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Cream Corn Like No Other

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
This is really good! I use this in place of canned cream corn when I am making homemade corn bread....of course I save some for eating. I have always loved creamed corn, but even my husband who doesn't, likes this. Also, if you are using frozen corn, there is no need to chop up the corn, the cooking process does it well enough. ENJOY!
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Wholesome Buckwheat Crepes

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
These are really good. It's a different taste, but a welcomed different taste. They go really well with sunflower butter spread on them!
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Southern Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
Seeing how the reviews were split--I wanted to give this a try. It was good enough that I am glad I did, but not good enough to make it again. It does take a long time to cook--to the point that it could overcook the pie shell. The next day it does taste really good, but its too finicky to be worth it to make again. If you do choose to make it, try making it in cupcake tins with a graham cracker crust. Only fill the tins halfway and then they should come out for you. Another way that might be good is to make it, scrape it out of the pie shell and mix the pieces into another dish like a chocolate bread or something to that effect. Good luck, but I wont be making this again.
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Cocktail Meatballs I

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
OMG! These are amazing! I used apricot jelly in place of grape because the meatballs are SOOO amazing. You are missing out if you don't make the meatballs--make a double batch right from the start! The meatballs by themselves are amazing and do not need any sauce. You can use them for Itailan dishes, snacks ANYTHING. I did make mine gluten free using a half rice-based "bread" crumb and half flax meal mixture.
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Apple Enchiladas

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
I was very pleasantly surprised at how good this came out! I did make a few changes though. Since I have about 50lbs of apples sitting on my table, I used fresh apples and mixed them with cinnamon and a bit of Mace (Allspice would also work). I then added about 1/2 cup of diced cold Brie to the apple mixture and 1 cup of dried cranberries soaked in water. Since I used rice tortillas, they were not as flexible as wheat so I made mine more like a lazagna-style instead of wrapping. Also, for the sauce, I didnt have enough brown sugar so I used a small amount of molasses. If you do this, it makes it REALLY rich so go light and save the extra to add when you serve it. I also added a mixture of cheddar and dublinger cheese on the top layer with the sauce. Bake covered as normal, and enjoy! I have extra sauce that I am going to try mixing with a Mexican mole sauce to see if I can make this more of a meal instead of a dessert. Either way, It came out REALLY good!
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Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
I made two different Brussel sprout w/ Apple dishes tonight. Both from this site. This one is far superior and flavorful. I am not sure why some of the people who reviewed this recipe said it was bland, because it wasn't at all. The only difference that I did was how I assembled it. I cut the sprouts up first and put them in the bottom of the dish. I then put the apples on top and mixed the remaining ingredients together and poured them over top of the sprouts and apples as a sauce. Put in the oven and bake as directed. Enjoy!!!
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Brussels Sprouts with Apple

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
It is a good base recipe, but it is nothing special. There is a lot that you can do for substitutions and variations, but I won't be saving it. Some ideas: will work with bacon bits, shredded sprouts from Trader Joes, or add a splash of lemon.
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Apricot Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
Very good! Based on the other reviews I also doubled the spices and I used fresh apricots instead of dried. I waited to add them until the second part of the cooking. For a little variety, I only used 1 cup of lentils and 1/4 cup of Teff--great addition.
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Apricot Brisket

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
This amazing! I made a few modifications based on what I had in the house. 1-I only had a flank steak in the house so I used that. 2-I used fresh apricots lightly coated in sugar instead of dried. 3-I cooked it in a crockpot. This is a GREAT recipe!!! Serve it on a bed of wild rice with fresh asparagus.
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Apricot Casserole

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
It comes out looking nothing like the picture. I had friends over when I made it and they loved it, but my husband and I are not a fan of it. It would make a decent topping for an angel cake or ice cream, but in my opinion its a waste of apricots.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2012
I love this recipe. I did not find it to sweet at all and I am not one for sweets. I did add a can of creamed corn, increased the corn meal to one and a quarter cup, and cooked it on 350 based on what many of the other reviewers said. It came out AMAZING! Mine took almost the full 40 minutes because of the extra moisture from the creamed corn. This is a keeper :) Enjoy!
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Roasted Garlic Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
I am really having a hard time figuring out why this soup has such a high rating because honestly I dont think it deserves it. It is a great base, IF you reduce the number of leeks. But even then, the soup is nothing special and inorder to give it flavor or personalty it requires basically a rewriting of the recipe. If you don't reduce the number of leeks, the soup will end up sour which I don't understand as leeks are usually a mild flavor, but in this recipe they over dominate. I followed the recipe then let it sit and cook in a slow-cooker (as I do with all of my soups). Every time I walked by it, I added something else to try to save it. In the end, I just ended up ditching it because it wasn't worth it. We did eat it (very doctored) and it was ok, but nothing worth keeping, modifying, or attempting again. Good luck and hope it works better for you.
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Squash-Apple Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2011
Very good recipe! I made as the recipe says and covered it for the first half of the baking as it didnt look like there would be enough liquid. Then I removed the foil for the remaining. Doing this, there was enough left over. You may also want to consider adding a nut or crumble topping then broiling it for a minute or two just to get some crispness. Enjoy!
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Apple Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2010
Yes this cake is incredibly easy to make, but it tastes like it is from a box/can. Unless you are willing to do some major doctoring (perhaps add 4-6 bananas and a packet of vanilla pudding) it isn't worth it. I only made it because I wanted to get rid of my can of apple pie filling. Also, to get the cake to look like the picture you will need a ton of icing as this recipe as is produces large dimples in the cake. The icing recipe is worth saving and also works great with pumpkin butter, but dont waste your time on the cake.
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German Apple-Onion Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
I made the non-alcohol version as I didnt have any of it on hand and the soup was amazing. It is a light version of French Onion. On many levels it was more enjoyable. I stuck with tradition and put bread on the bottom instead of apples--Very good! I do recommend pureeing the soup for more of an even consistency as there are a lot of onions. Enjoy!
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Cinnamon Rice with Apples

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2010
Since a lot of the reviews commented about how this was more of a dessert than a side dish, I made a few changes to make it more 'adult' as some of the reviewers were calling it. I used 1/4 c of wild rice, 1/2 c white and put that with the apple juice, 1 1/2 cup of water and raisins in the rice cooker. While that was cooking, I browned 1 medium onion and just before it was done browning I added the apples. Once completed, I added the onion mixture to the rice mixture. Very light, flavorful and a great sidedish to compliment any meal. Next time, I think I will use dried cranberries instead of or mixed with raisins. I have made a similar mixture using pineapple juice. This rice is a great bed to serve salmon on.
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2010
This sauce is AMAZING! I stay away from any recipe that is compaired to Olive Garden's alfredo as I think theirs is horrible. The other reviewers are spot on egg yolk and nutmeg do make this recipe top noch! If you are substituting milk for the heavy cream you will need to add some cornstarch to thicken it. I added garlic as well and did a mixture of odds and end cheeses that I needed to use up and it still was amazing. This is the only alfredo recipe I will use from now on. Do make sure to beat the yolks in a seperate bowl and add some of the cream mixture to them before you add into the pot to ensure a smooth texture. Enjoy!
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Carrot Cake with PHILLY Cream Cheese Icing

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
This recipe is AMAZING! I did add an extra 1/4 c of flour because the batter looked to soupy. This made the cake more fluffy than dense as the picture shows it to be. I took this to a picnic and everyone asked for seconds--there was nothing left.
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Sherry and Brie Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
This soup is AMAZING! We omitted the mushrooms because I dont like them. I also put the sherry in with the brie to let them marinate and melt together. Once the veggies were al dente, we pureed everything together. I forgot to put the cream in and the soup didn't need it, so try it before you add the cream.
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Sage Apple Chicken with Brie

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Considering the rating I was really excited about this recipe and ended up being quite disappointed. It was good and worth making once, but I wont be making it again. I recommend that if you make this, marinate the apple slices with the chicken for at least half of the time and serve with asparagus. We served it over rice.
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