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Plantation Gingerbread

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2011
Absolutely wonderful! This gingerbread turned out exactly like I had hoped. It was dense, flavorful, and delicious. The spices were just right. Mine was a titch dry, but I think I just cooked it too long. It had such a nice flavor I know I"ll try it again and just cook it a hair less. If you're looking for a yummy, traditional gingerbread cake, this is it!
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Soft Sugar Cookies V

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
Absolutely delicious! These cookies were flavorful, soft (even a few days later) and easy to work with. I didn't even chill the dough a long time. I just rolled it out, put it on a cookie sheet, and set it in the freezer for 1/2 hour. Then it was well-chilled and easy to work with. This is a great sugar cookie recipe if you're bored with the flavorless ones you usually get at holidays.
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Sweet Potato Souffle III

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2007
I don't even like sweet potatoes (I made this dish for my husband who loves them), but this recipe is a deliciuos way to make sweet potatoes. I have to admit I tasted it several times as I was cooking it because the flavor of the vanilla and the smooth, creamy texture were so good! I didn't actually make this topping so I can only rate the potato part. (My husband likes the drizzled caramel and toasted marshmallows on top like at Texas Roadhouse, so I did that). Overall, I have to say I never thought sweet potatoes could be so good, and everyone at Thanksgiving dinner said the same thing. It was a big hit! I made this recipe for Thanksgiving again this year. I doubled the recipe, then topped half with the original topping and half with toasted marshmallows. Both got rave reviews. I also halfed the butter and sugar in one (even in the topping) for a more diet friendly version, and it tasted just as delicious. Everyone said they'd rather have more sweet pototoes than dessert!
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Sausage Gravy I

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
Fantastic! The bacon drippings make all the difference in the flavor. I'm very picky about my sausage gravy. Most taste flavorless and blah to me. But not this one. This one is rich and delicious. I might add more pepper and less sausage next time, but this is the best gravy recipe I've ever made. Mmmmmmm.....
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Michelle's Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2007
Delicious! These were easy to make and turned out wonderfully. Based on other reviewers' comments that they weren't quite peanut-buttery enough, I increased the PB by 3 oz (to just over 3/4 cup) and eliminated 3 oz. of cream cheese. This made them the perfect amount of peanut buttery. They were a huge hit! I will definitely use this recipe again and pass it on.
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Moon Cake

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Such a fantastic, light recipe. It's a great dessert option when you don't want something rich and heavy. Every time I make it, people ask me for the recipe. The only things I change are that I use real whipped cream and that I add an extra 1/2 cup milk to the pudding because the pudding barely covers the crust. Sometimes I also add crushed, toasted almonds on top. But this recipe is really fantastic as is.
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Sweet Potato Casserole IV

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2009
YUM! My only complaint about this recipe would be that the amount of potatoes needed is a little unclear. I discovered eventually that you need 3 cups of already mashed potatoes. I measured the 3 cups when chopped and raw. Then I cooked and mashed them, leaving me with about half as much as necessary, so I had to cook and mash a second batch. So if you're wondering how many sweet potatoes makes 3 cups mashed, I'd say about 6-7 average sized sweet potatoes. Other than that, it's a wonderful recipe! I don't like sweet potatoes, but these were good enough that even I had a helping. My family went nuts over them for Thanksgiving. I made two batches, one with the recipe's topping, one with caramel and toasted marshmallows. Both got rave reviews. p.s. I used cream because I didn't have any evapoted milk, and it turned out fine.
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German Spaetzle Dumplings

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
Absolutely delicious and authentic. I lived in Germany for a year and spaetzle is one of my favorite dishes. This recipe tastes just like I remember. The only change I made is boiling the noodles in chicken stock. It adds flavor. Otherwise I followed it exactly and it turned out great. My husband even ate them witout gravy this time!
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Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2013
I thought this was a wonderful, very easy, very quick chicken soup recipe. I tried another recipe before this that called for the stock to be from scratch (boiling a chicken, etc.) and this recipe was just as good if not better. I like the spice better on this one too, and it took 1/3 the time! I only made a few small changes. I didn't have marjoram, so I used 1/2 tsp of thyme and 1/4 tsp celery salt. I also ended up adding half a can of cream of chicken soup, because I like my soup a little thicker and creamier. But the broth before I added it was delicious, so don't think the soup needed it. I threw in a few more vegetables that I had on hand as well. But even without them, the soup would have been flavorful and good. My husband, who is picky about his chicken soup, ate two bowls and my mother said it was probably the best chicken soup she's ever had! That's quite a compliment coming from my mother!
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
Excellent sugar cookies! Very buttery tasting and very soft. Not flavorless like the ones you buy in the grocery store bakery, but just as soft and light. I also like that it doesn't call for any ingredients I may not have on hand all the time like sour cream or cream of tarter. Just FYI: I wanted a recipe to make cut-outs, but I found this dough a bit mushy for that, even after chilling a while. so if you want to make cut out cookies for decorating instead of rolled in sugar as in the recipe, I'd add an additional cup of flour. Even with that flour, these cookies were soft and very tasty and turned out perfect as Valentines hearts.
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Better Than Best Fried Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
Very good. I followed the recipe exactly (I used 1 tsp salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). It certainly was crispy and the chicken inside was very moist and juicy. The flavor of the batter was quite good (I used Lawry's), and I didn't have any problems with it sticking. I can't say it was the best chicken I've ever had, but it was quite good and I would make it again.
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Creamed Chicken for Biscuits

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Very good. I leave out the garlic because I don't think it needs it. This recipe makes a delicious gravy for biscuits or inside a pie crust for pot pie (just add mixed veggies).
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Sausage, Bacon, Apple and Cornbread Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
Good, but not amazing. I followed the recipe pretty closely. I did omit the sausage links because I thought it would have plenty with just the crumbled sausage (and the sausage content seemed just right that way). I also added a handful of craisins, for color and tartness. And I used 2 boxes of cornbread stuffing mix rather than making cornbread separately. But otherwise I followed the recipe. And it was good. I can't say there was anything wrong with it. But no one made any comments about it or gave any compliments. Personally, I thought the bacon threw off the flavor a bit. It's hard to imagine bacon not making anything better, but stuffing has its own flavor and the bacon sort of confused my pallate a little. I may try this another time, but I will omit the bacon and add less salt.
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Hot Bacon Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2010
Very good. I made this with Truvia (0 calorie natural sweetener) because I'm on a diet. It still tasted really good (I used 12 packets, FYI). I only give it 4 stars because it was a bit too strong/sour for me. I might try a different vinegar next time, like white vinegar, or just reduce the vinegar a little. Or maybe even leave out the mustard? But overall, especially on the salad, it was delicious.
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Easy Never Forgotten Guacamole

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
This was good guacamole. It was creamy and light. But I felt that the cream cheese drowned out the yummy flavor of the avacados, so if I did it again, I'd half the cream cheese. I also added lime at several people's suggestion and it definitely added to the flavor (and I coated the top with lime when storing and it didn't turn dark green). I think I'll make this again with those changes because I liked how smooth and simple it was.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2009
This stew turned out well. It has a good flavor. But it was a bit low on broth/gravy for me. So I added an extra cup of beef broth with a teaspoon of flour mixed in and it was just right. I'll definitely use this recipe again.
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Easy Peach Crisp II

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2007
I never thought I'd say this, but there was too MUCH topping! Not because I don't like topping, but because I physically couldn't fit more than 1/2 of it on top. But it was delcious. And I like this non-oaty topping a lot.
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Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2013
This salad was just so-so for me. (And though I usually get rave reviews for my recipes at family parties, I only got one compliment on this one.) I loved the ingredients in it-- pretty much all things I like. But somehow the final product was kind of bland. It must have been the dressing. I think I will make this again because I really like the parts, but I will use kalamata olives for more flavor, maybe throw in some parmesan for depth, and I might use a bottled Greek or Italian dressing rather than just the oil/vinegar/Italian herbs. I think this salad has potential, but it needs some tweaking to be up to my standards.
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Chocolate Mint Candy Pie

Reviewed: May 17, 2009
I thought this recipe was just OK. It wasn't nearly minty enough, in my opinion, and it was so rich we all could only eat a few bites (there were a lot of plates with half-eaten pieces, which I hate to see after that much work). I didn't use the coffee because I didn't have any on hand. I'm not sure if that would have improved the flavor or just made the mint even less noticable. I wouldn't make this pie again. It wasn't awful, but I'd rather find another recipe for next time with more mint and less heaviness.
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Breakfast Casserole II

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
This recipe was just OK. First of all, it was pretty bland. I would definitely season (and maybe even brown) the potatoes first so they are more flavorful. I also found the potato to egg ratio to be too high. It seemed like mostly potatoes with a little egg around them. I'd half the potatoes if I made it again. It needs salt and pepper for seasoning. And I'd put the cheese throughout for even flavor, not just on top. The whole thing was kind of bland except for the sausagey bites, but it's a good base to start from if you tweak it a bit.
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