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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2012
OMG, this cake is incredible! I did brew some strong coffee to use in place of the water...yumm....coffee seems to bring out the flavor of chocolate nicely. I didn't have chocolate pudding on hand so used vanilla pudding and added about 1/4 cup cocoa. Worked Well. Don't be afraid of using the full cup of oil....this recipe is perfect. I used regular sized chocolate chips....I had no problem with the chips sinking. Your batter should be very thick. They stayed suspended for me fine and the nice big bite of chocolate is wonderful. Like so many others, I used the silky chocolate glaze. I garnished with chopped pecans PERFECT!!! My son isn't wild about chocolate, his flavor is lemon. But I made this for my birthday cake. Gave him some and he loved it. He said it was the best chocolate cake he'd ever had! My substitution of the pudding was fine. I just didn't want to run to store lol. But try the coffee....my only suggestion to change. Will be making again and will be on the desert table for thanksgiving this year! Thanks for sharing!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2013
Excellent Recipe! My mom used to make a pumpkin bundt cake that is pretty darn good, but this bread is outstanding. I made as is, i add vanilla to most of my baking and did to this too. Very Moist. Wrapped tightly and it continued to get better as flavors melded together. Only think i'll change is i'll try adding some english or black walnuts to my next batch. Thank you for sharing!
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Braised Beef Eye of Round with Mushroom & Onion Gravy

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
with the cost of beef on the rise - this takes a leaner, cheaper steak cut, allowing a delicious, tender and flavorful meal on a budget. Served with Rice (I prefer long grain and wild rice, but was out) and green beans, it made a well balanced family meal. very yummy.
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Stuffed Jalapeno Firecrackers

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2012
these were exceptionally yummy! however....***WARNING*** When they tell you to wear gloves....heed the warning! lol i figured, hey, i'm just going to make 5 peppers for my husband and me....OMG.....by morning, i was looking up online what chemical was burning my hand so badly and why after scubbing very throughly after cutting and seeding them, why my hands were burning so horribly! alright..so i found out the oil (capsaicin) is not water soluable....so too late and it just had to wear off! after 24hours, avoiding hot water (google first aide for this is you still ignore these warnings! lol) taking some advil....it just wore off. REGARDLESS....these appetizers are wonderful!!! :D enjoy...just be careful!!!!
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Top Shelf Margaritas on the Rocks

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2012
Exceptional! We're not drinkers, but enjoy an occasional Margarita with some great mexican food. These are wonderful. Squeezed fresh limes and lemons, made exactly as recipe called for...perfect! mmmmmm....don't forget to salt the rims!
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Slow-Cooked, Texas-Style Beef Brisket

Reviewed: May 22, 2012
wonderful! we adjusted the time for a smaller brisket - about 6 lbs and cooked 18 hours or so. I'm not wild about liquid smoke flavoring so left it out, i'm sure if you like smoke flavoring, i'm sure this recipe would still be exceptional! My husband was impressed because it didn't have the typical BBQ sauce flavor, it was subtle and a bit sweet. Excellent recipe! thank you for sharing...
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
unbelievable! wow..................................
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Crescent Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2011
I tried these out last night before the holidays. They were wonderful! A very nice warm appetizer or I served them as "bread" with my chicken & wild rice casserole. I'm seeing these at superbowl most definately this year! Only problem.....i think they are better served warm...........so i suppose putting them in a warming roaster pan or something would work for parties.....regardless they were yummy!
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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2011
Tasty, Creamy, Rich Cheese Flavor with fresh chopped Broccoli. An exceptional comfort food that can be served as a main dish or accompany anything from meats to sandwiches!!! If you like broccoli cheese soup, you will LOVE this recipe!
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Corn Casserole III

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2011
Very easy recipe - I used a Marie Calendars' corn muffin mix and baked in my cast iron skillet. I do not believe contents would have fit in my 8x8 pan. I did add an egg to the batter to help it "sit" upl This was wonderful! I didn't have shredded cheese on hand so was looking for a flavorful recipe without cheese. I am sure adding cheese to this would have been great too, but pretty perfect without! I served this as a side to the fresh catfish I caught and fried up this evening.....YUMMMMM!!!!!
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2010
i like sweet potatoes, so of course i enjoyed this casserole. It is almost a dessert, but hey it's thanksgiving. a healthier dessert, eaten with a huge meal! :D anyway, this was great. i left out the spices some used, it's almost dessert anyway. there was pumpkin pie to use the spice in. we cut the sugar in half, used light brown sugar. i also used evaporated milk and fresh farm eggs. very great flavor. my 19 year old son requested leftovers to take with him. he really loved it! a good sign for picky eaters!
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Kitty Litter Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
this is too funny! i had seen this recipe years ago, tomorrow is treat day at work......lol..... and i work at a mental health center! they're going to know i'm not right! :D anyway - the finished product looks absolutely "real"! we taste tested the "cake" and it's great. i used 1 carrot cake and 1 butter cake, and 8 vanilla snack pack pudding cups. i did not mix any poo into the cake, i don't think the chocolate would add anything to the flavors of the spice/butter cake. and the suggestion for the little debbies brownies as poo is purrrrrfect! hahahaha. i also didn't add any cookies to the cake mixture as i really think it would make it too dry. i used all of them on the top of the cake mixture, then sprinkled the "green" cookie litter evenly over the entire cake. also, i actually only used one brownie for all the poo that was needed. some pictures seemed that lots of tootsie rolls and brownies were overkill and didn't look as "real". I mean who lets their litter box actually get that filthy. I cant wait to take it tomorrow, if anybody asks about the litter box and scoop, i'll tell them i washed it first! (i'm still laughing) and thats the truth! have fun with this! happy halloween everybody! :D
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
PERFECT PIE!!! My granddaughter and I used and old "juice king" squeezer and squeezed 3 small bags of key limes for FRESH juice. Oh Wow! This was perfect - but I had to make my own pie crust. i wasn't going to waste the fresh juice and yummy filling on a store purchased pie crust! I used a deep dish pie plate so for pie crust use: 2 cups crushed graham crackers, 1/2 sugar & 1 stick butter. Melt butter add to crumbs & sugar. Pat into a deep dish pie plate. Do not bake pie shell - pour filling and bake according to pie directions. WONDERFUL!!!!!
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2013
unbelievable! this is the BEST "glaze" i've found for my bundt cakes! i will be adapting it for my lemon glaze as well as some others. It must be the light corn syrup! beautiful shine and incredible flavor! thank you for this! on the "TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE CAKE" recipe you can find on this site, it's the perfect desert!!!
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Deep Dish Strawberry Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
I changed up a strawberry pie recipe I found on this site, added a couple of the reader reviews and suggestions to create what my husband & I believe is an absolutely perfect summer desert. It's pretty, easy to prepare, unbeliveable taste (especially with the chocolate!) and is a hit at family gatherings. This year 3 pies will be served at our 4th of July celebration. Enjoy everyone!
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Strawberry Pie II

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2010
this pie was great and so easy. i read the reviews and used a couple of hints from them. i replaced the water with ginger ale, and "painted" my pie crust with a melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. chocolate covered strawberries are wonderful so I figured how could this go wrong? It was great! 48 hours after the pie was made, the crust is still crisp not soggy! The flavor with the chocolate and ginger ale is spectacular! I used 2 quarts of strawberries, picked out the nicer ones for the pie, used the more bruised and much larger ones for the sauce. Also, I had no trouble with the pie setting up well. Be sure and cook it the full 12 - 14 minutes and I chilled for 24 hours. It set up wonderfully and cut great. I didn't want to add food color or add the suggestion of jello for color, as I wanted to keep this as "whole food" as I could, with no additional additives. I Will definately make this again, probably for our 4th of July party..... for added color I might place some blueberries around the edge of the crust after it is filled for a Red, White & Blue theme! Thanks for the suggestions, it was perfect!
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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2013
You can't go wrong! I've always preferred using the "hand mashed" method rather than whipping potatoes to death with a mixer! They get rubbery! (gross lol) anyway - these are perfect and i did purchase specially white ground pepper. I've never liked black pepper much, the white is perfect! thank you!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2011
A very nice change to the usual cream of soup recipe. Don't misunderstand, even that tuna casserole is wonderful and my grandchildren LOVE it! However, this is more of a "grown up" version. I agree with some of the reviewers, i cut down on the noodles by about 25% (i was doubling recipe) but it still was a bit dry. I'd use about 1/2 the noodles or double your sauce. I also used 1/2 the butter called for (by accident, forgot since i was doubling) and it was still great. I also substituted about 1 pint of 1/2 & 1/2 for the milk. I had it and needed to use before it was going to spoil. I also added about 2 tablespoons of dill weed to the milk mixture as it cooked & thickened. Dill is yummy on any fish! The only other thing i would change is I will consider next time doubling the bread crumbs for the topping - it needed more. But otherwise, wonderful! Next time I might use my own homemade noodles! Awesome - thank you!
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Korean BBQ Short Ribs (Gal-Bi)

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2012
This recipe is unbelievable! I couldn't find beef short ribs so I used pork country ribs. I followed the recipe exactly as its written. my husband loves my cooking anyway, but he raved about these ribs. I made fried rice as a side dish. Wonderful together! I've got them marinating now for tonight. I think I'm going to try to boil some of the marinade and serve a little bit as a dipping sauce with them. I'll edit this and let you know how that turns out. These are perfect!
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2012
wow...i've been seeing this recipe on t.v. commercials lately, wanted to try it. didn't want to go to grocery store today, so used what i had on hand. had chicken tenders thawed out so used them. i didn't have italian bread crumbs, so used my plain ones and added italian seasoning. i pat dry the tenders and did brush the mayo (ONLY HELLMANN'S IS ALLOWED IN MY HOUSE! :D) and parmesan cheese on both sides, topped with bread crumbs and baked. served with scalloped potatoes and green beans. WOW THIS RECIPE IS SO EASY AND MOST DEFINITELY A KEEPER!
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