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Cranana Jam

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
Well, I thought this was not very good at all. The texture was ultimately weird and inconsistent, sometimes grainy like cranberry sauce and sometimes jammy. I also thought the cranberry/banana flavors clashed instead of mixing well.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2008
Holy god, it's so good. I made it on Friday for a church picnic Sunday and it held up great, though it was tempting! I was nervous about how long it sat in the pan, as cakes cook longer in their own heat if left in the pan out of the oven, but it turned out absolutely perfect. (I used 3/4 a cup of oil, and it was a little much. If I make it again, which I was requested to do, I'll go with .5 a cup.) It was rich and moist and was eaten in all of twenty minutes!
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Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2008
DELICIOUSNESS. In the spririt of full disclosure, I didn't make the glaze because I loved the frosting enough on its own, and the mixed reviews on it made me a little wary. Also, I had a lot left over after icing my (Too Much Chocolate) cake, so I went a little overboard on decorating the cake. I didn't think it was too sweet at all, but my sweet tooth is still as legendary as it was when I was six and would have had an all-sugar diet had it been permissable. I started scooping up the leftovers and eating them straight (not such a good idea; the mint started to do a tap-dance on my tastebuds, but oh well). It looks lovely (colored it yellow because I was out of all the other colors), both spreads and pipes like a dream. HOWEVER, it did almost give me a heart attack when it jammed my beater right after I added the milk. This icing means business. :)
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Pudding Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
Yummy! The distinction in taste between these and any other chocolate chip recipe? Pretty much none. But it's easy, and the cookies are tasty and soft without being mushy. 10 minutes in the oven was right for me, and I used a cheesecake-flavored pudding that wasn't so good on its own. A complete success!
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Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2008
Weird, but weirdly good, too! They were easy, but somewhat time-consuming. It required a bit of experimenting to find the best method for wrapping the chocolate mixture around the marshmallow, but once I'd worked that out, everything went faster. The finished product was incredibly coconut-y and chewy- a fun addition to a dessert plate.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2008
Interesting; my first time making chocolate chip cookies from complete scratch. They seem to get better after sitting for a bit.
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Almond Apricot Jam

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2008
I used vanilla extract instead of almond, which changed the recipe quite a bit, I know, but it was delicious. I simmered the apricots longer than 25 minutes, probably around 35, because they weren't "mashable" at 25. This was my first time trying to make a jam or jelly, and I loved how it turned out.
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One Minute Chocolate Icing

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
I used 4oz of baker's chocolate in this recipe, and it turned out pretty well. I think it's a little bit too rich, and didn't care for it much at all when it was still warm, but I refrigerated the cupcakes I iced and after refrigeration the icing was thick, decadent, and pretty delicious.
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Orange Juice Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2008
My first try with this recipe was unaltered from the recipe (other than using French Vanilla pudding instead of Vanilla), and it was a hit. I personally thought it was a little too sugary, but I was a minority. In fact, I was asked to make it again for a dinner, and I plan to try adding orange zest to the glaze and orange jello to the cake. Also, I had to bake my cake in a bundt pan for 40-45 minutes before the knife came out without batter on it, and poured the glaze on pretty much directly out of the oven.
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Buttermilk Cinnamon Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2008
Easy and pretty good. I didn't think there was anything too great about the recipe itself though-- it was just okay. I would urge future cooks to not be shy with the cinnamon sugar; you'll have a lot of it, so really pile it on in the layers. :)
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Chocolate Peppermint Candies

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
Well, this was an interesting thing to try. I wouldn't say it's an "easy" recipe, but it is straightforward and not complicated, though it's more time-consuming than anything else. Dipping the patties definitely required some trial and error, and I walked out of the kitchen more or less covered in chocolate, but it was a fun thing to try and the end result was tasty.
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Red Velvet Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
I made cupcakes out of this. They turned out very well-- a four or four and a half star result, but I found myself a little bit frustrated with the structure of the recipe. I think the different steps (ie mixing the different ingredients seperately before adding them to the batter) should be denoted to avoid any fast-reading errors, and I found it ridiculous that the instructions go from "DO NOT BEAT OR MIX NOW" to "Bake 30 minutes." That having been said, the resulting cupcakes were pretty good. This recipe is very rich in texture, though it doesn't have a lot of unique flavor. You do have to watch it very, very carefully as it bakes-- I baked my first batch for 20 minutes and my second for only 19 and there was a noticable difference. Overcooking ruins the richness of this cake, which is pretty much the basis of its appeal.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2008
Heaven on red velvet cupcakes. :) Has a very high yield-- I did 20 cupcakes and could probably have done a dozen more and I only made HALF the recipe.
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One Bowl Chocolate Fudge

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2008
Fantastic and easy. I stirred my mixture every 30 seconds and cooked it for a total of 2 minutes and it was perfect. I also used semisweet chocolate chips. My only possible critique was that I feel it used a little too much vanilla extract, so I'll probably only put in 1.5 tsp next time. But there will definitely be a next time. :) EDIT: I made this a second time with raspberry-chocolate chips and it came out just as well. I only used one tsp of vanilla and probably could've used none. Just a really good recipe.
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