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Norwegian Lefse

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2004
This is the real deal. It is important to make sure the potatoes are cold before adding the flour and other ingredients and be sure to keep the uncooked lefsa cold before rolling out. I also use bread flour - the lefse turns out much more tender. Lefse can also be frozen too.
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Cream Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2007
I have a very similar recipe from my very very old (thrift store purchase) cookbook called the Settlement Cookbook (lots of really cool old and now unusual recipes) That recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, cake flour instead of regular flour, and just a pinch of salt. Make those substitions and this cake is very light, moist, and just the right amount of sweetness. Also the bake time was 375 degrees for just 25 minutes (time was right on for my oven but check yours before 25 to be sure.)
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Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2007
This just is really good. Make sure you use a devil's food cake mix. I also used dark chocolate chips and hot coffee for the water. It really intensified the chocolate taste. I also put a chocolate glaze on it but it really can do well with just a pretty dusting of powdered sugar. Why anyone would want to make this light I do not know. Live a little! Eat less, move more, and eat a variety of what you like in moderation people! Cutting corners by using light stuff or sugar free junk just isn't going to cut it. You won't be satisified and you'll eat more anyway. A little piece of this cake goes a long way.
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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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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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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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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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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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Fig Spice Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2004
I really liked this cake. I made it once with just white sugar. Then I made it a second time and used half white and half brown. Excellent both ways! The buttermilk really makes the difference too. I used pecans instead of walnuts too. Just as good.
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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2010
Very good. And easy. Use a quality barbeque sauce. I like mine on the spicy side but live with someone that likes bbq sauce sweeter so. He wins. Could use some salt and pepper IMO.
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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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Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2007
This is almost the exact same recipe as the pillsbury bake off winner recipe except that recipe calls for 1/3 cup softened butter. It is good but like pecan pie is sweet. I agree more pecans would be good. Maybe as much as 2 cups. But they are tasty and easy.
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Poppy Seed and Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Very good. I added vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Made them a bit sweeter and had great flavor. Next time I think I'll add some raisins.
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Peanut Butter Balls VIII

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2009
Loved these. I made these with instant oats. My toddler loved them. I have a hard time getting him to eat anything so consequently he is underweight. These are nutrient dense and tasty. You could play around with adding chocolate too. Important to note they do need to be refridgerated since there is dry milk in them.
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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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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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Hot Water Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2008
Took five extra minutes to cook but this cake has great flavor! Also, used a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa for flavor punch. I usually add a bit of instant coffee to most chocolate cakes/brownies I make and I did to this one too - about 1-1/2 tsp. Really does a lot to intensify the chocolate flavor. Iced with a cocoa/butter flavor crisco icing and was really really good. I make a similar cake that calls for two sticks of butter - obviously that one is a bit more decadent. The texture on this one was a bit more "fluffy."
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Almond Custard Filling

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2007
Yup this is very good and easy. Didn't have to change a thing and it was just the right taste and amount to fill a cake. I made a layered cake, cut the layers in two, and filled each layer dividing the filling in thirds. I think it works better that way otherwise I can imagine if you used all of the filling in one layer it might seep out a bit. I did also chill the filling first too.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2009
Simple and easy made as is - I don't know what adding the baking soda to the hot water does (would like to understand the chemistry or purpose behind it) but it does work well. I'd chill the dough first like most cookie dough recipes.
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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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