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Grilled Venison Backstrap

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
I am about to make this-- and i have read the comments, trying to improve my method of cooking this. Will update after tasting-- but just wanted to say-- recipe calls for Apple Cider. (PERIOD) Not apple cider VINEGAR! maybe that's some of your problem..... LOL or am I reading this wrong!??? Apple cider (as in, sweeeet, spicy apple juice)
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Easy Quiche

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2010
Super! I didn't have Biscuit mix, so I used this recipe (proportionally, because this would be too much for this recipe) 1 cup flour 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon shortening Combine all ingredients
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Fruity Rainbow Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
I was not impressed with the soggy outcome. Since directions say to refrigerate for a few hours or overnight, I opted for overnight, for a brunch... rather than just an hour in the morning. I wish I had kept the strawberries out of the mix, and added them in the morning, same goes for the peaches (I used fresh). The lemon/honey flavor was overpowering to me. I guess I love FRUIT, just plain FRUIT. So next time, I won't add any juices whatsoever. It did look beautiful :) And w/o the lemon juice, pineapple, honey mixture, it would have gotten 5 stars. But all fruit does for me. Some people may prefer the sweetened flavor, and it may be for you. I didn't even taste a hint of nutmeg. So that wasn't an issue.
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Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
Love this. A family member gave me a very similar recipe-- and like another reviewer, it called to SPRAY (with Pam or the like) the inside of the paper bag, before adding the popcorn, i think it helps with the coating. I also agree with ilareau, that it really HELPS to pour the popcorn into a bowl first, and scoop JUST the popcorn, NOT the un-popped kernels, into the paper bag, that way you aren't trying to chew pop corn kernels coated with caramel! I added slightly chopped peanuts, and it was DELISH! I think Toasted Pecans sounds like a yummy addition. SO that is next! My recipe says to microwave only for 30 seconds at a time, about 3 times. So that's what I did.. maybe closer to 20 seconds each time. I HALVED the ingredients that make the caramel, and used 2 bags of microwave popcorn... Was perfect.
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Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2008
Great recipe, my Mom used to make this 20 years ago! I have a recipe that is almost exact to this one. Only diff was 1 1/8 cup of oil (which I did, to cut down the fat) and it turned out a bit more cakelike that I wanted... but good... And for the GLAZE... only 3/4 C of granulated sugar, REAL squeezed orange juice-- So the glaze isn't quite as sweet, and doesn't "COVER" the entire loaf, just more of a drizzle, here and there... I also like to put either lemon zest, or orange zest into it. Another change you can make, if you want to offset the sweetness, is use LEMON juice... 1/4 cup of the juice from a LEMON instead of the OJ. Then it gives it some ZING! :)
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Dream Bars II

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2007
This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top... for a pretty display. (also sweetens 'em up a bit)... 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 1/4 C light brown sugar 1 C chopped nuts 3/4 C flaked coconut is my Mom's amounts, but Dream Bars II turns out really delicious too... and less sugar.. :) (makes up with the flaked coconut, which is loaded with sugar) so either way, it's about the same. Thanks for a good recipe.
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Russian Tea Cakes I

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2007
Excellent cookie. My mom and I have made this type of cookie for Christmas since I was a little girl... and instead of bugging her for the recipe, I searched here. This recipe turns out to be slightly different from hers, but I like it better. The key is to make the balls SMALLLLLL. Very small. Bite sized. And not to overbake them. I think original recipe yields at least 48. I doubled the recipe, and made 105 (plus all of the dough that we all ate :) The baking time on this recipe, I found to be just about exact... (for my oven and for the size I made the cookies)... Since these barely rise, I was able to fit 48!!!cookies on each tray. Rolling them into balls takes a while, so I don't pre-heat my oven until I'm about 2/3 of the way done with filling the cookie sheet... (saving energy a little I guess) I waited to roll in powdered sugar until they were mostly cooled down (10-15 minutes), this works better than rolling them in P.S. immediately.
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Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
Great fudge recipe. I remember making this with my mom for the 17 years I lived at home! (well, I remember about 12 of those :) Today I'm making it with one strange variation. Chunky peanut butter in the place of the nuts (because I have some peanut butter that doesn't close properly, and ants keep getting attracted to it-- but that's another story) I'll update with the results. Results: Well, it came out really delish! I tried to fold in the peanut butter, so that there were swirls in it. It sort of worked... but since the fudge mixture was warm, it sort of melted the peanut butter. This set wonderfully, and is now waiting to be consumed in the freezer. We always freeze our fudge, and then make plates along with "Russian Teacakes" for a Christmas treat for neighbors and friends. YUM. (Russian Tea Cakes "I" SUBMITTED BY: Odette) Try 'em. Make 'em SMALLLLLLL tho.
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Pumpkin Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2007
I would maybe call them "MUFFIN TOPS" instead of cookies... They make WONDERFUL little "tops of the muffin" so to speak. I had a 28 oz. can of pumpkin that needed using, and so I put more (about 2/3 of the can) pumpkin than it calls for, I added LOTS of extra spices thanks to reviewers :)(cloves, nutmeg, EXTRA cinamon, ginger) I put another 1/2 cup of oatmeal + 1 C extra flour --whole wheat organic flour... to offset the extra pumpkin... another 1/2 cup of butter (so I sort of 1½'ed the recipe) The dough was very wet, mushy... so I worried... but within 13 minutes, these little cakies were set, and done. OH.. don't like raisins, so we put in chopped walnuts. These taste like a Starbucks quality Zuchinni muffins with nuts. Very hearty, and good. (I also doubled or maybe tripled the Vanilla) :) If they were not called "cookies", but instead, "Pumpkin Muffin Tops", I would have given them a 5 star rating. (I was simply expecting something different because of the "COOKIE" title) They are very delish though. My kids 10 on down to 3 all love them. Great breakfast treat close to Thanksgiving.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2007
Very simple to make... so many options or flavors can use this simple recipe... I've made cranberry orange (add a bit of orange zest and 2/3 C cranberries to dry mixture, glaze with Orange Juice, Zest, and powdered sugar glaze)... I've made Lemon Poppyseed version.. similar to above, but with poppyseeds and lemon zest added to dry ingredients (+butter), and top with lemon juice, Powdered sugar, lemon zest and ALMOND extract... YUM... So moist and perfectly tasty... EASY EASY EASY. Family comes to spend the night they know they'll get scones.
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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2004
This quiche is the perfect balance of homemade deliciousness, and simplicity of something store bought. I am glad for the reviews, and help with adjusting the amount of milk (3/4 C) and eggs (3-4). I actually made this DAIRY FREE, because of an allergy within our family. It was still INCREDIBLE. (No cheese, and dairy free margarine instead of butter) Delish! Thank you Sara.
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Fudgey Special Dark® Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2004
Brownies were a little "cakelike", plain, bland... I used margarine, so maybe with butter they would be better...??? Just definitely not gooey chocolaty and yummy like I expect brownies to be.
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