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Megan Jaye Highfill

Adrienne's Cucumber Salad
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This was great! I substituted rosemary for dill (living in a non-western country, sometimes I don't have access to specific spices). I also used white wine vinegar instead of just white vinegar. I agree with the review about salting and peppering the cucumbers and onions prior to putting on the mixture. I wish I had done it last night, but I always worry about cucumbers getting soggy and/or moldy, so I'm okay with doing it about 2 hours before serving and letting it refrigerate.

Restaurant-Style Potato Salad
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I've used this recipe twice now, changing it up a bit each time. I don't have access to sweet pickle relish, so I just cut up baby sweet pickles into tiny pieces. This gives more tang per bite, which I like. The first time, I left out the pimento (once again, no access to pimento in my little remote island). This time, though, I used canned green chiles instead. Yum! Gives a little bite which is great. I also add generous amounts of salt and black pepper and a tiny bit of paprika.

Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding
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Texture did not turn out as planned. Perhaps I made a mistake, but it seemed very simple.

Sarah's Homemade Applesauce
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So easy! I had never made applesauce before and now I swear, I'll never buy it again. This recipe is perfect, though I would cut the sugar in half and experiment with some more spices next time (nutmeg, maybe a bit more cinnamon). I would also like to try it without the sugar at all...the apples I buy are pretty sweet already.

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Perfect Sushi Rice
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This rice tasted great, but was a little on the sweet side. I'm not sure if it needed less sugar or just more salt to balance. Also, because I was making simple avocado rolls, I may not have had enough balance in my actual filling. Will make again!

Gluehwein (German Mulled Wine)
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This was pretty good. I added some orange liquor and that was good, but I accidentally made it too strong (my fault, not the recipe's or comments'.

Slow Cooker Chili
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Soooo delicious! Changes: a bit extra onion and garlic, used red pepper instead of green (personal preference), used tubed puree as I couldn't find it canned, used 1 can kidney beans and 2 cans "chili" beans (chili flavored pinto beans)--this was GREAT, used extra chili powder and hot sauce, but would use even more of both next time. What I love about this chili--NO CHUNKS OF TOMATO! Just creamy, thick goodness. I will make this time and time again.

Snickerdoodles I
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Couldn't find my great-grandmother's recipe, so I just hoped this one would taste the same. And it did! A big hit at my school's bake sale and a big nostalgic hit for me. Thank you!

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Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette
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This dressing was a huge hit and it's so easy to make. I will never buy dressing again!

Taco Seasoning
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This was really good. I added it to some ground beef before using it as enchilada filling and it turned out great. It was a little spicy for the kids at the table, but they still loved it and finished it. I will definitely be using this instead of regular seasoning from now on. I did use the following ratios: added 1/2 tbsp flour to the mix, used 3 tbsp per pound of meat, simmered with 2/3 cups water per pound of meat.

Sopapillas
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These were perfect! I didn't use a fryer, just corn oil on the stove. I also used butter instead of shortening and I didn't have a sifter so I just mixed everything with my hands. I would say the trick is to make sure they are rolled really thinly, and mine made way more than 12 rolls/triangles. The second time I made it, I just made half the recipe and I still got 15 or so good size triangles out of it. I kept them crisp by putting them on a wire rack in the oven at 250 degrees with the door open until I was ready to serve them. This actually made them crispier and they were even better than before. I served with one scoop of ice cream, drizzled with honey and cinnamon/sugar. Perfect, easy, and I can't wait to try it with a savory dip!

Chocolate Banana Bread
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I think this is a good recipe. Mine turned out to be a bit chewy on the outside (and perfectly moist on the inside), but I read online that it could be my greasing method (margarine) or over-mixing. I did have to bake the two loaves for 80 minutes total. I don't think it is too sweet, though, it is certainly dessert-worthy. I would like to try adding salt and cinnamon next time. I'm not convinced the chocolate is the best, but I was more making it for others to enjoy, so hopefully they will like it.

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