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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2011
I used tips from other reviewers (used 1 1/4 cup each brown & white sugars, added 2 tsp cinnamon to batter, 3 cups of berries, added struesel topping). I also added the zest & juice of one lemon. I got 15 jumbo-sized muffins. I wasn't a big fan of them fresh out of the oven but this morning I found they taste a lot better.
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Honeymoon Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2011
I made this as part of a recipe exchange. This dish is delicious! Full of flavor, restaurant quality, but so easy to make. I replaced the wine w/ chicken broth (personal perference) and added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes to step 7. I really enjoyed this dish. Thanks Stacy! Update: Had some leftovers for lunch today. Added a couple tsp of half and half to loosen it up and microwaved. Great reheated!
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Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
Can't get enough of this stuff!
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Crazy Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
Very good!
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Pineapple Casserole II

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
A must have at every holiday meal!
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Aunt Bev's Famous Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2009
I'm not a fan of apple pie and so I have never made one, but my hubby wanted one for his b-day instead of cake. My pie plate is 9.5" so I was able to use up all of the 10 apples that I had (4 granny smith, 5 mcintosh, 1 fugi). The next time I make this pie, I will go with more granny smiths. I feel like they held up better after baking. I read all the reviews before trying and this is what I ended up doing: brushed the bottom crust whit egg white before filling (to prevent sogginess), doubled the spices, used 3 tbsp flour/3tbsp cornstarch & added a splash of vanilla to the apples. After 20 minutes of baking, I brushed the top crust with egg white and sprinkled with granulated sugar. Everyone who tried the pie loved it :)
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Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
I'm not a raw cookie dough eater, but I had a hard time stopping myself from eating this dough so that I could have actual baked cookies to review! I had several bags of chips needing to be used up so I mixed white, semisweet & milk chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups total). Delicious!
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2009
Delicious! I added chopped walnuts and raisins, tripled the spices & replaced 1/2 cup of oil with more pumpkin puree (instead of applesauce). I got 1 bundt and 36 mini muffins from this recipe. Will make again and again!
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
I followed the recipe for everything except I added more spices (clove, fresh nutmeg, ginger). When making the batter, I accidentally dumped half of my container of cinnamon into the bowl. I tried to retrieve as much as I could but I should have just left it! [And then I should have added even more of the extra spices I put in!] The muffin is bland even with the extra spice. Every single one of them burned a bit on the bottom, even though I baked at 350 instead of 375 for 20 minutes. And yes, I have an oven thermometer, so I know the oven is accurate. Had no problems with the cream cheese part, however it was bland as well. The strudel part (which is usually my fave part) was also lackluster. I cut the bottom 2/3 off and kept the very top of the muffin. Honestly, I don't think even those will get eaten though. I would not make these again - I feel like I wasted my time and my money.
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White Sangria

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2009
This was a hit! I halved the recipe but doubled the amount of peach schnapps and used mango, peach and thinly sliced starfruit. Very refreshing and delicious!
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
Followed cake recipe exactly. Next time I will cut the sugar a little bit. I didn't use all the sugar in the icing either -- it would've ended up way too sweet with it. I did add a little bit of cinnamon into the icing and it was even more delicious. I wasn't impressed with the cake the first day. It didn't seem to have a good banana flavor (and I used really ripe bananas). It tasted much better (and like bananas) the next day!
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Mexican Rice II

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2009
The first time I made this rice, I followed the directions exactly. It was good but not great. The next time I made it I cooked the onions in the oil first, then added the rice. After about 5 minutes, I added 1 tbsp of taco seasoning (from this site) and 1 clove of fresh minced garlic. Instead of tomato sauce, I used 1/2 of a small can of tomato paste and half of a chopped tomato. Really great with my alterations. The only thing I would do the next time is cut the oil down by 1 tbsp.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
These cookies are fabulous! Ginger things are not usually my cup of tea, but I was looking for something that was out of the usual "chocolate chip/sugar/peanut butter" range. I'm so glad I decided to make these! Though they came out flatter than I thought they would, they're the perfect sweet and spicy holiday cookie. I slightly increased the spices and only had to bake for 8 minutes. (8 minutes gave me a soft cookie with a chewy outside, 9 minutes chewy all the way through.) I put my dough into the freezer while I mixed dough for other cookies I was making and so didn't have a problem with rolling. I feel that the sugar for rolling wasn't necessary but it does make the end product sparkle prettily, so I may just cut the sugar in the dough next time I make these (and there WILL be a next time!) A lot of reviewers subbed OJ for the water and I didn't have any, so I used 2 tsp of water and 1 tsp of orange extract. Yum!
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Good Dog Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2008
I decided to make these treats for all the family dogs for Christmas. I was going to double the recipe since I had 8 tins to fill, but I'm glad I didn't - there was more than enough! I used a bone cutter, a small heart cutter and a cat-shaped (lol) cutter. I added 1/3 peanut butter as per another review. I think that if I do this again, I will up the peanut butter to 2/3 cup and reduce the oil by half. The dough was pretty greasy but when baked and cool, it crisped up nicely. I really grossed out hubby when I sampled one. But they smelled so good while baking that I wanted to see what they tasted like (a non-salty wheat cracker). I'm sure they will be gobbled up!
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Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
Very good bread but I have to say that I am glad I didn't use all the sugar (I was going to do half brown and half white sugar, so did 1 1/2 white but only had 1 cup of brown). Next time I may just do a cup of each and add some vanilla. I made mini muffins (baked for 10 minutes @ 350) and mini-loaves (20 min) and added raisins to some. Good recipe!
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2008
I really wanted to love these cookies. My hubby loves apple desserts so I gave it a try. I mostly followed the recipe but for replacing all milk with apple cider, doubling the apples and adding 1 tsp vanilla. Lots of people said they were muffin-like and I have to agree. But I'm not getting a lot of apple flavor at all.I'm wondering though if the flavor is going to improve as they sit (sort of like banana bread tastes better the next day). Right now though, they're only getting 2 stars. If they taste better tomorrow, I'll update my review. *UPDATE* - these cookies definitely got better as they sat. Still not "apple-y" enough, but good. I made another glaze with just powdered sugar and apple cider and think that was better.
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Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
I used this to frost "Sandy's Chocolate Cake" from this site. SO GOOD!
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2008
I needed to use up some cocoa so I set out to make cupcakes. This recipe had been in my box for a few months now. All I can say is wow! Why did I wait so long to try this recipe? These cupcakes turned out so good and moist. I was scared for a minute, because I tried one while it was still warm - ICK! I could taste nothing but baking soda. After cooling though, they were delicious and the baking soda taste went away. So yeah, make these but wait till they're cool to sample. Oh, I didn't make the frosting so I'm giving 4 stars. I frosted with "Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting" from this site. YUMMY!
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
Followed the recipe *exactly*. The crust did not stay together. The cheesecake itself was not very sweet, in fact it didn't really have much of a flavor at all. The texture was really nice and smooth but this is not a NEW YORK cheesecake. Where's the tang? You can't even taste the cream cheese -- isn't that the point of "cheesecake"? I salvaged by making balls of the filling, freezing, then dipping into melted bittersweet chocolate. THAT was good. This recipe, not so much.
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Lasagna Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2008
This was delicious. I decided to make the whole box of noodles though, so had to scale accordingly. We had some for dinner and I popped the other pan in the freezer for next time! I used italian sausages instead of the ground beef and spiced everything to my familys tastes. This recipe was a great starting point for something I had never made before. Thanks!
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