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Lemon Pudding Cake I

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
I made this recipe because I wanted to make something sweet with lemon, and it had some pretty good reviews. One person commented that they felt sorry for the family that had this cake as a family tradition, which I thought seemed kind of rude. But, I can say I made the cake and it turned out terrible! I had no pudding like consistency on the bottom, which I thought actually sounded good. And, the cake had no sponge like consistency either. It was dense, sticky on the top, and had about the most BLAND flavor I have ever tasted in a cake. I really could not even taste the lemons either for some reason. Why this cake requires so much work I do not know. This is "not" the lemon cake from the old Betty Crocker books, if that is what you are searcing for. I have since found that recipe. That recipe has a sweet but soft cake with a nice lemon pudding on the bottom. This is not that recipe in taste, texture, or consistency. I am watching kids right now during the day who will eat just about anything with sugar, no matter what it is, and they would not eat this. I would not waste good lemons.
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Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
I am not sure I understand this pie. The topping did not seem to go with the filling. The spice blend seemed very off and the filling was not very sweet like a pumpkin pie. No one ate more than one piece after trying. Not sure what was missing.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
The best pie ever! Only problem is I have to make too many every holiday. Once I make it I am asked if I will make a whole one for many people who try it. I did make a couple small changes to the recipe to taste but the recipe is pretty perfect as is. Thanks you submitter very yummy!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
These are a very moist muffin and the crump topping is excellent. I have made the recipe a couple of times already and have had no problems. They are good, but I personally just prefer a slightly denser muffin. I would make them for someone else, though, that loves muffins.
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Banana Pudding IV

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
I didn't understand what all of the excitement was over this recipe. It tasted like any banana pudding recipe, but was slightly improved by the cream cheese. It is also very sweet possible because of the sweetened condensed milk added. This is one of very few desserts I have ever made that did not get eaten up.
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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
This recipe is quick to make and makes delicious potatoes during the week. They taste very similar to the mashed potatoes that are served at really nice steak restaurants. I have tried different potatoes and skin on and off, and with light butter or regular, and they are always a success.
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Turkey Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
Great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, especially the potatoes! Kids and adults both really like this. I do not use two types of cheese just the crumbles they sell now 16oz. Must really like cheese, as most people do. It is very quick and super yummy! I have lost count how many times I have made this now with those leftovers. Thank you, for posting.
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Baked Beans II

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
Easy to make. Great for Memorial or July 4th picnics every year. Doubling the recipe will fill a 9x13 pan nicely.
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Slow-Cooked Pork Barbecue

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
Pretty good. I have made 3 times already. I use a milder vinegar based bbq sauce. Will make again in the spring or summer. Easier than smoking meat outside and tastes equally as good! And, an affordable recipe to make to.
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Ooey Goey Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
Not like a cake and not ooey goey. It turned out like a thin bar cookie with a sugar cookie like taste. Not sure how it could be served for breakfast as some have said? It would be the equivalent of eating a very sugary cookie. And, I followed the recipe exactly. Expected something very different. The cream cheese, which was why I made it, was invisible visually and in taste. I saw some in the store and they looked just like mine, so I must have done it right. There is cake mix in the recipe and cream cheese, but this recipe makes nothing more than a plain crispy very sugary cookie bar. If that is what you are looking for, then you might like this.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars IV

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
Tasty, quick, and affordable to make for a dessert. Ate before but not sure where. No baking to required just a microwave. Always gets eaten up very quickly! For a small family I found to cut recipe in half just use an 8x8 or square pan and half the ingredients. The only tricky one is the confectioners sugar and I use 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons for half the recipe. And, like another reviewer said the graham cracker crumbs can be subtituted with an equal amount of honey graham crackers crushed.
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Pat's Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
Easy to make and very good. I use in chicken and dumplings. And, like another reviewer I made into 1" size balls and flattened with hands and dropped into the broth. Will need to add extra water a teaspoon at a time to reach a soft slightly sticky dough consistency. And, make sure to flatten very thin and evenly each piece. Yummy!
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Beef Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
A different way to make pot roast if you don't want to get out the crock pot. Creates an earthy rich taste different than most crock pot recipes, and it is quite tender to for the quicker cooking method. However, there will not be the juice neccessary to make any gravy! And, the vegetables do not roast with it, so you will have to make them on the side. I tried it in the pot once and they just get too greasy and the meat loses some of its tenderness, as the juices get soaked up by the vegetables. In addition, make sure that you trim off extra fat, because it will not melt away like when the meat sits in the crock pot. Though, for some reason unlike many other pot roasts it is pretty good the next day.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
I have been searching for a sweet cornbread recipe. In the south most cornbread is not very sweet. I was very happy to find one I really liked. Reminds me of the cornbread at Boston Market. A good and moist meal side dish and filling! With the round cake pan, sprayed with some cooking spray, it cuts nicely into triangles when cool. I really prefer this one also because it has baking powder making the texture nice and soft. Thank you submitter!
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Mom's Green Bean Vegetable Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
I did not like this at all, in taste or appearance. None of the three people I served it to would eat it either, and one of them will eat just about anything. It got tossed out unfortunately. I think the problem was that with both the canned vegetables and then the soup, all that could be tasted was salt! And, even though I chopped the onions very small, after the recommended cooking time they were still crunchy! And, the ingredients did not seem to transform themselves into anything more than they really were, vegetables mixed in sour cream and cheese. The only thing I did different was use regular square crackers. This recipe does have quite a few high ratings. I am not sure what I did wrong or if it is mainly my taste buds when it comes to canned vegetables and sour cream? I really wanted to like this.
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Country Fried Steak and Milk Gravy

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
I give this recipe about 3.5 stars. I never made this from scratch, but tastes much better than the frozen deep fried patties served at the restaurants. However, there is a lot of salt and pepper in this recipe for 4 steaks, in my opinnion. I also added a couple pinches of garlic powder and onion salt to the flour, as suggested on similar recipes on here for Country Fried Steak. Might make again, but without the gravy and a little less salt and pepper. Bread coating is nice and light and cube steak can actually be tasted unlike the processed patties.
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
Very good! Especially good hot out of the oven with butter. Most recipes for bread do not always turn out that well. Have made a few times. Much better than bread machine or frozen bread doughs. Neice, nephew, and I loved! Thank you for submitting!
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Kentucky Biscuits

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
Quick and easy biscuit recipe. Will make a butter colored biscuit. I like that there is no wasted dough or rolling as the biscuits are cut into a square shape. Also, they are made with butter as I always have on hand instead of vegetable shortening. I also don't have buttermilk on hand and make a mock buttermilk recipe with milk and vinegar. Works just fine with this recipe. a good biscuit!
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
I have made this every Thanksgiving since finding it. I really like that this recipe in that it is not as sweet as other sweet potato casseroles, that taste more like a dessert than a side dish. I could really taste the sweet potato. I did roast them on a pan at 410 deg. for 45 min. in the oven than cooled, peeled, and mashed. Glad to have found this recipe with the right balance of flavors for a great holiday side dish.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
Yummy! I use a 9" deep dish pie shell. This pie is souffle like and has a nice soft texture, as described, which makes it really good. I have lost count now how many times I have made this recipe. The only change I usually make is baking the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. Every time I serve it I get told it is the best sweet potato pie recipe the person has ever eaten. It has been a nice change from pumpkin pie. It has a taste of its own. If you have never tried a sweet potato pie before, this is the best recipe! Thank you, submitter!
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