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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2013
I don't understand why everyone's trying to change this recipe... if done right, it's good like it is. I made this recipe with the ingredients as written, and it came out great (only I added 3 drops of green food coloring) I used 1/2 c. Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, and 5 egg yolks. For the crust, I used Keebler Shortbread crust instead of graham (I like it better, it tastes like butter cookies). I tempered the eggs, meaning I mixed the juice and condensed milk together in one bowl, beat the egg yolks in a seperate bowl, and gradually mixed the milk mixture, one tbs. at a time, into the egg mixture. I think the custard comes better like this, it comes out a weird texture if you just dump it all into a bowl and mix at once, because the eggs and citric acid in the lime juice don't really jive well. Must be combined slowly. That's the key. I baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Chilled overnight. Came out perfect, smooth and creamy, not eggy at all, bursting with flavor, not too strong, not too tangy, not too sweet, just right.. needs no alterations at all. This ones a keeper. Thank you Dinner2 for a great recipe!
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Classic Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2013
OMG... these are soooo good! I used these to make jalapeno cheese kolaches (which is a glorified hot dog pig in the blanket) they came out big, fat and wonderful. I followed this recipe exactly, only I didn't have rapid rise yeast, only active dry yeast. So, to speed up the rising process, I heated my oven a bit to warm it and turned it off. After I kneaded the dough and let it set the 10 minutes or so, I wrapped my kolaches, placed in a glass baking dish, covered with foil, and set them in the warm oven (turned off) for 10 - 15 minutes to rise. Then I pulled off the foil, cranked up the oven to 375, and baked for 20 minutes until golden brown... My kolaches are the bomb! I had a bit of leftover dough, so I made 2 plain rolls, just to see how they are as just plain rolls, and to me, they taste as good, or better than store bought rolls, could use a bit more salt though.... This ones a keeper!
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Quick Yeast Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2013
This recipe is great! The dough was gloppy and hard to work with. Next time I will grease my fingers before dropping in the pan. In my opinion, sweetness is good, but they could use a bit more salt. I just used plain shortening (which has no flavor at all) as the recipe called for. To me, they would have had a more buttery flavor if I had used margarine or butter, or butter flavored shortening. They were very light and fluffy, melt in your mouth. I let rise about 30 minutes the first rise, then about 30 minutes the second rise in the cake pan. Next time I will allow to rise a bit longer. I didn't use a muffin pan, just a 9x12 rectangular cake pan, and they spread out a bit, making square shaped pull apart bread, a little smaller than your average hamburger bun. I really think my pan was to big, and they expanded out instead of up. But all in all, I enjoyed the texture and the taste was a little bland, but once I spread some margarine on it, they were great. Next time I will add more salt and use margarine instead of shortening, or maybe a 1/4 t. of butter flavoring to the shortening mixture.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2012
What a lovely recipe! I made a half batch of these cookies, and they turned out great! I used margarine instead of butter, and I measured everything else out except the cinnamon and salt. Just added a dash of salt and maybe 2 dashes of cinnamon. Also I baked them at 350 degrees since I was using an aluminum cookie sheet and was afraid they would burn, and cooked them for about 12 minutes instead of 8. They came out great! Also make sure the dough stays cold. I left the bowl of remaining dough out on the counter when the first batch was baking. The second batch did not puff up as much as the first, but still came out good. Also baked the second batch a few minutes longer to make them crispy.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
I made devil's food cupcakes with this frosting on top... yummmmm! The only thing I changed was that I used margarine instead of real butter, and I added a tsp. of vanilla extract. It came out fine, tastes great, and because there is no butter, it will not spoil if left out at room temperature for a while...
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Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This pie was fabulous, and so easy! I used light corn syrup and margarine instead of dark corn syrup and butter because thats what I had on hand (I read other reviewers say they used light syrup and it came out good, so I tried it too), and I didnt have enough pecans for this recipe, maybe 3/4 cup, but it worked out just fine. I poured them on top and pushed them down into the filling a little bit. I had to bake it an extra 15 minutes. The sugar did crystalize a little (nobody noticed but me) I'm not sure why this happened, but still it was the best pecan pie I ever ate... my family gobbled it up so fast, I only got a tiny piece... :( Anyway, thanks so much for this fast, easy and delicious recipe. I will treasure it for life...
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Fresh Strawberry Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. I didn't make a pie out of it, cause I was just experimenting with it, I just made the sauce and put the strawberries into it and put it in the frige. It was really too thick once refrigerated. It may have been ok if left at room temperature, but I don't know cause it was late and I put in the frige while it was still a little bit warm.. And to me, it was too sweet. But that may depend on the ripeness of your berries. Mine were really ripe. Maybe, if I add a little less cornstarch and less sugar, it would be ok.. another suggestion is to run a few berries in a blender and add to the sauce to make it taste less like artificial strawberry flavor from the jello, and more like real strawberry flavor. Overall, this recipe was ok at best... it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't wonderful either..
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Dessertlover's Classic Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
This is a keeper! I used a can of evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, and maragarine instead of unsalted butter because it's all I had, but it worked very well. I cooked part 1 for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until it was a beautiful golden brown color, then added the milk slowly, stirring constantly. Then, I cooked part 2 for about the same length of time, 15 minutes or so. It's in a bowl, still hot on my counter, and I'm not sure how thick it will end up being when it cools to room temperature, or in the refrigerator. If it's a bit runny, oh well... It tastes yummy, and I cannot wait to dip some apples in it or pour it over ice cream or drizzle over cheesecake! Yummo.... Happy Thanksgiving!!! And thanks for the recipe! My family will love this!
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Sweet Potato Pie VII

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
This is my first attempt at making homemade sweet potato pie, and in my opinion, this recipe is great. I did, however, alter it a bit. I baked my potatoes instead of boiling them. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used evaporated milk instead. I used a half a stick of margarine instead of real butter (I don't like real butter), and instead of 1 c. white sugar, I used 1/2 c. white sugar and 1/2 c. brown sugar. Also, I added 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. of each of the following : allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. It came out great, though it could have been a little bit sweeter, so next time I will up the white sugar 1/4 cup. I doubled the recipe, and got 3 pies out of it, though each one could have been just a little bit fuller (I ran out of batter). Even though they were a tiny bit short, they came out just fine. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! No more store bought pies for me! They do not compare to this....
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