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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2011
This cake was really, really good! It is very chocolaty and SUPER rich, so don't cut yourself a big slice, you will never be able to finish it. The texture is along the lines of a chocolate truffle. I served it to my husband and a couple of our friends and they all said it was excellent. I was even asked for the recipe. I only made one minor change to the recipe itself, which was using 18 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the bittersweet chocolate. I baked it in a spring form pan and didn't bother with the water bath. I also added the butter in all at once instead of one piece at a time. Make sure your butter is at room temperature before adding it to the melted chocolate. If it is cold the chocolate will seize. It is crucial to bake the cake a day before you plan to eat it. When it comes out of the oven the center is very jiggly and it needs plenty of time to set up in the fridge before serving.
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Black Bean Soft Tacos

Reviewed: May 8, 2008
These were SO good and SO easy to make! I followed the recipe almost exactly as written. Only changes I made were I substituted dried cilantro for the dried oregano and I added 1/8 tsp. of cayenne pepper. I topped them with sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, sour cream and homemade guacamole. Will definitely make these again and again.
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Reviewed: May 30, 2010
Just by reading the recipe I knew that cooking it with water would make it very bland. I used 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the water and 1/3 cup of apple cider in place of 1/4 cup juice. I also stirred in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. I kept the cinnamon at 1 teaspoon, but didn't pour milk over the oatmeal. I thought it turned out good, but felt it still needed just a bit more flavor. Next time I'm going to use equal parts almond milk and apple cider and see if that helps.
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Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2011
I will never buy another angel food cake again! I followed the recipe exactly as written and it turned out perfectly. It was very moist and the flavor was excellent. I made this cake for my father's birthday and served with homemade whipped cream and sliced fresh strawberries for a lighter version of strawberry shortcake. Everyone LOVED it and asked to take home the leftovers.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
In my opinion this coffee cake is just average. I followed the recipe exactly as written except I didn't put the streusel in the middle, only on top, and there wasn't enough of it to even cover the entire top of the cake. I would definitely recommend at least doubling it, if not tripling it if you want streusel in the middle and on top of your cake. Also, the cake needed to bake for 50 minutes. It was still a little gooey in the middle after 40 minutes in the oven. I don't think this cake is good enough to make again. I'll keep searching for a better coffee cake recipe.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2009
Based on the name of these cookies I was expecting a lot more from them. They aren't terrible, but they are definitely not the best I've had. I followed the recipe almost exactly as written, except I used 2 x-large eggs because that's all I had and I omitted the nuts. Baking them at 350 was taking well beyond 10 minutes, so I knew the oven temp had to be increased. Also, the cookies were not browning and looked flat. After the first batch came out I increased the oven temp to 375 and baked for 11 minutes. The cookies seemed to have a better color to them and didn't seem as flat. As far as taste goes these cookies are decent, but I must say I've yet to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I like as much as Tollhouse. For me, that is definitely the recipe to beat. Will I make these cookies again? Probably not.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2005
I liked the idea of this recipe, but it definitely needed some tweeking. Originally I was going to follow the recipe exactly as it was, but then decided to cut back on the cumin and add more garlic. I gave it a taste and it was pretty bland, so I added cilantro, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and a few dashes of hot sauce. I also decided to add in some cooked spanish rice at the last minute. I ladeled it into bowls, stirred in sour cream and topped with cheddar cheese. I added broken up lime flavored tortilla chips as needed so they wouldn't get soggy. My boyfriend an I both thought the soup turned out great and will probably make it again. I would give the recipe 4 stars with the adjustments I made.
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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2011
These turned out great! Very crispy and lots of flavor. Baked them in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, then put them on the grill for another 5 minutes or so. We added the sauce after we took them off the grill. Will make again.
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Taco Seasoning I

Reviewed: May 1, 2010
This is a great seasoning mix. I always keep a batch on hand. Way better than any seasoning packet you'll buy from the grocery store. The only thing I do differently is substitute dried cilantro for the oregano and add in a little cayenne pepper.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2009
Excellent frosting! Halved the recipe to ice a 9x13 cake. A keeper for sure.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2011
These pancakes came out great! Very fluffy and tender. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I used pumpkin pie spice instead of all the individual spices. My husband and really enjoyed them and I will definitely be making them again.
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Frosted Banana Bars

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2009
My husband and I agreed this was a great recipe, but I wouldn't call them bars, it's a dense cake. I was expecting that though after reading the reviews and was looking to make a cake rather than bars anyway. I baked it in a 9x13 pan for 40 minutes and it came out very moist with plenty of banana flavor (I used 3 large bananas). I made Cream Cheese Frosting II (halved the recipe) from this site to ice the cake. The frosting was excellent. This cake would also be very good without frosting. I will make this recipe again.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2009
Excellent banana bread! My husband and I loved it, as well as a friend of ours. I used 5 bananas and followed the recipe as written except for adding 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. It was very dense and moist, just the way a good banana bread should be. I will make this again and again.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2011
I baked this cake for a friends' birthday a couple weeks ago and it was great! Everyone loved it. I made a couple changes, which were cutting out the oil completely and replacing it with one cup of no sugar added applesauce, as well as omitting the pecans since I don't like them. I used the Cream Cheese Frosting II recipe from this site, which has been my staple cream cheese frosting recipe for quite some time now. I will make this cake again for sure. It was excellent.
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Banana Cake VI

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2011
I made this cake for Father's Day and everyone loved it! It came out super moist with just the right amount of banana flavor. The only things I did differently were substituting light sour cream for buttermilk (didn't have any on hand) and cutting the powdered sugar down to 2 cups for the frosting. I will definitely make this cake again, but only occasionally, as it is a bit on the fattening side. Great recipe though!
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
This cake was really good on the day it was baked. The top was nice and crunchy and the inside was moist. But after sitting for a day the cake got really, really mushy, which wasn't too appealing. And the longer it sits, the mushier it gets. I made it almost exactly according to the recipe. The only alteration I made was cutting the vegetable oil down to half a cup and adding half a cup of applesauce. I did not put any sort of icing or glaze on this cake. The only way I will make this again is if I have enough guests over to ensure it will all be eaten on the day it's baked.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2010
Like many others have pointed out, this recipe turns out like a chocolate cake, not brownies, so if you are looking for a true brownie recipe, look elsewhere. I think that this tasted ok, but probably not good enough to make again. Besides the slightly "off" flavor, my main problem with this cake is that it was nearly impossible to spread the icing without the cake crumbling, so I had to leave the icing in it's own container and spread it on individual pieces as they were eaten. The icing is good and is the exact recipe that my mother has used for years. Again, this is a decent recipe, but nothing spectacular. I followed the recipe exactly as written.
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Blueberry Buckle

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
Excellent cake! Made the recipe as written, didn't change a thing. Only complaint I have about this, and it's why I didn't give it 5 stars, is that it took 60 minutes to bake! I knew it would most likely take more than the 25-30 minutes stated based on the thickness of the cake, but I didn't think it would take double that time. Regardless, I will definitely make this again. The topping is very, very good!
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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
I thought these muffins were just ok. I did change the recipe slightly by adding in 1/4 cup sour cream and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Also increased the chocolate chips to 1 cup and used regular size instead of mini since that's what I had on hand. The muffins looked and smelled great when they came out of the oven. As they cooled they became a little hard on the outside and the sugar topping cracked and started breaking off to reveal a pale (but fully cooked) muffin top underneath. I think that sprinkling coarse sugar crystals on top would probably be a better alternative. When I tasted a muffin I immediately noticed it was not sweet enough and had a little bit of a floury taste. I will try to make these again, but next time I will increase the sugar that goes into the batter and leave off the sugar topping. I'm not sure the sour cream I added really did anything as far as flavor or moistness goes, so I will leave it out next time.
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2010
These muffins came out very moist and delicious! My husband and I both enjoyed them. I made a few additions to the recipe which were adding 1 tsp. each cinnamon and vanilla extract as well as 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Will definitely make these again.
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