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The Best Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2012
i just made these a few days ago, the only change i made was in reducing the sugar because 2 cups of sugar seemed like a recipe for diabetes to me. this cookie is not the best nor would i qualify it as chewy the way an oatmeal raisin cookie should be. somewhat cakey which would have been ok except that the cookie was so dry on the inside, not moist at all. i should've just used the recipe from the quaker oat label. a lot of people seemed to like this recipe but not me, maybe these people like a cakey cookie, i don't.
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Oatmeal Crispies I

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
just made these and they were great. the only changes i made were lessening the sugar to start, 2 cups of sugar, too much. i used a half cup of sugar & 1/2 cup of brown. i also used white wheat flour & since i don't use shortening i used my trusty coconut oil instead. perfect healthy substitute for shortening. also i didn't do the roll part,, i just made sure the dough was mixed & shaped it into a ball in the bowl & just let it chill for an hour or 2. i didn't have enough wax paper to roll
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One Bowl Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2012
so as i read some of the bad reviews for this recipe i had to laugh. for any recipe, cooking time is based on the creator's oven, not your oven at home. all ovens are not the same & if you know your oven and how it cooks, heats etc then you will know that you either need to add more baking time or decrease, maybe up the temperature, depends on your oven. if you took the brownies out and there was a lot of oil still on the top then guess what? they need more time in the oven, common sense, nothing to do with the recipe creator, just know your oven. that being said i thought these were a good mix of cakey & a little fudgey as well. i used dark cocoa 85 % but i didn't have enough so i added some unsweetened cocoa powder as well. my only other changes, i used white whole wheat flour which is a finer wheat flour to use and your baked goods come out really light, not like when you use regular whole wheat flour. i used truvia instead of sugar but i only used 1 cup of sugar & it wasn't a full cup. that's the only part of this recipe that i take a star off of, 2 cups of sugar is way too much sugar, were making brownies not candy. i cook with less sugar period so i might be biased but i didn't feel 2 cups were necessary so i used just 1 and they taste great, not overly sweet, just right. i might try it wit 2 eggs next time just to see if there's any change in the texture but this will be my go to recipe
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Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
just made these, yummmmy, i was looking for a cookie that was a bit healthier, lol. i used coconut oil since i don't buy shortening, i used greek yogurt because that's what i had & added some chopped almonds, yummy, i did half brown sugar & half stevia but that's my mix, so good. a little note, the cookies don't really spread, mine didn't so after you put them on the sheet press them down a little bit, chewy, good texture, soft, awesome.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2012
I used this recipe yesterday & i'm using it again tonight:) this is great.. my changes i used a fine whole wheat flour, tonight i'm using oat flour. i didn't measure the bananas the first time, just picked 3 ripe ones, tonight i'm using 4. for me i lessened the sugar because if the bananas are over ripe you don't need a lot of sugar on top of that. i used barely a 1/4 cup of some organic sugar i had & it was barely that much, i added vanilla essence & my other stuff (nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves etc) also added some chopped walnuts. tonight i added some chocolate chips to the mix & i'm baking in a muffin tin instead but i took yesterday's batch to the office & i was lucky to have a slice for myself. this is a great recipe
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2011
just had a piece, even with my changes this is awesome. the reason i'm giving it 3 stars is because i had to make changes to make this awesome. it's so good it made me curse lol i've been looking for a gingerbread recipe, buying it at starbucks adds up & theirs is full of who knows what so i like to make stuff instead. anyway when i read through this recipe i knew that there was no way in the world that it would be enough "spice/ginger" to make this taste like a gingerbread. my changes. i used oat flour, truvia instead of sugar, kept the butter & also added some applesauce. i also used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ginger, a little bit more cloves, also added a dash or two of nutmeg i ran out of molasses so i only wound up using a half cup since that's all i had left, this is so good, nice & moist & since i added more spices, gingery. once i get to the store tomorrow to get more molasses i will be baking it again:) if i use the applesauce again i'll do half sauce & half butter
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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2011
as a Jamaican, this recipe, umm no, i guess E for effort but no. first off our peppers are scotch bonnets, not habaneros, maybe this would be good for people that never had jerk chicken & they think this is what it tastes like but for those who have, no this will not do
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2011
i've made this recipe plenty of times with my changes & the original version & they are still yummy & delicious every time. sidebar though,******this isn't an original recipe. as i looked at my jar of grandma's molasses & read the recipe on the bottle, i realized it's the same except on the bottle there are 2 teaspoons of baking soda vs 1 listed here but every other ingredient etc is just the same as the recipe on grandma's molasses bottle.**** first off i place the dough in the fridge for a few hours up to overnight so that it can be firm & less sticky. since these spices are pumpkin pie spices i just cut out a step & add a tablespoon & a little extra of pumpkin pie spice & a teaspoon & a little extra of ground ginger, more or less to taste. i use oat flour instead of white, organic sugar or natural brown sugar or truvia, depends on my mood, used maple syrup & agave also & still great. i used a little less than what the recipe asks for since i didn't want it too sweet & i used 2 egg white to equal 1 egg, still came out great, my go to recipe, everyone loves it. also if you bake it longer don't worry, it takes on a ginger snap consistency if you bake it longer so i make some soft & some snappy:) also i don't always add the molasses to it but they still come out great without them, the first 5 times i made this i completely overlooked that ingredient lol
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Fresh Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
i added extra ginger, didn't use fresh only had powdered & mine were fine
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Grilled Salmon II

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
this was great but i changed the marinade because that's how i make it my own, lol. i had fresh ingredients on hand so i didn't use anything powdered. i used fresh ginger, onions, i added cilantro, rosemary,oregano & ground flax seeds (i add this to everything, it's good for you & you can't taste it), i used a little more brown sugar & garlic than the recipe, i used canola oil because that's what i had on hand, i didn't use the red pepper flakes, i also added worchester sauce. i have made this marinade three times already & it is great every time, everyone loves it. i would recommend letting the marinade soak for at least 1-3 days. the first time i marinaded it for a day & it was good but the second time i marinated it for 3 days & it was great!
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Buttery Corn Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2007
i used this recipe on Turkey day and it came out great. however, i made a few changes since i am quite the little baker, lol. i used 2 cups of flour, 1 1/3 cups of cornmeal plus a little extra and 1 1/2 cup of sugar. i also sifted all the dry ingredients. becuase i used more cornmeal the top of it came out crunchy, delish! i also add creamed corn to my cornbread, keeps it moist and it's somewhat sweet so you can lessen some of the sugar you put in. all in all, very tasty.
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