Krista Ferrill Donahue

I am a stay at home mom of 5 daughters. I love my "job" and cooking/baking is my therapy on many days. I love the thrill of the find. When I find a new recipe, I love to share it! Over the years I have developed a very sophisticated palate. Trying new foods and sampling local "flav" on vacations is a great joy to me. I love reading cookbooks and discussing food with anyone that will listen. I am truly a foodie now!
Dad's Double Whole Grain Pancakes
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

These were very thin pancakes, I am used to light and fluffy. They also had very little flavor, I will not make them again.

Strawberry Cake Cookies
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My kids were dying for a strawberry cookie. This site did not have much of a selection. We tried these and the flavor was good, but the appearance - awful. They flattened out like pancakes. After cooling, I put them in a Ziploc bag. They all stuck together, I had to peel them off one another - strange. I added more flour to the end batches and had some success on the appearance.

Banana Banana Bread
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Wow, this had so many reviews, I had to try it. End result, I added more bananas and it took forever to bake. Not sweet enough either. The brown sugar creates a darker loaf, but with all the added baking time, it was too dark to look appealing. I will keep searching...

To Die For Blueberry Muffins
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Wow is the best way to put this. Stop searching, here is the ultimate blueberry muffin!

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Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies
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I have been looking for a cookie to rival the one at the Paradise Bakery (little chippers.) These are it! Very fudgy, great appearance, and addictive. I do like some kind of crunch cookies like this, not just dough. So, I added white chocolate chips to some and some toffee chips to some with good results. They were so chocolatey I was concerned about adding chocolate chips. But it works fine too! Enjoy.

Chicken Enchiladas with Flour Tortillas
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

With all the reviews and suggestions I really expected a lot from this dish. I added cumin, curry, taco seasoning, substituted enchilada sauce for the milk, doubled the cheese, then added black olives on top. These enchiladas were still bland. It was a good starting point I suppose. It needed some salt and maybe more of everything I mentioned above.

Gooey Cherry Bars
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I mistakenly believed all the other reviews. This recipe did not meet my standards.

Lemon Bundt Cake
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

Not impressed with this one. The texture was pretty coarse. The flavor was alright, the icing helped a lot. I wont make it again. I have been searching for one to rival the amazing one they sell at Costco (yes, hard to believe). I guess I will keep searching.

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The Big Sandwich
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

Fun to make for the Superbowl tonight. Tasty but needing a little something. Maybe some regular mustard, dill pickles or even peppercini's to add some flavor. Liked it though and will make again:)

Easy Cream Cheese Danish
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

I have made this more times than I can count. No one believes they are homemade. Delicious!! A must try and super simple to assemble. I make the night before so they are solid enough to cut into triangles in the morning.

Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

Wow!! I am a cake decorater and this is my go-to chocolate cake. I of course use buttercream on top instead of the drizzle, but it is still amazing. I have had to share the recipe each time I serve it, lots of requests. I substitute chocolate liquor for the coffee since coffee isnt loved by all.

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Krista Ferrill Donahue's rating

I hate to disagree with everyone. These cookies were fine, but not the "perfect" cookie that I would love to add to my baking collection. Without question you should add salt, it would definitely improve the taste. I will keep searching.

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