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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2009
I wanted unsweetened applesauce for baking bread and stuff, so I omit the sugar and cinnamon, add an extra apple and 1/4 cup lemon juice, and used 1/2 water. Lemon juice made it taste real good!
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Orange Loaf

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2009
I didn't want to use margarine, so I've added about 1/3 cup extra orange juice and a dash of cinnamon. But I think I overbaked it, it was so dry. And the glaze, I was so worried about the glaze being runny so I cooked it too long and ended up with candied glaze. Which my husband loved it, by the way. Next time, I'll just have to watch my baking time. But overall, it was pretty good :)
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Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2009
The first time I made this yummy rolls, I made it exactly as written. LOVED IT!!But the second time, I wanted to try low fat so I subbed the margarine in the dough to applesauce and the margarine in the filling to honey. It tasted pretty good for low fat, but I like the original way better! I guess I'll have low fat, that is "if" I have to :p
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
I've never had zucchini bread before, but I wanted to try something different so I gave it a go. Excellent! I only used 3 tbsp. oil and added applesauce to the rest of the oil amount needed. A new discovery for me and will be adding this to my bread recipe!
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Microwave Chocolate Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 4, 2009
Loved the rich chocolate flavor!! So easy and so yummy! My husband raved about it. It's definitely a keeper! Thanks for the wonderful recipe ;)
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Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes

Reviewed: May 19, 2010
I think the amount of flour is off. I had to add 3/4 cup more to make soft dough otherwise the dough will be runny. There won't be any kneading to do! I live in Shanghai and there's this thing called "Dong Bei Qiang Bing" and it looked a lot like the photo here but this definately wasn't it. Because this so-called "pancake" lacks in taste and need sauce to dip it in. I've had many Chinese street food but this one is not for me.
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Pumpkin Pie Squares

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2010
This was okay. The crust kinda over powered the pumpkin pie taste so I didn't really like it. It's different, yeah, but I like the original pumpkin pie better. I think this crust tastes better with pumpkin cheesecake instead of pumpkin pie. I might try that later.
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Kelsandra's Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2010
Well, I didn't have cream cheese on hand so made vanilla icing instead. It might've been better with cream cheese icing since I thought the spice in the filling was way too much. It would've been perfect with just 1 tbsp. of pumpkin pie spice for me and my family. The dough was just perfect! Maybe because I didn't use canned pumpkin. I just microwaved diced Japanese pumpkin for 10 mins. and mashed it with a fork, cooled it and used it the next day for this recipe. Used about 2 cups of those and was perfect:) I was lucky since the pumpkin wasn't that watery this time around. (I use Japanese pumpkin all the time so I know.) Had hard time kneading though. Next time, I'll definately try it with cream cheese icing for sure;)
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2010
Awesome pancakes! My hubby doesn't really care for anything pumpkin, but he really really enjoyed these. He doesn't eat breakfast much, but this, he went for more. Too bad I only had 1 cup of flour left, so I had to halve the recipe. I use homemade pumpkin puree and added more milk to the batter. Will definately make it again! Thanks for the great recipe;)
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Pumpkin Cheese Bread II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
This bread was good but I thought it needed more spice. I didn't have any orange zest, so added 1/4tsp. vanilla as the other reviewer suggested and omit the cloves and up the cinnamon to 1tsp. I also didn't have 2 loaf pan, so I use 8x8 inch pan and worked out perfect. It took 70 mins. to cook. If I were to make these again, I'm gonna add a bit more spice and maybe throw in some walnuts or pecans.
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Pumpkin Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
Never tasted pumpkin butter before so i really didn't know what to expect. But it turned out pretty good. I added a little bit more apple juice since it was pretty thick to begin with. Other than that I followed the recipe to a T. I've heard mixing pumpkin butter with cream cheese tastes really great (sounds way awesome!), so I'm gonna try that. I bet it's gonna be delicious on bagels:)
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2010
All I can say is "AWESOME"!! I didn't have enough eggs so had to halve the recipe and baked it in a 8x8 baking pan. I didn't want to use all that oil, so I used 1 cup pumpkin puree and 1/4 cup canola oil. I accidently added 1/2 tsp. more cinnamon than called for, but turned out GREAT! Though I might use less nutmeg next time. I will definately make these again for sure! Thanks for the awesome recipe;)
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Milk Tart

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2010
Amazing! I've never had milk tart before but I wanted to make something different and so glad I made this! My family loved it! Smelled so good after sprinkling some cinammon on top. Well, obviously cinnamon smells really good;) I used tin foil pie pan and didn't have any problem with the crust sticking like the other reviewers said when they've used glass pans. I made these exactly as written and since it didn't state what kind of milk to used, I used skim milk (my family only drinks skim milk so used what I had in frige). I read one of the reviewer stating that 2% milk didn't work, so I was kinda worried at first, but it turned out GRAET!! It held its shape even after cutting into it. My husband wanted me to make some more, so I'll definately make these again:) Thanks for this wonderful recipe!
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Apple Pecan Cobbler

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
Outstanding!! Didn't have pecans since I live in China where those stuff are impossible to find, but it was delicious enough that my family enjoyed it. But wish I had some pecans, 'cause that'll most definately make these taste even better!! I'll have to make them with pecans when I get back home;) Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
Very nice, loved it!! I LOVE biscuits and gravy in the morning so this was AWESOME! I used all whole wheat flour and used canola margarine instead of butter. Very tasty! I'm gonna have to make them real soon. Great recipe;)
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Ono Butter Mochi

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
This tasted okay, but won't make it again. It's just my taste. I love mochi, but butter mochi isn't for me.
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Cinnamon Honey Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2010
Wonderful recipe! Can't stop thinking about it. I have the cravings for this all the time! Very addicting!!
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Key Lime Cake III

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
Oh, so GOOD! Made this for my husband's b-day and it was a HUGE HIT!! All my friends who came to his b-day party loved it including me! I was so pleased with this recipe. AWESOME!! Wouldn't change a thing.:)
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Aug. 29, 2011
Oh, so good!! I've made them w/ and w/o cinnamon, and I can tell you 1tsp. of cinnamon is a MUST! I've also used canola oil in place of butter since I'm living in China where butter and margarine are kind of expensive. But boy, canola oil works wonders!! It's always a hit among my family and friends. My Chinese friends even like these! Now that's saying something! Oh, another thing, I used blueberry jam instead of raspberry. So yummy!! Thanks for the great recipe. Will use over and over again!!;)
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One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 6, 2011
Very tasty! Had made them so many times and made some alternatives as well. Don't give me wrong, the original recipes is great as is. Instead of boiled water, I've added in 4 tsp. postom to the boiling water to enhance the chocolate flavor (I know some of you do it with coffee but I don't drink coffee so). I've also used same amount of mashed bananas in place of oil. Worked perfectly!! Sooooooo gooooood with chocolate frosting. Will definately make these again and again!
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