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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
I am giving this recipe three stars because it did not turn out the way I expected. I did change a couple of things but didn't think that would change the recipe that much. First, I used a little more than 4 cups of apples. I had about a cup of apples sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon left over from an apple crumb pie, so I used those apples along with some additional plain apples. I also used two loaf pans rather than one 9 x 13 pan, and I sprinkled the pans with a sugar/cinnamon mixture rather than flour. The loaves did not bake through, even though I baked them much longer than called for -- at least 55 minutes; the center of the loaves were soft and wet. I think this happened because I used more than 4 cups of apples, and one of the apples was very juicy. It is a little hard to judge because of the consistency, but I think if I make this again I would cut down on the sugar and definitely use only 4 cups of apple.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2010
This recipe is good, however the next time I make it I will add vanilla and chocolate chips.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2009
I have been on this site for years and have seen this recipe but have never made it. Tonight I made an altered version of it, and it was very good. My husband and I cannot eat seeds of any kind, so I eliminated the poppy and sesame seeds. I also did not have minced onion - dried or fresh. I basically used the vinegars, sugar and oil in the proportion suggested, and it was light and enjoyable. Thanks!
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
I have made these scones many times. My husband absolutely loves them. I have used fresh blueberries, craisins, chocolate chips and raisins. All varieties have turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
I am giving this recipe four stars because I did not like the gravy. The turkey turned out moist and very tender. It was not too salty, which I was a little nervous about. It also browned nicely. I guess my disappointment in the gravy was because it tasted more like a vegetable broth than a turkey gravy; I think the next time I make this I will use chicken broth in the pan and eliminate the vegetables -- except for the onion. I guess my tastes are unique because based on all the wonderful reviews, the taste of the gravy didn't bother anyone else. I made a 13 pound fresh turkey for just three people. The two other people hate turkey -- and unfortunately this did not conform them. I followed the recipe exactly.
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Hot German Potato Salad III

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2008
I have never made German Potato salad before, but I had it as a child since my grandparents were German. I liked this recipe, but the next time I make it I will eliminate the starch. I prefer the potatoes to be clean rather than pasty. The flavor was good. I cut back on the salt by adding just 1 tsp. Next time I will add 1.5 tsp. Thans for the recipe.
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Bourbon Pecan Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2008
I was looking forward to having this recipe because I love chicken. I found the sauce disappointing, but my guests thought the sauce was okay; it definitely had a different taste than I expected based on the ingredients. The chicken turned out great. To keep the pecan coating on the chicken, dredge the breasts in flour first, then egg, then the pecan/bread crumb mixture. This works every time. I followed others suggestions to saute the meat until golden brown on both sides (about 2 to 3 minutes each side), then bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to twenty minutes. The breasts were very tender and moist -- done perfectly.
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Easy Pasta Fagioli

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
My family did not enjoy this. I followed the recipe exactly, but it tasted like tomato soup.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
I doubled the batter because I had enough zucchini and blueberries. I made four mini loaves, and two regular loaves. The mini loaves baked 50 minutes and the regular loaves baked 55 minutes. I used fresh blueberries and coated them in flour before putting them into the batter. They were evenly disbursed in the batter. The bread turned out perfect ... thanks for a great recipe.
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
I adjusted this recipe to make enough for three people. I used chicken broth, and used at least 1/2 cup more than was called for in the recipe. The texture was great, but the risotto turned out a little salty (I did not add any additional salt). I will make this again but will use a combination of chicken broth and water.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2008
I would give the recipe a 5 except I reduced the amount of cream cheese to 8 oz. and the frosting turned out perfect!
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Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2008
My husband liked this. I thought it was okay. I had to cook the chicken a little longer than 1 hour. I also think I might turn up the temperature a bit to get the skin a little crispy.
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Dennie's Fresh Lobster Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2008
I thought this was just okay. The lobster salad lacked flavor; however, I used fresh packaged lobster meat, rather than fresh lobster. That might have made the difference.
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Dawn's Candied Walnuts

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2008
These nuts were great. The only change I made was I used pecans and put the nuts back into the oven once they cooled to make them crispier. I made the nuts to use in salads, but ate all of them before I got the chance to serve the salad :o( I have a recipe for candied nuts made in the microwave. It is very easy and good, but these are better. Thanks Dawn.
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Blueberry Muffins II

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2008
Everyone enjoyed these muffins. They have a good consistency and flavor. I washed and coated the blueberries with flour prior to adding them to the batter and they were very even throughout the muffin. I filled the muffin to the top and the batter made 10 average sized muffins. I think the next time I might eliminate the sugar on top because my husband prefers them a little less sweet.
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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2008
This wasn't bad, but it didn't have a very distinctive flavor. I followed the recipe as written, but did not use the oregano, and took the garlic out of the pan once it had browned. I used wild salmon, which was of course delicious, but the glaze was not really anything special.
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Restaurant-Style Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
Very good potato salad. I omitted a few things -- carrots, pimentos, and onions because I did not have them in the house and the flavor was excellent anyway. Can't wait to taste it tomorrow mornning when the potatoes absorb more of the flavor of the mayo. Thanks Maryann for a recipe I will use over and over again!
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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
I doubled this recipe because I was making it for a large gathering. My husband does not like a lot of garlic, so I added 1/2 tsp. of regular salt rather than garlic salt; I did include one clove of garlic minced as called for in the recipe. I think the dip was a little too salty -- the parmesan and romano cheese are salty enough without any additional salt being added. I will try this again without the garlic without additional salt.
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2007
I have several biscotti recipes. I did not care for the anise in this recipe. I might try making it with one tsp. rather than 1 tbsp. of anise. I had to coat them with chocolate to eat them. I would not make the recipe as written again.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2007
Good recipe -- will try making with pecans or chocolate chips.
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