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Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
We used a graham cracker crust, and everything turned out delicious. I preferred it chilled, but my friend preferred it at room temperature, so that all depends. Overall, wonderful pie, fantastic recipe; everyone who tried it raved about it! The second time I made it, I didn't have quite the right ingredients--instead of 3 oz of non-instant vanilla mix, I only had 1 oz of instant vanilla mix. In order to counteract the reactions, I added an additional 1/2 cup milk, and once again, the pie was a hit.
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Toffee Apple Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2010
I love apples and toffee, so this recipe seemed perfect. The downsides to this was the amount of sugar called for by the recipe. Cutting back would be better because it was simply way too sweet. Furthermore, the toffee was difficult to detect, even though we used many pieces of bitesized Heath bars. A few pieces of advice for anyone using this recipe: allow the pie to sit in the oven for a while (turned off) so the vast amounts of liquid can evaporate (the bottom portion of the pie was drenched in syrupy sauce). Definitely increase the bake time to about 50 minutes, or the apples will not yet be tender.
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Elegant White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
This pie turned out to be absolutely phenomenal. However, there were many steps in which things could go wrong. Be sure the milk is boiled and the heat is reduced so the eggs don't cook in the pan. Melt the white chocolate just prior to adding it so the it does not burn. In our experience baking it, there was sufficient filling from the given recipe to make two 9 inch pies. Definitely allow the pie at least three hours to chill before eating it, or else the filling will collapse since its consistency is still that of pudding. Allowing it to sit also enhances the banana taste instead of the pure sugary and chocolatey sweetness that prevailed in the beginning. Overall, there were many nuances while making the pie (which we made with a graham cracker crust), but our efforts were well rewarded by a delectable pie.
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Old-Fashioned Peach Cream Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
Old-Fashioned Peach Cream Pie definitely has its own zest and appeal. One difference I found preferrable in this recipe was the use of sour cream instead of cream cheese. As one who finds creamy texture to be a bit overbearing, this pie was just the right amount of creaminess to be enjoyable. The next time I make this recipe, I would chop the peaches into smaller pieces so one bite would not have to consist of a mouthful of peach and nothing else. Furthermore, definitely be sure to drain the peaches well, or else the filling will make the crust soggy, even when chilled for hours, even days. Also, don't make the topping until ready to use, or else the butter softens too much and simply forms clumps instead of being evenly spread across the top of the pie. Overall, it was delicious.
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
We followed the recipe exactly until the last portion, in which we added both coconut flakes and about 3 tbsp cocoa powder to the mixture, and it turned out great! The pie overall was semisweet, so it was not overbearing. The coconut flakes can burn to a crips rather quickly, so keep checking on them while in the oven. Furthermore, the mixture took a long time to boil, but just patient, or else the eggs will curdle if the heat is turned on too high. Overall, great pie!
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Creamy Pear Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
This recipe was very original; who would have thought of a pear pie? It tastes very good chilled--flavors of all three extracts are accentuated, so it would be better not to omit them, especially the almond extract. We also decided to dice the pears into cubes, which makes each bite much easier than had they been wedges of pears. Overall, good pie with subtle taste.
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White Berry Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2011
This pie was absolutely phenomenal. It was the perfect amount of sweetness to be enjoyable, and the berries contribute a fruity taste. Plus, it was very easy to make--just follow the recipe as is on this site. Adding white chocolate drizzle to the top greatly helps with the presentation aspect of the pie.
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Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2011
This pie was a perfect combination of chocolate and coconut; its semi-sweet taste very appealing to those who do not appreciate overly sugary treats. I made an amateur mistake in not separating the egg whites from the yolks, but it still came out just fine. The layers came out defined and delectable.
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2011
Absolutely delicious! I used as much milk as I wanted for an even, creamy texture, and I added some powdered and roasted garlic to it for more flavor. The general consensus confirmed that it worked out wonderfully.
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Roasted Cajun Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2011
These make the perfect snack or side dish or anything, really. They were so tasty! I baked them about twenty minutes longer than the recipe called for because I like them crispier, but that didn't seem to matter, because everyone gobbled them up. Scrumptious.
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Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
This cheesecake was absolutely delicious! I'm not a fan of cheesecake and only decided to try it for our holiday party because of the aesthetics, but it did not disappoint in the least. Part of the reason I enjoyed it was because the consistency was not like that of cheesecake, probably because we added lots of condensed milk to the mixture, so the texture was more of a liquid than densely packed. We added crushed peppermint as a topping, but next time, I think adding some into the mixture would give each bite a nice crunchy surprise and an even more peppermint taste, although the peppermint extract certainly did its job. Overall, great holiday dessert.
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2012
For someone who does not particularly enjoy the consistency of cheesecake, I found this recipe very delightful. I have no complaints, other than it seemed to run out very quickly due to everyone asking for seconds. The raspberry sauce can be a bit thick, so having a larger sieve may make the process go faster. Also, I had to increase the baking time by about 20 minutes before it seemed to be the right consistency expected from cheesecake. The chocolate cookie crust went very well with the cheesecake, but the recipe only calls for enough to cover the bottom of the 9 inch pan, so if you want the crust to span up the sides, about another half cup of cookie crumbs is needed. Overall, a great dessert to top off the evening (especially on Valentine's Day).
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Apple Butterscotch Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2012
This pie provided a very different taste and texture, but it was most welcome and delectable! There's nothing too special about the crust, but since it was more bland, it definitely helped cancel out some of the sweetness provided by the butterscotch topping. Using tart apples (such as Granny Smiths) also contributed to the perfect balance of sweet and tartness this pie has. Instead of doing two small pies as suggested, I used a regular 9 inch pie pan, and the proportions of ingredients as calculated by this site was the perfect amount. I actually used 5 apples instead of 4, and there was ample filling left over for a second pie. The delicacy continues...
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2012
These cupcakes were absolutely delicious. I made them for my friend's birthday, and it got rave reviews from everyone, even from my roommate who snuck a cupcake before I administered the frosting! The frosting itself is very sweet (and probably my favorite part of this recipe), but it compliments the more mild-tasting cupcake, which was a bit dense, very well. All I had was an organic cocoa powder, but that turned out fine. The raw batter tasted chocolatey, but the final product was still delicious. Using an electric mixer definitely helps the process along quicker. The only thing I'm a bit disappointed about is the fact that I didn't leave more to eat for myself!
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Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2012
Amazing! These cookies were the perfect combination of sweet and subtle, crunchy outside and chewy inside. I can't stop eating them. I couldn't find maple sugar, but brown sugar is fine as a substitute. Nor did I use actual maple syrup, but the regular (cheaper) syrup works just as well. Absolutely delicious!
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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2012
I really enjoyed these cookies, although they were a bit too sweet for me personally. Because there were many separate components in them, such as the oats and the butterscotch chips, they tended to fall apart more easily, so be sure to wait until they have cooled down (although they were delicious warm as well). All of my roommates kept eating them and coming back for more of the chewy, butterscotch-y goodness.
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Vegetarian Lime Orzo

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
Unexpectedly delicious! I'm a devoted meat-eater, but this meal left me full and satisfied. The flavors mixed very well together. The only thing is that instead of stewed tomatoes, I think regular diced tomatoes would have sufficed. The stewed tomato pieces were slightly larger than what I like.
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Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2012
I'm usually not a fan of lemon or lime flavored thing, but this pie was very good! Waiting for it to freeze is crucial for the consistency to be right. We used cool whip instead of heavy whipping cream for the decorative topping, and it worked out just fine, probably even easier to do. This pie is a perfect summer treat.
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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2012
Very flavorful--a delightful mix!
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White Chocolate Orange Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2012
Who would have thought that orange and white chocolate would be such a good combination? This recipe delivered scrumptious cookies to the table. I received praise from all around for them. The orange taste/flavor was apparently just enough to be enjoyable and not overwhelming. Since I'm not a fan of nuts, I omitted that, which turned out to be a good thing since the amount of white chocolate chips was excessive already. Using less would be perfectly fine, especially for those who don't need that much sweetness. Perhaps cutting back on the butter would also be good since the dough was excessively greasy. Overall, this was a very simple recipe that yielded a delectable treat!
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