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Aunt Anne's Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
This is a perfect morning cake! Delicious, fluffy and super simple. Made it in a 9inch round pan...planned to use the 9x13 but didn't look like it would be enough. It was perfect in the round pan! Layered the topping and added some chopped walnuts to the top. Couldn't have been better! ( take it out before the top starts to brown and it will be super moist, and addicting!)
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Florentine Artichoke Dip

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
very tasty, simple to make, addicting to eat. Made a lot. used with homemade tortilla chips and didn't have any left overs at our (very) small evening party.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2011
Wow, is that ever delicious! Followed recipe 100% only used fresh pumpkin. SOOOO good as is, perfect blend of sweet + a touch of savory... so moist, wonderfully richly spiced with no aftertaste but yummmm. Definitely a keeper and a sharer!! :) Thanks for the great recipe!
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Perfect Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
Once again allrecipes made me look like a pro!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Followed recipe closely, using a bit leads salt for our 15 lb bird, and a bit more butter by mistake! Sprinkled with just a tad of garlic powder over the skin.... Got rave reviews! First time ever cooking a turkey myself!!!
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
YET AGAIN allrecipes.com makes me look like a master of the kitchen. This lasagna is the BOMB, everybody loved it and in between "yum"s and "ooh"s my husband sat there gloating "isn't she a great cook?" lol. I said, 'Yes, I can read and follow directions." This takes less effort and time than you'd think. Seriously, this is only the second time ever I've made lasagna -I used this recipe last time too and it was awesome. I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef, and didn't have any dried basil. Other than that followed recipe exactly. I don't want to talk about it any more, it's making my mouth water. It's SOOOOO GOOD!
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
WARNING: The above recipe is MORTALLY DANGEROUS to your NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!!! :} really, wow. unexpectedly good. followed recipe exactly. I was interrupted in the morning so the dough was left to rest pretty much all day after removing from the bread machine. Mine didn't leak any of the filling, so they didn't require flipping over. Maybe due to the butter spread not being tooo soft? Recipe made 14 very generous rolls, and enough frosting to satisfy your inner glutton. Fabulous recipe, and remarkably easy! didn't have bread machine yeast, but worked fine in my bread machine using regular yeast dissolved in the warm milk. So glad I finally tried it!
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Bread Machine Bagels

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2010
Wow, these are great. I just finished making a batch, and polishing off two of them in one sitting! Followed recipe to a T, topped with sesame. course salt and garlic powder to make Everything Bagels, and then did a few with Cinnamon & Sugar. Both Absolutely DELISH! no need to toast them, just slather some cream cheese on there and go to town! Probably will make 8 instead of 9 next time to make them a tad bigger. Only slight prob is they did stick to the pan when baking, but nothing disastrous. Would love to know how I could keep these tasting fresh for the second day. Maybe that's a pipe dream?? THANKS A MILLION! Satisfied my NY bagel craving all the way overseas! much appreciated!
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Hearty Split Pea Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2012
loved it! used 1/2 bacon, 1/2 pancetta for the ham, increased the water by a cup and a half and used vegetable bullion. Added just a few croutons at the table. Perfect!! Will definitely be a regular around here during the winter. Thanks for the super easy and delicious recipe!
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2012
Quick and perfect! I eyeballed all the quantities because I was in a hurry. Used dried parsley. Sauteed green onions in butter instead of Olive oil since I had some left over from another recipe I wanted to use up. Used a hand immersion blender instead of a food processor and that made it all the easier. Finally, added about 1 TBS of brown sugar as suggested by other reviewers to balance the tartness. Didn't let it simmer the full 3O minutes, only as long as my other recipe was cooking. Still turned out fantastic. A very forgiving recipe and definitely a "Go-To" for a quick red sauce!
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Amore Mio's Lemoretto

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2010
of course its 5 stars! My sweetie made it!!!
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Tuscan Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
excellent flavor and super easy! added 2 cloves of garlic to onion-sausage mixture. hubby already requested it again-- for tomorrow's dinner!! :) served up nicely alongside toasted french bread with cream cheese!
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2009
the dressing steals the show! wonderfully light, tasty and delicious!
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2009
just delish!! you'd be surprised how flavorful the chicken turns out. I would cut back on the rosemary just a tad and the salt or worchestire sauce, but otherwise... YUM!
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Classic Tiramisu

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2009
This is deliciouso. We live in Italy, and my husband declares it was the best he's had thus far! I brushed the ladyfingers in a combo of sweetened espresso and brandy with a squeeze of lemon. Ive made it twice in the last 6 days, the second time for some reason the cream flopped, I must have over-beat it, it separated and curdled. bummer. Am going to give it another go this afternoon, Highly recommended! Just be careful on beating the cream.
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Pseudo Sourdough for the Bread Machine

Reviewed: May 12, 2009
Perfect! This bread turned out perfettissimo; and this was the First try on my new breadmachine! used olive oil and 2/3rds white flour to 1/3 whole wheat. didn't rise as high as I expected, probably due to messing up the order of the ingredients. anyway, big applause from the hubby = great encouragement to try more bread recipes. Thanks!
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Breaded Dijon Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2010
Super easy!! And These are excellent, will definitely make them again. Very tender, moist, flavorful. Used breadcrumbs not crackers, needed a bit of salt in breading mix. Subbed sage with dry parsley b/c it was all I had on hand. Cooked in olive oil! Dijon gives it the perfect flavor and texture- I wouldn't use regular mustard. Thanks for an easy staple recipe that's delish!
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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
Loved it. no edits, changes or improvements needed. {did notice as others mentioned that the leftover soup seems to get absorbed into the pasta so it became more like a stew the day after that you could eat with a fork... } We could eat this every day.
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2003
Very Pretty to look at and yummy too... Raspberries a little bit tart, should have added a bit more sugar..wished for a bit more white chocolate taste too, might try a different brand or more chips next time. Very impressive on a fancy plate with sauce drizzled and chocolate shavings. Guests couldn't believe I had 'made it myself'-- Thanks so much!
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Pasta with Asparagus

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011
Superbly simple and delish! Made it 100% according to the recipe...light but tasty flavor. We didn't find it at all bland. Though I did wonder how it might be with a bit of garlic and a lemon squeeze! Might experiment later but this is a definite keeper recipe for a quick meal, even for company, as is!
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Honey Of An Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
There is no better bread. This is the Queen of all bread machine recipes. Just tried it out and messed it up as much as anyone could [ ie, my honey was super thick, so the dough was too dry. Added little water mid-cycle. Then it was too moist. Added a bit of flour. Then it was too dry..etc. You get the picture] I added some sunflower and flax seeds and dried cranberries at some point with blatant disregard for the add-ins beep. I was sure it was going to be a flop. Well, I'm embarrassed to say that my husband and I devoured the loaf for lunch. the WHOLE THING! It's DELICIOUS, it's EASY. It seems pretty fool-proof. Try it! Thanks Merrilee!!
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