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Creamy Caramel Flan

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2005
I made this last night and sampled it this morning. This was really tasty. I love flan and this was my first attempt at making one "form scratch". I took the advice of another reviewer and used 4 oz of cream cheese. The texture of the custard was fine by me. The caramel did harden and was more like creme brulee. Not all of it liquified, so I found myself having to soak the ramkins to get them clean. Next time I think I will add some water while it is melting. Otherwise, this was delicious. Thank you Jo!
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Pumpkin Butter I

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2005
I made this over the Christmas holiday season and gave some as gifts. I did double the recipe and tweaked the spices to suit my taste. (I used pumpkin pie spice and only a little bit of ginger.) I will definitely make it again. I canned it and gave the jars away to friends. I was told last night by one couple that received one,that the jar was licked clean. That is a sign of a good recipe as far as I am concerned! We put this pumpkin butter on Grandma Johnson's scones. It was delicious. I added this to my personal recipe book tonight.(I loved it enough to hand write it on a recipe card!) Thanks Eleanor!
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Pumpkin Pie Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2005
This is wonderful. I have made it twice. (Once just as the recipe states and the other I improvised a bit.) I used fresh pumpkin the 2nd time and it was a hit. I had some left over spiced walnuts that I used on the top. I took some over to a friend's home and her kids loved it. Thanks Christine!
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Simple Chicken Gravy

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2005
Thank you John for a recipe that does live up to its name. It is simple to make and tasty as well. I added some Lawry's Seasoning Salt at the end in addition to the salt and pepper.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2004
These are absolutely the BEST! Thank you, thank you. I hosted a high tea this afternoon for my friend's birthday and these were a big hit. My husband has asked me to make more. (He loved them.) I served them with strawberry jam, pumpkin butter and the "Easy Devonshire Cream" from this site. I divided the dough into 2 parts, flattened them into circles, and cut them into wedges. Each part yielded 8 scones. They were the perfect size and shape. Thanks Rob!
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Easy Devonshire Cream

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2004
I found it to be too thin with only 3 oz. of cream cheese. I actually ended up using 8 oz. and it was perfect! I hosted a high tea for a girlfriend's birthday. The cream was her favorite part. It is delicious. Thanks!
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Seasoned Crackers

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2004
I omitted the garlic powder and ued a 14oz. box of crackers. These were a childhood favorite of mine. (My grandma used to make them.)I decided to make some to take with me on a Women's Retreat this weekend. (my "Something Salty") I just took them out of the oven and my kids (5&3) each had to have a small portion. They are wonderful!
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Ramen Coleslaw

Reviewed: May 30, 2004
I used a bag of preshredded coleslaw mix (with red cabbage and carrots). This is similar to a salad my aunt makes but her recipe includes grilled chicken strips. I liked that I usually have everything in this recipe on hand. It was easy to put together. My family and our guests enjoyed this very much. Thanks!
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Caramelized French Toast

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
We had this for dinner tonight, along with scrambled eggs and bacon. We loved it. My husband proclaimed it "excellent". I cut 4 thick slices of a homemade loaf of white bread, and followed the recipe for making the french toast. I halved the recipe for the caramel sauce. To make the sauce, I added about 1T of butter into the pan, let it melt down, then added 1/2c of brown sugar, and then 1/4c HOT water. After it had bubbled and thickened a bit, I added a little milk. It did not harden (it did not cook long enough to get to that stage) and it had the consistency of syrup. We poured some of the extra sauce over the french toast. Delicious! Thanks Anne!
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Deviled Eggs II

Reviewed: May 28, 2004
This is the basic recipe I have always used. I sometimes will substitute red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for the white. I have never measured the mayo- but we like it creamier, so I use more mayo until it is the right consistency for us. My deviled eggs are always the first to go at any family function.
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Chicken Fried Steak I

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2004
This is really good. I did the "double dipping" with the cutlets for about 1/2 the time, and the breading fell off. Then I decided to just dip the rest of the meat in the egg/buttermilk mixture first and then the flour and call it good... It worked much better. This was the first time that I used shortening to fry the steak and I was pleased with the results. (I have always made Chicken Fried Steak in oil) After reading some of the reviews, I was leery of heating the full 2 cups of shortening, so I started out with only 1... but I ended up adding the second cup when the steak absorbed the majority of it. I added garlic salt, seasoning salt, & fines herbes to the flour. I served it with mashed potatoes, green beans and crescent rolls. I was thrilled with the results. Thanks!
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Chicken Parmigiana

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2004
This is definitely restaurant quality. I did not have any dry bread crumbs in the pantry, so I made some by toasting 5 pieces in the oven as it preheated for the chicken,then crumbled the toasty bread and added garlic salt, parsley, and some parmesan cheese. I used Ragu sauce and a bag of "Italian" mix pre-shredded cheese. I served it over angel hair with creamy roasted vegetable soup, and cheesecake mousse with fresh strawberries for dessert. I am the granddaughter of an Italian chef (from Italy) and this is just as good as his recipe... Thanks Candy! What a lovely entree.
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Cucumber Salad I

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2004
I used white onion (I did not have a red onion) and doubled the sugar. After marinating for several hours, the onion flavor was overpowering so I drained the liquid and added 2 more teaspoons of sugar to sweeten it up. I am going to put it on a sandwich with cream cheese, tomatoes and avocado.
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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2004
The ingredients are similar to "Magic Bars" (without the nuts) that my mom used to make. This is more cake-like though and is mixed together as opposed to layered. I scaled down the recipe because I only had a cup of sweetened condensed milk. (That may have affected it) I also baked it in a smaller pan. My husband and daughter like them. I think it needs a little something, but cannot quite put my finger on it. Still, it was a nice treat. Thanks!
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Easy Rum Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2004
This is fabulous! I used light rum and a French Vanilla cake mix. (What I had on hand)I also mixed 1/2 of the nuts into the batter. The only problem I had was in getting it out of the bundt pan- It split and I ended up having to leave it in the pan and put the glaze over the bottom of it. (I let it cool completely, overnight...)My ds and I are enjoying a piece together I will definitely save this recipe! Thanks!
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Scalloped Potatoes I

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2004
This is very close to my mom's recipe except hers does not call for the shredded cheese(so if you don't have it on hand it is still really good w/o it) and her recipe does have a can of milk in it. We also dot the top with butter and sprinkle a little paprika on top for color and a bit of flavor. This is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods!
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Down Home Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2004
I made this for lunch today and I think it is pretty good. My kids (4 and 2) are not eating it, but I will feed it to hubby when he gets home tonight. I used Beef Smoked Sausage,6 small potatoes, 1/4 of an onion, and 1 small head of broccoli because that is what I had on hand. I took the advice of a previous reviewer and added 1 cup of water. I think next time I would only use about 1/2 cup of water and will make sure to use the rest of the ingredients as written. Thanks!
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Basic Cheesecake

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2004
Thank you for a great recipe. I baked it in a heart shaped springform pan, used a water bath and left it in the oven for several hours after baking, but it still had a large crack. I think next time I will turn the heat down to 325 and see if that makes a difference. I don't mind a crack or two, but if someone is looking for a "perfect presentation", it might be better to try another recipe. I made this last night as a surprise for my husband. Cheesecake is his favorite dessert. He prefers a dense, heavy cheesecake and pronounced this one "perfect". I opted to make a plain graham cracker crust. (the crust recipe did not sound like something my hubby would care for.)
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Fruit and Vegetable Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2004
I was looking for a way to use the 4 pork chops I had browned last night and came across this recipe. I used a 14oz can of sauerkraut and almost a cup of brown sugar, 1 apple, 1 small onion and no cornstarch. It is a little sweet and I probably would only add the 1/2 cup of sugar to the whole can of kraut if I make it again. Hubby said it was tasty but "it isn't his speed". I will probably be the only one to eat it,since my 4 yo dd and 2 yo ds will not even try it...
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2004
I was searching for a good muffin recipe and this one fit the bill. I used raspberries since I didn't have any blueberries and 1/2ed the topping also. I also added a heaping tablespoon of sour cream to the oil/egg/milk mixture. The trick to great muffins is to just moisten the batter(it will be lumpy)- do not overmix. The kids (4yrs. and 2 yrs. old) and I are enjoying them as a snack. I will make them again. I used a standard sized muffin tin and liners. I made 10 standard sized muffins. They were easy to get out of the pan when hot out of the oven, but after they cooled a bit, the melted topping that had run down the sides made removing the rest of them more challenging. I had to use a butter knife to loosen the sides. Thanks for a good recipe. I will try it again with blueberries and maybe some other types of fruits & nuts and/or chocolate chips. A very good base.
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