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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2012
Very easy and very delicious for a chilly fall day. I used peas instead of celery because I hate celery and only ground a little fresh pepper into it. The basic recipe was left the same, though. I used bouillon cubes instead of granules, but I don't think there's any difference there. It would be great to throw some crispy bacon in there, too.
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: May 20, 2012
These were my first donut making experience and they turned out great! Not quite as light and fluffy as a store bought donut, but a great alternative! I don't have a donut cutter, but now I might get one so I can make these more often with a little more ease (I just used a cup and a small circle cookie cutter for the middle.) I cut the recipe in half and it turned out great. Used just slightly less flour than the recipe called for. That's why you add it a little at a time.
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Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2012
These are the best sugar cookies on the planet. I followed the recipe exactly. 10 minutes was the perfect bake time for a chewy cookie, but I use a fairly large cookie scoop, so the time might be less if you make smaller cookies. I love this recipe.I think this is the only recipe I've ever followed exactly and gotten perfect results from without changing a thing :) LOVE IT. My husband HATES all sugar cookies and when I made these he complained and said I should have made chocolate chip...until he tasted them, and then told me to make them all the time. They are THAT good. If I could give this recipe 100 stars, I would.
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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
This was the first successful pie crust I've made. I've ruined quite a few :) Although, I'm not sure if my success can be attributed to the recipe or the tips and tricks I've accumulated over the last couple months of reading reviews, blogs and watching cooking shows! 1) freeze and grate your butter 2) cut your frozen grated butter into your flour/salt with the food processor 3) use ice cold water 4) mix water in 1 tablespoon at a time by hand until your dough sticks together in a ball. 5) wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate and roll out according to recipe Following these tips it came out perfectly flaky and golden :) (doubled it to make a double crust)
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2012
I don't know why people thought this was so dry and bland. I didn't find that at all. I did have to change up the veggies because I was using leftover stuff that was already cooked. I had one already-cooked chicken breast and boiled two more. The gravy I made exactly as the recipe stated, except that I didn't have any celery seed. It wasn't bland, even without it. If you keep it in, I'm sure it would just be better. I made my own pie crust from a recipe on this site. The only thing I didn't like was that for a 9 inch deep dish pie, the filling overflowed quite a bit. (My smoke detectors went off and scared my daughter. Luckily, I had a pan under the pie plate :) Easily remedied by not pouring everything in all at once to ensure it doesn't get too full. I didn't have to double the sauce. It wasn't dry at all. I didn't have a soggy bottom crust, either. Maybe it depends on the type of crust you use? The only thing I changed with the crust was that I brushed it with an egg wash before I put the filling in and then brushed the top with it, too. Baked for 35 minutes and was perfect. The crust didn't get too dark or anything. The crust I used was simple: flour, salt, butter, water. It was actually the first successful pie crust I've ever made from scratch, so I'm pretty proud of it!
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Family-Style French Toast

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2012
This is very good! Simple and pretty quick to assemble. I would, however, cut down the amount of egg mixture. I didn't need most of it. I didn't soak the eggs for 5 minutes like the recipe said. I just laid them in the egg mixture for a few seconds then turned them over for a few more seconds. I think if you soaked them for 5-10 minutes, they would be too soggy and never get crispy and firm up. The sauce on the bottom tasted great, but make sure you dissolve your brown sugar thoroughly, or it's really grainy. I added a little vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to the egg mixture, because that's what I put in regular french toast. Next time, I"ll try cutting the egg mixture in half so I don't have so much left over.
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Amish White Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
This is fantastically delicious. I cut the recipe in half because I only have one bread pan. Except for that I didn't have any bread flour and had to use All Purpose, I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. I didn't measure the sugar precisely and I may have only used 1/4 cup for a half recipe. I allowed it to rise 1 hour, punched it down, kneaded into a loaf shape and let rise in the loaf pan another hour. Baked 25 minutes @ 350. PERFECT! It rose very well. I haven't let it cool yet, and just cut the end off so I could taste it right away (because I'm starving :) I'm going to let the rest of it cool and see how well it makes sandwiches. I may just use this recipe for white sandwich bread from now on if it works out OK. I would also like to try it as a wheat version....hmmm and the cinnamon raisin version others suggested sounds delicious!!!
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Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2011
This is absolutely fantastic! I wish I got to eat it! I'm making this as part of a meal for a family at church who is going through some tough times. I'll be serving it with Winter Fruit Salad from this site and some cranberry rice muffins from the package of Bob's Red Mill white rice flour. I needed a meal that was both gluten and dairy free and found this recipe. I had a ton of apples from the orchard so I figured this, with the salad, would be perfect. The serving size is not correct, unless you are serving 8 tiny people with small appetites. I thought I would have to double it for 9 people and bought the stuff to do that, but then once everything was in the pot I realized that it wasn't going to cut it and had to quadruple it at the last second. I had used up all my beef bouillon cubes and had to add chicken cubes and more water . I threw in one extra can of kidney beans on top of the pinto beans I already had in there. I used 1 c. marsala and 1 c. sherry for the wine. sauteed the apples in the marsala and stirred the sherry into the soup. Like other people, I cooked the onion and garlic in the bacon grease and skipped the oil. I think increasing the servings to 32 would feed 8 to 10 people with average to large appetites. It is a very hearty soup and I'm going to have to make it for myself sometime. I only got to taste a spoonful to make sure it was worthy of serving to other people :) Next time I would just chop the apples instead of slicing them, though.
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2011
I would give this recipe 0 stars but it actually tastes OK (raw). It was super hard to work with. It was really sticky and without HEAVILY flouring my workspace and my rolling pin I couldn't get it into the pie plate. Once heavily floured, it made it really really crumbly. My pie is baking right now and needless to say, it does not look pretty at all. It is pretty much the ugliest pie I have ever made. We'll see how it tastes once it's done baking. Even if it tastes great, it's really just too difficult. Maybe there are some more instructions they left out? I followed it to the letter.
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Chicken and Apple Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
This was really good. I kept all the ingredients the same but I made it faster and easier by using canned chopped chicken breast. I made the sauce in the pan and then stirred in the chicken breast until it was heated through. I scaled the recipe back to 1 serving and used (1) 12.5ounce can of chicken, which actually made enough to serve two people over rice. (Or, one really hungry guy...as was the case when my husband ate all of it :) By using prepared chicken breast, this makes a really yummy and easy and fast weeknight meal!
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Buttermilk Syrup

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2011
I ran out of maple syrup and needed something quick and easy that I could make while my french toast was cooking.This was great. I only needed enough for 2 people so I scaled the recipe back to 2 servings and it worked just fine. I just didn't have to cook it as long. I made my own buttermilk with whole milk and cider vinegar (because I thought the cider flavor would add something) and it tasted great. My husband said he was impressed. I think I'm just going to make this from now on!
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Real Chiles Rellenos

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
i've made this twice and it was fantastic both times. I would give it five stars, but it's really hard to work with and the sauce never thickens. Otherwise, fantastic flavor.
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Black Beans with Pico de Gallo

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
I'm sad that I served this to company because it was really bland. Maybe my mistake was using real black beans instead of canned? I won't be making this again. Sorry.
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Garlic Roasted Summer Squash

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
This was not good. Sorry, won't be making this again.
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Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
This was OK. I've had better vinaigrettes. Was a little bland.
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Cheesy Apple and Oat Meatloaf

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
I thought this was really bland and my husband said he doesn't like it at all. Sorry. Won't be making this again. I'm going to go back to the tried and true Rempel family meatloaf from this site.
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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2011
So good and so easy! Love it! I followed the recipe exactly (except that I cut it in half) and it makes more than the 4 servings that it states. The only thing I would do would be to increase the amount of the topping dough. It does spread out and fluff up as it bakes, but it didn't cover the peaches entirely. So I think I would use either 1.5 or 2 times the topping, depending on your taste. Very very delicious! Will make again!!
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Cindy's Country Style Creole Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2011
This is the BEST roast recipe I've ever had!! I want to make this every day!!! I didn't have any celery so I just left it out. I used a creole seasoning recipe from this site and instead of pork, I used a bread and butter roast. It was sooooo good!
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Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
I'm only giving this 3 stars because I had to make a few changes to get this to be good, and it never got to "pudding-like" consistency. It was thicker than regular hot cocoa, but nowhere near the consistency of pudding. I used whole milk, increased the sugar to 3 Tbsp, added a pinch of salt, about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of vanilla, and a couple pinches of cinnamon. topped with a marshmallow. It was great with the changes. Very rich. I don't know why I"m drinking hot cocoa in July when the temp outside is over 100 degrees....As written, this would be really chocolaty and pretty bland.
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Pesto Hamburgers

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2011
Great burgers! I used "simple garlic and basil pesto" from this site and my husband said it was the best burger he had ever had. I seasoned the meat with hamburger seasoning. I also got green pepper instead of red because they taste the same but don't cost as much. I used provolone cheese because that's what I had. I also recommend spreading some mayo onto the buns. It was fantastic! I cooked the burgers in the broiler, took them out, spread on pesto, topped with slice of cheese and put them back in the broiler for a minute to melt the cheese. Then topped with the peppers, which I sauteed in a pan with some olive oil for a couple minutes.
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