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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2013
Everyone seems to like this cake. I think it's okay--could be more...distinctive tasting? But it's a crowdpleaser nonetheless. Also--I made this into mini-muffins once and they stuck to the pan horribly. Use liners.
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Banana Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2011
Delicious. I had oat bran, not wheat, so that's what I used.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup (full recipe). It was still too sweet. I had a small piece and had to wash it down with 2 cups of milk. Next time, I'd reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup. Thank god I didn't make the frosting. Were it not for the amount of sugar, I'd give this 4 stars.
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Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2011
I made the recipe for 10 servings. Sliced the cake into 2 layers and made a small strawberry shortcake with cream. Yum!
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Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
Not super-chocolatey but chocolatey enough. The crumb and texture is GREAT. I made the recipe for 9 servings and got 12 cupcakes and an 8" cake out of it. Not too light, and not dense. I think the chocolate flavour should intensify the day after. (Didn't make the frosting.)
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Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2011
That sound you hear is the clatter of my teeth falling out after I ate half a cookie. I followed the recipe exactly but I reduced the sugars to 1/2 cup each and only 1.5 cups milk chocolate chips (I prefer semi-sweet, but didn't have any on hand). But these still came out WAY TOO SWEET! The texture is nice (it's a soft cookie, not a chewy one) but I would reduce the sugars and use semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk if I were to make these again.
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Blueberry Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
This is okay. It's like all the reviews say. Texture is scone-like, not cakey. Has a mild chemical taste, but the OJ flavour is intensified the next day. A shot of vanilla would have improved things.
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Baba Ghanoush

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
I added lots of roasted garlic. Yum.
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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2009
I used half plain yogurt and half the oil (canola) instead of veg. oil, and used 50% more chocolate. Also placed a chocolate chunk on top of each. Muffins came out moist and delicious!
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
This is a very good white cake. I used 3/4 the amount of sugar and sifted the flour before mixing. I did add a bit more milk but I don't think it would have made much of a difference. I made this twice in a matter of days, one with strawberries and cream and the other with blueberries and cream. Delicious.
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Exchange Gang Pasta with Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2009
Whoa nelly, this makes a lot of food! I added the tomatoes at the end so they were still a little firm, and I only fad frozen spinach. I also found that I needed a little more half-and-half. It turned out great though. I was looking for a recipe that I could make fast and without having to go to the store, since we were low on groceries and it was raining out. This one fit the bill. Thanks AR exchange gang!
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Coffee Souffle

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
Pretty good. I think the brewed coffee should be rather strong for best flavour. Also, the custard never got *very* thick but it set fine. I think this makes 10 smallish servings or 8 moderate ones.
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Sukhothai Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2009
Great stuff! I made the sauce as written, but without the sugar added at the end. I toasted some raw peanuts and ground some of them using a mortar and pestle to have different crunchiness. I used shrimp, chicken, and tofu. Added scallion and cilantro to garnish, but mint and lemongrass would be good garnishes too.
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Healthier Graham Cracker Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2009
It tastes good and is low-fat, but I found a few problems: it doesn't make *quite* enough for a standard 9" pie pan, it was too soft, and it became soggy after sitting in the fridge for a day. BUT I think I would use this recipe again if I were to make a pie that I know can be finished at one meal.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2009
My husband, who's the big lemon meringue pie fan, loved it.
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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
Pretty good, and though I prefer dense banana bread, this isn't bad either. I wish it were more banana-y though.
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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
This is a good dish for people who don't like fish, I think. My husband doesn't like fish at all, and he really likes this dish because of the topping, which is very strong and savoury. On this site I prefer the recipe for Hudson's Baked Tilapia.
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Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2009
I didn't want to make the full recipe, so I halved it: used two packages of fruit jello (orange and lime), one envelope of knox gelatin, etc. Each package of jello thus made two layers--instead of four different flavours, I had two which were repeated. Instead of vanilla, I used a good amount of fresh lemon juice in the sour cream layer and only a scant amount of sugar. Served with lime wedges or lemon wedges, it is a nice cool citrusy dessert.
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Walnut Rice Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2009
So delicious. I used a whole apple because I had smaller ones. Reduced oil by half, and used evoo instead of veg. I should have added some cucumber too, as I had a lot of it that I wanted to use up. I used white rice and bet brown would have been even better. I think this tastes best at, or near, room temp. Chilled rice has a hard texture.
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Turkey Garbanzo Bean and Kale Soup with Pasta

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
The flavour is good, but whoa nelly, the pasta pushes the soup over the edge (in terms of heartiness)! I would use less pasta or perhaps none at all. I also threw in some chopped cilantro and a few tbsp of cooked lentils that I had left over from another dish.
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