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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2012
This is my go-to recipe for apple crisp. When apple season come here in Upstate NY my husband and I pick about 40lbs. Most gets made into apple sauce to be canned for the winter, but most of the rest is made into this delicious dish! I measure nothing except for the topping. I do use less butter than it calls for and omit the salt because I can't notice the difference. I just drizzle the maple syrup over the sliced apples once they are arranged in the dish. And I use nothing but grade B syrup (none of that phone pole syrup). If anyone cares for crisp, they will love this one!
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2011
These were great cookies once I got the timing right in my oven. I have a gas oven and had to bake for 10-11 minutes to get the perfection of a soft inside with a crunch on the outside. I tried to follow other's advice of 8 minutes flat, but my cookies were still wet in the middle. So I say, know your oven and bake to your liking.
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German Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
This is a great soup once doctored up a bit. As others have noted, there is not enough liquid for the lentils. You should have at least 3 cups liquid per 1 cup lentil. I prefer to use dry beans anyhow, so I cook up my own first and then add it to my soup. I'm not a big fan of measuring when it comes to soups. I adjust the spices and ingredients to my taste and what I have on-hand. This being said, I do use everything except the nutmeg, hot sauce, and celery salt (there's enough flavor with the celery and salt the stock). I also normally don't carry hot pepper sauce, so I just use hot pepper flakes. This is one of my favorite parts of the soup because I put enough in it to make it pretty spicy on the tongue, giving a good kick. I start with 30 oz. chicken stock and add 2 more cups of water and then dump in my 3/4 onion, 1 clove garlic, ham bone, and 2-3 cups of cubed ham. I let that simmer and soften for an hour or so. Then I add everything else except the beans. I let everything simmer and meld on the stove for a few hours and then add the beans and it's done! It's a wonderful winter meal and a great way to finish off your ham.
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Stuffed Pasta Shells

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2011
Since it's only my husband and I at home, I halve the recipe. I also don't measure very accurately (it's just a cheese and spinach mixture, you can't go wrong). I add salt, garlic, and onion to the cheese mix and also spice up the spaghetti sauce the way we like. This recipe is simple and easy to make your own!!
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2011
It was a standard roasted chicken, but I wasn't really a fan of the spices. I saw other reviews that shared my concern for the spices, but they said the chicken turned out great. So I gave it a go. I followed everything about the recipe except the cooking time (I do roasted chickens somewhat often, and have a cooking time that works great for me). It tasted like I should be eating pie, but I got chicken instead. I'll stick with my usual herb roasted chicken. But they do have it spot on about baking it breast-side-down and basting.
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Raspberry Tart

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2011
I followed others' advice and used my stand mixer and just let it keep going until the dough formed a nice ball - which it did. I used half strawberries and half raspberries (as I didn't have enough of each) and used strawberry jam as that is what I had on hand. Turned out great! I love how easy this is and plan to make it during the summer as fruit becomes cheaper!
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Mike's Taco Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
This is a great recipe because it doesn't include the mushy beans. However, I did change it a bit based on the reviews. I omitted the soy sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, olives (not generally a crowd favorite) and tomatoes (seemed to be the cause of watery mess and there is enough tomato product in the salsa). I creamed together the sour cream and cream cheese with a half a package of hot taco seasoning. Then I layered as instructed with medium chunky salsa, green onions, roman lettuce, and cheddar cheese. I felt the hot taco seasoning and medium salsa made this dish not bland as other commented. You can always temper the seasonings to your taste with the salsa, hot sauce, and taco seasoning. I also had no issues with juices, even after a night in the fridge.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I made these pancakes for dinner tonight and it just didn't live up the the reviews. There was so much shortening (I used butter) I could have squeezed it back out of the cakes when they were done cooking and it left quite a greasy mess on my griddle. I also didn't really get anything fluffy either. I hope it was me and not the recipe because the reviews were so great and I was sad not to take part in enjoying some wonderful, fluffy pancakes.
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McCormick® Gingerbread Men Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2010
Baked according to recipe and they turned out great! Baked for 9 minutes and they were still soft for me. They taste great! I might bake for a bit longer next time (and there will be a next time) to have a little bit crispier cookie.
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Cheese Ball I

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2009
This was the first cheese ball I've made and I used this recipe for the cheese ball in a cheese ball igloo. I added a bit of mozz. and cheddar for a bit more diversity in taste. It just didn't have any kick. There was most of the cheese ball left at the end of the party. Maybe I'll try salmon or something else to give it a better taste and keep people coming for more.
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