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Tasty Pecan Pepper Appetizer

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2015
This recipe sounded interesting, but it wasn't what I was expecting. I adjusted the serving size to 5 servings because pecans are so expensive up here and I wanted to try the recipe out before making a giant batch. I thought that the flavour of old cheddar cheese might be more apparent, but it wasn't. I make my own jalapeño pepper jelly so I used that instead of buying a jar of raspberry jalapeño jelly. I found that the taste improved after it sat in the fridge for 24 hours, but I wasn't compelled to eat it all up. Maybe if the cheese was doubled, or replaced with a very sharp cheddar, it might have a fuller flavour.
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Tuna and Veggie Cucumber Boats

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2015
We didn't mind this recipe, but it seems to be missing something. Maybe I just miss the tangy zip of the creamy salad dressing I usually mix with my tuna. It was fine, and definitely healthy, just a bit bland for me. I might try it with 1/4 cup of Miracle Whip instead of the greek yogurt and mayo. When I read the recipe the first time, I didn't think I would be able to eat an entire half cucumber in one sitting. The 'Boats' in the title inspired me to cut the cucumber into 1/2" slices after I filled with the tuna, and make little 'boat' appetizers. I cut a small slice off the bottom so they wouldn't wobble. I think they're fun, and kids would like the little bite-size pieces. Not a bad recipe, I just think it needs a little tweak.
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Light Herb Pork Loin

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2015
I'm very pleased with this recipe. It is good old meat-and-potatoes fare made simple and delicious. I prepared everything the night before, and marinated the pork overnight. To use ingredients I had on hand, I substituted 1 tsp each of dried thyme and cilantro instead of the fresh, and 1 tbsp of fresh marjoram instead of the dried. I used a 1.5 lb bag of mini potatoes, no cutting required. Four hours later, the meat was perfectly cooked and moist, and the potatoes were nice and tender, not mushy. The roast looked very appealing thanks to the searing. While it was cooking, I took four Mackintosh apples I had in the fridge and cooked them down into a quick apple sauce and served it with the pork. Delicious! I would definitely use this recipe again for a small pork roast. Thanks for the recipe.
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Scallop Gratin

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2015
I do enjoy scallops, but my darling dearest absolutely loves them. When he dug into these scallops, he was definitely happy. I asked him if there was anything about them he didn't like, the answer was NO. When I asked him if it was a 5-star recipe, he said YES. I had to agree with him. I couldn't get fresh tarragon at the grocery store, but since I don't care for tarragon, I wasn't too disappointed and picked up some fresh marjoram instead. I have to say that homemade creme fraiche makes my heart sing, so I loved that part of the recipe. I forgot to pick up a lemon at the grocery store, and today being Good Friday, everything was closed. I went to our local fish and chip store out of desperation and asked if they would sell me a lemon, and they gave me one, no charge! I knew the recipe would have missed the lemon zest. The scallops were delicious, but I thoroughly enjoyed dipping the French bread in the sauce. It was pricey, but it was worth it. What a treat!
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed this meat loaf. I love the basic ingredients, nothing pre-fab like condensed soup or soup mixes. I did add 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce like other reviewers, and used seasoned bread crumbs. I really liked the tangy hit of mustard in the topping which cut the sweetness. I did not see the point in cooking the onions beforehand as others suggested. There is no need for that extra step, as they were nice and soft after one hour in the oven.
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T's Maple-Vanilla Apple Pie Filling

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2015
First time making a pie filling, and it was quick and easy. I used mackintosh apples that I had on hand, so they cooked right down and left no recognizable chunks. The honey and maple syrup gave it a nice, interesting flavour. I used the filling to make hand pies. I would make this again.
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2015
I wasn't sure about meatloaf in a slow cooker. Would it brown? What about the texture? My fears were unfounded because it was terrific. I didn't add the mushrooms. That was my only deviation.
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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2015
Love this salad! The flavours go great together. I used toasted almond slivers instead of cashews. I will make this the next time I'm asked to take a dish to a gathering. It's that good.
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Maple Syrup Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2015
Good pie that set up nicely. It is super sweet!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2015
These were easy to throw together and they tasted great. The texture was not too crispy and not too soft. The only change I made was cutting the salt in half. My doctor has told me to do so to reduce my sodium intake. It definitely didn't hurt the cookies!
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Lemon Horseradish New Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2015
These are the best potatoes we've ever eaten. I used a 1.5 pound bag of tiny mixed yellow, red and blue (or purple)-skinned potatoes that were about 1" diameter. Did not have horseradish on hand, but I did have some creamy horseradish sauce with roasted garlic so I used that instead. They were absolutely delicious. Hunny does not like potatoes, but he loved these. I love a recipe that is simple and easy and tastes fantastic.
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Strawberry Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2015
Delicious! Really good muffins. I cut the salt in half because my doctor advised me to do so for every recipe (high BP) and there was plenty of sodium in my buttermilk. It took a total of 25 minutes for the toothpick to come out clean, but I didn't have the problem that other reviewers decided to rectify with corn starch. Lovely flavour, and they got rave reviews in my house.
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2015
I've tried lots of pie crust recipes. This one is the best! The last crust I made was so crumbly, so I wanted to try a different blend. I measured the flour and shortening by weight, using the equivalents on this site. Perfect. So easy to handle, and transfered from rolling mat to pie plate without a single rip or tear. This one goes to the top of the list!
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2015
I was craving some fresh-baked blueberry muffins on this snowy Saturday morning. I had the fresh blueberries, but I needed to make some emergency substitutions because I didn't feel like cleaning off the car. I also halved the recipe. I was out of vegetable oil, so I used coconut oil. No sour cream, so I used plain yogurt that was already open (strained through a coffee filter to remove some of the liquid for about 15 minutes). I was still short 1/3 cup, so I topped it up with mayonnaise. They tasted great! I can imagine they would be divine with the actual ingredients. Now I have to clean off the car and go grocery shopping.
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Raisin Butter Tart Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2015
Mmmm! I was intrigued by the brown sugar in the crust, as well as the soaking of the raisins in the hot water to plump them up. My mother's recipe for butter tarts does the same thing with currants. This recipe was easy to put together, and the result is so good. It almost has a caramel undertone. I did have to bake for an additional 10 minutes to get to the bubbling point, but that could be my oven. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2015
Don't balk at the use of sugar! I'm no sugar fiend, but I add a bit of sugar to all of my tomato sauces. It does not add sweetness. Don't leave it out if that is what you're thinking. It just makes the tomatoes taste better. One tablespoon is not a lot. Some of the recipes I see on allrecipes call for CRAZY amounts of sugar. This is not crazy!!!
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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2014
Our two greyhounds are finding out that being dog treat taste testers is a fitting occupation after retiring from their racing careers. They just loved these treats. Mummy made them mostly as written, except she replaced the wheat germ with bran, because that's what she had. She doubled the recipe and they filled two cookie sheets. You can bake them close together because they don't spread. The dough is very easy to handle. Eight paws up!
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2014
I had exactly 4 cups of blackberries to use up. I looked at a bunch of bb cobbler recipes, and I think I hit the jackpot with this one. I doubled the ingredients. Then, I eyed up my 9x13 pan and decided on the 8x11 instead. It was perfect after 50 minutes. The batter was nicely golden, and it really looked great. The fruit did not end up on the bottom as stated in other reviews. Seasonal fruit seems to do best with this type of recipe, with basic ingredients that let the taste of the fruit shine. This recipe is now in my Favourites folder.
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