Kim, New York

Coconut Cream Pie I
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Kim, New York's rating

I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving this year and it was a big hit with everyone! I used half cornstarch and half flour, as suggested by others. I wasn't bothered at all by the stirring. I topped it with a generous portion of cool whip. The toasted coconut was a lovely finishing touch! My parents and in-laws loved it. This recipe is a keeper!

Pecan Pie
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Kim, New York's rating

This was a fantastic recipe! My dad loves Pecan Pie, and I make one for him every year for Thanksgiving. I've never been satisfied with with the results and decided to try something new this year. Everyone raved! I substituted light Karo for the dark, because that's all I had in the cupboard. It was delicious! I'll definitely make it again.

Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
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Kim, New York's rating

I'm making this pie for the second time in four days. It is the only Thanksgiving dessert that was gone on the same day! I stumbled on a 10" prepared graham cracker crust and used that instead of 9". I put (10) mini-peanut butter cups in my food processor as the topping. My family liked to top the pie with cool whip. The next time I will layer that on top of the pudding layer and then sprinkle with the peanut butter cups. For a family of peanut butter lovers, this pie is a dream! It will be added to my collection of favorite dessert recipes!

The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
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Kim, New York's rating

Delicious cookies! I used margerine, chunky peanut butter and did not refrigerate. I patted my hands in flour as I rolled to keep the dough from sticking. Quick, easy and delicious!

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Kim, New York's rating

My sister and I are in love with the chocolate crinkle cookies that our mall cookie store sells. I stumbled on this recipe two years ago and decided to surprise her. Aside from doubling the recipe, I follow the directions exactly. They are wonderfully moist (rich, gooey, chocolatey brownie flavor), keep nicely in an airtight container on the counter, and crinkle beautifully. I have been making cookies from scratch for 35 years, and hands down, these are my favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
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Kim, New York's rating

I doubled the recipe, adding 1/2 cup of cooking sherry with the butter, dressing mix (two packages) and cubed, thawed chicken. The consistency of the sauce was absolutely perfect and not at all salty! I used Healthy Request soup, 1/3 reduced fat free cream cheese and added 1/2 pint of sour cream and sliced mushrooms. Next time I will try fat free cream cheese, as reviews indicate that flavor is not compromised. My parents and father-in-law came for dinner and went on and on about the meal. I served with whole wheat egg noodles, fresh bread and a salad. So simple to throw together and delicious too! This recipe will become a regular in our home.

Meatball Cookies
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Kim, New York's rating

I followed the recipe exactly, but decided to add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. They were magnificent! Needed to work the dough with my hands. Rolled into about one inch balls, and made about 70 cookies. I halved the glaze recipe (as someone suggested) and ran out with about 12 cookies left to glaze, so I whipped up a little more. They taste like authentic italian cookies. Delicious and beautiful on the tray.

Hungarian Lentil Soup
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Kim, New York's rating

I was inspired by a lentil soup that I recently had at a local restaurant that had a bit of a "bite" to it. I added one diced green bell pepper, 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper, 3/4 cup of barley and 3 cups of chicken stock (to account for the addition of barley). I did not soak the lentils (just washed and drained) and needed to simmer for more than two hours for the lentils to become tender. The end result was magnificent. I dare say every bit as good as what I'd had in the restaurant.

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Double Tomato Bruschetta
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Kim, New York's rating

AMAZING! Better than a high end restaurant. Followed recipe exactly - had lots of topping left over. Will buy double the bread next time.