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Pavlova's Pavlova
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I've not had much luck with Pavlova in the past, but this came out great!! I made 6 individual Pavlova's and cut the baking time. My guests were impressed with their individual desserts. Thanks for a great recipe!

Homemade Blueberry Pie
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This was my first attempt at Blueberry Pie, and it came out great! After reading the reviews I made a few adjustments. I used 3T cornstarch/3T tapioca and the consistency was perfect. A friend told me that his Mom always used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar when she made blueberry pie. I used 1 cup total of the sugar mixture. I will definately make this again~

Raw Apple Cake
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I was looking for an easy recipe cake recipe for apples...and this is it! I edited the recipe as suggested by other reviewers...1Tcinn, 2tsp nutmeg, & 1tsp ground ginger. I had almost 6c of chopped apples so I made 1 1/2 times the cake part. I used 1c oil but next time will use 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 oil to make it a little more healthy. The baking time was about 1:10. I dusted the top with powdered sugar thinking the icing would make it too sweet. I will definately make this again in the near future.

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Chicken Pot Pie
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This made a great Chicken Pot Pie! I followed most of the suggestions written by Jen Hartmann. I used a rotisserie chicken and doubled the rest of the recipe. I cooked the veggies (including 3 Yukon gold potatoes) in chicken broth and used the same broth to make the sauce with. I seasoned the sauce with 2 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and chopped fresh parsley. If the sauce is looking a little light in color, you could add a splash of Kitchen Bouquet. I mixed chicken, veggie mixture, and sauce together before assembling the pies. I made one deep dish pie using Pillsbury pie crust and a second pie in a casserole dish with a pie crust on top for the non-crust eaters. This was an easy recipe to prepare and tastes so much better than typical store bought Chicken Pot Pie. I'll definitely make this again! ***A quick note: If you like your chicken pie a little more "saucy" then I'd triple the sauce part if you're making a double recipe.

Spicy African Yam Soup
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I love this recipe and have made it many times as is. When I made it today I made a change. After the yam/onion/chicken stock mixture simmered for 15 minutes, I used a hand blender to puree the soup in the pot. I followed the rest of the directions as is. I really like the pureed texture of the soup base and will make it this way in the future. Enjoy!

Best Monkey Bread
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OMG...How great is this recipe??!! I followed the directions exactly and the bread came out great! I will definitely add this to my recipe box to make again and again. Gotta go, the fresh coffee is ready and the bread is still warm~ Thanks!

Cream Cheese-Filled Cupcakes
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OMG...this is the BEST recipe for cupcakes! Why would you spend $4.00 a cupcake at a fancy bakery when you can make these yourself?? I followed other suggestions and filled the muffin cup with 1/4 batter, generous portion of cheesecake filling, and covered the filling with more cake batter. When they were cool, I iced them with Hard Chocolate Glaze (recipe on the site). The finished product looked like a Hostess Cupcake minus the white squiggle. Enjoy!

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Hard Chocolate Glaze
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This recipe was a GREAT find! Instead of melting the ingredients in a double boiler, I used the microwave. It took no time at all. I let the mixture cool down a little and dipped my cupcakes into the warm glaze. The cupcakes looked just like Hostess cupcakes, minus the white squiggle~ 1/2 batch glazed 18 "Self-Filled Cupcakes I", recipe also on this site. My co-workers were quite happy with the results... Enjoy!

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
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Great cornbread recipe! I've been looking for a recipe that's easy to make and tastes great. My search has ended! Followed the recipe as written. Total baking time was 18 minutes. YUM!

Cheddar-Thyme Flaky Biscuits
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Amazing! Really easy delicious biscuits~ Took no time to put together and 15 minutes to bake. I followed other suggestions: grated frozen butter on box grater, used 1 tsp dried thyme, skipped cream of tartar (had none). The biscuits are fluffy and light. They will be a hit at a baby shower lunch on Sunday. Thanks for the recipe!

Crab Quiche
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Great recipe! Made 2 double recipes, filled 3 10" deep dish pies perfectly. Changes: used cheddar vs jack cheese and real crabmeat. Baking time about 40-45 minutes prior to turning off oven. I used bigger shells, which explains the longer baking time. YUM!

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