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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
I did what one reviewer said--to use 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1T vanilla, and to use cake flour, or make your own cake flour. I love the results! I used this recipe to make 6 mini-bundt cakes and it filled all 6 in the pan perfectly, with no cake batter left over. The cakes came out very light and fluffy with a great vanilla taste. I will definitely keep this recipe for all of my future cake endeavors. To make your own cake flour, use 1 cup all purpose flour, remove 2T of it & put it back into your flour canister, then add 2T of corn starch. Sift 5 times.
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Peachy Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Reviewed: May 7, 2014
Maybe it is just me, but this didn't seem very sweet to me. I expected it to taste really sweet with the sweetened condensed milk, but it tasted like soggy bread and peaches. The cinnamon flavor was barely noticeable. I think next time, I will use cinnamon swirled bread to give it more flavor. Or I will decrease the water and add more cinnamon. Also the caramel sauce tasted like sweet sugary butter, not caramel. I will try reducing the butter in it next time that I make it. Also, grease your 9x13 pan really well; I greased mine with Canola oil but the whole recipe stuck like glue to it. I hate cleaning stuck on food.
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Apple Cinnamon White Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2014
I loved this recipe, it is so good ! I added about 4 oz. of cream cheese to my recipe, simply because I had some that I needed to use up. I baked this at 325 degrees, it took nearly an hour and a half. Everyone's oven is different, so keep an eye on the time and check it with a flat knife if you don't use toothpicks. For those who want more sugar since this doesn't have alot of sugar in the loaf, I would recommend adding an icing or hard sauce to pour over it, or serve it with ice cream. This recipe was so good, I made another one to give to a family member who is stopping by. This recipe can also be found posted on Facebook by those who tried it and enjoyed it. That is where I originally found this recipe.
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Easy Slow Cooker Ham

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2014
I made this recipe for Christmas and everyone loved it. I am cooking another one today along with a pot of beans. I used a spiral sliced ham so that the apple cider, spices, and maple syrup etc. would be infused between the slices. I read some reviewers who said their smoked, cooked ham was too dry using this recipe; try the spiral sliced one instead. I grew up with relatives who smoked their own hams in a smokehouse so I have to say the store-bought hams are too dry, they are also overcooked. If you look, you may be able to find an old farmer who still smokes his own meat, there are some who still do. There are ranchers in my area who raise their own cattle and sell them to buyers in the area; they will cut it up and wrap it for you. It may cost you a little more but you know where the meat is coming from, what it was fed, etc. The meat is more flavorful. I enjoy this recipe and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys using their slow cooker. Vary the spices according to what you like the best.
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Home Made Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
Can anyone tell me the secret to making mayonnaise? I have tried a blender, also a hand blender yet all I ever end up with is a yellow colored oily mess that smells like mayonnaise but is nothing more than eggs and oil. I've tried making it several times and always get the same results even though I add the oil very slowly and have the speed on high as everyone recommends. It doesn't get thick or white or look anything like mayonnaise. That is the only reason that I am giving this recipe one star.
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Homemade Mayonnaise II

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2013
I guess I must be doing something wrong. I tried to make this recipe twice and each time just ended up with an egg colored oily mess. It would not emulsify into mayonnaise. I tried first with a stick blender in a cup, then a Kitchenaid Blender. I followed the directions both times, slowly adding the oil. Still made just an egg yolk colored greasy mess. I only gave this one star because it is apparently my fault that the recipe did not work, nothing against the recipe. I hated wasting all those ingredients though.
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Low Carb Zucchini Fries

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2013
If you are seriously counting carbs, pay attention to the recipe servings listed. This recipe is for 6 servings, so one serving would only be 3/8ths of a zucchini for 4.5 grams of carbs. Great recipe for those of us on Atkins who are missing fried junk food...
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Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
I am making this ice cream right now in a Cuisinart ice cream/yogurt maker that someone gave to me. I would not call this ice cream but ice milk since it is not the custard based ice cream and basically all you are using is milk and sugar. I have to say, I am someone who craves sweets every day and this is way too sweet ! I would suggest somehow cutting amount of the sweetened condensed milk used in this recipe so that you use less, or maybe add other flavors to cut down on the sugar. It is so very sweet, I ate maybe 1/4th cup of the ice cream when it was done and I feel physically, like I just ate a whole bowl of sugar, with milk on it, jittery and nauseated. If I make this recipe again, I will just use 1/4th cup of sweetened condensed milk instead of the whole can and maybe add fruit for a sweet taste. As far as an ice cream taste, this tastes like ice milk. Also the costs is far greater making this than if you just buy a carton of Breyers on sale. Homemade is sometimes better in some recipes, but next time I will just buy Breyers or Edys.
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Peanut Butter Candy Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2012
First of all, I never buy margarine. I used butter (homemade butter when I have time to make some). I love this recipe but I am not a huge fan of the 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs in this recipe; the crumbs seem to overwhelm the taste and texture where there is less peanut butter taste. I have made it with 1 cup of crumbs and it still seemed too much. The next time I make this recipe, I will increase the peanut butter, decrease the butter and crumbs. I am a huge fan of the peanut butter cups recipe on this same website, which can also be made into bars.
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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2012
This is my "go to " recipe when I want granola bars. I use this as the base recipe and add whatever I have on hand, like coconut, peanuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, or ground flax seeds instead of wheat germ, etc. I have also used old-fashioned oats rather than the quick oats. I usually add more peanut butter since our family loves peanut butter. I just use less butter instead. This is also a good recipe for "raw foodists" who want a sticky granola snack.. just add your own dried fruit and homemade peanut butter and leave out the cooked ingredients.
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Biscuits for Two

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
This recipe was great, very quick and easy to fix and just the right size for a single person who only wants a small quantity. I could only make 4 small biscuits with it, they were a little bigger than a donut hole or meatball ( I am trying to think of something to compare the size to ). The recipe was just perfect for me, I live alone, just me and my dog. Three for me and a treat for her :)
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Black Bean and Corn Salad II

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2012
This is a great recipe that can be used as a salsa with chips. A co-worker fixes a similar recipe but without the avocado and calls it cowboy caviar.
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Cranberry Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
A word of warning to viewers... don't substitute orange extract for the orange zest. I was out of oranges so I decided to use orange extract. The alcohol reacted with something in the recipe and the dough turned a bluish-green color. The scones tasted ok, but they were so hideous colored that I had to throw them out.
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Orange Bow Knots

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2012
I made these last night. I used butter instead of shortening as I had none on hand. My only complaint is that they needed more orange flavor and sugar. Without the icing, they tasted like a regular roll, the orange flavor and sweet was barely noticeable. But that may be just me, I like strong flavors and sweets. Next time I will increase the sugar and add some orange extract. You can leave out the orange and make the garlic knots with this recipe; like the ones served in some pizza restaurants. Just have some minced garlic and olive oil for dipping.
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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2012
This is a great way to have turkey for sandwiches when you don't want that fake sliced stuff sold in the stores. I didn't add the can of turkey gravy because to me, the stuff just looks awful in the jar or can. I just used the juices from cooking the turkey breast to make my own gravy. I love the fact that I can put this in a slow cooker and forget about it, almost no work or cleanup at all.
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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
This is a great recipe. One reader had a problem with it turning into peanut butter pebbles and dry crumbs. I have had this happen before also. I think the weather and humidity can sometimes play a role in how your fudge turns out, I have been told. I don't know if this is an old wives' tale or not but sometimes I make it and it is creamy and great, other times it is dry and crumbly despite the fact that I make it the exact same way each time.
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Cheese Ring

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2011
This recipe is great but it is actually an enhanced version of pimiento cheese just without the pimientos. You can use pimientos if you want to give it some red and green Christmas colors-green from the onions, red from the pimientos. I've made this recipe and included cream cheese and it was good too.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2011
This is a great recipe for frosting cookies. You can smooth it on with a spatula or use a piping bag to make decorations. If you are doing alot of cookies, however, make more than one batch. I frosted 3 dozen when I doubled this recipe and I scraped the bowl clean to do all 3 dozen.
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Cookie Balls

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I guess I did something wrong when making these. The cookie/cream cheese middle was soft and mushy after I dipped them and let the almond bark harden. The cookie middle tasted like a wet oreo cookie. Also my white almond bark must have been heated too hot. I put it in a pot on the lowest heat possible and stirred frequently but it scorched, turning brown. It tasted ok and I still used it but I didn't have the pretty white cookie balls like everyone else had in their photos. As attractive as these cookies look, I don't think I will make this recipe again until I find out what my failure was. The mushy cookie middles were not good.
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Fresh Cranberry Punch

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2011
This was really great! I like the idea of making your own fresh cranberry juice. I recommend using fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon juice also. I used fresh cranberries. It makes a whole gallon pitcher full so be sure that you have a gallon size pitcher or punch bowl on hand. It filled my gallon pitcher to the top. I will do as one reader said and next time try it with unsweetened tea added, less water.
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