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Baked Oatmeal

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2014
As written, this is an excellent, crowd-pleasing, very tasty, very easy recipe. I like to prepare this recipe as directed when I have overnight guests. It's a little rich for a weekday breakfast with the family though, so when I'm just making it for the kiddos, I cut the butter, the brown sugar, and the salt in half. The end result is drier than the original recipe and the consistency is similar to a fluffy scone, but it's still delightful, easy, tasty, and even my toddlers enjoy it. This is also a very versatile recipe as well. One variation I like is to add a cup or two of chopped apples, plus an extra teaspoon of cinnamon, a half teaspoon of nutmeg, and a quarter teaspoon each of ginger and cloves. Thank you for a wonderful recipe and a new breakfast staple in our home!
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Vanilla Glaze

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
I make this glaze exactly as directed, except of course that there must be a typo about the milk (like everyone else says, it needs to be tablespoons, not teaspoons), and it turns out perfect every time. It's the only glaze I use anymore because it's so reliable, delicious, and sets so nicely. Thank you for a great recipe!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
I don't understand how anyone who has ever tasted these muffins could give them anything less than 5 stars. It's not just that they taste irresistibly delicious, but the texture, the appearance, the aroma, everything about these muffins is perfect. As written, the recipe is exquisite and well deserves it's 5 stars. For a fuller bodied or more autumn taste, I do agree with the recommendations to add to the batter 1 t. vanilla, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. nutmeg, and I also added about 1/8 t. cloves, and used 1/2 C. white sugar and 1/4 C. brown sugar. To the crumb, I added the recommended 1/8 t. cinnamon, and would also recommend adding a pinch of salt if you're butter isn't salted. Finally, I always make these with 100% whole wheat flour and no white flour, and the end result is the most delicious muffin I've ever tasted. Thank you for sharing one of the best recipes in my family recipe book!
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Pumpkin Pie Spice II

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
I have now used this recipe in pumpkin pie, pumpkin custard, and in applesauce, and it's just the perfect combination of spices! Thank you for sharing this recipe... it's quickly becoming a mainstay in my kitchen.
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Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
I wanted to make something special for my applesauce-loving overnight guests, and this recipe was just delightful. My "pumpkin pie spice" (I didn't have anything pre-mixed on hand) was 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp. cloves. The only change I made to the recipe was to add about 1 1/2 tsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice for a slight tartness and to keep it fresh longer. Next time I plan to add a bit of vanilla extract to fill out the flavor even more. I'll let you know how it goes. =) This is, without question, a five star recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it!
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Maple Dill Carrots

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
Frankly, when I first tasted these carrots I was a little taken back by the peculiar flavor. After a couple more tastes, though, they grew on me quickly and I and my guests enjoyed them very much. I followed the directions precisely, including slicing whole carrots instead of using baby carrots, except that I was torn on the brown sugar/maple issue, so I used 1 T. brown sugar and 1 T. maple syrup. Well, the maple syrup tasted so good that I ended up adding an extra tablespoon. They really were excellent and I think I'll be making these again. Thank you so much for the great recipe!
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Pumpkin Pie Squares

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
Wow, these are extraordinary! I followed the recipe precisely except for two changes: I used whole eggs instead of only the whites, and I doubled the topping, but wished I hadn't... the amount called for is really perfect. I have no complaints or suggestions for this recipe because it was truly excellent just as it is. Thank you so much for a terrific recipe!
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
This is the best pizza sauce I've ever tasted and I use it with all my pizzas, calzones, and also use it as a dipping marinara. I skip the honey altogether because I personally don't enjoy any sweetener in my pizza sauce, but otherwise I follow this recipe precisely and have impressed many a dinner guest it. Many reviewers recommend preparing larger batches of the dry ingredients for later use (which is an excellent idea), but I will usually just mix up a quadruple batch of the full recipe and freeze a few portions in small freezer containers to thaw out before making my pizza. Thank you so much for this excellent, unbeatable recipe!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
Perfect... oh-so-very perfect. I was cooking for guests so I tripled the recipe, and like many others, I used lemon juice instead of vinegar (there was just a hint of lemon flavor in the pancakes and it was delightful), and I added 1 tsp. of vanilla extract ( 1 T. altogether for my triple batch), but otherwise followed the directions. I have also tried this recipe with two other changes, which I'd recommend if you're a bit adventurous: using half all-purpose or whole wheat flour and half oats processed to a flour, and also to add 1/4 t. almond extract. Either way, this recipe definitely deserves its five stars. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
Wow. I happened upon several pounds of barracuda, which I decided to serve to a large party of guests. I had no idea how to cook it! I hesitated to make this recipe because there weren't very many reviews yet, but I'm so glad I decided to give it a try... It was remarkable! I made only a couple minor adjustments (other than the type of fish), which were to use 1 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste instead of the 1 garlic clove, and I have no grill so I blackened the fish in a cast iron skillet instead. The end result was glorious and my guests raved. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Cheese Garlic Biscuits II

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
Wow, I couldn't possibly be more pleased! I was looking for any kind of cheesy biscuit recipe that didn't call for "baking mix" and this exceeded my expectations by a long shot, and my guests and family raved about them. I followed the recipe precisely and was careful not to over stir, and the biscuits puffed up perfectly and tasted increble. This recipe is finding a safe, permanent home in our family recipe book. Thank you so much for the excellent recipe!
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Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2014
I have been waiting until I have a big crowd over to make these (I love getting lots of feedback on new recipes!), and I followed directions exactly except for two things: I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and, after tasting the final product, doubled the dill because I thought it tasted so good. They were marvellous, my new favorite mashed potato recipe, and my guests loved them. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Easy Spiced Overnight Granola

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
This is an excellent recipe with lots of room for variation. For mine, I add chopped almonds, cashews, and flaxseeds, and I bump the salt up to 1/4 tsp. because salty granola is delicious. =) It's also safe to increase your vanilla to 1 full teaspoon, or to use 1/4 tsp. almond extract instead. Either way, if you keep pretty close to the original recipe, your granola will turn out great. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
I follow this recipe exactly and it turns out perfect every time. Even though it's pretty simple, I have had several requests for the recipe. Thank you so much for the excellent recipe!
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Easy Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
Since finding and trying this recipe, I have never bought another prepared pie crust. The taste is incredible! I agree that it's too salty for desserts (just cut the salt to 1/4 tsp), but it's perfect for quiche, pot pies, etc. I love this recipe and find myself sharing it left and right. Thank you for an excellent recipe, and thank you for all the time you've saved me in making more time-consuming crusts!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
These were incredible! I subbed butterscotch chips for chocolate, and wish I would have chilled the dough as a reviewer recommended, but they still turned out irresistible. This is going into the family recipe book. Thank you for a great recipe!
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Challah I

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
I've been searching for a long time for an exceptionally good challah recipe, and this is the closest I've found and have happily added it to the family recipe book. I make it precisely as directed and it never disappoints. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
The only changes I make to this recipe are about 1/4 tsp. cayenne and a couple tbs. of bacon bits, then I cook them in a muffin tin for personal-sized "quiche cups." Everyone I've served them to - which is quite a great number of people - have given very good feedback and have often requested the recipe. Thank you for an excellent recipe!
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
I make this recipe for my family except that I omit all the brown sugar and add about 1 tsp. of Cajun seasoning, and the end result in incredible! It's a very reliable crowd please. Thank you for a great recipe!
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Emily's Famous Hash Browns

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
Wow, can there be any better hash browns than these? I followed the recipe exactly except that I added about 1/4 tsp. of cayenne and a half cup of homemade salsa for a little more kick and color. They were tremendous! They've found a safe place in our family recipe book. Thank you so much for sharing a great recipe!
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