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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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Boniet

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2006
I am stunned and thrilled, because I honestly thought I'd never find this recipe. I thought my grandma made it up! This pungent spread is one of my all-time favorite foods. Grandma was an Italian lady who always grew an abundance of parsley, so in the summer we had an abundance of boniet! I didn't even know how to spell it until today. TRY IT! Grandma's recipe had only four ingredients: parsley, anchovies, garlic, and EVOO. I'd give anything to have her make more for me! One can become addicted to this stuff. In the dead of winter I crave it because it means summer to me!
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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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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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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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Bone-In Ham Cooked in Beer

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2006
This moist and tender ham could not be easier! I used a large, turkey-size oven bag, two bottles of Yuengling, and almost a full can of pineapple slices. Everyone remarked that they'd never eaten such a moist ham. After slicing it, I combined about 1/2 C each of honey, butter, and orange juice and added about 1 tsp. cinnamon, brought to a boil, and poured over the sliced ham. I reheated gently, and it did ont dry out at all. Delicious! I will use this method again!
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Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
When I made this for a holiday-season birthday party, my family chowed down to a ridiculous extent - some people had three sandwiches! I guess this got their seal of approval! They raved, and all decided that this is our go-to sandwich from now on. It was very easy, and smelled amazing while cooking. I placed provolone and pepper jack cheese slices along with jalapenos and peperoncini to the side. Loved it, and will use the recipe forever!
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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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Maple Walnut Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
Truly a blue-ribbon, prize-winning quality of recipe! I made this for Christmas gifts for co-workers and neighbors, and it got raves! I will make this for the cooking contest at our county fair this year! The texture is incredibly smooth even after two weeks! The maple flavor is fabulous! My family says this has gone to the top of the fudge list!
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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
I made this to accompany the wonderful "Slow Cooker Ham" recipe from this website for Christmas Day. We loved it! I made it the previous day and it was just perfect. The flavor is excellent! It is superior to deli slaw, tastes fresher and has a smoother dressing, less watery. I used prepackaged cole slaw mix and light mayonnaise; I also substituted celery seed for the poppyseed. I will make this recipe again and again!
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Italian Beef Hoagies

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
The Italian salad dressing mix seasons this tender beef so perfectly that I couldn't even think of anything to add. I did leave out the pepper rings as we don't prefer them. These are always DELICIOUS and turn out PERFECTLY every time with no effort at all!
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Skiers' French Toast

Reviewed: May 15, 2013
I have been making Skier's French Toast for over 20 years for many happy and grateful people! My kids called this their very favorite breakfast food for as long as they were growing up! Now I am begged by my English students to please, please bring it for food days! It always turns out perfect and perfectly yummy! I do add cinnamon to taste, just personal preference. To the person who said it was like a soggy sponge that she couldn't eat: did you happen to consider that perhaps you did something wrong? Because I have made this dozens, and dozens, and dozens of times, and it is always wonderful.
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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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Colossal Caramel Apple Trifle

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2007
I chose this for my twin sons' birthday party because I wanted to use ingredients that I had on hand. All we can say is, WOW! I scaled down the recipe somewhat (it does make 42 servings in its full version!) and I had on hand a cinnamon swirl cake, so I used that. The cinnamon swirl cake is definitely the cake to use! Its rich flavor enhanced the apples even further than the spices in the recipe do. We absolutely loved it, and now it will become a "must-have" dessert.
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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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Hash Brown Casserole I

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
For several years, I've been taking THIS version of the popular recipe to every event. Everyone always raves about these and says they're the best they've ever had. They're creamier and more flavorful because of the additional can of soup. Don't be afraid of the hot sauce - it doesn't make the potatoes spicy, it just punches up the flavor. If you are hesitant, just use less. There are a lot of hash brown casserole recipes out there, but THIS is the one to use!!!
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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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Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2012
I admit that I was skeptical about a buttercream that uses SO MUCH butter and SO LITTLE powdered sugar! However, the marshmallow creme stirs in like a dream and adds a fluffiness that I've never see in a buttercream! This frosting melts in your mouth and the almond flavor is delectable. I was looking for a delicious, light textured frosting for delicate, tiny sandwich cookies I'm making for a wedding. This is marvelous, and I will use it again and again!
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Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
I was skeptical and would never have tried this ham if it weren't for the glowing reviews. My whole family was so glad I made this Christmas Day! It was the easiest ham I ever made, and was absolutely delicious! Because of the review warnings about a spiral drying out, I began basting it halfway through the 4-hour spiral cooking time. This worked very well in keeping the ham moist, and I think it added to the brown sugar flavor of the meat. A wonderful recipe - I have tried many - but this will be my go-to from now on! I plan to try it soon with an uncut ham for comparison, but I don't see how you can possibly go wrong. I followed the recipe exactly, by the way.
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