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Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2004
My grandmother gave me this recipe when I first got married 17 years ago. After countless pies, it truly has "never failed" me. People rave about this crust as much as they do the actual pie! I've even doubled and tripled the recipe for bake sales and it comes out beautifully every time.
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Mixed Vegetable Grill

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2008
Oh, my! This was sooooo good. I thought the brown sugar sounded a little weird, but it gave the veggies just a slightly sweet carmelized flavor. I left out the potatoes and added some onion and sliced portabella mushrooms. I think this would work well on any assortment of veggies you prefer. I made these for Father's Day along with grilled steak, marinated shrimp from this site, and baked potatoes - and a chocolate chip cake, my DH's favorite. I had the leftovers the next day on a steak salad, and they were even better. I like the fact that this recipe makes enough for two preps, so now I've got an extra one for this weekend. I plan on making this at least once a week!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
HAH! I made this this morning for my husband to take to work - Super Bowl Snack Day. One hour later, he's e-mailing me because EVERYONE wants the recipe! Definitely a keeper! I did take some other reviewers' suggestions. I used half Ranch and half Blue Cheese dressing, used cooked shredded chicken, and I used Texas Pete's Wing Sauce and sharp cheddar cheese. I baked it in the oven for about 30 minutes until it was bubbly, and served it with Aldis brand "Entertainment Crackers" and celery sticks. Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to make it again! The only thing I might do differently is add a bit more chicken. Other than that, it was perfect.
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Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
My cousin served this at our New Year's Eve get-together, and it was fantastic! Looking forward to making it myself at home. The only thing she changed is that she left out the olives, which was OK because most people in our family don't like them.
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Never Fail Pie Crust II

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
My grandmother gave me this recipe when I got married 20 years ago, and it's been in my family for MANY years. I think the only difference was that her recipe had two tablespoons of vinegar, but it gave the crust a slightly sour bite that goes perfectly with a sweet filling. I've always refrigerated it for a few hours before rolling, and it rolls beautifully. I've not tried using it straight after making.
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Marinated Cheese

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
WOW! I had this for the first time at a Church function and it was fantastic. I was a little leery of trying it after I read some of the reviews posted here (mainly problems with the cream cheese), but I didn't have any problem. I used Meijer brand cream cheese (full fat brand), and put it in the freezer for a bit. If you work quickly slicing it, there shouldn't be a problem. The only thing I did differently was to use fresh basil instead of dry, and Splenda for the sugar. I also poured off most of the oil before serving, and it was fantastic. If you do pour off the oil, don't throw it away!! We saved it and brushed it on the bread we used to make the Double Tomato Bruschetta on this site, which is also fantastic. Thanks so much for this recipe!
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2012
Oh, my goodness, these are THE BOMB. Followed one suggestion and used 3/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar, used semi-sweet mini-chips and two large bananas because that's all I had on hand, and they still turned out fantastic - and very much DH approved. He asked me to make them again soon so that he can take them to work for his co-workers, and I don't remember him ever asking me that. Thanks for sharing!
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Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2008
Oh, my. One word: DEADLY! It went together really easily and baked up perfectly. My husband, who is a butterscotch fiend, absolutely loved it. It was a bit too sweet for me, as I'm not the butterscotch fan that he is, but I'd probably replace the chips with some sliced apples or pears, or a combination of both, and maybe some cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. YUM! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2011
Love these! For some extra flavor, gently heat the half and half with a garlic clove or two before mixing with the potatoes. I have also used part buttermilk and half and half. These also freeze quite well - they are watery once thawed, but the moisture is absorbed well and they fluff right back up when heated. Thanks!
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2006
Best.Chocolate.Chip.Cookie.Recipe.Ever.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing! I made this New Year's Eve for our family get-together, and it was to die for. The sun-dried tomatoes really added a lot of flavor. I also threw in a couple cloves of minced garlic. We also made the Marinated Cheese on this site, and we used some of the marinade from that recipe to brush the bread with before toasting. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
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Crispy Fish Fillets

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2012
These were delicious! The only thing I changed up a bit was to dip the fillets in flavored mashed potato flakes first (Idahoan four-cheese blend, in a small package), then the egg, then the big potato flakes. I could have eaten it all myself. Thanks for sharing!
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2013
Yummo! Used a white/wild rice blend, 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup flour (I had eight cups of chicken broth), used some white wine in place of sherry, no dry mustard, added a bit of thyme and poultry seasoning - basically made the soup with what I had on hand. This is DEFINITELY a keeper - very delicious! Thank you for sharing!
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Lemon Lush

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2010
I remember my grandmother making this when I was a child. It was a favorite among everyone in the family and all of the church suppers she took it to. The ingredients are just slightly different (powdered sugar in place of white sugar, sprinkle with chopped pecans), but the taste is the same. You can also make this using chocolate pudding - sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate shavings to finish. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful childhood memories!
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German Sweet Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
Oh, my - this is the REAL DEAL. Fairly easy, and absolutely delicious. For some reason, the cake tastes even better after sitting for a few days - if it lasts that long at your house. I don't know why. Maybe the flavors had a chance to blend and mellow out. Whatever the reason, I will DEFINITELY be making this again. Thanks for sharing!
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw I

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
This is my go-to slaw recipe - it tastes so much better than anything store-bought! I think next time I make it, I am going to try some of the reviewers' suggestions - salt the cabbage and carrots to let some of the water out, and keeping the dressing and slaw mix separate and mixing only as much as needed at a time. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
I've not tried this particular recipe, but it's VERY similar to one that my cousin gave me (I think it came from Taste Of Home), and we make it every year on vacation. There's so much you can do with it. We have used a Romaine/Spinach mix, added some red onion, mandarin oranges and almonds (not all at the same time, but I suppose that would work), and one day I'm going to try this with some cooked chicken to make a complete meal. Thanks for sharing!
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The Great Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
Oh, man, this was soooo good. My hubby is type II diabetic, so I was looking for something with less sugar. We couldn't tell the difference between this and pumpkin pie made with real sugar. This recipe is definitely a keeper. The only difference was that I used my grandmother's homemade pie crust. It's the best. I've seen several very similar recipes here on Allrecipes. It's got egg and white vinegar in it. I'd suggest trying it sometime - it's very easy and very good! Thank you for this recipe!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2006
Excellent marinade. My cousin made the marinade and we put it on fresh shrimp on skewers. It was so good! We generally triple the recipe, and I pour it over chicken breasts and keep them in the freezer for quick meals. The marinade itself keeps nicely in the fridge. Thank you for sharing!
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Fugi Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2009
I've had a recipe very similar to this for several years, and everyone loves it. I usually throw in a can of mandarin oranges and use a small amount of the orange juice in the dressing. I also use sunflower seeds in place of the sesame seeds, which I don't care for all that much.
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