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Cream of Mushroom Soup II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
This is an incredible mushroom soup recipe. I highly recommend it.
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Winter Squash Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
By far the best rolls my husband and I have ever made. We were shocked at how moist and delicious they were. The squash flavor is not overpowering. We made two batches. One with a ligher yellow fleshed squash and one with a deeper orange fleshed squash. I think the orange one made prettier rolls with a sweeter flavor. VERY, very good.
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Winter Squash Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
I very much enjoyed this caserole. It's a great way to make squash more interesting. I personally cut back on the sugar, since I'm not that much of a sugar fan.
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Squash Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
This is a fun way to get folks to eat squash. I thought they were very good. Even my husband liked them, and he is not a squash guy. I would recommend very careful portioning as you put the cookies onto the sheet. These are very cake-like cookies, so watch your bottoms as they can burn easily.
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Coconut Macaroons IV

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
So, I made these over the Christmas '11 weeekend and again today. The first time, I followed the recipe for most part, except I left out the cereal. I didn't have any cornflakes. Toward the end of the batches, I decided I wanted more coconut, so I piled more in. The next time I made the recipe, I doubled the eggs, left our the cereal and used a whole bag of coconut. I did not quite double the sugar. Oh, both times I also added vanilla. I liked the results well, so I give the recipe a 4 star rating more or less as a base for jumping off. Next time, I may use some vanilla and some almond extract for a twist.
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Coconut Macaroons IV

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
So, I made these over the Christmas '11 weeekend and again today. The first time, I followed the recipe for most part, except I left out the cereal. I didn't have any cornflakes. Toward the end of the batches, I decided I wanted more coconut, so I piled more in. The next time I made the recipe, I doubled the eggs, left our the cereal and used a whole bag of coconut. I did not quite double the sugar. Oh, both times I also added vanilla. I liked the results well, so I give the recipe a 4 star rating more or less as a base for jumping off. Next time, I may use some vanilla and some almond extract for a twist.
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Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2009
We really like this recipe, especially as a jumping off point for our own take. We generally never completely follow a recipe, so I'm not going to hold that against it. The soup is a mellow, savory one that can stand up to a bit more spice, if that's your cup of tea. Best of all, my husband, who does not like squash LOVES this soup. This is one for the recipe box.
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Thai Chicken Satay

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
My husband has used this sate several times now. It is YUMMY. We have tweaked it a little, since we like things more spicy than most folks, but over all, this is a great recipe. It works well on chicken AND beef. Beef is my fave. We serve it with his famous peanut sauce. Always a hit.
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2009
I made this recipe this weekend. It was my first attempt at fondant. I decided to try this one since I've read that MMF can be more forgiving. I had a lot of fun making it and rolling it and playing with it. My husband even got into the action, but did not seem to relish it as much as I. When I rolled it out, I was very suprised at how easy it was. I had purchased a silicon rolling pin, so maybe that was some of it. I had dusted my counter with cornstarch as well, but I really thought that things would stick more. But, no worries. Cutting the shapes was good fun. I really started flashing back to my childhood, playing with play dough and such. So, fun recipe. Now to brass tacks. Although shows on Food Network make it look easy to cover a cake in fondant, it is NOT easy to smoothly cover a round, barrel shape with a flat piece of frosting. I tried to burnish it and stretch it and make it pretty and flawless but did not do so perfectly. I can see that a person needs to practice. So if you are a beginner, do not expect things to go easily and flawlessly the first time. Also, if you're going to stick on shapes or other decorations, have your water or butter cream on hand so that you can just reach over and get some "glue" when you need it. As for taste, this is a SWEET frosting. 1 lb of marshmallows and 2 lbs of sugar pretty much means it's going to be SWEET. It does however not taste as bland as other fondants I have eaten. I put in some extra vanilla flavori
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
Delicious recipe. I had this recipe years ago from a friend but lost it. I was so glad to find it on Allrecipes. The 4 bananas makes the cake extra moist and full of flavor. I actually added a 5th banana cut into slices after I had the batter mixed. The big banana hunks were extra flavor and everyone at the office pot luck enjoyed the big banana bites.
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