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Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
So, I've rated this recipe before but I can't find a way to easily update/edit it, so here's another go. I wanted to update it to mention (since I am not a huge fan of cleaning my muffin tin and I don't like wasting paper & aluminum for the cups) that a single recipe makes two perfect loaves (my Pyrex dishes are 8.5"x4.5"). When I bake this recipe I use cream cheese filling (8 oz. cream cheese + 1 c. confectioner's sugar + 1 tsp vanilla) and add pecans to the streusel. Plus, I really like the flavor of the raisins with the pumpkin so I increase them to 1/2 cup. I still bake the loaves at 350 but it takes at least an hour in my oven to set up. Hope this is helpful!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2012
Meatball Sandwich
Following the advice of other reviewers I changed the recipe ever so slightly based on my preferences (more garlic, provolone, etc.) but even the basic recipe is tasty. For a healthier alternative I did use ground turkey and although not as tasty as the beef, it'll work and it's better for the heart! Also, I am used to smaller meatballs so I actually use a measuring spoon (Tbsp) to roll out perfect 1-inch or so meatballs. It may sound weird but it works really well - and they all come out basically the same shape and size (pretty fool proof!). PS: Add some cayenne pepper for some zing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2007
Cream Cheese Frosting II
I halved this recipe and it was the perfect amount to cover a pumpkin spice cake baked in a 9x13 pan (the cake was left in the pan when frosted). I added a bit of cinnamon to it too to complement the fall flavors of the cake. It's easy to make this frosting sweeter, if you need to, but I found it to be a nice balance of cream cheese and sweet (in response to previous reviews).

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Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2007

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