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Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
This recipe made a much denser pancake than I prefer. I think it's the additional 1/4 cup of flour. Without that and a dash of vanilla, I think this would be a much better recipe. Also subbing buttermilk (plus 1/2 baking soda) would take this over the top. Won't make this as written again.
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Chicken Florentine Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2012
I get so many compliments when I make this. I modify it slightly, but you really don't have to. I usually use left over fried chicken breast that I cube. I fry up around 5 strips of bacon, and then make the sauce with the bacon grease adding maybe a tbs of butter instead of a 1/4 cup. Some cream cheese goes into that because at this point we're not counting calories :) Instead of parmesan I just use one of those bags of shredded italian cheese for both the sauce and topping. One box of frozen spinach is all I add, and I omit the mushrooms (I'm the only one who eats them). No layering, just mix it all together. Eat, run 5 miles, then have a heart attack. Totally worth it!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2011
Wow! I've always made Jiffy like my mom, but no more!!! This was super easy and amazing. Here's a buttermilk tip for those like me who never have it. 1 TB of vinegar and add milk to make a cup. Let it sit for a while til in curdles. Also I microwaved my butter in my mixing bowl instead of using the stove.
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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2011
What a fun and GREAT cookie! I liked that it was just a hint of bacon. I did use sea salt and a little more than it called for to add to the saltiness of the cookie, and I used dark chocolate cocoa powder. Yum!
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German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2011
Texture wise, it's a great cookie. I think it needed more chocolate either in the batter (doubled) or with the addition of chocolate chips. All butter works great too (I only keep shortening in the house during holidays.)
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Mom's Chocolate Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
I made this twice for the holiday season trying to duplicate a pie my dad loves. The first time I made it as the recipe states, but it came out too gummy, not creamy like I wanted. People liked it, but I knew it could be much better. Second time I added an extra egg yolk to the mix and used 3 TB of cornstarch w/ 2 TB of flour. After the mix came to a boil I added 2 TB of butter. I threw the extra egg white in with the meringue, but that was just not to waste because the meringue is fine in this recipe. With those changes it really makes this pie five stars.
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Chocolate Caramel Nut Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
This was an amazing pie! I made it for my hubs b-day, and he loved it :) The only reason I rated it lower than 5 was that I had to drastically cut back on the sugar... added 1/4 cup to fudge and 1/4 cup to cream cheese. With those changes it was perfect. Just to make it more peanutty, and this was just for my hub, I subbed 1/4 cup of peanut butter chips for part of the chocolate chips in the fudge. Also made peanut butter/chocolate ganache for the top and doubled the amount listed to cover the full pie. PS - If you want to make your life easier, take advantage of your microwave! Don't chop or cube the chocolate and butter. Pop it in a bowl and nuke it 30 secs and stir and pop it back for 15 secs at a time stirring until melted. For ganache, microwave the cream until you see a few bubbles and then throw the chocolate in and stir til melted. So much easier! Not like someone's going to eat your pie and say..."Oh, I can taste the radiation!" LOL :) Great recipe and thank you Dayna for helping make my husband happy for his birthday!
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Apple Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2010
This cake was super easy and so good! I sprinkled chopped walnuts on top :)
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Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
This was really great! My almost 2 year old gobbled it up :) The only problem with this recipe was that it really needed some salt! I added maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp? I did drain one can of the tomatoes and replaced the liquid with 1/2 cup of white wine. I ended up simmering the sauce a lot longer before I returned the shrimp to the pan because the water for the pasta took like an hour to boil. Didn't want the shrimpies to get over cooked :) Stirred in the fresh basil right before serving so that it wouldn't turn brown. Loved it!
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Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
I made this differently than the recipe stated, but it was amazing!! First I preheated a cast iron skillet until it was smoking hot. Meanwhile I seasoned the steaks with salt and pepper. I wrapped a piece of bacon around the steaks. Seared them both on all sides (minute or less per side). Then I popped them a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or so. Set the steaks out to rest, and made the glaze in the skillet adding some garlic. Just so you know, your kitchen will get smoky doing this, but my husband said it was totally worth it. Best steak I've ever had or made. Taste your balsamic too before adding sugar as some reviewers suggested. Mine is sweet on its own, so I had no need for it. I think it has something to do with quality?? I also check the sales and buy good when I can.
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Sloppy Joes II

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
I love sloppy joes, and this is probably one of the best ways to make them! The whole family ate them up. This recipe is good by itself, but for my taste, I did add a stalk of celery and used a red bell pepper instead of green. I also subbed fresh garlic for the powder. When I was doing the sauce I added a large splash of beef broth, but only because I used ground chicken instead of beef.
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Marshall Islands Macadamia Nut Pie

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
I made this pie for Mother's Day dinner, and everyone absolutely loved it :) My husband made a point to tell me 3 different times that it was his favorite pie ever! I guess I'll be making this recipe many more times. Only change I made was I doubled the coconut so that I would have a thicker coating on the bottom. I read that some people thought less nuts, but I completely disagree. It's an amazing recipe. Thank you Linda for sharing.
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The Real Mojito

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2010
Better than anything I've ever had in a restaurant! Used Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.
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No-Peek Beef Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2010
This is the absolute best way to make beef stew! I don't ever keep condensed soups, so I made my own by cooking 2 TB of butter with 6 TB flour and then whisking in one cup each of milk and chicken stock. I also added a bay leaf, one onion, and 2 cloves of garlic, and worcestershire sauce. I had to leave out the red wine b/c I didn't have it, but I just added some stock to replace the liquid. I added carrots during the last 2 hours and peas the last 30 minutes. The best beef stew I've ever had!
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Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
This bread turned out fantastic! ... with the addition of 3 TBS of vital wheat gluten. Definitely will be included in the rotation :) I just used the dough setting on the bread machine, punched down and let rise for another hour. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes. I hate the crust and the holes you get when baked in the machine.
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Taco Bake I

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2010
This was so easy! I made mine a little healthier by 1 pound of ground chicken mixed with one can of corn (drained) instead of the beef, used fat free refried beans, and on 1 cup of reduced fat cheese. Although it was runnier than I anticipated, it was still very tasty :) I also added some onion and made my own taco seasoning (less salt). We ate this with tortillas kinda like a burrito. Rice would be a nice addition.
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Peppy's Pita Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
This turned out great!
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Fudge Brownies I

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
Brownies came out amazing. Perfectly fudge-y, gooey, and dense. My father in law ate 3 before we left the house for dinner, and then wanted more for the ride home. Please use this recipe as is! All 4 eggs, all the sugar, and make sure your chocolate is unsweetened. I think that may have been some peoples problems is they may have used semi-sweet chocolate instead. If you want a cake like brownie, you are probably making a mistake picking fudge brownies. I would recommend finding a recipe for that instead of changing this wonderful recipe. I frosted my brownies using "satiny chocolate glaze" from this site. You cannot make brownies like this from a box.
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Mom's Cucumbers

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
Very good!
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Homemade Graham Crackers

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
These were good, but not quite as good as store bought. A little hard to cut in to shapes because the batter was so sticky.
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