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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2008
These are the best pancakes I've ever had! The recipe is simple and easy to make but they were incredibly tasty. The texture was terrific as well. However, 1 teaspoon of salt seemed to be too salty for me and my boyfriend. Next time we will add just a pinch of salt (probably 1/4 teaspoon). I also used self rising white flour instead to make it even easier. Anyway, thanks dakota kelly for the great recipe. I will never ever buy any box brand again and thanks all reviewers for the useful comments. @^___^@
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Chocolate Black Tea Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2008
Only one word I can say "Fabulous". This recipe was very easy to make for inexperienced cook like me. But the taste was just perfect. I did several changes due to what I had in my kitchen such as self-rising flour, sweetened cocoa powder, and my favorite strong tea. I skipped the hazelnuts and put a bit less sugar. Also, I sprigkeled it with cocoa powder instead of confectioner's sugar cause I didn't have it -__-. Many thanks for the real good and simple cake recipe. I'll make it again and again.
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Microwave Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2008
Absolutely amazing! Super easy and super delicious. My one was done in 4 minutes. I didn't have to change or add anything. Even thought it was too tangy for my bf but it means I can have it all. Many thanks for the great recipe like this.
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Surprise Banana Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2008
Easy and quick recipe and the result was fabulous. 5 stars plus two thumbs up from me! After I gave the recipe to my French friend, she came up with her own version, which was banana chocolate chip cake. It was very delicious!
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Mushroom Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
This mushroom pie was actually quite nice. After reading some reviews, I decided to add a few changes: sour cream, no dill, and frying method. Even though it wasn't such a big hit but it's still worth to make it again. Thank you for the recipe and thanks for the useful reviews.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
I had these scones with lemon curd, which I found the recipe on this website as well. They were heavenly delicious!! Also, they're very easy to make. I didn't use a food processor because I didn't have it. But I still made the dough with an ease. Thank you so much for the fabulous recipe.
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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2008
This is the very first time I made my own pizza and even started from scratch. My bf and I love Pizza Hut pan style and this one turned out just right! Crunchy edges but tender and moist on the inside....emmmm...mm! I seperated the dough in half and made two medium-size super supreme pizzas. My bf said they were just like Pizza Hut's ones but my ones were better with fresh ingredients, less oil, less salt, and made with love. A million thanks to you, Jay! I wish I could give you a million stars too.
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Gourmet Chicken Pizza

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
Thank you very much for the great recipe. I always use Jay's Signature Pizza Crust also found on this website for all kinds of pizza. And, I took Sweetee219's idea to add some bacon. My pizza tasted so good!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
These are seriously delicious! Million thanks for the recipe.
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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
I made this cake for a Christmas party and it was a hit. I followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out very moist and yummy. I also use the icing recipe from this site; One Minute Chocolate Icing. They did go well together. Many thanks for sharing this.
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One Minute Chocolate Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2009
Easy and tasty! I followed the recipe except using mixer. I just whisked it by hand and it still turned out great. As ROSEMC91 recommended, I used this icing with Dark Chocalate Cake I which is also on this site. The cake tasted better and looked very nice. Million thanks!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
I looked for this recipe because of my bf's request. The first time I followed everything that mentioned, except the vegetable oil. I added too little oil by mistake and the cake turned out a bit dry. No surprise, hah! The second time I added exact amount of oil as the recipe called for. All of my family and friends didn't like it at all. It was too oily and tasteless. They preferred the first one if I could make it a bit moister. So the third time I added 1/8 cup or 30 ml of oil. Guess what?! It turned out perfect!
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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
I am Thai and all I can say is this is not Thai dish, according to the ingredients and the method. Teriyaki sauce and peanut butter are not Thai ingredients and they are never used in Thai dishes. The same as fish sauce and soy sauce, fish sauce can never be substituted by soy sauce. Sorry if this comment irritates anyone. I just want to make it clear.
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Buttery Soft Pretzels

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2010
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I used to buy Aunty Ann's pretzels quite often. But I hadn't had any for years since I moved to NZ. I don't know why there's no pretzel shop here. But now I can make them myself! I'm also planing to bake heaps for all of my family and friends. I'm sure the pretzels will be a big hit since it's rare to find. BTW, the flour was indeed too much. I'll definitely reduce it next time. And, for someone who complained about too much baking soda. I did half the water and baking soda and mine still turned out perfectly fine.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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