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German Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
Got RAVED reviews at Thanksgiving today!!! This cake is the exact recipe on the back of the Baker's german chocolate box, but this is the filling recipe on the back of the box. I recommend you use it as it makes for more (quite enough) filling: 4 egg yolks 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine 1 pkg. (7 oz.) BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut (about 2-2/3 cups) 1-1/2 cups PLANTERS Chopped Pecans
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I didn't put any whipped topping or toasted coconut on top. I doubled the recipe--cooked it all at once (as directed) in a big pot on the stove. I used 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup flour mixed as the thickening. I happened to have a can of coconut milk and a can of coconut sugar on hand. I used about 2 cups coconut milk, 2 and 1/2 cups of 2% milk and 1 and 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream (remember, I doubled the recipe). I used 2 cups of coconut sugar. Followed everything else to a "T"! Perfect. People who don't like coconut very much and my husband who normally doen't go for cream pies when there is other stuff around (I made this in addition to about 5 other desserts for thanksgiving) LOVED it. I think the coconut milk and sugar really added to the over all "coconuttyness." ENJOY!
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Libby's® Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2009
Made as is; however, I did not have pumpkin pie spice. Called sis and she said her bottle of pumpkin pie spice contained cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. So I used 3 t. cinnamon, 1 1/4 t. ginger, and 3/4 t. of nutmeg. Turned out wonderful!!!
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Mom's Corn Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
Tasted like old bacon grease. Texture was good...but taste was not forgivable.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2009
I wanted to try something different. I will stick to my recipe from the betty crocker cookbook from now on. This one is more cake like and doesn't have the same chewy texture I've come to love. The frosting, however, I had no problems with, but I did not put honey in it. I decided against putting the honey in because I usually don't prefer the taste of honey (almost sickening sweet) in dressings and frosting and such (I do, however love honey in herbal tea and wholewheat baked goods, just so you know). I ended up doubling the recipe and added 2T. of milk (one for each recipe). Good icing; not too sweet that way. I think I'll put it one my favorite stand-by brownie recipe next time.
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S'mores Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I've made these a few times now. I've messed around with all crumbs on bottom, using milk chocolate chips, using more butter...basically trying some of the most popular suggestions. Our favorite? AS WRITTEN! also: SOMETHING I JUST DISCOVERED: I made these last weekend for a family gathering. I used pre-crushed graham crackers I bought from the store. BIG MISTAKE! I saw where a lot of reviewers were having problems with dryness/not-sweet-enough-ness. Every time I make these with graham crackers I crush myself and use the amount of butter and sugar called for, they are SUPERB. But this time the crust did not hold together and it was not sweet enough. Down right "yucky" compared to the normal turn out. I learned my lesson! No more pre-crushed graham crackers for me.
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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2009
Our favorite (after trying three other granola bar recipes from this site)! Note: I used the corn syrup and had NO problems with crumbling.
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Sugar Peanuts

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2009
I love sweet nuts and these are excellent. It took about 5 min before the mixture came to a rolling boil after the peanuts were added and 8-10 min. after that until the syrup disappeared and all that was left were peanuts coated in a thick coating of sugar. It was almost like magic! I don't work with candy much, so I'm glad I read the reviews. My husband said, "Add this recipe to your book." They were that good. Oh, the roasting went well. Did it exactly like the recipe stated. When these are right out of the oven, they seem soft, but when they cool they are quite crunchy--if you can wait that long to eat them!
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Banana Anna

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
try using frozen bananas. Freeze them when VERY RIPE (Lots of brown spots). Peal then cut into pieces first and freeze on a cookie sheet then move to a ziploc bag. That way they are easy to access and blend well in the blender. I make mine with just frozen ripe bananas and milk (and maybe some cardamom once in a while). I use enough bananas so its thick like a milkshake. So healthy, but you'd not even know it!
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Poor Irish Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
Very basic. Cheap. Easy. If you have a good ham hock, you can just use water (even cheaper). Nothing spectacular, but very good none the less. I added two small onions and was very glad I did. They added good flavor that you could really taste because of the few ingredients.
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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2009
With some tweaking, this will be a great recipe. My first observations are: too thick (I'll use 2 T. of cornstarch next time) and not quite sweet enough. Other than that, good recipe.
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Italian Cream Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2009
Seeing as my husband and I don't really like your typical birthday cake very much, it was delightful that we loved this so much! I guess the extra step of beating the egg whites, the butter milk, and the cream cheese in the icing made the difference. I omited all nuts, did put 1 c. coconut in the icing, and omited the shorting in the cake and only used 1/2 cup of butter (not margerine). I used all butter (no margerine) in the icing too. Great recipe! Worth the work. The coconut flavor is subtle, but really "makes the cake!"
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Pumpkin Bread Puddin'

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2009
My alterations: 2 whole eggs instead of the one egg and 3 egg yolks the recipe calls for, 2% milk (what I had on hand), 1/3 cup sugar, 1 cup pumpkin. Also, I didn't use chocolate chips at all, but found the brown sugar a very nice addition to the tops of the pudding. I doubled the cinnamon, halved the nutmeg and kept the cloves the same, but the clove flavor was overwhelming so I'll half or eliminate the cloves if I make again.
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Oatmeal MM Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2009
Here's my favorite version after I tweaked it a little: 1/2 cup butter in place of all the butter flavored shortening and 1 t. vanilla; omit almond extract. As the recipe is written these cookies have a really rich taste--almost "Crisco-ie" (as in they almost have a shortening taste to them). And the almond extract added a new flavor, that's for sure, but I must say--we (as in the entire family) prefer the classic cookie taste (to achieve that follow my alterations above).
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2008
When added to ground beef, it makes it taste just like very good taco meat. I've followed the recipe's measurements exactly and used 2 T spoons and some water and boiled it for a few minutes (in ground beef, just like I would packaged). And, last night I was in a rush and didn't have any made up, so I just used each ingredient *to taste* (trying to follow the proportions, but just eyeballing it. Worked great!
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Lemon Pie II

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
Made this recipe using lime juice for thanksgiving. It was a hit!
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Caramel Popcorn

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
Used 7 quarts of "natural" flavored (popped from the bag) off brand popcorn. It was a little salty and buttery, so I omitted the salt. Doubled all the topping ingredients (except the butter--1 and a 1/2 it, and the vanilla, tripled it). Mixed 3 c. peanuts right in with the dry popcorn before adding the caramel. Covered my baking pans with foil for super quick and easy clean-up. Got raved reviews! Thanks for the recipe.
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Tuna Snack Spread

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2008
Mom's been making this for years! Only she only uses cream cheese and tuna (no salt, pepper sauce or onion powder). It always gets raved reviewer. Typically she serves it around Christmas time as it makes a perfect addition to the snack table at Christmas parties. She has rolled it in parsley or even walnuts, but it's fine the way it is. Simple and delicious. We like it with wheat thins.
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Coconut Ice Cream

Reviewed: May 5, 2008
I've prepared this recipe two ways and both ways were excellent. The first time I didn't have any cream of coconut. *NOTE* Cream of Coconut IS NOT the same as coconut milk. Substituting coconut milk for coconut cream would be like substituting evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. That being said, since I didn't have coconut cream, I substituted with a (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk instead and added 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of coconut extract. It turned out excellent! The second time I made it as directed. Both times were delicious.
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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2008
We like peanut butter cup ice cream, and this is BY FAR the best we've ever had! I increased the amount of half and half to 1 c. instead of just 1/2 c. This was due in part to excess half and half that needed to be used up and due in part to the lack of fat content in one cup of (whole) milk and 1/2 cup half and half. I used Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter for the peanut butter. Processed in my kitchen aid mixer with the ice cream attachment. It worked out excellent! Because of the 3/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk, you could leave out the sugar (I didn't, but we tend to like things on the sweet side)... Love to Bake, thanks SO MUCH for this recipe! Everyone else, try it, you'll like it!
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