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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2008
This was absolutely wonderful, although I made a ton of adjustments to make it low calorie. 1/4 cup oil, 3/4 cup applesauce. 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar. I also had a pear that was going to go bad so I used that in the apples too. I realized after mixing the first few ingredients together that I was out of flour - so I used 2 cups whole wheat flour. I used 3t cinnamon, and 1t pumpkin pie spice for a bit more spice. The adjustments were purely for calories' sake - not because anything tasted bad. This was SO good by itself! But then I thought about a glaze for it and couldn't help myself. Now THAT wasn't so healthy... 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2T milk melted together in a saucepan. OMG yum!!! Drizzle a little on top and it's fabulous. I'm glad that I cut the sugar in half in the cake though for sure!
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
WOW yummy! I used a smaller pan (7x10ish I think) so increased the cooking time a bit accordingly, and used the juice from 3 lemons instead of 2. Everything else I did as written, and these are absolutely wonderful! I put them in the fridge to harden a little faster because I wanted to try them! Absolutely wonderful!
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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This was just okay, the flavor was rather bland.
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Bacon Broccoli & Raisin Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
Very, very yummy!! I don't know how much 2.1 ounces of bacon is, because we always just put about 8 slices of bacon in, but this is a very yummy salad. It needs to be eaten quickly though, and isn't as good the next day because the bacon starts to absorb the dressing and gets mushy. Cooking the bacon until crispy, without being burnt, is definitely the best - it adds to the crunch of the salad, and takes a bit longer to mushify. (Is that a word?) ;)
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Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® Original

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
Such a classic, and you can use so many different types of cereals! A friend of mine used the fruity krispies (Sorry I don't remember the name) and they were so good, although a tad sweet. Experiment!
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Super Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This was very, very good! Next time I might want it a little more saucy though, there was a TON of sausage in the actual gravy. Good flavor though, great recipe!
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
I didn't want to heat up the house, so I made this salmon by cooking it in a skillet with the sauce. The sauce is absolutely fabulous, although with the skillet, I would probably cook the salmon a bit before adding the sauce because the sauce got reallllly sticky! But the recipe is great!
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Asian Sugar Snap Pea Appetizer

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
I didn't want to heat the house, so I cooked these in a stirfry pan on the stove, and they were excellent! You definitely have to be careful not to overcook them though or they will be mushy, but that's standard for any veggie.
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Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
2 hours was definitely too long, even for my roast that was 2.5 pounds. The flavor was good, but the texture of the dry rosemary is a little strange. I think next time I will use fresh rosemary, or throw the garlic and rosemary into a food processor so that it's not as gritty. Overall very good flavor, tonight's dinner was fabulous!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2007
OMG this recipe is just fabulous. Like every other recipe, I couldn't just leave well enough alone... So here's what I used, with my changes: * 3 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon * 3 eggs * 1 cup vegetable oil * 1 1/4 cup brown sugar * 1 cup white sugar * 3 teaspoons vanilla extract * 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini * 1 cup chopped walnuts * 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Seriously, to die for. I don't know what it is but we put chocolate chips in everything, it's how I grew up! ;) I will probably make another batch tonight to freeze, to use up all of my zucchini!
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Best Lemonade Ever

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
SO freakin' yummy! I used 1 1/4 cup sugar because previous reviews said it was too sweet, and I was about 1/4 cup short in lemon juice, so I used lime juice. (I was trying to use some lemons before they went bad!) It turned out WONDERFULLY and will definitely go in my family cookbook! Thanks for sharing!
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2007
Absolutely wonderful! I made this for brownies, so it made a lot more than I needed, but it's in the fridge for when I need something sweet. Graham crackers dipped in it... yum!! I prepared this exactly as the recipe says, which is rare because I almost always alter things. The consistency was perfect with 4 cups of powdered sugar, although if you're in a pinch, you could get away with as little as 2 cups. Very, very yummy!
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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2006
This was okay... needed some more flavor though, most of the flavor comes from the vinegar. I will add herbs or more garlic next time.
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Colcannon

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2006
Okay, so I changed this recipe quite a bit... but oh my GOSH was it good! I didn't have mace or leeks... and wasn't about to run to the store. So I used potatoes, sauerkraut (1 can), green onions (1 bunch, chopped), butter (3/4 cup) and cream (about 3/4 cup). (I never use cream, but I had it from something else, and didn't want it to go bad...) I made this for a combination St. Patrick's Day/Birthday dinner for my mother, with BBQ pork ribs and corn casserole. It was absolutely fabulous, definitely 5 stars! I love the extra flavor that the sauerkraut provided, my whole family loved it too - even my 19 month old!
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
Yummy! I opened my sour cream to find it molded, so I used 8oz cream cheese instead. It turned out wonderfully, definitely something to make again!
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
Yum!!! Dangerous, strong, but oh so good - you can't even taste the beer. I used Dos Equis because my husband will drink the rest... and I HATE beer. These are soooo good!
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Swiss Enchiladas

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2006
This recipe is fabulous!!! I did change it a bit, and will probably change it more the next time I make it. I added 4oz cream cheese, nuked it to make it soft, then added the cream, salt and pepper. I also added spinach to the chicken mixture. Next time I will add additional veggies to the chicken mixture - this is a ton of calories, so I need to disguise some veggies for my family! Maybe some corn, bell pepper, and tomatoes. I used regular salsa (Kroger Premium Selection Restaurant Style - my FAVE!) and 2 4oz cans of green chiles, and used a rotisserie chicken bought at the grocery store, cut up. (I was not about to cook chicken when I had worked all day!) I used flour tortillas because I don't care for corn, and didn't fry them - I loved the texture of the flour tortillas, it was soft but where the cheese melted was crispy and bubbly! I also used 8oz of Jack cheese, who needs a little bit left over, it goes bad! ;) Overall this is fabulous, definitely the best enchiladas I've had! Thank you for sharing, it will definitely be used again!
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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2006
Very very good! I only give it a four because I had to spice it up a bit... I added about 2T of Dijon mustard, and some paprika, garlic powder, and other stuff... the honey alone with the nuts would have been too sweet. Overall very good, I will definitely make it again!
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Hershey's ® Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
This is yummy! I've never had Chocolate Mousse before, so I don't really have a basis for comparison, but it was rich and thick. I would NEVER whip this by hand, it would take forever! I topped it with a dollop of peanut butter frosting (also on this site) and sprinkled with sugar sprinkles for Valentine's Day. Very good!
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