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Mexican Chocolate/Salted Caramel Cake in a Mug

Reviewed: May 23, 2015
I couldn't really taste any of the cinnamon or the cayenne so will probably bump it up next time? I also added 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder to deepen the chocolate flavor and it was beautifully rich!! The texture was excellent too - much like a lava cake. Instead of the caramels, I added a spoonful of salted caramel sauce I had leftover in my fridge and topped it with a pinch of fleur de sel before popping it into the microwave for 90 seconds. It rose deliciously and spongey with plenty of thick, decadent chocolate and caramel on the bottom, so digging into all the layers is highly recommended!
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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: May 22, 2015
I didn't think you could deepen the flavor of a recipe that pretty much had one main ingredient, but it's amazing what a little lemon oil will do! Loved the intensity it brought. My rinds were fairly thin so I just put them cut-side down into a 9x9 Pyrex, layered the sugar on top, then poured the hot water over it when it was time. Because the lemons floated, I flipped them over to not get any of the bitter pith to seep into the mixture and as it sat, the aroma was amazing! Be aware of the size of your lemons too, as well as their tartness. My lemons were small/medium-sized and a not as tart, so I could have added a bit more lemon juice to balance the sugar, or else cut back the sugar a little, but when poured over ice it helped balance the flavors too, and was a wonderfully refreshing drink!
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Corn Tortillas

Reviewed: May 3, 2015
I had lost the original recipe that was on the bag of the masa I had bought, so was happy to discover this one, which had the perfect ratio of masa to water. After mixing up some cold water with the masa with a fork (I didn't see that it called for hot water until I read the directions and it was too late by that point) in the bowl until it made a crumbly mixture, I used two cookie scoops full of mixture to roll in a ball in my hand right away (again, didn't see the directions to let it rest - oops!) and it created the perfect small tortilla. They were hard at first, but softened up after sitting for a few minutes/steaming with the others in the stack, and were plenty pliable to bend without breaking - a big fear I had when it came to making corn tortillas instead of flour. This was the first time that I feel I have successfully made corn tortillas, and I couldn't believe how easy it was this time around, so thank you! I happily loaded them up with the "Jayme's Coleslaw" recipes from this site, and some root beer pulled pork leftovers from last night's sliders. Definitely transformed those leftovers with these tacos!!
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Jayme's Coleslaw

Reviewed: May 3, 2015
What a fabulously simple recipe to pair with some root beer pulled pork tacos! Loved that I had all the ingredients on hand, and that it took seconds to pull together. Thanks!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: May 3, 2015
If you like sweet lemonade, this is it! It depends on what kinds of lemons you use (Meyer vs. regular lemons), but I would mix the lemon juice + water first, then add half the simple syrup and increase from there. You'll probably need less syrup, too, if you add fresh fruit to the pitcher as well. I macerated some strawberries the night before and added about a cup of them to the recipe, so due to all the sweetness in that mix-in, I could use less simple syrup.
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Creamy Coconut Margarita

Reviewed: May 2, 2015
This was a delicious blend of both sweet, creamy coconut and tart, savory margarita flavors! I had it as-is and it was delightful, but also blended some strawberries into the second half of the blender batch and it was even MORE amazing. Why didn't I think of this before?
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Parker's Famous Margaritas

Reviewed: May 2, 2015
This was too strong/tart for my liking, but the hubby downed it easily, so we will probably make it again! I just have much more of a sweet tooth, but so long as you get a good tequila (Sauza Blue Silver is my go-to since it's so smooth and fresh-tasting) and some fresh limes, you will be good to go. If you want it sweeter yourself, you can always add some simple syrup to the mix.
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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: May 2, 2015
Super easy AND delicious! I skipped the cream of tarter like someone recommended and dropped the baking powder to 3 teaspoons, then pulsed the dry ingredients + butter in my food processor until crumbly and dumped into a large mixing bowl to receive the wet ingredients. Whisked the egg before adding it into the mixture with the cream, then kneaded directly inside the bowl until it came together. Instead of rolling it out, I quickly divided it into 12 individual balls, flattened on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then sprinkled a touch of sugar on top for extra crunch. The result was a crumbly, crispy, crunchy, soft, buttery shortcake that paired beautifully with fresh strawberries, as well as the "Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries" recipe from this site too!
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Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries

Reviewed: May 2, 2015
SO. GOOD. Took everyone's advice and set a timer to stir it every 10 minutes while I made shortcakes and it turned out amazing! Topped the "Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake" recipes from AR with these babies, added a dollop of whipped cream, and nommed on it with a gigantic smile on my face. mmm...can't wait to pop a few of these into my limeade, too! So many ways to enjoy this recipe!
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The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2015
This was plenty strong, and tasted WAY better than what you pick up in a normal bar. If you want it a little less "strong" you can double the cola. And I know it's not "authentic," but the first time I made this, we actually didn't have cola on hand, so I subbed with ginger ale, and it was pretty dang good that way too!
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NO YOLKS® Luscious Kugel

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2015
I didn't have a 3-quart baking dish, so split this into two 1.5-qt baking dishes, and baked for only 45 minutes. It came out perfectly! Nothing was burnt or hard on top, although I wish the corn flakes were a little more crispy? Not sure if it's because I bought a store-brand corn flake or what, but I kind of wished for a little more crunch. The sweetness throughout the dish was good - not overly sweet like many desserts, and the raisins helped give it another element of sweetness that punched it up a bit. In the future, I would add some cinnamon (and maybe vanilla) to the custard mix. For never having had kugel before, I didn't think it was bad, but could definitely stand to be experimented with for a stronger flavor.
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NO YOLKS® Beef Noodle Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2015
This was SO easy to throw together! And I had most of the ingredients inside my pantry already, which made getting dinner on the table for the kids incredibly quick and tasty. In the future, I will make sure to have the noodles completely done before I started browning the meat so that everything could come together much faster - I tried to boil the water while I cooked the meat and was waiting around forever for it to happen! Lol
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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2014
I'd never made tomato soup before, but other recipes seemed more complicated, or called for ingredients I didn't readily have on hand. I found this one and have made this soup a number of times already, and it is just as quick, simple, and delicious each time! Added basil as a variation and it was fabulous. Thanks so much!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2014
Omigosh it's superb! This is way faster than running to the store any time the kids have a hankering for the stuff. Can't wait to try new variations using other fruits and spices in the future!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2014
I've made peanut butter blossoms before, but not with chocolate, and not rolled in sugar before baking. These were absolutely delicious! I'm not a big PB & Chocolate fan, and I think the addition of the cocoa powder to the mix really takes that strong PB flavor down, while still having an authentic flavor. The sugar helped make them a little chewy with a slight crunch that didn't complete crumble apart like other PB blossoms, and all in all, I would for sure make them again! Made a double batch in my Kitchenaid mixer bowl using the paddle attachment and had absolutely no issues.
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Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2014
These were smaller than I expected but oh so rich! Totally hit the spot for my chocolate craving (and in just a piece or two), and fit perfectly into a mini cupcake wrapper for presenting in gift boxes to friends for the holidays. I put the Nutella into a thick plastic bag, snipped the corner a little bit, and "piped" Nutella onto one cookie while smushing it down with the second cookie. No mess! Can't wait to try this with a mint-chocolate filling next time!
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Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2014
I love this! Had some leftover salted caramel in the fridge, so used it to rim the cup (after heating to soften), as well as place a generous dollop inside to melt as I stirred in the hot apple cider. I had some trouble getting the caramel to stick to the rim, so I'm sure honey would be better for that, but the flavor was EXCELLENT, and the little hardened bits of spiced, salted caramel along the edges were divine! Totally an easy indulgence on a cold winter night, and I can't wait to try this rimmer method on a holiday cocktail as well!! :)
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Green Gazpacho

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2014
This was so addicting! I have been making all kinds of soups this week, and figured I would try a gazpacho since I've never tasted, let alone created, one before. I was out of regular onion, so used green onions, and only had white vinegar instead of the white balsamic. The sweet and the sour and the kick of jalepeno in the back of your throat - it was amazing! Totally a winner for nights where I need something quick and fresh but still full of flavor!
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Shepherd's Pie VI

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
This is regularly my go-to recipe since it's so simple, but I always find my meat mixture lacking in flavor. I can never seem to season it well enough (my fault I'm sure!). I decided to replace all the meat with Johnsonville Sausage, and it made a HUGE difference in flavor! I opted for a Johnsonville Bratwurst since this is essentially "pub food," and despite not being a beer drinker, the beer flavor inside the sausage infused the dish beautifully, and this is how I plan to make it from now on, using various Johnsonville Sausage flavors to see what they all do.
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