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Easy Stovetop Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
VERY FAST! VERY EASY! The first time I made it with canned peaches and I agree - omit most of the sugar. I added the cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg too. It was wonderful! The second time I used fresh peaches and it needed the sugar. I keep the little 9 ounce cake mixes in the pantry just for this recipe but I have doubled it and used a whole cake mix (in a much larger pot) and it turned out great! I have used several different fruits, altering the spices to match the fruit (apple pie spice with apples, etc.) and they have all turned out very well. I made it once with chocolate cake and strawberries and served it with whipped cream on top - YUMMY! This is an awesome and very versatile recipe! I made it today for some unexpected guests, a single mother with three kids, and she was impressed with how fast and easy it was. When she tasted it she made me give her the copy of the recipe I had printed out on the spot and took it with her!
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Cream Puff Shells

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2001
Fast, easy, delicious - I filled it with real whipped cream and drizzled chocolate on top!
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Dumplings

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2011
Great recipe! I added a bit more salt because I felt it needed it. Start at 1 teaspoon and adjust up according to your taste. I found that bigger spoonfuls (like a tea spoon) made a good size. If you make them too small they get a bit gooey on the outside and doughy on the inside. A bigger dollop gives them room to fluff up inside. They are wonderful fluffy! I didnt cover them but rather flipped them over because my chicken and dumplings boiled over (twice!) when I covered them to simmer. Next time I will try adding complimentary spices like fresh parsely and make them all the big fluffy size!
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Pennsylvania Dutch Sour Cream Cabbage

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2006
I remember my gramma making this on cold winter days. She liked to use purple cabbage too. I fix it like she does - using some bacn drippings in with the oil - or replacing the oil. You can cut down on the vinegar and the sugar to taste if you are afraid it will be too sour or sweet. If you are used to Pennsylvania Dutch food though - it will be perfect as written! I can eat it as a meal by itself with some crusty bread slathered in butter.
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Uncooked Banana Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
May all time favorite recipe! I added more banans because people said it was a bit skimpy on them. I also added more cookies - I lined the bottom of the pan and the top too! This is a mega keeper - so light and fluffy it will make you eyes roll back in your head!
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Grilled Whole Turkey

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
I have never grilled a turkey before and was realy worried it wouldnt work. But I wanted to keep my house cool so I tried it. It was amazing! I took the spices and rubbed them all over the turkey before I seared it - then I added an extra two cups of water to the pan when I put it in. The drippings mixed with the spices and turkey juice made the most decadant gravy!! My turkey was about 13 pounds but it finished in about 3 hours. The temp guage on my grill read a steady 400 the whole time. When I lifted the lid to check the turkey it had gently stewed in its own juices and spices! It fell apart - not a pretty turkey - but so moist and tender and flavorful - my ex-husband even commented on how wonderful it was and he is a man of few compliments! The kids raved about it - and the next day turkey sandwhiches too! I can't wait to try it again with a few chickens and play with the spices a bit too! We will be grilling our turkeys from now on!
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Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
My favorite. very easy, very fast, and very tender. I use it for anything that requires a pie crust. Make sure you dont over work the dough. I just rake my fingers through it until it is mixed and then plop it in a gallon sized zipper bag to refrigerate it. Then I knead it in the bag plop it on the counter and roll. wonderful results every time!
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Beef and Garden Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
I made this exactly with only one variation - I left out the orzo pasta. It was great! I made xtra to freeze it was so good!
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Dark Chocolate Caramel Panna Cotta

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2013
Chocolate was a bit bitter and set my teeth on edge. Caramel was way too sweet. I ended up giving it to my son. He eats sugar right out of the sugar bowl.
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Rump Roast Au Jus

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2010
Wonderful! I adjusted the seasonings a bit based on what I had on hand (celery seed instead of salt. mustard instead of mustard powder, no chili powder - I just hate the stuff) and rubbed the roast before putting it in the cooker. I didnt have the 10 hours it called for so I cooked it for 6 hours on high instead of 10 on low. It was wonderful! I checked on it to make sure it wasnt drying out and put it fat side up so the fat would baste the meat and keep it moist as it cooked. A bit of beef base in the water added a little extra kick. Next time I will add a few veggies in it for even more flavor!
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
A nice basic lasagna recipe. I did change a few things. I doubled the recipe. I added a container of ricotta cheese and some parmesan to the cheese mixture along with two eggs as a binder. I used my two new lasagna pans (They have three long wells the shape of a lasagna noodle to make three long individual lasagnas - I LOVE THEM!) and it made two full pans three thick layers deep. I also tripled the sauce (so three times the sauce but a double batch of everything else) it called for and added a few small bay leaves as it simmered. Bay just does something special for italian food (and chicken too). I was able to freeze several of the mini lasagnas for later so this was an awesome way to make six lasagnas and have some left over for the freezer!
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Bread Pudding I

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
I used half bread and half cut up cinnamon rolls I had left over - WOW!! Awesome! I topped it with a vanilla custard sauce and it was to die for!
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Amish Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
All I can say is WOW! I made this at my cafe one day for a quick breakfast special. One lady took a bite, then another, and ran back to me and said, "This is the best thing I have even put in my mouth!" After an awkward pause I just smiled and said, "thank you!" I did do two things differently - first I had leftover ham I wanted to use so I subbed that for the bacon. Second I used a three cheese mix instead of all cheddar. I also topped it with a bit of cheddar half way through cooking. It is a regular on my menu now! :)
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Non-Edible Cinnamon Ornaments

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
Wonderful! I left out the cloves and nutmeg and just used the cinamon as suggested. I dried these in my dehydrator - very fast!
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Boston Baked Beans

Reviewed: May 30, 2001
We all loved it - not too sweet - not too oniony!
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Beef Enchiladas II

Reviewed: May 24, 2011
As written it is really more like a 3 1/2 only because it is pretty bland. I changed a few things obviously. first there were no seasonings so I added salt pepper and garlic powder. I used corn tortillas because I couldnt have flour. I mixed a carton of sour cream with a small can of green chilis and spooned it into the enchiladas with a scoop of the beef mixture. i also put a jar of picante sauce on top for added flavor. They were wonderful!
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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Salmon was good - dill sauce was a bit so so. Not what I expected. I used fresh dill and it just didnt have a very deep flavor profile - sort of one note. But the salmon part was excellent!
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Fruit and Nut Shortbread

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2007
I doubled the recipe and added all mixed chopped fruit instead of just cherries - they were wonderful! Watch them when they bake though - they can brown quickly.
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Sarah's Banana Bread Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2000
I wasn't brave enough to try the coconut - I made it as written! I added a bit more bananas though - I used three really large ones. I like a really fruity bread. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Turned out great!
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Fluffy Biscuit Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
This is my new go-to biscuit recipe!! Fast easy - wonderful! I doubled the recipe and rolled them out on a floured surface and used a 2" biscuit cutter it made about 12 biscuits. They puffed up really high! I served them with sausage gravy and they were wonderful. The only thing I would do different is add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the mix - but other than that it is my new favorite!!
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