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Home Town: Alberta, Canada
Living In: Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Carol's Cinnamon Waffles
I followed this recipe verbatim, and it makes the best waffles I've ever had. I have a Black & Decker belgian waffle maker with no temp control, but a light that goes off when they're ready, and I find I have to leave them in a minute or two longer for a crispier waffle, but that is all. I was looking for a recipe for a waffle I could eat on its own without syrup or any toppings, and this was it! Wonderful, moist waffles that I can just grab to go. I brushed my non-stick iron with clarified butter instead of cooking spray, and I had no problem with sticking or burning. I'm having one right now with a coffee! I think I'd like to try them with apple or peaches! Mmmmmm! (I'm going to tweak them slightly and make them for dog treats, too! I had quite the appreciative audience while I was making them!)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2014
Mall Pretzels
Absolutely fantastic! After reading the other reviews, I wasn't really sure what to expect, but the recipe was perfect as is. The only thing was that I only had to add 3 1/2 cups a/p flour (I didn't have any bread flour left). I also cooked them in the middle rack in a convection oven on parchment for 7 minutes, which gave them a very nice, even browning. No burnt bottoms here! And I had absolutely no problem with the dough being overly sticky. The finished product turned out deliciously perfect. I think some of the people having problems may not have enough experience with making bread products. Bread can be very finicky (altitude, ambient temperature, humidity all make a difference), and after many years of making breads, personally, I know what to look for consistancy-wise. As you're kneading the dough (exactly 8 minutes for me), it should be tacky, but not sticky (kind of like the same tackiness as the sticky side of Post-It Notes), and very smooth. They rolled out beautifully as a nice, thin rope, too. I will be using this recipe over and over again, as I LOVE soft pretzels! Thanks for posting! And for those of you that they did't work out for... try again! They're awesome when you get them right!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2013
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Absolutely awesome! Nice thick batter to keep the berries from sinking, and so easy to make! The crumble topping is a very nice touch, although I only used half the mixture. I did get 8 large muffins from this recipe, and they go very well with a cup of coffee! I didn't have any problems with this recipe and I followed it exactly (although I did add some vanilla just 'cos I like it so much).

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Reviewed On: May 31, 2013

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