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White Almond Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2010
Made as is and it really is great! I don't think I would use any lowfast ingredients. You need the fat for this cake for taste and structure. Update: I made this again and frosted with the Baker's white chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe. Cream one 8 oz cream cheese with 1/4 cup butter or margarine add 1 tsp. vanilla and melted and slightly cooled 6 oz. of white chocolate and beat in 2 cups powdered sugar. Delish!
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The Best Chocolate Cake You Ever Ate

Reviewed: May 16, 2010
Delish and made as is except didn't put nuts in for the sake of my toddler. But I imagine the nuts would cut the sweetness of the frosting a bit. I wouldn't cut the oil out - it matters to use both fats for the flavor and the texture each one contributes. This is a lot like a cake called Texas sheet cake. The cinnamon makes it something special though as does the oil.
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Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
Made as is and it is great. You could probably add a bit more curry powder depending on taste and maybe some salt and pepper to taste but as written it works and is easy too and fairly inexpensive to make.
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Poppy Seed Bread I

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2010
Pretty average - the poppy seed III recipe or poppy seed with glaze is better. This could have used some richness from using part butter for flavor and almond flavoring wouldn't have hurt. So just OK.
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Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
Five stars. Didn't change anything and bake time was spot on. I did have to sour my own milk with lemon juice and did add golden raisins. But would be good without raisins if you dislike. I did like one reviewer's tip of leaving the raw dough out for 30 minutes to let the baking soda/powder react for a lighter loaf. Worked well.
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Rich Chocolate Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
Pretty standard nothing special.
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White Texas Sheet Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
Very tasty but the frosting puts it over the top sweet for me and I like sweet. The walnuts do help to cut the sweetness but not enough so would suggest a lower sugar option for frosting such as not too sweet whipped cream or a cream cheese frosting or just a simple glaze. I didn't have the right size pan so just used a 13 X 9 at 350 for about half an hour. Worked fine but next time I make I will do a different frosting.
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
Just what I was looking for. The cookies aren't too sweet so can handle a bit of frosting or sugar. Easy to think of add ins like lemon or orange zest or extracts like almond lemon or rum. Don't leave out the shortening part of why it's soft. I used a cookie scoop to drop on pans easier than rolling into balls. They are done when edges are slightly brown. Be sure to cream butter and sugar well and use fresh baking powder!
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Peanut Butter Bars I

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2009
Really good follow the tips in other review and let base chill for about 15 min. before topping w/chocolate and then chill again for about 20 min. and cut. Chill after that for the remainder. The ratios are good and I would say if you add too much graham cracker or peanut buttter there won't be enough moisture and they will be crumbly. So measure.
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Applesauce-Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
Just so so - ok if you are looking for low fat but would be much better if you used 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce. I'd up the brown sugar too in the muffin batter to 3/4 cup. Definitely use more than 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. I'd add some vanilla too. I think instead of milk plain yogurt or buttermilk would be better.Chopped up apples would be a good addition. 20 minutes was ample time to bake.
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Pink Icing Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2009
Pretty good but a bit bland but kids love them. Add some almond or lemon flavoring/zest for some zip. I found it best to use a small ice cream/cookie scoop and leave it alone. They do spread quite a bit so leave ample room on your cookie sheet.
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Baked Chicken on the Grill

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2009
Good - probably could use a bit of onion and garlic powder. would also season the chicken before dredging in addition to seasoned flour. Didn't grill just did in oven at 425 for about 30 minutes.
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2009
Really yummy and yes the cooking directions are correct. If you don't have room in your freeze get a cooler and put frozen stuff in temporarily to make room. It does make a difference and I do believe many cake recipes can be made with this technique. I used VERY ripe bananas - almost to the point of over ripe. I do that with regular banana bread and I find it makes much better, sweeter more flavorful bread or in this case cake.
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Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2009
Very sweet even without the glaze but made exactly as directed and was so good. More like a dessert but yummy for sure. A small slice goes a long way.
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Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
Has potential but even after cutting the sugar in half too sweet for me. Guess I like more tangy than sweet.
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Zucchini Cake III

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
Wonderful as is. No changes needed. Made in 13 X 9. I did use the reserved pineapple juice instead of milk for the glaze but that is the only thing I did differently. Milk would work fine too. Couple things to note though. The batter is stiff at first but once you add the drained fruit and zucchini it thins so I would still drain the pineapple. Also, important to whip the eggs and sugar until light in color as directed. Makes a big difference in the resulting texture.
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Sweet 'N' Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2009
Quite good. Pretty spicy though so beware won't be perfect for a crowd. Or toddlers. Butt if you like a spicier sauce this is good and easy.
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Asian Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2009
Good and easy. I didn't even have everything like fresh cilantro and fresh ginger/garlic and it still turned out. It does need some crunch though so ramen noodles might be a good addition.
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Cream Cheese Squares

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2009
Followed the recipe exactly worked perfectly tasted great and were really easy. Good cold too.
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Creamy Vanilla Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2009
Basic and really simple. Didn't change a thing followed the directions exactly. Used over sliced bananas, graham cracker crust and topped w/real whipped cream. Important to follow the directions exactly and use whole milk. Not 2 percent or less. My experience puddings just don't turn out as well if you use low fat stuff.
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