemed like *WAY* too much sugar and not enough peanut butter. I think to be fair I'll give it one more try and see if I can get the desired effect.
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Crab Quiche

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
I'm not the hugest fan of imitation crab, however, living overseas it isn't always available so.... instead of substituting real crab which is expensive anyway - I made this quiche as written (not an everyday occurence I might add! HA!) The only I did change which is standard for me is that I am unable to get a premade crust here and just can't seem to make a decent crust (I vow to learn someday) so.... I always just add 1/4 flour to any quiche recipe and *voila*...it makes a CRUSTLESS QUICHE! Super simple and always fabulous! If I could have I would have substituted the crabmeat, but even without the real stuff my 5 year old son was requesting THIRDS! ***** I also sliced the imitation crab thinly so the whole texture of it didn't bother me as much***
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Boston Baked Beans

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
This was a GREAT base recipe! I kinda "wung it" and took a bag of kidney beans and a bag of white beans... soaked them in a large bowl until they had expanded and ended up having to take some out so that I would have room in my (6 qt)crock pot. After soaking, I reserved some of the liquid and put the sauce together by taste on the stove. (I did add a touch of vinegar but not much and I also ran out of the dry mustard so I added a few TBS of dijon to deepen the flavor) After the sauce came together I poured it into the bottom of the crock pot, added a full pound of chopped bacon and 2 onions (chopped) and stirred it all together with the beans and then added a little of the reserved liquid from the water the beans soaked in to cover the beans. I cooked them on HIGH for two hours and then turned the beans down to LOW and allowed them to cook slowly overnight. When I woke up the beans tasted GREAT, but had a little too much liquid so I left them on LOW and took the lid off so that the liquid would evaporate some. I did add one more chopped onion after I turned it off for some texture. So excited! I made my first baked beans from scratch! I always wondered if I could and they taste GREAT! It's a great recipe for when you are making baked beans for a crowd. If it was just for my family - I think opening up a can of Bushes Baked Beans and adding a few things would do the trick!
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Bird Seed Energy Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
I love finding *healthy* snack choices for my family and although I usually don't try recipes that haven't been reviewed already, I thought I would try my luck... so glad I did! These were great! I did tell my kids they were "CHOCOLATE CHIP bird seed bars" and that did the trick! I did only give it 4 stars because the bars could have used a little more egg or something to stick better... I was nervous that they would taste a little "cardboard" because they only used whole wheat flour but they were fine just as written. I might try using half oil and half applesauce to cut down on the oil - if I do, I'll post an update. As is - they are great though! (they remind me a little of my PLAYGROUP GRANOLA BARS! If you like these you'll like those too.)
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
Thought I'd give this a whirl as it seemed like a breeze to throw in right after lunch for an early dinner... I actually didn't have time (I'm kinda a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl) to allow the rub to marinate overnight so I was worried that the chicken might be dry, but... IT WAS FABULOUS and *really* juicy! It was worth the time and I know I'll use the method to roast other chickens! I also used the drippings in the bottom of the pan to make a quick gravy to go with the mashed potatoes I put on the side... YUM! ONE NOTE... we have 3 little ones and I knew that the spice would be too much for them so I just used 1/2 the spice mixture on one chicken and put a more tame rub on the other chicken for them. Everyone was happy with the results!
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'It's Da Bomb' Ranch Popcorn

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
I whipped this up in no time for our family movie night (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory). Everyone loved it and it was a nice change from the norm. I did cut down on the butter (2 TBS)and it was fine. I did have a little bit of a problem with the butter/salt mixture sticking to certain pieces so maybe next time I'll have my husband stir while I pour to try to avoid that.
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Traditional Springerle

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
UPDATE! My mother called a few weeks ago and mentioned that she had tried making a variation for Valentine's Day with the zest of an orange and 1/8 tsp orange oil. AMAZING! and beautiful pressed with a springerle mold and then cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
I've been making these for over a year now and *always* have someone come up at some point of bringing them somewhere and say that they are THE BEST COOKIES they've ever had... and I have to agree with everyone else that THESE ARE THE BEST DANG COOKIES EVER! Seriously, they are amazing! I use my cookie scoop so they all come out fairly uniform and then because I do get a little particular about these cookies - I like to match them up in pairs and then put the filling in between the two cookies. These are definitely *NOT* fat free, but then - you gotta live a little! PERFECT AS IS! Thanks so much for posting this one!
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Tangy Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2007
Easy and quick marinade! The only thing I did was reduce the lime juice to 1/4 cup so it wasn't too overpowering and added a red bell pepper along with the green one. I poked holes in the chicken breasts to allow the marinade to soak in better and then threw the chicken and cut up veggies into a ziplock bag. When we were ready to go, I emptied everything into a strainer - took out the chicken and my husband grilled it on the BBQ while I sauteed the veggies. Served with: avocado & sour cream on the side -- SO DANG GOOD! We also had a bean/corn salsa which I hope to add to this site. I'll call it Brooke's Bean & Corn Salsa.
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