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Strawberry Dream Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2008
I have made this recipe twice now. Both times it was very good. However the second time I used a cake mix that called for three eggs so I added a forth as the recipe said. (add an extra egg!) Don't do that. Three eggs is enough the forth makes it just too heavy. It was still good but comparing it to the first cake it was not as good. For best results use the strawberry cream cheese, there is something about it that just makes a difference. I used the regular cream cheese the second time and just added a tablespoon of strawberry preserves and it tasted very good but was not as good as when I used the strawberry cream cheese. As for the icing I did the icing that was suggested the first time and it was good but all the things the other reviewers said I found to be true. Just realize that it will be a little difficult to work with. The second cake I used the icing recipe that I found on here several years ago and it has been my stand by since. 1 cup of whipping cream whipped with 1 box of instant pudding(I use cream cheese flavor) and then fold it into a 8 oz tub of cool whip. It is nice and stiff and tastes great. It compliments this cake well.
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Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2010
This is such an outstanding recipe, thanks so much to the cook who shared it. Over the past 45 years I have probably made hundreds of apple pies but this one is just a treat! I made it as written. The process and the iron Skillet is the key to the finished product being so good. I like cooking with Iron cookware so I was delighted to find this recipe. You may want to adjust the amount of white sugar you put on the apples between the layers. I cut it in half because I just know how we like things. It is super sweet no matter how much you put between the layers because of the butter and brown sugar on the bottom. Just adjust to your own families taste but do make it. It is a wonderful pie.
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Russian Potato Salad from Costa Rica

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
I have been making this for years but didn't know it was Russian. I personally like it. I do use pickled beets and or pickled eggs because I like the zing from the vinegar, it gives it more taste. If you like beets you will like it. Thanks for sharing.
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Cabbage and Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
Great basic recipe. I have made this for years (Polish you know!!) After 40 years I think I have thought of most every variation. They are all good with this dish. I usually make mine in a skillet then add noodles at the end with a half cup of sour cream. It is just a nice touch, tastes great!
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Pork Balls and Sauerkraut

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2010
This is a good recipe, I have made it and also expanded on it several times. If you don't like sauerkraut then it is not for you, but for us who have Polish roots it's a favorite. A word about the rice, unless you are using minute rice always precook your rice or at least cook it halfway to done before putting it in a recipe like this one. I have also made this dish using the suggestion of another reviewer of adding the can of tomato soup. If you really feel lucky then put a layer of fresh cabbage on the bottom of the pot then your meatballs and add a half of the tomato soup and finish it off on the top with one of the cans of sauerkraut (only use one can of Kraut) and finish with the other half can of soup.This is similar to a stew my grandma use to make at New years. Very good but only if you like cabbage!
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Lasagna Bolognese

Reviewed: May 28, 2010
I used this recipe tonight. My husband and I like unusual sauces and this one was unique and actually very good. It's all a matter of personal taste. I made only half a recipe and froze the left overs. It is big if you do it all and I believe is meant for large dinner parties. As for the calories if you don't want calories what are you doing looking at Lasagna recipes? I liked the addition of all the vegetables. I did cut the sage because I wanted to sleep tonight and didn't want heartburn! The sausage gives it plenty of flavor. A good recipe if you want something different. Thanks for sharing.
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Dutch Apple Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
This was a nice cake. I made it in a smaller tube pan and put the apples some butter brown sugar and some cinnamon on the bottom then put batter on top. The apples and brown sugar made a nice glaze when the cake was turned out of the pan. It is great warm but keeps well too for morning coffee.
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Chicken Zucchini Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
This is a great tasting recipe. I made it exactly as written the first time and then made a couple of changes tonight just to suit my own taste. I added 2/3 cup of milk to the egg mixture to make a little more custard. It covers the dish a little better and I used muenster cheese instead of mozzarella for the top. If you have dental work like I do mozzarella is hard to handle. It strings and sticks to the place of choking you. I found a long time ago that muenster cheese has pretty much the same taste without the sticking qualities. Neither the milk nor the change in cheese detracted from the taste. A very good recipe and good with salsa served along side. Thanks for sharing.
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Cheater's Apple Strudel

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2011
This is a good basic recipe for quick strudel. My family enjoyed it and it didn't take the whole day to make! I made the recipe as written but used caramel ice cream syrup instead of the butterscotch chips. Gives it a richer flavor and more even sweetness it also doesn't have lumps of chips if you serve it cold.
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Paska Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2010
This is very good Paska. It is not however, for someone who does not like getting their hands dirty. It is best made in a large crock, using a wooden spoon and hands for mixing. It makes a lot of dough but it handles well and the finished product is worth the time. This is the first year I have used a different recipe for my easter bread. I have used my polish grandmothers recipe for 40 years. This one is just as good and it makes more bread than hers does. I made it as written, just dropped the lemon zest because lemons were not something found in most polish households in 1914 when my she came here. Otherwise it is pretty much her recipe only on a grander scale. I made 3 medium size loaves of bread, a tray of rolls for dinner, and three pie plates of cinnamon rolls out of the dough. I have three married children all of whom stopped by this evening to gather their goodies!
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Upside-Down Peach Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
This is a good muffin recipe and of course can be used with other fruit as well. I like good base recipes that I can use with many other fruits etc. This one qualifies! I made them with fresh peaches today with my granddaughter. She put the peaches in the bottom. If you just remember to spray the cooking spray into the tins the muffins will have a better chance of getting out in one piece. If they don't and a few of them stick, no one died and they still taste great. You just take a spoon and spread the butter and peaches left onto the muffin. Perhaps the number of stars should be based on taste because everyone's technique is different. Thanks for the recipe.
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Grandma's Applesauce Meatballs

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2010
These were very good. A nice change from meat loaf and other ground beef dishes. I am always looking for new things, after 40 years of cooking you kind of run out of ideas. I made these as the recipe was written. Served with salad and buttered noodles. Thanks for the recipe, from one grandmother to another :-)
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Pierogies

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
Great dough recipe. It handles well and allows you to make the shell thin without fear of it leaking. My grandma's were neat little pouches with potatoe filling. Thanks for this recipe. I am finally able to replicate the pierogies I grew up loving.
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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach Blue Cheese and Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
My favorite variation to this recipe is to mix the bacon with a cup of spinach dip from the deli counter. Roll the chicken breast in rye bread crumbs and saute it in butter before stuffing it. Then bake in oven as described. There is no blue cheese but it is just great!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
Great recipe. I have been making it for 40+ years. If I am really in a hurry I just cut up some ham and throw it into the sauce. You have a whole meal in a dish. It is whole food..no additives and very tasty. The onion really gives it nice flavor. Pepper is a good addition too. It is pretty much fool proof.
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Cabbage Kielbasa Supper

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
Good recipe, if you want to use potatoes(which I do) use red potatoes. They hold their shape and don't turn into mush (not that that is a bad thing). I use a little white wine too. This is similar to our family recipe for a New Years day stew that I have made for 40 years. We are polish but that is close to Germany. I serve with sour cream on the side.. just yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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Kielbasa Hash With Carrots and Caraway

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
This recipe has great potential. Just dump the carrots and caraway and use a diced green or red pepper in their place. Top it with an egg and some salsa and you have a tasty dish.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
This was a nice addition to my pork recipes. I do a lot of pork and this recipe was very good. It had a great taste, not overpowering but tasty. Very simple and can be used with conventional oven as well as slow cooker. I used the regular oven at 300 for about 4 hours. the ingredients sound odd but taste great together. A Keeper! I wrote this review several months ago..since then I have made it many times. I just wanted to add that you can use Russian dressing, or sweet and sour most anything and the taste is good. Catalina is also good.
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2008
I agree with the lady who wrote that this is an excellent sweet bread dough as well. I like it for cinnamon rolls becasue it is a little lighter and doesn't dry out quickly. The donuts were good but if oil is not the right temp or if you turn your back they will come out too dark. If they are dark at the edge where you can see then they are much too dark on the bottom. I don't have a temp regulated fryer. I use my moms cast iron pan and a thermometer. I would recommend a fryer if possible but they will still be too dark if you cook the time specified. A great dough for many sweet bread uses and good donuts with careful watching. Thanks for sharing.
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Baked Spaghetti

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2008
I have made baked spaghetti for years but I believe that I like this one the best. It is definately my husbands favorite. I use cottage cheese because the ricota makes it pretty solid and not a lot of taste. I put an egg and part of the cheese into it along with salt and pepper and it is very tasty. I also put a little of the meat sauce between the spaghetti and the cheese layer,not a lot but enough to cook into the spaghetti on the bottom. It will probably be better if you let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes before serving.Great the second day!
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