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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2015
I don't know why everyone raves about this recipe. It has no flavor! I used a pork loin and if I ever made it again I would use the tenderloin or bone in pork roast for more flavor and fat but I don't think I would make it again. i did not even serve it for dinner guests tonight. Fortunately I cooked it and tasted it ahead of time, no way would I serve it. I sliced it and put it in the ref, will see if it tastes better tomorrow but likely going in the trash or will find some way to make pulled pork.
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
One of the best cakes I have ever eaten and my family agreed. We are a family that loves deserts and this was loved by all. I was short on time so I increased the temp to 325 and baked about 40 min, the cake was so moist I can't imagine it being any better! The icing was delicious and made the exact amount to frost the cake. I had 3 large bananas, don't know if that is more or less than 1.5 cups but it was perfect. Can't wait to make this cake over the holidays for my son who loves anything banana. I can't imagine anybody not loving this cake. There were several comments about this being more like banana bread, keep in mind it would be impossible to make a light airy cake using fresh bananas.
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Buttermilk Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
Very good pie, I did not change one thing about the recipe. The next time I will leave out the lemon juice as we like our pies on the sweet side. I am going to add this to my holiday menu. Baked for 50 min and it was cooked perfectly. Put rack on lowest position.
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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2014
Excellent dressing. I see the debate over true southern dressing having white bread or not. My family is from KY and are true southern cooks through and through. Some of the women add white bread and some don't so there is not just one "southern way" I did not make any changes to the recipe and it is delicious. Can't wait for all of the southern ladies in my family to rate this next to theirs. I made it the day before and baked it the day I served it and everyone loved it. I was not sure I would like the chicken and almost left it out, glad I didn't. The only thing I did different than the recipe was baked it about 20 min longer than the recipe called for since my dish was cold. Next time I will increase the bake time by a little more. Another keeper for sure!
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Vanilla Wafer Cake II

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2014
Excellent cake, I reduced sugar to 1 3/4 cup since my coconut was sweetened. I did not add the nuts as we don't care for them. The only problem was the cake does not come out of the bundt pan even though I used crisco and flour. Next time i will bake in a 9x13. The cake was even better on day two.
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Peachy Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
Excellent recipe and we are a family that loves bread pudding. The peaches I had were not ripe enough to use so I used canned ( not expecting to like it), boy was I wrong. I used two cans of diced peaches in heavy syrup (drained, I did not mash them as we like big chunks of peaches. In place of the hot water I used the heavy syrup I drained from the peaches which equaled a little less than 1 1/4 cup, it was plenty of liquid. I baked in a dish smaller than called for in the recipe to make it thicker and baked 1 hour and 15 mn. I left the rum out of the sauce and replaced with vanilla. This dish is superb and I will be making for a family gathering next week.
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Blackberry Cobbler II

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2014
Excellent recipe. I doubled the crust as some suggested and it was a bit too much crust, next time I will increase crust by 50%. I can see that if you don't increase it there would not be enough of it. This is so much easier than my traditional cobbler recipe. I will making this again....probably next weekend!
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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2014
The crust is a little bit of work but worth it, I will use this crust again for other recipes. I used 1/2 butter flavor shortening and 1/2 butter. I increased bake time by 15 min and crust still was a little underbaked. I did not have lemon juice so I left it out, found the orange flavor a little too noticeable. I used 3T of cornstarch and that would have been perfect if my pie had not boiled over and lost so much filling on the cookie sheet. Good cobbler, but I have had better. I will likely make it again with some changes.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: May 11, 2014
This is a good recipe but not quite as good as I expected. With some minor changes it could be great. First the tip about not boiling the noodles is a keeper, they were perfect, will never boil again. The nutmeg to the ricotta is also a great idea, I added about a 1/4 t. I used fresh parsley and fresh basil. I dont like crushed garlic as it is too strong so I let the gloves simmer whole in the sauce then remove them before assembling the lasagna. It is a good starting recipe, it just needs the meat reduced, and the seasonings adjusted as there is not alot of flavor other than tomato. I did not add red wine, next time I will try that and also next time I will use chicken stock for the water.
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Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2014
Great mac and cheese. I did not use the swiss cheese, but only because I did not have any on hand. I baked longer than the recipe called for because we like our mac and cheese dry and not runny. This is classic good mac and cheese that everyone will love. I get rave reviews every time I make it.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2014
I left out the garlic and replaced with ginger in marinade for 30 min. Kept it wrapped in foil with marinade while baking and broiled at the end to brown. I made this for a dinner party and everyone raved, said it was as good as any salmon they had eaten. I personally felt it was too soft and would not marinade for the full 30 min next time or would not bake with the marinade, one or the other but not both. This is super easy and very good.
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Crab Crusted Grouper

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2014
One of the best recipes I have used from this site. I did not have any crab but plan on using it next time for sure. I left out the onions as we are not fans and added extra peppers. I baked for 20 min then put under broiler with some slivered almonds at the end just to brown. My BF said it was better than any grouper he has ordered out and we live in S FL where there are many great seafood places. This one is a keeper
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Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2014
Excellent just like my grandmother but def on the sweet side. I had a little trouble with it being runny, may use some evap milk next time. I used a deep dish pie crust and I had to make 1/2 the recipe again to fill the crust. I topped w merengue and it was outstanding.
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2014
This will be my staple recipe for choc frosting. I had to add a little more milk than the recipe called for as it was too stiff. I also found I need to increase the recipe by about 1/4 to a 1/3 in order to frost a 9" layer cake. This is a great frosting, if I had one criticism it would be that I would like it just a tad sweeter. I used it on a box german choc cake mix and it was very good.
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Cheesy Potatoes I

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2013
Used Yukon gold, excellent recipe. Didn't add onions as family doesn't like them. Super easy.
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Grandma's Egg Custard Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2013
Just like my mom makes, true traditional custard pie. I used Wholly Wholesome frozen pie shell, sprinkled corn starch in the bottom of the shell and baked for about 8 min prior to adding custard. I covered edge of crust with foil. I used one small can of evaporated milk and the remainder with reg milk. We like our pie a little sweeter so I added one extra T of sugar. Perfect custard pie.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2013
I love sw pot pie and always order it when on the menu. This one is fantastic. It is sweet but that is how my family likes it (we are from the south) I used two cups of potato ( 2 med size) that I cooked in the microwave. I was worried about strings based on other reviews but there were no strings at all. Even though I love this recipe I am tempted to try some of the others on this site just to compare, but this one is a keeper. I did buy the crust, Wholly Wholesome whole wheat as I like to feel like I am making some attempt at good choices, you didnt even notice it was whole wheat.
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2013
Great bar. I made some changes, I did not have the cereal so I put extra oats. I did not use the oil but replaced it with almond butter,I left the nuts out only because I did not have any but will add next time. I used dried tart cherries and apricots as apricots go well with any other fruit. I put half whole wheat flour and half whey protein powder. Threw in a handful of mini choc chips, baked for 23 min and they are delicious. I really don't think you can ruin this recipe, just put in what you like.
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Chef John's Baked Eggs

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2013
Perfect quick dinner. Years ago my favorite restaurant served this and called it eggs in purgatory, this is just as good. Only thing I would change is not to bake it as long. I set the timer for 12 min, checked it after 7 and eggs looked very undercooked. I left it for the full 12 min and that was too long, 10 min next time.
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Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2013
I love bread pudding and order it whenever it is on the menu. This was good, but only good, not great. I will say the flavor improves on day 3. The first problem I have is that butterscotch chips taste very artificial, I was hoping it would not be noticeable when mixed in but I was wrong. I followed the advice of so many others and reduced the sugar, bad move. I used 1.5 cups and it was not really sweet enough, but I am from the south and we like things sweet. I baked in two smaller pans and it baked in about 50 min. For the sauce I used my mom's standby of evap milk, sugar, and vanilla, with just a pinch of corn starch. On day one without the sauce I would have given it 2 stars, on day 3 and with adding sauce it is a 3.5. I am still searching for the 5 star bread pudding recipe. I will try it again with the full 2 cups of sugar and sub in choc chips.
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