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Fruity Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
A good start, but the cumin did not work with this recipe. I put only half a teaspoon and it overpowered everything else. I left out the apricots and scallions but added two shredded carrots.
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Favorite Corn Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2011
We use this recipe every time and it's delicious! Use oil instead of shortening, only 1 egg, and bake at 400 degrees.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2011
Using a crepe pan is the easiest way! I used 1 1/2 c. milk and no water.
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Sticky Buns

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2011
These were delicious! I halved the recipe and made them in a bread machine. I shaped them and refrigerated the rolls over night. They didn't rise as high I as would have liked, but I cut wider and shorter rolls and got 12, which I fit into a 12x9" pan.
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Pie Crust IV

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
Very light and flaky! I made mini apple pies and baked in a 450 degree oven.
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Microwave Popcorn

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2011
Fantastic! I sprayed the kernels with Pam butter spray before popping.
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Soft-N-Fluffy Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Great taste, but I recommend putting the balls of dough close together so they don't flatten too much. I removed them from the oven when I thought they were done rising, but they started to sink! So in the end, they didn't rise as high, but were still light and fluffy inside. I used milk instead of water and added an egg white. I left out the vital wheat gluten.
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Almond Butter Icing

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2011
I used a fourth of this recipe with only a stick of butter. I used 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla. It generously frosted 12 cupcakes!
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Chocolate Mocha Cake I

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2011
Great chocolate cake, but I mainly tasted the coffee in the buttercream I topped my cupcakes with. I used only 1 3/4 cups of flour, which produced very moist cupcakes. Next time I will double the coffee powder so I can taste it in the cake!
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Gnocchi I

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2011
Delicious and easy! I used two large potatoes and about 2 cups of flour. I didn't really measure; I just kneaded more in as I went. Make sure you mash your potatoes well; my gnocchi had small chunks of potato in it.
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French Baguettes

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
Terrific! This tastes much better than store bought baguettes. I think I will make it into 3 next time. Since I like crispy crusts, I followed the suggestions and used only an egg white in the egg wash. I also put a pan of water at the bottom of the oven.
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Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
I agree; these are definitely cupcakes, not muffins. They were very light and airy. Next time I will use 3 bananas instead of two for a stronger taste. Also, try to pick out any black parts of the bananas before adding them into the batter. My cupcakes were filled with little black strings. I frosted them with peanut butter frosting with a chocolate drizzle for delicious Elvis cupcakes!
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2011
If you haven't noticed, this is the exact same recipe as one bowl chocolate cake 3. Tastes awesome- just like devils food cake from a box mix. I've made cupcakes and an ice cream cake from this recipe. Delicious and easy.
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Three Chile Dry Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
Great! I halved the recipe and couldn't find the pequin peppers, so I just left them out. I also removed the seeds from the jalapeno because our family doesn't like things so spicy.
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D's Famous Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
Delicious! Tastes very fresh and is perfect the way it is. Just strain the tomatoes before adding them.
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
Five stars for taste! I fried them at medium low heat, because at a higher temperature they burned on the outside and were doughy on the inside. The dough was extremely sticky and could not be removed from the wax paper I put them on to rise. I ended up having to reshape the doughnuts after peeling them off. I recommend using lots of flour! Doughnut holes were easier to make and cooked better. The doughnuts were very flat and crispy on the outside. *UPDATE* I added at least 1 cup of flour and the dough wasn't sticky! I put each donut on a separate peice of greased wax paper on a jelly roll pan and covered them loosely with greased plastic wrap. I slipped them in the fridge overnight, but they didn't rise much so I put them in a warm oven in the morning. Half were excellent, but one tray stuck to the wax paper and deflated when I peeled them off. Still, this time was much more successful! Also, for the icing add an extra cup of powdered sugar and a bit more water. It wasn't sweet enough for my family. NOTE: I omitted the water, used butter instead of shortening, and made the dough using a bread machine. Half the recipe made 10 donuts plus donut holes.
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Chocolate Ganache

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2011
Great recipe! I used dark chocolate and added a bit of powdered sugar to sweeten it. I used it to coat an ice cream cake! It does get thicker if you let it sit about 30 minutes.
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Chocolate Frosting I

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
Great taste. I used melted butter instead of margarine, but accidentally added the powdered sugar before the milk. It turned into a crumbly mess. I added the milk afterward, but there were still crumbs in the frosting. I used about 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2011
Amazingly delicious! These cupcakes taste like fluffy peanut butter cookies. You must use OIL instead of shortening to make them very moist. Don't even try using shortening. It made about 32 cupcakes. Some were slightly cracked like cookies on the top, and to prevent that I recommend baking them spread out (6 cupcakes per 12-cup muffin tin).
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
Perfect! The only thing I did was change the topping to 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 Tbsp butter. I sprinkled enough to cover the muffins, and then right after they came out of the oven, I sprinkled the rest on.
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