copetenn

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Banana Nut Bread Baked in a Jar
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I baked this recipe for coworkers and it was a smash. Zer gut!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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This bread is outstanding! I used 1 full bag of mini chocolate chips. Very moist...

Apricot Nectar Cake I
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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Sauteed about 1/2 c of onion in pot before adding ingredients. Left out the corn, added 1 can of cream of chicken soup, drained the black beans and Rotel tomatoes. Included 1 packet of taco seasoning mix. Topped with crunched tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream. Voila! Very good. Made it with canned chicken breast this (first) time, and it works fine. Can see how real chicken would enhance it even more, but if you don't have that available then canned chicken works just fine. Will definitely be making this again.

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Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
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This is a top notch cheesecake, no doubt. I do have one suggestion on making the kahlua whipped cream. Put the liquor and confectioners sugar in at the beginning (instead of upon peaking the whipping cream). Doing so will prevent the whipped product from breaking down too much and being slightly mush (rather than a whipped texture). Also will do 1.5 times the crust next time as others have mentioned. I used a 9" springform and it was fine. Can understand if using a 10" that it would be too thin.

Jo's Rosemary Bread
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Made this by hand, and it was the most perfect loaf of bread I've ever made. I used 5T of olive oil (4 in the dough, 1 to brush top of loaf after it came out of the oven). The flavor and texture were dead on. If you're making by hand, bake at 375 for 15-20 min. Took mine out at 17 min, it could not have turned out better. This is my daughter's favorite bread ever.

Creamy Orange Cake
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I made two of these, one with the cool whip topping as the recipe calls for, and also a cream-cheese dreamsicle icing. Both taste JUST like the dreamsicle ice cream treat. The cream cheese icing is as follows: cream 1/2 of an 8-oz cream cheese block with 1 1/2 Tablespoons chilled butter until fluffy. Mix in two cups sifted confectioners sugar. Mix in 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract and 1 Tablespoon orange extract. This icing is much thinner than the cool whip topping but tastes the same.

Zucchini Bread IV
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Shortbread Cookies
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Sun Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese Bread
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Made a few adjustments, the result being a rich, flavorful, appealing loaf of bread. Substituted tomato juice for water (and heated it for 15-20 seconds in high wattage microwave to get to 100 degrees in order to activate yeast). Added 1/2 t garlic powder, included 1 t ground Italian seasoning, used a full jar of sundried tomatoes from the store (rinsed clean from the oil they were packed in in the jar), 3/4 cup Asiago in the dough and additional Asiago sprinkled on top of loaf prior to baking. Used bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. It's a good idea because bread flour tends to rise higher than all-purpose, and with this combo of ingredients even the bread flour didn't rise as high as it does with non-intricate bread recipes. I make all bread loaves by hand, and if you haven't read any other of my bread reviews here it is: mix all ingredients together, knead like heck on floured surface. Oil a bowl & put in the bread dough. Zap your microwave for 60 seconds with nothing in it to get it warm, then cover the dough bowl with a damp cloth and put inside warm microwave for 45-60 minutes. Take dough out, punch down and let sit a few minutes. Knead like heck again. Grease or cooking spray your loaf pan, shape bread into loaf size and put in loaf pan. Let rise a second time (in warmed microwave again) for 45-60 minutes. Heat oven to 350 F. For this recipe bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack to finish cooling.

Amish White Bread
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