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Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2008
This has been a family standby for decades(3+). I make it even easier by skipping the recipe for the topping and subbing hershy's hot fudge topping. Easier and less expensive than making it. My adult children and nephews cannot tell the difference. You can turn this into a turtle torte by adding carmel drizzles and subbing pecans for the peanuts. The next generation now fights over any leftovers.
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2008
This was good. Next time will decrease the cooking time, they were a little crispy after 30 minutes. I'll also increase the cookie mixture by 1/3 to 1/2 because we would have liked more cookie to jam ratio.
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Olive and Blue Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2008
I make this with chopped balck olives. It is a hit everytime. This was the dish that showed me I love bleu cheese. I serve it with Triscuts. Always a hit
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Belgian Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2008
This has been a popular recipe in our family for several decades. The only change I would strongly recommend is to cut the sugar in half- 1/2 cup (or less). I add green pepper and 1/4 t celery seed. My kids even ate it when they were little.
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Hamburger Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2008
Cut this recipe in half. Used leftovers for the potatoes and mashed potatoes. Used canned tomatoes instead of the tomato soup and added chili sauce to add spice. It was a hit. It is a simple recipe that can be altered to use up you leftovers.
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No Bake Cookies V

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2008
Maybe 3.5 stars. It is easy and you can't go wrong with cocoa and peanut butter, but there are other no bake cookies that I think are better on this site.
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German Rouladen

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2008
I haven't made this recipe, but I frequently make German Rouladens from a family recipe. I use round steak instead of flank steak, and it works just fine. Actually, it is usually more tender and cheaper. I use string instead of toothpicks. I cut all the string I am going need before I start wrapping. I do it assembly line style: Beef, onions, bacon, parsley, any other ingredients. Yes, sometime it feels like you need a third hand. I Simmer the rouladens in beef stock or consume for 2 or more hours in the same pan I brown them in, resulting in a deeper flavor and fork tender meat. Onions, bacon and parsley are standard ingredients, however mustard and pickles indicate the local traditions. Hope this helps turn the recipe into a 5 star for everyone.
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2008
Love it. I found this recipe originally in the Chicago Tribune- October 3, 1991. Yep, I cut it out and kept the recipe. It has become part of our family's Christmas morning brunch tradition. It is a big hit every time I take it to a function with many requests for the recipe. There is nothing "light" about this cake, but it is worth every calorie loaded bite. For those who must count- 1/12 of a cake is 441 calores, 63 mg cholesterol, 26 g fat. **Update** I just read all of the reviews. There are some differences between the AR recipe and the original Chi Trib one. I think the differences created some of less than 5star reviews. Original recipe calls for: Almond extract 1 teaspoon (may address the too almondy issues.) 10" springform pan (should solve the too cakey issue.) Bake 45-55 minutes (Should address the over cooked or dry comments.) Hope this helps.
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Surprise Meringues

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2008
This is a good solid meringue recipe. the cookies are light, but really sweet.
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Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
I change this recipe a little. I omit the pork and add chicken and/or broccoli and celery. I never add MSG. I have started to roll these in phyllo sheets insteas of egg roll wraps. I bake the phyllo wraps in 400 degree oven until crisp and brown. A little less fat and no fryer clean up.
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
I cut the butter to 3/4 c and incresed the peanut butter to 3/4 c. as suggested by others. The rest I followed exactly. These are a great warm weather treat. I will decrease the butter a little more the next time. I can't wait to try some of the other suggestions for this cookie.
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Kidney Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2008
I have used this recipe for over thirty years. The only thing I do differently is I add celery seed. This recipe is nutritious, simple, delicious and always a hit.
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Bran Flax Muffins

Reviewed: May 15, 2008
I have made this recipe many times. I have followed the recipe as written and exchanged and omitted fruits and veggies based on what I had in the house. I have omitted the oil completely. I have subbed wheat bran for oat bran when I was out. They have always turned out great. The only thing I have always done is use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose. This recipe actually makes 24 muffins and generally takes 20-25 minutes to bake.
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Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2008
Just made this one. It was amazing. No need to change anything. Had to broil inside because of the weather and was still great.
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