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Laura's Unbelievable Chicken and Pasta

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2013
The reason I gave it 4 stars is because I added chopped onion, garlic, basil, parmesan cheese, and nutmeg. The result was awesome. My fuzzy partner loved it. I would give that version 5 stars. I think if I followed the recipe to the T, the sauce could have been bland like the other reviewers mentioned. Thanks for this recipe though.
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Best Ever Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2013
I like the fact that this recipe can be used to make either savory or sweet muffins. Just cut down the sugar to 2 tbsp and add 1/2 salt.Add your favorite chopped veggies, bacon, and loads of cheese. I've made blueberry muffins for the sweet ones. They were yummy. Will make them again and again with different variations. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
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Lamingtons

Reviewed: May 25, 2013
I halved the recipe and made 6 cupcakes coz It's easier for me to dip the cake only at the top. I separated eggs, beat the egg whites and fold them in the batter to make the cake lighter. I gotta say I loved these more than store-bought ones. I'm in NZ btw. Thank you for the recipe.
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Apple Turnovers

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2013
I got a Granny Smith apple hanging around on my kitchen bench for over a week. Didn't like eating old apples so I searched for an easy and quick recipe. I got this one and I whipped it up within 30 minutes! I adjusted the serving size to 2 so the recipe called for 1 apple. Turned out I could make 4 pieces. I skipped the water bath and added 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Also, I didn't bother making the frosting. Next time I'll egg wash them and sprinkle with raw sugar before baking. Got problem with the sealing too though I pressed them using a fork and cut a slit. A tip that I'll try next time is to brush the edges of pastry with egg wash which will act like a glue helping the pastry to stick together. I don't understand why some reviewers rated this recipe based on problems they had with working with puff pastry. Just find something to read and you'll know how to handle it properly. Btw, I ate 2 of these in one go. :P
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Lemon Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2013
I followed the recipe to the t and it turned out great. The cake was really soft and moist. Perhaps it was because I sifted the flour several times as well as not cut back the butter. I do think the cake needs a bit more lemon juice. The frosting went well with the cake. I also saved some lemon zest and sprinkled it on top of the frosting. As the other reviewer said the recipe can be used for an orange cake as well. I tried it out using tangelos. My partner loved it very much. So, thank you for sharing this recipe.
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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
I've used this recipe for many things such as sausage bread rolls and custard bread scrolls. I followed the recipe to the T and they turned out perfect every time. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe.
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2012
Would have given 5 stars but I had to make some adjustments as the previous reviewers suggested. I reduced the amount of sugar down a little bit and used half white half brown sugar. The second time I left bananas out and I think I liked them better. I added in 1 shot of brewed espresso instead of using instant coffee. My best friend had two muffins in one go and took another two more home LOL.
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Best Burger Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
Thank you so much for this recipe. I love the sauce in Bic Mac burgers but don't love the beef patties. My bf always buys Angus minced beef and he makes burgers for me. The homemade burgers taste better but they're missing that sauce...UNTIL NOW! Thanks again.
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Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2012
I used frozen puff pastry instead because I like flaky pastry rather than flat tart shells. Plus, it takes much less time. I halved the recipe and made 8 tarts. Next time I would add more sugar or even honey since the puff pastry is not sweet. My friend said the tarts are more like Portuguese style you normally find in Macau. I don't really care. They are yummy anyway!
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French Breakfast Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2012
Very easy to make and they taste nice. Nutmeg and cinnamon gave me feeling of comfort and pleasure. Having these with a cup of coffee in the morning would definitely make my day. Thank you for the recipe.
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Nannie's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2012
I couldn't resist adding 1/4 cup butter. Though the tradeoff was the cake wouldn't rise as it should but I'd prefer the buttery and moist cake anytime. I whipped the egg whites seperately and gentlely folded it in to make the cake light. Also, I reduced the sugar to 180 g and added 1/4 tsp salt. Lining the cake pan with baking paper helped the cake come out from the pan so easily. Thank you for the crazy good yet simple recipe.
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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Reviewed: May 17, 2011
I made the meatballs to have with bought spaghetti sauce. My bf said the meatballs were bland and I agreed. I might make them again but will definitely add something. Perhaps worcestershire sauce and/or seasoned breadcrumbs.
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Reviewed: May 15, 2011
Good recipe but not great. I found it a bit dry like other reviewers said. Next time I'll double the eggs, cheese, and bacon. Also I poured over the egg and cheese mixture over cooked pasta and AWAY from the heat. This way you will have creamy sauce rather than lumps of cooked eggs. Thanks for the recipe though.
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Chocolate Icebox Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
It seems unfair if I rated this recipe 4 stars because I didn't follow it to the letter. I prefer oreo crust rather than ladyfingers. I used ordinary dark chocolate that contains 62% cocoa for more bitterness. I found it a bit too sweet for me so next time I will add a bit more of whipped cream (300 ml). But overall I have to say this cake is perfect when I crave for a chocolate treat. It's light, fluffy, bitter and sweet. Oooh yum!
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The Best Unbaked Cherry Cheesecake Ever

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2010
I loved it! It's very easy to make. I personally don't like too sweet dessert, so I had to make a few chages for this one as well. Instead of reducing the sugar, I added more heavy cream (300 mL). I also added 1 tbsp of lemon juice for a bit tang. And, I made the topping using fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and corn starch. YUM! For those who want to make sure the crust won't fall apart, you can bake it at 175 degrees C for 7-8 minutes. I know it's out of the concept 'unbaked' but I'd like the perfect crust to go with the perfect cheesecake.
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Sukhothai Pad Thai

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2010
For those who want to cook proper and authentic Pad Thai, please read advice from Bes (reviewed on Apr. 29, 2006). The changes she mentioned are absolutely correct. I'm Thai and I've eaten Pad Thai a thousand times since I was little. The dish should be quite sweet, a bit tangy, and salty. For fully authentic way of serving this, sprinkle it with dried shrimp, chopped roasted peanuts, a bunch of fresh chive, a pile of fresh bean sprouts and a lime wedge on the side. If you google the images, you'll know what I mean.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2010
I didn't have bread flour on hand so I substituted it with all-purpose flour as some reviewers mentioned. My cinnabons tasted very nice but the texture was cake-like. I will have to use only bread flour next time. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
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Shortbread Cookies II

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
I reduced the ingredients to a quarter and still got a good batch of chocolate swirl cookies. They're very nice but I would add a bit more sugar next time. Here how I did; divide the ingredients into two portions, take 1/5 (25 g from 125 g) flour off from one portion and substitute with 25 g cocoa powder, mix the dough seperately to make one plain and one chocolate dough, chill the dough for 30 min, roll each dough out to rectangular shape on floured surface (3 mm thick), place the chocolate sheet on plain sheet and roll them together into a log, wrap and chill for 30 min, cut the log to 4 mm thick cookies and bake accordingly to the directions.
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Grandma VanDoren's White Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
I wouldn't say this bread tastes better than the ones bought from supermarkets. I found it's oily and quite different than the bought ones. After all hard work, I don't think I'll make this again. And, I'd better go back to the supermarket to get my favourite brand.
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
The first time I made donuts, I used another recipe from a cookbook and the donuts were very nice. But the problem was the dough took too long to rise. Since this recipe's got rave reviews, so I went for it. But I was quite disappointed with their texture and taste. I'll go back to the previous recipe next time.
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