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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
Maybe the different review results have something to do with the brand of GF flour? I used Bob's which is bean based - and I could definitely taste it in the dough, but the cookies themselves were wonderful and I couldn't tell the difference between these and toll house. I did use 2 eggs and I did add 1 tsp xanthan gum, and reduced baking soda to 1/2 tsp (I can always taste it when I am not countering it with an acid). The first couple batches spread nicely, but stuck to pan more than traditional cookies, but the last batch I used parchment paper and they came right off. Mine looked just like the picture. Really a nice treat for my wheat intollerant daughter.
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Hash Brown Quiche

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2011
I made this as written (except used tsp of dried minced onions in the egg mixture rather than fresh). I cooked the hashbrowns for the 20 minutes, and although they were pale and soft after the 20, they were perfect after the remaining cook time (think I forgot to lower oven temp, though, now that I think about it). So I did not need to cook the hashbrowns longer as suggested in other reviews. Used the 2 eggs and the ham and this was wonderful as a breakfast casserole, especially for my wheat sensitive daughter. Wonderful taste and very easy.
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Crazy Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
My 9 year old made this for my birthday - I was a little nervous at the appearance when it came out of the oven, kind of like a lava cake interior, but it set and was very moist - even after sitting out all day. The flavor was great - better than the store-bought cake someone else picked up, and truly easy. We didn't have white vinegar and subbed apple cider vinegar, couldn't tell the difference. Will make again, definitely!
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Baked Apple Oatmeal

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Really enjoyed this - didn't use wheat germ or raisins (didn't have the former, don't like the latter) and it was wonderful, warming, healthy, and hearty. It was also great after a microwave heat the next couple mornings - I was wondering if it would be as good when it wasn't fresh out of the oven, but it did fine. Am making this again tonight!
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Fluffy Biscuits

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
The best recipe I have tried. I did sub half whole wheat pastry flour, and butter for the shortening - made exactly 12, were light, but substantive, great flavor, big hit with whole family.
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Chocolate Waffles I

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
I doubled the recipe, using whole wheat pastry flour instead of white, and added choc. chips. Made them in a belgian waffle maker that makes 4 toaster sized waffles - ended up with a ton of waffles that were tasty, better for you than breakfast cereal, and we take directly out of the freezer, toast in the morning, and eat in the car on the way to school. So good - getting ready to make a new double batch!
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Vegan Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
I'm not vegan, but used this recipe and it was fabulous - like eating marzipan in cake form. Being not vegan, I used cow's milk in place of the almond milk (which did not curdle), but did everything else the same - except used almond extract instead of vanilla. Loved the texture, the flavor, and ingredients (going to buy almond milk tonight). Will be my go-to cupcake recipe, especially for my lactose intolerant nephew (ironically his sister is allergic to coconut!).
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Brown Rice Hot Dish

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2009
REALLY good! I made almost exactly as described except I didn't bake it - after I mixed everything together (used slow-cooking brown rice - sauted everything else together while rice was cooking), it was so good, I left it like that. It does taste a lot like stuffing and really spruced up plain old brown rice. Great flavors together, and easy to make.
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Plum Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
My whole family really liked this, but I was disappointed b/c I couldn't taste the plum - and I pureed 8 plums! I used extra plums in place of most of the oil and just used 3 Tb of butter. So, even with extra plums, there was no plum flavor I could detect. It was a great, moist, spice cake - but not plum-y. I gave it a high rating though, b/c everyone loved it not knowing what it was - the cake was gone by the end of an evening!
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Molasses Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2009
These were fantastic. I followed recipe as written. The cookies came out crackle-topped, thin, and crispy-chewy (the think interior was a little chewy, with a mostly crispy outside - perfect) and with great flavor (I only mildly like molasses). I thought they were too chewy out of the oven and I put them back in, keeping one out just to taste. After a minute I did taste my sampler to find that the cookies crisp up upon cooling, so in total, my cookies baked for 14 minutes and were perfect.
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Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
MMMM, Mommy, you have to make these again! That's the quote I got from my 7 year old. I altered the recipe to make it a little more healthy - white whole wheat flour, 3/4 cups brown sugar - no white sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce - even so, the muffins were wonderful and the butterscotch was a nice companion to the pumpkin.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2008
looks like a lot of us were making soup on the 25th! I was so happy with the ease of this recipe and even picky 7 year old ate it (she'll eat anything with cheese and/or chips). I had leftover chicken and I used tomato sauce instead of salsa (we're not salsa people) and it was very good with the substitution. It was also a substantial soup, but not heavy. I'll add beans next time too.
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Morning Glory Muffins I

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
Wow! I hesitated b/c of the carrots, I didn't think that sounded good, but in my quest to make healthy and quick breakfasts for our morning commute to work and school, I gave these a try - wonderful! So many recipes aren't quite "healthy" and if they are, they don't have the flavor - this has both! I will puree the carrots next time b/c my daughter did question the orange color in her muffin. I lied and told her they were a new kind of apple I bought - that worked for her. I did not use raisins b/c of preference, had no apple butter, so used apple sauce, and used half the sugar - SO good, can't wait to try these with the apple butter instead. I made them in a muffin top muffin pan and that made them the perfect size to bite into. I am so glad to have a healthy AND tasty muffin -I can't wait to try variations. The recipe is more labor intensive than other muffin recipes, but worth it, and I can always double batch.
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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles I

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
A really good "healthy" snack option. I did alter; I used 2 Tbls butter and 1/2 cup applesauce, similar to another reviewer and had my doubts b/c the dough was very sticky even after I added extra flour, but these cookies turned out very tasty! My daughter liked them better than our usual healthy cookie option and that one has chocolate chips! I will still play with the ratio of butter/applesauce because I like a criper cookie - these are very cake-like in texture, but really very good even with the lower fat alteration!
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2007
Great crust. I was skeptical b/c it seemed so simple, and when I tasted the dough it seemed a little salty (I did add a tiny bit of confectioner's sugar at that point), but the finished product was great. It did not get soggy, did not interfere with the taste of the pie, and most certainly did not have the tang of manufactured flavor of the frozen pie crust I've always used!
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2007
OH MY GOD! That's what everyone said at Thanksgiving. I made as written, did have to double the sauce, used the variety of apples I had on hand. Was the best apple pie I've ever had!
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Whole Grain Waffles

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2007
These are very good; I do use all applesauce instead of oil, but everything else I do exactly as written - this also makes a ton of waffles, we toast them and bring them in the car on the way to school. I love having healthy breakfasts with all that fiber and protein and a great taste - thanks!
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Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2007
Very cute idea, I ended up with some problems, though; the spaghetti tails burned (maybe not enough sauce to keep them moist? I used a diffent sauce). My "guts" oozed out while baking on most of the rats, and I couldn't get the pea eyes on. I suggest pre-planning and creating little pockets for later eye placement and making sure the meat is wrapped tightly around the cheese. I gave this four stars because of the presentation; great holiday idea, although honestly I used my own meatloaf recipe and sauce, so my rating isn't based on flavor. This made about 9 palm sized rats for us.
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Cold Roasted Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2007
My Dad LOVED this fish - he's been really looking for flavorful dishes after being spoiled eating at Boma in Disney World. This fish was very flavorful, the cumin was the predominant flavor and I love cumin, but it was a little much for me.
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Crab and Swiss Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
Although the imitation crab I used didn't impart any particular flavor worth discussing, this is definitely going to become my standard quiche recipe. The flavor was great and the texture was consistant and creamy yet fluffy. I rarely have sour cream or heavy cream on hand which is standard in many quiche recipes, but I always have mayo. This had the best flavor compared to other quiches I tried. I won't do the crab again, but I can't wait to try it with other ingredients. A wonderful base quiche!
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