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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2007
These are sooo delicious!!! I make em pretty often. I use butter, not shortening - after cutting in small pieces with a knife, you just have to use your hands for several minutes and keep squeezing the dough to get the butter mixed in completely. Just keep going until the dough mixture crumbles are pea-sized or smaller. The biscuits are so much better if you add extra cinnamon, sugar and raisins. Soak raisins in warm water for 8 min, drain, before mixing into the dough. I never cut the biscuits, just use my hands to make small balls and flatten them.
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Easy Key Lime Pie I

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2007
Fantastic. Easy. I used the recomendations from other users. On top of that, I made my own meringue topping: (Use stand up mixer or very strong hand mixer, high power!) beat the 4 egg whites until frothy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beat until stiff peaks form. I cooked the key lime pie for 15 minutes, took it out to spoon the meringue on top, and returned into oven immediately, baking the pie for the remaining 10-15 minutes.
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Best Ever Butter Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2006
I followed the recipe exactly, and this frosting is obviously too much of a hit or miss risk - I don't know what it is to have such greatly differed results between people. I used an electric hand mixer on high speed for over 45 minutes and it still didnt fluff up - it was stuck oily and separated. I remember my stand-up mixer back home has a "cream" and "frosting" setting on its highest power (very, very powerful at this setting). It could be that the recipe turned out to be a big wastefull mess for me because My little hand mixer might just not have been powerful enough to create frosting. I would only try this recipe if you have a powerful stand up mixer. I'm going to continue my search for a less heavy, more fluffy frosting.
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Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2005
FANTASTIC Apple Pie recipe! No brown sugar? Use white sugar, and drizzle a little honey inbetween apple layers. White sugar or honey doesn't hinder the taste, and the honey adds a special flavor. Don't be scared to add a couple extra teaspoons of cinnamon, it only makes it better. The thickness of your apple slices determines the texture of the filling: extra-thin (1 cm) slices for soft filling (almost apple-saucey), and thin (3 cm) slices for chunky apple pie. The fact this pie was in a 9x13 and not in a round pan was PERFECT for my situation - Im in Europe right now, and wanted to share a traditional American recipe, but didnt have a round pan for it! This recipe was the solution, and was a fantastic treat at that. I've made it three times already! And the crust recipe is absolutely wonderful, I've used it for quiches as well. Because this recipe has top and bottom crust, you'll have to alter it a little: Just cut the amount of the ingredients for the dough in half, and there you have a bottom crust for a perfect homemade quiche. (Just say no to ready-made pie forms!) Recommended: 'Belle and Chron's Spinach and Mushroom Quiche ' Note for dough: Keep dough cold!! Easier to work with, and best on a cold marble counter top. Put the second half in the fridge when youre working with the first half. Use your fingers to cut in the shortening, it works the best. And don't stop before its finished, it needs about 3-5 minutes, until its really thoroughly cut in well.
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Belle and Chron's Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2005
My first quiche, and the best I've ever eaten! I took the reviewer's recommendation to use the leftover bacon grease to satuee, which really brought out good flavor. I didn't have a ready-made pie crust, so I made one myself, out of the 'Danish Pastry Apple Bars' recipe. (Just cut the dough ingredients in half, and there's your bottom pie crust! And I took the picture for that recipe there!!) I figured the apple pie crust would be just as delicious as a quiche pie crust, and I couldn't have been more right about that! Turned out FANTASTIC!!
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