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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
Boy, other reviewers are sure right on the almond extract thing. I only had vanilla on hand, and though they were pretty good, they were missing something. Almond extract is a must! I used raspberry jam in some, apricot in others. Drizzled melted chocolate on the apricot, and the other reccomended glaze on the raspberry. I also refriged the prepped cookies as suggested before baking. They came out nice and tall, held their shape perfectly. I was thinking it might be interesting if I took some almonds and pulverized them in my mini food processor and added a bit to the cookie dough. A nice holiday/anyday cookie. Another idea would be to use orange extract and fill with apricot or orange marmalade. Fun,pretty,and easy to make.
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Pig Picking Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
This was a easy,fun cake to make. I did add in and make changes, but I am sure it would still be a 4 to 5 star cake regardless. I used a lemon cake mix. The lemon with the coconut, pineapple, and mandarian oranges works very well. I made the filling with extra roasted coconut. I had to use walnuts, didn't have pecans. I roasted the chopped walnuts too. The biggy was the lemon pie filling in the second layer. I had 2 fillings! I used a canned lemon pie filling, for extra goo. Next time I think I will move the crushed pineapple into the lemon filling, then use extra coconut to beef up the whipped cream filling/icing. It was a pretty cake. I sprinkled toasted coconut and dotted a few whole walnuts on top. I make a sheet cake, cut it in half and created 2 layers.
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2009
This is a standard recipe I highly recommend. I feel that it is unfair to rate a recipe that I did not follow to the letter. But to unrate it brings the stars down and this is a wonderful recipe. Why I changed it? I ran short of oatmeal (like by half) and whole wheat flour. I also don't like shortening so much. I love chocolate chips. The beauty of this recipe, is that it is so basic that subbing a bit here and there does not jeopardize the outcome. I used half butter. I had to add flour to make up for the lack of oatmeal. The chocolate chips always work. Came out great.Its a keeper.
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Triple Berry Crisp

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
Five stars for being so fast, easy, simple and very tasty! I followed the ingredients exactly except that my fruit was frozen. I also melted the butter in the pan it was going to cook in, (as another viewer suggested). Worked out just fine. I think it took me all of 10 minutes to put together and throw in the oven. Definitely will be doing it again.
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Corn Tortilla Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
Loved it!!! I was expecting it to be difficult to cut, but it wasn't and the wedges held their shape beautifully. I did do things differently, only because I didn't have everything listed. This is my end result... I used soy chorizo. Sauteed it with diced onion and bell pepper. I had a left over baked potato, I sliced it thin and fried the slices quickly in a bit of oil, salt and pepper. (My tortillas were a bit old, dry so I heated them up in a bit of oil in a hot frying pan, to soften them). I thought this was a great idea actually, it really helped the tortillas to mold to the shape of the pie plate. Assembling the pie... I laid in the tortillas to fit (I only needed 4), arranged the semi-fried, thin cut potatoe on top of the torts,but only on the bottom (first layer). Followed the rest of the directions. On top of the quiche I decoratively arranged thin slices of pickled jalepenos, and thinly sliced tomatoes alterating them. Came out looking beautiful. Put a little grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped cilranto on top before serving. A dollap of sour cream and/or salsa too if you like. While we were devouring it and my husband saying I had to rate this 5 stars. We were really enjoying the cilranto flavor with it, thinking a lite cilranto sour cream sauce would be awesome on it. Fantastic. Absolutely will be doing this again. I husband is not a breakfast eater, and I am always trying to make him eat. He said today I could make this for him everyday for breakfast. What
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Lemon Poke Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
This is a quick easy, light cake. We liked the glaze, kinda like a glazed donut. This does taste like a mix, which it is. I used lemon cake mix. Yes, I would make it again. I might dust the top with some powdered sugar next time once the glaze and cake are completely cooled. Also would like to put some fresh lemon juice into the batter.
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2009
Taste very much like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! Excellent and super easy. Next time I may add a 1/2 cup more grand cracker crumbs, came out a little too smooth. Not that smooth is to complain about! I don't put five stars on anything that doesn't deserve it. A very quick, no fuss dessert.
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Cooky Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
Great cookie! The texture, perfect! Crisp, lite, buttery, but bends with a chew due to the coconut. I was scared of all that oil, backed it down to 3/4 cup, was just fine. Didn't seem greasy to me at all as others had mentioned. I didn't use cereal, added extra oatmeal. I don't give five stars that easily! A keeper!
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2009
Yum. Still warm out of the oven! The more it cools, the crunchier it gets. I used butter, it is what I had. Next time I will try margarine, see what difference it makes. To be able to give it five stars, it has to be the best I have ever had. It doesn't beat our downtown candy store's caramel corn. It is excellent though. I will rerate it with the margarine, maybe that is what it is.
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Fried Zucchini

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2009
I agree with another rating that this is a good start. I began with cornmeal, switched to seasoned bread crumbs with some grated parmesan cheese, with the flour. I doubled dipped and dredged towards the end of the batch,it really beefed them up. I used green zucchini and yellow crookneck.I will keep this as my base recipe with the changes, for my zucchini fry ups. Worked very well for onion rings too. Next time I will even try some bell pepper. Thanks.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2009
Absolutely awesome! I followed a few tips. The 2 cans of condensed milk and 3/4 cup lime juice. The increase fit the crust perfectly. Yes, I used a pre-made graham cracker crust. Man, it was something else. I am stubborn about my star giveaway. Not this time! 5 stars!
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: May 31, 2009
I rarely give a recipe 5 stars! I usually compare them to the best I have ever have had, and if it doesn't beat it, it won't get five stars. Excellent cookie, would be perfect for the holidays. I did take some reviewer advice, added some vanilla and I like the rolling them in powdered sugar also. Rolled in fine ground walnuts would be great. Very delicious!!
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Dad's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: May 25, 2009
Classic peanut butter taste. Even better the next day. This is a basic recipe with a great balance of ingredients. I was surprised that using butter still kept a soft centered cookie. Usually butter crisps them up, shortening mixes keeps them softer, but this one works perfectly. I will stick with this one.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
Very, very good! Don't need to change a thing. But, next time I will try coconut extract, the 1/4 more flour as suggested. I will make them again!
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Marinade for Steak I

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
Excellent! I agree with other reviewers that this marinade is great. I followed all the ingredients, changed one step. I took the onion and put it in my mini food processer and pulverized it to a juicy paste. I then added it to the marinade. It created a thick consistency that adhered to the steaks beautifully. I also do this with onion and add it to am hamburger meat for burgers. Juicy!
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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: May 2, 2009
TIP: Instead of boiling the peppers I prep them as stated and then put them in a one gallon sized zip lock bag with a little bit of water. Almost seal them completely, leave a little crack open for steam to escape. Give them room, two to three per bag. Microwave them for five minutes. Caution they will be very hot! We all enjoyed this pepper recipe.Next time... I would pick up on seasonings, my favorite herbs. Top with parmesan cheese, maybe even stuff a chunk of cheddar,goat or jack cheese in the center with the stuffing enveloping it.
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
Very good cookie. I had to use whole wheat flour. I was worried that they would turn out heavy, but they were light, soft in the center, somewhat chewy, with a soft center. Just the way we like them.
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Coconut Cream Pie VI

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
Excellent. Rich, creamy, not too sweet. I followed it exactly. Next time, and there will be a next time, I will use 1/2 vanilla & 1/2 coconut extract, and toast the coconut for the top. I may consider using a bit more cornstarch.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2009
This is a good cookie. I liked the texture, mine turned out chewy in the center, crisp on the edges. I did not use the corn syrup. My oven liked baking them for 13 minutes. May make them again.
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Erica's Delicious Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
Excellent. I had a big roast so I didn't put in any veggies with it except for a large quartered onion. After it was done cooking, I removed the meat, drained the juices and onion into my blender and pureed it. Poured the juices into a pot added a little shooken up flour with water to thicken it into a gravy. Fabulous! This is how I will be cooking a slow cooker roast from here on. Thank you!
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