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Southern Pecan Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2011
Excellent recipe. This is the one my mother passed down. I now realize that it is the KARO syrup recipe but it is still the way to go. After making many of these pies I have a few suggestions. Use only KARO or other top of the line syrups. Also bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing. Do not over mix or use electric mixer; this tends to make the pie runny. Another tip - use normal size eggs. Extra large eggs will keep it from setting up. I shield the crust edges for the first 40 minutes, remove for the last 15 minutes. This keeps the crust from becoming too dark before pie is ready. One last thing, I bake mine exactly 55 minutes! No more, no less. I have found this is perfect for my oven which is calibrated correctly. I hope this helps.
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
Excellent!! Normally I hate it when people change a recipe then give it a rating based upon the changes but since others have already suggested changes, I feel free to offer my own. I, too, used 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup white sugar, and since we like it sweet I added 1/2 brown sugar. I also cooked this with 2 small cinnamon sticks which I removed when done. One word of caution. DO NOT LEAVE THIS while cooking. As another reviewer warned--I should have listened. I put it on the stove with a lid on, turned the burner on and as it started to heat, I left the room for not more than 90 seconds! When I returned it had boiled all over my stove! But the final product was excellent. I will make this from now on. No more canned stuff. Thanks
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Pecan Pie IV

Reviewed: May 9, 2010
This is the perfect classic pecan pie. My mother always used white sugar instead of brown and it is delicious! One thing I found out the hard way, do NOT use an off-brand corn syrup! I made two pies for a family gathering using a store brand corn syrup with everything else the same and they NEVER did set up!! I made two more using Karo and they turned out perfect. I will never use an off brand again. Hope this is the answer for those who say their pie did not set.
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Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie

Reviewed: May 23, 2009
Absolutely a wonderful pie. For those who find that their pie was runny be sure to use a quality corn syrup, Karo or better. I have used store brand corn syrup and my pies never set up no matter how long they cooked. This may not be the reason yours didn't set up but it's something to check.
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Blake's Best Steak

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
Great steak! I have NEVER had success trying to cook a steak other than grilling outdoors. This was the exception! I used a cast iron grill on top of the stove burners and the steak turned out absolutely perfect. I did not have fresh rosemary, but like others, I used a very small amount of dried. The only other change I made was after grilling the steak (bone-in ribeye) 4 minutes on each side, I transferred it to a skillet and basted it with melted butter for about a minute on each side. Perfection! Steak was tender and the seasoning was just right without being overpowering. This is the way I will cook steaks during bad weather from now on. Try it---you'll like it!
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