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Funnel Cakes I

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
Excellent! I couldn't believe how easy it was to prepare these delicious funnel cakes. The kids loved them. I did add about 3 tablespoons of sugar and a half teaspoon of vanilla, as recommended by other reviewers. These little cakes tasted just like the ones at the fair! Thanks!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
Nice, dense texture. Not too crumbly. Sweet enough to please the family. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2010
After reading review after review that mentioned how "crumbly" this cornbread is, I wondered if I had been wrong in my assumption that all cornbread is a little crumbly. Isn't that part of its down-home charm? So, I threw this recipe together as written, though I did have to substitute brown sugar for about a quarter cup of the white sugar (I ran out). It looked and smelled delicious when I pulled the piping hot pan out of the oven. And the taste - well, it's nothing short of divine. Probably the best-tasting cornbread I've ever made. The texture? In short, it's CRUMBLY. Not your basic cornbread crumbly, but difficult to pick up crumbly. Thus, the four stars. I still loved this recipe and will try it again with a few changes to help ward off the crumbs.
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Ham Salad Spread

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
This is a great ham salad recipe. It's easily adjusted to satisfy different tastes. I used a pound of baked ham, which yielded about 3 cups chopped. I didn't grind it, but used the food processor to chop it into very fine pieces. I followed the ingredients as written and found it to be pretty tasty. I then added a little more onion and doubled the pickle relish to get the taste that I was after. I won't be afraid to add a little more celery next time. Can't wait to try this on sandwich bread for lunch tomorrow!
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Bebop Baked Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
Who knew such delicious baked beans could be so easy? I was nervous about making baked beans for our family cookout, as my mother is the "Baked Bean Queen"! This is similar to her recipe, though she uses ketchup instead of barbecue sauce and minced onion instead of green pepper. I tripled the recipe and used three 28-ounce cans of pork and beans. I forgot to drain the beans, but the consistency wasn't too runny. I suppose that depends on the brand of beans that are used. I decreased the sugar just a little. I halved the green pepper and substituted chopped onion for the other half. In the end, these beans earned two enthusiatic thumbs up from the Bean Queen herself! Thanks for a great recipe!
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Lemon Ice-Box Cake II

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2010
This cake was well-received at a birthday party for my father and sister-in-law. Neither of them like overly sweet desserts, so this fit the bill nicely. In hindsight, I wish I had added a packet of lemon pudding mix as suggested by other reviewers. A little more lemon flavor wouldn't have hurt. Instead, I added 8 ounces of sour cream and subbed lemon juice for part of the water. I ended up with a very light cake which reminded me a little of sponge cake in texture. I frosted the cake with stabilized whipped cream icing with a teasppoon of lemon extract. I filled the layers and topped the iced cake with lemon pie filling. I refrigerated the cake overnight before serving. This simple recipe is a keeper.
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Tomato Basil Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
I liked this recipe. I diced the tomatoes and onions, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. This would be a great accompaniment to a light summer meal. It really brings out the fresh flavor of the tomatoes. I think mozzarella or feta cheese would be a nice addition, but it's very good as it is.
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Spaghetti Skillet Dinner

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
This was a quick and easy meal that the whole family enjoyed. We actually liked it better than my usual spaghetti recipe because the broken noodles were much easier to eat. I used a can of crushed tomatoes because my oldest son won't eat spaghetti sauce if he can see pieces of tomato. I added a packet of spaghetti seasoning, fresh basil (had it on hand), and garlic. This isn't a gourmet recipe, of course, but pretty darn good!
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
Couldn't be easier! I had all the ingredients on hand. I had to use dried basil instead of fresh and decreased the cayenne to 1/8 teaspoon for fear that it would be too hot for the kids. It was perfect! If you haven't tried this recipe, you don't know what you're missing!
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Chicken Enchilada Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2010
Don't fear the mayonnaise! I considered subbing sour cream, but stuck with the original recipe. I couldn't taste the mayo at all! I did think it needed a little more flavor, so I added a little taco seasoning. The seasoning also gave it a little more color. I used leftover beer can chicken from the previous day. I threw everything into the crockpot and was free to get ready for the party while it heated. In the end, the dip was a big hit, mayo and all.
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Creamy Peach Dessert

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
The ingredients seemed so unusual that I just had to try this recipe. It didn't knock my socks off and the texture was a little weird. Still, it's a nice way to use up our bounty of peaches before they turn to mush. Like another reviewer mentioned, it is somewhat similar to kuchen... maybe a cross between kuchen and cobbler. It's a refreshing option when you don't want something overly sweet for dessert. It fit perfectly in my 8x8 glass baking dish and did not bubble over at all. The topping spreads to cover the entire surface of the dessert. Next time, I'll just pour it on and spread it to cover instead of dropping all those spoonfuls on top. I recommend baking this a day ahead and letting it chill overnight.
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Grilled Peaches with Gingersnaps

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
My family thought I was crazy when I plunked peaches on the grill midway through dinner. But, their mouths were watering as they watched me pile on the brown sugar, vanilla bean ice cream, and cookie crumbs! Even my non-peach-eater asked for a bowl. This was the perfect end to a summer meal. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Rubbed and Grilled Pork Loin

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
The family really enjoyed this, and it was a snap to prepare on the grill. I followed the recipe as written, but I didn't have coriander. I was out of onion salt, so I subbed 3/4 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon onion powder. I'll try it with brown sugar next time around. You can't go wrong with this rub!
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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
This simple blend of ingredients yields tender, juicy, and absolutely delicious results. I had enough sauce to brush on 8 small chicken breasts. There was even enough to set aside for basting on the grill. I used grey Poupon, and my youngest found it to be a little too hot for his taste. I'll keep that in mind next time, but it was perfection in my book! Thanks for a great recipe for summer grilling!
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Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Couldn't be easier! It seemed strange to smother those pretty strawberries with powdered gelatin mix and marshmallows, but it all works out in the end. I used fresh strawberries and followed the recipe exactly. My sister-in-law tried this recipe first, so I knew it was going to be good! I took it to a family function and it was a hit. I definitely recommend serving this with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Delicious!
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Hash Brown Casserole II

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2010
Very good for potlucks! This was one of the most popular side dishes at the family reunion. I used Velveeta to please my kids and omitted the pepper. I only added half a teaspoon of salt and thought that was plenty. I melted all ingredients except for the potatoes on the stove and poured the sauce over the potatoes in the casserole dish. A very good and easy dish.
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Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
I like this recipe for its simplicity, but it definitely didn't knock my socks off. I thought the grits lacked flavor, but it may have been the cheese that I used. I used garlic and herb pub cheese spread. I added some cheddar and sallt. I had planned to cook the grits in chicken broth, but I forgot to buy the broth. The shrimp is really simple, though I did add some minced garlic. The shrimp and grits are a nice combination, though I couldn't eat these grits on their own. This was th efirst time that I made shrimp and grits at home, and I was pretty satisfied with the results. If I were to make this recipe again, I'd try a different type of cheese. I"ll probably try out a few more recipes, though.
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Beer Can Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
No beer, no problem! Sub any canned soft drink or even chicken broth for the beer. We used diet cola. Be sure to pour out (or drink) about 1/4 cup of the liquid to prevent spills or running over. I omitted the chili powder and added some cayenne pepper and ground sage. We didn't have a beer can chicken stand, so I stood the chicken and can in an aluminum pie pan. I also recommend that you rotate the chicken every 20 minutes or so. Thanks for sharing!
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Southern Green Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
So good! A friend gave me a bag of fresh geen beans from the garden, and this was the perfect way to put them to use. The garlic is a nice addition to my usual recipe. I didn't have chicken broth or balsalmic vinegar, but I thought the beans turned out great anyway. I also used a sweet onion instead of a red onion, but I'm sure the red onion would be great! I did add some of the bacon grease in place of part of the butter. As another reviewer mentioned, the beans need to simmer much longer than 10 minutes. I'm a Southern country girl, and this recipe really brought back memories!
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Onion Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
This is very good, but "slightly sweet" is quite an understatement! I suggest adding half the amount of sugar and adding more if needed. I used slightly more sugar than vinegar. This is great with fresh dill in place of celery seed. I didn't have a green pepper, but I didn't miss it at all. This is a great summer dish!
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