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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007
I've made these twice: Once with the recipe as written and once with a couple adjustments. They turned out delicious both times. I love them and will make them again and again. For the adjustments, I added two tablespoons of molasses to the wet ingredients and I increased the cinnamon in the dry ingredients. The result was a slightly sweeter, spicier pancake. Some people have said they couldn't get the pancakes to set. Spreading them with the back of a spoon to thin them out helped. Plus, these pancakes are very moist and cake-like, so they tend to be less dry in the middle than a traditional pancake.
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Belgian Waffles

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2008
Good recipe, but it's almost identical to the one in the Joy of Cooking. Nice, crispy waffles with good flavor.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2008
Perfect, chewy brownies. Great with chocolate chips or chocolate glaze.
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Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Oh. My. God. Peanut-buttery paradise. Perfect flavor and texture. I didn't think the dough was sticky or runny at all. Easy to work with and PERFECT.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
We decided to make these on a whim tonight and oh BOY are they ever good. Not sure why some people are saying they have no flavor; these are absolutely delicious. They're also the perfect combo of soft, chewy and crunchy. I want to eat so many more of them but I'm trying to control myself.
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Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2009
Wow this was tasty! Such a nice change from chicken tacos. I used a pork loin roast cuz that's what I had, and I reduced the recipe because there are only three of us. The only changes I made were based on other reviews, so I added a little stock, some cumin and some tomato paste. So good! I wrapped my roast in foil, then placed it in a covered clay pot to bake. Perfection on a corn tortilla. Yummmmmmmmmyyyyy!
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
Really good stuff. Much better than packaged, and there's no vile MSG or excessive sodium.
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Simple Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2007
So easy and fast and delicious. I used 1 cup of homemade chicken stock in place of the 2 cups of water, which made the chili thicker and really yummy. I didn't add any cayenne (my BF's son is too young and tender for spicy food), and it was still delicious. But best of all, it was EASY.
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French Breakfast Puffs

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2009
These are delicious!!!!!!!!! Sometimes I use buttermilk in place of the milk. Oh, and most French puffs are covered in the cinnamon sugar; not just the tops. So I roll them around in the melted butter then cover the whole muffin in the cinnamon sugar mixture. So yummy. :o)
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Birthday Bones

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2007
My Boxer pup, Rupert, LOVES these. And they're easy to make. Can't beat that. Rupert seems to know when I'm making them for him, too. He gets all excited and prances around the kitchen.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2007
This was really easy to make and sooo good. I used Valrhona cocoa, so the frosting had a deep chocolate flavor. Like other reviewers, I cut back on the sugar. I also used a wee bit more vanilla. I'll make this again and again.
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2007
Very good blueberry muffins. The recipe made six large muffins, so there was a bit of extra crumb topping. The second time I made them, I added a handful of the extra topping to the muffin batter and mixed gently. Sooooo good!
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2007
These are pretty darn good. Use the best cocoa you can get your hands on; I think the quality of the cocoa makes a big difference. Poor-quality cocoa (or old cocoa) can really mess with your final results.. The brownies are not cakey but not entirely fudgy either. They're dense without being to heavy. I frosted some of them with a mixture of melted chocolate mixed with peanut butter. Wow. Good! Oh, I aslo added about 2 tsp of instant esspresso powder to the melted butter mixture. Intensified the chocolate taste.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2007
This was great, easy-to-use, super shiny icing. I used vanilla extract, but I'll likely try lemon extract next time. The vanilla allowed a bit too much of that "pure sugar" taste to come through. I don't like corn syrup, so I used agave nectar instead. (Agave nectar is a very low glycemic index sweetener that doesn't impart any flavor; it's the same consistency and color as corn syrup.) My boyfriend, his son and I decorated Christmas cookies tonight,and the icing was really easy to work with. Two teaspoons of the milk was enough; I let it mix for about a minute, though.
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Oatmeal Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I'd rate these 4.5 if I could. My family loves pancakes, but I feel a *little bit* guilty feeding them regular ones due to the processed flour, etc. I can feel a bit better about these. I've made them as written (cutting the salt as suggested) and they're very good. With a few tweaks, I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. First, I substitute either organic brown sugar or organic molasses for the white sugar (adding the molasses to the wet ingredients). These sweeteners up the flavor quite a bit. I've also used agave nectar (a low glycemic sweetener), but the flavor isn't very intense. I also use melted canola margarine instead of oil. Again, it just adds another layer of flavor. I increase the vanilla, too. Finally, I add cinnamon to the dry ingredients--about a half teaspoon. The result is fluffy, light, flavorful pancakes that everyone inhales. Oh, sometimes I add a couple tablespoons of flaxseed, cuz they have a nice nutty flavor, and sometimes I'll use egg substitute, to lower the fat. Go ahead and try these. They really are good, and good for you. :o)
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
This was good! I found it just in time, too. I'd given up making teriyaki at home because I don't like bottled sauces...too much sugar and sodium. This recipes was just what I wanted. I used light soy sauce and used brown sugar instead of white cuz I prefer it. I think I ended up using less sugar than the recipe calls for, but it still tasted great. I'll definitely use this recipe again.
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Michelle's Coconut Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2008
This is a family favorite. My BF asks for this all the time. Actually, he asks for it so often, I'm getting tired of making it. :o)
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
If I could rate these 4.5 stars, I would. I've made them twice—once as written and once replacing the shortening with oil (I used grapeseed because it's tasteless). Why the switch? I always find that any cake or cupcake other than pound cake or some other dense cake is lighter, moister and fluffier when I use oil. I generally use butter for all my other baking, but oil seems to work best for me in cakes and cupcakes. These taste great topped with Rich Chocolate Frosting (add some peanut butter) and topped with a teeny, tiny PB cup (I buy them at trader joes). Everyone loves these. xoxo
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Gingerbread Biscotti

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2007
These were pretty darn good. With a couple changes, the texture came out just perfect; they weren't too crunchy or too soft as other reviewers have stated. First, I replaced the oil with butter. I make a few different kinds of biscotti, and I've never seen a recipe call for oil. I figured the butter would be tastier. Second, to ensure a crucnchy yet not-too-hard texture, I mixed the ingredients according to most biscotti recipes I've tried. I mixed all the dry ingredients, incuding the sugar. Then I cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembled course crumbs. In a seperate bowl, I lightly beat the eggs and the molasses together. I added this to the dry mix. I mixed this concoction until it was just combined. No overmixing! The dough should still be crumbly. I divided the dough in half and formed them into their log shapes on the cookie sheets. It's still pretty crumbly at this point, but it all firms up when you bake it. This looser dough allows the biscotti to cook up crunchy without being dense or hard. I think that's the reason some people ended up with tough cookies. You have to keep the dough kinda loose. Anyway, when I finsihed the baking process, I dipped them in white chocolate. Deliciousness.
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Grilled Peanut Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
This was sooo good with a few alterations: I used regualr peanut butter vs. low fat because reduced-fat peanut butter doesn't taste like real food to me, and regualr peanut butter is a good source of healthy fat, which we all need. I added a little chicken stock and a little light coconut milk to thin the sauce and make it more easy to spead. I also added just a wee bit of sesame oil (about 1/4 tsp) because it tastes so good and helps to anchor all the different flavors. Yum.
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