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Blueberry Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2013
OK.....I have this down to a science. **at least for me** First off....I have never added the salt. (personal prefer) and I use 5 cups of fruit because we like a fruity pie....I DO use the called for 3 Tbls. of cornstarch BUT add 2 Tbls. of instant tapioca. I do my bottom crust and put in the fruit....I take all my sugar, tapioca and cornstarch and cinnamon and wisk it all in a small bowl....pour that evenly over my berries and dot the top w/butter.....lay on the top crust and bake it. This is SUPER SIMPLE and PERFECT.....I feel (JMHO) you don't need a lot of "stuff" in a fresh fruit pie because....well....WHY?! Simple is good and THIS RECIPE? GOOD! A million thanks for posting this....it's going into my forever recipe book. OH! P.S. DO let this SIT and cool off before trying to cut into it or you will have a runny mess...this pie HAS to sit and "gel" if you will.
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Boston Baked Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2013
CUT BACK ON THE SALT! **unless you are in love with salt** I was so happy I listened to the other reviews where it said that as I tend to not alter a recipe the first time I make it. I cook for 2 people here and halved this recipe and it makes plenty for 2 people. I also used my "mini" crock pot to make these. I soaked the beans for a full day and boiled for 2 hours in the evening and put it all together (minus the worcestershire sauce....a personal taste thing) with a tad more brown sugar and let it go all night on the low setting. I got up and cooked them all day on high and they are very good and not to sweet at all. SO, if you don't want your oven blasting away all day on a hot summers day then start these a day before and put your crock pot to good use.....the effort will be rewarded. THANK YOU FOR POSTING this recipe for us to enjoy!
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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Reviewed: May 29, 2013
I kinda don't WANT to leave a review here since I did my "own" thing BUT if it helps someone then so be it. FIRST: I HATE parm. cheese...that being said I left it out. I ground my own fresh chicken breast and added the cream cheese and some salt free chicken herb mixture and fresh bread crumbs and left out the "spicy/pepper" stuff as hubby has sensitive stomach....I DID add dried, granulated garlic. I made 2 patties for pita sammies and made meatballs with the rest. YUMMY and this is a fabulous recipe for being creative and doing your own thing. Ground chicken can be so very bland and IMHO needs a lots of doctoring and this recipe is fabulous....thank you for the inspiration! OH....I didn't add veggie oil but used "cooking grade" melted coconut oil for health reasons.
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Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2013
I scaled this down to use in my "pint" machine....and I can honestly say this recipe gave Hagen Dazs chocolate/chocolate chip a run for it's money. YUMMY and so super simple. Thanks a billion!
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Jan's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2013
PERFECT....for those of you who say there could be more of a "chocolate" flavor use hot coffee instead of the water. There are only 2 of us so I cut this in half easily and baked it in a 9X9 pan and flipped it out after baking and let it cool.....I then cut the cake in half and made 1/2 a chocolate layer cake w/chocolate butter cream frosting. As I said....PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing and super simple recipe.
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2012
DANG! I hate to be one of the bad reviews because believe me, these sounded amazing. I thought they were to sweet and gooey. Something about this recipe just didn't work for me. I have made regular "truffles" by the dozen in the past so I am no novice but I won't make these again.
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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2012
I think these are one of those "stupid simple" recipes. I did not add the chocolate chips but did increase the cooca (Hershey's Dark) by 1/2 Tablespoon. I piped these out to look like kisses and baked for 20 minutes only and let cool. Once cool they melted in my mouth. I had only made these because I had some egg whites I had to use but these are going in my "cookie" gift boxes. I used my KitchenAid mixer and beat the egg whites until they were "dry" and folded in the cocoa.....easy, BUT you have to make sure you beat the egg whites really good. THANK YOU FOR SHARING....yum!
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Shortbread Christmas Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2012
I did these in my Cuisinart food processor and thought "what a horrible and dry mess"....I dumped these onto a big piece of wax paper and started "working it" a tad bit and it came together so I rolled it out and chilled. I cut out the entire thing, baked and was totally tickled when I baked the BEST "no spread and no weird shaped" Christmas cookies. They cut and baked perfect and I have them frozen for decorating in another week. This was an excellent recipe so if they seem dry to you or weird KEEP THE FAITH and keep going and you will be rewarded! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this recipe!!
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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2012
PERFECT!! SO SO SO SO GOOD.....I can't add anything to this wonderful recipe. This is our "99%" of the time bread. I have had my bread machine a long time and have tried a LOT of recipes and this one produces a nice light and perfectly textured loaf. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this recipe with all of us here! **I usually only do the dough cycle and bake it in a regular loaf pan**
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2012
PERFECT, YUMMY and what I like to call "stupid simple".....AND, I totally AGREE with the "do not beat flour to much" but I find that's a good rule of thumb for many things. I DID add vanilla and cinnamon for added flavor. Perfect and WAY BETTER then any mix I have ever had and I know what's in them. A million thanks for this winner.
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Crusty Potato Bread

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
This is one of the BEST bread machine recipes I have tried! Wonderful "crusty" bread as promised and I steal a bit o'dough for a couple cinnamon rolls when I make white bread dough and OMGosh! Curl your toes good as well. This pup is a full time keeper and thanks for sharing. My dough was a tad dry so I adjusted (albiet badly) and had to add more flour but still perfect. 5+5 STARS!
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A Baker's Secret for Bread Machines

Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Nope, this is not THE recipe for us....sorry. I have been doing bread machine bread for years and this one? Not so much. Sorry :-(
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: May 25, 2012
For every pineapple lover out there.....this is THE recipe. However, I did only add 2 C. powdered sugar along with 1/2 a can crushed pineapple (drained) and about 2-3 TBS. of the juice. This is THE BEST EVER and I could have gotten a spoon and just pigged out! Even better? Coconut all over the cake....TRULY tropical. THANKS for this simple yet so, so yummy recipe. **by the way mine went on a smaller baked yellow cake with pineapple juice substituted for the water called for**
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Creme Brulee

Reviewed: May 13, 2012
Just do what CHEFPEON says to do and you won't have any issues. It's not necessary to pre-cook in a double boiler at all. I tell people I make creme brulee and they think I am "magical" but it's a stupid simple thing to make. Just use good ingredients and vanilla and everything will be perfect. By the way I use vanilla PASTE and not liquid extract and IMHO it gives it a more pure vanilla taste.
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No Bake Cheesecake I

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
I tried this one today as there is another one similar here. I cut WAY back on the "crumbs" and only used graham crackers w/sugar and cinnamon. Then I used 1 and 1/2 8 oz. of cream cheese and used only 1 tsp. lemon and 1 tsp. vanilla. Yummers and fit a smallish pie pan perfectly. Wonderful recipe and totally yummy and stupid simple! THANK YOU for posting this. 5 HUGE stars.
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Wally's Rib Rub

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
This is a FANTASTIC "starting" point for making your own rub and this is easily to customize. I cut back on the pepper as hubby does not like spicy and I used very little salt as I prefer to use fresh cracked sea salt but I had been buying my rub for years and tried this and all I can say is IT ROCKS! THANKS A MILLION for posting this......as a matter of fact I have country ribs in the oven right now! Awesome rub Wally!
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2012
OK, this recipe is so simple even a camper can do it! Yes, it's a GREAT RV recipe IMHO. I cleaned/deveined medium shrimp and soaked in a bowl w/1 tsp. baking soda for 1/2 an hour. Drained and rinsed well, dried and put into the marinade and then cooked over grill on skewers. PERFECT as is and many THANK YOU's for posting this! It's a real keeper.
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Garlic Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2012
FINALLY! EUREKA! PRAISE THE LORD! OK, that being said.....I have never and I mean never-ever cooked a decent piece of salmon for hubby. THIS WAS IT! WA-LA.....so simple. BUT, I followed another reviewers suggestion and mixed soft butter w/dill and garlic and brushed lemon juice over it (not TO much) gave it the sea salt and fresh cracked pepper treatment and wrapped in foil and cooked in a HOT oven (450) for 6-7 min. for a "thinner" piece. Hubby ate the whole piece......head no longer hung in shame here. THANK YOU for this recipe......needless to say: IT's a KEEPER!
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Hot Fudge Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2012
I'm giving this a good SOLID 5 stars.....make as directed "IF" you like sweet. I used a 4oz. Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate bar and it's PERFECT! Not to dark or to sweet. To make it "darker" just add some instant expresso powder and that will darken the flavor up. But, however you like your sauce this is THE BASE recipe. Many thank you's for posting this! It's a keeper. **thank you to the reviewer who suggested turning of off early and just letting the chocolate melt** GREAT TIP**
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Hot Fudge Sauce II

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2011
WOW! GREAT! That being said this is what "I" did for our tastes. We love DARK chocolate sooooo.......I used the 4 sqrs. of unsweet. chocolate and cut the sugar to 2/3 cups and put in 2 Tablesp. of butter and used Vanilla paste....and my secret ingredient? Espresso powder (1/2 tsp.)....that's IT.....DARK CHOCOLATE SAUCE.....made an entire jar which is going camping with us next week. SO.....GREAT RECIPE and excellent suggestions from the other reviewers. THANKS ALL and THANKS Erin for posting this! By the way.....yes, I used the fattening cream because if I am having real hot fudge I am having the REAL deal.
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