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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2014
Really liked this salad. I also reduced sugar a bit and increased Dijon as it was a little sweet for me. The dressing is fabulous and super simple to make. It's such a terrific tangy and cool summer side!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2014
There is too much butter in the struesel. It melts into a crusty shell instead of a crumb topping. Filling to the top caused overflow, and the overflow burns onto the muffin pan before the muffins are done. There is too much struesel topping for eight muffins, also the muffin is crumbly and not dense enough to support the weight of a topping that is this heavy. I knew when I saw the batter it was not going to come together properly, and even more so when I heard butter sizzling when I checked on it at 20 minutes. Just didn't care for the way it came out, and I'm a pretty experienced baker.
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Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2014
I actually really like this. It was not the soda bread that I was expecting. It was denser, more moist, and sweeter than what I was looking for. Still, it was very good. We had it with beef stew and the sweetness of the raisins was lovely. I only used 1.5 cups of raisins and that was fine for me. Also I thought I had sour cream and it turned out that I didn't, so I added another 3/4 cup buttermilk and 4 TB butter in a pinch. I will make again for sure. Couldn't do the x on top as I like because it was not elastic enough, but it did have a sufficiently crusty exterior. I baked in a 9 inch cake pan. It took 60 minutes in my oven.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2013
Lived it! Made exactly as written without raisins (its 9 pm and I'm already in my jammies). Used while milk and leftover long grain. Perfect! Topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Thank you!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2013
So, like it or not, this is American Alfredo. Nothing but butter, cream and cheese. Great recipe. Originally Alfredo was only cheese and butter tossed on pasta. The "Alfredo" adaption of pasta with cheese and butter was only to increase the butter. Americans add cream, from what I read, to compensate for lesser quality cheese. But this is definitely it. Would love to see the instructions adapted to include more specific direction on how to temper the sauce so it doesn't break. I see so many comments on here about broken sauces, which is a temperature issue, not a recipe issue. A low heat and steady whisking (not stirring) will keep the sauce smooth and intact. Dont let it boil, all ingredients at room temp, and grate your own cheese. Pre-shredded has anti-caking ingredients in it. Even so, there's not much in Alfredo, so throw what you will into the sauce before serving. It can take it... Its a great base. I increased the garlic and added black pepper when serving.
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Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
My husband and I really loved this. It's so simple! I used real butter rather than margarine, and did not cook as long in the microwave, as some said theirs burnt, and I do think that is the microwave. I just eyeballed it (well, smelled mostly). I think I did a minute and a half, a minute after the stir, and then 45 seconds after the coating. Also I used two bags of light microwave popcorn, and this was enough for both, in my opinion. (Used light because I've been trying to use up a box.) I did not have a paper bag, so I coated and re-cooked in a large flat rubbermaid container, like the kind you carry cupcakes in, instead of the plastic bag. I coated, put the lid on, and flipped upside-down and back a few times. I do think that it is imperative that you spread it out and let it cool because it will harden at this time. Agree with another reviewer: don't skip the baking soda. You definitely need it. Also with another reviewer: dump out your popcorn and then pick it up and put it back in so that you get rid of the kernels. They will stick into the caramel corn and you will bite right into them if you don't. So glad someone mentioned this! Thanks for this recipe! It's going to be a great addition to our family movie night!
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: May 5, 2013
Another five star. I love this recipe. Have made it twice now, and always add 1/2 tsp vanilla to it. Except for that, made as written the first time, and second time 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose, and it was still delicious. Love it. Definitely a keeper, and I can't wait for berry season because I can think of about a jillion things to add to it! Thanks!
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Decorator Frosting I

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2013
I am not a cake decorator, but but wanted to try hand at making "furry" cupcakes using a Wiltons grass tip. I was very happy with this, and it made for a terrific first try. It was very easy to handle, and easy to thin and thicken. its a perfect white and took the blue color well. Thank you!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2013
This is a keeper. Only difference is that I used unsalted butter instead of margarine because I don't have any margarine. I will make these over and over. OP should consider adding at least one hour chill to the dough recipe. It really makes such a substantial difference in the shape and form of the cookie. I wouldn't make them without it.
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Delicious Chicken Casserole

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2013
I really like saucy casseroles, so this was definitely for me. I was happy with the amount of liquid, and I like this chicken-to-rice ratio too. I really think this is a personal taste. My personal touches: I sauteed raw celery, onion and garlic and did not use powder or flakes. I made my own cream-of variants by starting with a simple bechamel, and I also added 1/3 cup of white wine to the sauce. If i could recommend anything, it would be that white wine. It really adds a lot to this creamy sauce. If you do that, I do not recommend adding cheese.
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Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
Nita, you hit this one out of the park. Made exactly as directed. So so easy to make, and it came out perfectly. I made one loaf, eight sandwich rolls, and two batches of cinnamon rolls from this recipe. Now I can't stop eating or baking bread. Can't wait to try variations. Second time I did try one reviewers quick rise technique of turning the oven on and then off, then putting the dough in. I was really pleased with the results.
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
love this frosting. Its not stiff, and is very marshmallowy. I would not put it on a cake that was not going to be eaten within a couple of days because it gets very sticky. We made a five layer rainbow cake and it was just perfect. My three year old and my MIL both liked it equally well. Definitely a keeper. I I like it more than the powdered sugar butter alternatives but I would have a hard time decorating with it. Would be lovely for cupcakes.
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White Almond Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2012
I made this as is but split into 5 layers and adjusted baking for time and temp. It is a fantastic cake. I have nothing to add. I see no need for any changes or additions and I dont think I could improve it. I did use cake flour, specifically.
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Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2011
I love recipes like this... Where the delicious to difficulty ratio is really high. Its really simple and has interesting flavor. A great fall meal for us. I cooked in a glass casserole and I added balsalmic to the butter sauce. Also I assembled the night before, and it was no worse for the wear. Fabulous!
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2011
This turned out to be an average recipe for me. I found it to be kind of acidic. I made a 2/3 recipe, and added bananas and chocolate chips to them. They were okay, and puffed up, but I would not consider them fluffy. Too much moisture for me. I agree with another reviewer that a pancake should have a little crunch on the outside and cake-like on the inside. This wasn't very cake-like. I just thought it wasn't chemically balanced. My daughter and husband didn't notice, and scarfed them up. But I'm a texture-phile with my baked goods, and I thought it was off.
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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I love this recipe. Only thing I changed is I baked in a pan because I dont cook my bird. Used about 2.5 times the amount of liquid and baked for about 40 minutes, covered with foil for the first 30. My husband hot seconds of this before my famous Mac and cheese, so that is saying an awful lot. Next time I will mix it up with day old loaves of more substantial bread because I love the pieces that keep the cube shape! Wonderful!
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Butternut Squash Bake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
This is a fantastic concept. I love the savory treatment of butternut. I get sick of it being treated luke a sweet potato. Of course, I have a couple of comments. I added tart diced Apple to the casserole, and cut the cheese back a bit. It was a little much for my taste. I prob used about 2/3 of the cheese. The Apple was a wonderful touch. I did have to cover it with foil because it was losing too much moisture and browning too quickly on the top, while the underside was still crunchy. Delicious! What a great idea! I am going to try mixing it up even mire with different cheeses and maybe some walnuts. Will definitely make again, but I do think its one of those recipes that you have to make a couple times to tweak to your taste because the flavors are pretty bold.
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Baked Oatmeal II

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
I like this a lot. My husband did to - and he's not fan of oatmeal. It's more cake-like (but not quite bars). Made for way less of a mess with my two-year-old's "meat-mo" too. I also cut the sugar back to just shy of 1/2 a cup, and I baked in a 9x9 rather than 9x13. I had a bunch of raisins leftfover from something else so I used those instead of craisins. SO EASY! I will definitely try it next with blueberries. Hubby picked the pan clean. UPDATED: I made it as written for after-Christmas breakfast (but still in a 9x9). It was DIVINE. It is totally worth making at least once with the full sugar and butter if you can. On a regular basis we will still reduce the sugar a bit, but for company and holidays, OH MY! EIGHT... no, TEN STARS!
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Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2011
I loved how simple this was and how delicous it came out. The chicken was tender, the skin browned nicely, and it smelled heavenly. It's very garlicky, but I had NO problem with that. The garlic paste that smooshed out of the clove, that I spread on the chicken at the end, was just perfect. I had never used garlic like that, but I loved it. I didn't have any potatoes, so I made wild rice to go with the chicken. That was OK, but I would definately prefer potatoes, for the starch they would add to the sauce, as well as how beautifully they would brown. I will definately make this again, next time with the potatoes.
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Homemade Frozen Custard

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2011
Rea;ly liked this! I made it in my cuisinart electric ice cream machine, and was very pleased with it. I did not add the condensed milk, and used whole milk+3/4 cup. It was just perfect. I highly recommend natural vs. imitation vanilla extract in this because you WILL be able to tell the difference, and I think it would make or break the recipe. Some things you can't taste the vanilla directly, but in this, it comes through, so spend a little extra for it. We will definaltely make again!
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