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Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2012
This worked out perfectly. I reduced the sugar by a bit, but not much. I also replaced the vanilla extract with real ground vanilla. Other than that, I went exactly with the recipe, also for the cooking time. It was delicious with simple vanilla or stracciatella ice cream. It’s good warm, but also cooled down after a day or two. I made it in a large (6 quart?) slow cooker. Don’t use a small one, or chances are the cake won’t cook properly. It was still gooey in the centre, but not really undercooked, just deliciously soft and creamy – and only when served still warm. I will definitely be making this again, it’s very easy.
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Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita)

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
These are easy to make, I had all the ingredients in the house, and they were amazing. Pretty much exactly like Swedish köttbullar. I added potatoes, and forgot the veggies, but that was okay. :D Everyone loved them and they were gone in no time! I made them start to finish in a classic cast iron skillet. Little mess and little cleanup. I will definitely be making these again.
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Great Easy Waffles

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
These waffles are super easy to make. I accidentally broke the yolk of the first egg, so I threw the whole egg in with the other two yolks, thus ended up with three eggs in he mix, and I also substituted half of the AP flour with whole spelt flour. I use ground vanilla beans instead of the extract, so I mixed that in with the dry ingredients first, and since I had no whole lemons, I used some lemon juice instead of the zest. So yes I made a bunch of changes, but the waffles came out amazingly fluffy yet crisp, and I’m sure they would have been much like that if I hadn’t made those changes, because the extra egg probably made up for the whole spelt flour.
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Cabbage Cakes

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
I made these with red cabbage, and I also added about a teaspoon of caraway seed to the cabbage in the skillet. There were absolutely delicious. They simply need some salt.
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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
Very easy and good tasting, only maybe a tad soggy. Next time I will use less broth.
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The Best Ugly Turkey

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
Awesome! This was the first turkey I ever prepared, I had a 9-10 punt bird, and it worked really well and tasted exceptionally good. No additional seasoning, I made it exactly as stated, only that I covered it with a sheet of tin foil for a little while to avoid over-browning. I will be making this again.
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2010
YUM! That was delicious! I read the comments that say microwaving is quicker. It most certainly is, but I bet the aroma is slightly different. The roasting aromas produced in my beloved gas oven are just wonderful. I also added some salt, as suggested in one of the comments, and that balanced it out perfectly.
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Parsnip Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2010
I really love parsnips, so I decided to try this recipe for something different. The basic idea is definitely awesome, but I found the batter to be very sticky and a little difficult to form into pancakes, and it was hard to tell if or when they were cooked through. They were a bit bland, but that’s my fault, because I had neither onions nor chives at home. Haha Anyway, next time I will put another egg and more flour to make them hold shape a little better, and of course I’ll add the onions.
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Swedish Rye Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2010
These were quite easy to make. I was a little confused at the rather odd measurement of 1/8 teaspoon baking powder. I simply used a pinch of it, the amount that fits between my finger and thumb. I beat the butter and sugar with a whisk by hand, as my appliance is broken, but then when the flour came into play, I switched to a spoon and then my hands, which worked well. I rolled the dough on my flour sprinkled counter and cut the cookies with a beer glass and they came out nice and thin. I must say, I loved the taste of the dough a lot, so I ate some of it. ;) One problem really is the lack of a time frame, but I went with the regular 12 minutes most thin cookies need and that was fine. This is why I only rate 4 stars – the 1/8 teaspoon (which is technically almost un-measurable in this way), and the missing baking time. I just burned the lower sheet a little, because it wasn’t evident when looking at them from the top, that they were already done. Next time I will put them onto a higher rack in the oven and I’m sure they will be fine. They are awesome with milk, and I am sure they are great with coffee, tea, chocolate milk and the like as well. My man immediately loved them.
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Chanterelle Risotto

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2010
This was delicious. I had never prepared chanterelles before, but they were in my organic delivery box, so I looked for recipes. I only made half the amount stated, because there are only two of us, and because my chanterelles were less than two cups. But there was nothing left and we could have eaten more of this wonderfully creamy, yet al dente risotto. You could use more chanterelles than stated here, or even add other mushrooms, I’m sure that would be very yummy. Also make sure you don’t use that hideous Parmesan powder stuff, it will ruin the experience, so who ever uses that should not give a bad review. ;) I also put some freshly shredded Italian parsley on my portion. My man doesn’t like it much, but I think it tastes great.
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Very Popular Bubble Tea

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
As others have suggested, I cooked the tapioca for about 30 minutes. The thing was, I should have stirred more, because a layer of tapioca pearls got stuck to the bottom of the pot, and could easily have burned and ruined the taste. So stir, people!! Anyway, this works, it’s awesome for homemade bubble tea! I love the taste, I love the bubbles! Oh, one more thing! I only used like 3-4 ice cubes. That’s enough to chill the beverage to my liking.
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German Baby

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2010
This is a great basic recipe! I made it this morning, and it was quick, easy, and yummy. The only thing I will try next time is adding a wee bit more flour, as it was rather eggy, and some salt/sugar or maybe even some dried herbs for flavour, as this is pretty bland. At the same time, it still deserves 5 stars because it works out, and allows for creative changes according to your personal taste. I will be making this again.
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
This is a quick and easy recipe if you have a microwave (for the butter and milk)! I only omitted the vanilla, since I didn’t have any. I also don’t have a waffle iron, so I made fat little pancake triangles in the sandwich maker! It works really well, and they are tasty and fully cooked through, despite the thickness. I like that these are not too sweet, so you can add the condiment of your choice. I am certainly going to be making these again, hopefully one day with a waffle iron. ;)
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Spritz Cookies II

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2010
I bought a cookie press in a thrift store a while ago, and researched on the internet for spritz cookie recipes. I read a lot in forums about how cookie presses suck in general and are complicated to use, how the dough sticks to the cookie press but not to the sheet, and so on. However, using this recipe for my first time with the cookie press, I have no idea what all those people did wrong, but I bet it was that they used the wrong recipe. This was fantastically fast and easy, and absolutely no hassle whatsoever. Using the cookie press was lots of fun with this recipe and I can’t wait to do it again!
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Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
A little too sweet and soft for my taste, but they are a nice little treat with some strong tea. Very simple to make, and definitely the right treat for somebody who likes soft cookies. They do turn a little soggy due to the glazing though.
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Wild Rice Pecan Waffles

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2010
These are wonderful!! I used hazelnuts instead of pecans, and since I do not have a waffle iron, I made them into small pancakes, which worked excellently. I'm sure they would be at least as good, if not better, in the form of waffles. :) I served them with field greens and tomatoes, and my traditional family recipe salad dressing. A light but satisfying summer dish.
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Cream Puffs

Reviewed: May 8, 2010
OH MY GODS!!! This is absolutely irresistible! It was a bit messy filling the dough into the pastry bag, because I had never done that before, but it was SO worth it. I also made one with a spoon, just to see how they would come out, but the ones made with the pastry bag are so beautiful in comparison, I'd rather go through the whole ordeal again. ;) The dough is a little hard to handle, because it is very sticky and pasty, but I think that just takes some practise. Other than that, this is a foolproof recipe and I didn't think making those delicious little treats would be so easy. I beat the dough with the dough hooks (rather than using the whisk adaptors) on my hand mixer, that way it was easier to scrape off the dough later. Oh, and I only used half the amount of filling, because I love the unfilled shells with stews and soups instead of rolls or bread - just as a tip. Considering the length of this review, I hope it was somewhat helpful. :)
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Mike's Mushroom Bread

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
I didn't really follow the instructions, but this recipe deserves 5 stars anyway, because it is an awesome idea and inspiration - and it is very simple. I used Raclette cheese and dehydrated minced onions, and also dehydrated diced garlic, because I didn't have very much at home. I sliced the bread into thick diagonal slices instead of cutting it in half, and piled the mixture upon every slice. It was absolutely wonderful, and my roommate and I loved it so much, we made it again the next day. Oh, I also added salt and pepper, and some oregano. YUM!
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Lemon Pepper Cod

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
Simple, basic, foolproof - and easily customizable. I used lemon pepper plus a little bit of lemon juice. Everyone salted it on their plates for their own taste. It is a simple recipe and helps people who have absolutely no experience with fish. Everyone can do it, so it is a solid, basic guideline and thus a good recipe. 5 stars!
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
AWESOME! That's all. :)
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