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Swedish Ground Almond Spritz Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2005
These cookies absolutely do not work. The dough is way too soft to press, even with 1 cup extra flour. They spread into a shapeless puddle when you try to cook them. The only positive thing about this recipe is the smell.
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Spritz Orange Crisps

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2005
These are pretty good. I had never made spritz cookies before, and when I found my grandmother's old cookie press sitting in the kitchen cabinet, unused, I decided to give it a try. I baked the first batch for 10 minutes--they burned to a crisp! So I reduced the cooking time to about 6 minutes, and they turned out a nice, barely golden brown. Since I had a bit of trouble adapting to the press, most of my cookies were not pretty enough to save for the Christmas platter, but my family plans to eat them anyway. I doubled the amount of orange juice and zest and used butter-flavored crisco. You can really taste the orange. Thanks for sharing.
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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2005
This recipe was okay, but way too garlicky! And I'm a garlic lover! Also, there wasn't enough sauce. Overall, I think I will keep this recipe but tone it down a little, maybe tinker with the sauce a little to make more. This is a decent basic recipe.
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Zucchini Pineapple Bread II

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2005
I tried this about a week ago, since I needed to use up some zucchini. This bread tasted okay, but I wasn't very impressed with it. It needs some more flavor, like maybe cinnamon or nutmeg. I'll try it again later and add some spices, then rate this again. Thanks anyway.
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Crispy Fish

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2005
This is a great recipe! My family loves it and always wishes I had made more. The fish is very tasty and seems to melt right in your mouth. I usually make the amount of coating called for in the recipe, but instead of dredging in a bag, I put the fish in a bowl with the coating, making sure to pick out any fish peices and fry them. I then put the extra coating in a freezer bag and freeze it until next time. There doesn't seem to be any negative effect to this, and I don't think it's unsanitary, as the coating is kept at a very low temperature until I fry the fish.
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Catfish Creole

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
This recipe was a little bland and needs some salt, but it was very good for a quick, light dinner. I will probably make this again sometime.
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Mother's Applesauce Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2005
This cake was wonderful! It is very easy to put together, and the flavor is fabulous! I couldn't find dates at the store, so I substituted it with chopped apple. This cake is not light, but it has a good texture and the smell is simply irresistable! The only complaint I have is that my pan was a little too small and I will have to find a bigger one.
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Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2005
I first tried this recipe a couple of months ago, wanting to experiment with something other than chicken or beef (my dad thinks these are the only meats there are). This recipe is one of my family's favorites now, even my dad's. It is extremely easy to put together, and always turns out spectacular! I've read that some of you reviewers don't care for the flavor or found it not flavorful enough--try scaling the recipe to the amount of meat you have (look at the pounds on the package). I make extra and freeze for later. Delicious!!!!!
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Mary's Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
I tried these at Christmas time this year. They weren't terribly difficult to make and the dough was easy to work with (with a well-floured board and rolling pin), but this recipe only made half the amount I thought it should. The taste was okay--a little bland, but better with frosting. They also spread too much during baking, and did not hold their shape very well at all! I don't think I'll make these again; they're just too bland and crumbly. I've tried several sugar cookie recipes from this website, and one of the reviewers said she'd stick to the recipe in BHG for sugar cookie cutouts. Then I tried that recipe as well. I agree with her 100%--BHG's were exactly right, just what I was looking for!
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
I tried this recipe on sugar cookies for Christmas. I halved the recipe, but added a bit more sugar than it called for. I was extremely disappointed. It turned out to be a waste of time, money and decent cream cheese. The taste was okay but not great. It was also too runny, even with extra sugar. I added mint flavoring to a third of it; never, EVER try that! It tastes disgusting. No one in my family cared for this frosting at all! I wouldn't recommend it for cookies, period!
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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2004
This frosting is absolutely perfect! I used it for Christmas cookies this year and it turned out beautifully! I only made one batch, but I made three colors/flavors by separting it into different bowls. I made chocolate by adding cocoa powder (for baking) and red, green, blue and yellow food coloring (you have to be careful to use a bit more red than green or it will look like poo, as I discovered). I made butterscotch by adding butterscotch extract/flavoring and colored it a baby yellow (this was my favorite). And plain vanilla, as called for. The texture and spreadability are just right and wonderful for sugar cookies. This is definitely going in my "To Keep" file!
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Ruth Cullen's Green Bean Bake

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2004
I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner thinking that it would be something a little different. It was different all right--no one went back for seconds or thirds, as they do with my usual way of cooking green beans. Overall, this recipe is easy to make, but it just doesn't taste very good at all, nor does it look appetizing.
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Special Roast Turkey

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2004
This was a very tasty and aromatic recipe, but I've made better with no recipe at all!
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Easy Turkey Gravy

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2004
I liked that this recipe was so easy to make and it did have a good flavor. However, I found the end result a bit too thin for my liking; I didn't have enough time to wait for it to reduce. I think I'll stick to my old-fashioned way of making gravy, but the canned soup might make a nice addition.
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Orange Fluff I

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2004
This recipe is simply delicious! Easy to make when you haven't got much time to cook dessert.
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Carrot Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2004
This recipe is another family favorite! We have this with special dinners. It goes nicely with beef or pork roasts, chicken, or any other roasted meat. It is also very good when served with ethnic dishes (Indian food especially). I guarantee this will become a holiday favorite, even for those who think they hate carrots!
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Pan-Fried Asparagus

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2004
This recipe is delicious and so easy to make! My family has it regularly at least once a month. This is really a no-fail recipe, since even my sister can make it--and she is a self-proclaimed non-cook!
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