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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
BEST. CAKE. EVER. (with these alterations: 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 extra tsp vanilla, 1 extra tsp cinnamon, 3/4 cup vegetable oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
You need to double the cheese sauce and cut down on the onions for this to be better, in my opinion. Next time I will use sharp cheddar instead of mild.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I'll never use another biscuit recipe again. I just used regular white flour. This recipe was sooooo good! Perfect biscuits.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
I would steam the whole cabbage first next time, and add garlic powder to the meat mixture. I would also eliminate the brown sugar as it gave the sauce a sweet taste I didn't like. Double the tomato sauce though.
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Spinach Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
I used chicken broth instead of water and didn't have salsa so I pureed a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes instead. I added about 1/2 tbsp cumin, 3/4 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp chili powder, and salted and peppered the carrots and onions while they were sauteeing. SOOOOO good!
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Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
Great chocolate frosting - the best I've ever made. You really get a chocolate flavor from this recipe. However, I did alter it just a bit. Instead of baker's chocolate, I used 4 (not 3) oz of semisweet chips. And I added the vanilla to the chocolate/butter mixture as opposed to adding it to the powdered sugar. I would have to agree with other suggestions from users that stated 1/3 cup milk is enough.
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Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
I am so glad I came across this recipe, although I had to adjust it to my taste. 5 stars with the changes I made: 3 tbsp olive oil. 3 cloves garlic. Add 3 chopped green onions to the oil and garlic. 2 cups rice. Curry powder instead of turmeric. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. 5 cups chicken stock. No meat. No salt. 1 can of each of the beans. A handful of cilantro. This was soooooooooo good.
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2010
Excellent bread!! This is now my official bread recipe. I made rolls/buns instead of loaves but next time I will try loaves too. The only changes I made were that I used regular all purpose flour and used only 2 Tbsp sugar. Wow really good bread!
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Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2010
My husband really liked this and so did I. I didn't have fresh herbs but I left the measurements the same and it turned out delicious.
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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2009
My personal preference is that it is yummy with these changes: 5 bay leaves, 1 heaping tbsp cajun seasoning, add 1 tsp garlic powder and 4 tbsp salt. I'd also cut down the water to cook the beans to 5 1/2 cups. I used small red beans and my cooking time decreased a half hour.
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Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2009
I only give this recipe five stars because they would be perfect with white sugar instead of brown. I'm not sure if that was just a mistake in the recipe or what...but they will only be white if you use white granulated sugar.
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Cranberry Orange Loaf

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
Great for breakfast! I added some vegetable oil and more orange juice because the batter was way too thick. It was perfect this way, especially after I drizzled an orange glaze on top.
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Pumpkin Bread IV

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
SOOOOO good. I made both muffins and loaves with this recipe and the muffins took exactly 45 minutes, with the loaf taking a little longer. I'd say 10 minutes longer. These are excellent and I can't think of any way to make them better.
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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
I doubled the recipe to make a bottom and top crust for my apple pie, and the only change I made was to leave out the salt. I will never ever use another pie crust recipe because this one turned out flaky and delicious. The trick is to use cold butter when cutting into the dough and to use water with actual ice in it to keep it cold. And most of all do not overwork the dough! It should still have little traces of butter chunks in it.
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Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
I also bought a 21 lb bird and found the advice of BMDSINGLE very helpful as far as the cooking time. I started out roasting it for an hour under 375 degrees, then cut back the temp to 350 and roasted for another 5 hours until internal temp reached 165. Since I don't make homemade gravy I wouldn't use nearly as much chicken broth, and I also sprinkled salt and pepper in addition to the other seasonings. I lightly covered the turkey in foil for the whole time up until the last 40 minutes when I removed it to let it brown. This turkey was my first ever and it was a huge success!! Thank you so much for the recipe!!
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Cranberry Salad II

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
I love this recipe but next time I will definitely use half the water. It was too runny for my taste. But the flavor was excellent!
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Aunt Bev's Famous Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
This gets five stars with several changes I made. First, I used 6 apples because 7 would've been too much. I also added at least a half cup of flour to the apple mixture which sounds like a lot but ended up PERFECT to thicken it just right. And lastly I forgot to put the tbsp of butter before I sealed the top crust but didn't miss it at all. It came out absolutely perfect.
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Chicken Mozzarella

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2009
Four stars this time but next time it will taste perfect with some more flavor. I'll add in some garlic and onion powder, more Italian seasoning, oregano, and maybe some salt.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
I replaced the beer with water. Mistake. I should have replaced it with chicken broth because the end result was good but kind of bland and missing that certain flavor. So next time I make this it'll be chicken broth instead of beer.
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Egyptian Koshari

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
This was delicious after the alterations I made. Can't give any real quantities because I just eyeballed it, but I added lots of cumin, salt, pepper and cilantro to the onions and garlic while they were sauteeing. I also added a small can of tomato paste. Blended that all up to make the sauce smooth and I couldn't stop myself from second and third helpings.
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