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Home Town: North Carolina, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Asian Orange Chicken
This was wonderful! Very forgiving too, I didn't have time to marinate my chicken, so I just made the sauce, browned the chicken, and served, and it still turned out flavorful. Next time I'll plan ahead to marinate and I'm sure it will be even better. Only change I made to the sauce was that I used more orange juice in place of the water. I juiced two lemons, two large oranges, and then added just enough water to make up the difference, about half a cup. I will do this next time too, the flavor was perfectly balanced for our tastes. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2013
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
These are great! I did decide to replace 1 cup of the white sugar with brown sugar instead - although I think that the next time I make these I'll try just 1 cup of each. While they are undoubtedly delicious with the 3 cups of sugar called for, it was close to being a little too rich/dense for my personal taste. Also, I used mini chocolate chips, and I'm glad I did - it added a perfect little hint of pure chocolate in each bite. These would be great with other additions too - chopped nuts, white chocolate morsels, or soft peppermint maybe. Definitely an excellent recipe and one I'm looking forward to experimenting with more in the future. Thanks Brooke! ALSO: Some people are complaining about the thickness of the brownies - I baked these in a 9x13 pan for 35 minutes and they came out about 3/4" thick, perfect in my opinion. :) If you want them thicker than an inch, use a smaller pan. If you want thin brownies I would suggest splitting the recipe between two 9x9 pans, although be warned that they will be very thin.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2012
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
I was expecting something much, much better than the actual end result of this recipe. After reading so many "wow" reviews, I was sure this was going to be the ultimate sugar cookie, but I was quite disappointed. These cookies were edible but nothing I would bother making again. While the dough was heavenly to work with, the flavor was lacking. Doubling the vanilla or using another flavoring, such as almond extract, would have helped, but still wouldn't have made this a "five star" recipe. The texture isn't quite right either, I prefer a much softer, dense, and moist cookie. These turned out dry and somewhat cake-like, despite the fact that I didn't bake them too long. I experimented with rolling the dough out at different thicknesses and found that about 1/3 inch yielded the best results, but still, only a merely "edible" cookie. Definitely not worth the calories, sugar cookies should at least be somewhat sweet and these are perhaps the blandest cookies I've had in quite some time. I think that this recipe has received a misleading number of positive reviews simply because the dough is very workable and the ingredients are simple. May seem like an excellent recipe to those who are not very experienced with baking for these reasons, but anyone who is an experienced baker will be very disappointed. I made about 3-4 dozen cookies with this recipe and while we did consume the majority of them eventually, everyone agreed that they weren't even close to "irresistable".

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Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2009

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