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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2013
I really love this recipe. I tend to make a deep dish pie so this recipe will give me one double pie crust plus some cut outs for the top. I can get two double pie crusts when using a fairly flat, traditional pie plate. I shred my 'frozen' shortening into the dry ingredients and then I use a pastry cutter until I have a fine meal. I found that after 30 minutes of chilling- this dough was extremely easy to work with. Remember the less you work with the dough when rolling- the better it will be! The more you work it that tougher it becomes (this is true of most pie dough recipes!) This makes a beautiful pie crust! I use an egg wash on my crust before baking. And, if it is a fruit pie I will sprinkle sugar overtop as well. Perfect.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
Fabulous recipe. I only doubled the vanilla. These rolled out like a charm after just an hour in the fridge. I didn't have to add any extra flour. I just ensured my surface and rolling pin were well floured. This is everything you want in a rolled sugar cookie. You won't be sorry using this recipe- I promise!
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Basic Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
This recipe was incredibly easy. This was my first time making pasta. Despite the hilarious mess the two of us made- It really was delicious! I let the dough rest a bit before rolling and placing it through the pasta maker. The attachment in my mixer made it easy. At this point we didn't change a thing. Next time we will try adding herbs.
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Crepes

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2008
This recipes is incredible easy and impressive. Every single crepe turned out! I have been making a lot of spinach/goat cheese crepes. Pour the batter into your pan and let one side cook. Flip and then add a bunch of fresh spinach on top with crumbled goat cheese. Once the other side is cooked I flip each side of the crepe to make a pocket and let the goat cheese inside melt. Delicious!
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Herbed Potato Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2008
This was incredibly easy and incredibly delicious! I minced a couple cloves of garlic and minced a rib of celery for this one. I sauted the onion with the celery and garlic. For the rest of it I followed the directions. It was so filling and satisfying. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe!
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Matzo Brei

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2008
This recipe is great with tweaking. My Dad used to make this a lot for us growing up. Really play around with it until it is perfect for you. We eat it with my grandmother's homemade jam.
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Cosmopolitan

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2008
This is a fantastic recipe for cosmos. I however prefer to use Rose's lime cordial instead of fresh lime juice. It really helps balance the cranberry juice. Yum!
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2008
This recipe is fantastic. I am not a fan of nuts in cakes so I ommited them. I used my kitchenaid mixer and it really encorporated everything well. I loved how after a good beating the batter had a fantastic light orange colour. After baking my cake was beautiful. The texture was perfect. I loved how it had a great orange shade. The frosting was delicious too. This is the PERFECT carrot cake!
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
This recipe was okay. I think I might even roll them a bit thicker next time. I didn't find the cookies to be very favourful. It just tasted like something important was missing. The colour and texture was nice. And they did not taste bad. The dough was really easy to work with. I think this would be a great cookie to make with your children. They will realy be able to easily work the dough.
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Microwave Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2007
This was a deliciously easy version of lemon curd. This is something I really fell in love with when I was living in England. I think I would cut the amount of lemon zest I used. I really enjoyed this recipe. It was perfect for filling cupcakes with!
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French Onion Soup Gratinee

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
This recipe was absolutely divine! Unfortunately I didn't have any red wine or sherry on hand. It was Sunday, and the liquor stores were closed! However, I did have a decent white wine and it actually did the trick. I used swiss and gruyere on top. I also browned some very finely minced garlic with the onions. This soup was fabulous. Make this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!
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Roasted Turkey Legs

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
This is a great recipe for those who love dark meat and don't want to be bothered cooking a whole turkey! I use broth instead of water. I also then half way through the cooking time surround the turkey legs with savoury stuffing. I keep a lid on the roasting pan until the last little while as well. It keeps the meat juicier, and then I just brown it toward the end.
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Bread Machine Bagels

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2007
I absolutely love these bagels! This was my first time making them. I assumed they would look strange and be bumpy etc. But they were not! They were really pretty and really delicious! I followed the directions, however I added an extra 1/4 cup of water to the dough. My bread maker sounded like it was killing itself... so the water was VERY important! I added sesame seeds. They were impressive! I can't get good bagels in Halifax, N.S. Now I can!
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Rachel's Wasabi Cocktail Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
I hate giving bad reviews. I have tried to make this (twice now) And I DO like wasabi. However, this recipe is terrible. I couldn't stand it at all, and a couple of my friends cooking with me did not like it either. So, it COULD be me, but I did try it twice. (With a friend along the way the second time!)
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Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2007
I have to admit, I had high hopes for this recipe. I also wasn't that pleased with it. I mean, it was edible... it just wasn't great. It tasted like I had bought a frozen pizza crust from the grocery store. I added some garlic powder to the crust, but it was still rather tasteless.
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Jo Jo's Favorite Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2007
These muffins were fantastic. I added a half a cup of chocolate chips to the batter. There isn't anything more delicious than banana chocolate chip muffins. They stayed extremely moist. I kept them in a large tupperware container to make sure they stayed that way. They were easy to make. What a great use for over-ripe bananas!
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2007
This is a pretty good latkes recipe. I see no reason for using 3 eggs. I feel that one egg per 2 cups of potato is more than enough. I like to grate most of the potato, and then shred aprox. one half a cup of potato. Growing up my father would grate the potato and not shred it. Some people love using matzoh meal instead of flour, that works great too!
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2007
This chicken was absolutely delicious. I mainly used the cooking method and changed the spice rub a bit. I used lots of garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder for the rub. I quartered an onion and placed the chunks inside the cavity of the chicken along with 3 smashed garlic cloves, and a chopped carrot. My 4 pound chicken cooked in 4.5 hours. It was golden and somewhat sticky (as promised) We are usually lovers of only dark meat, however the breast meat was SO juicy we were converted! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2007
These vegetables are fantastic. I used yukon gold potatoes, a giant red onion, an orange bell pepper, portabello chunks, and acorn squash chunks. I minced 3 cloves of garlic as well. I LOVE garlic! The balsamic vinegar did something amazing to these veggies. We served them along with a delicious rib-eye steak!
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A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2007
This is a simple, delicious, classic way to cook a turkey. Use this recipe as a solid foundation each time you cook a turkey. Experiment with different herbs, and rubs etc. Always keep the ingredients mentioned, but feel free to add some new ones! I always make sure to rub the butter underneath the skin where I can too. Especially right underneath the skin on top of the turkey's breast. Delicious! To the reviewer who stated that her turkey was not completely cooked after 5.5 hours: There is a really good chance that you did not properly thaw your turkey. It is supposed to take almost 5 hours per pound to thaw in the fridge. Some turkeys will even take longer!
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