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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
This is the only decent scone recipe that I've found--must be the sour cream. It comes out perfect every time. I cut the recipe in half, as it makes a bunch and I live alone. I visited a girlfriend in New Zealand 5 years ago and when I told her I wanted to try some scones, she laughed at the way I pronounced the word. In UK countries in NZ at least), it's pronounced "scon." Didn't know that! Anyway, thanks for the recipe!
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
Great recipe--especially if you can get garden-fresh broccoli and onions. I used a head of broccoli and one of cauliflower, used a little bit of mayo and made up the difference with yogurt, cut back on the pepper, and threw in some sunflower seeds. I bet some raisins or Craisins would work, too. I have to go to a picnic in a few weeks and I'll probably bring this recipe. It's terrific!
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Dog Food Dip

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
A friend pulled this recipe of this website back in 2005 or 2006 and gave me a copy. I didn't make it until last November, when I took it in a crockpot (along with Frito Scoops) to a Dave Ramsey Seminar at my local Seventh-Day Adventist church. After the seminar, when everyone was going through the refreshment line, I noticed that only a few people were touching the dip. I forgot that Seventh-Day Adventists are vegetarians! Needless to say, I was very embarrassed. But those that tasted the dip raved about it. I had plenty of leftovers the next day, so I used the dip for enchiladas. Be sure to use Frito Scoops or another sturdy chip because others will break. I also suggest thinning out the dip with enchilada sauce, salsa, or beef broth if it is too thick for your taste. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Southwestern Lentil Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
Loved this recipe! Lentils are so cheap and good for you that I buy them regularly but wanted to find a different way to use them, so I came on this website and found this recipe. The ingredients are so cheap, and if you can get fresh peppers or corn, that's even better. I used 1 can of black beans and 1 of kidney beans. I went easy on the oil, using 1/4 c. of olive oil. I also cut back on the apple cider vinegar and used red wine vinegar. There's lots of room for variations. I have to bring a salad to a picnic in 3 weeks and I think I'll make this again. Thanks for sharing!
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Golden Yam Brownies

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
My mother gave me 3 good-sized, fresh sweet potatoes last month and I decided to look on this website for interesting recipes other than cooking the yams in the microwave. I came across this brownie receipe and immediately made it. THE BROWNIES WERE FANTASTIC! I shared them with about a dozen people and everyone loved them. But I wonder if you can use carrots instead of yams and I also wonder if you can use yams in carrot cake? I bet you could. . . . By the way, I never make the glaze as the brownies are sweet enough.
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Whoopie Pies I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
My girlfriend in Fairbanks used to make these all the time for her 8 kids, she called them yo-yos (not the kids--the whoopie pies!). I never bothered to make them until I came across this recipe while looking for a way to use up some Crisco. They were terrific! Just wish I had made them for my kids. I was tempted to eat the whole batch--and I could have--but gave them away to a friend so I wouldn't (I love to bake and share). What I like about the recipe is that you can make the pies any size you like--use a tablespoon for the batter or an 1/8th cup or a 1/4 cup. Thanks for the recipe!
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Winter Energy Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I don't use my oven in the summertime if I can avoid it because it heats up my whole house to the point where it's cooler outside! But I love to bake and when the cold weather finally arrives, this cookie recipe is one of my favorite things to make! I don't feel as guilty making/eating these cookies because of the wheat germ, molasses, oats, raisins, and whole wheat flour. Just wish I had come across this recipe when my kids were younger, as I baked a lot of cookies in the 1980s-1990s! But I have shared this recipe with them.
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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
This cake is awesome--I won a dessert contest with it! Obviously the receipe is not for those who are trying to avoid dairy, but it's a wonderful cake for those who are not. I chill the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk the night before. I also use the smaller can of evaporated milk, reduce the whole milk to 1 cup, and reserve 1/2 c. of the whipping cream for the milk mixture. You need to keep this dessert refrigerated until right before serving, then make sure you are feeding a bunch of people because this cake does not keep well--leftovers don't work, you have to make sure it gets eaten up when you serve it. I like to garnish the cake with fresh strawberries. For those who might be tempted to take shortcuts and use a store-bought white cake and then pour the milk mixture on it--don't! Make the cake in this receipe, as it's dense enough to soak up all the liquid. Thanks so much for this recipe!
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Gaye's Microwave Fudge

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I used to have a recipe for microwave fudge back in the 1980s and then lost it. I found it again on this website and it's every bit as good as I remember. My kids loved this fudge; it's fast, easy, you always have the ingredients on hand, and it's delicious. Thanks so much!
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Fast Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I'm the only one in my family who has sense enough to like rice pudding. I've tried dozens of recipes over the years, all of them good, but this one is the quickest, easiest, and best I've found. I just wish I had come across it sooner. I am divorced and live alone now and I cook up a big batch of rice once a month, freeze it, and use as needed. This is one of my favorite uses for cooked rice. I have substituted skim milk for the evaporated milk and used brown instead of white rice and it's still great. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Ultimo's No-Bake Blueberry Squares

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
A perfect summertime dessert--it has always come out perfect for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
This recipe is wonderful! I always have cake mixes on hand for emergency desserts and I normally have all the other ingredients except for the whipping cream. I recently made this cake for a girlfriend's birthday (she's a chocaholic) and everyone loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Cottage Cheese Bread I

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
What a great recipe! Even though I despise cottage cheese, I bought a container because I was going to have some a few times a week as part of an eating plan for weight loss. I just couldn't bear the thought, so I got on this website to see if I could find a decent recipe for cottage cheese. I came across this bread recipe & decided to give it a try. IT WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY. What a terrific use for cottage cheese! Now I buy the stuff twice a month and make this bread (I'm making it right now). Thank you so much!
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