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Strawberry Pie II

Reviewed: May 29, 2011
This Strawberry pie is the best!!! Regarding other comments: I always puree my strawberries in the blender or food processor; I never just mash them. (and I do use about a quart and a half) If you brush egg whites (mix with a little water) on your pie crust before baking it will help prevent a soggy crust and instead of pouring mixture over strawberries mix all in a large bowl and let it cool before adding to pie crust. Also, if the strawberry mixture is allowed to cook per the recipe it actually reduces the mixture and makes it much thicker than just cooking for a few minutes. (I do only use 1/2 cup water) I might add 1 drop of red food coloring while cooking but no more to get a redder color. Finally, I always make my own whipped topping using the whipping cream but I add confectioners sugar to mine after almost finished whipping (taste it) and never use out of season berries. This pie is always my big hit for Memorial Day and there is NEVER any left!
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Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2008
Very easy recipe, easy to make, I liked it just okay because I thought it was a bit too messy. If I try it again I will use less chocolate to see if that makes a difference.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
Mixed the main ingredients and separated in half - one half I added cinnamon and walnuts and the other half I added pecans and choc. chips. Both were good but the cinnamon walnut version was the winner. These are excellent cookies and everyone loved them! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Chocolate Decadence Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
I made this cake (and BTW it is the original Chocolate Decadence that was created by a Chef in the early 70's) - it's almost difficult to call it a cake. Remove the eggs from heat when they are about room temp to the touch and constantly whisk, remove from heat and whip the eggs on medium speed for about 4 minutes; also the cake should still be "jiggly" in the center when you take it from the oven. The recipe I use requires the cake to be frozen for 12 hours after cooled from the oven and about 15 minutes prior to serving set out on counter. Spread thin layer whipped topping on sides and top(home made - 1 C heavy whipping cream, 1 T conf. sugar and 1/2 t. vanilla) - load with chocolate curls in the center and pipe some whip cream using a star tip around the curls. Raspberry sauce is excellent on the plate. It is 12 servings because it is so increadibly rich. This is the best truly chocoholic recipe I have ever made! Thanks so much for sharing it. You must try this!
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Pecan Cream Cheese Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2008
These are super easy and really good! I substituted the yellow cake for a lemon cake mix (didn't have the yellow on hand) and they were still super yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
This recipe was super easy and very good! The only adjustment I made was adding a little milk as previously suggested, I used pie/pastry filling (not as sweet as the jam) and I added some pecans to the dry mix. Mine came out great and I didn't think they tasted "cakey" at all. Hubby even really liked them and he is not a big sweet eater! Thanks for the recipe!
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Simple Sausage Strata

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
I have a recipe very similar to this; I do everything as suggested here except I use a mix of cheddar and moz. cheese and add just a half a cup or so of milk to my eggs and no mustard. I layer bread first, then sausage, then cheese then pour egg mixture over all and bake. This dish should not be soggy. Tastes yummy!
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
This is a great treat; I like to switch up sometimes to strawberry jam. A hint for those of you trying to spread the jam - heat it up a bit in the microwave before spreading (put it in a bowl:) - also, I am going to try another viewers tip to put the jam on the buttom crust and cream cheese on top of that. Thanks for the recipe!
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
Easy Easy Easy! I wanted to make my first peanut butter cookies (I don't care much for peanut butter thus not part of my recipe box) and these seemed so easy I had to try them. I did change up the sugar to 1/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown and a half tsp. vanilla (because I am such a vanilla person.) I rolled these into walnut size balls and then after on my pan (covered with parchment) I used a fork and pressed them down a bit. They don't spread so that is important to keep in mind before you cook - thin or thick cookie? I cooked them for a minute or so longer than suggested and they came out fine (maybe a tad brown on bottom) but my husband really liked them. I did try a bite and thought they were very peanut buttery but the consistancy is good and they are attractive cookies. My dad tried a couple and thought they were harder than he would have liked so we put them in the micro for a few seconds and he liked them much better. I can only say if you want to make a cookie for someone that loves peanut butter and you want the easiest recipe you have ever tried then this is it!
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Bacon and Tomato Cups

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2008
Yummo! I had to try this one after reading all the reviews and thought it was pretty good and super easy to make. I would have given it a 5 but since I made modifications I didn't and don't believe everyone would love this; however, my hubby is a tough critic and he really liked them. Based on others feedback I did change up the recipe a bit - I did use some green onions with the regular onion (about the same amount as called for when combined), I do not like Swiss Cheese so I used Mozarella, I also cut up my bacon prior to cooking and used a 12oz. pkg of center cut bacon, I added 1/4 tsp of basil and 1/4 tsp of a basil mix (used for dipping bread with olive oil)and lastly I bought one can of 10 biscuits and divided the layers into thirds. I think dividing into fourths would not be enough bisquit and more would be too much. I also did like other readers and just mixed in the mayo by eye until the mixture stuck together. Still a little on the greasy side to me but again hubby loved them. My girlfriend and I cater part time and will definitley incorporate this into one of our offerings! I think this is a great base to use for different meats, cheeses and seasonings and I really think that browned ground beef and cheddar cheese with a little taco seasoning would be great - I will try that next time. Thanks for the recipe!
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