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Indian Relish

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
Simple and delicious! I have served this at several events and it always gets rave reviews. Usually the first empty dish of the evening. To serve simply place a block of cream cheese in the center of a large platter. Spoon on this lovely relish and surround with water crackers. Put cheese spreaders on each side of the platter and stand back. A perfect recipe as is and also handles substitutions quite well. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
Found this recipe today and decided to give it a try. I have to say that while I orginally thought that pumpkin and butterscotch were an odd combination, these are incredibly tasty and were very well received. I made no changes to the recipe and they were perfect. Thanks Megan for an exceptional muffin recipe.
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Crescent Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
Hosted a 'movie night' last weekend that included heavy hors d'oeuvres and peach bellinis. Each guest brought an appetizer type dish. I prepared these and a few other things and have to say as simple as this dish is, it was the first platter empty. Got several requests for the recipe. The only subsitution I made was to spread savory chive cream cheese on the crescent dough instead of Ranch Dressing. A tip from another review made cutting these a cinch. After rolling up, put in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then cut with a bread knife. Perfect results! Try these, and I am sure you'll agree that for such little effort, the resulting dish is incredibly tasty. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
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Fig Preserves

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
Having recently bought a house with a large fig tree in the back yard, I was looking for a good recipe that would use a lot of figs at once. (I love to eat the sweet and tender fruit straight from the tree and couldn't keep up with so many coming off each day.) My neighbor told me that her mother used to make fig preserves with lemon thinly sliced in them, so after making this recipe I gave her a jar of them with a pan of hot biscuits straight from the oven. It was a delight watching this 82-year-old woman literally devour two buttery biscuits filled with these figs. She was so thrilled and said that they tasted exactly like those that her Mother made many years ago. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2008
Today was my first attempt at making a home made pie crust. I don't typically buy shortening so I was looking for an alternative method when I found this recipe. I followed recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. Crust is buttery and flaky; just perfect for home made apple pie. I can also envision this being a great crust for a savory dish as well. This one is a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Easiest Ever Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2008
Made this for desert again tonight. It's the second time in as many weeks that I have served this delightful desert. It's so flavorful but not overly sweet. The first time I baked this dish I used Fruit Cocktail (only canned fruit I had on hand) and it was surprisingly good. Tonight I stopped by the grocer's on the way home and picked up a can of sliced peaches and a can of sliced mangos. It was wonderful! I cooked it about 5 minutes longer than stated in the recipe. It seems runny when first removed from the oven but firms up as it cools. Great recipe!
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Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
What a wonderful recipe: quick, easy, and oh so yummy. I have made these cookies twice in the past 2 weeks. I prepared them without any of the optional ingredients and they came out even better than I remembered from childhood.
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Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Rollups

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2007
I prepared this dish tonight for a nice quiet dinner at home. Since there are only two of us, I halved the recipe. I did alter the original version and it still turned out wonderfully. My changes resulted from the realization that I was out of nutmeg and heavy cream. So, deciding to go in a more savory direction, I added finely chopped onion, fresh garlic, and a couple of dashes of dried basil to the stuffing. As some of the other reviewers suggested, I chopped the mushrooms up well so that they would reduce to a finer texture, which eased spreading in the butterflied, tenderized, chicken breasts. Since heavy cream was not available, I improvised by making a basic béchamel sauce. Before adding the flour and milk, I sautéed a very thinly sliced mushroom in the butter. I finished the sauce by stirring in about a tablespoon of dried basil before pouring over the stuffed breasts. I served this as shown in the photo, sliced into rounds with additional sauce drizzled over them; a beautiful presentation that tasted just as good as it looked. The warm tones of the basil playing against the savory mushroom onion stuffing were absolute heaven. This is definitely going into my regular rotation. Thanks for a terrific and inspiring recipe! .
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You've Gotta Be Kidding Onions

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2007
At a recent cocktail party, a friend served this dish and, as odd as it seems, it was the hit of the buffet. Upon tasting it I immediately requested the recipe. My friend got it from a local church cookbook. In that collection it was called 'Yummy Onions' and yummy is right. Also makes an excellent hamburger and hotdog topping.
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Olive-Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2007
I served these at a cocktail party and everyone really enjoyed them. I was running out of time before the guests would arrive, so instead of cutting the olives and arranging on the cucumber as described, I simply left them whole and skewered them to to the center of the sandwich with a toothpick. They were still very pretty and the toothpick made a nice handle. I will definitely make these again.
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Curried Chicken Triangles

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2007
I served these at a cocktail party and everyone raved about how wonderful they were. After reading the tip in another review about ensuring that the dough is chilled prior to cutting, I decided to mix the topping first and then open and cut the dough straight from the fridge... worked like a charm. Normally I "tweak" recipes, but this one I will make again and again exactly as submitted. These little triangles are very flavorful, easy to handle, and look as good as they taste. Perfect party fare.
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Bagels II

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2007
I have always been a fan of bagels but never thought I could actually make my own. This was my first attempt and they came out perfectly. I followed the ingredients of the recipe exactly along with the directions for Forming and Baking Bagels here on the All Recipes website. (Go to: http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Forming-and-Baking-Bagels/detail.aspx) I am really impressed with the outcome. The bagels are crisp and toasty on the outside while chewy and yeasty on the inside. After boiling and draining I coated the tops in a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sea salt, garlic powder, and fresh ground pepper. (My version of the “Everything Bagels” that I have always loved.) Try making these bagels and I am sure you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be making these over and over again.
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Honey Wheat Bread II

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2006
I made this bread yesterday following the recipe as written. The dough was smooth and elastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. I baked the full time alloted (30 minutes) and found that the loaves came out perfectly done. A light, flakey crust on the outside with a moist, slightly chewy and wonderfully flavorful center. Just enough of a sweet honey taste. I will make this over and over. One of the best whole wheat sandwich loaves I have found. This is now my new "standard" wheat bread recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!
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