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Hawaiian Bread II

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2011
I made this as I would a yeast bread, not a batter bread - so I added enough flour to make a knead-able dough and let it knead in the mixer for several minutes. I skipped the ginger because it just sounded a little off to me, and we didn't miss it at all. I made these into buns and they rose HUGE and made almost mini round loaves rather than buns! These had very subtle pineapple flavor and were wonderful with our chicken teriyaki and grilled pineapple sandwiches! Will make again!
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Emily's Famous Marshmallows

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2011
These were a disaster, but a tasty disaster that ended up ok after all. I completely burned the first batch, due to my brand new candy thermometer which was 60 degrees off. Go figure. I knew I should have calibrated that thing... Second batch went much better just using the cold water test. Unfortunately I was interrupted in the middle by my 2 month old, so after breaking for a quick feeding, my gelatin mixture was already beginning to set up. I tried to pour it into my egg white mixture anyways, but "pouring" was sort of a joke by this point, so it was more like gloppy spoonfuls that got pulled up into the spinning mechanism of my KA mixer. Glop got EVERYWHERE. And I do mean EVERYWHERE. My husband essentially had to partially dismantle my mixer to get it clean. I don't know how I actually got ENOUGH of the glop into the egg mixture to actually make these work, but somehow I must've! These were fantastic in cocoa and I also used them to make an AWESOME homemade peppermint mocha. (Made peppermint mallows instead of vanilla). My kids were eating them by the spoonful. Even I enjoyed them, and I actually hate marshmallows. So, despite the disasters, call me crazy, but I'm making another batch today. Only thing I'll change is to cut the peppermint extract to 1/2 tsp. One full tsp was just a little too strong for my tastes. Next project: Hot chocolate on a stick with a homemade peppermint marshmallow in between two chocolate blocks.
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Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
Delicious! The dough is a bit hard to work with - not sticky to the touch, but sticky enough to stick BAD to the rolling pin (I have a marble pin) and tear up your best efforts at rolling 1/8 in. thick dough. It's easy enough to dust the counter with plenty of flour, but I had to dust my dough a LOT on the top to keep it from sticking to the pin, and this left unsightly white flour all over the tops, which I wanted to decorate all cute like the picture. Second batch, I used unsweetened cocoa to dust the top. Better, but still not ideal. Honestly, I think a rolling pin cover is the only way to go, or covering the dough with a clean linen towel (a regular kitchen towel will leave towel impressions on your dough). If you have the stick-to-it-iveness (no pun intended) to deal with the rolling woes, the flavor of these cookies is wonderful - all gingerbread-y with a hint of dark chocolate. Followed the recipe exactly except used 4 oz. Ghirardelli 60% chips (couldn't find the bar) and used Nestle unsweetened cocoa as that was what I already had on hand. Wonderful Christmas cookie. Edit: I made a white choc frosting from 4 oz melted white chocolate, 1/2 c. softened butter, 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla, and milk - 1 t. at a time till desired consistency. Whipped together with an electric mixer and it made fluffy delicious frosting which really went well with these cookies (it's soft frosting though, so don't stack the cookies too deep unless you want cookie sandwiches!)
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Ciabatta

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
Yum-o! Made this into buns for Chicken Parmesan burgers. I don't have a pizza stone, but this was still awesome even baked on cookie sheets. I'll make it again and again!
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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
This was delicious. I used a jack-o-lantern pumpkin (the kind that are too big to be good for anything else but pureeing for recipes just like this). I 1.5x this recipe and made it in a bundt pan. I upped the pumpkin to 2 full cups and reduced the sour cream a bit (don't remember exactly how much). I also put my streusel in a layer in the middle of the cake, rather than the top (since I would be inverting it out of the bundt pan). Drizzled with a simple powdered sugar/water glaze and took it to a ladies' coffee, where it was completely consumed. (Also made some healthy substitutions such as mostly white whole wheat flour, less butter, etc. but with 2 full cups of pumpkin this stayed super moist and delicious!)
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Pizza Without the Red Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2011
I've been eyeing this recipe for quite awhile now, but haven't tried it yet. All in all, it's a good recipe. The pesto sauce is (as many others have said) delicious, and the feta gives it a nice salty bite. However, sundried tomato pesto is quite flavorful on its own, so I can't see how the addition of a truckload of garlic and some extra spices which were already in the pesto to begin with make it something extraordinary. The spinach and chicken (somehow I thought it called for chicken. Apparently not.) were a bit bland. I think more sauce would have overrided this problem though - I made a homemade crust and my pan is quite large, so maybe 1.5x the sauce would have been better for me. I liked it, hubby liked it, even the kids liked it. I'm just not sure we all liked it QUITE enough for it to be a regular. I have a different spinach pizza recipe which is more popular with my crowd, so I suspect the hubs is going to say no-go on this one again.
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Apple Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
This had really good flavor, and was easily modified to be healthier without losing any good taste. As has been said by many reviewers though, this is much more an apple cake than a brownie. Still delicious, and I love the fact that you can swap out white flour for whole wheat, sub applesauce for butter, cut the sugar, and make endless healthy changes and still come up with a sweet treat that the kids will gobble down!
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Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
The texture of this bread was fantastic - sooo soft and delicious. I thought that the dough was too sweet for breadsticks, even with the garlic parm butter, they were a bit bland, and all I tasted was the sugar. I would DEFINITELY make them again, but cut the sugar at least in half, and add some Italian herbs to the dough while mixing to bump the flavor up a bit. I used about 3.5 cups of white whole wheat flour, and the rest all purpose. Very good!
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Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
This was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it and we ate nearly the whole loaf for breakfast (6 ppl in the house). I would definitely double this next time!
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2011
I made two half batches of this (yes, I know that equals one whole batch...) :) One I followed the recipe exactly (with one exception - I used butter rather than shortening. I don't even keep shortening in the house). They were good, and I would make them again for a doughnut craving. However, KK they were NOT. I don't know if my oil was too hot or if it was the butter or what, but these cooked VERY quickly and while tasty, were not quite as light and fluffy as I'd hoped (I'm not a huge doughnut fan so I've not tasted the ol' KK a bunch of times, but these were definitely heavier). The second batch I made with white whole wheat flour and baked at 350 for somewhere around the ballpark of 10-12 minutes. They were good, definitely less "doughnut-y," but still a good breakfast fix. I made a chocolate glaze, the vanilla glaze from the recipe, and sprinkled some with plain powdered sugar. By far and about the vanilla glaze was the best, and I think had I dunked the whole doughnut into the glaze rather than just drizzled on the tops, I might have come closer to matching the "real" thing. Either way, a nice treat. The kids had no complaints! My only "complaint" is the 2 hours I'm going to need to spend working out tonight to work them off... ;)
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2011
This was pretty good. I thought it was lacking something that I couldn't quite figure out, but the rest of the family really liked it. We served with homemade tortilla chips and extra cheese. Not sure if I'll make it again - definitely needs a tweak or two.
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Zucchini Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
I actually forgot to add the topping (I know! I can't believe it!) but this bread was still yummy without it! Omitted the raisins and added chocolate chips instead. No complaints heard in this house! :)
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
This was indeed very delicious pie! I admit I had my doubts when I saw there was no cinnamon or nutmeg like my usual recipe calls for. But it was good and a nice change from the norm! I had really nice apples - 6 was plenty, and they made great pie (my last batch of Granny Smith's was disappointing). I will definitely make this pie every now again for a change of pace from the regular ol' apple pie.
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Brownie Biscotti

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
These were so good! Everyone loved them. The cook times were a tiny bit off for me, but it worked out ok. I actually didn't care for these warm right out of the oven (not that biscotti is supposed to be eaten warm, but my I like regular recipe biscotti while still hot). Once they were cooled, they were bomb! Yum! Makes a small batch, not NEAR enough for my chocoholic hubby. Next time I'll double or triple it for sure!
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2011
Really good cornbread! A little bit too sweet for us, but I'll definitely make again and again with less sugar!
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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2011
These were good, but lacked something we couldn't quite figure out. I agree with another user that oil might have been a better fit than butter. I more than doubled the zest/juice since I only had plain yogurt, and they still weren't quite lemon-y enough. Also, I cut the cooking time by 8 minutes right from the start, and my first batch STILL burned on the bottom. :( I cooked my second batch only 10 minutes total and they were perfect.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
Really yummy muffins! I doubled it and used 3 bananas and some leftover pureed butternut squash (not enough bananas), but the banana flavor was still nice and strong. I used 1/3 c. oil and 1/3 c. applesauce (in place of butter - low on butter) and 1 c. of whole wheat flour, 2 c. white. I accidentally misread the directions somehow and added the brown sugar meant for the topping into the batter. Since I had already decreased the white sugar amount by 1/3, it turned out alright. All in all, super good. My family gobbled them up!
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Elaine's Sweet and Tangy Loose Beef BBQ

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
This was really yummy, although I didn't taste anything that just wowed my socks off compared to other bbqs I've made. I used part ketchup and part bbq sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's), and found that I still wanted to up some of the other ingredients - particularly the vinegar. I ended up adding a fairly liberal squirt or two (or 5) of prepared mustard also, and that brought the "tangy" more up to our tastes. All in all, pretty yummy, I will definitely go to this recipe when I'm making bbq. Cook times are way off, as most people seem to know already. I needed to cook my meat a good 6-8 hours before it was shred-able. Definitely a 2 day process unless you get an early start!
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French Breakfast Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
Very yummy with a great texture! My only complaint was that I reduced the minimum bake time by 5 minutes just to make SURE they didn't burn, and they were still burnt on the bottom by the time I pulled them out (standard size muffin tin). So I would say definitely start checking these around 12 minutes, because by 15, they were burnt for me.
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Manicotti Alla Romana

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2011
This was really good - I made a few changes and next time I would make a few more. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and was slightly short on ricotta, so made up the difference with cottage cheese. The filling itself was a little bland, and not near enough. I stuffed less than a box and a half of shells (I could only find 8 oz. boxes) and didn't quite use what WOULD have made a 12 oz. box, and I did NOT use a lot of filling per shell. Also the sauces were very tasty, but again, not quite enough and some of my pasta was dry. Next time I will probably 1.5x the filling and the white sauce, and maybe add a little something extra to the filling to give it more flavor - parmesan or maybe a little crumbled sausage (although we're not big on sausage, so I'll probably go the cheese route). All in all, this was very good, and I suspect that when my hubby finally gets home from work this will be "My type of food!" for him. Will make again, and there are lots of ways to make this healthier!
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