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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2014
My niece says it is the best muffin she has ever had. Great consistency and taste. I used mostly brown sugar (because that is what I had), half white and half wheat flour, half sour cream and half vanilla yogurt. The yogurt added some sweet. I think I would reduce the sugar by 1/4 to 1/2 cup with the yogurt and leave it same without. Plenty sweet for breakfast without incre the sugar.
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Blueberry Buttermilk Coffeecake

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2014
I was in a rush so didn't use the beaters at all. Melted the butter and stirred in the sugar. Handbeat the eggs and put them both in. Used about 2/3 buttermilk and 1/3 regular milk. All turned out well. Very tasty and I hear the folks raved about it at the breakfast I sent it to.
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White Texas Sheet Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2014
This is one of the best cakes I have ever baked. Used cream cheese frosting. It was a huge hit! I've finally found the cake that I'll go back to again.
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Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2014
My guests raved and I might sneak a piece for breakfast this a.m. It was amazing! This is one of the best cakes I've ever made. -didn't bother separating the eggs and it was fine -did measure the flour after sifting -did reduce sugar to 1 1/2 cups and it was perfect -used fresh unsweetened strawberries -cooked it in a 11 x 15 pan I made cream cheese frosting (2 lbs cream cheese with 2 packages cream cheese, which was too much frosting, half that would probably be fine). Used more of the strawberry puree to beat frosting to the consistency I wanted. Another time I made it with cherry jello and stirred in half a can of cherry pie filling. The other half can, I beat into 1 lb of powdered sugar and 1 block of cream cheese. This was still more frosting than I needed for an 11x15 pan but would likely be enough for a two-layer cake if spread thinly. Also delicious!
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Banana Sour Cream Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2014
Made it for my sisters-in-law and they loved it. So did my family. Have wanted more since the last piece was gone. Used half whole-wheat flour. A little yogurt instead of all sour cream since I didn't have full amount.
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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2014
I used half wheat flour. Used mostly brown sugar. Had to use vinegar to sour my milk since I didn't have buttermilk. It makes a large batch and I doubled it and got about 35 pancakes.
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Easy Swedish Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2014
I think I just need some more practice with how much batter to use, how high to do the heat, flipping them, etc. Probably should have stirred up the batter each time I poured it.
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Bobra's Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2014
Not too sweet but not lacking in sweet either. The amount of flour in the recipe worked just fine. Was glad for the tip of substituting three gift-sized loaf pans per large one.
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Quinoa and Black Bean Bliss

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2014
Easy and delicious! I added the juice of a lime, some cumin, and fresh cilantro,
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Hearty Lentil Soup II

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2014
Winner winner, (not) chicken dinner. Ok, I cheated and put chicken sausage in and used chicken broth. Didn't have some things, had others. Used fresh tomatoes and tomato sauce, a bit heavy on the sauce and a bit lighter on the broth. I used less liquid so it was not so soup-like, which is what I wanted. I'm ready to dig in but had to share a rating after my initial tasting.
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Simple White Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2013
This has just become my "go to" white cake recipe.
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Roasted Loin of Pork with Pan Gravy

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2013
Used cumin instead of cayenne. I think next time, I'd just skip either. The pork was very moist and delicious.
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Banana Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2013
Loved these! They are moist and delicious; plenty flavorful perhaps because of a couple tweaks. I'll make these again for company or to take to a brunch. Used 1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed), 1 generous tsp of cinnamon, 2 whole eggs, half whole wheat/half white flour. Didn't have quite enough banana so supplemented with adding 1/4 c applesauce. Added some granola mixed with cinnamon to top per another suggestion.
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Gingered Carrot Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2013
I'll make it again. Next time I'll add sweet potatoes or apples to give it a little sweeter flavor and I'll puree it longer (I still had some little bits, would have liked it more smoothed out.) The carrots I used may have been a little old or something b/c the soup tasted kind of bitter. I added some orange juice and cinnamon and that helped. The comments about using the amount of broth mentioned in the directions as opposed to the amount in the ingredient list were helpful. I also used about half as much ginger and it still had plenty of ginger taste.
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Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2013
Cooked the quinoa in chicken stock for a richer flavor. Added a bit of lemon juice with the lime because I had it. Used frozen cilantro cubes because that's what I had. Everyone RAVED about it and asked me to bring it again to the next potluck. I'm glad I made a double recipe of it. Oh, also, I served it hot because I didn't have time for the quinoa to cool. Since I did that, I sauteed the veggies in a bit of olive oil. I put the veggies in with the quinoa and then the lime juice and curry. Toasted almonds on top just before serving.
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Impossible Pumpkin Pie II

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2013
Kids and I made it together using pumpkin we grew. It was a lot of fun. Not as sweet as traditional pumpkin pie but that also made it kind of refreshing, especially topped with unsweetened real whipped cream.
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