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Fourteen Layer Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2002
This delicious cake, when prepared correctly, will ruin any other chocolate cake for you. It seems to be primarily a "southern" thing though. (I'm southern, by the way.) And each cook ultimately has to adjust and tweek their recipe a little. I don't know exactly why, but the same recipe always turns out a little differently in each cook's kitchen. (Maybe that's a southern thing too.) At any rate, once you've had it done right, it's bound to become one of your all-time favorites. One tip I've learned is to make two smaller batches of icing/frosting. The icing between the layers is supposed to be a little on the soupy side allowing the thin cake layers to partially absorb it. The icing on the outside of the cake should be a little stiffer, but still not as thick as conventional icing. Neither icing should be "fluffy" in the versions I've savored in the past. It's labor-intensive and time-consuming, but oh-so-good once you've got the right recipe [for you].
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2002
This is a definite chart-busting hit. Easy, quick, and delicious. Just the right balance of sweet and tart. As an experiment, I'm going to try it with lemon juice too. Wish me luck!
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Margaret's Southern Chocolate Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2002
Bullseye! This is a fantastic recipe. The chocolate and sweetness are perfectly balanced. Lumps have always been a major problem with my chocolate pies. Some tips I used to avoid unsightly lumpiness (which is inevitable with recipes like this) was to sift the dry ingredients together, stir the liquid mixture constantly and then strain out smaller lumps as it begins to thicken on the stove. The egg proteins will cause some lumps as they cook -- and espcially as you scrape the bottom of the sauce pan with the flat bottom spoon. Fortunately, they smooth right out after adding the butter with a little help from the handheld mixer. My end result was a perfectly firm, but creamy smooth texture and a delicious flavor. Thanks for submitting this recipe. Reminds me of Mom's chocolate pie.
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Cowboy Macaroni

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2002
Quick, easy, and good. Great stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal.
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2002
The sauce was very good, but don't do what I did and use cheaper cuts of meat.
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Italian Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2002
The cake itself has an excellent flavor, but the texture and consistency turned out a little too grainy. (I'm big on texture so I usually add a little (1/4 cup or less) light vegetable oil to most cake recipes to make sure it stays moist while I'm creaming butter and sugar. Maybe I shouldn't have.) The pineapple and coconut made the cake feel a little "lumpy" in my mouth too. But bascially, I thought it had a great flavor.
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Wedding Cake Icing

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2002
Awesome, awesome, awesome! I've used this recipe for a lot of different baked goods requiring icing. It has a fantastic texture, is very easy to work with, spreads out to a satiny smoothness with an offset spatula dipped in hot water, and can be very versatile with a few drops of your favorite extract added. Definitely a keeper!
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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2002
I had to practice a couple of times to get the baking temp and time just right for my tempramental oven (I call it Chernobyl), but once I hit upon the right combination, I was blown away with these tasty little jewels. Now if I can just find Red Lobster's stuffed mushroom appetizer recipe, I'll be all set.
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Cornbread Muffins II

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2002
Fantastic recipe. I scaled the recipe amount to half, used an iron mold pan to make eight sticks, and it was PERFECT with vegetable soup. (One tip: If you use a heavy iron pan like I did, let them cool a couple of minutes before loosening with a butter knife.) Great taste, texture, and consistency. This one is definitely going in my notebook.
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Warm and Spicy Autumn Punch

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2002
I thought the punch was pretty darned good and smelled delicious as I was preparing it. I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the final result -- mainly because my expectations were so lofty.
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Fruit Cocktail Cake with Sweet, Buttery Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2003
Wow! What a hit! Quick, easy, and delicious. My tips; 1) Do NOT use your Kitchen-Aid mixer (is doesn't chop up the fruit at all; 2) Add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil to the batter & mix well (ensures moisture); 3) Reduce the sauce recipe by half. This cake is going to be my Thanksgiving contribution this year.
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Caramelized Apple Bites

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2003
Wow! Quick, easy, and delicious. Big hit at my house. (Because we like thicker, richer sauces, I added a couple more caramel pieces and a smigon of cinnamon to the preparation, but would still be terrific according to this recipe.)
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Basic Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2003
Quick, easy, and delicious! This was surprisingly good. Better than I expected. Try it!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2003
Definitely a hit! Makes the prettiest cookies I've ever made -- and tastey too. I used a small spring-loaded ice cream scooper to make uniformly sized cookies and gave them p-l-e-n-t-y of room on the cookie sheets. Avoid the temptation to leave them in the oven a few extra minutes though. I didn't think my first batch looked done so I let them bake a few extra minutes, but they turned out a little too crunchy. 15 minutes was perfect (for my oven anyway). My picky gang was very impressed.
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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2004
I made this with really lousy peaches (They were the only ones available so I added 1/4 cup of sugar to them after slicing them and let them "steep" for a while.) But the cobbler was still very good despite the substandard peaches. Even my super-picky other-half enjoyed it about it and went for more the next day -- which NEVER happens. Tonight I'm trying it with a canned cherry pie filling and I'm going to experiment with a butter, flour, and sugar crumb topping.
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Strawberry Cake and Frosting II

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2004
My niece's mother-in-law made this cake at Christmas where I tasted it for the first time. I honestly think it just may be the best cake I've ever had. Her recipe is ever so slightly different in that she uses just plain whole milk instead of condensed milk, but they are essentially the same aside from that. I'm making one today and can't wait for dessert this evening after dinner. If you like strawberries, you'll ~love~ this cake.
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2004
Easy and luscious.
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Russian Tea

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2004
Always a hit. My better-half can't have the holidays without this around the house.
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O'Brian's Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2004
Delish! (Just a note: Some of what looks like melted butter may be oil/fat from the cheese, not butter. That still doesn't make it health-food, but sometimes you just have to live a little.) This is quick, easy, and very tastey so I'm all for it. Plus, you can add accent ingredients to put your personal tounch on it. This can be made fancy for more formal meals or a casual brunch dish.
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Sirloin Tips and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2006
Easy, quick, hearty, and delicious!
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