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Banana Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2006
This is my favorite banana bread recipe on this site because it is so good, simple, and quick to put together. It doesn't call for a whole lot of ingredients or complicated process, but it sure makes a good old fashioned banana bread. I usually toss in raisins or chopped dates if I don't have walnuts/pecans. Other things I have added with wonderful results are chopped maraschino cherries or shredded coconut. Although the bread bakes for one hour, it is always very moist. House smells great during the last 15 minutes it bakes. This banana breadhas become one of my husband's favorite treats. It's the only banana bread recipe I use now. Tasty!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
These turned out really well, but I am looking for a chewier oatmeal-choc chip recipe. The texture of these cookies is more crumbly than chewy, but wonderful if you like the crumbly-type of cookie. My husband loves them. I will keep looking for that chewy cookie recipe, but I will probably make this again.
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Luscious Date Bar Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2007
This is a great recipe. Regarding the low review: because there is no oil or butter in the recipe, the moisture content of the dates is very important in how "luscious" this cake is. I get a tub of dates at Costco and I dig out the stickiest, most moist dates in the tub and use for this recipe. This is especially important for the drier 'Deglet Noor' variety of dates. If you can get your hands on *very fresh* 'Medjool' dates, the recipe is phenomenal. In summary, don't use dried up dates because most of the moisture in this cakes derived from the dates and if the dates aren't moist then the cake will be dry. If this were truly a bad recipe, it wouldn't be rated so high. This is a case where the quality of ingredients counts. I have made this a few times and I am comfortable changing it up a little depending on what I have on hand. It's great as-is, but I like it with a handful of Guittard milk chocolate chips and/or a handful of Baker's coconut, too! People who have never eaten dates before rave when they try this cake!
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Kettle Corn

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2007
This is a great recipe. The first time I followed it as it is, and my popcorn burned. I tried it again using the directions from the person who gave instructions on her 11-30-05 review, and it turned out really well. Thanks.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: May 27, 2007
WOW! These came out just perfect on the first try. SO good. I'm going to make them for my Gramma. These are wonderful. Thanks so much for this terrific recipe.
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BAKER'S Classic Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2007
This came out tasting too bitter to eat. I cannot figure out what I did wrong. The only thing I can think of is, I must have microwaved the chocolate too long (even though I didn't microwave it any longer than the recipe said and I watched it very carefully. I thought from the ingredients that this recipe wouldn't be really good because it sounded too simple. When I read the reviews, I thought it must be a lot better than the recipe sounded. Unfortunately, I should have followed my intuition. I won't be serving this fudge to my guests. It's just too bitter. Now I have to go buy more tonight to make another batch of fudge (different recipe, obviously.
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Candy Strawberries

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
GORGEOUS! If you are even curious about these, then you MUST make them. They are so adorable and delicious. I made these along with several other candies for a small Christmas get together and these were such a hit. People thought they were real strawberries rolled in sugar! They were real converstation pieces as I was repeatedly asked how I made them. I told the story of how this was an old recipe I someone posted to AllRecipes and so many people thanked the poster that I had to try it. I am going to make them again next week before my parents and grandma come down to see us. These are the greatest thing, because they seem to be rarely made and unexpected-- older people remember them from their childhood and little kids are pretty excited about them, too. All around good stuff. I followed the recipe word for word and it made gorgeous, gemlike little strawberries. While you may not need all the things in the original recipe, I highly, highly recommend it. The ground walnuts/pecans add such an unusual texture. I put chopped nuts in the food processor and ran the blade on them until they were about the same as ground coffee and that seemed perfect. The green dyed almond slivers are just great for stems. All I did was put a handful of almond slivers in a little bowl and stirred in a few drops of green food coloring until they were coated. Just a great recipe. This is my new Christmas tradition!
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Cream Cheese Mints

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2007
These are delicious. My Gramma made these for my wedding and this recipe is just like hers. I made them for Christmas, used red and green food coloring to make them look like individual red and green gift packages (from a Christmas mold I got at Walmart--the less detailed the mold, the better for this candy). I keep these in the freezer and take them out right before serving them (they don't freeze hard)- the colder they are the better!
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