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Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Lemon Butter Frosting

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
I made 1 1/2 the cake batter, subbed lemon extract for vanilla extract and baked for 29 minutes in 9" round cake pans. I made the filling (as specified for 8" cakes and still had plenty leftover) a day ahead of time and let sit in the fridge overnight. I eyeballed the frosting measurments, adding lemon juice/zest/extract to taste. I brought this to work for a coworkers birthday and everyone enjoyed it. I was pleased that my layers stayed in tact (no problems with sliding, it was refrigerated until just before serving); however, the top layer had a rather gel-like consistency. I assume this was from the cake soaking up the lemon curd as I pressed on the top while frosting. Otherwise, like others have said this is a very dense, very sweet cake, but that doesn't mean it's bad! I had no problems slicing/layering the cake precisely because it was so dense and, well, cake is supposed to be sweet. Personally, I would prefer a lighter cake with more tartness so next time I would sub cake flour for AP flour and refrigerate the layers before attempting to slice them in half/frost them. I would also reduce the amount of sugar in the lemon curd to offset the sweetness of the frosting. Overall, this was a good cake and the individual slices look beautiful with the layering of curd & frosting.
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White Bean 'N' Barley Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2010
This is a nice, mild soup that would taste great alongside some crunchy, french bread. I used 2 cups of dried great northern beans (soaked for 8 hours in cold water), subbed zucchini squash for red pepper and added a dash of paprika. I also used 8 cups of water with 4 chicken bouillon cubes for the broth. Next time I might add more barley and puree ~1/3 of the beans to give the soup more texture.
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Creole Seasoning Blend

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
Great spice. I used it with Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya and also put some into a loaf of Alligator Animal Italian Bread.
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Alligator Animal Italian Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
I made this bread to go with my cajun-themed Valentine's Day dinner. As an amateur bread-maker, I found the assembly directions were easy to follow and the bread tasted great. I made this in my KA and added an extra 1/2 cup of flour and a tsp or so of the Creole Seasoning Blend from this site (to marry the flavors of the meal). This bread made a great centerpiece for our table ... while it lasted! I can't wait to try it with other animal shapes.
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Fried Okra

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
This was okay. I mixed some flour mixed in with the cornmeal and added salt and pepper after frying to boost the flavor.
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Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
I used 1/2 lb shrimp instead of a full pound and added 1 1/2 cups white rice to the crock when I put the shrimp in. I used the Creole Seasoning Blend recipe from this site as well. My husband loved this dish, and I loved how easy it was to prepare.
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Creamy Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2010
The only change I made was to add some cinnamon. This was a good rice pudding, but my mom's is still my favorite! Thanks for the recipe.
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Oatmeal and Wheat Flour Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
These were fabulous! Hearty, healthy, a breeze to throw together and very tasty. I made half the recipe and used 1 egg + 1 egg white.
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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
These are great. I subbed applesauce for vegetable oil and milk for yogurt and cut the honey down to 3/4 cup. I made half the topping recipe (which was still plenty), omitting the almonds. Mine baked for 18 minutes.
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Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2010
Fabulous! I left these to marinade overnight and the lemon/garlic flavors really popped. I broiled these on high for about 8 minutes on each side and they were perfect. Clean up was a snap since I used the same dish for marinading and baking (and storing the leftovers).
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Simple Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
Quick and easy, just the way I like it! I added a can of spicy chili beans and used ~3tbsp of Bill Echol's Taco Seasoning (from this site) along with some cayenne pepper. Next time I will use less water (it was a little soupy for my tastes).
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2010
These were a nice surprise. I don't normally care for sweet potatoes, but the black beans were a great contrast to their sweetness. For 8 jumbo burritos, I used 1lb dried beans and 2 medium sized sweet potatoes. These were great for dinner and even better as leftovers (I froze half the recipe individually and brought them to work for lunch). My husband has suggested that some jalapenos mixed in with the filling would make these taste even better.
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Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
Oh my, this bread is fantastic by itself, toasted with jam and for sandwiches! I made it by hand and used 2 cups bread flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour as I can't find whole wheat bread flour around here. I will definitely be making this again!
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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Perfect! I eyeballed all the ingredients and subbed chopped sweet dill pickles for relish.
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Busy Day Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
I used 6 partially frozen, bone-in chicken breasts (skin removed), seasoned with garlic salt and smothered with BBQ sauce. Cooked on high for 2 hours and on low for another 4 hours. My chicken was fairly dry after cooking, but nothing a little extra sauce couldn't cure. Next time I'll use dark meat.
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Garden Herb Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I give this 3.5 stars for taste/texture, but bump it up to 4 for ease of preparation. We still prefer Jo's Rosemary Bread from this site.
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Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I loved this! It was easy to assemble and tasted great. My husband (meat-eater) was a little skeptical, but it was hearty enough to satiate his appetite. I added a packaged of thawed, spinach and a tomato to the sauce. Next time I will experiment with different seasonings and extra veggies.
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I made these in my 12 square baking tin so I didn't have to cut them later. These are nuttier and less sweet than the Playgroup Granola Bars (which are still my husband's favorite).
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Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
These are a fantastic treat as written; however, I have made some modifications for my own taste: I sub soymilk instead of milk, reduce brown sugar to 1/2 cup, omit the vanilla extract and use all (1 cup) whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat & all purpose. After baking, I sprinkle the tops with a little white sugar and allow to cool. Make sure to store these in the fridge; they have a short shelf-life due to how moist they are after baking.
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I'm giving this recipe 3 stars since there is only 2tbsp butter and they taste okay, but I will not be making them again. The crust was good straight out of the oven, but the next day it was soggy - along with the rather tasteless brownies. Next time I want a brownie, I'll just surrender and use a different recipe that calls for a whole stick of butter.
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