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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
Fantastic recipe - and SO easy! It is even better with the addition of traditional pumpkin pie spices. I use 2 tsp cinnamon blend (Pampered Chef), to add a bit more flavor. Rave reviews, especially when paired with whipped cream/cream cheese frosting.
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Whipped Cream / Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
The only reason I'm not rating this recipe higher is because I think it is definitely best to make significant adjustments. Here is what I do: 8 oz cream cheese 1 c. whipping cream 1/4 -1/2 c powdered sugar (depending on how sweet I want it - adjust to your preferred sweetness). 1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla I whip the cream in my kitchen aid mixer, then put that in a separate bowl. I then blend the cream cheese until smooth, adding the whipped cream back in a little at a time. Mix with other ingredients until well combined. I always chill it for a little bit before using, and it is stiff enough for decorative accents around the edges of the cake -yum!!
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Pumpkin Cake II

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2010
Fantastic recipe - and SO easy! It is even better with the addition of traditional pumpkin pie spices. I use 2 tsp cinnamon blend (Pampered Chef), to add a bit more flavor. Rave reviews, especially when paired with whipped cream/cream cheese frosting.
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Potato and Bean Enchilada Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2010
This recipe, as written is fairly average... however, with some upgrades, it turns into a 4-5 star recipe. Will post my version asap!
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Potato and Bean Enchiladas

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2010
This recipe, as written is fairly average... however, with some upgrades, it turns into a 4-5 star recipe. Will post my version asap!
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
Seriously amazing chili! It took longer than my usual recipe, but it was definitely worth the effort. I used Italian-style Turkey sausage to cut back on fat, and used amazing Muir-Glen fire-roasted canned tomatoes/tomato paste... I really think they added a depth of flavor. Of course, I couldn't help but to add a little extra bacon, and used "better than boullion" instead of the gross cubes - but otherwise kept the recipe as written. DELISH!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
What a fun, whimsical cupcake! I used premade dough to save time. I bought the "mini" cookie dough, so it was already portioned to perfect size for dropping into the cupcake batter. Based on earlier reviews, I was very careful to keep a close eye on the cupcakes while baking. I took them out after 16-17 minutes, and even though they looked slightly underdone, they ended up perfectly done - the cookie dough center was still doughy enough inside. Delish! I topped it with a bit of vanilla buttercream, and a teeny-tiny chocolate chip cookie (had to use the extra dough somehow!)... so cute :)
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Hash Brown Ham Quiche

Reviewed: May 16, 2008
This "quiche" was delicious! My husband doesn't like pie crust, so I thought that the has brown crust would be a good change - it was fantastic! It crisped up nicely, and was a great update on a classic crust. I added extra black pepper and a little bit of cajun blend to the hash browns. I omitted the mushrooms and added extra ham and bell pepper to make up for it. This was a perfect Mother's Day Brunch entree - but I wish I had doubled it! Our group of 5 polished it off in no time...
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
The only reason I'm not rating this recipe higher is because I think it is definitely best to make significant adjustments. Here is what I do: 8 oz cream cheese 1 c. whipping cream 1/4 -1/2 c powdered sugar (depending on how sweet I want it - adjust to your preferred sweetness). 1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla I whip the cream in my kitchen aid mixer, then put that in a separate bowl. I then blend the cream cheese until smooth, adding the whipped cream back in a little at a time. Mix with other ingredients until well combined. I always chill it for a little bit before using, and it is stiff enough for decorative accents around the edges of the cake -yum!!
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Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
I was a little nervous to try this recipe, since I've only had Thai food a couple of times, and have never attempted to make it. I am SO glad that I made the effort! Thank goodness I read the reviews and knew to scale back on the curry (I used Thai Kitchen's red curry paste). I used 2 tsp and it was just right. I used 3 chicken breasts and replaced the bamboo shoots with carrots. I replaced one can of regular coconut milk with "light" coconut milk, just to save a little fat... and the flavor didn't suffer at all. My husband was totally impressed and I overheard him bragging to his friends about the "amazing" dinner. It is a must try! I'll definitely make it again.
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2007
I thought this was a really solid recipe. I liked the addition of the cinnamon - gave the dish a little added complexity, which was unexpected in a chili! We will definitely make this again as the weather cools, and I'm looking forward to trying some of the recommended variations (corn, black beans, shredded chicken, etc).
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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake III

Reviewed: May 3, 2007
Delicious and SO easy! The cake turned out moist and yummy - perfect for a brunch or dessert (or dinner, for that matter!). I doubled the extract as suggested by other reviewers... good tip, the extra almond flavor was delish. I also drizzled with a powdered sugar/water/almond extract glaze and sprinked toasted slivered almonds on top. The texture contrast of the crunchy almonds was great, and made the presentation a little more fancy. I'll be making this again very soon!
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