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Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2012
AWESOME!!! This was my first attempt at homemade pumpkin pie and it was a home run! I did make the following changes: used 1/2 c brown sugar and 1/4 c white sugar, used 1.5 t pumpkin pie spice in place of the listed spices, used 1 T honey and 1 T molasses instead of the corn cyrup. I had to bake it for 70 minutes on 325 instead of the listed 30. The batter is VERY runny and I was worried, but it firmed up perfectly! Thanks for the fantastic recipe.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2011
This is a simple recipe and it's simply delicious! I am the sort of person who likes to tink around with recipes and change them a bit. This one I left alone and it was PERFECT. Hubby is a bit of a chicken snob, and he said it was the best chicken he's ever tasted.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2011
Ok, so my husband recently asked me to start making 2 or so meatless dinners a week. This was my first attempt. Let me preface this by saying that my husband is very much a meat and potatos sort of man, but is becoming more health conscious about the food he/we eats. I followed this recipe exactly when it comes to preparing the lentils. They did simmer covered for 30 minutes and then uncovered for probably 20 more until all liquid was absorbed. I didn't mash them. As for the tortillas, I don't buy preformed taco shells. Instead I lightly pan fry (1T oil in skillet at a time for 4 tortillas) them by first placing a soft corn tortilla flat in skillet and then adding filling in the middle, gently folding it over once it is soft enough and browning on each side of the taco until slightly crispy. I know this adds some fat to the recipe, but I'm pretty sure preformed shells have *other* stuff in them. I served them with mexican style sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, tomatos, shredded cabbage, salsa and cilantro. These were wonderful! My 5 and 7 year olds who typically lose most of the meat out onto their plates loved these. The lentils are sticky, so they stay where they are supposed to. Thanks for the recipe! Our first meatless family dinner was a success.
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Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2010
Perfect! For a pumpkin dessert, they are very light and soft. Delightful, really. I did use 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar and also used 1 t orange extract instead of orange juice, but aside from that didn't change it. It made 18 regular/full cupcakes and 12 mini bite sized ones. The large ones were done at 25 minutes and the bite size ones in 10. I used all of the frosting on the 18 large cupcakes, but I tend to load mine on fancy with big piping tips. The mini, bite sized ones most certainly didn't go to waste because they didn't have frosting! The orange zest is a must, and next time I might try adding more cream cheese to cut the sweetness. I realized when I was passing the recipe on that I forgot to add vanilla to the frosting. The orange extract was enough, really. Took them to a baby shower and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks!
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole I

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
Once again, with modifications this is great. You could say this is the framework of a recipe and fill it in to your preferences. I saute the chicken with lemon pepper on it instead of boiling. I omit mayo. I like it more creamy, so I add 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and 3/4 cup milk, garlic powder, 2 T lemon juice and black pepper. I also add lots more broccoli. Sometimes I put a breadcrumb with melted butter topping, but sometimes I just do it with cheese. I'm going to try it like a reviewer below mentioned about mixing the cheese in with everything.
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Terrific Turkey Meat Loaf

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2010
So this recipe was a good starting point for me...Thanks! I've been searching for a good turkey meatloaf recipe for awhile and trying various ones here. I followed it with these modifications: 1 whole egg, 1/2 cup oatmeal that is soaked in 1/2 cup milk until all milk is absorbed, I sauteed in water: 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper, onions, celery and a grated carrot until soft and added that to the meat mixture. I omitted the olives. Everything else the same and it was delicious...even my 5 and 6 year old raved about it.
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Easy Chicken Alfredo II

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2009
I have made this recipe many times since discovering it here on Allrecipes last year. We LOVE it. It's a very healthy alternative to a heavy alfredo sauce dish. It doesn't taste like a full fat recipe, so don't expect that. But if you are used to eating lighter, I bet you will enjoy this simple recipe. I do add more seasoning...like many others mentioned, just play around with the recipe with spices you like.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
The BEST cookies I've ever made. After reading reviews I did improvise though. Added 1/2 cup more flour and used raisins instead of chocolate. I am making them again tonight but with butterscotch morsels.
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Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
These are wonderful mini-muffins! And I have now discovered why butterscotch morsels were invented! Thanks for a great recipe. I have made these 2 times this week and am making them again for a meeting tomorrow. I didn't have any ginger, so I added some pumpkin pie spice blend instead... I added some vanilla the second time around and honestly didn't notice a difference in taste.
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Decadent Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2008
I made these tonight and they are half way gone already. I made 1/2 a recipe and used 2 whole eggs and only 1/8 cup water. I only had strawberry yogurt on hand so that's what I used and we cannot tell at all. We'll make this recipe many more times. Thanks!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
The only reason I'm giving this recipe 4 stars is because I modified it from the original version. I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. Added 1 teaspoon nutmeg. Used 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup mashed banana. Used a generous 4 cups grated zucchini and 1 cup grated carrots. It is wonderful!
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Feta Cheese Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2007
We really enjoyed this burger. I didn't use olives since I didn't have any. My burgers were fairly delicate on the grill, but they held together...barely! I served them on Whole wheat sourdough rolls. Some people added bbq sauce and others added mustard, mayo or ketchup. Everyone liked them, including those who said the "don't like turkey burgers". Thanks for the simple recipe.
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Japanese Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2006
I made these last night for dinner. I used cubed BLSL chicken breasts instead of wings. I used 3/4c sugar and they were too sweet for my liking. Next time I'll d/c the sugar to 1/2 cup and add some "heat" as well as some toasted sesame seeds. I served it with steamed broccoli and rice and everyone liked it. I was the only one who said it was too sweet.
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Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2006
I made these today for a Christmas party. I used vanilla sandwich cookies and first crushed them in a large Ziploc bag. Then I put them into my mixer bowl and added the softened cream cheese. After they were mixed well I stuck the whole bowl into the fridge for 20 minutes. Then I made the balls, but they were still too soft to roll easily in the almond bark, abd instead almost seemed to melt. So I made up all the balls and put them back into the fridge for 1 hour. After they were well chilled they rolled easily in the almond bark. They were all gone in no time and people said they really liked them. Personally, I didn't care for the taste/texture (maybe I ground the cookies too small? or would like the chocolate?), but that's just me I guess. Everyone else loved them.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2006
We've been using this recipe for a few months now and we love it. I use it in meat for tacos, nachos and in tortilla soup recipes. In my opinion the recipe is right for 1 pound of meat. I make this up 4 oz at a time (4x the recipe) and keep it on hand. I was out of paprika for a while and it was great even without it. Thanks for sharing. **edit 2.25.11 I am still making the all the time... except for now I adjust the recipe for 80 servings (yes, 1/2 cup chili powder at a time!) and it lasts great in the plastic storage container.
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Finnish Cookie Sticks

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2006
I cannot believe that these cookies haven't been reviewed here for 3 years? I made these cookies today. They taste wonderful. They remind me of marzipan! My dough was a little on the dry side and hard to work with, so next time I would try 2.75 cups of flour and see how it is then before adding the full 3 cups. I started out with chopped almonds and ended up using VERY, VERY finely chopped almonds! Just chopped them even smaller in my food precessor so they really coated and stuck to the cookies. Will make again for sure! Thanks! ***re-reviewed 1.22.09 - I made these again this past Christmas and added in Raw Sugar (the large brown crystals) with the ground almonds. It was fantastic. It did make them a bit sweeter and crunchy. I like them both ways.
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Oven Fried Chicken III

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2006
I made this last night using chicken drumsticks. I turned the oven up to 400 for the last 15 minutes and turned the meat over during that time to get the coating more crunchy. The meat was so juicy and tender, but we didn't care for the breadcrumb coating so much. It tasted so-so, but it reminded us of Chicken Parmesan more than Fried Chicken.
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Wedding Cake Icing

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
A wonderful frosting. I've made it a couple times, once as the recipe is and once with lemon extract. Fabulous both ways!! Thanks.
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German Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
I made this cake for my brother's birthday and it turned out "OK" considering how much time went into it. The filling would get 5+ stars form me and the cake would get between a 2-3. I did make a few changes after reading the reviews here. For starters I made the filling first so it had lots of time to cool. I used 7oz of chocolate in the cake. For the filling I did 1 1/2 times the recipe. And I used 1/2 condensed milk and 1/2 evaporated milk. I used unsweetened coconut, both small pieces and large ribbons, 1/2 cup extra of it, and toasted both the coconut and chopped pecans. The filling was OUT of this world. So fantastic! The cake was a little dry and blah I thought.
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Glazed Almond Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
SPECTACULAR CAKE!!!!! I ve made it 2 times now and I didn't change a thing about this recipe, except the cooking time. In my Bundt cake pan this cake is done at 45-50 minutes...and I don't think my oven is "off" by that much.
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