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Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2011
Came out just like the picture. Next time I will double the recipe. One loaf is not enough. The dough is really thick and difficult to spread, but the effort and end result are worth it. Next time I will try to make the recipe with oil rather than butter to see if it easier to spread the dough. I will be making this again and again
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Avocado Egg Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
This is a wonderful way to add avocado to your diet. If you can get past the green color this is a healthy new way to eat an old favorite. The only way I will be making egg salad from now on. I left out the mayonnaise, mustard, and pickles since I did not have any on hand. Mayonnaise is not needed since the avocado adds a lot of creaminess and binds everything together. You can alter this recipe any way you like. I added a squeeze of lemon, a squeeze of spicy ketchup, diced onions and bell peppers.
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Soccer Ball Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2011
I made this cake for my son on his 10th birthday. I made a field using a 9x13 cake pan and a ovenproof bowl to make the soccer ball. I used the white frosting II/wedding cake icing recipes from this site to frost and decorate the cake. Used a paper pattern to cut out the hexagon and pentagon shape. Traced onto the cake with a toothpick. Used a regular tip to draw the outline on the ball. Used another reviewers suggestion to color dessicated coconut green to make grass for the field. My son's expression when he saw his birthday cake made all the effort worthwhile. NOTE: I ended up decorating the cake with a chocolate icing, since when I tried to make black colored icing it turned out a strange grey/purple mess. I used white frosting II recipe from this site, but my forsting came out very gritty. Maybe I did something wrong, but the kids loved the cake and ate it without any hesitations.
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Crazy Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2011
This cake is so easy to make and delicious it deserves 5 stars based on just that. I gave it 4 stars because when I baked this cake as stated it had a weird taste. Increase cocoa pwdr to 3/4 cp and this is a 5 star recipe. This is not the best chocolate cake, but considering how simple and quick it is to make .... one has to be CRAZY not to love it. I just dump all the dry ingredients into a 9 X 13 pan ... make sure baking soda does not have any lumps ... mix thoroughly ... add all the wet ingredients in a jug and pour over dry ingredients ... mix thoroughly with a fork until uniform consitency ... It cant get much simpler. If you don't have vingear subsitute equal amount of lemon juice. Tastes better after refrigeration and is great for freezing. I actually bake this as cupcakes and freeze as an easy snack to pack for lunch. My kids look forward to finding this in their lunch box.
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Chocolate Earthquake Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I loved this cake. I don't use cake mixes so I followed the recipe for devil's food cake I from this site. It was a lot of work and a lot of dishes, but the end result was worth it. I did layer the cream cheese mixture with the cake as other reviewers suggested, but my filling seemed to fall to the bottom of the cake. Maybe because I did not use a box cake mix. Next time I think I will reserve one cup of the cake mix, spoon over the cream cheese mixture and spoon over the reserved cake mix ontop of it. The only changes I made to this recipe was to decrease butter qty by about half and decrease the confectioners sugar to 1 1/2 cps. I can't wait to make this cake again. Next time I will try it with my brownie recipe or crazy cake recie from this site. Tastes great warm, even better when cooled, and even better chilled in the refrigerator.
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Lemon Fiesta Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I have made this cake twice (without raisins) and each time it has come out delicious. First time I baked as directed in a square pan (did not make the glaze) and my family loved it. Second time I made cupcakes and reduced baking time to 15 minutes. When the cupcakes came out I spooned over a little glaze on each cupcake. I prefer this cake without the glaze which just adds a lot of calories and not much flavour. When I made the cupcakes I subsituted 1 cp lemon flavoured yogurt for buttermilk and added fresh lemon juice in place of lemon extract. I think these two subsitutions really enhanced the flavour of the cake. This is a really good and easy recipe. The lemon flavour is not overpowering and the cake is moist and yummy.
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Chocolate Snowballs

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2010
I thought these would be round like snowballs, but mine came out slightly dome shaped cookies. Maybe I did something wrong. I followed the recipe exactly. I used margarine since I did not have butter. Not what I expected, but the kids enjoyed them.
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Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2010
This is a great and versatile recipe. I used oil rather than margarine, since I find using oil makes for a lighter less dense cake. I have made this recipe using an extra 1/2 cup of milk as some reviewers have suggested and sometimes using the amount specified. Tastes great either way. This is the procedure I follow to make this recipe nice and simple: First measure and sift the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl measure and mix wet ingredients. Finally add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until well combined. Pour and bake according to directions. I have used this recipe to make white cake, yellow cake and chocolate cake. Each cake turned out yummy and easy to make.
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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
Delicious and simple recipe. I love recipes that use buttermilk, because I love the resulting texture of the cake. Unfortunately I was out of buttermilk when I started making this cake. In place of buttermilk I used equal portions of milk and yogurt and added 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. The end result was a moist , light and airy cake. The first day the cake tasted good , next day better, and even better the third day after refrigating and frosting with creamcheese frosting. I will definitely make this cake again, next time I will add some chocolate chips to the batter.
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Quick and Easy Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
Easy and Yummy. We prefer cake like brownies so I used the full 1 1/2 cps of flour. I used half butter and half veg. oil. Next time I will measure and mix flour baking pwdr and salt before adding to wet gredients, since I could taste to much salt in some bites. Love this recipe.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Amazing cookies !! Just made these today and they came out soft and chewy just like the bakery cookies I love. I used all brown sugar and only 1 cup of chocolate chips. The secret is definitley using melted butter and then chlling the dough for a couple of hours before making the cookies. Also take out the cookies before the edges brown. LOVE this recipe.
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Red Velvet Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2010
I cant believe I almost did not make this cake after reading all the negative reviews. I did follow other reviewrs advice and used 1 cp oil rather than shortening, added 4+ tbsp of cocoa pwdr, and increased sugar to 2 cps. I did not have any vinegar so I used 1 tsp of lemon juice instead. This cake came out light and airy not dense or dry at all. Cake by itself is not very tasty, but after frosting the cake with butter cream frosting ... it is to die for. It tastes just like Entenmann's chocolate cake I used to enjoy as a child. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I modified the recipe as per other reviewers suggestions. Hands down the best cake I have baked thus far. I will be making this cake again and again Just a note, my cake did not come out red. I was stingy with the red food coloring and maybe since I subsituted lemon juice for vinegar. It was probably a combination of the two, but the cake was incredibly scrumptious.
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Shiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2010
Easy and delicious. I used honey since I didn't have corn syrup. First time I made it I poured it over the cake while still warm. I had some left over which I refrigerated in a plastic container. Next morning I opened the container to find my glaze had turned into a scrumptious frosting. I will never buy store frosting again.
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2010
Amazingly delicious and super easy. I sprinkled chocolate chips on top as another reviewer suggested. Tastes great the same day, tastes even better the next day after being refrigerated. Add a scoop of ice cream and you have a perfect dessert. My family could not get enough.
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Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2010
Amazing cream cheese frosting. Easy and delicious. I could not stop eating it. I had coarse brown sugar and was worried the frosting would be gritty, but came out smooth and yummy. No need to run to the market all ingredients found in the kitchen. Tastes just like the cream cheese frosting from our favourite breakfast spot in Dubai, Lime Tree cafe.
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Cut-Out Cookies in a Flower Pot

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
I love this recipe. Easy and the cookies stay fresh in an air tight container for a long time. I have made these twice with my kids and they can't get enough. We leave out the sticks and only decorate the cookies with sugar cookie icing from this site.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
Incredibly easy and tasty. I am a novice baker and even I had no trouble with this easy yummy recipe.
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