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Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
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Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
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Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
This may be the best apple pie I've ever had, and I've made lots of apple pies over the last 50 years. Why not 5 stars? It really needs some spice. I added cinnamon, cardamon and a bit of nutmeg. I served it at a family dinner and everyone agreed it was wonderful. A WORD OF WARNING: be sure to put something under the pie to catch the bit that will cook out. I knew better, I just forgot. The syrup that cooked out filled my kitchen with smoke, set off the smoke alarm and after 4 cleanings I still haven't gotten all the burned-on residue off the floor of my oven. Not the fault of the recipe--my own carelessness. I'll be making this again, and soon. I'll just be more careful next time.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2014
Banana Sour Cream Bread
After reading all those 5 star reviews I can hardly believe we were using the same recipe. I thought 300 degrees was too low to properly cook this bread, but I followed the recipe exactly. It was very heavy and dense, and I had to increase the baking time by an additional 35 minutes to get it done. I liked the idea of the sour cream and banana together, but I won't be making this recipe again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2013
Easy Arugula Salad
These flavors are great together. I shaved the parmesan with a vegetable peeler instead of grating it, but other than that I used the recipe exactly. Easy, tasty and beautiful.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2012

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