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Banana Bread Cookies

Reviewed: May 12, 2006
This is a wonderful recipe. Not too sweet, moist, fluffy and tasty. I halved this recipe, along with using margarine, and half whole wheat flour. I also added more banana. So good!! Oh- Also added pecans and walnuts!! But make alot, they disappear quickly. Another thing- No need for icing, just dust with powdered sugar, it will be all the sweetness you need. ****Edit:The only bad thing about these, is the tops get moist and soggy. Dont stack them on top of each other, they get very sticky.
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Pecan Pie Muffins

Reviewed: May 6, 2006
These little suckers are awesome....I used walnuts b/c thats what i had on hand....but i can imagine how much better they would be with pecans...But still....awesome.....I only baked them for about 12-15 minutes.....so they were still gooey inside....and crisp on the outside....these were so good....Sugar and fat...cant resist that!!!!! Oh..it made 24 perfect bit size mini muffins....Sprayed generously with Baking spray with flour....popped out easily!!!
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Hard Rock Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2006
This candy is very good. I am new at making candy, but having a lot of fun testing different ones. But this is easy and good. Best investment is a good candy thermometer. An accurate fast reading one. Important not to stir when boiling. I as many other people didnt, didnt dust with powdered sugar. It would be nice to roll in fine sugar or even coarse sugar instead. If you buy your oil at a craft store as i did, you get 2 small bottles and they are each ONE DRAM. If you half this recipe, you should use a whole dram for a great flavor. Your entire house will smell of cinnamon for a while...but its great. MUST USE OIL, and not extract. Oil is concentrated and tastes better. Cant wait to try other flavors. I have peppermint and want to try strawberry. Give this one a try, you'll love it!!! Also, use parchment paper, SOOOO MUCH easier than foil!!!!!!
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Honey Wheat Bread I

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2007
This is very good. Easy to make and good. But i think it could use more honey and salt. Bakes up beautifully!!!!
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2007
I made this last night for a night of playing cards with the family. I was SOOO leary of it at first, thinking it was going to be a flop. But my brother and his fiance took a bite and kinda smirked, which i thought was a bad look or response, then my brother said "This is the bomb!!" LOL Everyone loved it. The salty and sweet combo is fantastic. The only thing I didnt like personally is the feeling of jiggly jello in my mouth. I dont like that at all. So maybe next time i will just use crushed strawberries and slather the top with that. My family also said how it may be REALLY good with peaches and peach jello. So, this is a great recipe to use as a base and really experiment with. Becareful not to burn or OVER toast the pretzel layer. And i was thinking, maybe to try brown sugar with the crust and not white. It may melt into the butter and pretzel more and not be as gritty.
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Banana Bread V

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2007
well the only change i made was cutting the white sugar in half and using brown sugar instead. Hubby and step-son rated it a 4. pretty good!!! does crumble....watch out!!!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken I

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
I threw this supper together tonight in a rush. But it was GOOD. It is so close to the restaurant that my husband and i love. It could use more vinegar and sugar. But i could have diluted it a bit, i made the recipe times 3. I wanted extra sauce. Anyhow...this is really good. Best recipe yet!!!!!!
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
Im giving these 4 stars b/c my husband and step-son loved them. I 1/4ed the recipe which was a good idea, otherwise they would have gone into a sugar coma eating them all. LOL....Anyhow, i rolled them out and left them fairly thick. B/c i like my sugar cookies soft and chewy in the middle. I baked them on a SILPAT which is essential in cookie baking. I iced them with a simple powdered sugar and milk/vanilla mixture. My husband said they have the texture of those wal-mart cookies with the thick colored icing that they sell around holidays. But he said these were SOOOOO much better flavor-wise. Which is good b/c those wal-mart cookies are nasty. :P Easy recipe and yummy. Would be great for kids parties or taking to school. So easy to cut out and ice.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
Made this yesterday and it was so easy and so good. Thought my hand was gonna fall off from stirring until it hit 300*F. But it was so neat....i couldnt smell anything from the pot until about 3-5 degrees from 300*. Then BAM the wonderful smell of brittle hits you. Two to three seconds later it hits 300* and is perfect. Easy to follow.
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
These are so good and easy. I used stick "butter" flavor shortening that i had frozen. Works so much better that way. Cut it into the flour with a pastry cutter. Make sure you dont roll them out too thin. They dont puff much at all. Brush with soft butter when right outta the oven. So good with fresh strawberry jam or all natural grape jelly. Heck good with anything slathered on it. Great plain too. Hubby "tested" like 3 right outta the oven.
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Swedish Meatballs II

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2006
I can see where people are saying they dont like this sauce. So many people who reviewed have confused EVAPORATED MILK with CONDENSED MILK. No where near the same thing. READ THE RECIPE people!!!
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Buttermilk Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2006
Im giving this 4 stars b/c i dont think it was all that great of a pie, but my husband loved it. Said it was the best pie ive ever made. But the thing is, ive never eaten a buttermilk pie before, so i didnt know if id even like it. I guess i just dont like buttermilk pies. LOL!! Well i know what to make when my hubby is having a pie craving.....Ease of recipe was a big + !!!!!
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Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2006
This was soooo good. My hubby who hasnt ever tried a pumpkin roll loved it, and my brother who is picky tried it and LOVED it also. The flavor was full but not harsh. Some pumpkin recipes can be harsh or bitter tasting due to all the spices used. The filling is FAB and creamy and so good. It tasted so good firly warm and fresh and again 2-3 days in the fridge sliced cold. Yummm-E!! Oh, and so easy to make, although if your like me and breeze right through the recipe, you realize later that the powdered sugar you put in the cake batter was supposed to be used for dusting the roll and kitchen towel. Wish the 2 ingredient lists would have been seperated.
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EAGLE BRAND® Banana Cream Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2006
i was leary to make a cream pie of any kind b/c i thought i wouldnt be able to do it. B/c i tend to rush things along, but this was so easy, and the custard was done very quickly. it took longer to bake the pre-made pie crust for 15 minutes than it did to make the custard. my hubby loved this, he ate 2 pieces right away. not too sweet and very creamy. very very good!
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Beth's Scalloped Cabbage

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2006
ok you may be leary to try this recipe, but do it. i wasnt sure of it at all, but its really good. my head of cabbage was a little too small, so there was a little too much sauce for me. my hubby loved it. if your family loves cheese, youve got to try this one. it would be so easy to sneak in other veggies with the cabbage, like onions or squash. this would be excellent with yellow summer squash chopped up in it. very good. although i did have to add a touch of cayenne and some pepper. it is VERY important to use american cheese. it makes it smoothe and creamy and not stringy and sharp like cheddar.
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
Well, i didnt do raspberry b/c we dont like it, but i mixed apricot and peach jam and it was very good. A sweet/tart thing goin on. YUM! I also used real rolled oats, not the quick cooking kind, and that was pretty good, but i can see why you need the thin quick cooking kind. Also i was leary of the entire 3/4 cup of jam thinking it would be too much goo and the bars would be heck to cut, but it definately needs the 3/4 cup or maybe even a cup of jam, otherwise you feel like your eating just oats and flour. You need the gooey jam center for sure! And the nutty flavor that the oats and butter give you after being baked, its so good!!! Oh- and this recipe is soooooo EASY!!!!
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Angel Chicken Pasta

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2007
This was very good! Although I was VERY leary of this recipe. So I saw the huge reviews on this one and was kinda so-so about it. And yah - the ingredients look odd, but it really is GOOD! I would do as others state and add some fresh mushrooms (sliced) and let them cook while it all bakes. I added a clove of garlic just because we love garlic. No seasoning is neccessary. The Italian Dressing mix is enough. I didnt use a tub of cream cheese, I just cut off enough off an 8 oz. block and bought FRESH chives and it was better than the tub I would think. Its not a cheap meal, but sooooo easy. And so VERY FEW ingredients, its wonderful. Not a 5* b/c I consider this a great base recipe. Add other things to groove on the likes of your own family. Yum!!! My step-son and hubby said shrimp would taste great in this. It would almost be like a Shrimp Alfredo they said. Bake the sauce for a bit maybe, then chunk in shrimp at the last minute. Oh Oh- use chicken AND shrimp.....SUPER YUM!!
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Cinnamon Rolls III

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2007
Ok- I tried the "clone" recipe and it never turned out very good AT ALL. They were very dry. So i was leary when searching for a new CR recipe to try. But oh my gosh, thank goodness i talked myself into trying this one!!! It is soooo good. I had to hand some out to family so they could ENJOY the heck outta these. We thought the icing would be too "cream cheesy" but it wasnt. I also added a BIT more cinnamon and B-sugar to the filling. Oh- go ahead and add the whole package of pudding. I used 3/4 and threw out the rest, which was a waste; i should have just dumped it in, it wouldnt have hurt them a bit. Maybe add a touch more milk to compensate for the added dry ingredients. Anyhow, this one is a KEEPER says the hubby. And the dough rose beautifully. (check out my pics of them) So easy and so good. A recipe to be proud of.
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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2007
My husband made this for himself tonight for supper. I didnt taste it b/c i dont eat Italian Sausage. He said it was OK, but nothing too too special. He rates it 3 1/2 - 4 stars.
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Chocolate Mint Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2010
These are really good.....I used the Andes baking pieces......Which was a pain in the butt....Trying to get the pieces to stay on top of the puffy cookie.....Next time I will use half a real (rectangle) Andes or horizontally cut a York patty mint.....Very good cookie though. Make sure you use good semi sweet chips.....b/c the chocolate flavor really comes out......
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