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The Best Banana Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
I added walnuts and used butter instead of margarine. This really is the best banana bread recipe--it came out perfect!
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Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2012
I made this for a pig roast and it had very good flavor poured over the pork shoulder and tenderloin.
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
I skipped the onions and added an extra half cup cheese. Also added 1/4 tsp black pepper and mustard powder for more flavor. Removed the tin foil at the end for a nice crunchy top. Got rave reviews from the family and will definitely make again.
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2011
These came out excellent! I did reduce the white sugar to 1/2 cup. I used this recipe to make thumbprint cookies: make an indentation in the top of the dough ball, then add a spoonful of raspberry or cherry preserves. I got a ton of compliments on these cookies and there were none left by the end of the party!
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Apple Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2011
The flavor was great and the pie good lots of compliments at the party I brought it to. I used dark brown sugar and that gave the filling a rich caramel color. The ginger and nutmeg help deepen the flavor and make the pie special. Definitely a keeper.
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Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
Great recipe! I plan on using beets more often now.
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Blueberry Raspberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2010
This was a good recipe - easy to follow and the pie came out great! My berry ratio was a little different since I used what was available: 2 cups of blueberries and 1 each of blackberries and raspberries. Otherwise I followed to the letter. Yummy with vanilla ice cream!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2010
This recipe was very good. For more flavor I added thyme and rosemary to the gravy. I didn't use any celery and used some potatoes instead. I mixed the gravy and veggies together before filling and it came out perfect! My husband loved it. Next time I'll probably use a little bit more chicken.
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Libby's® Famous Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
This came out perfect! I followed the recipe exactly as written and it made a little more than enough for a frozen deep-dish crust.
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
I thought this recipe was great! I added a TON of red pepper flakes to give it some kick.
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
Very easy to make! And they got raves at the party I went to. I didn't use parchment paper and I didn't have any problems (I have a good double-layer nonstick cookie sheet).
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Kai Kang Dang (Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk)

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
I made this last night and it was very good. My husband and I like our food very spicy, so in addition to the red curry paste I added one Fresno chili. I also used 1 can (2 cups total) coconut milk, rather than the 2 1/2 cups called for. It still made a lot of sauce. I changed the veggies to green beans and yellow bell pepper. If you use bell pepper it should go in later than the other veggies or else it will get mushy. I'll definitely make this again - it was just as good as the Thai takeout we get all the time!
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Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2009
The recipe says to used chopped pecans, but they need to be very small in order to not fall off while cooking. Instead of chopping, use the food processor or blender to grind them. Otherwise this was a tasty recipe.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
I thought this meatloaf came out great! I also spread the ketchup mixture on top (and following the recipe, I had a lot - didn't use it all). I placed a slice of bread in the bottom of the pan to soak up grease. Also, I was short on bread crumbs so I used 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats. I also laid 2 strips of bacon down the top. Loved it! Was still tasty as leftovers too.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
This came out great! I used 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, 1/4 c butter, 1/4 c coconut oil, and 1 c confectioner's sugar. Lots of cream cheese taste!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
Good recipe. I followed the previous reviewers' advice and added 1/4 cup extra flour and the cookies came out great. I have made them with 3/4 cup each walnuts and chocolate chips, or walnuts and dried cranberries, and they're both delicious.
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Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
This recipe was very easy to make, which was a plus. I skipped the broiling step and didn't miss it at all. Next time I will get an extra can of enchilada sauce to pour over the top, plus add more chili powder and cumin for flavor.
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
I didn't follow this recipe closely but just checked it for the oven temp and time. I baked for 1 hour at 450 to get a nice crust on my potatoes, but I think they would have been ready at 45 minutes. I added some quartered button mushrooms for the last 15 minutes, and didn't use onions, sugar, or garlic. The flavor of the veggies is great with just some olive oil, salt, and pepper.
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Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
I didn't have any rosemary at home so I stuffed the chicken with a quartered onion and 4 cloves of garlic. I mashed up some butter with dried thyme and spread it on the breast under the skin. Delicious!
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Fettuccine Alfredo V

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2008
I liked this recipe but my husband said it wasn't cheesy enough. I might try it again with more Parmesan. If you shred your own Parmesan cheese, make sure you do it ahead of time! I thought I could do it while an earlier step was cooking, but this recipe is very quick, so I didn't have time.
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