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Filled Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2014
I made this recipe exactly as written, except I substituted pecans for walnuts because I like them better. This is a wonderful treat. I didn't find the filling to be off at all, and the cake is wonderful and moist. My only mistake is that I made it in a bundt pan instead of a tube pan, and I wouldn't do that again because the fruit stuck to the pan. This is definitely a keeper and I'm glad to find such a great recipe to use up the rhubarb in my yard.
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Peach Coffee Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2013
This recipe has lots of potential. I made it exactly as written except I didn't have any sour cream so I used sweet cream instead. The texture of the cake is moist and delicious, but I agree with one reviewer that overall, the cake as a whole is a little bland. I think I will make it again but double the topping and sprinkle half of it over the peaches before I add the last layer of batter. Also, my cooking time was closer to 1 hour. Overall, I would recommend with a little tweaking.
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Quinoa Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2013
This is an interesting recipe. I only had 1 ripe banana and I used 2% milk because that's what I had on hand. Once I added the banana/milk mixture, it smelled horrible during the cooking process, and that made me a little worried. I also couldn't get the mixture to thicken up after 30 minutes at a rolling boil, so I added an egg yolk (tempered so it doesn't "scramble"). That did the trick. Maybe the second banana would have changed the thickening process. I let it cool for a bit and tried it warm with cinnamon and raisins sprinkled on top. It's good, but as much as I like bananas, they don't really do it for me in this recipe. I think I'll try again next time and skip the bananas altogether and just go with 2 egg yolks to add the richness and help with thickening. By the way, even though the recipe suggests serving this pudding warm, it is way better the next day right out of the refrigerator.
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Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
I can only rate the cake part because I left the filling out. It is very yummy and has a nice chocolate flavor. I frosted them with Pamela's Products gluten free vanilla icing and the buttery vanilla flavor went very well with chocolate. My only negative comment is that I'm not sure the purpose of the vinegar. I thought it might enhance or change the flavor from an average chocolate cupcake. Regardless, I'll be making these again for sure, so that's a very small negative.
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Basic Fondue

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
Fondue purists will hate me, but I read this all milk recipe and immediately though - mac n' cheese. It added 1 extra clove of garlic and mixed the fondue into cooked pasta and it was delicious. One thing to note, if you use pre-shredded cheese, you may need to cut back on the flour slightly since it already has a little flour on it to keep it from sticking together. The fondue tasted great, but a little on the thick side. I'll try this again with beer as other suggested, and I'll even use it the way it was intended :)
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Hot Crab Dip I

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
I wanted to love this recipe, but I didn't turn out like I thought it would. I did cut down the milk to 1/2 cup as others recommended and I used aged horseradish white cheddar instead of adding the horseradish separately. I even added 1/2 t. Old Bay for the flavor, but the mayonnaise seemed to be the predominant flavor (I used a good quality name brand, not the cheap stuff). If you like mayo, that's great, but I'm not a fan. I may try making this again but change the ratio of ingredients. There's potential, but it needs a little tweaking.
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Butterscotch Sauce II

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2012
This is very good. I started putting my ingredients together and realized I didn't have any light corn syrup so I substituted the only thing I had on hand with the same consitancy - maple syrup. I knew that would alter the flavor slightly so I added a tablespoon of Butterschots to counteract plus a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Delicious! I'm going to get some corn syrup and try again. One thing to note though...for those who came out with a thin sauce, you didn't cook it long enough. Even though the recipe says to heat until the butter is melted, if you simmer it for 15 or 20 minutes (no boiling) and stir constantly, this turns into a rich sauce that thickens as it cools.
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Easy Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2012
Wow, yummy! I had Granny Smith apples so I used the full amount liquid (they tend to need more because they're so firm) - but at the suggestion of other reviews, I did exchange the water for spiced apple cider. I also cut the brown sugar in half as suggested and added about a 1/2 cup of oatmeal to the topping for texture. Unfortunately I had no vanilla ice cream on hand, but that would have made this divine dessert absolutely perfect!
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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2012
This is an interesting recipe. Per other reviewers, I doubled everything except the salt and also rubbed the seasoning underneath the skin. My chicken was 5lbs, so I expected it to take a little longer, but I also had to rub it with a bit of butter after the second 15 minute segment at 450 degrees because there wasn't anything on the bottom of the pan to put back over the chicken. This was different and tasty. I kept thinking, this isn't exactly the best chicken ever, but then again, I couldn't stop eating either. It's a nice change once in awhile. Next time, I'll cut out the sugar and nutmeg, and maybe add a little chile for some spice.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2012
I couldn't wait to try this recipe and much to my disappointment, I couldn't find any chicken in the freezer. So I made it with leftover cut up tri-tip steaks and beef broth. I also didn't have peas so I threw in a couple cups of chopped, steamed broccoli. I made the biscuits from scratch and mixed in a little basil for flavor and this is really a good recipe. It was kind of like beef stew with delicious biscuits on top. I will definitely make this again and I can't wait to try with chicken. I used the exact measurements but next time I might try baking the casserole in a smaller pan because it did feel like the sauce got a little lost spread out in the 9x13. Over all a great recipe though.
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Nutty Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2011
These are so yummy. I made a few minor changes to the basic recipe. I used fresh pumpkin from my garden, exchanged orange juice for the water, and added a bit of ginger and nutmeg for more flavor. I left out the nuts just because of preference, and also cut the sugar down to 1 cup since the juice adds sweetness. And last, I made a crumb topping with a little butter, sugar, flour, and same spices as in the muffins. Yummy! These are so light and fluffy, not greasy like so many other muffins. I will definitely make these again and maybe try apple cider instead of orange juice (in exchange for the water).
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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
While I'm not sure this is a substitute for a roll in the hay as another reviewer suggested, it is delicious! I didn't have any parmesan cheese so I tossed in about a tablespoon of left over feta. I also only had whole grain pasta on hand, but other than that, I followed the recipe as is. It worked well with low fat cottage cheese and light sour cream. I will definitely make this one again.
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Pumpkin Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
I started mixing up the ingredients for these brownies then much to my dismay, I opened the cupboard and had no chocolate chips. I went ahead and made them anyway and they're delicious, but the extra chocolate from the chips would make them even better. Thanks for the recipe!
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Pumpkin Nut Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
I had some leftover buttermilk from another recipe and decided to try these. I used fresh pumpkin from my garden and added the 1/2 teaspoon of salt as suggested by other reviewers. I also left out the nuts because of personal preference and sprinkled some course sugar on each muffin instead before baking. Following the directions to fill the muffin cups to almost full, I only got 14 muffins but I wouldn't suggest stretching the batter out to 24 muffins or they will be too flat. They are light and fluffy and delicious straight out of the oven. I will definitely be making this recipe again since even my picky daughter loves them. I might try adding 1/2 cup raisins next time to replace the missing nuts.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
This is delicious! I am not a fan of soy milk and I had no cream, so I just used 2 cups of 2% milk and it tasted wonderful. I used 2 cups of puree pumpkin from my garden which made it an even more special treat. My other small change was that I only had dark brown sugar, so I used 3/4 cup of that and 1/4 cup white sugar so the flavor wouldn't overwhelm the pumpkin. This is one of the best bread puddings I've ever eaten. I highly recommend it.
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Tina's Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
Delicious! I made the crust like the picture...rolled it out to a 9/13 rectangle, sprinkled a little cinnamon on the dough, and then rolled it up and made 1/2 inch slices. The cobbler is beatiful and tasty. I did substitute 1 tsp of cinnamon for the nutmeg because I didn't have any but the flavor is delicious. I will definitely keep this recipe handy.
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Soft Zucchini Spice Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I followed this recipe exactly except I omitted the walnuts due to personal preference. The dough was more like a batter for me, so I just spread it in the pan and baked it, and they came out with a brownie type texture. I didn't hand grate the zucchini, I used my food processer. Rather then dry shreds, I ended up with a more watery puree so I'm sure that's why I ended up with a batter. I will try this recipe again because the flavor was delicious.
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Greek Honey Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
This cake is very good, but also very sweet. It smelled so delicious baking in the oven that I couldn't wait to try a piece, but I suspect it will be better in the morning after it has cooled and the glaze soaks all the way into the cake. My only substitute was pecans for the walnuts...not authentic for baklava but it was all I had in the cupboard. I might try cutting out a little of the sugar in the glaze next time, although I suspect it will still be very sweet with all the honey. Very tasty though, and I will probably make it again.
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French Breakfast Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
These are soooo good! I made the recipe exactly as written except I followed other reviewers' suggestion to brush the melted butter on top of the muffins instead of dipping them. I also used closer to 1/2 tsp of fresh grated nutmeg just because I love the flavor. My ultra-picky 5 year old wolfed down a whole muffin as soon as I pulled them out of the oven, so I will definitely make these again!
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Applesauce Custard Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2011
I really wanted to love this recipe because it had so many good reviews. The only thing I did different was add a tad more vanilla. The middle didn't set up at all, even after cooking for close to an hour. The flavor was different and nice, but I ended up with soup. Since so many reviewers had great pies, I may try again and possibly lower the oven temp after cooking halfway so the custard cooks a little slower.
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