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Cranberry Walnut Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
It's ok, not that moist or flavorful. The crust is nice though. I added ginger, rum, vanilla and orange extracts, used half brown sugar and half white, and a pinch of salt and it *still* wasn't all too flavorful.
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Homemade Tomato Sauce II

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2010
Very good basic recipe that can be altered to suit your tastes. I used only 1.5 cups water, which made it the perfect consistency for me.
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Pretty good. I think I'll add a bit more salt next time, they didn't have much flavor (it's not like you can tell if you use syrup though).
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Krissy's Easy Chocolate Triple Layer Pie

Reviewed: May 25, 2010
Very easy to make, tasty, and it looks appealing. I used a regular pie crust (pre-baked) and topped the pie with bittersweet chocolate shavings.
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African Curry

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
Wow, good base recipe. This was delicious and I'll be making it regularly, but I made many changes for the sake of adding flavor and a bit of heat: I used much more curry, only a half can of coconut milk, a teaspoon brown sugar, no bay leaf, a can of diced tomatoes with the liquid, much more salt (coarse salt), pepper, cayenne, pepper flakes, and sliced boneless-skinless chicken thighs- the dark meat has more flavor and stays more tender (plus it's cheaper). I sauteed the onion about 5 minutes, added the chicken (which I seasoned), then the garlic after about 5 minutes. Once the chicken was cooked, I added the tomatoes and rest of the spices and brown sugar. Then, I let that simmer for 5 minutes, slowly added half a can of unsweetened coconut milk, let it come to a simmer, then served over brown rice. This was the first time I made curry, but I'm no cooking novice so I knew better than to follow the recipe verbatim- you can tell it would turn out bland that way.
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Cherry Cheese Pie I

Reviewed: May 14, 2010
This is so tasty, and it's a very versatile recipe...but I did make some minor changes. I used powdered sugar- it incorporates into the filling better. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tsp of lemon extract and 1/2 tsp of orange extract to give the filling more flavor.
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Mom's Country Gravy

Reviewed: May 5, 2010
I'm giving this 3 stars because it's a good base recipe, and the instructions do yield a lump-free gravy. But unless you make changes, there will be practically no flavor. I scaled this down to 2 servings (which made plenty), used 2 tblsp oil and 1 tblsp of real butter, used vegetable stock in addition to milk for flavor, much more salt and pepper, and a bit of Creole seasoning. My result was a very tasty gravy- we'll be eating the leftovers with biscuits and sausage for breakfast.
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Chocolate Torte

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2010
I only made the cake, I used a different filling and a buttercream frosting. The only change I made to the recipe was using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. The directions are easy to follow, the cooking time and temperature are accurate, the texture is nice, it was easy to cut into layers...but the taste seems to be lacking something. The flavor is nice, but it lacks depth- this is why I only gave the recipe 4 stars. Next time I make this (I will use this recipe again), I think I will replace a 1/2 cup of the water with coffee and add an additional 1/2 cup of sugar.
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Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
I had to make a LOT of changes so this recipe is only getting stars because 1) it's pretty simple/easy 2) the baking time and temperature are accurate. That said, I had to change many of the ingredients (added an extra 1/2 cup of milk, an extra cup of sugar, an extra egg, one extra tsp. extract, used cake flour, and used 1/2 cup oil instead of shortening). With these changes, the cake had a better texture and flavor. Also, I mixed the wet ingredients THEN mixed in the dry until everything just came together. If you over mix, the texture won't be right.
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Lemon Curd

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2010
Very easy and simple, I didn't change a thing. The taste is far better than jarred curd that you buy at the store.
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Fantastic Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Very good recipe, and easy to alter to give it more variety. My bread turned out flavorful (I added extra spices and a bit of parmesan), and the texture was nice.
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Mardi Gras King Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
This would have been 4-star, but I had to knock one off because of the temperature. I had my cake on for 20 minutes at 330 degrees- if I had put it on for 30 minutes at 375, I don't know what it would have come out like. Anyway, I used a cream cheese filling instead of the recommended one, but I kept everything else about the recipe the same. My cake turned out fabulously, better than any I've had from a bakery.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
These pancakes came out pretty good, but I made changes to give them more flavor; I added 1 extra tablespoon of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
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Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2009
I added a teaspoon of vanilla for better flavor. They are tasty, nothing special though. The cooking time is way off for this recipe- I only cooked mine for 6 minutes, and even then some came out burnt.
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Coconut Cream Pie VI

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
I had to make changes to this in order for it to have a better flavor: I did NOT add any salt, used 2 cups coconut cream and 1 cup milk, used 1.5 teaspoons coconut extract and 1.5 teaspoons vanilla, added in 1 extra cup of coconut, and used 2 extra tablespoons of cornstarch. With these changes, my pie came out wonderfully flavored and creamy yet stable enough to slice.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2009
Very good frosting, and mine turned out stiff like in the recipe photo after only being whipped for a short amount of time with a hand mixer. I halved the recipe, but I still used one teaspoon of vanilla, and put in 2 and 1/3 cups sugar. This is a good basic recipe, and went well with my red velvet cupcakes.
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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2009
With improvements, this was a 5 star recipe, but written as it is, only about 3 stars. First off, the texture and appearance of these are great without any changes, but the flavor isn't quite there. To make them flavorful, I added a pinch of salt, half a teaspoon of vanilla, half a teaspoon of coconut extract, and a cup of coconut flakes. I also only used one cup of chocolate chips. If you don't want to have coconut flavor in your cookies, leave it out and add one teaspoon of vanilla.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2009
These are ok, but I had to add a teaspoon of coconut extract to give the cookies enough coconut flavor. I chilled the dough overnight, but they still spread, and the recipe makes nowhere near 36 cookies. They definitely are chewy, but I don't think I'd make them again.
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: May 5, 2009
Good basic recipe, but by itself was a bit bland for my tastes. I added a dash of vanilla and an extra tbsp. sugar. Nice texture.
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Strawberry Crepes

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
Didn't use the filling so I'm not rating that part, but the crepes were close to perfect with a couple of changes: I used about 2 tbsp. sugar, and added 1/2 tsp. vanilla. They were great, it was my first time making crepes...I served with an orange sauce and strawberries. I'll definitely make these again.
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