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pmrain rated and reviewed the recipe Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies
Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies
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"I like to be healthy so I changed this recipe a bit. It yoelded a total of 6 doz. I used 2 c gluten free flour and 2 c organic wheat flour. I substitued organic sugar made from evaporated cane juice for the granulatrf sugar. I used 1 c unsalted butter and 1/2 c non-dairy soy-based buttery spread. I substituted 11.5 oz of dark chocolate chips, 1/3 gluten free chocolate chips, and two squares of white chocolate (cut into small pieces)for the 24 oz. of semisweet chocolate chips. I made 4 doz cookies this way and they were delicious, thick, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Then I threw in a curve ball. I mixed 2.5 Tablespoons of homemade strawberry preserves into the remaining dough. This yielded 2 doz strawberry chocolate chip cookies. I have to say the strawberry chocolate chip cookies were flat but tasty. Perhaps I could have added a little more flour and a touch more baking soda to the strawberry chocolate chip cookies to make them fluffy. "
Posted on 3/18/2010
pmrain rated and reviewed the recipe Classic Beef Stew
Classic Beef Stew
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"My girlfriend (who never cooks by choice) made this recipe. She added sliced white mushrooms at the last 5 minutes before thickening. It turned out great. The only suggestion I have is to cut the onions small enough to ensure they will be tender at the same time as the potatoes. "
Posted on 1/7/2010
pmrain rated and reviewed the recipe Veggie Casserole with Dill Drop Biscuits
Veggie Casserole with Dill Drop Biscuits
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"Only 4 stars because the biscuits seemed a little doughy. I omitted the Dill. I added scallops to this dish just before transferring to the baking dish. If the scallops are bite size no precooking is necessary. Shrimp could also be used. I also brushed the tops of the biscuits with melted butter 5 minutes into the baking process. This helps keep the biscuits from burning on top. Alternatively you could brush them with melted garlic butter (if dill is omitted) or galic and olive oil(if dill is omitted)."
Posted on 11/9/2009
pmrain rated and reviewed the recipe Grilled Firecracker Chicken Wings
Grilled Firecracker Chicken Wings
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"Good flavor. We served them with Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce and Ranch Dressing. Celery sticks on the side might be good as well."
Posted on 9/21/2009
pmrain rated and reviewed the recipe Harvest Beef Stew
Harvest Beef Stew
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"The stew was good but not worth 4 1/2 hours of stove energy and heat. It was nice that all the ingredients cook in one pot. However, I found the meat a little dry, the corn cobs a little clumsy to eat, not enough liquid in the recipe, and the flavor a bit bland. The next time I make it I will use extra liquid and add worcestshire or hot sauce. I might also start it on the stove top and move it to a crockpot to cook."
Posted on 9/21/2009
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Posted 3/18/2010 5:31:27 PM REPORT ABUSE
Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies
Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I like to be healthy so I changed this recipe a bit. It yoelded a total of 6 doz. I used 2 c gluten free flour and 2 c organic wheat flour. I substitued organic sugar made from evaporated cane juice for the granulatrf sugar. I used 1 c unsalted butter and 1/2 c non-dairy soy-based buttery spread. I substituted 11.5 oz of dark chocolate chips, 1/3 gluten free chocolate chips, and two squares of white chocolate (cut into small pieces)for the 24 oz. of semisweet chocolate chips. I made 4 doz cookies this way and they were delicious, thick, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Then I threw in a curve ball. I mixed 2.5 Tablespoons of homemade strawberry preserves into the remaining dough. This yielded 2 doz strawberry chocolate chip cookies. I have to say the strawberry chocolate chip cookies were flat but tasty. Perhaps I could have added a little more flour and a touch more baking soda to the strawberry chocolate chip cookies to make them fluffy.
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Posted 1/7/2010 7:40:39 PM REPORT ABUSE
Classic Beef Stew
Classic Beef Stew
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My girlfriend (who never cooks by choice) made this recipe. She added sliced white mushrooms at the last 5 minutes before thickening. It turned out great. The only suggestion I have is to cut the onions small enough to ensure they will be tender at the same time as the potatoes.
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Posted 11/9/2009 8:46:47 PM REPORT ABUSE
Veggie Casserole with Dill Drop Biscuits
Veggie Casserole with Dill Drop Biscuits
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Only 4 stars because the biscuits seemed a little doughy. I omitted the Dill. I added scallops to this dish just before transferring to the baking dish. If the scallops are bite size no precooking is necessary. Shrimp could also be used. I also brushed the tops of the biscuits with melted butter 5 minutes into the baking process. This helps keep the biscuits from burning on top. Alternatively you could brush them with melted garlic butter (if dill is omitted) or galic and olive oil(if dill is omitted).
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Posted 9/21/2009 9:51:26 AM REPORT ABUSE
Grilled Firecracker Chicken Wings
Grilled Firecracker Chicken Wings
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Good flavor. We served them with Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce and Ranch Dressing. Celery sticks on the side might be good as well.
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Posted 9/21/2009 9:32:28 AM REPORT ABUSE
Harvest Beef Stew
Harvest Beef Stew
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The stew was good but not worth 4 1/2 hours of stove energy and heat. It was nice that all the ingredients cook in one pot. However, I found the meat a little dry, the corn cobs a little clumsy to eat, not enough liquid in the recipe, and the flavor a bit bland. The next time I make it I will use extra liquid and add worcestshire or hot sauce. I might also start it on the stove top and move it to a crockpot to cook.
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