_I think I am going to give this recipe a B. They were really rich so you need to have a pretty big sweet tooth to eat these! Here's what I learned:
1. Don't bake the brownies as long as the box says. Mine were overdone 5 minutes before the lowest cooking time listed.
2. Let them sit in the fridge longer than 30 minutes.
3. Use a knife to spread the top layer of fudge frosting. Makes it easier to keep the layers separate.
4. Keep the peanut butter frosting recipe and use it separately! It is that good!
5. You must be a frosting lover otherwise don't even try this.
My finished product look nothing close to the picture in the recipe. I expected defined stacked layers and instead had more of a flopped together look. Maybe more time in the fridge would have helped.
Here are the layers before cutting...
_The recipe can be found here: Fudgy Brownies
_This one is a keeper! Here's what I learned:
1. Half a recipe makes enough for 3-4 people.
2. I used a shallot instead of onion.
3. I used a jar of sauce instead of making it as stated in the recipe.
4. Yum, yum, yum!
Once again couldn't get good pictures of this one...
_The recipe can be found here: Cheese Stuffed Shells
_This one is really tasty! Here's what I learned:
1. I used pecans instead of walnuts. Personal preference.
2. I halved the recipe and used Grands flaky biscuits (8 count).
3. After the initial 30 minutes was up they did not look done. I read past reviews and one person suggested covering it with foil, turning the oven off, and letting it sit in there for 10 minutes. They were the perfect balance of soft but not too doughy.
5. Cream cheese inside = A+.
6. Even better re-heated the next day.
Please keep in mind the pictures didn't turn out as well as the recipe tasted! And a few of the pecans got a little burnt.
_The recipe can be found here: Paula Deen's Gorilla Bread
_We tried a new recipe this weekend and it was fantastic! Served it with baked teriyaki chicken for a great combo. Here's what I learned:
Before parm (very moist)...
_After parm (yummy cheesy goodness but a bit dry)...
_I am definitely making this one again! Recipe can be found here: Mushroom Orzo
_I tried this recipe tonight to go with Spaghetti and it turned out very tasty! Here's what I learned:
1. Cut the loaf of bread in half lengthwise instead of into individual slices as stated in the recipe.
2. I used a small loaf of French bread and halved the butter/cheese quantities. Perfect amount for the 3 of us.
3. After the last step in the recipe where the cheese is melted I put the halves back together and sliced it up.
The picture doesn't do the flavor justice...
_Recipe can be found here: Toasted Garlic Bread
_There is a high probability this will be random things about my kid, recipes I try, basically things I like.