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Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly. If you make 18 cupcakes they will overflow the liners considerably, which isn't bad if your children like the frosted tops more than the cake bottom! It does present a problem getting them out of the tins, however. If I make these again I would spray the tin after I put in the liners OR make smaller cupcakes. These cup cakes do not mound up on top - they are flat, almost concave. I was a little disappointed when I took them out of the oven, but they looked okay once frosted ( use extra heavy amount of frosting to make them look mounded on top), and they tasted very good. I don't make cupcakes often, but it was a request from a grandchild, so I did. I will keep this recipe on file because they WERE tasty, but if I make them again I will know better what to expect. I live at 5200 feet elevation. I don't know if that makes a difference in the outcome.
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2007
This soup was way too spicy for me. I should have known just by reading the ingredients, but was swayed by the many good reviews. If you like the subtle taste of lentils, this soup is not for you. The flavor of the spices was overwhelming. I was afraid I wasn't even going to be able to eat it and then the thought occurred to me to put a litttle sour cream on top. That toned down the spices. If I were to make this again, I would take the advice of the cook who said she left out all the spices and the soup was very good. I can not recommend the recipe as written.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2006
My husband loved this meatloaf. It is pretty basic but very good. I sauted the onions before adding them. This recipe is definately one worth keeping!
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Seafood Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2006
The dressing is what makes this salad. Really the dressing, pasta, celery and Krab are the core ingredients. Then it's like a tossed salad - add the stuff you like. I thought of the deli krab salad that is my favorite and added black olives cut in half, 1 each red and green pepper, diced, and cubes of mozerella cheese. I left out the peas because I didn't think they went with the other ingredients. I also used white pasta because I like the color contrast with the veges. This is the basic dressing I have been looking for to go in a pasta salad. I will definately put this in my file and use again
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Homemade Lasagna

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2005
I was really suprised that this recipe was given 5 stars because it has so many problems. Several people mentioned that it was too salty. They were right. I left out all but 1/2 teaspoon salt and it was still really salty - I think it's the parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for 16 oz of noodles but if you do 3 double layers you only need 18 strips. If you follow the instructions and put half of the cheese mixture, the mozzarella cheese, and the sauce between the first layer and the next, you have nothing to put on top of the last layer of noodles. I will not use this recipe again I think it needs some serious adjustments.
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw II

Reviewed: May 4, 2005
The recipe I have been searching for for years! Delicious! Because of the comments of others, I was going to cut back on the milk, and I ended up forgetting to add it entirely! Throw away the other cole slaw recipes you have. This one's the "keeper".
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Jo Jo's Favorite Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2005
I don't know how you can rate a recipe if you don't follow it. I used the original exactly and it was great. I cut it in half, which is very easy to do, because I only wanted 9. The muffins were light, "cake like", and delicious. I did add some walnuts because I like some crunch in my muffins. For my oven and altitude, the 19 minutes suggested by others was perfect. I plan to use this recipe for a large neighborhood "Escape to the Islands" party this summer.
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Applesauce Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2005
I was making this for a large neighborhood party so 4x the recipe. Everyone seemed to love it so much in the reviews that I thought it was a "no brainer" to use it. WOW! This is VERY SWEET and VERY SPICY. Also it had not much of a tomato taste, which I expect in a barbeque sauce. I added 6 CANS of tomato sauce and 3/4 cup of lemon juice to try to dilute it and solve the problems. I decided it was "useable". I later heard from a friend that was at the party that the honey mustard sauce was good but she hadn't tried the barbeque sauce because someone told her that "It had a real kick to it". My advice would be add less pepper and sugar. It's easier to add ingredients later than to try to balance them out.
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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2005
I was "taken in" by the 5 star rating. This was awful! If you look at the reviews almost all of them make changes in the original recipe and the changes are varied. Use brown sugar or some brown sugar, use pineapple juice instead of water, use less soy sauce, use more ketchup. My advice would be to not "tinker" with this recipe. Compare several sweet and sour recipes and see if you can find a general consenus. Then try one that seems to agree with several others. This is not a "keeper"!
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Honey Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2005
I used this recipe for a large neighborhood party and thought it was simple and very good. Everyone seemed to like it. I would definately use it again.
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Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2005
I was confused by the name "Toasties". I wasn't sure if you were suposed to "toast" them, but I was doing a neighborhood party for 200 and didn't have the time to fuss. I doubled the recipe and used 2 loaves of baguette bread which I had the bakery run through the slicer. They looked terrific and I got several compliments on them. We had extra of the spread, but then my helpers that did the spreading were men, and they didn't spread to the edge of the bread. They were very tasty. I would recommend them without hesitation.
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