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Diane Cantrell

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Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Red Velvet Cake I
I made this cake with the modifications suggested (oil, more sugar, more cocoa). I found it to be very dry and somewhat bland. Confession 1 - although I'm from the south where Red Velvet Cake rules - I had never actually eaten it before. I made it for my brother because he says it is his favorite. I thought the flavor was OK but not great. He said it was good "but". It seemed a little off but I'm really not sure what it SHOULD taste like. Confession 2 - He is diabetic so I substituted Splenda for sugar. I increased the Splenda to 2 cups as suggested for the sugar. I think I'll try it again at 1 1/2 cups to see if that makes a difference. Sometimes Splenda, in large doses, can leave a chemical flavor/aftertaste. I know it shouldn't in baking but I'll try anyway. The cake was also very flat and dense. I'm an experienced baker so I'm wondering if it had to do with the Splenda. This was my first try at a Splenda cake so I'm not sure. The icing was really good and it worked great using Splenda.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2010
Tangy Dill Potato Salad
No one in my household likes traditional potato salad. I was thrilled to find this recipe. It's been made dozens of times in house over the years. We too have taken up the practice of pouring the dressing on the potatoes while they are warm and making this a day ahead to really boost the flavor. It's easy to modify the amounts of ingredients to tailor to individual tastes. We put tons of extra fresh dill in ours. We do think the Dijon mustard is a great addition. This dish is now requested from friends and family for BBQs and picnics.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2010
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
I made this according to directions and found the soup to be a little lacking in flavor. I think part of the problem was the cantaloupe was not ripe enough. To enhance the flavor and thicken the soup, I added some mango, a bit more lime juice (maybe 1/2 a tablespoon), about 1/4 teaspoon more cinnamon, a pinch of salt, white pepper, and a drizzle of honey. Along with the mint leaves, which I would not consider optional, the soup is very good. It's great for a summer lunch.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2009

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