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Pie Snacking Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2012
Great recipe! Super easy to make, my 10 year old did it with no trouble and it was very moist and delicious. I checked it at 35 minutes as Brian suggested and it was done, just a little crumb on the toothpick, perfect. Will be making this often!
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Fast Apple Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
It was okay. I added flour to the filling but other than that I followed the recipe. Maybe the apples I used were too tart for this recipe, my pie was just too tart overall. I don't think apples and rhubarb are a great combination. I will not make this again.
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Chocolate Bliss Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
I was looking for a chocolate fix and didn't have any cocoa powder for my usual brownie recipe so I tried this recipe, since I had all the required ingredients. I followed the recipe exactly, including the frosting, and it was easy to make. I thought they were a little dry when I tried the first brownie but when I tried another one the next day I discovered that they had improved overnight and were very moist and chocolatey. I think they are more cake-like than brownie-like, but a delicious dessert nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Chocolate Sheet Cake III

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
This is a wonderful chocolate cake recipe. All the ingredients are staples that you probably already have. It's super fast and easy - comes together quickly, it bakes in no time (18 mins for me) and you frost it while it's still warm. You can whip it up while you're making dinner and it's ready to eat for dessert. Plus it's delicious. The icing is a great recipe in itself, it would be a perfect chocolate donut icing. I made the recipe as written except I added a little Khalua and reduced the cinnamon by half. You could probably adjust the flavoring any way you like and get a tasty result every time. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.
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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 16, 2008
Allow me to add another 5-star rating. These brownies are easy to make and use ingredients that anyone who likes to bake would have on hand, and they are absolutely deicious. Fudgy, chewy, crispy top, chocolatey - the perfect brownie. The only bad thing about them is I can't stop eating them.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2007
These muffins are so good! I made a couple of minor alterations to the recipe - used 1 c of whole wheat flour and 1/2 c AP flour (instead of all AP), and added 1 tsp of vanilla. I made mini-muffins and added mini chocolate chips to half of the batter. Both the plain banana and the banana chocolate chip were super moist and delicious. The whole family loved them and they disappeared fast. This is by far the best banana muffin recipe I've ever tried. It's a keeper!
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Savory Breakfast Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
These are so good! I served them at a brunch, along with a sweet muffin, and everybody said how good they were. These savory muffins were quickly gobbled up and gone. The sweet muffins were also good but they did not disappear nearly as fast as these savory muffins. I will certainly make them again.
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All American Roast Beef

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
I was making roast beef fot the first time looking for guidance, and this was helpful, but flawed in my opinion. I used the cut suggested, eye of round, which I had to special order from my butcher but it was worth it. It's a nice, fairly inexpensive cut for feeding a crowd, and the simple seasoning used here is perfect. However, the oven temp and cooking time didn't work for me. I started my room-temp 5.5 lb roast at 375 as directed, and because I used a probe thermometer and watched the temp, I found it was cooking faster than I'd anticipated. I quickly lowered the heat to 300, then 200, and still it was done much earlier than I expected, the entire cooking time was under 90 mins. I think 375 at 20 mins/lb would produce a very well done piece of meat, so if that's what you like, go for it. But if you like your meat closer to medium-rare, I agree with the reviewer who said USE A MEAT THERMOMETER. Throw out your timer, watch the temp instead. Take your roast out of the oven when it's 10 degrees cooler than your desired final temp. Let it rest for 20 minutes before cutting it, it will cook that last 10 degrees on the counter while it rests. I'd use a lower oven temp than this recipe calls for, 300 or even 200, cook it slow and low. But the cut and seasonings in this recipe are great. I don't think any liquid is needed, just use a roasting pan with a rack so the meat is raised over the pan.
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Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2007
This dish is outstanding! I made it for a New Year's Day brunch and everyone really enjoyed it. If you like mushrooms, you will love this. And if you like wine this is a dish for you, because the flavor compliments wine beautifully. I put the whole dish together the night before, and the day of my brunch all I had to do was put it in the oven. The only complaint I have is that it bubbled up so much while it was baking that it made a mess all over the bottom of my oven, so next time I will use a slightly larger pan than what is called for. There will definitely be a next time! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it's fantastic!
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Portuguese Chicken I

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2006
I just finished eating this, and I gotta give it 5 stars. It was really tasty and fairly easy to prepare. The one complaint I have about the recipe is the ingredients list 1 tsp each of salt & pepper and the recipe doesn't tell you what to do with them. I added them to sauce while it was reducing and that worked out well for me. Maybe that's why other reviewers thought the sauce was bland - it would have been without the S&P. I thought the consistency of the sauce was perfect, like gravy. I didn't serve with rice, I did pasta with tomato sauce instead and it didn't really go well with the chicken. Next time I will serve with garlic mashed potatoes - it would be fantastic with the sauce!
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Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2006
Pretty easy and very good! I bought cornish game hens because they were on sale, I never made them before. Thanks to this recipe they turned out great! I followed it almost exactly. I only made 2 birds, but I kept the amounts the same for the suace ingredients, as other reviewers had suggested to double the sauce - they were right! The birds came out moist and succulent and tasty, and although it took a long time to cook it was quite easy. The addition of roasted potatoes and garlic bread made a very satisfying meal. This one is going in the recipe box!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2006
I made these cookies for Halloween. I followed the recipe pretty closely, just left out the nuts and instead of mixing the choc chips into the batter I used mini choc chips to make jack-o-lantern faces on top. I also flattened the cookies on the baking sheet before putting them in the oven so they would be a little flatter and used a spatula to make ridges on them so they would look like little pumpkins. They came out very well, they are cake-like with a mild pumpkin flavor, not too spicy, and the chocolate chips are a great addition. The kids like them a lot. They're a tasty and cute seasonal treat!
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Pumpkin Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2006
I just made these muffins and they turned out great! I used a can of pumpkin puree instead of fresh, and reduced sugar to 1 1/2 cups. Made 24 mini muffins and another 6 full size. They sure are tasty, the kids love them and I do too. I am going to frost the mini muffins with a cream cheese frosting and decorate with a piece of candy-corn for Halloween.
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Chocolate Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2006
I was expecting this to be dynamite but it was just okay, which really surprised me. I love banana bread, love chocolate, this should have been a slam dunk. I re-read the recipe after making it and realized what was missing - no salt! I think that would have made all the difference in the world. I might try this again and add a little salt next time.
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2006
This is really good! I used an Australian Shiraz/Cab blend. I didn't modify the recipe at all except to add a splash of lemon-lime soda in the glass. I will make this again, it would be great for a party.
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Waffles I

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2006
I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose, doubled the sugar and vanilla, and used 1% buttermilk instead of regular milk. It was fast and easy and they turned out great, everyone in the family was happy!
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Cocktail Meatballs

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2006
I made these 4 or 5 times throughout the holiday season, they're delicious. I used store-bought frozen meatballs and threw them in the crockpot with the sauce ingredients. So easy and so good.
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Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2006
Very good, healthy muffins. My 4-year old didn't like them but the rest of the family gobbled them up. They are freezable too, I made a big batch and froze half of them.
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Big Germans

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2006
This is just like the baked pancakes my mom used to make, delicious! I replaced half of the AP flour with whole wheat flour and added a little more milk, it turned out great.
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