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Chilean Empanada

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
This is for the dough only: it wasn't bad, but it wasn't the authentic empanada dough I was looking for. It wasn't flaky or pastry-like enough, so I'd say the proportions of butter and flour would need to be altered. If you aren't used to eating real empanadas, then this dough will do just fine, but if you are cooking for Latinos, you should keep looking for a better recipe.
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Oatmeal and Wheat Flour Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
These were pretty good. A nice quick, healthy option for breakfast. Although I almost always love anything with oatmeal, I didn't think it was too great in this recipe. I'd prefer a very similar recipe with all whole wheat flour, a little or no oatmeal, and more blueberries (which of course, can always be added).
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Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
Easy to prepare and delicious. As other reviewers have remarked, I used chicken breasts and only baked them for 30 minutes. I added some cherry tomatoes sliced in half, which gave the dish more flavor, nutrition and color. I definitely recommend the addition.
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E-Z Drop Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
I make this recipe often. It's a quick solution to a meal that's not quite complete. Try it with whole wheat: the flavor and texture are the same, and it adds some nutrition to an otherwise low-nutrition food.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
Just what a snickerdoodle should be.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
Excellent! I often leave off frosting and sugary toppings to make treats less unhealthy, but better not to skimp on this recipe: the frosting makes a big difference. I put chopped, roasted almonds and coarsely chopped apples in the filling and it was a great variation on the traditional cinnamon roll. Also, a whole-wheat version is surprisingly good: don't be afraid to try it.
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Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This wasn't all that fudgey or rich. It was a good, regular chocolate cake, but doesn't qualify as a fudge cake in my books. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with the recipe, but I will personally stick with Dark Chocolate Cake IV from this site.
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J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
These were super! I was surprised I could get biscuits like this without having to use a recipe that calls for rising. They were so easy, and yet so good. Let's just say it right out: they are just like the biscuits at KFC, but way cheaper.
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Honey Oatmeal Bread II

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This was a nice oatmeal bread. I added a couple handfuls of unsoaked oatmeal to the dough when I was almost done kneading to give it more texture and flavor, and also sprinkled some on top before I baked it. I also used all whole wheat flour. The result is a hearty, healthy and tasty loaf of bread.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
Excellent! The flavors mix together wonderfully so that it doesn't exactly taste like curry, or coconut cream, or tomatoes: they blend together to create a unique flavor that is delicious. I followed the recommendation to sautee the curry first for 1-2 minutes, then add the onion until it is transparent, then to add the tomatoes, and then continue with the recipe as written. I don't know if it made a difference or not, but it came out great.
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Blueberry Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This was a nice sauce. I made it with frozen mixed berried and put it on my New York cheesecake. It was way better than store- bought pie fillings (of course). I''ve also used it as a filling for crepes, and that's great too. I reduce the amount of sugar in nearly everything I make, but I don't recommend that with this recipe because it comes out rather bitter and flavorless. Just put it all in there and say that the healthiness of the berries makes up for it.
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Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2009
This was a simple way to prepare broccoli, but it made it seem a little more special than regular old broccoli. I will blanche the broccoli next time by boiling or steaming for 2-3 minutes first so that it doesn't dry out in the oven while it's baking.
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
By far the best brownie recipe I have ever found, and I've tried ever so many. It is important to sprinkle some chocolate chips on top before baking: it makes them look superb and give you something to sink your teeth into when you're eating them. It also very important to eat these cold: the melted chocolate sort of hardens and the texture is perfect. They have that nice chewy/crispy top, with the perfect amount of chewy gooeyness. I always only cook them for about 20 minutes.
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
We liked this.
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Chocolate Crinkles II

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
Compared to other chocolate cookie recipes, these aren't as good. Compared to brownies, (some people said these are like little brownies) these aren't as good. The recipe isn't that bad, but in my opinion the time and ingredients could be put to much better use making either brownies or a different chocolate cookie recipe. My husband and two-year old chocolate fanatic didn't even eat more than two of these; I liked them well enough to eat them, but . . .
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Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
We loved this cake. My husband wouldn't keep saying how much he loved it. I used fresh pineapple, and for the juice just blended some pineapple up in the blender and then squeezed out the juice (a little puree got mixed in, which was fine). As far as pineapple upside down cake goes, this is a great recipe.
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Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
This a great, classic apple crisp recipe. We loved it. I don't agree with other reviewers that it had too much water. To make it healthier I mixed 1/4 cup of honey with the apples instead of sugar and used whole wheat flour. It doesn't affect the flavor at all, and makes it good enough to be considered a healthy dessert. For a variation, I tried it one time with frozen cranberries and some nutmeg mixed in, and it transported me right to the holidays. I can't wait to make it again for Christmas time (of course I could make it any time of the year, but detracts from the special holiday feel:).
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Berry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2009
Finally a berry recipe my husband likes! I love baking with berries, so I persisted with trying several recipes before I was willing to give up and concede not to keep using our berries for treats. Well, he liked these... and I did too. I used mixed frozen berries (from Costco) and the dessert came out perfectly. Next time I'll either add vanilla or almond extract to the dough, to give it a bit more flavor, but they're okay without it.
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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2009
We didn't really like the texture of this cake. I guess we just don't like cakes with soaked oatmeal. It also didn't have much chocolate flavor. I'd prefer a good oatmeal cake with coconut broiled topping or a good chocolate cake. This cake doesn't have enough flavor of either.
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Tres Leches Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2009
Be sure to let this cake soak for several hours- at least 8- before you eat it! We didn't have the patience, and ate some of it after just a few hours. It was okay, but when we finished it later on after many more hours had gone by it was significantly better. The recipe is quite authentic and good. One more tip, be sure to mix the vanilla in with the wet ingredients before you add the flour. It seems obvious, but the recipe doesn't make that clear, and if you toss the vanilla on top of the flour it will make little vanilla-flour balls in your cake.
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