TIFFERS0118

I'm a college student who loves to entertain and cook for my friends and family!
Cookie Press Shortbread
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I love to use this recipe whenever I need a quick, easy cookie! I found that adding mini-chocolate chips and pecans makes a wonderful addition and my husband can't get enough! He even came home and told me, "Oh yeah, I told the guys at work how good those cookies were. They asked if you could make some!" So I just made a batch of 50 last night! Not sure if anyone mentioned this tip, but it's easy to tell they're done when they're hard to the touch in the oven. You're not looking for a golden brown at ALL - just give it a light touch and if they're stiff, you're done!

Black Halloween Punch
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As a person who doesn't really like punch, I was skeptical of any punch recipe. But I came across this one and decided to fix it for my guests at a Halloween party. I made it exactly as the recipe calls for and spiked it with some rum and it was *incredible*! I was very impressed, and will make this again for Halloween or an Over-The-Hill party!

Crab Cake Sauce
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I made this recipe exactly as it stated and it was perfect! we used it with crab cakes the first night and as sauce for shrimp po'boys after that! It was awesome!

Easy Party Cake
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This cake is incredibly moist and delicious and is a great alternative to chocolate cake for parties!

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Camper's Potatoes
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I'm giving this recipe four stars because I felt a couple changes that I made were what really made this recipe incredible. I did the following: in the foil pocket, I put 4 medium potatoes (cut into 1" pieces), 1 large onion (diced), dotted with cold butter, added a liberal amount of ranch dressing, and topped it off by adding chopped garlic to the top (to taste). I wrapped it all up and grilled on medium heat for 50 min, turning once. These came out tender, flavorful, and buttery! I topped with sour cream and bacon bits and it was the perfect compliment to our steaks!

Dirt Cake
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I made this for my Halloween party and it was a hit! I used red and yellow food coloring to turn the filling orange and did orange and black layers in a clear glass dish. I used fudge oreos that are an oval shape for tombstones and added some gummy worms for extra creepiness. This was the first dish gone!!

Watergate Cake III
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My husband and I really enjoyed this cake recipe. However, neither of us remembered to put the cake in the fridge after serving it at dinner and it sat on the counter over night - which, for most cakes, would have been fine.. But the whipped topping in this one went bad and we had to throw the whole thing away. :( I plan on making it again though!

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
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I used the concept of this recipe as a guide more than a real recipe. I didn't measure anything. I browned sausage and sauteed some onions and lined the bottom of my pan with the mix. Then topped with a liberal lair of cheese and poured egg substitute over the whole thing until it was almost even. Then I topped with tater tots (which I had cooked in the oven 5-10min to get some moisture out and to help them get crispy, also sprinkled garlic powder and onion powder on them). I didn't add milk at all and when it was all done, while I let it sit, I topped with cheese. It's a really yummy breakfast that you could make for a big group that would be quick. It's def not intended to be a gourmet soufle, so don't expect it to be!

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No-Rise Pizza Dough
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While this recipe wasn't my ideal pizza crust, it was exactly what it was intended to be: a quick and easy pizza crust that would make an adequate base for sauce and toppings. Because of that, I gave it 5 stars. My biggest complaint was that it was very bread-y and dense (I took care in not over-mixing). Like I said, not my favorite but true to what it's supposed to be: a quick and easy crust!

Excellent recipe! I left out the egg in the cookie dough as another reviewer stated - it serves absolutely no purpose as the intention is to leave the cookie dough center raw (and thus, needs no moistening or leavening). Also, I used chocolate cake mix for the brownies as I liked the visual distinction between the light and dark in the cupcake. I topped them with a dark chocolate crumb coat and then used the Marshmallow Fondant recipe to top them. They were incredible!!

Marshmallow Fondant
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This was more difficult to make than expected and it was even more difficult to apply. But, all in all, for yummy fondant that I can do at home quite easily and cheaply, I thought it worked well! (My mantra was "No such thing as too much shortening on my hands!") My husband got in on the fun and I made him make me a cupcake. His was horribly disfigured and I absolutely loved it as my favorite! I guess cupcakes don't need to be pretty to be lovable! lol

It's Chili by George!!
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I made this one month when I was messing around with Once A Month cooking. We freezed two large ziploc bags worth and thawed/reheated when it was time to have it. Even not eating it fresh, my husband said it was the best chili he'd ever had and couldn't believe I made it all by myself! (Oh he of little faith!) He's asked several times since we ran out for me to make it again and since our grocery store has hamburger meat on sale this week, I bought extra to make a big batch! (I left out the cayenne pepper because I don't like spicy stuff and it was still awesome and flavorful!)

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