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Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
My mouth is watering right now as I recall how tasty this pie was! I just loved the walnut and date combination, and the pumpkin flavor lightened up the heavy walnuts and dates perfectly. I used oat-flour dates, dates coated in a thin layer of oat flour, which are bettter for baking, I have found (available at your local health food store), and stewed the pumpkin myself. My family has been urging me to try stewing my owm pumpkin, so this year, I gave in. Really, stewing a pumpkin is quite simple, although it is an all day project, and I found the pie to taste much better then the ones I usually make with the simple Libby's pie filling you buy at the grocery store. I coated the walnuts I used for garnish with honey, and cinnamon, but besides that, the recipe was great how it was. Thanks!
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Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
My little girls started gagging as soon as they heard about pumpkin ice cream, and I was almost sure that this was going to be another one of those recipes that souds strange and tastes worse, like the lobster ice cream my daugters refused last year in Bar Harbor! I still wanted to make it though, just to see what this tasted like, and I sure was plesantly suprised! The ice cream tastes like a cross between cinnamon and something I've neever had before! I absolutely loved this, and I garnished the pie with caramel sauce and walnuts. If you like pumpkin pie, and cinnamon ice cream, I'm sure you will love this recipe! However, this is deffinitely a unique recipe and for those of you who don't, I might steer clear of this! Thanks for sharing!
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Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
I know what everyone is thinking: "A maple syrup pie? That sounds really strange... should I really bake it?" Actully, YES! Even though maple syrup and pumpkin sound like a strange combination of ingredients, they really go together and create a winning pie. My husband, who claims he only likes pumpkin pie from the town bakery, which we've been ordering from for over 10 years, told me that this pie tops anything he's ever eaten before! Please try this recipe, and I promise it won't let you down! Juts one suggestion, however. Use real maple syrup or you will really taste a difference. If you don't use real syrup, don't blame a bad taste on the recipe! Thank you!
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Frost-On-The-Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
Oh my goodness, this is like the best pumpkin pie recipe I've ever tasted! I made this only a couple nights ago, and my, was it delicious! It reminds me of my mother's pie... but even better! This pie is going to go on th family recipe list for sure! The only thing I changed was adding a little more spice, but then, you really can't have too much cinnamon in a pumpkin pie. If you are considering pumpkin pie recipes, and come across this one, take my word for it, this is delicious, and I've tastes over 50 pumpkin pies, so that's big comming from me! Thank you soooo much!
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Scotch Broth Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I am not big on eating red meats like beef, so I replaced the beef with tofu, but besides that, this was a fantastic recipe. Definitely something that I'm going to continue making for the winter! Thank you soooo much!
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Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I must say, these cookies do take a lot of work, even for the more experienced baker, but when they're done you see the hard work was worth it! These were really a delightful cookie, and no one in the house turned them down. I added a half strawberry in the center as well for a fun touch, and these turned out to be a batch of some of the best cookies I've ever made! I would hughlt recommend these without a doubt, but take my word for it, this is definitely a recipe that requires an experienced cook!
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Pineapple Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I have always turned down gelatin salads, dubbing them too junky and not nearly as good as cakes. After my husband requested one, I decided to try it, and picked this one, then my opinion about gelitain salad sure changed. Yes, this is my first one, but for gelatin, this tasted pretty good to me. I didn't try changing it at all since I've never really made a gelatin salad, and had enough trouble just following the basic directions. However, if you're more experienced then me, I might suggest tweaking the amount of cream cheese a bit. Something seemed a little off to me, like there might have been a bit too much or something. But, this is something I will be making again. I've decided gelatin isn't so bad after all!!
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Pineapple Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
Looking for a recipe to make your night? Then you've found it! This bundt cake is one of the best cake recipes I've come across in a while! My youngest daughter had a tropical themed birthday party just two weeks ago, so I made this cake for her because I'm trying to keep her away from all the sugar in bakery cakes! She loved it, and all I had to put on was a little vanilla glaze! This recipe was perfect without the exception of wanting the pineapple undrained. The cake has plenty of pineapple flavor without the pineapple juice, and adding the extra juice will just make the cake soggy and too moist and watery tasting. I would really advise you to drain the pineapple if you want to end up with something beyond okay! Thank you for making my daughter's birthday, Taste Of Home Magazine.
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Lemon Orange Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
Tangy Florida citrus flavor is right! This cake isn't really sweet like other recipes I've had before, but for me, the change was very refreshing! However, if you're looking for a sweet cake, I would suggest looking elsewhere. I brought this cake to a potluck with some of my friends, and the cake was gone within 10 minutes, and I was handing out copy after copy of the recipe. I actually didn't use the frosting, because I was short on time when I made the cake, and had no time to mix up any frosting. I used Betty Crocker™ white frosting instead, and it wasn't so bad at all. Actually, I think the cake is better off with a vanilla frosting to balance the citrus flavor. So much citrus can be overwhelming
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Icebox Sandwiches

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
These certainly are quick and easy, but personally I perfer ice cream sandwiches better. There's something about the classic treat that you can't replace. Still, my kids fell in love with these at first bite, and my husband went pretty crazy over them too. Also, I think these might be better with chocolate pudding and a butterscotch sauce garnish to give them a little more flavor. I would say these treats are a superb substitute for ice cream sandwiches, but you shouldn't think these are going to taste the same, because then, you might be a little disapointed!
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Golden Apple Bundles

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I just went apple picking with my kids a couple days ago, and this recipe saved the day. My kids somehow talked me into getting way to many apples, and I had no idea what to do with them until I came across this recipe. I had already made apple pie, apple jelly, and applesauce, so I was looking for one more creative thing to do with the leftover apples! This was a perfect match, and was fantastic!! I was able to make these tart-like treats pretty quickly, and even my pickiest eater was satisfied with them. These are something I'm planning on making again and again and I would highly recommend them! Just do me a favor and try this recipe, you'll be amazed at how good these desserts are!
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Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I really should be embarassed that it's taken me so long to write a review after having the turkey for Easter. However, I can still remember the fantastic taste well enough to review the recipe! Before this, my family has always been one of these "stuffing in a box" families, depending on the grocery store stuff. Last Easter I tried this for a change, and oh how the extra work was worth it! This is a downright amazing recipe, and I can surely taste a difference from the store bought stuffing! This has now become a tradition, and I'm making it straight from the recipe. Even though I love changing recipes, this isn't really one to mess with. I had about a ten pound turkey though, not a eight pound one, so I had to change the recipe a little. If you're having the same problem, I'll give you some advice, don't use the servings converter, or you'll end up with the wrong amounts of everything, and a bad recipe. I found it much easier to just buy a little more of everthing then needed, then make what I saw fit when the turkey was in front of me. It's much easier that way. This recipe though is one I really can't complain about. Just follow it, and you'll be sure to end up with something downright delicious! Thank you so much, Taste Of Home Magazine!!
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Cheesy Sun Crisps

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
I have used this recipe over 20 times, and I'll never get tired of it! These are a great alternative to potato chips, and fit in nicely to my low-fat diet. Also, my children and husband are practically addicted to these things! However, there are a couple things I usually change in the recipe like: -Low fat margarine -Low-fat\fat free cheese -And also watching these very carefully as they bake. The time really varries depending on the batch, or at least that's what I've discovered after making this recipe many times! The time on the recipe is about accurate, but just in case, you need to check on the crisps a few times before they're done to ensure you won't have burnt cookies. (Been there, done that!) These are also great with a little cheese sprinkled on top for the young ones, which will make the crisps more fun to eat! Just be prepared to alter the recipe slightly to your personal tastes, and this won't be something that will dissapoint you! Thank you, that you!
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Banana Split Cream Puffs

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
Oh my goodness, this recipe has been the best dessert I've tasted since I don't know how long ago. Best thing about it... it's also very easy to make with a few child helpers in the kitchen! This is really one of those recipes that I'm never going to forget! Really, I would say that these treats are one of the few recipes that I've made that are best without any modifacations. The only thing I would like to remind other people of is that the recipe really must be served immediately, or it will become something you woun't even want to try. If anyone is having trouble with this recipe, that is probably the reason! Take my word for it... this dessert won't let you down!
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Apricot Walnut Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
Apricots and walnuts, hummm, I liked the apricot bread a lot, but for some reason, it was better off without the walnuts. I tried it first without any modifacations, but ended up with good looking, but funny tasting bread. My children disliked it right away, and I agreed with my husband that something was off about the recipe. The second time I made it, I elimanated the walnuts, substituting dates insatead. The bread was much better the second time around, and I personally loved it. This is definitely a recipe I would recommend, but don't be afraid to alter it to fit your tastes, all recipes are best that way!
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Farm Mouse Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
Let me tell you, this recipe was the greatest! I had so much fun making the little mice (and a mess) with my little ones. My yongest is allergic to peanuts, so I substituted red hot candies instead. Also, I used decorator frosting (from this site too) to add details to the mice and give them different colored fur. These cookies are the funnest thing I've baked in at least a year. I don't know why I've never found a recipe like this before! Thank you so much!
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No-Yolk Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
I could have given these 100 stars! Since these didn't have any ratings, good or bad, I decided to give this recipe a try. Luckily I did, because if you don't try this, you're going to be missing out on a lot! For people who are on special diets, these are perfect. However, without butter, mashed potatoes aren't the same. I would suggest butter if you want a more-then-decent recipe. Also, go easy on the paprika, adding too much spice will ruin this dish since it's meant to be mellow. Overall, this is a great recipe that I can without a doubt recommend. Thanks! :)
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Flavorful Dried Fruit Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
I've tried a lot of snacks with my picky eaters, but this is the only one they've ever been enthusiastic about. My kids could live on these! The only thing I continue to leave out is the spices. I think that might be a bit too much flavor for the little ones, but personally, I think the bars could use the extra kick! Also, if you really want a healthy snack, use unsweetend dried fruit! Sweetened fruit ruins the "no added sugar" effect. Besides that, I would consider these bars a lifesaver. They're quick, easy, and something my kids will eat without complaining. Thank you so much!
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Clove Apple Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
This is about the best cake I've ever tasted, and that's a big complement coming from me since I've eaten about all the cake there are. There really isn't anything I can say about this exept for it was a wonderful dessert, and I would eat the whole recipe if my husband didn't put it away! Also, the custard makes a great dessert by itself and is also good over fresh fruit. Thank you one billion times!
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Chocolate Cream Dessert

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
This was a delicious cake-like treat that fit into my diet perfectly and was so delicous that no one would have ever imagined it was low-calorie! I made a modified version for my kids, which was simply the recipe without the calorie cutting. Also, to make this recipe a bit better, you can add fresh berries as a garnish, and if you want to break your diet, the berries are great dipped in a creamy chocolate sauce! Thank you so much for this recipe. I can highly recommend it without a doubt!
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