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Beer Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2014
These pancakes were amazing. I doubled the recipe, but only had one egg and it didn't seem to make a difference. The beer I used was Blue Moon and I added some orange zest. They were fluffy, tender, sweet, citrusy and delicious. I served them with some homemade orange syrup. Heaven!
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Cranapana Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2012
This bread is fantastic and deserves more than five stars. It rose beautifully and tastes delicious. You MUST USE SELF-RISING FLOUR! It's not merely a suggestion. I only had all-purpose flour so I measured it out and added 3 TBS baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt to make my own self-rising flour. The batter is thick and there is a lot of fruit, but if you mix in the banana first, it loosens up the batter a bit and makes it easier to mix in the apples and cranberries. I added the zest of one lime to brighten up the flavor and some ground flax seed for nutrition. This will be a family favorite.
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Butterscotch Pudding I

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2012
I reduced the cornstarch to 2 TBS and the consistency was perfect. I loved the flavor, though it was a bit sweet for my taste. While warm, it was smooth and creamy. The next day, after being refrigerated, it was still good, but had a grainy texture. This was my first time making pudding so maybe that is normal.
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German Pancake

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
I wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars. The pancake was delicious by itself and the syrup is absolutely phenomenal. I did leave it in for a couple minutes longer than stated and I sprayed my Pyrex pan with cooking spray before pouring in the butter. It slid right out with no sticking. Fantastic...going into regular breakfast rotation.
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Hot Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2012
I love this cake and have been making it for years. My favorite variation is to use hot, strongly-brewed coffee instead of the hot water. Yum. Remember that you are supposed to end up with a sauce under the cake. Do not try to bake it until it is set.
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Eggnog Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2011
I really enjoyed these cookies. The cookie itself was very tender and crumbly, which I enjoyed. Make sure to mix in the flour by hand. The dough should be rather dry and crumbly. If you have one solid ball of dough, your cookies are over-mixed. I used a melon baller to get the correct size and made the indentation with a wooden spoon handle. If the cookie starts to come apart, press it gently back together. The only reason I gave this recipe 4 stars was because I feel it needs a stronger rum flavor. Next time I will use rum extract because I can increase the flavor without significantly increasing the liquid. The icing, mixed by hand and stuffed in a piping bag, was the perfect consistency, nowhere near runny. Runny icing is an error on the part of the cook, not the recipe. I can't wait to make these again.
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Butterscotch Oatmeal

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2010
This was fantastic. I made it exactly as written and it was quick and delicious. Next time I will use a touch less sugar as a personal preference. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
AMAZING! I didn't have a full cup of chopped pecans so I made up the difference with some quick oats, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was perfection. The ratio of crust to filling was perfect. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing while I was eating. Do yourself a favor and make these bars. They are great when they cool and even better after they've been refrigerated. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.
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Maple Syrup and Banana Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
This is delicious and very simple to make. I put these bananas on oatmeal pancakes. The pancakes didn't turn out well, but with this sauce, no one cared. I will be making this sauce again.
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Oatmeal Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
I wanted to like this recipe, but it turned out horribly. I started out with the batter made exactly as written and after the first two paper thin pancakes I added another 1/2 cup flour and a 1/2 tsp. baking powder to come up with something resembling pancake batter. They didn't taste bad, but they definitely looked more like crepes than pancakes. Thanks anyway.
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Absolute Best Liver and Onions

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
This dish was fantastic. I only soaked the liver while the onions cooked as I prefer the strong liver flavor. After cooking, I added 1 cup of beef broth to the pan drippings and cooked until the liquid had reduced by a little more than half. I then added the onions and the liver back to the pan. The remaining liquid thickened nicely to make a delicious gravy. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
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Greek-Style Baked Salmon

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
Beautiful and delicious, this recipe is spot on.
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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
This cooking method is fantastic. The reason I only rated this recipe four stars is I had to make some changes to season the meat of the chicken as opposed to just the skin. I mixed the olive oil and spices in a bowl (adding a few extra spices to taste). I then added two tablespoons of softened butter and mixed well. I rubbed this mixture inside and outside the chicken, but I also rubbed it under the skin. This made for an incredibly flavorful, juicy bird. Thank you for this recipe.
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Antipasto Squares

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2007
This is such a good recipe. It is so easy to make, but you would never know by the taste. This is going to be a regular party food from now on.
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Dip For The Stars

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2007
I can't even describe how wonderful this tastes. The flavors go together perfectly and it is very pretty.
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Salmon with Dijon Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2007
The salmon was fabulous with the sour cream sauce on top. I mixed the dill and pepper, along with some red pepper and a pinch of salt, directly into the sour cream. The fish was moist and flavorful. However, the dijon cream sauce, in my opinion, was horrible. I reduced the flour to two Tbs. so the consistency was good, but it was incredibly bland. I tried adding garlic, salt, dill, lemon juice, onion powder and pepper, but nothing helped. I will definitely make the salmon again...without the sauce.
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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2007
This soup is wonderful. I made only minor adjustments to suit my tastes. I left out the celery and added fresh garlic, more onion and red pepper flakes. I also added a bit of cream cheese when I was blending the soup. I used half milk and half evaporated milk and added a pinch of nutmeg at the end. This is definitely going into the recipe box. Thanks.
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Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2006
This is a really good salad recipe. I used mayo instead of the french dressing and I added some garlic and onion powders just out of personal preference. Nice cool summer supper.
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Christian's Crazy Sherpa Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2006
This recipe is fantastic. I added onion, extra garlic and a touch of sesame oil. I am definitely going to try this with different veggie combos.
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Asian Coconut Rice

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2006
I really liked this recipe but I did change a few things. I added extra sugar and made this into a dessert. I cooked the rice as directed and then chilled it while I made a coconut syrup. I topped the cold rice with coconut syrup and fresh mango. Absolutely divine.
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