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Dad's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2005
I didn't need to make this one - it is the same recipe we've been using for years! The only difference is, I don't add any salt. I'd also add that you can change the basic first "mouth impression" of the cookie depending on what you criss cross with. Dip your fork in water, shake it off, and put in FLOUR for a richer, chewier cookie, and WHITE granulated SUGAR for a sweeter, slightly more crunchy finish. Either way, these will disappear fast! Also, if you use the parchment paper on your cookie sheet, the bottoms will come out more evenly. YUM! I'm making some of these today!
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Ultimate Cheese Ball

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2005
This sounds almost identical to the cheese ball my mother used to make each year. One helpful taste addition to this receip with the dried beef is WORCESTERSHIRE sauce! It really adds a zing to the flavor. Note that this type of ball improves with age, so make it a few days ahead of when you want to eat it.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2005
Excellent! Of course, I have not met TOO many oatmeal cookies I did not like, but these were moist, chewy and did not last very long at our house! I almost always make my cookies with the higher amount of brown sugar instead of white, as listed here. It makes them richer and tasty! Thanks for submitting this one!
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Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2005
This is GREAT! We've made it at least five times. I'm not much of one for measuring after the initial try, so I guesstimate, which makes it even faster! One jar of garlic marinated artichokes makes it SO good! I drain the oil and put other veggies in it in the fridge for extra mileage. My kids adore it and now love artichokes because of THIS dip! Very rich, very satisfying and very much in demand! YUM!
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Grammy Burnham's Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2004
I love to both bake and eat cookies! I was looking for a new molasses recipe and tried this one. I have to say it was NOT good. The batter was hard to work with. I tried to refrigerate it, and it still was a sticky mess. The cookies were very hard to get off the sheets, and even stuck together after cooling. I always follow a new recipe to a "t" the first time I make it, and adjust to our tastes from there. But this one doesn't need adjusting - it needs passed on! The FLAVOR was very good, if you don't mind them looking like brown blobs. Very disappointing. I also thought the raisins added NOTHING to this recipe - a good molasses cookie can stand on its own. My advice? Keep on looking, because this isn't "the one" you hope to find. Sorry Grammy - nothing personal!
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Zucchini Pie II

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2004
I am not the world's best pie baker, but even I managed to come up with something that tasted good with this recipe! I also love "forgiving" recipes, and this one is.... I started the zucchini before I went to get the recipe, and never seeded them - just peeled and sliced! Ha! It still worked great. I would cook more zucchini than you think you will need - they surely do cook down! What I thought was enough for 2 pies only did one. I used the frozen pie crusts. The top crust looked a little ragged since I had trouble getting it off the tin! (But then, most of my dishes look ugly & taste great, & this pie was no exception! ha ha!) We never told my motherinlaw what it was. She gave it rave reviews, and thought she was eating apple pie. It tastes wonderful, is easy enough for even non-pie bakers to make, and is another way to use zucchini. (Our family loves zucchini all ways, so every recipe is welcome.) Definitely worth your time to try it if anyone in your family likes apple pie! 5 out of 5 liked it here, with only one comment from my son, who preferred less cinnamon (I think I mis-read it tho - the amount is fine in here.) Have fun!
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Cheesy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2004
I make a very similar version of this. Everyone thinks it is the best corn casserole ever. The sour cream makes everything moist, and how bad can anything be with lots of cheese?! Note - I never measure the cheese. I put in a liberal amount of shredded cheese with the casserole, and top it with as much as I think it needs at the end. This beats opening a plain old can of corn any day!
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Lime Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2004
Well, I didn't give this a five star, just because I have a hard time chewing the raw veggies. That's just me though! My grandma made this recipe almost every holiday. It is a beautiful dish, and deserves the four stars just for appearance. But, I personally prefer my veggies and jello separate! : )
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Bran Muffins I

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
These are good, but I'd like to suggest a couple changes. #1 - use All Bran cereal for all of it. It improves the texture. You can always add raisins too. #2 - I substitute 1/2 the sugar amount with molasses. It adds moisture, a touch of extra sweetness (these are not super sweet muffins), and we love the molasses flavor! You can also add a basic muffin topping to them for added appeal - just mix melted butter, flour and brown sugar until crumbly, and add to the muffin tops. Yum! : )
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Six Week Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
Note - I rated it 4 stars just because I have not tried it just like written yet. I made a very similar recipe, only I substitute molasses for half of the sugar amount. It adds a great rich flavor and moistness to the muffins!
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2004
I had to dig to find the recipe again, and glad I did! Last time we made it, it was inhaled, and I've had more requests... One note - someone said they replaced the refried beans with hamburger. The only caution I would use there is if you think the dip will be sitting out for more than two hours, you might want to re-think the meat. It doesn't hurt the dairy mixture as much, due to the other ingredients mixed in, but meat could be prone to more bacteria. Of course, this is an unnecessary warning, since it is doubtful this dip will last long enough to worry about refrigerating it! Ha! Make it, buy plenty of tortilla chips and let them dig in....
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Pecan Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2001
This was a really great pecan pie. In fact, I no longer make any other recipe. This is a request from all who have tried it. It is not as syrupy and sweet as traditional pecan pie - I also put the pecans through the food processor, so I have them very fine - it makes a crunchy pecan top to a wonderful pie. YUM!
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