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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2013
I absolutely love this recipe and I think it's a shame that it gets so many low ratings. It looks like a lot of bakers are making simple mistakes that ruin what should be a wonderful cookie. BLAND COOKIES - You may have used the wrong butter. I know the recipe just says "butter", but unless a recipe specifies unsalted, assume it means salted. Beyond that, you need to understand that this is a butter cookie. It's not meant to be very overly sweet. For the best tasting cookie, use high quality butter and jam. The quality of your butter can make a big difference. FLAT COOKIES - Your dough is too warm. Chill for half an hour to an hour before baking. The other possibility here is that you've used margarine. Margarine is not butter. DRY CRUMBLY COOKIE - You've probably overworked the dough. This can happen if your butter is too cold when you begin. BROKEN COOKIES, LEAKING JAM - You're making the wells too deep or overfilling them. Try using the back of a half teaspoon to make the indentations and fill with a bit less jam.
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Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
As written, this recipe is way too salty. A single serving has almost 70% of your daily allotment of sodium. With some modifications, this soup has become one of my favorites. I use half the bullion, omit the season salt, omit the red onion, and leave the bacon until the end as a garnish. If the soup comes out thin I add some instant mashed potato flakes to thicken it.
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Easy Chicken Rice Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2013
The rice was undercooked. The chicken looked slimy. Everything was just salty and congealed.
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Blueberry Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
This is the first blueberry muffin recipe I have tried but it was a big hit in my house. I used 1 can of blueberries instead of fresh, with the liquid drained off of course. 30 minutes did seem like I little long for muffins. I don't know if it's just my oven, but mine only took about 22 minutes.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2005
This is a great recipe. I did add a teaspoon of vanilla as others suggested and I used margerine instead of butter because it is what I had on hand. The muffins came out very moist and flavorfull. The family finished them off in only 1 day. Next time I'll make a double batch.
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The Great Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2004
This thanksgiving I made two pumpkin pies. One using this recipe, and one using the tradition recipe on the can of pumpkin. I made this low-sugar pumpkin pie mainly because my aunt and grandfather are both diabetic, but it ended up being a hit with everyone! My grandmother says it's the best pumpkin pie she has ever tasted, and thats saying something considering shes tasted a lot of pie in her 80+ years on this earth. My 12 year old sister refused to try it, saying she didn't like fake sugar. However, I tricked her into eating a peice of this pie by telling her it was the regular kind. She loved it and admitted that it was even better than the other stuff.
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