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Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
Super easy and absolutely delicious. I meant to add caraway seeds, but I forgot... I think they'd add a nice layer of flavor though.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
This pie is absolutely unbelievable. It is the first apple pie recipe I have tried, and it will be the last. I've never tasted another pie like this before. In fact, it's so good that my mother in law specifically requested it for Christmas Eve after tasting it at Thanksgiving - a definite first for her! Definitely make it with the granny smith apples - I tried it both with granny smiths and with other apples, and the granny smiths are definitely superior, although it was absolutely fantastic both ways. The only change I made was instead of doing a lattice on the top, I used cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the top crust before laying it on, and stuck the cutouts on top. It was adorable that way, and I think a bit easier than doing a lattice. This pie is amazing. Try it! Right now! No, seriously. Now!
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
I have never made a successful cornbread until now. This recipe made me look like an expert. I baked it in a cast iron pan (preheated with the oven, pour the batter into the hot pan) and it turned out absolutely perfect. It got rave reviews, and I will definitely make it again.
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Vanilla Popcorn

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2010
This was amazing! I was craving a sweet snack, but I'm trying to avoid cookies and sweets, so this was a great light way to get some sugar in. Totally satisfied my craving, and so easy to make.
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Strawberry Sherbet

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
This sherbet is absolutely delicious. It's fresh and refreshing and creamy - fantastic! We didn't use the cinnamon - I don't think it needs it - and we cut the recipe down to about 1/3. This makes a LOT of sherbet with the full recipe - unless you want a ton of leftovers or are feeding a party, you might want to cut it down. We make about 10 servings worth, and still have about 2 pints of it.
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Grilled Bell Peppers with Goat Cheese

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
This was a fantastic idea. I used it as a basis for my own variation - caramelized some onions and sauteed some smoked turkey sausage, a little bit extra garlic, and some chopped tomatoes, and mixed together with the goat cheese to make a more substantial filling. Absolutely delicious - thanks so much for the idea!
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Cranberry Orange Loaf

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
Absolutely delicious. Didn't need to make any changes to the recipe. Made an orange glaze (using orange juice instead of water in my regular glaze recipe) as someone suggested, and it was perfect.
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Ginger Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2010
These are incredible - chewy, sweet (but not too sweet), the perfect amount of gingery zip. Try these. Love them. As an aside, it did take a little extra time in my oven - almost 40 minutes.
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Cranberry Nut Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
This bread came out perfect. I used fresh cranberries, and almonds instead of walnuts (it's what I had in the house). The bread is a little tart, so reduce the amount of cranberries if you don't like that, but I had some for breakfast with some apple butter spread on, and the sweetness of the apple butter balanced the tartness of the cranberries, making it a little slice of heavenly deliciousness. I will definitely make this again.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2010
This cornbread is incredible. Truly. I made it with white whole wheat flour instead of all purpose, and cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup instead of 2/3, and poured the batter into a pre-heated cast iron skillet for baking, but otherwise left it the same. Have made it twice now. Fantastic!
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Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2010
This frosting is FANTASTIC. Light, sweet-but-not-too-sweet, perfect amount of peanut butter taste. I reduced it to just 4 servings (I was making cupcakes and a few different frostings), and I used skim milk instead of cream (that's what I had) and added just a touch more milk to make it a bit lighter. It was fantastic. Also, tip: substitute nutella for the peanut butter. Leave everything else the same. AMAZING.
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Red Velvet Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2010
The cake came out good for me. I substituted pureed strawberries for the shortening, to add a little extra redness to batter, and it came out beautifully. The frosting tastes delicious - very light, almost like a whipped cream frosting . It is, however, VERY runny and liquidy. I used confectioners sugar and doubled the amounts and whipped it like I would whipped cream, and it stiffened up a bit, but I think next time I would cut back the milk by half or so. Nice flavor though
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Skillet Lamb Chops

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
This was very tasty, but it did seem to be missing something... I think next time I might try adding soy sauce, as somebody did in the comments. I also used small chops, not shoulder blade chops, so I cut the cook time way down - perhaps this is why there's less flavor?
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Buttermilk Chocolate Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
Made a recipe and a half, and used six mini loaf pans, and baked for 35 minutes. Note that this bread definitely rises as it bakes - I was concerned the pans wouldn't quite be filled enough, but they came out just right. I used chocolate chips instead of nuts, as my husband doesn't like nuts. Otherwise, left the recipe the same. My whole kitchen smells like chocolate now - fantastic! The bread is very light and fluffy (not dense, like banana bread, etc), and isn't super chocolatey, but rather just has a delicate chocolate flavor. I didn't make the chocolate honey butter, as I was putting the loaves in Easter baskets and didn't have containers for the butter. The bread is definitely very good, but not overwhelmingly desserty - I think definitely a good brunch item.
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Hamantashen II

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
These are truly delicious. I used jam fillings - pineapple and raspberry/strawberry. Definitely make sure you pinch the tops together, because I had one that wasn't well pinched de-triangle in the oven. I gave four out of five stars because I had some trouble with the dough splitting and flaking when I was shaping them, and the end product was a little flakier than I'm used to, but the taste is there and I don't know if that's my error or the recipe's.
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