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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2008
I made this for easter, following several adaptations, of which I think the cup of brown sugar and extra vanilla is key. I got rave reviews, and both my fiance and fiance's father told me it was the best carrot cake they'd ever had (and carrot cake happens to be my future father-in-law's favorite dessert). I'll definately make this again - it's a keeper.
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Hot Cross Buns

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2008
I used dried apricots cut up into raisin-sized pieces, and the flavor with the cinnamon and orange peel icing was divine. The buns didn't rise as much as they should have, so I'd advise that if you're going to make this, proof the yeast by letting it dissolve in the warm liquid before adding other ingredients. Nonetheless, everyone loved them. They tasted especially good heated up in the microwave.
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Country White Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
If you want a slightly sweeter, cakier bread that's good for sandwiches, this is it! The egg is what makes the taste in this recipe. It's not the bread I'd make every week, but it's a nice alternative to other recipes.
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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
No one can believe this uses canned dough! I've made this for a party and a family get-together and always gotten rave reviews. Suggestions: I like to add 1/4 tsp of ginger to the cinnamon and sugar bag. You won't really taste the ginger in the final product, but it will enhance the taste of the cinnamon. Also, DON'T use a tube pan with a separatable bottom, as other users have mentioned the syrup gets all over the place and burns. If you're using a regular pan instead of a bundt pan, I've found that anything more than one layer of dough pieces will keep the center from cooking. Everyone loves this recipe, you can't go wrong - especially for kids.
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Chocolate Chess Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
This is a great recipe, tastes just like my mom used to make. It's my fiance's favorite! For even more decadence, use sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. Sweetened condensed milk gives the pie a super rich texture and flavor, evaporated milk makes it lighter. I alternate between the two depending on how I'm feeling that day.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
My fiance loves rice pudding and he gives this recipe a thumbs-up. I liked it although it is so rich that it's difficult to eat very much, but it's best right away. It does get sticky and dry if left for too long.
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Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
Using this recipe is why I'm known as the pie maker in the family. The spices complement the peaches perfectly without overpowering it. Amazing recipe!
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Mom's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
Easy, simple, and makes incredible crust. If you're new to pie making and are nervous about crust, try this one.
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Spanish Flan

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
I made this for Christmas Eve dinner to go with my sister-in-law's paella. Everyone just loved it. The taste is creamy, smooth, and sweet, and the flan looks so pretty. I had trouble the first time I tried to melt the sugar, and it melded itself to the bottom of the pan. The second time, I put the heat on the lowest setting possible and was very, very patient. Don't give up on it, the end result is so tasty.
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Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
This recipe is fantastic. I Used 1/4 cup flour and 1 heaping tbsp cornstarch. Also made a lattice top. Make sure to put a pan or something under the pie plate in the oven, because this spilled over! After baking, I left it in the pan to cool completely before storing it in the fridge overnight. Everyone loved it, and my fiance told me it was his favorite thing I'd ever made (although he says that about everything). Don't be afraid of the runniness!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
I thought this was a three star, my fiance thought a five star, so this is a compromise. Make sure to add water and cornstarch with the meat, or it will be too dry.
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Spicy Bean Salsa

Reviewed: May 10, 2008
Just gets better with time! I added cilantro (as did other reviewers) and the result was fantastic.
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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Reviewed: May 17, 2008
My sister-in-law claims these are the best cookies she's ever eaten. They are certainly the easiest I've ever made. Very, very rich but perfect for a group - who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate?
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Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: May 22, 2008
This was very satisfying, rich, creamy, filling - not to mention easy and cheap! I also sauteed onions and garlic, and added about 3 cups of chopped mushrooms as a substitute for the beef. I left out the flour and salt. My best addition (according to my fiance) was a bunch of cracked pepper. The mustard is really good - gives it a more layered taste. This isn't sophisticated, it's just good old comfort food.
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Perfect White Bread

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
This is essentially the recipe my mom always made when I was small, and the one I've gone back to after trying a half dozen others. Nothing else comes close! The slight tweaks I've made are as follows: I always proof the yeast first in the warm water by adding a generous pinch of sugar and letting it sit for 10 minutes. Seems to get a better result - maybe it wakes the yeast up? Secondly, instead of shortening I use melted and cooled butter. Finally, I mix in five cups of flour to the dough, then mix the final cup in during the kneading process (the dough will start out fairly sticky). Great recipe!
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Peanut Noodles

Reviewed: May 28, 2008
A new favorite. This tastes just like my favorite sesame noodles dish from Chinese restaurants. My fiance and I finished the whole thing! I doubled the green onions (and included more than just the white parts). Next time, I'll add shrimp or chicken. This was good with a side of broccoli.
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Peach Upside Down Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2008
This had a good flavor, but came out really mushy. My fiance loved it, and it was definately enjoyable, but the texture was a little strange. I added 1 tsp of vanilla to the cake batter.
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