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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2013
Great recipe with some of the recommended tweaks. Very quick to make, too! I doubled the recipe and subbed in half whole wheat flour. Brought eggs to room temp and warmed the milk a bit. And added a pinch of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. For a double recipe I also used 4 tsp of baking powder as someone recommended as 6 seemed like overkill for the double. They fluffed up great and tasted terrific. Got out the maple syrup -- I'm Canadian eh? And tossed out some strawberries and whipped cream and sliced cantaloupe on the side. Pancakes for dinner!
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Best Chicken Ever

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2012
I'm rating the recipe as written. With my changes I would add a star. :) Great recipe to use as a base for some great chicken, but needs more flavour and less cooking time. It might have been good for the recipe author to have included the onion and garlic salt in the Ingredients rather than buried in the directions -- many people seem to have missed that ingredient. Changes I made: used about a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with a few tablespoons of Ranch dressing, coated the chicken and let sit in fridge for about an hour before breading. I added 1 tsp garlic powder and some generous shakes of all-purpose (Lawry's) seasoning along with the Italian herbs, to the Cornflakes. Baked at 375 for 45 minutes. Breasts were cooked through and perfectly tender and juicy inside. Family loved them.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2012
This turned out beautifully, very quick to make, and the buttermillk "makes" it for sure! I just made it in a bowl after melting the butter in the microwave. Very moist and my family loved it. My own personal preference would be to cut the sugar to maybe 3/4 or 2/3 cups, as I found it to be very sweet for my taste.
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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2012
My rating is based on the recipe itself and not with substitutions, which then would give it a 4/5, I think. These were really good after I followed many other reviewers' suggestions. I doubled the spices and cocoa, and doubled the baking powder/soda as well. Even so, the muffins are fairly dense, don't rise much, and the batter really could use a little thinning out. I was tempted to add a little milk, but didn't. Maybe next time. The flavour with the spices doubled is excellent. I might add even another cup of zucchini next time. I also used half white and half brown sugar. And for those that think a cup of oil is a lot, don't forget the recipe is for 24 muffins, and that really is a negligible amount *per muffin.* Because I was nearly out, I used half vegetable oil, and half light olive oil. I am not sure if this mix would differ from one cup of veg, but I found the muffins quite dry even with a cup of oil. As I expected, storing them in an airtight container and letting them mellow together did help moisten them up somewhat. Good base recipe, just needed some tweaking to up the rating. My kids loved them.
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Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
Great, simple cake, quick to make and dense and moist. Like others, I had to bake it for more than 40 minutes in my 9x9, so I covered with foil after 30 minutes to prevent it from getting too dark. The first time I had only 1/3 cup sour cream and rounded that out with 2/3 cup FF vanilla yogurt. Worked wonderfully. Second time I had 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt and I rounded it out with 1/2 cup milk which also worked just fine. I added just a pinch of cinnamon, and chopped the chocolate chips roughly with a butcher knife just for personal preference. Great snacking cake, the family loved it. Thanks!
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Spool Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: May 4, 2009
These really have a fantastic flavour and are super-easy to make. Unlike other reviewers, I did not find the dough overly oily. However I did make the mistake of following one reviewer's advice and adding more flour, because I didn't have time to chill the dough. The cookies turned out cakier than I think they would otherwise have, and they were not as pretty because the edges cracked. Followed exactly, I am sure I would have had the same pretty cookies as in the picture. I should also have looked for a different spool. The one I used made it look like my cookies had the symbol for radioactivity on them! Ha!
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One Bowl Brownies

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
This was super fast and easy to toss together and they turned out great! I used semi-sweet squares, so reduced the sugar to 1 and 1/2 cups, which turned out just great - not too sweet. Based on another reviewer, added a pinch of salt. Also used margarine instead of real butter. Unlike others who have complained about them being tough to get out of the pan -- mine were just fine - no crumbling or stickiness. Used vegetable spray to coat the pan prior to putting the batter in. Ran a knife around the edges when they came out, then let cool about 20 minutes in the pan on a rack before slicing. They came away perfectly. We didn't add the nuts but those would have been great too. The kids loved these!
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Curry-Coconut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
Good basic recipe but I think the high ratings are coming from people's own tweaks to this recipe, and not the recipe itself. I used the recipe as a jump-off point as I realized as made it was not to our taste. We like it a bit sweeter, with a little salty and lots more curry. Used a whole can of coconut milk instead as the amount of shrimp (and we also used scallops too) wants it, especially if you want some over rice. We used extra red bell peppers, and some snow peas. I used 2 tbsp at least of curry, and probably about 3/4 tsp salt, and at least twice the sugar the recipe calls for. With the tweaks it was delicious! My rating is for the recipe as is. As is, it was too quiet and bland without enough complexity.
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Oven Fries

Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2006
This one has become my family's favourite. I'm finally reviewing it after making it about two dozen times! We sub paprika for red pepper flakes, works out just as good. These are flavourful and delicious. I bake them on an airbake style pan which makes them easier to flip and no charring. Great with some ketchup and mayo on the side!
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Tasty Tender Pork Tenderloin

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2006
Very tasty, and easy. Didn't have russian dressing on hand so found a recipe on here and used that. Worked out very flavourful, tender and juicy. If you have kids picky about onions, filter them out of the onion soup mix or just use onion soup base. Us grownups loved it as is though. Sauce drizzled over sliced medallions is delicious. Will make again!
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Chocolate Strawberries

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2006
Excellent and so simple! Don't add shortening or oil or milk, don't add a thing. Other recipes I tried turned out with the chocolate too mushy. This dried on beautifully with a good crunch. Used semi-sweet and would recommend staying with bitter or semi. The sweetness of dark or milk chocolate overpowers the fruit and makes it taste bitter. That's why bitter or semi works so well. My husband and children devoured these and husband asked if I'd bought them or made them. He thought I spent ages on them. What a keeper. Simple, decadent and delicious.
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Curried Coconut Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2006
Very good and just what I was hankering for. After reading the reviews, I left out the tomato sauce as I prefer a more true coconut curry flavor. I would NOT skimp on full-fat coconut milk on this, I'm sure the flavour would get lost with light. I used full fat and it was amazing. Only other changes I made were adding an extra tsp. of salt to bring out the flavours, and included a chopped red pepper. We served on rice. Husband loved it, and we'll definitely make again.
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Never, Never Fail Pie Pastry

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2005
Best pie pastry recipe I have tried - ever! Once chilled, it rolled out like a dream, and baked up nice and flaky. Unlike other recipes I have tried, there was more than enough for a double crust pie (some are so skimpy you're rolling pretty thin to make it stretch). Great flavour too. Thrilled to find it! Thanks Elaine!
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2004
Great flavour and quick to make! I always double this one because it goes so fast, and make a few modifications. I use half white, half whole wheat flour, and half brown and half white sugar, plus 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. My family loves these.
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