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Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Reviewed: May 27, 2014
I cut a slit in my chops and brined them for 3 hours before stuffing, searing, and baking. Turned out delicious, hubs and I both loved them. Extremely moist and tasty.Had a touch of juice in pan after baking, just dribbled it over top of chops. This one is a keeper. I will continue to brine beforehand.
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Tiffany's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2013
Made these today, turned out great. I used mini chocolate chips (that's what I had), and sprinkled sea salt on top before baking to bring out the flavor. This is a great recipe, will definitely make again. My husband said they were the best chocolate chip cookies he's ever had.
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Pumpkin Roll Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2013
I originally made this recipe in 2007 by Mary Gecho, which is no longer listed on this site. It is slightly different ingred., mixing inst., and pan prep. I misplaced it and have been using this one which is good, but Mary's is much better. During a recent move I found Mary's; to me the texture of hers is much better. Here it is....3 eggs, 1 cup sugar,2/3 canned pumpkin, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3/4 cup all-purp flour, 2 tsp cinnamon,1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 6 oz cream cheese,1 cup conf sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. the directions are basically the sane except....beat eggs for 3 minutes...beat in sugar for 2 minutes.....grease the wax paper, but don't flour it, it will peel off easily.....bake 12-14 minutes...cool 5 minutes before dumping from pan. Just a hint from me, I have found that if I sprinkle my cake with powdered sugar instead of my towel, it works much better for me. Hope you enjoy. Mary's recipe is moister, to me this one is a little dry.
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Paydirt Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2013
I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe, they are great. The butter flavored shortening is very important. One time I didn't have any so I used regular, they were good, but not as good with the butter flavor. I am making again today for our family reunion tomorrow. Every time I've made these, I've had many compliments. Who cares if you need the cookie mix, if they're good, that's all that matters. Of yeah, I can't find the mix in the box any longer, so I use the bag one and add a decent dollop additional of peanut butter, still great.
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Shrimp and Crab Casserole

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2013
I had mixed feelings about making this after reading the reviews, especially the ones that said it was bland. The one thing that jumped out at me with the recipe was that it didn't call for salt. To me it's just a given, but did some people not add salt? That would definitely make it bland. I added 1 teaspoon of salt to the rice while it was cooking, and 1 more teaspoon when mixing all together. I also used double the amount of crackers on top mixed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. This is a very good casserole, goes well with cornbread. Also, this makes a huge casserole, it's more like 12 servings, not six. Unless you're feeding a crowd, I recommend cutting in half.
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Candy Cane Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
I made this earlier in the week. After it sat in the fridge for the specified amount of time, my husband and I tried it and thought it was "okay". Now it's 4-5 days later and it has been in the fridge all week. I sat some out today because we had company coming. Now that the flavors have melded together, it is great......the texture is just like fudge should be and the candy has partially melted but still crunchy. Everyone liked it. It will be added to my yearly candy making list for X-MAS. Thanks for the recipe.
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Tara's Sweet and Chunky Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2012
I'm giving this 5 stars even though I had to change slightly to suit our taste; it is an excellent recipe. I don't like canned chicken so I boiled mine as usual in a small amount of salted water (I doubled the recipe). It takes quite a bit more mayo. just as other reviewers stated. Since it takes more mayo., to make sure you don't have too much mayo. flavor, add a teaspoon or two of the liquid that the chicken was cooked in. It will moisten and improve the flavor. Excellent.......
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Shrimp and Feta Cheese Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2012
I agree with other viewers, to me it was bland as written, for one thing it needs salt (just under 1 teaspoon). I didn't have wine, just used water. It also needed at least double on the basil and a good bit more garlic. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used a 16 oz. jar of tomatoes that I canned from our garden this year, and 8 oz. dry angel hair pasta in place of 1 lb. of linguine. The dish was not dry at all and the tomato sauce and cheese blended well. I didn't have feta, I did have crumbled goat cheese with basil (on top of the doubled basil)......YUMMY......The trick is to taste the sauce making sure it is highly seasoned before adding in the pasta, shrimp, and cheese. The seasoning will tone down once the other ingredients are added. Even though I had to tweak this recipe to suit our taste, I still give it 5 stars because everyone has different taste buds and this is a really good recipe. My husband and mother-in-law loved it.
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Country Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2012
I tried this out today, only made a half recipe. I couldn't really tell there was any ginger in it, just a very slight aftertaste, next time I think I will add a little more. We wanted a quick and easy supper tonight so we made ham sandwiches out of it, extremely good. I make bread all the time and I would rate this as one of the better ones, baked in a cloche, texture and moisture was perfect.
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
OMG, this is good. My sister sent us some Harry and David pears so I was looking for a good way to use some of them. Thanks to her I found this recipe. I did not use the avocado (just a preference), I used 2 teaspoons of sugar in the dressing, and took 16oz top sirloin cubed and seared in blackened seasoning and served over the top of the salad. My husband, mother-in-law, and I made a meal off it. Instead of a head of lettuce, I used a 9 oz. bag of classic romaine salad mix. PERFECT............highly recommend.
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Holiday Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This turned out very good today for Thanksgiving. I went exactly by the recipe, except I cut back just a little on the herb seasonings. It was perfect, got many compliments. I used medium sausage, one pound, in my opinion it did not need more. I would've given this 5 stars, but feel that I can't since I cut back on the seasonings a little. I will be using this again for Christmas, it is definitely a keeper (I will always use a little less seasoning than called for, for me seasoning amounts listed are a little too strong, just my opinion). I used 4 cups of chicken stock as called for. I learned a long time ago, if you take a potato masher and mash and mix your dressing quite a bit before putting in pan to bake, your dressing texture turns out quite nice, just add the sausage after the mixing so it won't blend your sausage into mush. I baked exactly one hour at temperature called for and it was perfect.
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Creamy Cranberry Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
Very good, made for Thanksgiving dinner today. I was concerned about letting it sit overnight, thought it might be too congealed to layer the next morning..it was congealed but easy to work with. The layer in the middle blends very well with the tartness of the salad. I will be making again for Christmas, everyone really liked it, even some that I thought wouldn't. Definitely a keeper. The only change I made was to add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar to the cream/cream cheese mixture. It gave it a very slight sweetness, not too much.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
This pie is great.......I made this today and it is almost gone. I followed the recipe and didn't add any spices as called for; I like it better this way. It's just a matter of preference to whoever might be baking it. Also, you really can't go wrong with a Pilsbury refrigerated pie crust. There is no sweetness in the crust so it offsets the sweetness of the filling perfectly, and their crusts bake up crispy and flaky every time. I did not make the lattice crust only because I like to take cookie cutters (this time I used maple leaf cutters of varying sizes and scattered them all over the top) and use them for the top crust. I poured all the glaze over the apples and didn't pour any over the crust so it wouldn't brown too much. I just used a light brushing of melted butter over the crust before putting the pie in the oven. Perfection!!!!!! Thank you to Grandma Ople for this recipe. It will go in my recipe file.
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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
This is a very good recipe. I made exactly as written except for the baking time and temp. I made three loaves (my baking pans are 4x10 and white on the inside which keeps my breads from getting to dark during baking), baked them at 340 degrees for 50 minutes. They were moist, and the texture was perfect. I have already added to my little recipe box. No need to look for another pumpkin bread recipe after finding this one. The spices are perfect.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
I made this today and it is great. Personally, I think it is better than the ones made with corn syrup. It is good and sweet, but not sickening sweet. Please note in the recipe it does not call for the brown sugar to be packed; this could be overlooked by some. I also followed the advise of others and started out baking at 350 and reduced to 300. Because of the butter amount, you still end up with a crispy crust on the bottom even with the lower temps. This will be my go to recipe from here on out. I've tried many others, but this one is by far the best.
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Orange Buttermilk Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
Very good and light tasting. I wasn't sure at first about the buttermilk, but loved it. Will be making again.
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Raw Vegetable Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
This salad is so good. I have made it the last 2 years for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Couldn't find the p-nuts, so once I used salted dry roated peanuts, the second time I used salted dry roasted cashews. The dry roasted hold the crunch, both were very good. Everyone either liked or loved it. Will definitely be on the menu again every holiday season.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
I have made this numerous times, but never rated it. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.......It is soooo rich that it is best if you top it with whipped cream when eating it. For those that think it has too much butter....the butter gives it the most incredibly tasking crust after it's baked. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
This bread came out perfect, not dense at all. As a matter of fact, it pretty much exploded when rising in the loaf pans. I ended up with an airy, moist, tender bread. I only used 1/4 cup of sugar as suggested by other viewers which in my opinion left it lacking a little in taste. As is, it would be perfect for a sandwich bread (I don't usually bake bread to use as sandwich bread); I normally make bread to eat buttered as part of our meal. I think next time I will use more sugar to get the sweeter flavor or use 1/4 cup of sugar again and add some herbs instead to enhance the flavor. I will definitely make again. Even though I want to enhance the flavor some, I still think this is a 5 star plus recipe.
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Japanese Fruit Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
I grew up on this pie, the taste is great......however I am rating the whole recipe....this does not make enough filling to fill my crust. If I were rating solely on taste I would give it 5 stars. I will definitely make this again, it is great, but I will increase ingredients to 1-1/2 to 2 times so it will fill my pie crust.
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