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Pumpkin Cake III

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
YUM! Really good! I'm only giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because I had to add and change things in the recipe. 1st time i made it as written. It was very moist, but thought all that oil was not necessary and it neeed more spices. 2nd time i made it i did as others suggested - used 3/4 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce. Added 3/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cloves. The pumpkin flavor was very good with the addition of the spices. The cake was very moist but too moist where it was a little wet and dense. 3rd time i made it i did 3/4 cup oil and no applesauce. Added the nutmeg & cloves. Perfect! Cake was moist (but not wet) and soft and fluffy. This is my go-to pumpkin cake from now on.
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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
Pretty good! Very tasty. I didn't give it 5 stars because i thought there was a little too much chocolate syrup. It made it a little too sweet. Next time I will cut down on the chocolate syrup. I think the peanut butter really made this recipe. I don't think it would taste nearly as good without it. As others have stated i also had to use more ice cream sandwiches - approx 24. You should make this in a deep pan so you don't have to smash the layers down. I will definitely make this again.
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Mexican Chicken I

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2010
Good chicken but it didn't 'wow' me. I thought it was average. I thought it tasted more like chili than a mexican dish. I followed the recipe exactly except I only used 1/2 the amount of black beans. I thought one can was more than enough. Not sure if this will be in our regular meal rotation.
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Yum! This soup had great flavor and easy to make! I only used 1/2 the amount of bouillon since we have to watch our sodium and it still came out great. Also I didn't add salt to the soup since the bouillon has enough. In fact it was probably better that I only used 1/2 because other reviews stated it was a little too salty. I also added rotisserie chicken since I had some leftover in the frig which I thought tasted better in the soup than the ham. Next time I will add more vegetables like corn and peas. This is a keeper! Will definitely make again.
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Cran-Pistachio Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
I was disappointed in this recipe. I didn't think these tasted like pistachio at all. It tasted like almond extract instead. They're good if that's the flavor you're looking for, but I wanted more of a pistachio flavor. I probably won't make these again.
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Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
Very good! The reason why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had to add additional spices to make it taste more like pumpkin. I added 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cloves. The cookies by themselves were very good! I took the suggestion of others for the cream cheese filling and used 8oz of cream cheese, 4 tbsp of butter, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup of powdered sugar. The sandwiches were very good after they sat in the frig to set up! Will definitely make these for thanksgiving.
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Quick Savory Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin Roast

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
Very good! I cooked the pork loin roast to 160 degrees which took a little more than 45 minutes. I even cut the roast length wise so it won't take so long to cook. A 4lb roast is quite big! I think next time I won't cook it as long..maybe to 150 degrees. The pork was slightly tough. I liked the cranberry sauce but didn't love it. I think it had too much bouillon flavor. I will cut down on that next time. Otherwise the sauce was good. I will definitely make this again with a couple changes.
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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
Excellent! Made exactly as the recipe is written. Great chocolate flavor, moist and not too sweet. Some reviews said this cake was dense. I thought it was just the oppsite - light and fluffy. This is definitely a keeper. I recommend using a good quality cocoa powder to produce a cake with good flavor, not one of the store brands like Hershey's.
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Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
This was just ok. I followed the recipe as written, but made one exception. I reduced the sugar in the crumb topping like others suggested, but it was still a little too sweet. Also the crumb topping gets soggy after sitting for a while. I think a more traditional crumb topping may taste better.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2011
Excellent! I made it as written except i added 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Great texture and flavor. It was light and fluffy and just enough banana flavor. I don't think you need to double the topping as others as suggested. There was enough as is. This is definitely a keeper!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
Excellent! My family loves it! The only modification I make is I don't use the entire packet of taco seasoning mix. Just a personal preference. Trying to cut down on our sodium. This is definitely a keeper!
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Overnight Coffee Cake

Reviewed: May 11, 2011
Absolutely wonderful! Made it as written except I omitted the nuts because I don't like nuts in my baked goods. It was moist and quite tasty. I left in the fridge for about 20 hours and it still baked up nicely. This recipe is a keeper.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2011
It was just ok. Nothing to write home about. I made it with chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. I thought 1 can of black beans was more than enough. Those were the only changes I made. I didn't really care for the cumin in it. I think I may try it with a different spice. This has potential but I need to make changes to suit my taste.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2010
This was pretty good! The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because I thought it was a bit salty.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2010
These scones were very good! Like others, I had to bake these a little longer than the recipes states - approx 20 minutes. Will make again!
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Chicken Gruyere with Sauteed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
Tasty! The gruyere cheese is good with the onions & mushrooms. Will definitely make again!
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Chocolate Snaps Sugar Cookie

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
Update: I changed my rating from 5 stars to 4 because I tried the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie 1 recipe from this website and thought it was much better. Cookies tasted great even a few days later unlike this recipe. Previous Rating: This recipe was good. They're soft, chewy, and just the right amount of chocolate. I also took the advice of the others and omitted the 3 Tbs of margarine. I added the cocoa powder with the flour mixture. They came out great! Best if eaten the first day. Not as good as each day passes.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Excellent! The first time making this recipe I followed it exactly as written. I didn't care for the ginger in the pumpkin bread so I omitted it the second time making it. Absolutely loved it! I've received so many compliments. This will be my pumpkim recipe from now on.
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
Excellent! I took the advice of others and only used 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/6 flour and 1/6 cornstarch. It turned out perfect! Not too sweet and the consistency was just like pudding. Tasted great! I'll be using this recipe from now on.
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Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2008
Excellent! I didn't think I'd like ground turkey in chili. I usually use ground beef. But this recipe was very good! Great flavor. This recipe will replace my current chili recipe. This is a keeper!
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