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Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

Reviewed: May 7, 2005
This pie crust is the best! It was the first time I ever made quiche and it was perfect!
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Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: May 7, 2005
This quiche is lovely, but next time I would exclude the mayo because it gave the quiche a really weird sweet flavour. I didn't have spinach so I used mushrooms, green capsicum and fried ham. Ten minutes before it finished in the oven, I sprinkled grated cheese and Kraft grated parmesan over the top. It turned out perfect, but like I say. No Mayo.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: May 7, 2005
This pie is fantastic! A definite keeper! I followed the other reviewers advice and used 1/2 cup of juice plus zest of one lemon. The filling was delicious. A perfect blend of tart and sweet. YUMMY!! I poured the filling into the pastry shell while both were still hot and then immediately spread the meringue over the top and sealed off the edges, baking for 15 mins after. No lumps at all and not runny. I let the pie sit at room temp for 30 min and then in the fridge. I often make pavlova, so I used a touch of vinegar in the meringue, 1/2 tblspn corn flour and a couple of drops of vanilla. Add the sugar to meringue slowly and the corn flour helps stiffen it and the vinegar gives it a lovely glossy smooth texture. The only problem is that it is too yummy. LOL.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: May 21, 2005
This pie was very time consuming. It tasted great with the syrup. You have to work fast with the syrup and I found it thickened up too much, so I added a tiny bit more butter and water. I also added 1 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg and this enhanced the flavours. I tossed the apples in 3/4 of the syrup and coated the crust with the rest. It didn't flow over the sides like some other reviewers noted and the lattice work needs to be in thick strips. It didn't hold together very well, but it still a wonderful home made pie.
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BLT Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2005
What a delicious salad! I added more ingredients eg: yellow capsicum, sliced mushrooms, small chopped apple and instead of the dressing (because I had no mayo) I used bottled Ranch Dressing instead! Mmmm...flavour explosion!!! Yum!!
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Barbequed Marinated Flank Steak

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2005
This marinade is very tasty. I whipped it up and placed the steaks in it for only half an hour as it was a last minute enhancer. My hubby said it was ok - but he cleaned his plate! I loved it! YUMMY!
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Beef Stew VI

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
This stew is incredibly tasty. I used what I had on hand. Instead of bouillon cubes, I added 4 cups of real beef stock to begin and also added one breast of chicken to the meat. I had no parsley and no celery, but still PERFECT!! Just add whatever veggies you have as this recipe is a winner. I also wanted a thicker stew, so I added more plain flour and used the potato masher to squash the veggies up a bit more. I have frozen the rest for baby food over the holiday. Care free cuisine!!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
I have a cookie recipe that is similar to this one. I have found that it is too sweet so over the years I changed the 1/2 cup of white sugar to 1/2 cup desiccated coconut. You shouldn't skimp on the brown sugar because that's what gives the cookie its crunchy exterior and soft middle. I also buy almonds (don't bother toasting them) cut them up and add them as well. I mix dark chocolate chips with white chocolate chips for that deliciously ugly look. When I make these I'm lucky to get left with the dough because my family eats it before I can bake it. Great to freeze. Update - These are great! Just like a bakery.
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2005
These were passable. Nothing fancy. The cookie was too soft when cooked. The dough lacked flavour. Vanilla extract or something similar wouldn't go astray.
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Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2005
EXPERIMENTAL FUN!! The first two times I made this it wasn't much chop. I burnt it. Then forgot the soda. It was so much fun, tho. I felt like a child making candy and just having a blast in the kitchen. Considering this is the first time I've ever tried to make Peanut Brittle, a few failures were a certainty. The trick with my microwave is because it's 1000W is to put it on Medium High. Third time's the charm. And, it tastes lovely. I didn't use the baking sheet as the first two times the brittle stuck to it even tho I had sprayed it with light cooking oil. A plain tray sprayed with oil works fine and I followed another reviewers advice and used 3/4 honey 1/4 water as a substitute for the corn syrup. I'm gonna have funnnn making this one all the time. Thanks Linda!!
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Chocolate Rum Balls I

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2005
YUM!! I've always wanted to learn how to make rum balls. My favourite are ones with mixed fruit as well because it adds flavour and interest in that dark, chocolaty heaven. The sultanas in the mixed fruit soak up the coconut rum that I used. Plus the huge splash of bourbon. I'm used to rum balls being rolled is dessicated coconut. So for the 1 1/2 cups for chopped nuts, I substituted half chopped nuts and half mixed fruits so the measurements were still the same. Had no corn syrup and used honey instead. I've never had rum balls rolled in icing sugar or cocoa, so try it in the dessicated coconut, you won't be disappointed!! Thanks Donna!
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Chicken Pot Pie IX

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
This pie turned out great! I used Grandma's Secret Piecrust Recipe from this site and used what I had on hand. Thanks Roberta!
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
Light and airy, yet moist and yummy. Very sweet.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2006
I am giving this recipe 4 stars only because my hubby gave me at least five comments of how good it was. I thought is just so-so and better prepared fresh as I took it to a birthday party, the juices needed to be drained three times and it looked slightly unappetising. I put the cut up flour tortillas in a muffin pan to create the curve in the chip and it really is time consuming and uses a lot of fruit (remembering that you might need lime for browning apples). I would have given this three stars as it tasted alright, but hubby said it was a good little munch out.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 28, 2006
I followed the recipe and halfway through cooking I needed to drain the fatty juice from the pan. Lucky I checked it. This is my first time trying meatloaf. As an Australian we never have it, we usually do the most fantastic rissoles and I assumed that the meatloaf would be very nice. How wrong can you get? There was nothing of interest in the meat. It needs tomatoes, capsicum at least to cut through the plainness.
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Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2006
I really enjoyed this. I came home from the city and had to quickly make dinner so I bought some rump steaks from the supermarket. My steaks only had one hour to marinade and OMG they were tender! I pounded out the steaks with a mallet and put them in the fridge with the marinade, making sure they were well coated. I had to double the recipe because of how many people I had to feed and I used red wine vinegar instead of balsamic because that's all I had. I seared the first side of the steak on #7 on frypan and then after 2 mins let it cook on #5 and then turned the steak over to cook on #5. My steaks were as tender as water. They just dissolved in my mouth. Hubby and I agreed on four stars because it was just like a normal teriyaki steak flavour and not out of this world. I also didn't have the liquid smoke or powdered onion.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2006
There's a trick to this recipe. I sliced approx. 10 sprouts in half lengthwise and added a fair amount of salt, pepper and olive oil in a freezer bag. They cooked in about 30 minutes at 200 Degrees Celcius and were PERFECT! I mean they tasted like potato chips! My younger brother said they were very salty and because I ate them all the first time around, I made more with less salt, less pepper,less oil. What a mistake. They were still lovely, but the best way to enjoy these is to make sure they are well salted to taste, with pepper and enough oil. Cook for less time and not so hot. Delicious. By the way, did I mention I ate like a kilogram of these? LOL.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2006
These were above average but not outstanding. Very nice.
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Italian Zucchini Saute

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2006
I asked my hubby what this rated as and he said 1*. My brother said 3*. I say 2*. Below average and I found I had to add a lot of flavourings to bring it up to standard. More salt, brown sugar, bbq sauce, worscheshire sauce and still not that great.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2006
This is rated 4* because it has too many poppy seeds. You could easily cut the amount by half and still have plenty. Also the batter looked slightly runnier than it should when I finished mixing so I added about 1/4 cup more of sifted selfraising flour and this did the trick. I melted a few squirts of bottled lemon juice and some icing sugar in a saucepan and spread the glaze over the hot cake with a pastry brush.
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