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Oma's Cottage Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2012
It seems most reviewers have tweaked this recipe a little. I made it exactly as written, and I think it's a nice recipe to begin with, but will also tweak it a little myself next time. I prefer a more obvious base flavor, so will add more lemon juice for a bit of acidity in what is otherwise just a 'sweet dairy' sort of flavour (a matter of taste!). I'd also consider doubling the filling quantity. As is, it's abut an inch high in a 9'' pan - which is fine, but I think I'd like more filling! Thanks for posting an interesting recipe to work with, though :)
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Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2012
This recipe is perfect - made exactly as written & ended up an incredibly delicious tapenade! The flavours really do develop over time, it was even better the next day :)
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Southwestern Barley Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2012
Poor old barley always seems to end up in a stew, so it was nice to eat it as part of a fresh, tasty salad! This is so healthy and delicious - I did change the canola oil for olive oil, and I do agree with other reviewers that it needs a little more depth to the flavour, so I added some cumin & it was terrific. Yum!
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Lemon Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2012
A wonderful, easy recipe for moist, fluffy cupcakes. I made these exactly as written, and they had a beautiful, soft lemon flavour. You could add more zest for a bit more of a tang. By far the best cupcake recipe I've tried. Thanks!
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Brocomole Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2012
This was a nice recipe, but I agree with other reviewers who thought a bit more flavour was needed. I added a fresh clove of garlic (minced) & a little more lemon juice. A very fresh, zesty and not too broccoli-like flavour. Very good!
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Gages

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2012
Wow, this has a beautiful nutty crunch to it from the peanuts & coconut, and lots of zing from the chilies and vinegar which actually work quite well together. The only changes I made were to substitute olive oil for the butter, baby eggplant for the eggplant (I used 5) and dessicated (dried & finely chopped) coconut for the flaked coconut - same ingredients, just different form so I guess the taste is the same! I wondered too, which vinegar to use, & went with white. It's delicious!
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Golden Crescent Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
Wow. This was the first time I've had rolls turn out light & fluffy. Hooray for that! Otherwise, the recipe was a little sweet for me, which kind of overpowered the butteriness of the roll. I'll cut back on the sugar next time. Otherwise, 4 stars for the perfect texture!
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Beetroot Hummus

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2012
A little earthy in flavour, but it might depend on the beets. I think I'll roast them next time, to bring out some sweetness. Otherwise, earthiness was overcome by adding a little sea salt & more lemon juice. Nice recipe, thanks!
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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2012
I thought I would give white sugar a try (instead of brown) but found it just wasn't caramel-y enough & too sugary, toffee-y... So I turfed it & started again with brown - much, much better! I roasted some almonds and used them on top. A great recipe. You only need a little piece to get your sweet fix!
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Fresh Asparagus Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2012
Wonderful recipe, and such a beautiful colour in the bowl! I used a creamy, mild natural yoghurt, and I really could have doubled the quantity of yoghurt to get that faint 'tang' to the soup. I'll use a Greek natural yoghurt next time for more acidity.
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Tuna Mousse Terrine with Olives

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2012
A really easy, lovely recipe that looks wonderful on the plate. I lined a terrine mold with plastic wrap (one sheet of cling wrap draped over the three longest sides, and then smoothed down) so the terrine came easily out of the mold - just try & keep the plastic smooth so you don't get huge creases in your terrine! Overall, this was tasty, but the texture of mine was super smooth. I think next time I'd try blending it a little less or adding finely diced green onions after the processing step, to create a little texture.
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Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
Great recipe! I used the full can of evaporated milk, and the consistency was silky and firm, not too puddingy. I also lowered the oven to just above 330F (165C) to prevent the pie cracking, although it was still cooked after 50mins. I think it would've become more 'cakey' if I had cooked longer/at higher temperature. Because you can't buy canned pumpkin in my neck of the woods, I used the real thing, and being a naturally sweet pumpkin, I cut the sugar down to 2/3 cup - it was just bordering on being too sweet, so bear it in mind if you're using a real pumpkin! Wonderful pie, with a very subtle 'crust'... After all, the best thing about a pumpkin pie is the filling! :)
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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: Mar. 6, 2012
Technically this recipe is excellent - no lumps, a good consistency, and it set nice & firmly in the refrigerator. I used it to fill chocolate eclairs, and it worked brilliantly. The only change I would make, would be to cut back on the sugar a touch; I was looking for that cool, vanilla-y hit in the middle of the eclair, to offset the sweetness of the chocolate, and this was a little too sweet. It's probably a matter of personal taste though - if you're a sweet-tooth, make it as is!
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Almond Cream-Puff Ring

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2012
I would really recommend the choux pastry component of this recipe; it's well-written and easy to follow, especially for someone who has never made choux pastry before! It turned out perfectly. I'll be using this again for eclairs & profiteroles. Thanks!
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2012
This pie gets four stars because technically, it's a good recipe, and easy to follow. Both times I made it, it turned out looking amazing, but for me it just lacks a bit of depth of flavour. I think I'm looking for something maybe creamier and 'zing-ier'.
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2011
The great thing about this recipe is that if you like gooey brownies, when baked for around 25 mins, the melted chocolate with ensure they are gooey! If you prefer them cake-y, you can cook for longer & they will cake up. Brilliant, no?! They also have that beautiful glossy top & chewy edges :) I really recommend letting the melted chocolate mix cool a minute or two before whisking the egg in, just to avoid cooking any of the egg. ...Oh, and I also love that everything in this recipe is a real ingredient, no prepackaged mixes - no ingredients list that sounds like a laboratory inventory! Chocolate happiness, no?!
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Cream of Zucchini Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2011
This was very easy and quick to make. Next time I would put a little less gorgonzola in, I found it a little bit too rich. Maybe 2/3 the quantity just to let the flavour of the zucchini come through. A great flavour base though, I'll make it again for sure!
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Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2011
An easy 5 stars for this one! I followed the recipe exactly...was a liiiiiiiiiiiiitle too sweet for my taste (not for others eating though!), so next time I'd probably skip the sugar in the graham cracker base & go with a little more espresso. I ran down to the coffee shop downstairs & got a double shot in a cup for this, so maybe next time I'll get a triple! Great recipe though - Dawn really knows her cheesecake science! Gotta let it cool slowly in the oven!
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Cottage Cheese Roast

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
Despite the scores of reviews telling me so, I was still surprised when this interesting mix of ingredients turned into something impressive! In lieu of own 'onion soup' mix to make it a bit more natural...I used 2ts thyme, a vege boullion cube, 1/2 c diceed onion & 2tb dried onion. Following the advice of another reviewer, I also brushed the top with ketchup/BBQ sauce in the last 10 mins of baking. Thanks for posting - a definite 5 stars!
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Mel's Magnificent Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
I cut back on the butter a little, by about 50g and they are still chewy & magnificent. Just what I wanted, thanks for the great recipe!
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