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Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2003
I used a graham cracker crust recipe that I also got on this web site, and I think it's so much better than with the store bought kind. This pie was a HUGE hit at our dinner party, but it is definitely rich. Also, I used crunch peanut butter because it was all I had, but I don't think I would do it any other way now. Great recipe!
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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
I wouldn't call them "cupcakes" because they remind me more of banana bread - which is why I baked it in a bundt pan, and it came out great (took a little longer to bake of course). It was moist and delicious. I did use butter instead of shortening, and next time, I would probably throw in some nuts just because I like the crunch in this type of quickbread. Overall, this is a keeper!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2006
I used all butter because I didn't have any shortening, and it was fine. Also, I needed more of the cinnamon-sugar topping than this made, but I just kept adding white sugar, as the cinnamon tends to sift to the bottom anyway. Very yummy cookies!
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Oven Baked Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2006
The only problem I had with this recipe is that I ran out of white rice and had to mix in brown rice. It didn't seem fully cooked after the 1 1/2 hours, so I added a bit of water over the top, recovered, and cooked another 10 minutes. It came out just fine. Other changes I made (based on what I had or didn't have on hand): I only used one can of tomatoes, no celery, used all sausage instead of adding chicken and shrimp, and had to mix my own Cajun spice. Next time I will be sure to have all the ingredients ahead of time, although everyone enjoyed this meal as I made it. The basic taste of it was delicious!
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Glazed Meatloaf II

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2006
Everyone enjoyed this meal - great with mashed potatoes. I was a little short on the lemon juice (only had one lemon), so I added a tablespoon of pineapple juice to the meat along with the lemon juice. This is a keeper.
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Breakfast Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2006
I just used this recipe to make the Ultimate Breakfast Casserole on this site. Now that we live abroad and Jimmy Dean apparently has no passport, I had been wanting something like the breakfast sausage I am used to. This is it. Thank you for saving me from experimenting with another mystery-meat sausage/salami from the local stores!
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GA Peach Pound Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
I have made this twice now - once with peaches and once with nectarines. It is definitely better with peaches, in case you're considering that substitution. And I couldn't find any comments about whether to peel the peaches, so I didn't, and my husband couldn't believe I had left the skins on. They just sort of melt in. This cake does NOT need any sort of topping, other than maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I did make the caramel syrup some reviewers suggested, but it was totally unnecessary. This is a definite favorite in my house now, so since peaches are out of season, I'm going to have to try it with canned instead of fresh. Delicious!!!
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Kay's Shortbread

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2006
I agree with Kayla, who noted how simple this recipe and its ingredients are. It is a great sweet-tooth fix when you don't have any special ingredients in the house. You could easily top it with some berries or cooked apples and whipped cream for a fancier dessert. But in our house, it went quickly just cut into plain wedges. We will be doing this again!
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Ultimate Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2006
I have made this for Christmas breakfast and for dinner (served with cinnamon toast and OJ and decaf). Both times it was a hit. Even now that I live in a country where the pre-made breakfast sausage, canned soup, and hash browns aren't available, I did it from scratch. (See the recipe on this site for Breakfast Sausage - yum!) The only thing is that in my opinion, you don't need that much butter on top, unless you're a real butter fan.
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Pumpkin Butter

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
This is easier than I could have imagined, and was a great way to use up extra pumpkin. I like ginger, and it is still a little too much for me, so next time I will half it as a previous reviewer suggested. But I did use closer to 1 cup of apple juice and half white and half brown sugar. It's delicious! And what a neat and easy gift!
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Peanut Butter Popcorn

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2006
Wow! This is better than I had expected. I tried putting half of it in the oven (as a previous reviewer suggested - 25 minutes at 200 degrees), and although it didn't exactly make it crunchy, it did make it less gooey. If I were going to give this as a gift, I would definitely bake it first (and I am thinking about tying small bags of it with ribbon to top a plate of cookies as a gift). It was also a fun recipe for my four-year-old son to help with, since it is mostly just a lot of stirring and pouring. We will definitely be doing this again!
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Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
I didn't have the crunchy onions, so I just put some shredded cheese on top, which was good but not as good. I can't get the canned onions where I live, but next time I'll use corn flakes instead. Either way, the end result was really yummy. I like it because it puts the mushroom flavor a bit more in the background with the bacon, and I like water chestnuts in just about anything. Good recipe!
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
Perfect! I did make my cinnamon on the "heaping" side and added a shake of ground cloves since previous reviewers mentioned this was a bit bland. It just goes to further my theory that almost anything is better with sweetened condensed milk. :)
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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
This is very good. I can't get pecans where I live, so I substituted hazelnuts, and it was great. I also halved the recipe and used a small baking dish just because I wanted to try the Sweet Potato Puffs, also on this site, and it worked just fine that way.
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All-Day Apple Butter

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2006
Very good! My apples were chopped tiny, but they didn't fall apart when I whisked it, so I just ran it through the blender and it was fine. It makes me wonder if I really do need to chop them so finely next time. Anyway, it is delicious and I will be giving jars of this as Christmas presents.
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Lemon Chewy Crisps

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
This is the perfect lemon cookie - everything the previous reviewers promised: crunchy and chewy. The only thing I'll do differently next time is double the recipe. I didn't notice until after I had mixed the batter that it is on the small side, so I found myself rationing the cookies instead of having plenty.
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Strawberry Muffins

Reviewed: May 26, 2007
Based on earlier reviews, I doubled the recipe (It easily made 24 that way.) and added 1 teaspoon vanilla and an extra cup of strawberries. (That would be 1/2 tsp vanilla and a total 1 1/2 cups strawberries for the recipe as-is.) It was a hit! My kids loved them, and my husband and I enjoyed them with coffee. I think the extra strawberries made a difference, plus they were really ripe and sweet. Remember, they are muffins, not cupcakes. But still, they are very yummy!
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Easy Tuna Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2007
What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to adapt. I didn't have the canned soup, so I just made a thick white sauce and spiced it with my favorite spice blend. I also took a previous reviewer's advice and doubled the tuna, but for the sake of my small children, next time I will probably double the tuna but increase the other ingredients because it was a bit of tuna overload for them and took much coaxing (i.e., offering more of the onions from the can) to get them to finish every bite. I will be making this again!
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Garlic Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
I have made this several times now, and it always comes out great. The only thing I change is that I usually make it with regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes because I don't think the sweet potatoes add anything. The garlic and onion pretty much overpower them. And I try to make it with the biggest pork roast my crock pot can handle because we shred the leftovers and make BBQ sandwiches the next night. You've gotta love such a simple, easy, delicious recipe.
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Donna's Famous Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
This was a major hit. In Romania, I haven't been able to find heavy cream or whipping cream, so it was pretty hard to find a good cheesecake recipe. But this is it. I used crushed Belgian ginger cookies for the crust. This is a very easy recipe, too. A big hit at the potluck!
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