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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2009
I decided to double the amount of sugar and vanilla, and turned out a little too sweet for a carrot cake, so next time I will make the recipe as is, I am sure it will be perfect! Using only half of the recipe was the exact amount for a 9" double layer cake. Thank you! UPDATE: I followed the recipe exactly and turned out excelent! Half of the recipe made enough for 24 mini cupcakes and 8 regular cupcakes, with very little left over, thanks!
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: May 15, 2010
This is a great frosting, exactly what comes to mind when I think of a cake from my childhood :) It turned out to be pretty easy (using a stand mixer), and looked beautiful on chocolate cupcakes. I added 1/4 tsp almond extract to the recipe; maybe next time I will substitute fresh (1) lemon juice for the vanilla extract -goes great with a white cake-, just like my mom used to, thanks!
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
These are very good !!! I used 1/3 c. oil instead of butter, and added chopped pecans to half the batter, but these are not absolutely necessary, the regular ones were as good. I got 14 muffins total. Thank you !!
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2009
I followed the reviews and made this in the microwave (added the vanilla last), used this on a "fudge marble" bundt cake and came out delicious! I made the whole cake the night before, let it cool completely and refrigerated overnight. Then I let it sit at room temp for about 2 hours so the glaze wouldn't be so hard. Thanks for the recipe!
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Party Mimosa

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2009
I doubled the mango nectar and used half of the champagne. It was delicious, thanks!
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Sensational Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2009
This was very good. I followed the recipe exactly, only next time I will use the sweetened whipped cream from this site as someone suggested. Thanks!!
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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
These are great! I was careful NOT to over mix the batter, and also substituted the white sugar in the topping with brown sugar. I had some topping left, so next time I will make half of it or double the batter. Thanks for a delicious and easy recipe!
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Mexican Pumpkin Empanadas

Reviewed: Oct. 12, 2011
I only tried the dough, and it was delicious! Thanks for a great base recipe, you can use sweet or salty fillings according to need.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: May 24, 2009
We loved these cookies, they are delicious !!! Thank you,
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2013
I was looking for a kind of healthy cookie and these turned out to be a great option! I made a few changes: substitute coconut oil for the butter, used only brown sugar (1 1/3 c), a little more flour (1.5 c), doubled the baking soda (1 tsp) and reduced the salt (1/4 tsp). I used natural rolled oats (not the quick cooking ones) and liked them a lot! On the first batch I forgot the chocolate chips and we really liked them, so maybe sometimes I will leave those out on purpose. Oh, and half of the recipe made 16 cookies, Thanks for the recipe!
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Black Bottom Cupcakes I

Reviewed: May 18, 2009
I followed the recipe almost exactly (only used milk instead of water) and got 17 cupcakes using all the cake batter and cream cheese mixture. I had tried a similar recipe using a cake mix and I like this version better (chocolate batter from scratch). Thanks for the recipe!
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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: May 11, 2009
Great taste, thanks!!! Note: half the recipe made enough frosting for 24 mini cupcakes and 12 regular size cupcakes, with minimum left. I used a big star tip (wilton 1M).
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The Best Unbaked Cherry Cheesecake Ever

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
I liked this cheesecake a lot, topped mine with strawberries and some glaze. For me it was just perfect, not very sweet, like some said. Very easy to make, thanks!
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Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2013
I liked this muffins, but more importantly, the kids loved them! I think this is a great recipe if you are trying to give your family better options nutrition-wise. I used 1 cup white flour and 1 cup whole flour, coconut oil and coconut milk for the regulars keeping the same amounts as the recipe indicates, and used only brown sugar (1/2 cup in total). Also, added 2 tablespoons of cocoa as suggested. Thanks for the recipe!
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Healthier Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2014
I loved the idea of a healthier oatmeal cookie recipe, so went ahead and made a little adjustments to this recipe hoping my family would like it. These are my changes: substituted butter with coconut oil, used 1 1/3 c brown sugar in place of both sugars, doubled the vanilla extract, reduced the all-purpose flour to 1/2 c, reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp, omitted the cinnamon and dates, and added 1 c chopped pecans and 1/2 c raisins. The rest of the ingredients (eggs, baking soda & whole wheat flour) were kept the same as the original recipe. My family loved these!! :) I try to always have these already rolled into balls in the freezer, so I can just take them out of the freezer to room temp while the oven gets to 375F and bake them for 12 minutes, this way they are done but still a bit chewy and just delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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Play Dough Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2009
After reading the reviews, I decided to try these using another dough recipe (Best Rolled Sugar Cookies from this site also). These look beautiful! Thanks for a great idea!
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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2009
I reduced the amoount of sugar but I am not sure whether I used 2 or 3 cups. This is a good frosting, I used it on a chocolate cake and it was good, maybe a little too buttery for my taste, but overall it was a nice frosting. Thank you!
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Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2009
I think this is a very good frosting, maybe just not that firm for piping purposes, though. I only substituted confectioner's sugar (1 3/4 c), used it on a chocolate bundt cake and garnished with fresh strawberries. I cut the cake in half and put some frosting and strawberries in the middle, and did the same on top. Everyone liked it, mostly because it was not excessively sweet, thanks for the recipe !
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
It was the first time I ever made cookies and ended up baking somewhere between 180 and 200! I followed the recipe exactly for the first batch and they tasted ok for me, the second and third times I added 1 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla like many suggested and I liked them so much! (this way I would give 5 stars) The dough HAS to be refrigerated overnight, it is a great recipe. Thanks!
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Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Reviewed: May 9, 2009
I used a cake mix and filled 1/3 of the cupcake, then the cheese filling (which is great, I only think it could use a bit less salt), and then the other 1/3 of cake mix. I got 30 cupcakes. Refrigerated them in a sealed container overnight, they are delicious right out of the fridge, the chocolate chips are the best part, thanks for the recipe!
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