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Christmas Green Chile Egg Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2013
Delicious, with adjustments. I served it with some tortillas and hot sauce for people to make their own breakfast burritos. Flavor and mouthfeel adjustments: used 3 cans of diced green chiles (2 mild, 1 hot), sauteed a yellow onion and 1 clove of garlic with a little chili powder, used a mix of jack and cheddar cheese. Healthier adjustments: did not use any butter, reduced the cheese to 3 cups instead of 4, and used reduced fat cottage cheese. 3 cups of shredded cheese is still plenty for an egg casserole, and the butter serves no purpose in this recipe other than adding flavor (and a ton of extra fat). Also used 1/2 cup of flour as called for in other versions of this recipe floating around on the internet. I think it needs the extra flour to help it set. Baked it in a 9x13 casserole dish and it definitely served more than 8!
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Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
I used plain yogurt instead of mayo and it was perfectly delicious! Served it on an arugula salad - nice contrast of peppery greens with creamy dressing. I will make it again and experiment with different herbs - dill or cilantro, for example. Great low fat dressing if you use yogurt.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of sugar cookies, but I think that's because I usually end up being served box mix or slice & bake premade dough cookies. This recipe is SO much better. I made half the recipe and my only change was to use vanilla bean paste instead of straight vanilla extract. The cookies look beautiful with flecks of vanilla bean throughout the dough, and the flavor is a little stronger than extract, which I prefer. I did need a fair amount of dough to roll and cut out the cookies because it is a very sticky dough. The first few I tried to roll between plastic wrap, but cutting those out didn't work well, so definitely use flour to roll and cut! I will use this recipe again in the future, and might experiment with other spices and extracts like ground cardamom or almond extract.
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Sweet Potato Pie I

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
First time I've made OR eaten sweet potato pie - I loved it. Waaaaay better than pumpkin pie! I reduced the sugar in the recipe to just 1/2 cup brown sugar since sweet potatoes are plenty sweet already. I used half-and-half instead of milk too. SO delicious!
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Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2012
This was the first pie I've ever made (I'm an experienced baker in other areas though) and it was delicious. I cut back on the sugar since I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly sweet, but otherwise I followed the recipe. Ended up using 6 apples (3 Granny Smith, 3 Red Delicious) and a 9" glass pie dish. I tossed the apples with all the caramel before putting them in the pie b/c I didn't do a lattice top (just brushed the top crust with heavy cream). I used Martha Stewart's Basic Pie Dough recipe for the crust. Definitely put it on a cookie sheet in the oven b/c it WILL bubble over. Everyone loved it at Thanksgiving. Will make it again next year!
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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2012
Delicious! I added a little extra cornstarch to my blueberries b/c they were particularly ripe/juicy. I found the recipe very sweet - next time I'd cut out 1/4 cup of sugar. Overall very easy to make and a great dessert to serve when entertaining.
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Sophie's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2010
Subbed whole wheat pastry flour (2 cups) and whole wheat flour (1 cup), reduced sugar to 1.5 cups. Delicious!
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Blueberry Cream Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2010
My substitutions: plain yogurt for sour cream, whole wheat pastry flour for AP flour. I also reduced the sugar by half, and added some cinnamon. They came out great!
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2010
This is simply the best cobbler recipe ever. It is SO easy and comes out great every single time I make it. My only change is I add cinnamon to the batter. I've done it with peaches, blueberries, strawberries, and frozen mixed berries. It always tastes so good. You don't even need ice cream!
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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Reviewed: May 29, 2010
Delicious! Second time I made this I scaled down to half the recipe and decreased eggs to 4 (instead of 6), and only used about 2-3oz cream cheese (eyeballed it) and it was still great. Cutting the eggs is a good way to save calories/fat/cholesterol if you're watching those things. We ate it with maple syrup on the side instead of making the blueberry sauce.
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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2010
I scaled it down to just 1 egg since I only needed 2 servings - worked just fine in my mini food processor. Delicious and easy!
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Creamy Banana Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2010
I've already made this twice in the past week - it's that good! I was skeptical using unsweetened whipped cream, but it balances the sweetened condensed milk perfectly. The second time I made it I used 4 bananas and forgot to put lemon juice on them - no problems with them turning brown thankfully. Also I subbed fat free condensed milk the second time and I couldn't even tell the difference.
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Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 2, 2009
Excellent texture and flavor. I cut the white sugar in half and used whole wheat pastry flour instead of AP.
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Pastry Cream

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2009
UPDATE: Made it again following the recipe exactly and I am thrilled with the results. And a tip - pour through fine sieve to get a really smooth custard. Increased to 5 stars! FIRST REVIEW: (Original rating of 3 stars) Follow the recipe! I made the mistake of making this in a double boiler and it took forever to thicken. I should have brought it to a boil over low heat as stated in the recipe. I am disappointed with the end product (can taste the cornstarch), but it's due to my own mistake.
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Banana Prune Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2009
I made a no-sugar version that turned out really well. Here's how you can do it: put 10 prunes in a measuring cup and fill with water to the 3/4 cup level. Microwave for 3-4 minutes until boiling and then let it sit for 5 minutes. Puree this and use it instead of the sugar. I also reduced the oil to just 2 Tbs. The muffins were light and fluffy!
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Mall Pretzels

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2009
Delicious! Some important amendments: do not add the salt to the yeast/sugar because it won't let the yeast bloom. Add the salt to the flour. After dipping in the water, sprinkle on the kosher salt at this stage so it sticks. If you sprinkle it after baking it won't stay on the pretzel. FYI the dough freezes pretty well - just roll out your shapes and freeze on a baking sheet (later transfer to bags if you want). You can resume the process after thawing at room temp with the water dip and baking.
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