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Linzer Tarts

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2006
These were terrific!!! Used another reviewer's suggestion and rolled into a ball and then put a thumb print. Used a squeezeable raspberry jam and worked great. Received many compliments.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
Awesome! I did make some changes. Rubbed the pork with onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper. I added one envelope of dry onion soup mix to the bottom of the slow cooker. Added 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the dressing and cranberry sauce (to thicken), poured it over the pork and cooked on low for 8 hours. Yum, yum, yum!!! My husband and children ages 7, 6, and 4 loved it too. Thanks so much for the great idea.
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Roll-Out Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2009
Tasted great. I did have to add 1-3 tablespoons of milk to get the dough to the right consistency. Cookies kept their shape nicely. I will try glaze next time. I just sprinkled colored sugar before putting the cookies in the oven.
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
I never made mashed potatoes before. I wanted a simple recipe and this was it! Although simple - it tasted great!! I did double the milk and butter per other reviews and was glad I did. I also followed the tip to add potatoes back in the hot pan to make sure to remove excess water from drained potatoes. Thanks for a great recipe, which I will be making over and over.
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Quick Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2009
First let me say I do not like chicken soup - until now. Great recipe. I did make the following changes to fit my taste. Used half low sodium chicken stock and the other half vegetable stock with two bay leaves. Added two stalks of celery. Omitted cilantro and added fresh parsley and basil. At the end, added small shells pasta. My husband and three children ages 7, 6 and 4 loved it. I know I changed the recipe, but thanks for a great base.
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2008
5+++++ I would give this recipe more stars if I could. I used 4 very ripe bananas. They were perfectly moist and delicious. The kids loved them as well. I used a store bought cream cheese frosting, but next time I will try a recipe from scratch from this site for the frosting. Thanks so much for sharing such a great recipe!!! Will be making these again!!!
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London Broil II

Reviewed: May 28, 2007
Yum, yum, yum!!! I would rate this more if I could. Thanks for the excellent recipe. We all enjoyed this recipe - even my 5, 3-1/2, and 2 year olds ate it with no complaints. I served theirs in taco shells and ours (hubby and I) with a salad. I marinated the London Broil for 9 hours and thought it was tender and really flavorful. My husband and I do not normally care for London Broil, but we love it now. I can't wait to make this again. A really enjoyable meal!!!
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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
I made the following changes per other comments. Reduced butter. Added fresh basil. Increased garlic. Addded white wine. I also allowed the shrimp to sit in mixture to marinate for a few hours before cooking. The shrimp were full of flavor - will be using this simple but delicious recipe often! So good that I don't think I could ever eat shrimp scampi at a restaurant again. Thanks for a great shrimp dish!
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Tiny Tarts

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
5+++ stars. Amazingly awesome!! The only change I made was I used 4 oz. of cream cheese vs. 3 oz., and I added 1 tablespoon of sugar per other reviewer's suggestions. These are always a hit. Make sure to double the recipe because they always go. I didn't grease pastry muffin cups and had no problems with them sticking. Thanks for the great recipe.
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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2010
5++ Delicious and not dense at all. The center is nice and moist (the way I like it) and the edges are crispy (the way my husband likes). I get so many compliments each time I make this. My children love it. I did read the reviews before I made it and reduced the baking powder to 2 TEASPOONS. I used frozen blueberries and coated them with some flour so they wouldn't sink to the bottom. The cooking time for me was closer to an hour. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! So good with a cup of hot coffee or tea! As I am writing this review I think I need to go downstairs and have another piece.
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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely one of my new favorites. I doubled the recipe for a 13 X 9 pan. The cooking time for me was about 35 minutes. For the topping I used half white sugar and half brown sugar. I also used walnuts (what I had on hand). Very moist and gooey. The strawberries just melt in your mouth and in the cake. I dusted the strawberries in flour before adding them to the top of the batter, and the strawberries did not fall to the bottom of the cake. Tasted good out of the oven but so much better the next day. Thank you for an outstanding recipe!!!!!!!
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Aunt Bev's Famous Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2006
Excellent! Made for my hubby for his birthday. He said it was the best! I used 7 Granny Smith apples. I used the Pillsbury boxed double pie crust (maybe one of these days, I'll attempt a crust from scratch). Also, as other reviewers suggested, I used 1 tsp. lemon juice and sprinkled the bottom of my pie crust with flour before filling. I didn't have the problem with it being too watery, but I did let it sit in the fridge for one day before slicing. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Glazed Meatloaf II

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2006
I would give this more stars if I could!!! The best meatloaf I've ever had. I did add some Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, 1 whole onion and 4 cloves of garlic. It was so delish. My husband and 4 yr. old kept complimenting how great it was. I crumbled it up and put it in hot dog rolls for my 4 and 3 yr. old. Definitely a keeper - thanks for the awesome recipe!!!
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Cream Cheese Squares

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2008
5+++++! So yummy! People go crazy for these. I get so many compliments each time I make them. An easy recipe - but so delicious. They definitely taste better once they have sat in the refrigerator over night. I reduce the melted butter to 3 tblsp. and that is more than enough. I also add chopped pecans on top with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe!
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Dinah's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2007
Delicious 5+++ stars with the following changes per other reviews. Cut butter by 1/2 and used 1 can of clam juice in mixture. Cook caps upside down for 10-15 mins. to eliminate excess moisture. Sautee onion and garlic. I used 3 packs of reg. white mushrooms, but could have easily used 4 packs for the amount of mixture in this recipe. Received rave reviews. Thanks so much for the great recipe!! Try this one (w/ changes) and no one will be disappointed.
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
These are great with a few changes. I add about 1/4 cup of finely chopped pecans OR walnuts plus 1/4 cup (or less) of finely chopped sliced almonds. In order to prevent the cookies from crumbling when sliced, I cut them straight out of the oven. I don't let them cool at all. Be careful not to burn yourself. I wear mits. Also I drizzle the biscotti's with melted white and milk chocolate. Really look gourmet and taste great too!!! Thanks for the simple but yet very tasty recipe!!!
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New Red Potato Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
I made some changes to modify our taste. With these changes, I think this is a great recipe and simple too. I omitted the eggs (don't care for eggs). I reduced mayo by 1/2. I added more green onions. I also added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed and 1/4 teaspoon dill. Also, needed more salt than recipe stated. Per all recipes' cooking potatoes tips, my potatoes were the perfect texture. I left the skins on cut them into bite-size chunks. Place them in a pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and salt the water. Keep the pot at a gentle boil and cook for approx. 8-15 minutes until tender and drain. Cool potatoes by spreading them on a baking sheet in a single layer. I never liked making potatoe salad because I'd either have hard or mushy potatoes. If you follow the cooking steps, I think you'll have perfectly cooked potatoes.
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2007
I thought these were good - not great. I like my bacon crispy, and I couldn't seem to crisp the bacon without burning the bottoms (which I had to throw a few away because bottoms were burnt so be careful). However, my company raved about them. I doubled the quantity, and they all went. Not sure if I'd make again, because I didn't care for them. They were a hit though. Thanks for the recipe.
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2007
It was okay and easy to make. Just wasn't exactly what I was looking for. My son didn't like the frosting. I only used 2 cups of sugar like other's suggested. Maybe I should have used more? It tasted sweet enough, but too buttery like buttercream, which I do not like. I'm still looking for the perfect frosting for a chocolate cake.
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Bottom Round Roast with Onion Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
I took other reviewers suggestions about browning the roast first. Then followed the recipe exactly. The flavors were good, but I found it to be very dry. I cooked a 4.5 lb roast for 4.5 hours. Maybe I cooked it too long? Not sure if I will try again. Maybe I should have used another cut of meat or cooked it in a crock pot? Based on the great reviews, I was anticipating it not to be so dry. I just could have done something wrong. Also, the one cup of water with one tablespoon of flour was not enough to thicken the remaining juices to make a gravy.
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