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Dorothy Lynch® Style Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2014
This recipe is absolutely amazing. My husband loves Dorothy lynch so I was skeptical but he didn't even notice it wasn't his usual salad dressing. I did use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. It turned out the perfect texture. The second time I made it I used slightly less vinegar and slightly more sugar and I added 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Then I pulsed it in the blender and this is now our favorite salad dressing.
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Jalapeno Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
This was so easy and very yummy. I followed the recipe exactly and I didn't have any problems with it setting up. My sure jell box was 1.75 ounces, so I hesitated, but still used it, and didn't change a thing, and it worked perfectly still. It isn't too spicy, nor is it mild. I made it to serve at a baby shower over cream cheese and with wheat thins and it was a huge hit!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2011
Oh my heavens! I have tried a lot of corn bread recipes (did I say A LOT?) and this is my favorite one I have ever made. My family loves it and wants me to make another batch. I even doubled it the first time. I made no changes except I made my own buttermilk using milk and a tablespoon of vinegar. Everything else was exact. So tasty! Thanks for the recipe!
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Corn Dogs

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2010
I made these exactly as the recipe stated and they were awesome! I had never made homemade corndogs before and they were such a cinch. I followed the recipe exactly as stated (with the exception that I omitted the black pepper because my husband doesn't like it) and had no problems at all. It only made 13 for me, though. I didn't roll them in flour as some readers suggested, I simply dried each hotdog off with a paper towel and then rolled it in the batter. It stuck! My kids were begging for more. I thought these were better than the state fair corndog I had back in August!!
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Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
Oh my, my, my....so tasty! I added sage and rosemary and another bag of pinto beans and doubled the recipe. I also added a few extra brats. My family doesn't usually do well with soup, but there were no complaints with this!!
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Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
I made this today and it turned out perfectly! Instead of one flan pan I used a decorative muffin pan that has six muffins and this made individual flans. (I had a bit leftover and out it in a small pie pan.) I omitted the orange juice and orange peel (don't care for orange flavor) and also omitted the whole milk and instead used 1 whole can of evaporated milk. Everything else I followed exactly as the recipe stated and the taste is amazing! It was a huge hit for my family, also. My husband said it is better than the flan in the local Mexican restaurant. Thanks!
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Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2010
These are so simple and so yummy. I had to add a little more powdered sugar because the peanut butter mixture was too creamy and I was afraid it wouldn't set up on the graham crackers. I ended up adding an addition 1/2 cup and it worked great. They were a huge hit and so simple!
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Boston Cream Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
I loved it! I made this and took it to school with me and it was a HUGE hit with the teachers, too. I didn't change anything except I only had a regular sized vanilla cake and I made it according to directions, and then only used half of it. The other half my kids enjoyed!
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2009
This is a very easy recipe. I basically followed it exactly except I used two packets of taco seasoning. The first one I used as the recipe states and mixed it with the refried beans. The second package I mixed in with the sour cream and cream cheese. I think it added a little more of a taco flavor. Everyone loved it and it was devoured in no time!
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Whipped Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2008
So easy and simple to make. I followed some other advice and used 2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar and it was absolutely delicious.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
This peanut brittle turned out perfectly the first time. I followed the recipe exactly and when the temperature reached 300, I turned it off and added the butter and baking soda. (make sure to have it measured and ready to add quickly) I did double the batch, and the only thing I would do differently is pour it into two different pans and not try to fit it all into one. I used a 17 X 12 Jelly roll/sheet cake pan, and it was still too thick to try to add it all on there and it took a long time to cool and then it was difficult to break as it was really too thick. It still turned out delicious, but next time I make it I will either not double the recipe, or use two pans for it to set up.
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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2008
I have made this two times and the first time I cooked it until the temperature was 285 like the recipe states. It set up, but wasn't crunchy. The second time I cooked it until the temperature was 295 and it turned out perfect. Both times I used one cup white sugar and one cup brown sugar. I also put almonds on half and left the other half without. Very yummy either way.
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Ham and Cheese Picnic Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
This is a fantastic bread recipe. It is so simple to make. I simply used the dough mixer on my kitchen aid and let it mix for about 5 minutes and then let it rise. Then I let it mix again for a few more minutes and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. I did not make one large loaf, but instead I made four small loaves so we could each have our own. I only added ham and one cheese stick (it was the only mozzarella cheese I had) per loaf and it turned out wonderful. My family thought the bread was delish! One note, make sure to pinch the sides of the bread together completely. I did on all but one and had cheese leak out the sides. Very, very good.
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2008
Update. I made this again for Christmas and this time I used half coconut milk and half of the half n half. It was so delicious. My family said it was the best coconut pie they have ever eaten. I made the butter flaky pie crust recipe (this site) to go with it (very good) and made the homemade whipped cream (this site) as well. It was simply heavenly! This is a very good recipe. I actually didn't have any half n half or heavy cream so instead I thought I would try it with what I did have...2% milk. I thought it might be a little bland, but it was actually very good. I added 1/4 cup more coconut than the recipe called for, and it was gobbled up quickly by the myself and the kids.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2008
Wonderfully good. I followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn't change a thing. My kids give it five stars, too.
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Cooky Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2008
I have made this recipe several times now and every time I ask my kids what kind of cookie they want, they always say these. They are scrumptious! The best I have ever had...and I make a lot of cookies! I never change a thing on the recipe with one exception. I have tried both cornflakes and rice krispy cereal and I prefer the rice krispy cereal better.
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2008
Oh so yummy. I like strawberry jello but not actual strawberries, so used two boxes of the jello and left out the strawberries and it was very good.
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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole I

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2008
This was very yummy. My children were asking for the leftovers! I made a few adjustments simply because I didn't have the pimento pepper, so instead I added mushrooms with the onion and bell pepper and I sauted them all together before adding. I also cooked five chicken breasts in the slow cooker all day and used the broth off of them instead of the wine. It was simply delicious!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2008
My family just finished testing this cake. They all give it five stars and I have some picky eaters! It was very moist and absolutely perfect. I did not change a single thing about the recipe except I used two nine inch round pans instead of a cake pan. I had a little bit of a problem getting the cake out of the pans because of its moistness and density. Next time I make it I will not just spray the pans but also flour them and maybe that will help. Very, very good!
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