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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2012
decadent and delicious. hailed as "all-time best-tasting cupcake" by three different family friends from three different families. I have been searching for the perfect cupcakes to serve at a bridal shower and so I wanted non-family reviews for some honesty! I read through a vast amount of reviews and decided to skip crystalized ginger. I increased ginger powder to 1 tsp. I used seasonal Jello pumpkin spice pudding and 3 eggs. They were not light and fluffy for sure. Very moist and somewhat dense. I filled each muffin liner to just below the top and got exactly 24 cupcakes. These are absolutely perfect without any frosting IMHO but per husband's request I used a simple cream cheese frosting of 5 T butter, 8 0z. creamcheese (1/3 less fat), 2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 t. vanilla and 1/2 t. cinnamon. holy buckets...I am still on the search for the other 2 flavors of cupcakes but THESE HAVE MADE THE LIST...for life!!! sorry, one last thing. Baked for 27 minutes and they were perfect!!!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2014
Three out of four of us LOVED this! I'm not a fan of cheese though...so...
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Guacamole

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
WHA!!! I am 40+ years old and it took me this long to find out how to make delicious guacamole! Don't be me. Make this. Share it with the people you love the most. Eat quickly and then make them share their portion with you. Lick the bowl. Repeat. You won't be disappointed.
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Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
Don't hate me cuz really though I changed it just a bit it was just a recipe misunderstanding. I cooked up the burger and then added everything to it so it was this luscious scoopable goodness. I put it on whole wheat toast with some provolone cheese and wow, is this stuff good!!! Oh and I skipped the MSG-don't have any and it doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
WOOOHOOO!!! Score! I am going the vegetarian route and this soup just looked so good I had to try it. I did modify a bit hoping it would turn out and it sure did!!!! I chopped up two large carrots and 1 good-sized onion. I boiled all that in 2 cups of chicken broth for half an hour and then blended it totally in my Vitamix. I then poured it back into my soup pot and added 2 cans (15 oz each) of tomato sauce-a Sams club oops that I've been trying to use for the last 6 months!!! I added 1.5 c of homemade almond milk (not sweet like the store-bought kind) and added the seasonings, leaving out the salt, sugar, butter and flour. WOW!!! I am going to make this again, doubling the batch for freezing (leaving out the almond milk) because it is awesome and will make such a beautiful quick meal when I need it!!!!
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Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2013
woohoo!!! homerun! my family has just started the vegetarian journey and when I heard "you know what would be really good? chili!" I came here, selected this recipe and wow, it is fabulous!!! followed along pretty well-added TVP rehydrated in beef broth and used beef broth instead of water (only 1 cup instead of 2), skipped the wine and rinsed my beans. I also used one can of tomato sauce (15 oz) instead of the whole tomatoes. IT SMELLS AWESOME AND TASTES EVEN BETTER!!! so thankful for good food that's really, really good for our bodies! it's been almost a month and I DON'T MISS MEAT AT ALL!!!
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Sweet Cornbread Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
I halved this recipe as its just me and hubby now. I have searched and searched for the perfect cornbread muffin and this is it!!! Cake is right! Sooo lovely you're going to want to take the whole pan and a bowl of honey butter and just make it all disappear! I used half cup of Splenda and 1/4 cup reg. sugar. I think I'll go one step further and do 1/4 cup Splenda. I was worried that I had somehow mistranslated the numbers when halving because it was very runny and loose and nothing like what cornbread usually looks like but it baked up perfectly in my toaster oven and now I'm just waiting for hubby to get home so that I don't eat it all! Oh I also used 1 c. cornmeal and 1 c. flour. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
5 STARS? Yes it's that good!!! takes a lot of time but seriously, I had the best turkey gravy in the middle of October without all the other work. I poured this golden gravy over some wild rice burgers with sauteed mushrooms and hey, best. day. ever.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
So. Darn. Delicious!!! I used haralson apples and made this with my favorite little 5 year old and two hours later and a scoop of vanilla ice cream we were all in heaven!!! great recipe and very easy!!! I did use a lot of apples, I just didn't think the amount made a big difference.
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Buttermilk Syrup

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2013
My daughter and I patronize a restaurant that has the best french toast with a superb caramel sauce and whaddayaknow-turns out that caramel sauce is BUTTERMILK SYRUP!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Luckiest day ever when I found this recipe...I see years of buttermilk syrup in my future....mmmm
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Brunch Egg Bake

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2013
REALLY FABULOUS! I have a thing about cheese...it should be optional in all things in my opinion and so my little family has had to learn to just add some to whatever they want. so...I didn't add any cheese. also I didn't sautee the veggies first, I just chopped up fresh mushrooms, green onions, green peppers and deli turkey. I whipped up the egg part, poured it in the pan threw the vegetables and turkey over the top, added some ground pepper and baked it. REALLY FABULOUS! it was just one of those nights where I seem to get everything backwards but fortunately this egg bake with some toast and a glass of milk made a really, really REALLY FABULOUS dinner!
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Beef and Cabbage Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2013
ok, is it fair to give this 5 stars when I didn't follow the recipe? I just had to because this soup is so delicious and soooooo good for us!!! I used 1 pound of beef, 15 oz tomato sauce, 6 cups of beef broth, 4 large handful of coleslaw mix (Sam's club), 2 large carrots, 1 onion, 1 c each of frozen green beans and corn and salt and pepper...and one tsp of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. OH WOW! simple, delicious, hearty, healthy goodness in a bowl. Exactly what I want my family to eat to nourish themselves!!! the twenty minutes of simmering are almost up and the troops are starting to circle!!! I've taste-tested a little bowl already and I can hardly wait for more!!!!
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Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2012
oh wow is this good!!! I am a smoothie girl. Smoothies are that rare edible that can be as healthy (and still delicious) as you want or can be just pure sugar and satisfy that craving you have for something "bad for you." This one fits both bills at the same time. I used frozen strawberries, a small can of crushed pineapple, plain unflavored yogurt (and I added a splash of vanilla to compensate), skipped the ice cubes (its the middle of winter and I am tast-testing smoothie recipes to make up a recipe book for all my nieces for Christmas and I actually like thick smoothies and without the ice cubes this was the perfect consistency to me)and added 1 T ground flax seed which makes every smoothie good for me!!! LOVE IT!!!
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Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2012
wow!!! SO DELICIOUS! so I always read the reviews. at least a good 25 or so anyways, you get a real feel for the recipe I think. Anyways, these meatballs are ROCKIN!!!! Ok, seriously, yes, it takes 15 minutes more to make your own meatballs than it does to just buy a bag of frozen at the grocery store, but REALLY! if you knew how the food industry has cut corners to bring you the cheapest, unhealthiest possible for your "CONVENIENCE" I think you might change your mind about all that junk! Off of my soapbox though, I just ate one of the best meals we've had in a long time! I diced up three carrots and used a very large green pepper and so mine was heavy on the veggies but that's how I justify ground beef, so whatever. I left out the onions in the meatballs I find they only make the meatballs fall apart and I added a tsp of onion and garlic powder. I also don't add breadcrumbs or oatmeal to meatballs as that really just absorbs the fat from the burger and I'd just rather leave that on the baking pan. Also I did not add sugar to my meatballs...I'm sorry, that just seems gross to me...I like my sugar in the sauce on the outside of the meatball, thank you very much ;) Anyways, make double the meatballs and freeze half because you are going to want this meal again very soon and that part will be done. I can't wait to make this again. I'm going to double up all the prep work and freeze half of the entire so that I can whip this up very quickly midweek. THE WHOLE FAMILY LOVED IT
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French Onion Soup IV

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2013
JACKPOT! SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!! I am swooning over the broth right now and impatiently waiting for the next 45 minutes to pass so that I can PIG OUT!!! I know it's going to be sooooo awesome!!! the flavors are perfect and they will just deepen and get richer and when I put on croutons and some provolone cheese...HEAVENLY!!! I could not for the life of me get some beef consomme in stock at the 3 grocery stores I went to so I finally made the decision to put my brain to good use and figure out an alternative...just use more beef broth or...AU JUS GRAVY MIX!!! Yes! I bought 2 of the store brand of Au Jus Gravy Mix that makes 2 cups of Au Jus each. Just added it according to package directions with the other ingredients (minus the water)and lots of pepper! Also I had to add 2 more onions. One just didn't seem right. I TELL YOU THIS STUFF IS GONNA ROCK MY FREEZING COLD MN SOCKS OFF AND I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Thank you hubby for your oh-so-humble recipe!!!
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Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
delicious! made these for my kid in college and she has requested a repeat...which I am considering since they were sooooo good!!!
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Mrs. Baxton's Long Island Iced Tea

Reviewed: May 9, 2015
WOW! I asked the hubby to stop and get the liquors on his way home, forgetting that he chooses the cheapest $#!+ on the shelf! Well, the good news is that cheaper seems to be better from all that I've read and the even better news is that this ROCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF!!! Now we already had Cuervo Gold and Bacardi Rum but the gin, vodka and triple sec were the cheapest you can buy. And also, I did have some limeade on hand (from the beer margarita test) so I just squeezed one lemon to add to that and made 5 oz. WOW!!! Do yourself a favor and try this!! It's soooooo good!!!
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Scalloped Potatoes II

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2014
Yes! Tastes just like mom's!!! I am so thrilled to have found this recipe. There's only three of us so I use an 8"x 8" dish. I peel about 6 medium russet potatoes and then thinly slice them. I boil them for 5 mins in the meantime make a roux and then add the milk. I use a generous T of both garlic and onion powder and a generous amount of black pepper and sea salt. Bake at 375 for half hour and they are bubbling and browned on top. Absolutely delicious and perfect!!!
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Irish Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
I used beef and left out the spices and seasonings I think were meant to go with lamb. I also just topped with mashed potatoes. Delish.
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Homefried Potatoes with Garlic and Bacon

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
oh wow! I rough chopped 5 medium-sized russet potatoes. I boiled them for 15 minutes exactly and then threw them into the pan I'd already cooked off the bacon in. They were mushy!!! Operator error :)I cooked the potatoes for another 15 minutes throwing in the onions for the last ten. These were delicious! The flavor is OUTSTANDING!!! Next time (and there will be a next time and it might even be tomorrow night!!!) I will boil for only 10 minutes and keep the frying time to 15 minutes. I only fried up 5 slices of bacon and I ended up adding a generous pour of canola oil and it was just the right amount of oil. I didn't get any crispiness but hey! THE TASTE!!! Last thing, I generously salted the water when I boiled the potatoes. I will always do that from now on. when I tested the potatoes for doneness I ended up just eating that one little hunk and it was great! LOVE LOVE LOVE these potatoes and my meat-and-potatoes-brother-in-law CHOWED LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW!
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