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Sweet-Potato Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2014
These tasted good, but they were more than just dense. They were like custard. I baked them for an additional 15 minutes and still they were custard inside. The next day, I cut them in half and toasted them in the oven for about 8 minutes at 350 and they were much better, but still not cooked through like a muffin would be. The ratios are just all wrong.
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Curry Mango Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2011
I found this recipe to be delicious! I only had time to "marinate" the chicken for about 45 minutes, so I cut it into smaller chunks so the spices could cover more surface area. I left out the red pepper flakes thinking my kids would eat this dish, but the curry itself was a little too spicy for them. Now I wish I would have included them for my own sake! I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. One, the flavor was a smidge underdeveloped... Maybe a little more lime and just a bit more salt for the chicken. And two, the rice was mushy around the edges and a little underdone in the middle. I'm not sure what would remedy this... Longer cooking at a lower temperature? Shorter cooking at a higher temperature? Even still, the texture of the rice isn't so bad--especially if you stir it up before eating--just not perfect. I will definitely make this again, even if I can't get the rice perfect.
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Double Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
Very easy, delicious pudding. My only complaint is that it is too sweet. I hate using canned milk (yuck!) so I substituted whipping cream for the evaporated milk and used full-fat milk instead of fat-free. The pudding is very creamy, very chocolaty, and tasty. I'll make this again, but I'll use a bit less sugar.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2011
These cookies are 5-star cookies when made right. I gave the recipe 4 stars for lack of specificity. There are a few things that need to happen for these cookies to be delicious. 1. Use the right kind of peanut butter. Natural peanuts-only peanut butter just won't give the right consistency or flavor. Use a conventional peanut butter or a no-stir natural one (the kind with palm oil added for emulsification). 2. Add a little salt, ESPECIALLY if your peanut butter is unsalted. This makes a world of difference in flavor. 3. Be sure to use a large or extra-large egg. 4. Use less sugar! This goes along with #3 above. Too much sugar in a recipe will cause the egg not to set which leads to a runny mess on your cookie sheet. 3/4 cup of sugar is more than enough to make the cookies super sweet but still allows the egg to set properly. If you take all these things into account, these cookies will knock your socks off! I used crunchy peanut butter, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, a pinch of salt and one large egg and I was SO in love with these. In fact, I liked them WAY more than conventional peanut butter cookies. These are peanut butter heaven.
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Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2011
This recipe is so delicious!!! I am casein-free as well, but I used soy yogurt and almond milk in place of the buttermilk powder and water and it still worked perfectly. I can already imagine the variations I can make with this recipe--some nut flour, vanilla & cinnamon are among the ingredients I plan to try next time. I will definitely be making a huge batch of pre-mixed dry ingredients to make this recipe much quicker on a busy morning. **Follow-up: I made these today substituting 1/4 of the rice flour with almond meal, and added a teaspoon of vanilla and they were even more amazing than the first time. I think I might even add more almond meal next time since it didn't seem to affect the texture in a negative way and it adds plenty of protein so I don't have to feel so guilty about eating these several times/week! Also, if you let the batter rest for about 5 minutes before you pour it on your griddle, it will thicken a bit and give the soda/buttermilk (or in my case, soy yogurt) time to start producing bubbles making the pancakes super fluffy. And a quick tip if you want to pre-mix a large batch of the dry ingredients to save time: use 2 cups of the pre-mixed dry ingredients and keep the liquid ingredients the same. And halving this recipe makes the perfect amount for me and my two little boys (4 1/2 and 1 1/2).
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
YUM! I agree with other reviewers--butter makes these delicious. I never have quick cooking oats in my house, so I used regular rolled oats which gives these a wonderful texture. I might even use more oats next time. I also added chocolate chips. Be sure not to overbake these. They're much better soft--more peanut butter flavor, better texture. I baked my first batch for 13 minutes which made them too crispy. By the end, I was only baking them for 9 minutes which was just right.
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Breaded Chicken Fingers

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
Wow. Double-coating the chicken with the breading was a brilliant idea. I'm so glad someone offered that suggestion. I used panko bread crumbs for an extra-crispy breading, and added some herbs, and a bit more salt. I added crushed garlic to the milk mixture for a more robust garlic flavor, and I only let the chicken marinate for about 20 minutes, and it still came out extremely tender and juicy.
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2009
I love curry chicken salad. This one is nearly perfect--it was just the ratios that I thought were off. The ingredient list is superb. I added more fruit and vegetables than the recipe called for and cut the chicken into rather small pieces. I used half plain greek yogurt and half mayonaise and used quite a bit more than the recipe calls for. I also doubled the curry powder for more flavor, and did end up adding a couple dashes of salt.
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Swedish Rye Bread I

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2009
I rarely make a recipe exactly as printed. Characteristically, I made some changes to this recipe, but it was a fantastic base. I used active dry yeast instead (2 1/4 tsp for each fresh yeast cake). I also used white whole grain flour and substituted 1/2 cup whole grain oat flour for some of the wheat flour. I also added a tablespoon of wheat gluten because whole grains tend to produce less elasticity. I'll probably increase the amount of rye flour next time and substitute agave nectar for the brown sugar (to lower the glycemic impact). This was an excellent and easy recipe.
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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2008
This pudding tasted pretty good, but it was the texture was rubbery. I only cooked for two minutes after the initial three, but it was already overcooked. I would definitely add more cocoa next time and do it over the stove to avoid the nasty texture due to overcooking. I disagree with other reviews that claim more sugar is needed. I thought it was plenty sweet--then again, I prefer dark chocolate to milk.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2008
There were tons of positive reviews, but I like to read the negative ones so I know what to watch out for. In this recipe, the negative reviews all said the cookies were too bland, to flour-y, and the dough was too sticky. So I chose to eliminate one of the eggs and one cup of the flour to see if I could produce a more sugary, buttery cookie. My results were as close to perfect as you could get. Even my 2.5 year-old was able to help me roll out the dough (his favorite part was flouring the rolling pin and the table!), and cut out the shapes. The dough kept its integrity through 3 rounds of re-rolling the scraps and cutting out new cookies--without having to be re-chilled. They baked perfectly (I used parchment paper on my cookie sheets) and were tender and lovely. I don't even think we'll frost them--they're that good. Though they baked so perfectly, frosting them would be easy. With my modifications, I'll never be tempted to even try another sugar cookie recipe.
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
This was my first lasagna and it turned out beautifully! I made one change, adding chopped spinach to the ricotta mixture. The second time I made this recipe, I doubled it and froze one, because it does take quite a bit of time. But it is definitely worth the work. I will make this recipe again and again and again.
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Crabmeat Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2008
The imitation crabmeat as the recipe suggests would have been better, but the flavor combination of the cocktail sauce and the cream cheese was pretty strange in and of itself. I wanted to use real crab, but couldn't afford fresh, so I used canned crab and the rolls were pretty aweful. I doubt I'd try this again--even with the imitation crab meat. This just wasn't how I like my crab prepared, but I tried it because of all the rave reviews. I should have stuck to my own preferences.
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Cornbread Muffins I

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2008
Not at all like cornbread--next time I'd use more cornmeal and less flour. These muffins were tasty enough, but I wanted cornbread and these did not deliver. Also, I always add frozen corn to my cornbread, but this recipe calls for way too much. Cut the corn in half and it would be much more pleasant.
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Crab Alfredo

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2008
This was the best Alfredo sauce I've ever had! It was quick and easy and so delicious. I ended up with TONS of leftover sauce, though. Next time, I'll cut the sauce recipe in half.
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Vegan Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2007
This tasted just like sweet tofu--which is basically all it is. If you don't like tofu, don't even try this recipe. If you do, it's pretty tasty. If it wasn't for the crust, though, it'd have gotten 2 stars. Might have gotten 4 stars if I wasn't thrown off by somehow expecting this very simple recipe to be reminiscent of cheesecake... it wasn't.
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Oat-rageous Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2006
YUM! I couldn't stop eating these cookies. The toffee bits gave them a wonderful buttery flavor. I wouldn't have mixed chocolate chips with cranberries with toffee chips, but what a great combination. I will definitely make these again and again.
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Vegetable Slaw

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2006
Pretty good. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and added a little bit of honey for sweetness.
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