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Avon's, End of Summer Sunday Morning Peach Coffee Cake.

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
Avon, this recipe is perfection. Light, flavorful, moist, and has lots of added nutrition (I love the interest and light crunch the steel cut oats add). I'm impressed. I only just found your recipe today and it's right up my alley, so I wasted no time in getting into the kitchen with it. I remembered too late that I didn't have my small baking pan, so made it into muffins instead. It filled 13 cups perfectly, and I baked them at the suggested temperature for 25 minutes. I thought I had better halve the crumb topping for the muffins, but it's so good, I will be sure to make it a cake next time to enjoy fully that wonderful topping. Thanks so much for developing and sharing this recipe. Just be sure and let me know about the next one, please!
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Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
The original recipe yield is off on this one. Cut it in half if you want the original yield of 12 (good size) pancakes, otherwise you will have twice as much as you need. Or make the full batch and freeze the extras for a convenient weekday breakfast. Some reviewers found the batter thin - it is. But as the recipe directs, make your batter and then heat up your griddle. By the time it's hot, the batter will have thickened up - the wheat and oat flours need time to absorb liquid. My review is for this recipe as written, save for cutting it in half. The pancakes were very sweet, without quite the flavor I would have expected, given the amount of salt and sugar. They are moist, as promised. I might make these again, substituting some roasted flaxmeal for part of the flour, for a truly nutty taste, but I'm not crazy about the amount of oil, sugar and salt in this recipe, given the lack of a difference (in my opinion) they make here.
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Baked Potato Skins

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
My review is for this recipe as written, with minor exceptions, and that is, I quartered the potatoes to make them friendlier for small fingers, and I used smoked paprika. Can't say much other than 'delicious as is'. Thank you.
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Uncle Bill's Chicken Strips

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
I was doubtful about the dill weed in the breading, and was tempted to leave it out, but I try to make a recipe as close as possible to how it's written the first time. I'm glad I didn't omit it, as it made all the difference in this recipe. These have fabulous flavor and tenderness. I will confess I did leave off the butter drizzle at the end, and just gave them a light spray with olive oil. That's really all they need. And I did make your sweet and sour sauce, Uncle Bill, to go with these. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you.
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Uncle Bill's Sweet and Sour Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
Very tangy and flavorful, with a fine balance of sweet to sour. I chose to omit the MSG and the food coloring. The coloring is not necessary, as the sauce is an appealing color naturally. I'm not sure why the submitter thought MSG was needed, as this simple sauce is more than fine without it. Otherwise, this recipe was made as written, and is one I will use again. Thank you.
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Saskatoon (Serviceberry) Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2010
Although a big fan of rhubarb, I admit I was dubious of it's inclusion in a Saskatoon pie recipe, being somewhat of a purist. I am however, always open to trying new things, and am I ever glad about that, because rhubarb took saskatoon pie to another level. The submitter's claims are all spot on. Saskatoons aren't known for their incredible juiciness (although they have an unbeatable flavor), therefore the rhubarb adds the much needed juices, while still allowing the berries to be the star of the show. It also added a very pleasant 'just right' tartness that was a perfect complement. The filling was a perfect consistency, holding the fruit in nicely. Only wanting one pie this time, and using from scratch pie crust, I cut the recipe in half and filled my 9 inch, not 8 inch, pie plate. When I make this again, I'll make the entire recipe and fill my 9" deep dish pie pan for a mile high pie, especially in light of the fact that the filling holds itself so well. The rhubarb I used had been frozen, so it only needed a minute in the microwave to yield it's juices. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, Stacy!
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Nectarine Blush

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2010
I do like buttermilk in a smoothie, but it was too dominant here, and though I used sweet ripe nectarines, their flavor did not come through as I was expecting. Because the recipe doesn't use frozen fruit or ice, it was warm, which was not appealing. I added a frozen banana after the fact which helped make it slightly icy and more refreshing. Ice cubes would dilute the flavor even more. I might make this again if I have buttermilk to use up, but I would chop up the nectarines ahead of time and toss them in the freezer overnight, cut the buttermilk in half and make up the difference with orange juice.
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Lavender and Blueberry Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2010
I love your recipe for this delicious and, nutritionally speaking, value added recipe, Sonya Jane! It turned out wonderfully tender and perfectly moist. It was just sweet enough, and it had a delightfully crisp top crust that, to my mind, actually had a bit of a crumb topping quality to it, interestingly enough. I followed your directions for making the lavender sugar, but it was unnoticeable in the bread, although the aroma in the sugar was potent. I'm sure there is an explanation as to why. I don't have a digital scale which would have come in very handy this time to get the exact measurements by grams, but I calculated 2/3 cup sugar and just used the 1/2 cup/1 stick of butter without the extra tablespoon (thanks for providing the others!). Only one thing I would change, and that would be to decrease the salt some. For others that might want to make this, here is the blog link for the lavender sugar...http://allrecipes.com/Cook/11602733/BlogEntry.aspx?postid=188287
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
This recipe lends credibility to my frequent assertion that 'good for you' does not have to be synonymous with 'sacrifice'. Light textured, perfectly moist and flavorful ~ this recipe sacrifices nothing in any department. You can use 1% buttermilk as I did, if you wish, but try to use the real thing, as the substitute just isn't near as good. I chose dried cranberries and walnuts for the add-ins. This is one muffin recipe I will refer to often. Thank you, Zafira.
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Don't Knock it Until You Try it Zucchini Chocolate Banana Nut Milkshake

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
I didn't really care for this drink. It's not the zucchini at all - you don't know it's there. I just found it too rich for me, even using 2% milk. My two kids drank it as well. One didn't care for it, and one did like it. I will not rate it low however, as I don't think personal preference should alter my rating in this case. I really see nothing wrong with the recipe, it's well written, and we make a lot of smoothies and milkshakes in this kitchen. It's simply a matter of personal taste! As the recipe is titled; don't knock it until you try it ~ so try it, you just might find you love it!
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Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
I would give this 3.5 stars if I had the option. My review is for this recipe as written, sans nuts. Loved the flavor of this bread. If you are a fan of chocolate and orange together, you'll likely enjoy this. I was a bit worried about the teaspoon of nutmeg, but was pleasantly surprised at how well it got along with the other flavors. The amount of sugar and oil in the recipe produces a pretty tender quick bread with a nice crispy crust, however I found it to be overly sweet and a bit on the oily side. I would make this again as I think it's worth experimenting on.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2010
Wow, what good things can I say that haven't already been said? My review is for this recipe as written, with the slight exception of using sifted all purpose flour and the Kitchen Aid, and this baker can't find fault with it. Found cinnamon bun nirvana, though! Even without the cream cheese topping, these cinnamon buns are tender and rich, and good. The best recipe I've found yet. But, of course, it's all about the topping.....
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Apple Carrot Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2010
My review is for this recipe exactly as written. And it looks like I was one of very few to make it that way. In my opinion, this recipe is perfection and there really is no need to change a thing, save for perhaps increasing the spice slightly. I found these to be slightly reminiscent of a carrot cake in flavor. The texture is very light, and not overly moist either. At the batter stage, I was a little worried about the bran flakes being obvious in the final product, but they just 'melted' right in during baking, with the exception of near the top, which was nicely browned, and pleasingly chewy. This recipe goes into my favorites file.
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Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
I chose to stuff a 1lb pork tenderloin rather than chops for this recipe. Very rich and delicious. Loved the smoky flavor of the cheese combined with the bacon.
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Garden Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
With the exception of the cooking process, I didn't change a thing in this recipe. The filling was creamy and flavorful, with a pleasant tang from the dressing. This recipe would lend itself well to any variety of vegetable additions. Very simple to prepare, and with it's versatility, it's one I would gladly make again.
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Plum Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2010
I'm sorry to have to rate a recipe so low, but these were actually inedible. There has to be ingredients missing from the recipe. There is no sweetener, nor anything other than water to add moisture to the recipe. They were very dry and bitter, and only tasting strongly of molasses. I had doubts as I was mixing these up, and was sorely tempted to add at least some sugar or honey, but gave benefit to the recipe. Again, I have to wonder if ingredients were omitted by mistake.
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Frozen Strawberry Yogurt

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
This was my first time making frozen yogurt. Though I appreciate that this is a fat free recipe, after reading several reviews that alluded to the 'icy' quality of it, I decided to use low fat rather than fat free ingredients. I was extremely happy with the way it turned out. Even after several days in the freezer, it was still very creamy and soft, and tasted better than any commercial variety I have ever had. I will be making this one often, and look forward to trying different fruit flavors.
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Monkey Tails

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
What a fun and yummy recipe, not to mention another terrific use for those over ripe bananas. I never would have thought to make these myself ~ one of the reasons I love this site so much. They were easy for the kids to handle and dip in the chocolate themselves, which is great, because when you've 'made' it yourself, it tastes so much better! We dipped, then rolled in chopped peanuts. One tip: take the bananas out of the freezer only one or two at a time to dip. The dipping, rolling (and reheating of the chocolate halfway through) process takes just enough time that half of our bananas had become soft and wet on the outside which meant the chocolate kept sliding off when we went to dip them. Thanks for giving us a fun and nutritious snack recipe for the kids!
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Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
I changed very little in this recipe, only using white balsamic vinegar for the red wine vinegar. I liked the way the tang of the lime and the flavor of the chili powder worked together. I found it to be very flavorful, and the chicken tender and juicy. Quick, easy and delicious.
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Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2010
The flavor of this smoothie was very appealing. I changed nothing, only adding in a few blueberries. I like that it primarily uses pineapple juice rather than orange juice, which usually makes a smoothie too tart. I would recommend using frozen fruit to make it more refreshing (but additional liquid is needed if you do that). Tip* if you use very ripe strawberries, it cancels out the need to add the sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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