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Snickerdoodle Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2000
This is the BEST cake ever! Have made twice now. My family goes nuts. Tastes EXACTLY like the cookie. Use evaporated milk instead of regular. Great alternative for those who can't eat chocolate.
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Apple Cake III

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2000
Absolutely the best apple cake ever. Everyone raves about it. Have made at least a dozen times now. Great for those who can't have chocolate. I use the "premium" apple pie filling and add a pinch of pie spices. For those who don't care for nuts, use uncooked oatmeal instead. Turns out really well in a Bundt pan, too, made more like a coffee cake; double the amount of streusel topping in that case. My golden retriever puppy loves it, too. He ate more than half of a fresh one as it cooled on the counter!
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Key Lime Cake III

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2000
Overly sweet, especially the icing. Sorry to say that the family would not eat it after their first bites, and I had to throw it out. Would not recommend!
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Strawberry Cake and Frosting I

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2002
This cake gets raves from everyone, especially my kids, even the one who hates strawberries! Best the second day. Everyone is puzzled by the frosting. The trick is to first DRAIN the strawberries in a sieve over a bowl, and SAVE the juice. Use the strawberries as directed; the frosting will not be runny. Add a little cornstarch to the saved strawberry juice, microwave until thickened to a medium gel consistency, then drizzle over the cake and refrigerate. It dresses up the cake! This works in a 9" X 13" pan, too.
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Baked Salmon II

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2002
A winner every time. Even the non-fish-eater enjoys it! You can't go wrong with this one. More than the sum of its ingredients!
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Potato Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2002
Try eliminating the milk to get a stiffer texture. Mom never added milk. She taught me to make this when I was a child, and I remember having to add cups and cups of sugar. Delicious! A family favorite.
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2003
Incredible flavor! I used this with a spiral, basted it frequently (15 min.) while getting it between the slices as much as possible. While baking and carving, I could not keep my family out of it! Fantastic and SO easy!
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Lemon Pepper Green Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
My family enjoyed these for a special birthday dinner. I used frozen green beans, steamed. I doubled the amount of lemon pepper, butter, and almonds. We'll have these again.
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Spring Biscotti

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
I apologize for my skepticism, these are amazing! My Italian grandma was the all-time world champion biscotti maker. But these are the best modern twist on Grandma's biscotti that I can imagine! They are VERY easy to make (used Kitchen Aid mixer), wonderfully flavored, excellent texture, smell divine! Used 1/2 tsp orange extract in place of the zest; had only 1/2 C pistachios, so I added slivered almonds too. These will be a PERMANENT addition to my files!
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Boudreaux's Zydeco Stomp Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
Just delicious! I added a 10 oz. box okra, 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce, extra shrimp. At end of cooking time, added about 1/2 C minute rice because it was a little thinner than we like. You could customize this to suit yourself. A real warmer-upper on a cold winter night!
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Turkey Sausage Noodles

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2003
Although my teen boys liked this, I must comment from an adult point of view. The smoked flavor permeated the dish; the noodles are soggy by nature; not enough contrasting flavors. I will not make it again.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2003
My family begs for these. I use my own homemade biscuit recipe, but I add all these seasonings and other ingredients. Exceptional flavor, and you can't beat the fragrance as they bake! Delicious when serving any type of seafood or fish. A savory winner!
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Spinach Pie I

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2003
A good flavor, but a little "eggy" in texture. Could improve, I think, by using half-and-half instead of milk. Also, was watery, I think from the fresh spinach cooking (although it was quite dry when I added it). Do not top with the cheese till the last ten minutes. It browned too much! A nice recipe if I do some work on it next time.
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Hoagie Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2003
The most-requested "guy food" in our home. I have not had a problem with grease - perhaps because I buy expensive lunchmeat. The paper towel tip below is a good idea! I change NOTHING about this recipe, except that my guys drizzle it with Italian dressing as if it were a real hoagie. A million calories, but really delicious! Note added 11/05: I tried this with ham and smoked turkey instead of the Italian-style meats and it was just as great!
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2003
We're fish lovers, so maybe that's what influenced our opinion of this dish. The sauce is pungent and overpowers the delicate tilapia. It would work better on a fish with more substance and flavor to it. Tilapia is best served by lightly dressing it with olive oil, real butter and lemon juice, lightly salted and broiled. We won't want this again.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2003
I feel as if perhaps I have done something wrong with this recipe, because my family all hated it. We are big key lime pie fans, and used authentic key lime juice. The pie was extremely dense, like a very dense cheesecake. All of the KLP we have had in Florida (including very recently) has been smooth, creamy, and sometimes even very light as if whipped cream had been added. We've had some of the best in Florida. This was a huge disappointment.
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Beef Florentine

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2003
Sounded better than it was. Very bland; sorry, we simply like our foods highly flavored. Not a keeper for our family. I would suggest spaghetti sauce as one improvement; it needs several. Also, it was rather dry and needs more sauce.
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Grilled Spicy Lamb Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2003
We love our food highly seasoned, and these were wonderful for our first meal from the 4-H market lamb that we had just picked up from the butcher! These will become a must-have in our home! Served with tzatziki sauce, they were stupendous!
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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2003
A darker appearance and more complex flavor than the pnb fudge we usually make. Use a Kitchen Aid mixer for best results! The top gets just a little dry if not covered immediately. There was just a bit of graininess, so next time, I will cook it longer. The jury (the family, of course) is still out on this one. Don't know if it will replace our prize-winning recipe, but it's worth your time. The brown sugar gives it a caramel overtone.
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Cake Mix Yeast Rolls

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2003
Tried these twice and they failed miserably both times although I am a very experienced baker. They didn't rise and were much too sweet. (Looking back at this and more recent reviews, I realize that I mistakenly used a LARGE box of cake mix. Thank you to another reviewer for pointing that out! The original submitter needed to be more explicit in specifying that a substandard size of mix was being used. I'll bet lots of us were fooled by not reading carefully. Sorry!
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