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Simple Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
I've seen this recipe in so many different places. A friend gave me some leftover dip along with a copy of the recipe way back when and I thought it was really great, I just never found an opportunity to make it until finally I hosted a New Year's Eve party this year and made it. It was a big hit, and I can't tell you how easy it is to make. Just mix the few ingredients together in the dish you're going to bake it in and pop it in the oven. I served the dip with toasted mini rye bread, ritz crackers and garlic wheat thins.
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2009
I first made these for my New Year's Eve party and they were a hit, even with a few picky eaters. They're a little time consuming, but worth it. I baked the potatoes in the microwave, which worked out just fine.
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Easy Sausage Cheese Balls

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
Since before I was born, these sausage balls have been a Christmas tradition for my family. I took over the tradition officially when I was about 10 and have been making them ever since, in fact I just took a batch out a few minutes ago! For a more flavorful sausage ball I always use hot sausage and extra sharp cheddar cheese. So good!
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Sunshine Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2009
I've always called this Toad In A Hole, but either way it's yummy and super easy. It's not something I make often, and it's always sorta been a non-recipe in my mind it's so easy.
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Decorator Frosting I

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2009
I vary the recipe a bit, but as a cake decorator this is my go-to frosting recipe. I substitute water for the milk and vanilla extract for the almond extract. The vanilla extract is just a taste preference, and I sub the water for milk because with decorated/celebration cakes they are often left at room temp. to be displayed so I would rather just worry about there being even a little bit of dairy, which should be refrigerated. I first cream together my shortening and liquid ingredients until well combined and smooth before adding the confectioners sugar, which I add gradually - one cup at a time. Once I have all the confectioners sugar added I check the consistency and add more water if necessary.
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S'mores Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2009
If you love s'mores and brownies these are a great dessert. Since they use brownie mix they are also super easy. They're best served warm so the marshmallows are still gooey, like an actual s'mores!
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Pumpkin Bars I

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
I made these yesterday for my weekly church group. They were a big hit, and I will even say that I loved them, and I'm always my toughest critic. I switched the recipe up and bit - I used all-purpose flour, which worked just fine and I was generous with the spices as I always am when making gingerbread, sweet potato pie or anything similar. Plus, I used more like 1 cup of pumpkin because 2/3 cup just didn't seem like enough. Also, I opted to use butter instead of shortening because I thought that might make it a little more flavorful. Shortening would probably be fine, but the butter worked out great. I iced them with cream cheese frosting. Yum! I will definitely make these again.
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Cream Cheese Bars I

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2012
SO good & super easy! I sprinkled mini chocolate chips over the top before baking and the result was very much like a blondie only a bit gooey on the cream cheese layer. They would also be great with pecans, toffee chips, or white chocolate chips added in or sprinkled on top. I think next time I'll stir the chips into the cream cheese batter and see if I like that any more or less. Also, it doesn't specify how to combine the cream cheese with the eggs and confectioners sugar, but I opted to use a handmixer to beat it all together.
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Better Than Sex Cake II

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
I made this cake a loooong time ago when I saw Paula Deen make the recipe. I can't remember if I used caramel sauce or chocolate syrup, I'm thinking chocolate syrup. But I know either way is "better than sex". This cake is sooo good, and so simple. I recommend it to any chocolate lover. 5 stars!
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Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
I've made these with regular graham crackers and no chocolate chips. They are SO good! And they really do taste like ice cream sandwiches...best of all, without the guilt!
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Down-Home Breakfast Special

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
OMG! So good! I will definitely make this again, even my picky eater loved it. I altered the recipe a bit - I used precooked Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles, so the sausage cooking step was omitted, I simply added the sausage just before scrambling the eggs in to heat all the way through. I used half a bell pepper, half an onion, and only used five eggs. It yielded two hearty portions, with enough leftover to have 2 good sized breakfast burritos the next morning. And FYI, this makes a GREAT breakfast burrito filling.
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Ranch Oyster Crackers

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2008
For some reason there are two recipes for this exactly the same, submitted by the same person, so I'm rating both. These crackers are so good! The recipe is simple and inexpensive. I made these a few days ago just to snack on and I've decided they're on the list for my next get together. I left out the dill weed because I don't really care for dill, I also left out the optional lemon pepper because I just can't imagine lemon pepper with ranch dressing, but maybe it's good. I did add the garlic powder though. I had an 18 oz package of oyster crackers, so I'm not sure if that was 5 cups or more/less. I cut back on the oil a tiny bit and it didn't compromise the recipe a bit. I definitely give this recipe the full 5 stars, which I don't often do!
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Real Deal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
These are so good! If you like Reese's Cups you will love these. Be warned though, they are addictive! Everyone I know who has tried these loves them, they're a no fail crowd pleaser. They make a big batch, so that's an added bonus.
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2010
I made these for a baby shower I hosted, and they were a hit. I got lots of positive feedback, so I will definitely make these again. I omitted the lemon juice and used premade frozen meatballs, so I can't comment on the meatball portion of the recipe. Almost forgot, I also added pineapple chunks - SO YUMMY!
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Doggie Biscuits I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
These doggie biscuits will definitely be a repeat for my boys! I made them as holiday treats and they were a huge hit. The cookies couldn't have been simpler to make, and I had most of the ingredients on hand already. Best of all, I felt good about feeding these to my guys because I knew what they were made of!
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Fruity Krispy Treats

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
I'm a huge fan of Rice Crispy treats, and I love Fruity Pebbles, so they are great to me. I've been making these for years.
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Sausage and Potato Breakfast Skillet

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
OMG! So good! I will definitely make this again, even my picky eater loved it. I altered the recipe a bit - I used 1-1/2 cups precooked Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles, so the sausage cooking step was omitted, I simply added the sausage just before scrambling the eggs in to heat all the way through. I used half the amount of diced potatoes, half a bell pepper, half an onion, and added five beaten eggs after all the veggies were fully cooked. I cooked the eggs until scrambled. It yielded two hearty portions, with enough leftover to have 2 good sized breakfast burritos the next morning. And FYI, this makes a GREAT breakfast burrito filling.
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Boiled Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2010
These are so addictive! My family loves them, they're a long standing tradition at Christmas.
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Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Crackers

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
LOVE LOVE LOVE these! They're a huge hit every Christmas. I made some last night with chocolate candy coating, but I usually use white chocolate coating.
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White Chocolate Pretzel Snack

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
This is a true staple when it comes to holiday treats for my family! I have always, always, always used white chocolate candy melts or almond bark instead of white chocolate with shortening and it works great, plus it saves the step of having to add the shortening. I have seriously been making this stuff since I was barely old enough to use the stove, or even the microwave, since that's usually how I melt the white chocolate/almond bark.
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