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Mini Sour Cream Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2008
Really good simple biscuit recipe - I first made it as stated but now double it to make 12 regular muffins. These are my go to biscuits when I don't have time or want to roll out dough! You could add stuff I am sure and I will have fun with additions such as cheese, chives, bacon bits, and jalapenos. Great recipe!
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2008
Seriously, I am part Sicilian and this recipe rivals all meatballs I have ever eaten at my Nan's or any other family member's! The sauce is nice and thick and the meatballs were very flavorful. One thing I do is add somewhere between 1/2 and 1 cup of warm water to my meatball mix, until it is moist. This ensures moist meatballs after cooking. I also added a teaspoon of salt to the meatball mix. Great recipe!
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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
Hands down the best teriyaki sauce I have tasted. I have doubled it also with great results. I always thicken it with a tablespoon of arrowroot mixed with enough soy sauce to make it pourable, usually 1-2 teaspoons. Arrowroot is a thickener that can be found in the spice section. Arrowroot thickens and stays clear which is nice for this kind of sauce. I will never buy bottled teriyaki again. No need for all those artificial ingredients in the bottled stuff - this sauce is a snap to prepare and cost effective also. Wonderful recipe!
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2008
These came out great considering I have never made a homemade biscuit in my life! I used butter that I had put in the freezer for 1/2 hour. I mixed the dry ingredients, then used my fingers to gently 'pinch' the butter into little pieces, coating the pieces with flour as I went along. This is how I watched my Nanny do it as a kid. I then dribbled the milk in slowly until it came together into a ball. I did not knead it or mix it after that, just patted it out with my hands and cut it with my round cutter. Baked as directed for 15 minutes. Came out perfectly golden and so tender on the inside. I will never buy the pre-made biscuits again - these are so easy and way cheaper also.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2008
Here is yet another 5 star review. The best pie ever. I cooked the caramel until it was at 210 degrees, then poured the thickened the sauce into a Pyrex glass measuring cup and poured it from that onto the lattice crust. You need to pour slowly, letting the caramel ooze into the pie. Baked exactly as stated and the crust didn't need to be covered. It was nice and golden. I did brush the outer crust with cream and sprinkled with sanding sugar. I even cut my monogram, (G) and that was the finishing touch. A truly sublime pie.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2008
I made these pancakes exactly as written and oh my goodness. They are so delicious! This is my new staple pancake recipe. If the batter comes out thick, I would add a T of milk at a time until it was 'just' starting to get thin enough to pour. I myself like thicker pancakes, so these were just perfect for my taste! And just a note: Some may like to use Pam to save calories but I use melted butter and just brush the pan before adding each new batch. I really think this type of recipe is best with the melted butter as the fat in the pan. I tried it with Pam and it just didn't taste as good. Pretty fattening with the extra butter but it crisped up the edges and was sooooo yummy! These are a once-a-month treat for us as we are watching our weight but they are wonderful and our only pancake recipe from now on! I'd imagine you could alter it with chocolate chips, bananas, cinnamon, etc if you wanted to. But plain with real maple syrup - to die for pancake recipe!
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Butter Cream Frosting II

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2008
This is a great tasting frosting. I like that it isn't too sweet. I substituted butter for the margerine, substituted 1 cup cocoa powder for 1 cup of the powdered sugar, and added a couple of drops of Peppermint Extract. It tasted like 'Peppermint Patty' icing. Try this variation if you like chocolate/mint together! This is my new go-to recipe for basic buttercream. With the addition of any extract (just a couple of drops) the possibilities are limitless.
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
Very yummy applesauce! After cooking, I reserved the extra cooking liquid and reduced it down to a syrup. I added the syrup to the apples and mashed, then chilled in the fridge. My 7 year old commented that it is very good warm, and would be good on ice cream. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
So simple and so good!
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Baklava

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
My husband asked me if I think I could make Baklava homemade. I scoffed, then came to AllRecipes. It was time consuming, but very easy! I followed the recipe exactly as written, and it came out wonderful. The only thing I had any problem with is cutting the Baklava before it went into the oven. I even used my super sharp Henkles, but some of the dough ripped. I'm sure cutting it is a skill I can master over time. I gave some to my neighbor, whose favorite dessert is Baklava. She said it was the best baklava she has ever had. Better than any restaurant - I am making more tomorrow, because it is already gone, and it is the talk of all my friends now! And my husband inhaled 4 piecesas soon as he saw them. I am so glad I gave this a try. Seriously perfect Baklava.
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
Wonderful recipe. I doubled the recipe with no problem. Creamed the butter and sugars with a hand mixer, then added dry ingredients. The dough was even yummy! Mine took longer to bake, I like to use a scoop and they were pretty thick. Yummy, crisp edges and chewy, fluffy inside. I found them better after they had cooled, though.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2007
This meatloaf is amazing. Meatloaf is our favorite comfort food, and I have been making good meatloaf for years. The saltines along with the milk and egg produces a texture that is so wonderful! This is THE recipe for meatloaf for us now. The catsup and brown sugar melt into a gooey yummy glaze. My family of 3 finished off a whole meatloaf at one sitting; my 6 year old had 3 slices! Simple and perfect recipe for the ultimate "American" style meatloaf.
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Old-Fashioned Chicken and Noodles

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2007
This recipe was great! I didn't have any eggs, so I couldn't try the noodles, but I did added 1/2 pound of cooked bow-tie pasta and it worked out nice. Next time I will try the noodles. Definitely a great fall recipe to warm you up on a cold evening! I cut some day-old bread into slices and added a tiny bit of garlic butter on top; toasted and served the crunchy garlic crisps with the hot soup. YUMMY!
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
Great.
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Kentucky Butter Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2007
The butter sauce made this cake way too sweet, and gave it a wet consistency throughout the bottom half of the cake. The cake without the sauce seeped into it was good. Might try without the sauce, but will probably look for another yellow cake recipe.
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Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2007
Great. Added artichoke hearts instead of the sun dried tomatoes, will try those next time!
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Honey Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
Wonderful. Nice and sweet! Grilled alongside zucchini. Will add to my rotation!
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Peanut Butter Fudge IV

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2007
This recipe has opened my eyes to a new kind of fudge. This is not a gooey-type confection as I had hoped. Instead, it is silky and it melts in your mouth! I have a candy thermometer, and cooked the milk and sugar to exactly 240, (soft ball stage) which was for me about 3 1/2 min. As I was adding the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, the mixture began to stiffen up a lot, which worried me. It had a crumbly texture, and I thought I had messed it up. I patted the fudge into my greased 9x14 pan (I made a double batch) and let it cool completely befre cutting it into tiny squares. i wouldn't even call the candy "fudge" as the results weren't, well, "fudgy". But it is a nice tasting candy with big peanut butter flavor. Can't eat too many without getting a tummy ache!
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Better Than Sex Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2007
I love this cake. I got worried as I was pouring the milk mixture onto the cake because I thought it was going to be soggy. I then let it cool, and refrigerated for 3 hours. I put the cool whip on right before serving. The texture of the cake is wonderful. Very moist, gooey, and rich. But the cool whip "frosting" lightens it up a bit. Great easy cake. And my 6 year old loved helping! A good recipe to get the kids to help with. This will be my "go to" cake recipe from now on when we want cake! And it probably would be great with a homemade cake, but really, I like the ease of boxed and it came out just great. 5 stars!
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People Chow

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2006
What a fun recipe! We used a giant stainless steel mixing bowl instead of a paper bag. (To keep it more sanitary.) I microwaved the chocolate mixture in 20 second inervals until it was melted. I poured the chocolate into the bowl and mixed with a wooden spoon until combined. Use care not to crush the cereal, my 5 year old and I kind of kind of "gently tossed" it. After that, we added the powdered sugar (2 cups at first) on top of the mixture, and gently tossed again. I found that we needed a total of about 3 cups powdered sugar to completely coat. It's a keeper! Makes a lot. And I can see why you would use a paper bag, doing this in a bowl was messy, but fun! And after an hour in the fridge, it was ready to eat. Soooo good and easy .Also, we used Godiva chocolate which made it that much better!
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