STELLY

Italian Cookies II
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I mad ethese cookies for a wedding reception. Used lemon flavoring in the dough and lemon juice in the frosting. Very tender cookies that are delicate in texture. Lovely for something fancy.

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
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I've also made this recipe using just the cherries. The dough will turn slightly pink. The last time I baked these was for a wedding so I made the logs only 1 1/2 to 2 inches so they would look delicate. Also if you don't like the crunchy texture, after slicing, only bake for about 5 minutes total to just dry the cookie. They still keep just fine and tast great.

Coconut Walnut Biscotti
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These turned out fine for me...maybe a bit drier than other biscotti I've tried. If the dough crumbles when you try to make your logs, add a bit of liquid like a drop or two of milk.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Logs
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This recipe is excellent. I followed it exactly & did not let the bottoms get too brown. They will truly melt in your mouth! I did half dipped and the other half lightly drizzled with the chocolate. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to help the chocolate set up.

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Cranberry Pork Roast
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I used cranberry raspberry juice since that was what I had, and then cut the sugar altogether. It came out great. The gravy was thick enough to use as a sauce without thickening & we didn't use it over potatoes. I did a mushroom/orzo pilaf instead. Leftovers are great.

Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
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Delicious....the only thing I changed was to partially cook them in the microwave in groups of 2 or 3 to help the cooking process.

Barbequed Hamburgers
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My family doesn't like additives to burgers, so I just fried quality meat and added the sauce. I also thought the sauce was a bit too ketchup-y, so I added at least twice the worchestershire sauce and about a tablespoon of brown sugar. One more thing--in any recipe, don't skimp on the worchestershire sauce. I always use something like Lea & Perrins. It does make a difference.

Applesauce Raisin Bars
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The recipe itself is excellent, altho I plumped the raisins in a saucepan with a little apple juice. Drain well before adding to batter. The icing tastes good, but needs more milk to make it spreadable & also to cover the entire pan. I ended up adding about a treaspoon more milk....do it slowly, maybe 1/2 teaspoon or less at a time.

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Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake
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try using raspberry chocolate chips and a light drizzle of pureed raspberries. add a bit of cool whip with a dusting of cinnamon. very elegant!

Southern Made Cheese Ball
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since i'm a bit concerned about the green onion purity these days, i used chives from my own garden. before you put this out on the platter, slice some crispy apples. makes a great presentation, and the apples go well with the tastes.

Raisin Sour Cream Bars
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I added cinnamon to the crust as well and about a half cup more raisins...only because my container was just about empty.

Hearty Hot or Cold Roasted Tomato Soup
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try shaving some good quality parm or romano cheese into the hot soup to help the consistency and flavor

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