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Easy Pie Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2009
I had my reservations, but this crust is fabulous. Definitely as good as the ones you buy at the store...the texture is great, and the dough was super easy to work with. Since I used mine for a cream pie, I only put in a pinch of salt and doubled the sugar. I'm going to try this with a fruit pie, and see if it still works.
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E-Z Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2009
Fab...they're not pretty, but they are nice and fluffy, not dense at all. I halved the recipe and added a lot more sugar than was called for, but didn't change anything else. Definitely tastes better than packaged biscuits or biscuit mix, and the recipe is versatile too, so you can tailor it to the meal.
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Meringue II

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
My first time making a meringue, and it turned out beautifully. I used it for Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie (recipe on this site), and it's perfect. I made the pie this evening, and we're already starting to eat it...if there's any left, I'll check in the morning to see if there's any weeping. The meringue layer separated from my pie, but I think that's because the filling had cooled by the time I got the meringue made...apparently, it's best to put on the meringue when the filling is still hot. Doesn't take away from the presentation or flavor however, and that was my mistake, so this recipe still gets 5 stars!
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Cinnamon Popcorn

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2009
Crunchy, the right amount of sweetness, and super easy to make...I followed the recipe except I used half the amount of butter. I also sprinkled cinnamon on top before putting the popcorn in the oven. I'm definitely making this again.
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Mexican Pinto Beans

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
I added some extra things to spice my beans up, but this was a great basic recipe- much easier than soaking them overnight.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2008
I've never really like lemon meringue pie, but this was great. I did add the juice of another half a lemon and am glad I did- the tart/sweet ratio is just right that way. The texture was great, flavor was wonderful, I'll definitely be making this again. I used the Meringue II recipe from this site, and it turned out perfectly.
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
Very easy and simple, I didn't change a thing. The taste is far better than jarred curd that you buy at the store.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2008
Really easy, and tasted great. I did alter it a bit by not adding as much water (I used 2/3 cup), and only putting in 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1 tbsp white- that was plenty. I also only added a few sprinkles of cinnamon. Next I'm going to try this with pears, and may even add in a few strawberries :)
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
These pancakes came out pretty good, but I made changes to give them more flavor; I added 1 extra tablespoon of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
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Fantastic Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Very good recipe, and easy to alter to give it more variety. My bread turned out flavorful (I added extra spices and a bit of parmesan), and the texture was nice.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
Very good frosting, and mine turned out stiff like in the recipe photo after only being whipped for a short amount of time with a hand mixer. I halved the recipe, but I still used one teaspoon of vanilla, and put in 2 and 1/3 cups sugar. This is a good basic recipe, and went well with my red velvet cupcakes.
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Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
I only made the cake, I used a different filling and a buttercream frosting. The only change I made to the recipe was using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. The directions are easy to follow, the cooking time and temperature are accurate, the texture is nice, it was easy to cut into layers...but the taste seems to be lacking something. The flavor is nice, but it lacks depth- this is why I only gave the recipe 4 stars. Next time I make this (I will use this recipe again), I think I will replace a 1/2 cup of the water with coffee and add an additional 1/2 cup of sugar.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 5, 2009
Good basic recipe, but by itself was a bit bland for my tastes. I added a dash of vanilla and an extra tbsp. sugar. Nice texture.
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Strawberry Crepes

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
Didn't use the filling so I'm not rating that part, but the crepes were close to perfect with a couple of changes: I used about 2 tbsp. sugar, and added 1/2 tsp. vanilla. They were great, it was my first time making crepes...I served with an orange sauce and strawberries. I'll definitely make these again.
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Easy Strawberry Lemonade

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2009
I pureed the fruit, and don't think I would have been able to taste the strawberry flavor otherwise. But it was great, even better than what you get in restaurants, not to mention much cheaper.
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Mile-High Apple Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2009
This is very good...I made a couple of changes though. I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 6 granny smith apples (which was more than enough).
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Stuffed Shells III

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2009
It was tasty, but I expected more because of the effort I had to put in. This tasted just like my lasagna, but took twice as long to make. I used a jar and a half of sauce, one jar isn't enough. I also used just one egg, and basil instead of parsley.
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Cherry Cheese Pie I

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
This is so tasty, and it's a very versatile recipe...but I did make some minor changes. I used powdered sugar- it incorporates into the filling better. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tsp of lemon extract and 1/2 tsp of orange extract to give the filling more flavor.
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Cool Whipped Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2009
I have mixed feelings about this. First off, it's not a frosting AT ALL. Positives: the taste is definitely better than canned frosting, it's not too sweet, and the recipe is versatile. I think it would work fine for cupcakes and sheet cakes, but for layer cakes...I don't think so. While I was frosting them, my layers kept sliding. Then, when I served the cake, everyone's layers slid apart as soon as the forks hit the cake. I will try to work with the recipe, and add only half the liquid next time. UPDATE: I made this again for Easter using only 3/4 cup of milk, and it worked MUCH better.
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Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2009
A great basic recipe that is just about fool-proof, and the variations are endless. I added 1 tsp. lemon extract and 1/2 tsp. vanilla to mine, and the taste is subtle and delicious. Next, I will try 1 tsp. vanilla and add in 2 squares of grated chocolate- I bet it will be great too. Also, I used 1 cup of milk and 1 cup liquid coffee creamer- I was low on milk. So if you don't have a lot of milk, substitutions don't hurt the recipe. The reasons I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 is because 1.) you really should mix everything together, make sure it's smooth, and THEN put it on the heat 2.) if you want a thick pudding (I did), you should let it come to a boil, or else the cornstarch can't do its job.
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