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Strawberry Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2012
We followed the recipe nearly word for word except for adding a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, and they turned out incredibly bland. The batter was too dry so I added more milk to thin it out and it took at least another 10 minutes in the overn until they were finished. The muffins themselves were stuck to the liners and nearly impossible to eat. There are plenty of other great muffin recipes on All Recipe so this will be the first and last time I use this one.
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German Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2011
First attempt with fudge and I'm thrilled with the results. The recipe was incredibly easy and I didn't make any adjustments to the recipe other than doubling it. Will make again!
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Pina Colada Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
I agree with the majority of the reviewers- easy to make, very moist and well received. It's great in a pinch but I far prefer cakes from scratch. Skipped the whipped cream as it was not necessary. I simply toasted coconut flakes in the oven and used th as a topping. Garnishing with strawberries added a little color!
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Creamy Black Bean Dip

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2010
Easy recipe- and very good! I skipped the ketchup because of the sugar content but otherwise, followed it exactly as written. Would definitely add fresh cilantro next time.
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Butternut Squash Bake

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
Delicious! I used it as a vegetarian meal and loved it. I also switched to feta, since I had it on hand. For a low carb option, I substituted bread crumbs for garbanzo bean flour and used Italian Seasonings I had on hand from Penzy's. Wished I had cut minced the onion even further, but that's my own tastes. I had no fresh thyme on hand either but would have been a nice addition. Just wonderful!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2010
This recipe is, unfortunately, unusable without changes which is why I can't give it more than two stars. When you initially put the ingredients together (following the recipe line by line), it ends up looking like batter rather than dough. I had to add an additional 1/2 cup + of flour to it. I added more cinnamon and nutmeg, but that's simply a matter of taste. So while the end result is fine, it just wouldn't work "as is."
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Beer Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
Just excellent- especially in a pinch! I wouldn't increase the sugar next time, like the others did.. too sweet for me. Recipe "as is" is fabulous!
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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
Awesome! I agree with the others- it is time consuming (took me about 3.5 hours) but worth the wonderful results in the end. I followed the recipe almost exactly.. I used only 1/2 cup of pecans but that's simply a personal preference. As for the cutting the rolls, I followed the advice of others and used the string/dental floss. It took about 25 minutes to bake and my only wish is that I used a pan bigger than 9x13. Will make again and again!
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Crispy Gingersnaps

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
The perfect gingersnap-- look no further! I added just a bit of nutmeg and followed the directions otherwise. Cookies came out crisp and perfectly done.
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Chocolate Mocha Cake I

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
Overall, I enjoyed the cake very much. I only gave it four stars however, because despite triping the amount of coffee and adding coffee liqueur, there was virtually no coffee flavor at all. I was disappointed by this, but otherwise, loved the cake. I used a Bailey's Irish Cream Icing.
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Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
Nice and easy recipe with great results. I also skipped the salt, and added two diced cloves of garlic. The water really helps the burgers stay moist. Served with fresh veggies and a cannelinni bean salad. Perfect!
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Three Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2009
I had high hopes with the recipe. I did make a few substitutions based on reviews (no cream- skim milk/sour cream combo instead) and I also used a garlic press for the garlic vs. slicing it. It smelled great and the flavors were nice but my big issue was how long it took to cook- over 90 minutes (and we had sliced the potatoes really thin) with some crunchiness still. If I had had to bring this to a party, or had used it as part of a holiday meal, for example, I would have been in huge trouble. So while I thought it was fairly good, there's room for improvement.
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Watermelon Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2009
Just loved this- and will make it many many more times! Great way to use up leftover watermelon. I found Anaheim peppers (spicy!) but think jalapeno peppers could do well too. I pulled some fresh cilantro (about 1/2 TBS) from my garden and threw in about 2 TBS of lime juice. It was devoured quite quickly!
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Blueberry Crisp I

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
Nice, easy dessert- I also cut the cornstarch in half, as well as the sugar to 1/2 cup (down from 3/4 cup). I still used 1 cup of boiling water and it worked just fine, although it only needed 50 minutes to cook. I would also suggest adding a little vanilla.
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Sassy Sausage and Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
I just love this recipe and it continues to be a hit with the family. I normally use Italian sausage (sometimes spicy to give it a kick) and 100% recommend a second can of black beans. I use Goya Cilantro in a jar (very convenient) and also selected stew tomatoes with a little bite to it (for example, one with garlic and onions).
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Brownie Caramel Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
Love this one and will make time and time again. The important thing is to really make sure you use only 9 oz of brownie mix. I skipped out on the caramel/evap milk and used a can of Dulce de Leche (or you can use Lecheria). It's an old trick I picked up here years ago and highly suggest it. I also swirled the top with some German bakers chocolate that I just happened to have. Delicious!
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Jenny's Cuban-Style Slow-Cooker Chicken Fricassee

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2008
Disappointing- followed recipe and made a few slight changes based on the reviews- sofrito, used crushed tomatoes with garlic/onions.. still tasteless. Very tender though. Wouldn't make again- sorry!
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Perfect Pie Crust I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
Look no further than this recipe- just perfect. I have spent years avoiding home made pie crust and after a disasterous run in with a store bought crust, I decided to go for it. Parred down the recipe to (2) pie crusts and followed the recipe to a T. It was perfect with my peach/blackberry pie and I received many compliments!
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Peach-a-Berry Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2008
Just wonderful, and very easy to make. I used fresh peaches and blackberries, and did include the butter. I drained the fruit for approximately 20 minutes and added 1 tsp of corn starch based on other reviews. The pie came out perfect- a little juicy, but received rave reviews.
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Chocolate Icing

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2008
First the positives- the icing did taste good and was a nice compliment to the yellow cake I made. I did, however, give it a low rating for several reasons. First, the name is deceiving- it does have a hint of chocolate taste to it, but it's far closer to caramel. Additionally, the recipe needs to be instantly doubled to actually cover a cake (round or sheet). Finally, it is wildy difficult to ice a cake with- you have to have it nearly harden before you can even work with it. The consistency was close to that of a soup when I finished making it. Safe to say this is best used on brownies- skip it for a cake.
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