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Shortbread Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
The taste was fine and added to the overall appeal, but it runs to the bottom of the pan while baking. A better choice would be for a flat bottom 9x13 crust, but not a pie pan where it needs to cook up the sides.
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies

Reviewed: May 19, 2011
First attempt at chocolate cookies...Super Yummy! Used 1/2 butter and 1/2 butter flavored shortening. Used 1c brown sugar instead of 1.5 white. Used 2 c cake flour because I was out of all purpose. Used 2 c. white chocolate chips. Result: outstanding:)
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Easy Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
I tried this recipe exactly as stated first and it was simply too rich for us. Then I adapted it using 1/2 c. butter instead of oil, added NO extra sugar, used lite sour cream and no chips or dusting sugar and it was phenomenal! Thanks for the idea! It was good with butter pecan cake and pumpkin pudding, also chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and vanilla frosting is a winner! So many combos!
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Apricot Noodle Kugel

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2009
Followed this recipe with the exception of peach juice vs. apricot nectar (could not find any). It was good, my kids weren't real impressed. It falls into the category of a bread pudding or rice pudding and I prefer the other venues better. Just a matter of preference, it is a good recipe.
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Mom's Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2009
This was a good idea, but I was running short on time and altered it somewhat. I browned the ground beef with onion and green pepper then added some Spanish Gardens taco sauce. I left this mixture in my ovenproof skillet and topped it with shredded mexican cheese. I mixed up a Jiffy corn muffin mix adding a can of cream corn to it then pouring it over all of the cheese and beef in the skillet. I baked it until the cornbread was done and served with baked sweet potato fries that had been shaken in a ziploc bag with a little veg oil, half a packet of taco seasoning and honey.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
Best roast ever! I used just under 2 lb. tri-tip roast, sprinkled liberally with extra tenderizing worcestershire sauce, 1/4 c. good red wine, sprinkled with montreal steak seasoning and spread one can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup over the top. Cooked it on low for 5 hrs. Delicious!!
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Daria's Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
Used frozen cube steaks. Put worcestershire sauce directly on steaks. Used cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic. Added 3 garlic cloves. Used 1/2 c. of merlot wine instead of water and added 1T corn starch. Added 8oz fresh baby bella mushrooms 1 hr before end with the lite sour cream. Used whole wheat egg noodles. Steamed broccoli on the side...a delicious dinner. The steak was so tender that when stirring the mushrooms and sour cream in, the steaks broke up into pieces so I didn't have to cut them!
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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Plum Reduction

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
I'm really rating the sauce and idea as we had country pork ribs cooking in the crock pot with apple cider. The reduction sauce was awesome! I used a raspberry balsamic vinegar and apple cider since I did not have blueberry juice. Perfect to get "Aahh's" from company. Served with quinoa that had been cooked in apple cider and water and sauteed some cabbage in olive oil to complete the meal.
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Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2011
Liqueur and chips made it too rich for us.
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Chicken Salad

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
I had never made or eaten chicken salad before...on purpose! But needed to make cool weather dinner and decided on this. Using leftover rotisserie chicken, no bacon, no celery and red instead of green grapes as well as green onions was great!! I also used lt. miracle whip instead of mayo. Everything was as written. Family of 6 loved it:)
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Old English Cream Pie Filling

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2010
I made recipe for just one pie. I used 2 yolks and because I was a little short on cornstarch I supplemented with powdered sugar and cut back slightly on granulated sugar. Not big differences. I altered the cooking method slightly as I have not had luck with adding boiling milk to egg mixtures so I mixed all and simmered slowly to thicken stirring constantly and added butter and vanilla at the end. The result is an amazing tasting sweet cream!! This is my new recipe for any cream pie/pudding. Thanks!
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Brunch Omelet Torte

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2012
So Good! Used bacon instead of ham. Baked in a springform pan and the presentation was excellent.
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Snowballs II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
These are wonderful. I crushed the candy canes in a gallon ziploc baggie then added the powdered sugar and put the hot cookies in to gently shake and coat. Worked wonderfully! One coating was plenty for us and they looked festive.
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Fabulous Homemade Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2011
This is fabulous for my family of six. I mix the whole recipe with half or less of the brown sugar and mostly honey. We have one loaf with chowder, then regular toast is divine for breakfast, then a loaf for fluffy french toast recipe from this site. I like that it is so versatile and not a one and done meal. I've had great luck with this bread recipe and I do not have a bread machine or stand mixer...just the old fashioned way:)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Parisienne

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2011
My family didn't care for this. Followed except for mushrooms because I was out.
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Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2011
Love this recipe!! Add lemon juice to milk instead of buttermilk because that's what I usually have on hand. Recipe as is BARELY feeds my family of six. I also just use oat flour rather than process my own.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
My family loved this recipe. I did add some chopped garlic with the onion and I did add chicken granules to water. I put the chicken breast in still frozen (they always come out great in the slow cooker) and I shredded them right before adding the dumplings. I did not have any premade biscuits, but I did have some heart healthy Bisquick. I mixed the dry mix with milk and dropped them by tablespoonfuls into the mixture 2.5 hours before serving. It was a wonderful result on a cold, rainy, windy night!
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Erica's Delicious Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2009
This was the best roast I have made. I used a 3 lb. arm roast browned in a skillet then laid over a bed of diced onions and garlic that were soaking in 2.5 cups of beef broth. I made slits in the beef to insert garlic cloves, covered with roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup (yes, we love garlic) and cooked it on low for 7 hours. It was sooo tender and delicious. I did have to add some flour to make the gravy, probably due to the extra broth but it was delicious! Instead of adding carrots or potatoes I made a dutch potato recipe (found on this site) which is basically mashed potatoes with carrots. All of it was a hit with even my picky eaters!
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
Dries hard and shiny. I had to add additional milk so that it wasn't the consistency of fondant. I used vanilla instead of almond extract because I was out...I'm sure I prefer the almond extract as the recipe requests. This will be the go to sugar cookie icing!
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Fluffy French Toast

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2011
Hands down best french toast ever! The flour really does make all the difference. I also use agave or sometimes brown sugar. Using homemade bread always turns out fabulous french toast. I am also a believer in using the butter flavored crisco instead of cooking spray on the griddle...surprising difference for me.
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