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Lemon Cupcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2014
Seriously ~ who uses self-rising flour in a recipe? I gave this recipe four stars because it did require tweaking. Like most other reviewers, I didn't have self-rising flour, so I added 1 tsp baking powder for each cup of flour. Secondly, the cupcakes weren't quite lemony enough, so I had to add some lemon extract and a little yellow food coloring (a brighter, yellower color will make the cake seem to taste better). Other than that, it's not a bad recipe.
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Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2014
We wanted to cook American-style pork chops for our friends in China, so I used this recipe to make the coating. Our friends loved it so much they were eating the leftover crumbs from the pan! I had to make the breadcrumbs myself by baking several slices of bread and then grinding them in the food processor; I think this made the coating even better. I made half a recipe and it was enough to do two batches of pork chops.
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Quick and Easy Home Fries

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2014
The method was good (cook with lid on for ten minutes, then off for ten minutes). Everything else was way off. Butter doesn't get hot enough without burning to fry potatoes well, so you need at least half to be oil. Also, the basic recipe is quite bland -- needs onion, bell pepper, black pepper, or something extra. Still, it's a simple, basic recipe that's worth experimenting with.
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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2014
Simple, tasty, and can be made with stuff most people have around the house. I took the advice of others and doubled the recipe, and it still was just barely enough for a pound of pork chops. I also marinated the chops in the sauce for 3-4 hours before cooking. They came out tender and juicy. A real keeper!
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Grandmother Stougaard's Caramel Pecan Sweet Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
First thing anyone who makes this should know is: GREASE THE PAN! If you don't, you'll probably run into some difficulty getting the rolls out without wrecking a couple of them. I followed the recipe exactly as written and, other than wishing I had greased the pan first, I was delighted with the results. Nice texture, not too sweet, and relatively easy for this kind of bread. Perfect size; most cinnamon roll recipes make two pans, which is too much for us.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2012
I made this meatloaf without any changes to the recipe, other than using ground pork instead of ground beef, since beef is unavailable here. It was absolutely delicious, and made me a fan of meatloaf for the first time in my life. With the addition of bread crumbs and milk, the loaf is much less dense and heavy than the ones I grew up eating in the 60's. The glaze is indeed sweet, but is a nice burst of flavor ~ especially with the tangy mustard. I'll definitely make this again!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2012
Awesome pancake recipe! I made this just as the recipe called for, no substitutions, and got exactly eight wonderful pancakes. Light and tasty, just like in a restaurant, and perfect for when it's just the two of us having breakfast. Very quick, too; I can't imagine anyone using a packaged mix for pancakes. This will be my go-to pancake recipe from now on.
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Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
I've been making bread for 30 years and have made a *LOT* of rolls. This recipe is one of the very best I have ever used and makes the type of rolls our friends love the most. I don't have a mixer; I just make them by hand. The key is to resist the temptation to knead in too much flour. As the recipe says, the dough is sticky.
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Waffles I

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2010
Solid recipe! Great texture, great taste, easy to make. After a batch of these you'll wonder why you ever considered frozen waffles. I followed the recipe making NO changes or modifications; it's a keeper just as it is.
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Baked Chicken on Rice

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
This recipe was a good start but I think it needed too much help to make it great. As it stood, two cans of soup, two packages of onion soup mix and all that milk make it needlessly rich. I used one can of soup, one packet of mix and chicken broth instead of milk. I also added chopped spinach, and sliced mushrooms instead of canned. Baking time and amount of liquid was right on the mark. The result was really good, something we'll definitely have again. (I rated it five stars because it wasn't fair to downgrade it after I changed it so much, LOL)
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Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2009
Fantastic recipe! I didn't change a thing and the muffins came out perfect; they received raves at the Christmas party last night. I've made a LOT of muffins before and these came out the best of any. Good texture, great shape, rose well, tasted awesome. Perhaps the only thing noteworthy was there was enough batter to make 14 and not 12, and I have a standard-size muffin pan. Not sure what's up with that.
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Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2009
I wish I could give this recipe 6 stars! Some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten. Very easy to make, great flavor, wonderful texture. I'm adding this recipe to our breakfast inventory.
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Yellow Cake Made from Scratch

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2009
The only change I made to the recipe was using oil because butter/shortening is really expensive here in China. The cake was soft, moist and tasty -- very easy to make! Great recipe.
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Grandma's Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
I needed a cake but didn't have any eggs on hand. This one saved the day and was surprisingly good. Moist, light... after making this one, it made me wonder why I ever put eggs in a chocolate cake in the first place! The only thing I did was increase the cocoa because 6T isn't half enough; for a cake this big you need about 2/3 cup. Turned out great-- a real keeper!
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
If you're looking for a great bran muffin that tastes as good as the ones in Starbucks, look no further. This one is moist, not too dense and not too oily. Just please, PLEASE follow this recipe as it's written; if you want to substitute applesauce for the fat, then go look for a dry, tough muffin recipe. This one is great as it is and is already low in fat (appx 2 tsp per muffin). Try adding some sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for a little bit of a crunch.
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Glazed Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2008
This is a great bread, good texture, not too oily and not too sweet. We had some fresh lemons friend gave us from the trees on her farm and I didn't know with them so I looked for a bread recipe; I'm glad I found this one. I didn't want to make a glaze so, to give it more lemon flavor, I used 1/4 C of lemon juice and reduced the milk to 1/2 C. To compensate, I reduced the baking powder to 1 1/2tsp and added 1/2 tsp soda. So delicious -- this is a keeper.
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English Royalty Chocolate Chip Scones

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
These scones were delicious! Our guests ate them all right away; I made another batch two days later and those disappeared immediately also. This recipe is a hit! Oh, one change: I didn't have orange juice so I used milk instead, they still came out wonderful.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
This pie had a great texture, and a pleasing blend of spices. Many sweet potato pies taste just like pumpkin pie, but this one was unique and quite good. My only complaint is that it's much too sweet; maybe our potatoes here don't need as much sugar. Next time I'll reduce the sugar by at least 1/2 cup.
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Sourdough Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2008
I've been making sourdough bread for years and have my own starter, which I used in this bread. I thought I'd give this recipe a try, it looked simple and indeed it was. However, I don't see how one could stir enough flour into the dough to make it firm enough to hold the shape of a loaf merely by using a spoon; one would have to knead in at least a cup more of flour by hand. Surely enough, my dough wasn't very firm and I had to bake it in a loaf pan. Still came out pretty good, though. Since I didn't follow the recipe exactly I couldn't very well rate it less than five stars, anything that went wrong may have been my fault.
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Marshmallow Treats

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
Good, simple, just as I remember marshmallow treats. Good recipe.
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