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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
My family is in love with freezer jam but or us this is way too sweet and less flavorful than my usual recipe!!! I prefer the recipe on Ball pectin which calls for 1 - 1 1/2 cup sugar to 4 cups crushed fruit - and NO water.
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Easy Beer Bread Mix

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
I made this without the seasonings with the intent to use the leftovers for toast. Of course, we never had the chance! I made the rest of the recipe just as directed and it was very easy and turned out good. I've never had any type of beer bread before so I don't know about the density etc. but I found it to be a teeny bit on the doughy side but that could have been because I baked it in a clay bowl. It's absolutely delicious and on the sweet side. I will definately make it again.
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Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
Simply delicious! I used a 6# brisket to make this but did not increase the other ingredients. Because the brisket was so large I used an aluminum lasagna pan placed on a cookie sheet for support to bake it in. I did add another hour of cooking time since the increased size. This was by far the most moist and tender brisket our family has ever had and I will make it again and again.
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Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2008
This was extremely well received by my entire family at a non conventional Christmas eve feast. I did make some slight changes though, by using 3 normal sized cans of white shoepeg corn, drained, and poured into a pyrex 8x10 baking dish. I used 1/2 cup of butter by cutting it up into pats and placing them on top of the corn and broiling it in the oven until some of the kernels became brown. I then added about 1/2 cup "light" mayonnaise then squeezed in some lime juice and sprinkled on parmesan cheese.
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10 Pound Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I have made this for 4 events between Thanksgiving and Christmas and had raves each time. When I make this recipe I use a 9X13X2 cake pan and the recipe fills it completely. Since I have made it so frequently the changes to the recipe that we prefer are: Use 1/4 cup Splenda or sugar in the crust instead of 1 cup. Also, I use sliced fresh berries because the cheese filling is sweet enough without the added sweetness of the pie filling.
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Sesame Noodles

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
This was my first taste of Sesame Noodles and I won't be searching further. My husband and I are in love with this recipe!
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Coconut Macaroons German Style

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
These cookies are just delicious. The only problem I had was that I must have made the cookies too large because they didn't "dry" enough. Some were very gooey on the inside but we managed to consume them in spite of it! I will absolutely be making these again but with some changes... Instead of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon I'm cutting it back to 1/2 and instead of using 1 cup sugar I'm going to cut back to 1/2.
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Soy Ginger Salmon

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I made this for my vegetarian friends on Christmas eve but everyone ate a bit of it. It was delicious and the marinade was heavenly (I will be trying it on chicken!) and it was given rave reviews. However.... when I make this again I will be buying thick salmon steaks in lieu of salmon fillets. I think the thicker cuts will allow better control with the of how done the fish is. Also, I did not broil my fish in the oven but, "grilled" it in my Aroma Super Pot (the best small appliance I own!) in 2 tablespoons olive oil.
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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I made these for Christmas eve dinner and they were good but I did not hear any discussion about them so I assume... while good, they weren't memorable. The recipe is a good "base" for these potatoes but I'm going to have to tweak the recipe to include cream cheese and sharp cheddar in my next attempt.
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Sarah's Banana Bread Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2009
These muffins are now my absolute favorite. I also followed the suggestions and used only 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 white & 1/4 light brown) and used pecans instead o walnuts simply because I don't like walnuts. The recipe made exactly 12 regular sized muffins which I baked at 350 for 25 minutes. I think the next time I make them I'm going to try adding a couple of tablespoons of molasses to the batter as well as a tiny bit more flour to compensate for the thinner batter.
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Strawberry Pie V

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2008
I made this as the dessert for a cookout party we had and it was a success but I will make some changes the next time I make it... Firstly, I only used 1 cup of sugar since many reviewers talked about how sweet the original recipe was and 1 cup was not quite enough. Next time I make it I will try using 1 1/2 cups to see if that is adequate. Secondly, I used 5 tblsp cornstarch and the filling/glaze congealed too much as it chilled and became a gel. I think the 3 tblsp would have been enough. I'm getting ready to remake the pies with my suggested changes and we'll see how that goes. All in all, though, it was still darned good and I would serve it again - I just think these changes would make it superb!
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Baked French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I made this for a Christmas brunch and it was yummy! The candy-like crust tastes like pralines and I think would be improved by the addition of a handful of chopped pecans. We garnished this french toast with a puree of "no sugar added" peaches and 2 teaspoons of peach brandy instead of syrup. A dab of whipped cream just tops this off!
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
This is a delicious recipe but I think the cooking time is too long. In order to still have a bit of a crunch to the green bell peppers don't add them until the last 1 - 1 1/2 hours. We also added broccoli in the last 30 minutes because we love that combination of flavors.
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Italian Anisette Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
As long as I can remember my family ate anise cookies during the Christmas holidays and I thought I would try making them this year. These cookies taste pretty good but I would have preferred a stronger taste of anise and lighter cookie. I found these cookies to be a bit of what I call "doughy" and heavy. The cookies were completely done (any longer in the oven and they would have been hard) but they were really dense... reminded me of scones, sort of. I'm going to try again using another recipe that calls for lots of egg whites.
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No Bake Cookies III

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2009
I was really disappointed in this recipe! My nephew is in the army and I wanted to send these cookies to him for Christmas because they are his favorite. After I made these and tasted them I made another batch and changed it quite a bit... First, since I had already used all of my peanut butter in the first batch, I substituted Nutella (hazelnut spread) in the next batch. I also added 1 1/2 cup coconut and 1/2 cut chopped pecans. With those changes they were AWESOME!!! I also received a medal from my nephew.
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Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2009
I too altered it slightly by using only 1 cup of wine and substituted the second cup with water and 2 beef bullion cubes. I also left out the celery but I included one large potato which I sliced into thick slices. It turned out tasting just fabulous. My husband just raved about it saying he liked it nearly as well as prime rib. I don't quite agree with that but it was very good.
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Apple Bavarian Torte

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2008
I made this cake for a Christmas party and was somewhat nervous about how it would "present" since it was my first attempt at making it. I should not have worried just as those that critiqued the cake before had said - it turned out beautiful. The cake tasted wonderfully also but I did make the suggested change by doubling the cream cheese filling portion and also used only 3 large apples which I first softened by cooking them for 4 minutes in the microwave before incorporating them into the recipe. It was eaten so quickly and I should have made 2 cakes because I was only able to get 8 servings from my cake and no one thought it to be too rich at all.
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Down Home Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2008
My husband loves baked beans but agreed with me on this one - these are too sweet. I am going to try this recipe again but I will just add a small bit of brown sugar since the canned beans are really already sweet enough.
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