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Cinnamon Rolls III

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2002
These really do taste like the mall food court brand. But better because they are made in your home. Super simple for this first-time bread maker too. My entire family gobbled them up the first time I made them and they are picky.
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Best Carrot Cake Ever

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2002
This is a really moist, dense, and flavorful cake. And not too spicy, since some carrot cake recipes call for nutmeg and allspice. I added unsweetened shredded coconut too and made it in a 13X9X2 inch pan, which made it super easy but added about 10 minutes to the baking time.
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Creamy Lemon Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2002
This is excellent. I have a recipe for something similar called a "poke" cake - you can substitute the lemon cake with white or yellow cake, the lemon pudding with vanilla pudding and the lemon jello with strawberry or other berry jello and end up with something tasting a lot like strawberry shortcake without the fuss.
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Cooking Light magazine's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2002
I expected this to be dry but it wasn't although it certainly isn't as moist as most quick breads. I cut the sugar by 1/4 of a cup, used whole wheat flour, and used baby food applesauce. I also added 1/4 tsp. each ginger and nutmeg. It turned out to be very tasty - despite the whole wheat flour it was very light.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2002
I added some cocoa powder for some extra chocolate punch. It turned out to be more like a brownie but was very good. I added a peanut butter and cream cheese frosting recipe I found in The Joy of Cooking - it calls for rum and was a nice compliment to the banana flavor.
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Creamy Coconut Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2002
This is a really yummy cake. I did use half of the whipped cream called for and about 3 ounces less of the coconut. The next time I make it, I will probably use about 2/3 of the cream of coconut and milk mixture because it was almost a bit too much. I think you could reserve the remaining 1/3 cup of it for drizzling for a nice presentation. Overall though, this was a really good, quick and easy dessert to make that was eaten FAST.
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Amaretto

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2002
This really is very good. I love to make a drink called blueberry tea but it can get pricey. This recipe lowered that bill. Brew an earl grey tea bag, add 1 ounce amaretto, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, and a twist of orange. Now I just need a recipe for Grand Marnier.
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Cod with Italian Crumb Topping

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
This is a tasty and quick dish. I added a bit more Italian seasoning and used fresh garlic. I also used a whole egg. A little less healthy but very tasty.
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Taste of Home's Morning Glory Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2003
For added moistness I soaked the raisins in the reserved pineapple juice for about 15 minutes. I strained the raisins, saving the juice. I used the pineapple juice and made a powdered sugar glaze for the muffins. Little sweater, little less healthy, but really good.
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Pepparkakor II

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2003
This recipe made a lot of cookies for me. I didn't roll them out and broke the rules! I rolled them into balls and then flattened with a cookie press dipped in sugar. I baked them for about the same length of time though and they turned out great. My Swedish grandfather might not have approved but everyone at work loved them! Fresh orange juice and fresh zest is key to these cookies.
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Amaretto Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2003
Yup, this certainly does deserve five stars. I dusted mine with a bit of powdered sugar for looks. Especially nice to do during Christmas.
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2003
I used two tablespoons of the flour for cornstarch. They turned out great. I also used unsalted butter even though it doesn't call for it. Best to chill the dough for sure and really don't over do it with the preserves - it will go all over if you over fill. 1/2 cup is plenty for the recipe. The hole you make for the preserves should be small but deep but not so deep it touches the bottom of the cookie sheet. Fill that with preserves but don't let it mound up at all with jam or you'll be cleaning that off your cookie sheet and oven probably. I used the end (cleaned) of a chap stick tube like another reviewer suggested and that worked well.
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Homemade Wonderful Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2003
Easy bread. I don't have a bread machine so used the allrecipes site advice on coverting bread machine recipes to regular methods. (You will find it under baking advice.) Definately need to up the water by 1/4 cup and I like a sweeter bread so upped the sugar to 1/3 cup. I also used dry buttermilk powder instead of just dry milk. Really good!
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Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2003
This is a very easy bread to make. It wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be but quite tender and a really good flavor. The lemon extract is a good addition. I think the next time I make it (and I will make it again) I will increase the sugar - maybe double it and experiment with orange or pineapple extract in place of the lemon.
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Hawaiian Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2004
Great even though I didn't have a bread machine. I substituted whole wheat bread flour (and subtracted 3 Tablespoons of the flour and added 3 Tablespoons vital wheat gluten instead) and it still turned out a very tender crumb. I did let it raise twice because I didn't use fast acting yeast but I bet you can get away with one raising if you did.
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Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2004
Simple and yummy but I did make a few changes. I added a bit of vanilla and cut the brown and white sugar by about a quarter. I also squeezed a bit of lemon juice on the apples too. I used pink lady apples - a tart but kinda sweet apple that worked really well. I think the next time I make it I will add some raisins or maybe cranberries.
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Orange Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2004
This didn't look too pretty but tasted really good. It didn't say to dilute the jello but I assumed you would make it according to package directions. I added the package directions hint of substituting part of the water with soda (I used diet orange and sugar free jello for my diabetic dad) and it was very tasty. I think the next time I make it I will blend the cottage cheese with the partially set jello then add the fruit and whipped topping. I might add some nuts and maybe coconut next time too.
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Pork and Bean Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2004
Excellent. I didn't change a thing. The next time I make it, I might try a low fat version of substituting half the oil with pumpkin or prunes or applesauce and maybe using egg substitute or egg whites for the eggs . . . but then why mess with a GREAT thing?
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Poke Cake II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2004
I too have made this many times and done lots of experimenting. I've used sugar free jello and light topping, also have used Jello pudding for topping - topped with whipped topping. If you have the time, it is good to make home made pudding and whip real cream for a topping. You can also add extras like real fruit, coconut, even chocolate chips etc. to gild the lilly. Fun to experiment for sure!
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Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2004
I made one version with non fat and one with full fat ricotta cheese. Hands down the full fat version was better! But I did use whole wheat flour. I didn't have any egg substitute so I used two egg whites instead, whipping first and folding in. Very light and fluffy pancakes. I'll make again.
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