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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2001
I use this frosting for the Dark Chocolate Cake recipe found on this site, and I couldn't have found a better combination. I first made it when I was living in the UK, and I was using Cadbury's cocoa powder (a fabulous baking cocoa, far better than Hershey's I'd say), and it was so incredible. It was hard for me to keep enough frosting to put on the cake itself--I kept sticking the spoon in for a 'taste test' every few minutes. Certainly not for my mother, who is diabetic, but perfect for the rare sweet treat. Thanks!
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2002
I made banana bread when I was a child in 4-H, and my recipe once won me a blue ribbon. I bet if I had used this recipe then, I might have just won a Nobel Prize. This is probably the best banana bread I have ever tasted, and I will use it for years to come!
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Chicken Tetrazzini for a Crowd

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2003
For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a Food Saver, with which I used to store almost half the Christmas turkey. A month and a day later, I defrosted that same turkey and cut it into cubes to be used in this recipe. I have tried many tetrazinni recipes in the past, trying to mock The Spaghetti Warehouse's tetrazinni, but this is in itself a great recipe. It is very versatile (of course using turkey instead of chicken and varying/adding certain vegetables). Simple, fast and great for making in big quantities then storing for later use. Will be passing this one on.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2003
Light, fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth. Very rarely could I eat pancakes 2 days in a row, but I had to compare. Yesterday, I made a box version of pancakes, and they were tough and bland. Today, these pancakes, with a touch of vanilla in the mix, and topped with butter and butter pecan syrup, were nothing short of heavenly. Never will I again use a box mix. The great thing about this mix is that you can make it ahead of time (with the exception of course of the moist ingredients) and store it to make your own one-step pancakes. Will definitely be making again!
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Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2003
This was a great soup. Not too runny, not too chunky. I will be using this soup as the base for clam chowder--great taste and excellent consistency. Thanks very much!
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Mark's English Sausage Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2005
My husband is from Northern Ireland and can have sausage rolls only when he visits home (about once a year). So needless to say, he was totally stoked about the idea that I could make these at home. I surprised him with them one day when he got home from work, and he was really pleased. Also, since I'm making them, I control the ingredients and can tailor them to my way of eating to make them lower in fat/calories. Thanks! Jules
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2012
I am getting ready to make a birthday cake for my mom, who is turning 65 in a couple of weeks. I needed a cake that had a great, simple, clean flavor and a nice, tight crumb for decorating. I decided to make this recipe exactly as written the first time around, and I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't even wait for the thing to cool off completely before nibbling at the crunchy brown top... sooo good. I know for my own personal tastes, this is money. But I will take some other bakers' recommendations and reduce the sugar to 2 1/2 cups next time. This recipe has endless possibilities for flavor combinations - I can't wait to play around with it! This is definitely the cake for my mom's birthday, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's a cake that will have its own place in my everyday recipe collection as well. Great recipe!
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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2005
FANTASTIC! I do Weight Watchers, and have been on program for two years now, and whenever I crave something sweet, I would usually go out and spend about $5 on a box of Miss Meringues cookies. I found this recipe and I haven't bought a box since. They are so wonderfully chocolatey and even without the additional chocolate chips (which I omitted the first time I made them and included the second time), they are still wonderful. The best part is that I can control what goes into them to make them sugar-free (by substituting Splenda), and I can have enough to satisfy myself for very few points. Thank you very much for sharing this great recipe!
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2005
I thought this pie was fantastic. Surprisingly easy to make (this was the first from-scratch lemon meringue pie I've made), and I thought it tasted great. Thanks for the recipe! Jules
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2006
I made this cornbread in a hurry to go with a pot of stew, and I was worried because there are so many good cornbread recipes. This is my new favorite. It's so easy to make and the reward is wonderful, sweet cornbread. The only change I made was to substitute melted butter for the oil, but that's just because I didn't have oil on hand. It was wonderful. No more box mixes for me!
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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
These were really great and a lot easier to make than I ever thought. I won't be spending so much money on those frozen ones! Thanks!!
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Texas Okra Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2007
Very good and very filling. I've made this many times and have tried adding different ingredients each time, my favorite one being andouille sausage. It's very versatile and best of all, easy and fast to prepare. Thanks for sharing this one!
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: May 26, 2007
This was surprisingly easy to make. But it certainly tastes like something I spent all day making. This is by far the best homemade pie I have ever made - this recipe is phenomenal! Thank you for sharing!
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
I LOVE this pie. I usually make this exactly as directed. Pouring the yummy liquid on the top not only gives you a beautiful looking pie, but the crust tastes absolutely wonderful (coming from a person who typically will eat everything BUT the crust!). I actually prefer no cinnamon in this pie, but will oftentimes make my own cinnamon ice cream (recipe is on this site), and it goes perfectly together! I will make this pie even when apples aren't in season - it's totally worth it. Thanks for sharing!
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
This was really, really great. It was a lot easier to make than I would ever have expected. I don't care much for vanilla so I substituted maple flavoring and I didn't have enough corn syrup so I used a previous poster's suggestion and used honey instead. My 6 year old and I are probably going to finish it and not have any left for DH when he gets home from work! Thanks for the recipe!
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Family-Style French Toast

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
VERY good! I read someone's recommendation to use sliced apples in the bottom as well, so I sliced some granny smith apples very thin and placed in the bottom of the baking dish along with the butter and brown sugar. This had a perfect texture - not to dry and not too soggy. There was enough sweetness that it didn't need any syrup, but I used a wee bit anyway. :-D I will be making this again and again, and I can't wait to have company over for breakfast so I can try this out on them! Julie
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Banoffee

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2008
While living in Northern Ireland, I would eat this like there was no tomorrow whenever my mother-in-law would make it. Since my in-laws are in town visiting, I wanted to try this out and see how it was received. I slacked a bit on the condensed milk - I substituted (as others have done) the milk with Dulce de Leche, which is easy to find in any store in Texas where I now live. My only complaint about my dish was that the bananas in the store were not as ripe as they should have been for this dish. I topped it with whipped cream and finely chopped pecans. My mother-in-law seemed to really love it, which made me very happy. I am glad I came across this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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Sweet Potato Bread I

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
Very tasty. I'll definitely be making this again to use any leftover sweet potatoes. :-) I had to modify it a bit because I didn't have oil. I used 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco, and it still came out perfectly.
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Spinach Noodles

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
ended up adding a load more flour but think it was because I didnt allow the spinach to drain fully. Very nice.
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
This was my first attempt at homemade carrot cake. I always thought it was going to be a very complicated process, but this was so easy... Probably my oven but these cakes were done in about 40 minutes. The result was a moist and very flavorful cake that I will be making again and again!
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