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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2008
I halved this recipe and it made 15 delicious muffins. I topped them with a brown sugar crumb topping. I baked them for about 20 minutes. They are very moist. So moist in fact, that next time I make them, I may sub some of the oil with applesauce. I believe I also may add a little more cinnamon...just my preference. Delicious recipe.
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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2008
Yum...yum...yum. This recipe looked more like a muffin recipe to me, so I used 1/2 wheat flour and oil in place of the shortening. They were so delicious. I think I will add more fruit next time and reduce the oil. I don't think it will change the quality of it at all.
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2008
YUM!!! These are the best refried beans ever. I doubled the recipe because I had two functions to take them to in two days. This recipe makes so much though that I really didn't need to do that. There's so much flavor in them. Much better than our fave Mexican restaurant...and I'm sure much healthier too. I'm hooked. Thanks!
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Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2008
Is it so bad for a pregnant woman to eat hot fudge sauce....by itself? (cause that's what I was doing) So delicious, and super easy. It barely took any longer to make than heating up a jar of the store bought stuff. I didn't have semisweet chocolate squares, but fyi, 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips is the same thing.
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
Delicious! I used tomatoes with garlic and basil, only one green pepper, and I absent-mindedly forgot to buy garlic with the rest of my ingredients. Even subbing garlic powder for it made this sauce wonderful. I did drain the hamburger before adding it to the tomatoes. Saved us from a little unneeded fat. So, so good.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
So delicious and easy. I added dried cranberries and orange zest instead of raisins. They were wonderful with orange marmalade, and Easy Devonshire Cream. (from this site)
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Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
My husband gave this a ten, and he never gives tens! For the fudge topping, I used the Hot Fudge Sauce recipe from this site. Its very delicious. Will use this as my chocolate frosting recipe from now on. :-)
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
Awesome! Made as is, then again without the banana because my husband hates banana. Without banana, I added 1/2 cup applesauce to compensate. That was awesome too!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: May 12, 2009
Yum, yum, yum! This was such a great cake. My 3 year old daughter saw a cartoon drawing of an apple cake and wanted to make one. I chose this one, and we weren't disappointed. It was very delicious. We iced it with a cream cheese icing. It was so good that I kept picking at it. So I wouldn't eat the whole thing...I took it to my mother's house for her and my dad to eat it up!
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Colored Sugar

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
Awesome! This worked perfectly. I had spent so much money getting all the ingredients for a cupcake themed baby shower...and forgot the colored sugar...and I didn't want to go back out for that, or spend 5 bucks on it. I used some barely diluted color paste. Put 1/2 cup sugar in a Ziploc bag...added a couple color drops, Viola! Worked like a charm.
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
I thought my other pie crust recipe was good...this will now be my go to pie crust. I imagine that it could be easily halved as the recipe makes a generous double crust. I actually liked having crust dough to spare. It seems like I am always scratching to get enough for my pies. And this crust tastes wonderful...I believe the sugar really adds so much. I used this for a lattice pie, Grandma Opal's Apple Pie from this site. It was delicious as well. Horray for the grandma's!
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Mile-High Apple Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
The taste was awesome, and I loved how the juices didn't flow all over the place when the pie was cut. I will note that I used cornstarch in lieu of potato starch...and I also used 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice. (I didn't want to go to the store for the ingredients I didn't have) One major change I will make for next time is just blending the sugar mixture in with the apples before putting the apples in the crust. After it finished baking, there was stll a heavy layer of t atop the apples...otherwise still very delicious...and nice and gooey.
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2009
Decadent! 1/2 this recipe was perfect for frosting an 8 inch 2 layer cake.
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Chocolate Cream Pie II

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2009
I wish I could give 4 1/2 stars to this recipe. I followed the directions exactly, but really should've heeded the advice of those that said to increase the corn starch to 4 Tbsp. It was such a soft set. The taste was extraordinary, but chocolate is just a bit too thin. 4 Tbsp next time, and it is a 5 star pie.
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Elaine's Sweet and Tangy Loose Beef BBQ

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
YUM!!! This is so delicious. I often buy roasts because they are on sale, but I get stuck making them the same way all the time. This is such a good recipe. I scaled the recipe down to 10 servings, but after removing all the fat, there was only enough meat left to make about 6 good sandwiches. This is a perfect recipe for a laid back dinner with friends and beer. So good. This will go into my collection for sure.
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Marinade for Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2010
Delicious! Saw it featured...and made it the same night. I didn't have parsley, wine vinegar, or lemons. I used balsamic vinegar and lime juice. Omitted the parsley. I pulled some frozen chicken tenders out of the freezer, put them right in the marinade...and left them in the fridge for the day. They were still a little frozen in the middle...but cooked up perfectly on the grill. The whole family loved it.
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2010
I made this as written the first time...ans it turned out great...though it ruined my hand mixer. (it smoked the little motor right up) My husband then bought me a KitchenAid...and it did the job. However, the second time around, I used marshmallow fluff. The results were nowhere near as nice. It was way stickier...and I needed a lot more sugar...and the taste wasn't as nice as a result. I will stick to the heating of mini-marshmallows from now on. (btw, I was making fondant flowers for a friend's wedding cupcakes with this recipe.)
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Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
Without the liquid smoke...4 stars. With liquid smoke...5 stars all the way. I made 2 batches with the first following the recipe exactly and the second adding the liquid smoke. Only one Tbsp is needed. It is a delightful recipe. We live in VA...and my husband grew up in NC. This is dead on bbq. I will never use a different bbq recipe again. And, fyi, I didn't mind the smell in the house...and I have the most sensitive of noses. Perhaps it is because I enjoy the vinegar bbq so much? Yum!
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Fruit Dip II

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2012
It is so delicious. I am sitting here wondering how in the world orange juice and cool whip could improve it at all. And, it's so easy!
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Nina's Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2012
Just made this for a gathering on a 100+ degree day. It will be so refreshing. Used fresh cucumbers from my garden. Delicious! I did substitute 1/4 cup softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup sour cream. Better than I had ever anticipated! YUM!!! Plan to make this as long as I have cucumbers this summer!
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