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Member Since: Jan. 2006
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Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Meringue Mushrooms
These mushrooms are absolutely magical. They look so real, my husband was convinced I'd gone to the farmer's market without him! The only changes I made to the recipe were in the assembly. After removing the caps from the oven, I used a pastry brush to lightly smear the cocoa powder, going for a 'wild mushroom' look. After they had cooled, I sliced the pointed tips off of the stem pieces to make them flat. One at a time, I painted melted dark chocolate on the bottoms of the caps with a small craft brush, then pressed the cut end of the stem piece into the center. As each one was finished, I placed them cap side down in empty egg cartons so they wouldn't topple over. I left them to dry for a few hours, then sealed them in an airtight container. These were perfect on our Buche de Noel, but I can't wait until next Christmas to make these again. I think they'll be great for Easter, too. Thank you so much, Holly!

56 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2007
Frosted Cereal Bars
I would like to try these again, but would use chocolate chips only for the topping. The butterscotch chips added a strange chemical-like taste that we didn't care for. A half batch of these worked well in a 9-inch pan.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2006
Supreme Strawberry Topping
Wondering what to do with those less-than-perfect strawberries? Stop right here. This is the solution! Ours were a little on the sour side, but came out sweet and beautiful in this lovely sauce. I needed to add a little more sugar than called for in the recipe, and used an avocado masher instead of a blender to make the puree. Other than that, I didn't change a thing. The vanilla in the topping is subtle and makes for a perfect strawberry sundae. Pour this over vanilla frozen yogurt, top with whipped cream, and ENJOY. We sure did. Thanks, Brad! You saved our berries!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2006

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