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Addictive Pumpkin Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2008
I lost a similar recipe and this one worked just as well. The cans of pumpkins available here seem to be slightly smaller (796 mL) so I cut the recipe back slightly using less flour and definitely less sugar. In fact, next time I'll use even less sugar, it really didn't need it. I like to add extra spice and pretty much doubles the spice quantities. I made mine with cranberries instead of raisins and also added orange rind, as recommended by the Joy of Cooking. Delicious. I also add a squirt of lemon juice to better activate the baking soda. As a true lover of all things pumpkin, I give this a big thumbs up!
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Healthy Banana Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2008
For a healthy snack, this is a great recipe. I did make a pretty big addition though and added 1 heaping tablespoon of natural peanut butter, as well as a tablespoon of maple syrup, raisins instead of dates, cinnamon, and some ground flax seed. I'll make them again for sure.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2008
I think these are great.
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Mom's Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2009
Quite good. I might try to make it a bit spicier next time.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2009
This was good. I suspect that I would have liked the addition of pineapple which many people recommended. I made half as muffins, and half as a loaf. I made them lighter by using egg beaters instead of whole eggs, apple sauce instead of oil, and only one cup of sugar though the apple sauce was sweetened so that added a bit of sugar. I had walnuts, not pecans, and also added raisins. The nutritional value with my adjustments came to 175 calories per serving.
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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2009
Delicious! I skipped the white sugar and just used 1 cup of brown sugar. I also added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg. Fantastic!
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Wacky Cake VIII

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
The only problem was that I accidentally overcooked mine so it was a bit dry. I put in a toothpick and it came out wet so I decided to wait a tiny bit longer. Max 4 minutes longer. Somehow that was too long! Strange. This recipe is also very good if you add some dry cherries in. Yummy.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2009
Delicious. I only needed half that amount and halving it worked out just fine. I also needed a chocolate icing so I added about 3 tablespoons of cocoa and it was delicious.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
Great! I used almond milk and whole wheat flour and added more spices. I put them in in the waffle iron and it made 8 large fluffy waffles. Wonderful!
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Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: Feb. 27, 2010
Excellent! Rave reviews all around! One important issue - it says that this recipe yields 12 servings so I decided to double the recipe to make 24 macaroons. Instead I got ONE HUNDRED. That is a lot of macaroons! So if you follow the recipe for one dozen be prepared for a lot more than 12. Also, if you're old fashioned like I am and you stir by hand, it's quite hard work to get it all together in the beginning but it's worth the work. Definitely blend the vanilla to the condensed milk before adding it to the dry ingredients. I coated the sticky balls with additional coconut (rolled them in more coconut) before baking which helped them to keep their shape. A silicone baking sheet works brilliantly for this type of baking. No sticking whatsoever. Delicious - and plentiful!
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Morning Glory Muffins I

Reviewed: May 12, 2010
This is a very good recipe. My own adaptation included maple syrup instead of sugar, all whole wheat flour, dried cranberries, and I made 12 larger muffins instead of 18 which came out to 235 calories each. Each muffin includes 60% of the daily recommendation of Vitamin A. Dry Ingredients: * 2.25 cups whole wheat flour * 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon * 1 tsp nutmeg * 2 teaspoons baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 teaspoon salt Wet Ingredients: * .75 cup maple syrup * 2 cups grated carrots * 2 small apples - peeled, cored, and chopped * 1 cup dried cranberries * 2 eggs or equivalent (I used egg replacer) * 1/2 cup apple sauce * 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil) * 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Topping: * 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts * 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ Combine wet and dry ingredients. Add topping. Bake at 375 for aprox. 22 minutes. The next time I'll just add the wheat germ in to the recipe and more nuts in the batter too. I find muffin toppings needlessly messy. Great recipe!
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Maple Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2010
I think that maple syrup is totally the way to go when making a fruit crisp. I'm trying to cut back my consumption of pure sugar, and maple syrup is a great option. Very tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
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Russian Salmon and Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2010
This is a very nice flavour combination. Next time, I think I'll try shredding or even mashing the potatoes and mixing that layer with mayo before laying it. I also think I'll crumble up the egg rather than slicing it as was suggested by some other reviews. When I lived in Russia that seemed to be the common thing to do and it holds together better that way when you serve it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2010
These are really hard to comprehend until you make them. I wasn't sure what to expect but they're terrific! I didn't follow the instructions properly the first time but they still turned out well enough that I was hooked. The second time I followed the instructions properly (completely dry kale, remove all stems) and they came out wonderfully. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
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Microwave Mochi

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
Great! I've wanted to make a sugar-free version of this for myself for ages and this finally gave me the confidence to do it. I used xylitol (a natural sugar alternative that's low glycemic) in place of the sugar and it worked really well. Next time, I'll use a tiny bit less since than the recipe calls for since I prefer it less sweet.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2012
Well, my batter was too thick so I had to add quite a bit more liquid. I like a thin crepes and the batter was simply too thick as directed. Otherwise, the recipe was quite fine.
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2012
Good recipe. I did make a few changes but it's the original, basic recipe that still sets the standard. In case it's helpful to someone, I tweaked things based on what I had in my pantry. Replaced the regular flour with light buckwheat flour, reduced the amount of sugar to half and used xylitol instead, plus some molasses. Extra raisins. Oh, and yogurt instead of buttermilk. A bit of cinnamon and real vanilla bean powder. Yeah, lots of tweaking but it came out great.
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