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As you can see, I've been on "Zaar quite a while now, and have reviewed quite a few recipes. Just like everyone else who's been around for a while, my rating system has undergone a change. *****Rocked my socks off. Won't change a thing! ****A good solid recipe. Enjoyed it. Might need a small change for personal preferences. ***Needs some help. Might be an operator error, but can't make it work. As all the recipes I choose are chosen because of the ingredients that we like, I will not give less than ***. And, please, keep in mind that this is only my personal opinion. Someone else might think it is wonderful and give *****. So keep posting! BTW, if I forget to thank you for taking the time to prepare one of my recipes, it is unintentional! My biggest passion is my reading. I can't go to bed at night until I have read something, even if its the back of a bag of potato chips! But that ain't gonna happen. I have over 300 books in my bedroom book shelves, and we have even more in the rest of the house! ACTIVITIES & SUCH: What a round! For me, it was a cider, chocolate & tea fest! Partner was **Jubes** (Julie) Received cards from bigbadbrenda, KG Cook and evelyn/athens. Sent cards to Chocolatl, Shirl (J) and French Tart This year, I only was able to do 21 themes. But that is because I am trying my darndest to photo each recipe! They aren't the best photos on the site, but I'll keep trying! My great partner was RepoGuysWife (Martha!) My swap partner was mandabears! Played in memory of my sisters, Rose & Marylou and my friend Julie. Played to honor my sister, Wilma, and my brother, Brownie. I adopted 43 babies, of which 27 were Preemies! My Mommy was Chef #860079! Adopted 2 recipes: Recipe #323155 & Recipe #280037. Love to give reviews to untried recipes! What great fun! My very first Spoiled Pet Swap....Sarah (Mom2Rose), was my partner. So many great toys and treats for my 3 babies My first foray into the first annual Comfort Cafe Summer! Made 18 themes! Made Recipe #110059 and Recipe #44824 for the Beach Bash and Recipe #263179 for ROTD. What great fun! Only my second ZWT and my teammies chose me as captain! What a thrill! This was our team! We came in Third Place! This was the best team! Brooke, Chef #469903 was my First Mate. Cherie, Chef #455641, was our Cookbook Guru! Heidi, Chef #601528, was our Scorekeeper. Vickie, Chef #227978, made this beautiful team banner! Laurel, Chef #219942, Scott, Chef #516926, Carolyn, Chef #491979, Laura, Chef #337668, and Chef #527886, filled out the rest of our team. .