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Fabulous French Loaves

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2008
Not sure if anyone has already stated a definitive hypothesis, but I'm pretty sure that the texture problems (large crumb) are due to All Recipe's modification of the recipe. If you've read the submitter's review that explains the original instructions, the dough is supposed to be stirred over various periods of an hour. However, as I just noticed when I prepared the dough, the All Recipes version calls for the dough to be kneaded which requires a great deal more flour. This is why people are complaining about sticky dough and the need for 1-2 cups extra flour than is called for in the ingredient list. The "stick" problem wouldn't be a factor if you just had to stir as opposed to knead. Now, I am making the dough today for sub-style sandwiches, so I didn't mind if the texture was more dense. Thus, I chose to prepare it by kneading this time. The next time I am looking for a more "authentic" French bread, I will try the original method and update my findings here! Test this out and see if I'm right! Hope this helps.
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Whoopie Pies VII

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2008
These whoopie pies are great! If you like "traditional" whoopie pies, this is the recipe for you. The filling is not a sweet buttercream or marshmallow, but fluffy and just the right sweetness. A few tips based on others' reviews: I do not recommend refrigerating the batter before baking, nor does it require time to sit. This makes the 'cookies' come out more dry. If your batter spreads thin while baking, it is not due to the recipe. One element that is key is the cocoa powder. When measuring this, make sure to pack it down (or at least sift it). This will ensure a very chocolatey flavor and keep your batter from coming out too thin. On a similar note, the filling should not come out thin if prepared correctly. I made this on a very hot and humid day and the filling didn't come out runny. Be sure to beat using a mixer (I even used a hand mixer) for the full 20 minutes. Have faith, the filling will come together! And do give this filling a shot. I'm generally opposed to using shortening, but sometimes it's worth it. This filling was really great and worth a try. Finally, these desserts taste great warm, cool from the fridge, and frozen. But be sure to note that the texture of the 'cookie' changes entirely when put in the fridge or freezer (drier and even drier, respectively). Overall, a great recipe for when you want something *special* that reminds you of your childhood. A+
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Stuffed Green Peppers

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
My family and I loooove this recipe and have made it many times! We make a few changes (like others have suggested): brown rice instead of white, usually we omit the swiss, and using the crushed tomato (as in another reviewer's comments) really adds the extra flavor needed. I, like the recipe poster, ate this meal with meat as a child, but we're close to vegetarians now. Thanks for this delicious version of a classic! It's highly recommended! Helpful hint: I insert 3 toothpicks into each pepper so they don't fall over while baking.
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Pancakes

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
I chose this recipe after looking for pancakes similar to how they were made at a resort in the Cook Islands. Simple ingredients, they told me. Self-rising flour, egg, milk, maybe some sugar. This recipe doesn't replicate their pancakes (I don't know if our ingredients here are just too different), but boy did I find a great recipe anyway! Nice fluffy pancakes that couldn't be easier to make! Thanks so much!
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The Best Lemon Bars

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
Absolutely wonderful recipe! Followed exactly and they came out perfect! My dad thought they were too tart, but...umm...it's a lemon square! It's supposed to be tart! My mother and husband, both lemon-lovers, thought these had just the right ratio of sweet:sour. Just one hint: If preparing these for guests, put decorative confectioners' sugar on at the last minute. It looks so pretty, but gets soaked into the bar rather quickly.
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Cassie's Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
I loved this recipe! I made them for my family when they came out for my wedding. I had everyone take a bite of a brownie and try to guess the "secret ingredient" but no one figured there was zucchini! For my family (less adventurous in their taste), I added semi-sweet chocolate chunks and the brownies tasted WONDERFUL! For my husband and myself, in the future, I will make these without the chunks, but add a light chocolate glaze. Mmmmm!
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Slow-Cooked Vegetables

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
Keeper recipe, for sure. Best used either as a side or a light main if eaten over rice. I suggest straining off the remaining liquid pretty well before serving. Otherwise it's an interesting, easy recipe that can be paired with almost anything!
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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Reviewed: May 23, 2008
Definitely a keeper recipe, as others have stated. My husband loves this one! We use Italian style chicken sausage from Trader Joe's. I was surprised to find that the quality/taste of the pasta sauce doesn't even matter than much due to the flavor from the ricotta/mozz mix. Meaning: don't waste your best pasta sauce on this forgiving recipe. 4 stars only because of the lousy presentation.
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