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Nan May's Snowballs

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2014
None of the 5-star reviewers actually tried MAKING this recipe!! While it's nice to reminisce, "boil for 3 minutes" is so vague this recipe is a flop! Boil on high? Stir/don't stir? I used a candy thermometer; 3 minutes, added vanilla, 2 more minutes, not even close to soft-ball stage... While I loved this treat growing up too, this recipe needs help. The flavors are all there, but maybe boil the sugar and butter to make a caramel, then add some milk? Will definitely try again, but not as written.
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Sour Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2014
I tried making it on a hot day and it came out more like a glaze than a frosting (probably not the recipe's fault). I was looking for something to top my carrot cupcakes and I didn't have any cream cheese- this tastes very similar and was delicious!!
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
Great as-is, but I've also made it simply with 1 cup Bisquick mix, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs. Winner winner cornbread and chicken dinner!! :)
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Classic Fried Rice

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
Just like take-out, only faster because I don't have to go get it! :)
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Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

Reviewed: May 14, 2014
As-is, too much onion. I cut the cukes about 1/4" and it still takes a lot longer to soften to the consistency we prefer, but really that's all it is; preference. Overall the spices and prep method are exactly the sweet/tangy combination I would buy in the store, it's just a matter of tweaking the shape and texture to our liking! Will make these regularly!!
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Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2014
I found this recipe for the dressing, and I thought it was missing a little something. I made half the recipe at first so I didn't waste ingredients in case I didn't like it, and thought the garlic was going to be a little strong for my 3yo (I used old garlic, which has a stronger bite too). When I doubled my batch (to make a whole recipe) I left out the second clove of garlic and added 1 Tbsp sugar and about 2 teaspoons lime juice; it was perfect for our tastes. Probably just a personal preference on sweetness, but overall a great mix of flavors. After cooking my penne noodles I poured 3/4 of the dressing onto them while still hot so it could soak in, refrigerated, then the remaining dressing right before serving so they were nice and juicy. Tastes very Italian, but not like Italian salad dressing (which is what I normally use, but I ran out). Fast and easy, we will make this again!
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2013
I hate when people change something about the recipe and say "it was awesome, but I didn't make THIS recipe..." and here I'm going to do exactly that! Such a hypocrite. I followed other tips and used regular milk, used half margarine and half shortening (plain, not butter flavored), put a dash of salt, didn't bother sifting anything, and it was AMAZING! Great balance of flavors. Works well between graham crackers- frosts well over 5 sleeves (leave in fridge overnight to soften crackers and stiffen up the frosting, voila! 1 sleeve makes 9 half-sheet sandwiches, in the morning drizzle with melted chocolate chips and quickly add birthday sprinkles for oodles of toddler smiles).
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