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Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2006
It was so hot here today that I wanted a reminder of autumn! I doubled this so I could use my bundt pan and made the following adjustments to the recipe: added 2/3 cup dark brown sugar for a total of 1-2/3 c sugar instead of 2 cups; added 1 T vanilla; I shredded 2 large Braeburn apples and added 1/4 cup applesauce (for those that are tempted to add moisture to the thick batter, shred the apples and they will impart plenty of moisture--it will be like a normal cake batter once you get the apples mixed in) ; I didn't double the nuts--used 1/2 cup pecans; used 1 cup dates, no raisins; added a dash of nutmeg. Instead of doubling the oil, I was going to add 1/4 cup melted butter, but I forgot to add it--I didn't miss it at all. I would like to try it next time with 1/2 wheat flour. Now for the review: I love apple cake & my husband loves date cake--this is a perfect compromise. The cake is moist and flavorful and we both loved it. I added a glaze but it doesn't need anything to enhance it. It absolutely deserves 5 stars--thanks Steven!
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Delightful Apple Spice Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2006
I used another reviewer's suggestion & made 6 jumbo muffins; I added 1/4 t. salt and a streusel topping, and they were delicious. My husband thought they were great and suggested I add nuts next time. I love the texture, and even though it is reminiscent of spice cake, it has a nice texture and that good old-time muffin flavor. I will definitely use this again as mini-muffins for my grand-kids and also try it as a coffee cake in a 9" baking pan. I gave it 5 stars for taste, texture, & versatility.
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Grilled Peaches and Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2006
What a perfect way to enjoy fresh, in-season peaches! I had some Arkansas peaches, cut them down the seam & pulled them away from the seed, brushed with oil & followed the directions exactly. Hubby did the grilling & grilled for less time than specified, but they were juicy, succulent & with the cream cheese filling a little bit like a peach cheesecake. I didn't have the honey & nut, so used whipped cream cheese & mixed in some honey & chopped nuts. Drizzled honey over the finished product. Brilliantly simple recipe--loved it!
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Golden Potato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2013
Tasted better than anything I've had in a restaurant. I used new potatoes and a great tasting smoked ham - minced instead of chopped. I added a bit of butter and some green onions, and I used Velveeta Queso Blanco shreds for the cheese. Even though my husband prefers my old-fashioned potato soup, this is my new favorite!
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Easy OREO Truffles

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
These were easy to make and a big hit at a church reception.I left out the 9 cookies to crush for crumbs and drizzled white chocolate over the tops instead. My dough yielded 40 balls.
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Banana Cranberry Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
Oh so good! I only had 1-1/2 bananas, so I halved the recipe. Because there was plenty of juice in my whole cranberry sauce, I didn't add the milk. Used butter instead of shortening and 1/2 cup each of brown sugar & white sugar--it was plenty sweet. Next time (and when they're in season!) I'll use whole cranberries. The taste & texture is moist and tender like regular banana bread, and the cranberry flavor is not pronounced, but it adds a definite flavor boost!
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Pecan Pear Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
I made this as a cake in an 8 X 3 cake pan, and we loved it. A little like apple cake in texture but a more delicate taste. The cardamom is the perfect touch--it really makes the cake. I used 2 Bosc pears, and the only change I made was to use plain yogurt instead of sour cream. I will definitely include this excellent recipe in my holiday bread baking!
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Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2007
I made 1/4 the amount of the recipe and it was plenty for my batch of Sugar Cookie Cutouts, from this site. I did have to add a little more sugar to reach the consistency I wanted. I like the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Diana!
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Buttered Biscuits

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2007
Easy, quick & good! I was attracted to this recipe by the photo by MommyFromSeattle and followed her suggestions about adding sugar & salt. I rolled the dough and made about 10 smaller biscuits. They didn't rise up real high, but they were light and soft inside with nice crisp edges, and were surprisingly flavorful.
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Oat-N-Honey Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2007
We enjoyed this tender, flavorful bread with our bacon & tomato sandwiches tonight. I made it manually, baked at 350 for about 30-35 minutes. This will be a repeat recipe at my house!
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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2007
This was a very refreshing and satisfying summer dish. I chose orzo as my pasta and used red cherry, roma, and yellow pear tomatoes, and fresh basil--all from my garden, which made it taste even better! I subbed balsamic vinegar per the suggestion of other reviewers. Delicious--I will definitely make again!
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Teriyaki Onion Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2007
On a whim, I tried these; told my family the hamburgers had a secret ingredient. My daughter, who never likes my burgers, said they were the best burgers she's ever had. My husband, who like his burgers plain with no seasoning, said they were great. The only change I made was to season about 2 lbs of meat using these ingredients instead of one. I don't think my family will let me try anything new again, they are so sold on this recipe!
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Early Morning Oven Roasted New Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2007
Delicious! I did half olive oil/half butter and I roasted for twice the amount of time, with frequent stirring, because I love my potatoes crispy. Served them in Caesar Chicken Potato Salad from this site.
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California Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2007
My daughter & I decided to try this today by using the marinade for Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs for the veggies. Added basil to the mayonnaise and used slices of sourdough rosemary. The feta provided just the right amount of saltiness for the grilled sweetness of the veggies. Absolutely yummy!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
I was amazed at how good these cookies are--peanut butter and oats are a very good combo. I couldn't talk my husband into letting me make sandwich cookies out of these (they are delicious on their own), but I had some left-over powdered sugar icing and made just one for myself, and it was fantastic. Great chewy texture and very addictive!
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Lemon Icebox Pie III

Reviewed: May 14, 2007
We loved this, but I did modify it just a little. I only had 8 oz cream cheese, so I folded about a cup of Cool Whip into the mix. I also used the juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime. Added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon orange extract. The recipe I normally use for lemon icebox pie only calls for condensed milk and lemon juice, but I like this recipe better, because I believe the cream cheese tones down the flavor of the condensed milk. We really enjoyed the creaminess and light lemon taste.
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BLT Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2007
During dinner my husband commented "this really tastes like a BLT--very, very good!" So this is a home run in my book, because my husband, who doesn't eat tomatoes on anything except bacon & tomato sandwiches, loved this & wants me to make it again. I used iceberg lettuce, and for the dressing I used part fat-free mayo, half buttermilk & half 1% milk, about half the garlic powder, and added in a sprinkle of dried basil. Campari tomatoes really put this over the top. This one will be in the 5-star keeper file!
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Green Bean Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
This is the best recipe I have ever used for green beans. My only regret is that I didn't have sesame seeds, but I don't think this dish could have tasted any better than it did. I used 3 cans of drained green beans instead of fresh. Excellent recipe, Robin!
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Monterey Ranch Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2007
My husband rated this 5-stars & raved about it during dinner. I had salami that needed to be used, so I added about 1-1/2 cups to the mix, along with some Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Sprinkled parmesan cheese over the top. I didn't use the butter--I just broiled one side before spreading the mixture on the other side. Quick and delicious!
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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice I

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2007
We really enjoyed this recipe. I used a teaspoon of sesame oil and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, only 4 cups of rice, and left out the bell peppers. Good, basic recipe for your own additions, but I loved the pea pods!
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