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Original Ranch Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
I love Hidden Valley Ranch dip made from the packet, but I think the flavor is too over-powering for this recipe.
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Pizzelles III

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
We've always had these in our family at Christmas but only the anise flavored ones. I usually use my Gran's recipe but my husband wanted the chocolate ones so I found this recipe. I used it for the anise ones, too, and they are perfect! The only thing I do different is still use the vanilla even when making the anise ones. It seems to lift the flavor of the entire cookie.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2010
These are truly an exceptional cookie. I did make some changes but I think they only enhanced the great recipe that Beth has shared with us. I used all butter instead of shortening, added a little ground allspice, used Sunmaid Mixed Raisins (Thompson, Golden, and Red Flame, YUM!) For my oatmeal, I used Arrowhead Mills Oat Flakes which is a very sturdy oatmeal and my nuts were sliced almonds. Together the almonds and the oat flakes added a nice crisp crunch around the chewiness of this fabulous cookie. Thanx so much for sharing this, Beth! This will be the standard for oatmeal cookies around here from now on. :0)
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
I made this recipe as written except my roast was just over 4 lbs. so I used two bottles of IBC. The root beer did give the loin a slightly sweet pleasant flavor, but I feel it needs some seasoning. We ate it without BBQ sauce and it was good but I did make a custom sauce for half of it and returned it to the crockpot to simmer in that for a while. It consisted of cider vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar, molasses, a little garlic, Worcestershire, and Frank's Red Hot - no measurements, just all ingredients to taste. I would make it again with a little additional seasoning added.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
This is the first time I've made any kind of Indian dish. It was delicious and the husband loved it, too. I did only use half the cayenne in the marinade, and only 1 tsp. of salt in each the marinade and the sauce. I think I could have even used half of that amount of salt. I didn't need to double the sauce, it was more than enough and there's still enough leftover for husband's lunch tomorrow. I also think it would be better with coconut milk rather than the cream, as someone else suggested. This is a keeper recipe with the adjustments made.
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
This is a very delicious cake. Totally awesome. However, as one other reviewer mentioned, it gets soggy very quickly. I suspect it's due to the oil to flour ratio. it begins to deconstruct the very next day so I would only make this again if I were taking it for a potluck or somewhere it will be eaten all at one sitting the same day.
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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
Best peanut butter cookie...ever! I didn't even change a thing except using some whole wheat pastry flour for a portion of the total flour. These are awesome!
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Italian Wheat Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2008
These were the softest, fluffiest wheat rolls ever! I let them rise way longer than doubled in an oiled bowl first. I formed the rolls by tucking them around and under to stretch the tops a little and put them in 9x5 glass casseroles, six rolls to each. I let them rise for over an hour again. Sugarmagnolia, if you didn't get them to rise it may have been that your water/olive oil mixture wasn't cool enough yet. Too hot and it will kill the yeast. I do encourage you to try this again. :)
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Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2008
This is a really awesome waffle! We both loved it and husband thought it was good enough to be a dessert. I did make some mods: I cut the recipe to 4 servings, Used a fresh sweet potato, Used whole wheat pastry flour, Used yogurt instead of milk, Added some vanilla to the egg/yogurt mix, Before adding the egg whites I stirred in soy milk, 3 TBS. one at a time until it was the consistency I was looking for. I knew it was going to be thicker with the whole wheat pastry flour so I saved this step to near the end rather than trying to compensate for it at the beginning. This was a lot of time, work and used up a lot of dishes, LOL, but was really, really delicious! Definitely worth the effort. Thank you for a great treat!
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Light Wheat Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
I liked these rolls very much. The only change I made was the suggestions by other reviewers to brush with olive oil instead of butter and sprinkle with seasonings. I used sweet basil, granulated garlic and a little kosher salt. (I may use butter the next time I make them. Either way is fine.) These look a little intimidating but they aren't. They were very easy to make. I'll use the recipe again to make cinnamon rolls, too, as someone else suggested. I only gave it four stars because I thought the roll itself could have had a little more flavor. Otherwise they are very light. It's a really good recipe, even for beginners.
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Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2008
These are totally awesome! I didn't change a single thing in the recipe...no, really! LOL And that's rare for me. Perfectly light and delicious just as they are. My husband was very skeptical of corn muffins with his favorite fruit in them but I immediately had to make a second batch (originally only made 12.) Do make these! You'll love them! :D On edit: I did change one tiny thing. I forgot until I went to make the second batch. I swapped out 1 cup of whole fat plain yogurt for the milk and added 2 TBS. milk to moisten up just a tad more.
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2008
Great recipe. Really yummy cookie! Used a half and half mix of whole wheat pastry flour and unbleached white all purpose. I followed the suggestions to add 1/2 c. more flour and 1/2 c. more PB (Smuckers Natural Smooth) and this made just over 3.5 dozen. I did forget the suggestion to add a little vanilla, dagnabbit! Oh, well...next time, because there will be a next time as these are so good!
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Kentucky Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
These were excellent! Just got done eating them with some homemade apple butter! I didn't have any buttermilk so I used plain yogurt and increased that to 1 cup. Also left them about 3/4-1" and spritzed them with canola oil from my kitchen spritzer before putting them into the oven. I baked them for 20 minutes because they were thicker but could have used a couple of minutes more. Best biscuits I've ever made. Thanx so much for the recipe.
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Fresh Apple Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
This cake is wonderful! Just the thing for a breakfast cake in place of muffins. I added cinnamon to the apples, used all brown sugar in the cake batter, switched the proportions of wheat to white flour. I baked it in a 9 x 13 glass cake dish, topped with oatmeal streusel, for 20 mins at 400 and turned the heat down to 325 for 55 mins.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2007
I made this recipe the first time and while it was very, very good, it was way to sweet for us. This time I cut the sugar in half and it was perfect, again, for us. I also added 1/2 cup of frozen niblet corn to the batter and added about an additional 8 minutes to the baking time to accommodate the temp of the frozen corn. Excellent recipe tho! It's a keeper.
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Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2006
Substituted butter for the margarine and brown sugar for the white. They turned out fabulous. The are the most consistent and uniform cookies I ever make. Tastes like a soft ginger snap. My husband requests them again and again!
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Cranberry Oat Bars

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2006
I've made thi recipe for my husband's lunches for the last three weeks. The first week was with the cranberries. Last week I used blueberries. This week it is raspberries with a few cranberries thrown in. He loves them! I think I have figured out the problem with the left over dry ingredients. Usually I increase the recipe for a 9x13 baking dish. This week, I made the recipe as shown for a 9x9 baking dish and still used a 9x13 baking dish. It was just the correct amount of dry ingredients with not a ton left over.
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2005
These are really excellent cookies for fall. I did use only half the shortening and substituted butter for the other half. I used an extra 1/2 cup apples and 1/2 cup raisins in place of the nuts. Will definitely make these again!
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