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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2012
Amazing. Seriously. I am a cake snob and these were incredible. Super moist, not too sweet, not too gingery... the butterscotch pudding is a genius addition. For the frosting, I used 1 stick of butter, 8 oz of cream cheese, 1t vanilla, maybe 1/2t cinnamon, about 3/4 bag of powdered sugar, about 1/4 pkg of butterscotch pudding mix and enough milk to give it the consistency I wanted. I sprinkled crystallized ginger on top of the frosted cakes. The man took a bunch to work and said they disappeared in a matter of minutes. I will DEFINITELY be making these again, and they'll be in the lineup every fall from here on out. Spectacular.
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Brigid's Blackberry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2012
AMAZING!!! No one in my family believed this was as easy as it was!!! My son, who rarely eats pie, declared "this is delicious" and instructed me that other than the obligatory holiday pumpkin pie, no other pie besides this one is allowed to darken my oven's door. I made a mixed berry frozen custard to go on top, but we couldn't wait for it to custardize... something to look forward to later!! Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe. It's going to be a summer regular in my house. :)
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2011
This was so DELICIOUS!!! My boyfriend laughed and said I was making too much salad, but between the two of us and my two teenagers, my huge salad didn't stand a chance. Served with pan seared swordfish and garlic bread, and it was perfect. This may actually be on the Thanksgiving table this year. Thank you for sharing!
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Pineapple Bacon Burgers

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2011
I made a few mods, but these burgers were AWESOME! My kids both ate two each. I just finished off the last one for lunch. I mixed a package of onion soup mix, 1/2 c BBQ and a small can of drained pineapple tidbits into 2# of meat and then made patties. I fried the bacon seperately, as I have an aversion to undercooked bacon. I was too hungry to wait for the charcoal on the grill, so I cooked them in a grill pan on the stove. They were very delicate, and I kept having to press pineapple back into the burgers, but we managed. We topped them with swiss cheese, tomato and a little more BBQ. I got 8 burgers out of this recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe! We really enjoyed it and will be making it again soon!
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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2010
OK, being from the great white north where we don't eat catfish on purpose, I was skeptical that I'd even like this recipe. My southern born and bred boyfriend and I rarely agree on food and the normal "fried in cornmeal" southern channel cat recipes don't appeal to me at all, but wel all like cajun type stuff, so when my son brought 15 catfish filets home from his fishing trip last weekend, I gave this a go. It was AWESOME! Spicy and tender and flaky. Fifteen filets, two teenagers, one good ol southern country boy, one displaced yankee, zero leftovers. 'Nuff said!
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Crispy Oven-Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
This was really good! I couldn't find fresh rosemary so I used dried, added one whole onion some sliced garlic, red potatoes, beer brats and boneless skinless chicken. I think next time I'm going to toss everything in a little maple syrup part way through the cooking process just for a different kick, but this was great as is. It was a very satisfying meal served with sliced fresh tomatoes and crusty bread. Thanks for sharing a new way to incorporate bratwurst (one of my absolute favorite foods EVER) into my menu! :)
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Cinnamon Pickled Beets

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
after unsuccessfully scouring my kitchen for my grandmother's recipe for pickled beets, I decided to come to allrecipes... and again, wasn't disappointed. This is as close to grandma's as I've seen. The only change was that she always tossed in a few cloves... probably 1/2t or so. I just heard my kids in the basement, "do you smell that? She's cooking beets again." so I must be doing SOMETHING right. :) Who cares if I'm the only one in the house who loves these? Thanks a bunch, TasteKing!
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Butterscotch Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
This is my kids' new favorite for weekend breakfasts. Seems a little decadent for the most important meal of the day, but man, it's GOOD! :)
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Lemon Cake with Raspberry Mousse

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
Delicious, light and refreshing. I didn't use the pie filling, just combined fresh berries with fresh whipping cream and used that as filling. I frosted the cake with a simple whipped cream frosting and decorated it with fresh berries, mint and lemon zest. It was AMAZING! So so easy... love it. This will be coming along with me to every picnic this summer. Thank you for sharing! :)
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Key Lime Pie VII

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
SOO GOOD! I used a regular pre-baked pie crust (personal preference) and this pie turned out perfectly. Thank you!
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Champagne Sorbet with Berry Medley

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2009
I can't rate this EXACT recipe, because I did modify it a bit. I pureed about 2 cups of mixed berries (strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry) and added to the champagne mixture as well as 1/4cup more sugar. It turned out great!!! The champagne keeps the sorbet at the perfect consistency, and the berries kept the sorbet from tasting overwhelmingly like champagne. We served this in martini glass with a sprig of mint and lemon zest. Very pretty presentation, refreshing and delicious! Thank you for sharing!
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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
This bread pudding was so tasty! Definitely takes a lot of time to prepare, but is well worth the effort. For those who don't care for bourbon, it does cook out and the flavor isn't extremely strong (in my opinion anyway) but it most definitely adds more depth than serving the pudding on its own. The pudding is great, the pudding served with the sauce is out of this world. A new favorite, definitely.
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Banana Cream Pie I

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
Oh. My. Gosh. This was SO good... the ultimate comfort food. Everyone thought I had done this pie the ol' jello way until they took a bite. The custard was awesome! I covered the pie with fresh whipped cream and it was gone about 10 minutes after I took it out of the fridge. YUM! Definitely going in my recipe book and it's one I'll be going back to again and again. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Lemonade-Mint Iced Tea

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
Decided to make this tonight after a day of working in the yard. I used freshly brewed suntea and frozen lemonade concentrate (from Schwans). Since I'm a Yank, I didn't add the additional sugar but I thought it was perfect, and very refreshing! Even my son, who normally sweetens his tea with a ridiculous amount of sugar thought it was awesome. I'll be sharing this one with my friends! Thanks!
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Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt and Cucumber Dip)

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
YUM! It's awesome with warmed pita bread, crackers or veggies as a healthy alternative to ranch dip. Like some of the other reviewers, I added dill, because that's how it was served in Turkey. I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
SO SO SO good. I was asked to create an intensely chocolate cake, and tried this frosting for it. It was amazing! Great consistency, spreads well and is firm enough for piping decorative edging. This is definitely a keeper!
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2009
Really really good! I used it to frost an Irish Cream cake for St Patty's day, and wanted something close to the consistency of cream cheese frosting, but with the flavor of whipped cream. This was the best of both worlds. I did have an issue with lumps, some of butter and some of cream cheese, but it was late and I was in a hurry.. didn't read through the reviews enough to find out how to take care of that. No worries though, my client LOVED it! I will be making this one again and again (tonight as a matter of fact, I got another request for it!) but will heed Chubss advice concerning the lumps.
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Decadent Chocolate Orange Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
While time consuming, this cake is definitely a show stopper. I am the pastry chef for a small restaurant in my city and brought this in yesterday. I checked to see today how the guests liked it and it was a hit! I did change the way I frosted it though, covered both seperate layers in the ganache and waited for it to harden. I spread the orange cream filling on the bottom layer, and topped it with the second later. Instead of covering the entire cake (sides and all) with the ganache, I made a simple cream cheese frosting and spread that along the sides and piped some decorative icing along the top edge of the cake. It was beautiful! I am rating this cake as four stars though because while I loved the density of it, the layers were just a bit dry. I'm going to try playing with the recipe a bit to see if I can achieve a bit more moistness. All said though, this is DELICIOUS! The orange flavor is not overpowering and the combination of the orange and chocolate is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! If anyone has any ideas on how to deal the moistness, please let me know.
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Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2009
Wow. I'd never made chicken and dumplings before, but this was amazing. I didn't have biscuit mix, so I used the substitute recipe, and since my son doesn't like potatoes, I omitted those. (I meant to serve mashed potatoes on the side, but this smelled sooo good cooking that I just wanted to get it to the table!) My normally picky kids absolutely LOVED this, and have asked that I make it often. Thank you so much for sharing. This is definitely comfort food at its best.
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Hanky Panky

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2008
Like many of the other reviewers, we always served this on cocktail rye growing up, but we called the Pizza Ryes or Buffalo Chips. (very appetizing!) Nowadays, my kids prefer this mixture as a dip with restaurant style tortilla chips. However you eat it, it's awesome!
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