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Classic Tapioca Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
I made quadruple for a party, and the ratios seemed good. I used non-instant tapioca, and it was in danger of burning in the pan. If you use non-instant, soaking it for a few hours or so might help. I also added about 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (maybe 1/4 to 1/8 tsp for the 6-serving recipe), which I learned about from an Indian chef. I really like the cardamom flavor.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
I made this yesterday. It turned out really good. My meringue did weep a little, and there was a little water under the meringue, but I suspect that is the fault of the humid and rainy weather (I didn't know that affected meringue), the fact that I hand whipped the meringue (I don't have an electric mixer), and that my oven is small and crappy. However, the taste was excellent, and the curd thickened very well. I will definitely make this again.
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Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
When I made this frosting (for a cake), this is the first time I made frosting from scratch. I found it to be pretty easy, but here are some observations I made concerning the instructions: 1. You absolutely have to sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. 2. I found it worked best when I first mixed the super-softened butter and about 1/4 to 1/2 of the powdered sugar, very thoroughly creaming them together with the spatula. 3. Heating the milk a bit (to about drinking temperature) helped. 4. After creating a thick cream of the butter, sugar, and milk, I worked the rest of the powdered sugar and cocoa in until it was smooth. One of my great aunts always made a family-favorite chocolate cake. Now I know why it tasted so good--she used home-made buttercream frosting. =)
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2009
Very good and easy to make.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
Easy to make and delicious.
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Dill Pickles

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
Awesome pickles! perfect taste! Use this recipe for real, delicious dill pickles.
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Spicy Cucumber Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2008
This soup was very good, and very spicy. I was looking for something to make with my cucumbers (other than pickles), and found this recipe. Unlike most of the other cucumber soups, this is hot and doesn't require sour cream. I recommend this recipe. Be careful when blending it, though, so it doesn't explode out of your blender and all over, making a mess or burning you.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2008
This recipe made the best pancakes I ever ate. I won't be looking for any other pancake recipe.
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Sophie's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2008
Wonderful! I actually used this recipe and substituted cucumber for zucchini, and it turned out great. I also added a little nutmeg to it.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2008
This recipe was great. at first i thought the batter was too runny, but it was perfect. my first time making crepes was a big success thanks to this recipe. Note: i used a 8 inch pan, and this recipe made double the "serving size," so perhaps a serving is 2 crepes?
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