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Batman's Best Caesar Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2004
This is THE BEST salad dressing!!!! Even my finicky daughter loves it. This salad fits right into our eating plan (Suzanne Somers') especially when we use sauteed parmesan cheese for "croutons." Especially good as a chicken caesar salad. I can't keep a double recipe on hand!
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Bob's Blue Cheese Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2004
OOPS! I REVIEWED THE WRONG RECIPE This is sooooooooooo good! It fits into our eating plan, thankfully. (Suzanne Somers.com) I found it a bit too thick, so added a tablespoon of white wine vinegar. Very good. This is especially good drizzled over sliced tomatoes.
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Casa Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2004
Excellent. So tasty. This is especially good on taco salad. I found the cumin taste too strong, so cut back to about half of the recommended amount.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
This is soooooooo good! My son requests this for his birthday. It's very tedious to juice those tiny limes, but well worth it.
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Butterscotch Chewies

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2007
These cookies are soooooo good! I baked a pan of them with the recipe as is. I thought they had spread a bit too much, so added more flour like the other reviewers had said. I should have tasted them first. I was very disappointed that I'd added the flour. Yes, the cookies spread, but if you don't overbake them, they come out nice and chewy, leaving me wondering if they are a cookie or a candy--a very good quality for a cookie named "chewies". Definitely don't add more flour!!!!! I was so disappointed with the flavor of them--they tasted like a toll-house cookie wannabe. And, they were bland--too floury and maybe needed salt. I think the cookies turn out so differently for people because we all have different ovens, of varying age and quality. Buy an oven thermometer and see if you are baking at the temperature your thermostat says.
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Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
These are wonderful! They came as close to IHOP's grain and nut pancakes as you can come without all those ingredients that we can't pronounce that you know they add. I had a problem with them wanting to be a bit gooey in the middle, but I think it's because I had the heat under my griddle too high so that they wanted to brown too much before they got to cook all the way through. I like mine with lots more nuts than the recipe calls for. My son gave it a one-shoulder nod with a so-so type grunt when I asked him what he thought of them. That means he likes them but doesn't want to admit it because the name of the recipe sounds too healthy (he's 17). Very very good, and I've been making my own pancakes from scratch for years. You can use only one bowl by mixing the wet ingredients first, then dumping on the dry ingredients and mix them with a good-quality wire whisk.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2007
This is sooooo good! I make this recipe often, especially to take to church for coffee hour. I always get raves. I use a large can of pumpkin and omit the water. It is rich, pumpkiny and very good. I also double the spices, to give it a deep spiced flavor. It is definitely the best if it sits for a day, so the flavors can develop, but it is so good fresh out of the oven, too.
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Ten Minute Enchilada Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2007
I found myself without any enchilada sauce, yet all set to make them. When, once again, AllRecipes comes to my rescue. This recipe is soooooo good! I had a 29 oz. can of tomato sauce sitting around, so used that and tripled the rest of the recipe. I used regular flour, and just kept adding water until I liked the consistency. I let it simmer while I prepared the rest of the ingredients--this time I used ground beef. I also mixed in some of the sauce with my meat and onions (and sometimes I add black beans with the meat), which made them very good. At the table I got 3 votes--1 too spicy, 1 too un-spicy, and 1 just right. By making so much sauce, I was able to make an extra pan of enchiladas to freeze for later, and had a big container to freeze, so I'll have sauce for the next time I want to make enchiladas!! Thanks, Brandi.
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Austrian Chocolate Balls

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2007
Ohmigosh! I was recently at a dessert party, and had something similar to these, and came looking on Allrecipes for a recipe for the cookie. Bingo! I found it. These are sooooooo good! I made the first batch as written, then made a second batch in the same bowl--didn't rinse it or anything--and made a second batch, only using mint extract in place of the almond, and vanilla in the glaze. This was because I had a real "mint tooth" going on. (Although I'm not sure if they are still Austrian ;) ) I also replaced the nuts with mini chocolate chips in the second batch. They are sooooo good, too! The glaze seems to stay prettiest if it stays warm. Mine got a bit grainy. Thanks for a keeper!
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Golden Pumpkin Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
I was disappointed by this recipe, especially since it got pretty good reviews. It was only so-so. It might be good with more spices than listed, even though I doubled the cinnamon. I took it to church and was only asked by one person for the recipe. My family requested that I not make it again. I'll keep trying the other pumpkin bar recipes before I consider making this one again.
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Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2007
I was out of eggs when I wanted to make pumpkin cookies, so I found this recipe and gave it a try. These were not very good at all. They were dry and cake-like and tasted like the leavenings instead of pumpkin and spice. The frosting bailed out the cookies a bit, but took more than the recipe called for. If you want a good pumpkin cookie recipe, find one that has egg in it.
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Pecan Pumpkin Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2007
These are incredible!!! Even my kids, who are usually just so-so about pumpkin things thought these were good. I love them! I think you should call these pumpkin scones, though. It's just semantics, but scones sounds a bit more romantic or sophisticated. On that note, I added an egg to the wet ingredients, which makes the end product a bit fluffier than biscuits. The dough was very sticky, but worth the hassle. I made an icing out of powdered sugar and pancake syrup, which I don't recommend simply because it was very sticky and didn't get hard like traditional icing can. I also brushed the scones with cream before I baked them, which is probably enough of a "topping." They turned out with a nice crusty finish, while staying soft and fluffy inside. These are awesome!!
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Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
Ooooooh this is so good! I made this for a german-themed potluck at my church. It turned out sooo yummy! Although it was quite good by itself, it would also have been good with some whipped cream on it. I wanted it to say, "I AM GINGERBREAD," so I used about 2 1/4 tsp of ginger, which was very good. I also added 1/2 tsp of ground cloves, since they go hand-in-hand with ginger. I recommend this dessert to all!
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Peppermint Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
Oh, these are awesome!!!! I made a batch and they disappeared so fast, I had to make another! I followed the advice about making three logs the second time I made them. It was a much better size to deal with. I also had a problem with the candy melting onto the cookie sheet, so I just sprayed it with Pam and it was fine. I chose to dip one whole side of the cookie into the chocolate and sprinkle with the crushed candy. That way the eater gets a taste of chocolate on every bite. Also, I only needed about 3/4 of a cup of chocolate chips, both times I made the recipe. These are now a new Christmas tradition. Yum!
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Birthday Bones

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
On behalf of my dogs, I must say these are the most delicious dog cookies in the world. We made them to give away to all of our dog park friends for Christmas. My dogs absolutely love them and beg for more every time they get one. They were fun to make, too, since I bought bone shaped cookie cutters in three sizes. Wonderful.
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Orange Cranberry Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
Oh, these are awesome! This is my first time making biscotti, and definitely not my last! I used orange marmalade instead of the zest and liquer. It was very good. Since I had some lime marmalade (from a Caribbean vacation), I also made these into lime-macadamia nut-white chocolate biscotti. They were VERY good. So, this is a recipe that could be quite versatile in flavors. Use your imagination!! I also found that the second baking was too hot and too long. Mine came out too brown. However, dipping them in melted white chocolate definitely distracted from that! These are wonderful!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
This is a very good soup. And easy. The only change I made is that I used canned hominy instead of the corn. I think it added some visual appeal, and my family loves hominy. The chicken came out so tender and tasty.
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White Chocolate, Fruit, and Spice Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2008
I thought these muffins were pretty good. They were dense, heavy and tasty. Much like a "breakfast cookie." My family thought they weren't as good. Like the other reviewer said, subbing ingredients was very easy. I subbed straight bran for the graham crumbs and the cereal. I added the flour last because I wanted to mix the baking powder with it. I only needed half of the flour listed, or else I was afraid it would be dry. I did use the full amount of baking powder. They turned out very good. I don't know if I'd miss the white chocolate chips if I made them again, especially since they kind of contradict the rest of the fairly healthy ingredients. I might be inclined to try making them again using orange juice for the liquid, and chopped orange zest prunes in place of the chocolate chips.
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Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
This recipe is very good. I ended up slowly sauteeing it for a long time, and it was tender and tasty. It was easy to adapt to my tastes; I like some salt and pepper. Next time I make it, I think I'll add some ginger, too. To peel the squash, I cut it in half the long way (stem to blossom) and after cleaning out the seeds, I laid it down, cut side down and cut it into 1 to 2 inch wide slices. I then was able to slip a paring knife under the skin and remove it quickly. It only took a few minutes to peel it that way. I'll definitely make it again.
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Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
I made this soup for a church supper and got raves!! It is soooooo good! I was surprised that is wasn't thicker, like other raters have said. Next time I might try making it a bit thicker. But it was so tasty. I used a bag of broccoli from Costco, and left the pieces rather large. I got mixed reviews about that. Of course, the one who doesn't like broccoli said the pieces were too big. Thanks for such a great recipe.
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