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Monkey Bread I

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
NOTE: not ALL tube pans are two-part. While I have used one-piece or two-piece tube pans, I am always cognizant to line the two-piece with parchment and cook it on a cookie sheet. Also be careful when using springform pans as even if they seem water-tight it may not be so.
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
very similar to the recipe i use making black bottom cupcakes. I'll try it tomorrow in a bundt pan and use a peanut butter frosting by request. When in my experimenting mode I might even try to modify the cream cheese filling for the cupcakes to add PB, reduce CC.....will let you know.
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Loaded Potato Pancakes with Hollandaise "Syrup"

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2010
Should wait until I make these for dindin to rate, but love everything, so will be to die for! Just released from the hospital I've been eating hashbrowns, eggs, and cheese 2-3x a day! Have everything on hand.....DH can make a steak, give me my eggs/taters/cheese! Thanks! pc
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Gourmet Caramel Apples

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
Every couple of yr I buy a 5# box of bulk caramel (only $23) from our local candy/cake store. Far easier for arthritic hands. Agree that if using apples from most stores, including organic, ARE coated with edible wax, so don't forget the boiling water dip---moments only. If able, purchase apples at a local ranch straight off the tree. These have no coating and are much smaller (tennis ball to fist size) than the lovely, showy ones sold at Saks and $$$$ stores. The upside is that peeeps can each have their own without feeling overwhelmed. Agree with refrig between coatings. Fav caramel-melting vessel for med-sm apples is my 2cup Pyrex measuring cup. Find it easy to dip/roll the apples without burning my hands or melting way too much. There is always leftover caramel, so tis easy to reheat and pour/scrape into a container to re-use (using "clean" technique assumed....no fingers, contaminants, etc.) Have had caramel last 2+ yr. wrapped in a plastic bag in a cool spot in the house. Surprisingly, no ants nor other pests so far. Yum....making these and choc/caramel/smoked almond turtles this weekend.
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Simple Baked Apples with maple

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
great as is because apple crisp is one of my fav things. trying to watch calories I want some of the flavor/texture without all the extra sugar/butter/flour or oats. Love Dutch Apple Pie but too sweet and dislike pastry crust. 1. As I prepped the apples I put in bowl with lemon juice (slow at this due to bad hands) 2. Used PURE maple sugar as it was in pantry. Would use pure maple syrup/brown sugar otherwise. 3. Used BOILED CIDER (ditto--in cupboard) instead of milk. 4. Mixed dry ingr in big plastic bag, added apples (drained) and shook. 5. IMHO too sweet so sliced more apples and added more spices/raisins/nuts. 6. Poured into larger casserole dish and baked until barely tender--our preference. 7. Great warm, but soooo good over greek yogurt and oatmeal in the a.m. I will def. make much more when friends help with the apple part! Wonderfully easy and can modify as your taste desires. Hmmm, dress up french toast, accompany pork chops....heck, eat with a spoon!
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Simple Baked Apples

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2010
great as is because apple crisp is one of my fav things. trying to watch calories I want some of the flavor/texture without all the extra sugar/butter/flour or oats. Love Dutch Apple Pie but too sweet and dislike pastry crust. 1. As I prepped the apples I put in bowl with lemon juice (slow at this due to bad hands) 2. Used PURE maple sugar as it was in pantry. Would use pure maple syrup/brown sugar otherwise. 3. Used BOILED CIDER (ditto--in cupboard) instead of milk. 4. Mixed dry ingr in big plastic bag, added apples (drained) and shook. 5. IMHO too sweet so sliced more apples and added more spices/raisins/nuts. 6. Poured into larger casserole dish and baked until barely tender--our preference. 7. Great warm, but soooo good over greek yogurt and oatmeal in the a.m. I will def. make much more when friends help with the apple part! Wonderfully easy and can modify as your taste desires. Hmmm, dress up french toast, accompany pork chops....heck, eat with a spoon!
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Quick Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2010
I prefer a less-sweet cake and a lemon glaze: sub 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice for water in cake. Add some lemon zest. When cool, make glaze of lemon juice, water, pow. sugar, and if desired, lemon zest. We have tons of lemons which I zest and juice then freeze to use the rest of the year. Granted, if you don't have it on hand, this is quite lovely and adaptable (diff mixes, nuts, fruits.) YUM!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2009
I love these as well as Felix's. Fav tip for all cookies: make the dough, refrig, shape into balls, and IQF on cookie sheet until solid. Store in plastic bags and shake out what you want to cook. Dough balls thaw quickly if you need/want to flatten. I much prefer just-baked cookies and often make 2-8 at a time in the toaster or sm. convection oven.
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Penne with Chicken and Pesto

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2009
I cut the recipe in half and served it over a large amount of wilted spinach. Used fat-free half and half (who invented the stuff, and why did I buy it?) Next time might go with low-fat sour cream instead of heavy cream.Went the easy way and used fresh relish tray on the side and homemade apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Yup, more fat cal than I needed, but the spinach and veg helped. Everyone seemed to like it.
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2009
omg! my new fav go-to sammy! i use natural almond butter and homemade low-sugar no-cook raspberry freezer jam. it's wonderful on killer grain bread but is elevated to a new level when grilled. thanks for reminding me of ways to spiff up an otherwise ordinary sandwich.
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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
Great call using serrano peppers instead of jalapeno: they are hotter but have a distinctive taste. Please do remove seeds and ribs. If unsure as to hotness, reserve some for adding later. Learned how to make this pico de gallo while living in a small Mexican village. Most locals made this daily sometimes roasting the tomatoes--different flavor but unnecessary imho. We love the chunky, crunchy nature so drain whatever type of fresh tomatoes, reserve juice if you prefer saucier version. I use more cilantro and onion and no salt. Fav use is over homemade pinto beans (easy, cheap, good protein, not fried) topped with any crumbly Mexican cheese.
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Spinach Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
This is a great recipe (see other reviews for yummy subs & suggestions.) My tried-and-true recipe similar to this is more quiche-like: egg beaters, soy sausage, spinach, red bell pepper, some cheese,onion, no flour, no fat besides the cheese. (can add low- or non-fat cottage cheese, drained, for addl protein) Hint: use foil liners in cupcake tins, cool well, and freeze. Though good served warm from the oven they are a boon to the busy: take frozen for a snack or lunch. They thaw easily. The foil cupcake liners make it very easy to remove the very low fat treat. Thanks!
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Pineapple Salsa

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2009
This is very similar to my tried and true corn slaw (minus the pineapple and cilantro.) I'll make it your way next time I have fresh pineapple and use it as a side dish. Sounds yummy--sweet, spicy, and crunchy. My pineapple salsa has only the fruit, cilantro, red onion, and serrano chili. I serve it over fish on a bed of wilted spinach with brown rice. Thanks for the recipe and lovely pic!
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Chilaquiles II

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2009
Staying in a small village in Baja CA I learned how delicious, humble, and thrifty recipes such as this can be. Chilaquiles are one of my favs: it's a different take on "chili mac" or "kitchen sink soup" where you use any/all leftovers. The locals would hand make corn tortillas daily. All leftovers were left to dry. I rarely use as much oil/manteca/fat as locals do: it's an important source of calories for many households as animal protein/fat can be scarce: one chicken/fish may be stretched for a week. I also love pinto beans and fresh pico de gallo topped with grated Mexican cheese. Some of these cheeses melt, others are the crumbly, pungent kind. Feel free to add what you have/what your family would like. Can use broth if you hate tomato sauce, diff. meat, soy protein/tofu, and can be casserole-like or more like nachos. Personally I use a very light coating of oil/cooking spray and crisp tortilla pieces in the oven instead of frying at all. Can use pre-made chips but we find it too salty.
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
This is similar to what we've been making for years: used 1/2 dijon mustard and 1/2 oil, omit basil, 2/3 c parsley, 3 cloves garlic and freshly-shredded parmesan. If using panko/bread crumbs with no seasoning be sure to add pepper and salt to taste (careful with the salt if using fresh parmesan) Whirl everything except oil/mustard in food processor starting with garlic/parsley. Can make in bulk and freeze. Tried and true. Next time I'll try it with some fresh basil!
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2009
Checkered flag to this! My subs thanks to others: 1c whole wheat pastry flour + 1c white flour, 2/3c sugar + 2/3c Splenda, 1tbsp baking soda, 1/3 c cocoa powder, 1c light sour cream, 1/3 c veg oil, no cinnamon,sifted mini chips w/dry ingr and stirred in at the last min. Made 6 recipes this weekend: loaf pans, bundt pan, reg cupcakes, jumbo cupcakes. Awesome way to use the garden bounty!
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Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2009
GolfingAndrew's review could be mine: my orig. recipe was from a local bakery 25+ yr ago. Hints: my cake recipe is about 1.5x this, so the filling/cake ratio works. I use foil cupcake liners,good quality cocoa,no salt, less sugar in each part, minichips, don't overmix the filling, and blend the cake ingred. in the food processor. Biggest tip: if the filling touches the edge of the cupcake it will still be yummy but not as pretty. These are wonderful,dense chocolaty, & not too sweet. If there are leftovers, haha, they freeze well. Note: a cake mix produces more of the jumbo cake-like muffins avail. at coffee bars. IMHO, these are absolutely delightful as written and one of my most-requested recipes.
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Shoyu Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2009
Great bones! No matter what your fav style of cooking may be, there's always room for a recipe like this.
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