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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
5 ***** STARS FOR THIS RECIPE! Tips: > Sift flour after measuring. > Spray cooking spray on the top of the muffin pan as well as inside the muffin cups -so muffins don't stick to the top when they overflow during baking. > Add 2 T. Sour Cream to the egg, oil, milk mixture bringing it to the 1c measure as instructed. > Add 1/4t Lemon Extract along with the vanilla extract to "brighten " the flavor. >Use Dried Blueberries (available at C**TCO -very inexpensive). They do not turn the batter blue & have an intense blueberry flavor! (You can also mix fresh blueberries in with dried if you prefer). > To get a big "Crown" on your muffins, fill pan almost to the top, bake at 350* for 15min to "set" the batter then turn the oven up to 400* to finish baking. This pushes the batter up through the muffin and makes the desirable "crown" effect everyone wants! -I learned this from a professional baker. > let cool at least 5-10 min before removing from the pan to avoid tearing them. Makes 10 regular size muffins.
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies III

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Fantastic! I also added 1/2c Coconut. -So good! Please understand that flour reacts different depending on what brand it is et. Also if it is a rainy day, dry sunny day etc. (flour absorbs moisture from the air so can react differently on different days too. I always bake 1 "test cookie" * If it spreads too much, I add 2 T additional flour and mix it in before baking. * Too dry and doesn't spread/stays in a lump? add 2T more butter or shortening. then bake. -Hope this helps
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2015
The only thing I would add is the grated zest of 1/4 - 1/2 of a fresh lemon-the lemon zest is an essential flavor in authentic New York cheesecake. It does not make the cake taste like lemon it just adds a deeper component to the flavor.
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Orange Chiffon Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2010
Excellent cake. I made the following changes to make the orange flavor more pronounced: 1) Where it called for 1/2 Orange Juice, I used 1/2c frozen OJ CONCENTRATE (straight from the can instead of liquid prepared OJ). 2) I cut out 1/4 c of the sugar called for (since the frozen OJ concentrate has so much sugar). I did use the 1/4c water called for in the recipe also.
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Irresistible Whole Wheat Challah

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2014
This recipe is fantastic! 5 stars however many bakers may find that they need to add a little more flour because the dough is too sticky. My recommendation is to only add 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is very tacky but not sticking to your hands. The flour takes time to absorb all the water and the dough will become less sticky after the last rise. You do not want to add too much flour. Dry dough = dry bread. I let my dough rise a total of 3 times for lighter loaf. After kneeding, let the dough rise for 20 minutes Punch down. Let rise for 60 min (2nd rise) Punch down. Shape into a braid. Let rise 45-60 minutes (3rd rise) Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes as the recipe directions specify turning the pan once too ensure even browning. I highly recommend the most fantastic Challah Braiding tutorial from utube user from "Titli Nihaan, The Bread Kitchen" It's the best braiding video that I have found yet! I'll add it below. It's very easy to follow and shows you how to braid with multiple strands. it has examples of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 strand braids. Amazing! You can stop and start the video at your will, and rewind again and again until you master the art good luck! https//www.youtube.com/watch? V=RP6j7esQyjk
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Marble Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2011
I didn't care for this recipe. The measurements are all wrong.
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White Chip Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2010
Fabulous but with these changes: Instead of 2c granulated sugar, substitute: 1c Brown Sugar and 1c Granulated Sugar Reduce Flour from 2c, to 1 3/4 c. Replace white chocolate chips with: 1c Milk Chocolate Chips and 1c Semi-sweet Chocolate chips These changes produce more depth & flavor
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2013
YOU GOTTA TRY THIS ALTERATION: I used the Nestle' brand Dulce de Leche (caramel) Evaporated Milk instead of the regular white evaporated milk. OMG! It was fantastic and imparted a deeper flavor to the pie! You'll definitely have to stop yourself from eating it right out of the can!
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PHILADELPHIA New York Cheesecake III

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2012
Good, not great. Not sweet enough, too heavy. Would not make again. Helpful tip: If you like a high cheesecake, do check your pan size. -Not all cheesecake/springform pans are the same size Some are 9" some are 9/34" some are 10". These all affect baking times and outcome of height of the cheesecake. Larger pans take less time, and a 9" pan make take more according to your oven temperature. I recommend using an oven thermometer. Cakes turn out better if the oven gets a through pre-heat. Be sure to pre-heating the oven for 15min before putting in any cake. You'll get better results.
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Beef Burgundy I

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
I made this in a crockpot without browning first and it was excellent. I like to make extra to freeze so I used 3lbs of cut up cubes of Chuck that I got at COST** (The big warehouse store) Their meat is always tender, I did 1.5x the recipe, and used mushroom soup mix because I didn't have mushrooms, and dry beef gravy mix w/only 1c water. (not the recommended 2c broth)because the beef makes liquid while cooking, and the reduction of the 1c. made it thicker which I liked. Excellent recipe
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Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2014
Absolutely perfect recipe! No changes necessarynl, but if you do not have butter, you can also use 1/2 cup of vegetable oil or even olive oil can be used as a replacement, and it's a little more heart healthy. With all the spices, you will never taste the olive oil at all!
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Pumpkin Cake III

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2013
Needs more flavor and flour. As written, this recipe produced flat cupcakes due to too much moisture. My suggestions: Instead of using all vegetable oil, use half butter & half oil. Cake will turn out more tender with a finer texture. Add an additional 1/2c. flour 1/2 t. dry ground ginger 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ground cloves FYI: Don't have canned pumpkin? -Canned drained, pureed sweet potatoes can be substituted for pumpkin. Delicious when topped with a crumb topping too. Make it in small loaf pans for gift giving. Your friends will love it. After making the additions, you'll agree it rates 5 stars.
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Fantastic & Easy Tuna/Salmon Loaf -Serve hot or cold.

Reviewed: May 4, 2013
Delicious and fast! very flavorful.
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