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Brunch Scones

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2006
These were delicious. I made them twice and the second time I threw in half a handful of chocolate chips. Wonderful. Thanks, Bianca.
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Chocolate Cobbler

Reviewed: May 6, 2006
Man, this is a good recipe! I found it by doing an ingredient search because we were craving chocolate and didn't have much on hand. I followed the recipe to the letter and it came out great. I did have to use a spoon to spread the batter out in the pan since it was very thick, but the butter in the pan helped. Good enough for company. We served ours piled in berry bowls. Would be great with whipped cream or ice cream.
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Dump Cake I

Reviewed: May 6, 2006
This recipe is one of our standards for potlucks, company, etc. We have used it for years and people never seem to get tired of it. The pineapple combined with the cherry pie filling really makes it. Serve this in small portions as it is sweet. Wish it had a bit more elegant name, but a rose by any other name...
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Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2006
This recipe is great, thanks! I used extra lean ground beef, non-fat milk and some ground red pepper; didn't have a bouillon cube. It was delicious. Over toasted light wheat bread, one serving is about 200 calories. One trick is to put the non-fat milk in a covered container along with the flour and shake vigorously to blend (be careful lid is secure). Then pour the milk and flour mixture over the meat, stirring constantly until fully thickened. I'm thinking of making this again and adding a little onion powder.
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Buttermilk Pancakes I

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2006
This is a great recipe. I've made these several times and my wife loves them. I leave out the sugar, whisking the batter well instead of using a blender, and I use a 1/4 measuring cup to make the pancakes on a non-stick griddle. I also add about a teaspoon of Mexican vanilla when mixing (but that's just me). Syrup really could be optional because of the light texture and good flavor.
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2007
Used a white cake mix, topped cookies with a walnut half. They were very easy to make, the texture was great and they looked delicious but my wife and I both found them too sweet, not a cookie we would serve company or make again. Maybe the chocolate mix makes the difference.
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Angel Biscuit Rolls

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2007
Have made these twice. Was going to give four stars because they weren't as light and fluffy as I expected, but still delicious. However, second time I left out the shortening completely by accident. I brushed the biscuits generously with butter, and they came out delicious--a chewy outside and soft inside. The next day the remaining biscuits came out even better. As another reviewer warned, do watch the bottoms as they look like they can burn. Have fun with is; we are going to try with garlic butter for Italian food, maybe add currants for serving with coffee, etc.
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Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)

Reviewed: May 14, 2007
This is a good recipe. The filling is tasty and you can do all sorts of things with it. But if you are inexperienced with frozen bread dough, be warned. What a pain. My wife had to rescue me as I tried to put these together--they were hard to roll out and just a mess to deal with in general (hard to seal and I followed the defrosting instructions to the letter). The finished product, however, was worth it. I used juice of half a lemon and freshly ground pepper, a little soy sauce along with the Worcestershire sauce, some cold coffee with a tablespoon of flour, and some dashes of soul seasoning. The frozen bread dough is a product we have never used (got three loaves at Stuff-mart and baked the extra one; really good) so we will look forward to experimenting with what other reviewers have suggested. I will stick with the fresh cabbage since I think it makes a difference.
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Irish Brown Soda Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2007
Have been looking for a simple bread recipe and this is it. Followed recipe to the letter and everything came out great. With two of the four rounds, I experimented and made one with raisins and the other without, topping them generously with demerara sugar (I know, couldn't leave well enough alone, but I love variety). Great with or without the additions. Just add butter or your favorite jam. Really satisfying.
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Sweet Potato Souffle I

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
Made this for three different Christmas/New Year's potlucks. People love it. Peeled, cubed and boiled sweet potatoes about 15 minutes, then mashed well with potato masher. Substituted demerara sugar for brown, pecans for walnuts (we are in the South), added cinnamon and nutmeg to mixture as well as topping, used straight evaporated milk for milk. This went immediately into the Recipe Box. This will be our standby. Thanks!
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Dixie Corn Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
It is the moistest cornbread I've ever head and nothing else trumps it. I use Wondra flour when I make it.
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Pigs in Blankets

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2008
Great recipe because it's so simple. Didn't have biscuit mix, so I used a buttermilk biscuit recipe. It made exactly 10 hot dogs. I used cornmeal to flour the board as suggested to add a little texture. Cut out 10 biscuits so you have a consistent amount. I wrapped the biscuit around the hot dog, then rolled it between my hands to lengthen it. That really made it easier than trying to coax the dough around it. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake according to what your normal biscuit recipe calls for (mine is 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees.) These came out perfect--Make extra! Thanks for this simple recipe, it's a winner.
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Mexican Tinga

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2008
Mil gracias, Fredda. Had this years ago and lost the recipe. I prepared it in a large, deep black iron skillet and used chicken tenders. I also used canned, fire roasted tomatoes and halved the can of chipotles since I was making it for guests and everyone's take on how hot something is is so relative.
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Sweet Potato Pie VII

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2008
This recipe is IT. I have made it several times as written: use fresh potatoes, it makes the difference. It is so good, the pie I made for a friend never made it to the rest of the family after their son discovered it one night. My only personal touches are pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and Mexican vanilla.
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Fluffy Fruit Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
Not the very best to me, but good and worth keeping because it's easy to put together with ingredients on hand. I made this half an hour before we were leaving for Thanksgiving dinner; I just threw it together in a big plastic bowl and stirred and then my wife transferred it to a more formal glass bowl. Everyone really liked it, even more than I did. It isn't as flavorful as the orange fluff my wife usually makes, but it was cool, sweet, festive and good comfort food. Didn't have pecans or orange peel; used walnuts instead and they worked fine. The lettuce leaves look weird and unnecessary to me, but then that's probably because I'm a guy.
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Orange Fluff I

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
This is what relatives beg us to make for holidays, although my wife calls it ambrosia. Follow directions to the letter and don't change a thing if you're trying it for the first time, though we use sugar free jello. Use both boxes for full flavor.
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Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2008
This is a great technique, although it's better at 400 degrees. We don't turn the bacon, just bake it on a cookie sheet about 17 minutes, using thick-sliced bacon. TIP: Partially freeze bacon package to make it easier to carefully cut it in half with a sharp knife if smaller pieces work better for you. (We use Arkansas' own Petit Jean bacon-the best!)
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Pumpkin Cookies V

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2008
All the reviews are true, this many people can't be wrong. I was out of canned pumpkin, so I used sweet potatoes instead, about 2 cups after mashing with a potato masher. I also used pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. I did have to bake them longer than specified, about 20 minutes. Really good and the icing really does make it.
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Quick and Easy Home Fries

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
This is one of those recipes with simple ingredients where apparently technique makes the difference. Followed directions to the letter and also a reviewer's hint to dry cubed potatoes before frying. Used a combination of oil and bacon grease instead of butter with great results (in a black iron skillet, of course,using medium-medium high setting on burner). Sometimes I've had trouble burning fried potatoes, this time no problem).
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Mexican Wedding Cakes II

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
We were looking for something to bring to dessert to follow a Mexican dinner at a friend's house and this recipe was the one. I had misplaced my pastelitos de boda recipe from years ago and was glad to find it. We used pecans chopped up in the food processor instead of walnuts; first batch some of the cookies broke when removing from cookie sheet. Probably letting them cool a bit would prevent that. Make sure the butter is not too soft; if you melt the butter too much, it makes the dough too sticky to form balls easily. Don't form the balls too big. The cookies are really muy ricas; delicate and reminiscent of a shortbread. The cupcake liners for serving really amp up the elegance in presentation; our friends were delighted to receive them; you can put them in the liners on a "silver" platter from a dollar store or a tray or plate lined with gift wrap, covered with colored or clear plastic wrap.
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