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Lamingtons

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
I love this recipe! Easy to make, and tastes much nicer than store-bought lamingtons. I didn't have a 8x12 inch pan so I used a 9.5x12 inch pan instead and baked the cake for 25 minutes. I also followed another reviewers suggestion and left the cake uncovered overnight. I will be making this recipe again. =)
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Strawberry Syrup

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
I used half a cup of sugar and it turned out perfectly! The strawberries provide most of the sweetness. Great with cream on pancakes. :D
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Pro Ganache

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2008
One of my favourite things about this recipe is that it's so easy to scale it. I quarter it and get a perfect amount for one 8 or 9 inch cake. I also use half milk chocolate melts and half good quality non-baking chocolate, usually Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate. This is a delicious and versatile recipe that I use all the time. Can't recommend it highly enough! :D
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Strawberry Meringue Cups

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
These were really good, but I think the recipe yield should be for 6 smaller cups rather than 4 bigger ones. I used strawberries and blueberries and dusted them with confectioners' sugar. Definitely don't sweeten the cream - the meringue gives all the sweetness you need! :o)
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Banana Berry Smoothie III

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2008
I used frozen mixed berries and used 3/4 cup of a rich, sweet vanilla yoghurt (I like my smoothies thick). Has a nice taste but definitely use a sweet yoghurt or the smoothie won't be quite sweet enough. I also strained most of the crunchy berry seeds out.
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Di's Delicious Deluxe Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
Excellent recipe! :D Tip: Press the yolks through a sieve - makes it creamy and lump-free!
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Chicken Nepiev

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
I made a few minor changes... I used a Kraft garlic & parmesan [cream cheese] dip in the middle, I used Italian herb mix in place of the Italian seasoning, used plain bread crumbs, and I used only butter rather than butter and oil when I fried the chicken. Firstly, there was way too much "sprinkling" herbs - I only used a quarter of it, if that. I poured the butter from the pan over the chicken before baking it. It needed to be in the oven for 30 minutes and came out nicely. However I think the recipe calls for far too much garlic. I am usually quite insensitive to garlic but this really was too much. Next time I make it I will modify it and use my own herb/spice mixture. A good concept though, with some changes.
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Italian Pinwheel Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
I like this recipe. The dough is easy to work with and the rolls come out nice and soft - and not too sweet which is a plus for me. :D The filling: I did use a bit less garlic than the recipe states and it was a bit bland. However, since I don't like too much garlic, next time I made them I used parmesan, mozzarella, oregano, parsley, basil, a bit of tomato paste, and some finely chopped onion (cooked first) & capsicum (bell pepper) to make "pizza pinwheels" and they were very well received. :D
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
I LOVE these! Easy to make and they taste divine! Excellent when they're warm and they make the kitchen smell so nice. Remember to roll the dough up starting on a LONG side. :) Excellent recipe! :D
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Raspberry Custard Tart

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
Overall, I didn't care for this recipe. I thought the custard was somewhat bland tasting. I did make a few minor changes, I baked the base in an 8 inch tart pan for a bit longer than specified in the recipe. I also used spreadable fruit with seeds and didn't bother to garnish the finished tart with berries. The tart could probably be better with a more flavorful custard but I won't be making it again.
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Orange Lemonade

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2008
The lemon & orange are a great combination in this drink. To save time I didn't bother letting the mixture cool to room temperature, I just poured it into a large plastic jug and continued with the recipe. I also used room temperature water rather than cold. I think it's too sweet as it is, so I use 5 cups of water rather than 3 and it's perfect. The second time I made it, I added ½ cup of seedless passionfruit pulp (my mum's idea) and it tasted great! :o)
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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2008
I LOVE this recipe! The cake isn't too sweet which is great, and it goes perfectly with ganache. They freeze well, too, which is perfect for those of us who don't have enough people around to eat a whole three-layer cake. :) I would suggest mixing the cocoa powder and water an hour or more before you plan to mix up the cake batter. The longer the cocoa/water mixture is left to cool, the better, because it gets thicker as it cools. This is a recipe that I will definitely be making over and over again - thanks Carol! =)
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Victoria Sponge Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2008
I like this cake, although it's heavier than a traditional sponge. Instead of cream or jam, etc, I brushed some melted butter on top and sprinkled on a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. A lovely cake to have with tea or coffee. :o)
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April's Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
This recipe is great! My family loved them. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt, because it really doesn't need salt in it. I know other people have complained it was too salty, I think the final flavor of the eggs will depend on what type of mayonnaise and mustard you use. For example I have noticed there are big variations between different brands of mayonnaise. Some have a more tangy flavor than others, some are creamier than others, etc. Next time I made these I used ranch dressing instead of mayonnaise, less mustard, and added a bit of dill. They were delicious! :o)
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
The only thing we didn't LOVE about this recipe was that we found it slightly too sweet. Next time I make it I will use 1/4 cup of sugar. I also added cinnamon. Great recipe! :D
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Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2008
I really didn't like this recipe. Too much batter for 12 average size muffin cups, it was too sweet, fell apart too easily, and ended up too flat. No muffins I've ever eaten have been made with butter... always oil. These are too much like cake. I won't be trying this recipe again. :/
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Pecan Logs

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2008
These cookies have a very dry, soft, crumbly texture so they may not be good for those of us who like crisper cookies. However they have the right amount of sweetness and the pecans give it a nice flavor. I powdered the pecans rather than chopping them up to make the dough easier to work with. I also dusted the finished cookies with confectioners' sugar rather than rolling them in it - that way you don't get it all over your fingers. :o)
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Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
All I can say is, WOW! Rich and creamy... delicious! The only thing I did differently was halving the recipe (I used 2 smallish egg yolks) and used half milk chocolate melts and half Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate. Very nice!! =D
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Traditional White Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2009
This is the best bread recipe ever! I've made this with butter and with lard, and it is infinitely better with lard! The texture is great and it tastes delicious! Even people who don't normally like home-made bread love this.
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Easy Focaccia

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2008
This is a great recipe - a regular in our house! An alternative topping is: minced fresh garlic (one or two cloves), finely chopped fresh parsley, parmesan & mozzarella. Divine!
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