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Homemade Angel Food Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2013
I made this cake last night for a dinner party. One of our guests is lactose intolerant and soy intolerant, so coming up with a dessert was a challenge. I followed the recipe as written except I did add a tablespoon of almond extract and, as others suggested, I did add the flour mixture slowly, folding it in each time to make sure it was smooth. I made a chocolate sauce to go on top consisting of 8 oz of melted dark chocolate from Trader Joe's (that didn't have any dairy or soy products) to which I stirred in 1 cup of hot (but not boiling) canned coconut milk. I topped the cake with fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, drizzled it with the chocolate sauce, then finished with some toasted slivered almonds. It got rave reviews from all of our guests. I'd make this cake again in a heartbeat. It's so versatile, you can do so many things with it. Thank you to the reviewer who suggested finding the proper sized bottle to invert the pan onto BEFORE you put the batter in the tube pan. I had a tough time finding a bottle that worked - but ended up with a small bottle of Tabasco sauce that fit. This was my first attempt at angel food cake and it turned out just perfect. However, the recipe should include the "invert the pan during cooling" instructions. Otherwise, it's a lot of work to end up with a flat and dense cake.
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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
This was amazing. I followed some of the reviewers suggestions and I doubled the flour and oatmeal, only used 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of maple syrup. I also added a splash of vanilla to the apple/syrup mixture. It took about 45 minutes to bake with the added ingredients. Yum.
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Boyfriend Bait Beef Stroganoff

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2012
I made this recipe for my boyfriend who's a vegetarian, so I made this using Trader's Joe's Meatless Meatballs (which I baked in the oven for 10 minutes and then added them to the sauce once it was done). I followed the recipe pretty closely - although I added an extra cup of sour cream (because I like the sauce really creamy) and I added a couple of shakes of Worchestershire sauce, a pinch of seasoned black pepper, and a pinch of dried basil. I used a pound of baby portobello mushrooms, probably a cup of diced shallots, and a no-beef beef bouillion cube melted in 2 cups of water. I served it over wide egg noodles with steamed green beans. My boyfriend said it was the best meal he's had in a long time. So, yes, I'd have to agree this meal could definitely be "boyfriend bait." :-)
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Banana Bread IV

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
Very yummy bread, although I had to make some revisions due to ingredients on hand. I substituted 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup of apple sauce for the shortening. And, I was out of baking soda, so used 6 t of baking powder instead. I also added 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts. This recipe made two large, very dense and wonderful loaves. We ate one and froze the other for later on.
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2011
It turned out very good with some alterations. I used 3 packages of cream cheese, upped the sugar by another 1/4 cup, and added 1/2 cup of sour cream. It was perfect for a glass pie plate I used with a homemade graham cracker crust from this site. Wonderful.
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Graham Cracker Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
This crust came out perfect. I was using it for a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving, so the only thing I added was about 1/2 t of pumpkin pie spice. It was absolutely wonderful.
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Pumpkin Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2011
This was very good. I changed out a few things. For instance, I omitted the jalapenos and added two cans of diced green chilis. I also substituted coconut milk for the soy milk. I topped it with crushed blue corn tortilla chips. It came out very nice and flavorful. I'll make it again.
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Baked Chicken

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
I was really hoping for a better taste. I followed the recipe exactly - didn't make any changes at all. It was just okay. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special either. It's not a recipe I'll make again.
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Whipped Cream Frosting

Reviewed: May 8, 2011
I made this according to the recipe except I used powdered sugar instead of white sugar. I used it for the extreme chocolate cake from this site (instead of the buttercream frostring it calls for). It was delicious. Everyone loved it and several said it was the best cake frosting they'd ever had.
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Graham Cracker Crust I

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2010
This is a really good graham cracker crust recipe. I also used a little less sugar and it was wonderful. I used it for a cheesecake recipe.
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Green Chili Stew

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2010
I made this according to the recipe. I didn't change anything; however, I did add to it. I added a large can of white hominy, an extra can of green chiles, and six peeled, chopped carrots. It came out very, very good. Next time, I'm thinking of chopping some cabbage, avacado, and lime slices and dressing it like we do posole. I think it would be perfect for that.
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Libby's® Famous Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: May 4, 2010
With the current pumpkin shortage, I wanted to include a revision I made to this recipe that worked wonderfully. I followed this recipe exactly except that I substituted red yam for the pumpkin. I baked two large red yams (wrapped in foil, baked at 400 for an hour). Then I split them down the middle and scraped out the flesh. I mashed it well and used the exact same measurement as the pumpkin. The pie came out very nice and no one even knew it wasn't pumpkin.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2010
Amazing soup! I did substitute fresh onion & peppers for the frozen, petite diced tomatoes for crushed, and I added a can of black beans, and served it over a shallow bed of brown rice. This was amazing. I didn't have cheese, so we just added a dollop of sour cream on top. My husband is eating low sodium, so I cut some corn tortillas into strips and baked them on a baking sheet in the toaster oven. My husband was thrilled. He thought low fat/low sodium eating would be bland. It's anything but. Will definitely make this again.
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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
I made this recipe and I added 1/2 cup brown sugar and one can of great northern beans (drained) and I reduced the liquid smoke to 1/2 tablespoon. This was really good. I actually served it as a meal with cornbread. My husband loved it and had seconds.
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I made this according to the directions. I added about 2 1/2 cups of broth and that was more than enough. I made my own bread cubes a few days before from a variety of different breads for a variegated color. I used baby bella mushrooms and they tasted great. Everyone loved this and I will definitely be adding it to my permanent Thanksgiving menu. Having the extra space in the oven was wonderful and the stuffing came out so nice and moist - like it had been cooked in the turkey. At one point, when it was almost done, it did get a little bit of moisture pooling up at the bottom of the pot. I just took the lid off for about 20 minutes and it evaporated. The stuffing was perfect.
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Dutch Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
This was delicious. The only thing I did differently is I added 2 tsp of cinnamon to the filling. It had just the right amount of spice to me. I made this for Thanksgiving and the family raved about it - especially the crust.
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Sweet Potato Casserole V

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
My family traditionally doesn't like sweet potato dishes at Thanksgiving. I love them. So, every year I try a new one to see if we can find a winner. I've been doing that for 20 years. Well, this one turned out to be the one. Everyone loved them and raved about them -- even those who usually hate sweet potatoes. The only thing I did differently is I doubled the recipe and used butter - not margarine. Also, I forgot to prepare the casserole dish. It didn't stick though. I made this the night before Thanksgiving and kept it in the fridge. I didn't add the crumble topping until I was ready to put it in the oven. It took a little longer to bake, obviously, because it was cold. I baked it for about an hour. But, I baked it along with another casserole, so if it was in there alone it would probably take less time. My family has requested that this recipe gets added to our permanent Thanksgiving roster. That's a big deal. Try this. You won't be sorry.
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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2009
This caramel corn recipe is the best I've ever made. My family loved it. I messed up and only used 1/3 cup of corn syrup. I didn't have my glasses on. lol But, it came out just perfect. I reduced the temperature to 200 degrees as other have suggested and I only baked it for 45 minutes. It could have gone an hour, but didn't need to. I used one roasting pan and one jelly roll pan. I popped the popcorn on the stove in a dutch oven. I made two batches and used about 3/4 of it. I used a large stainless steel saucepan for the caramel and it came out perfectly. I made one part with peanuts, and one part without. We actually preferred the recipe without the peanuts. I plan on making this again for a Halloween party.
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Cottage Pudding - Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2007
This cake was excellent. I made the following adjustments. I cut the sugar in half, using only 1/2 cup. I doubled the melted butter and brown sugar for the bottom of the pan. I used one 15 oz. can of crushed pineapple (mostly drained). I made this for a dinner party and it was perfect. Everyone loved it.
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Pumpkin Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2007
This is one of my favorite cakes. My very favorite is a carrot cake, but it takes way too long to make. So, when I want a similar taste (with much, much less work), I'll opt for this one. It goes together a little weird with the oil and sugar, but follow the recipe and you won't be disapointed. I made this the first time for my sister's baby shower and everyone raved about it. I frosted it with "Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting" and it was fantastic.
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