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Cake Mix Cookies IV

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2009
These are tasty cookies and super easy to throw together at a moments notice. I tried the butter pecan cake mix as another reviewer suggested and threw in 1/2 cup oatmeal to help stiffen the dough and they were delicious. Watch carefully though since if they start to brown along the edges they may already be overbaked on the bottom.
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Tantalizing Turkey and Blue Cheese Meatballs

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
These meatballs are excellent! I substituted a small can of mild green chilies for the jalapenos just because I don't like super spicy food. I also cut the black pepper down to 1 tsp per other reviews, and these are truly the best meatballs I've ever eaten. For those who complained that the mix was so wet...the wetter the meat mix, the moister the meatballs. Roll them gently and place them on the cookie sheet, they will bake perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!
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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
These muffins are very tasty. I baked them in mini muffin tin so I cut the temp from 400 to 375 and they took about 18 minutes to cook. I also left off the sugary glaze just because of personal preference. For the reviewers who came out rubbery muffins - DO NOT OVER MIX! I gently folded the wet mix into the dry mix with a rubber spatula about 5 or 6 times and that's all it took to blend everything. I will make these again.
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Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
These cupcakes are really delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have any fresh lemons to zest, so I used lime zest instead. The strawberry version tasted so wonderful that I tried puree blueberries too and they also came out very tasty and moist. I will definitely keep this recipe handy because they are a nice treat for pot lucks and family functions.
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Rhubarb Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
I didn't have any blueberries on hand, so I made these with 1 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb that I had chopped up and refrigerated overnight with a little sugar to soften the fruit. I also added an extra 1/2 t. baking powder as others suggested, plus a spash of lemon juice. They were very good.
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Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2010
This is surprisingly good! Like other skeptics, I wasn't sure about microwaving fish, but I only had a few minutes to come up with something for lunch and I had some tilapia fillets in the fridge. I didn't have any apple cider so I put a splash of lemon juice on each fillet before cooking, and fillets were gobbled down by myself and the kids in about the same time it took to cook them! They were especially tasty with fresh tarragon from my garden. My fillets took the full 4 minutes of cooking time, but I did check them after flipping them as it seems that other reviewers took only 3 total minutes. Must depend on the thickness of the fillets. I also put a pinch of kosher salt on each fillet after cooking and that made them just perfect.
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Afghan Tomato Soup (Aush Goshti)

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
I made this recipe on a whim because I had a can of tomato juice in the pantry and no one wanted to drink it. I exchanged black beans for the garbanzo beans because that's all I had, and I used Trader Joe's lemon pepper pasta which really enhanced the lemon flavor. I enjoyed this as something different, but my kids didn't go for it, so I'll enjoy a whole lot of leftovers. Thanks for the recipe.
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Praline Pumpkin Pie II

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2010
This pie was fantastic tasting. I roasted a fresh pumpkin from my garden and pureed the flesh rather than using the canned stuff. My only problem was that the bottom of the pie stuck to the pie plate. I read all the reviews and no one else seemed to have the problem, so perhaps my pie shell had a crack on the bottom and some of the sticky praline goodness leaked out. I think I will probably try making this again though because it was so tasty!
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Cashew Snaps

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
These are delicious! I made the recipe as is, no alterations. They did not spread too much at all. I wouldn't call them "snaps" because they are chewy, but I prefer chewy cookies so they're perfect. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't have a problem with the cookies spreading too much. I used real butter and softened it by smashing it up with a wooden spoon rather than the microwave. That might be why they didn't get super thin in the oven.
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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies I

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2011
These are delicious! I just pulled a batch out of the oven and they taste fabulous when they're warm. My only change is that I baked them on parchment rather than greasing the sheet and they came out perfect. I agree with the reviewers who said to take them out before they look all the way cooked. Mine were barely turning brown around the edges and still looked raw in the middle, but after they cooled for a few mintues, they were just wonderful. Thanks for this recipe, I'll definitely be making them 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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